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Mobile Deployable Communications

6 February, 2014 - 7 February, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Returning for its 7th year the 2014 Mobile Deployable Communications Conference will address the key topics of CIS networks and tactical communications, C4ISR standardisation, interoperability across the global armed forces, operational experiences and future technologies.

The role of the communications systems has evolved hugely in the past 15 years. Simple having the ability to send text information is no longer adequate.

Military units are now relying on communication networks to relay information with sound, images, video. All of the military communication networks have to be secure, meaning that no interception is possible thus militating against reduced operational integrity.

Contemporary military operations, peacekeeping and stabilization missions require from the armed forces to take actions in unknown and very often distant areas. An example may be the mission of the Armed Forces in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Military operations are carried out in vast areas with poor telecommunications infrastructure. In such circumstances only modern systems of satellite communications may provide fast, reliable, interference- and interception-resistant information transfer in command centres, operating units and other sub-units (logistic, engineering, etc.).

This year the conference will address the communication equipment used by global armed forces when deployed, illustrating that the practical elements are just as significant as the technology which supports deployed soldiers.

Key Military speakers will deliver case study and experience led presentations giving delegates the opportunity to learn about and then discuss the experiences of other nations.


Event highlights include:

  • Hear the UK MOD most recent update on UK Land Environment Tactical CIS
  • Join the discussion on EU militaries working towards a truly mobile communications system during an interactive panel discussion
  • Learn about the Italian view point on Network Centric Warfare
  • Listen to a focused energy supply presentation from the Ministry of Defence, Austria
  • Hear how the challenges of SOA - based communications in the tactical domain will effect ongoing operations from the Polish Institute of Military Communications Institute
  • Discuss the current withdrawal from Afghanistan


Don’t miss the interactive half-day conference workshop on:

Mobility & Deployability for Emergency & Post-Disaster Recovery Communications
Hosted by: Martin Jarrold, Chief,International Programme Development at Global VSAT Forum


"Great discussions & briefs. It was interesting to get the different perspectives & lessons learned from key speakers from industry & national militaries. Good exchange of information on deployable comms & CIS networks."
US Army

"Very good Conference – well worth attending”

"Excellent organisation and relevance of presentations”

"This conference provided me with some useful information and proved to be an excellent professional experience"
Royal Marines

"A very interesting & reliable conference. The event was inspiring & gave me many ideas which I hope will help me in my future work."
Slovakian MOD

"As always, flawless organisation and a good selection of speakers"


Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11
1019 BR Amsterdam

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


  • Antonio Gucciardino, Scientific Co-ordinator (Former Director General of the Italian Land Armaments), University of Roma-Tor Vergata
  • Aurel Sabó, Deputy Commander, Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
  • Claude Rousseau, Senior Analyst, Northern Sky Research (NSR)
  • Col. Angelo Gervasio, Italian General Secretariat Of Defence, FORZA NEC Directorate, Vice Director, Italian Army
  • David Lawford Mee, Busines Development Manager - Defence - Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia, Cisco Systems Limited
  • Edwin Tromp, Vertical Solutions Architect, Cisco Systems
  • Giuseppe Curro, Head of Training Management, Nato Communications And Information Systems Operating And Support Agency
  • Horst Treiblmaier, Chief of Communication, Ministry of Defence, Austria
  • Joanna Sliwa, Head of C4I Systems, Military Communications Institute
  • Kamran Arshad, Senior Lecturer in Communications Engineering, University Of Greenwich
  • Krasimir Yordanov, Chief IT & Security Branch, EU Military Staff
  • Lawrence Poynter, Product Director, iORA Software Limited
  • Martin Jarrold, Chief, International Programme Development, Global VSAT Forum
  • Michael McCarthy, Director of Operations and Program Manager, US Army
  • Nigel Beer, Principal Consultant, Communications and Electronics Practice, PA Consulting Group
  • Nils Gaute Prestmo, CIS Task Group, Norwegian Armed Forces
  • Peter Sapaty, Director of Distributed Simulation and Control, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems
  • Rear Admiral Phillip Wilcocks, former senior British Royal Navy officer, Chairman, iOra
  • Robin Edgar Hansen, Team Leader SW design, RUAG
  • Senior representative, BOWMAN and tactical Communication & Information Systems, DE&S
  • Steve Scott, Yeoman of Signals, 30 Commando Communications Squadron, Royal Marines


Event details

SMi Defence
6 February, 2014
7 February, 2014
Movenpick Hotel


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