DX Korea 2018: A Rising Platform For Land Forces Equipment Display

Defense Expo Korea 2018

DX Korea 2018, Asia-Pacific’s largest ground forces specialized defence exhibition, is almost here. The exhibition will take place at the Korea International Exhibition & Convention Center (KINTEX). Wondering, what’s in the offing at the Defense Expo? Well, it will provide a platform for international defense & technology cooperation and trade. The show will also help domestic defense companies foray into the international market. And guess what, Defense Expo Korea will raise public awareness as well. It will showcase the latest developments in national security and the defense industry.

DX Korea 2018: Here’s Why You Should Consider Exhibiting

  • With global leaders and policy & key decision makers here, you could build relationships. Many organizations of international repute will also be in attendance, including:
    • Republic of Korea Army Headquarters
    • DAPA (Defense Acquisition and Program Agency)
    • KDIA (Korea Defense Industry Association)


  • The top industry professionals from across the globe will also attend the show. They will help you assess the emerging & changing land platforms, and military requirements.


  • DX Korea 2018 is an opportunity waiting to happen. You get to establish a connection with new buyers and business partners. In fact, you’ll have B2B meetings arranged for you. It’s not every day that you rub shoulders with VIP delegations from around the world, right?


  • The show provides the perfect platform for showcasing the latest technologies and innovations. Also, there’s a broad array of information and solutions on offer. This will attract the visitors in large numbers, and give you the opportunity to engage.

DX Korea 2018: Here’s What Else You Should Know

  • It’s a show where you can display and market defense products to international buyers. The best part is that you also reach out to VIPs and purchasing decision makers.  


  • The exhibition will have two different parts. Business days will be from September 12 to September 14. And, public days will be on September 15 and 16. Visitors under 19 years of age cannot enter the exhibition hall during the business days.


  • The show will have a series of events and programs:
    • Live fire & maneuver demonstration. A showcase of product quality and capability for visitors, exhibitors, and international delegations.
    • International conference and seminars. A networking opportunity for academia, industry, government, and military.
    • R.O.K Army Promotional Events
    • R.O.K. Army “Homecoming Day” Veteran’s Reunion


  • AROKA (Association of the Republic of Korea Army) is hosting the exhibition. KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) is co-organizing it.


  • The previous edition was a huge success.


DX Korea 2018

  • This edition will be no exception. If anything, it will be bigger. With 250 exhibitors from 30 countries, that’s a given.


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Exhibitors at the Defense Expo or DX Korea 2018 will bring a lot to the table. Weapon systems and military equipment will be on display. So will be the equipment for counter-terrorism, security and law enforcement. Unmanned systems and security & IT sector will have their share of exhibition space. In short, the visitors have a lot to look forward to. And to make sure they come your way, you must stand out. Ask us how!

The UAV Technology Conference: Of Insights, Briefings, And More!

the UAV technology conference

The Annual UAV Technology Conference is all set to return with its 3rd edition. The two-day event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on 26th and 27th September 2018. UAVs now play a crucial role as a tactical and operational tool for the armed forces. As a result, the event has grown to become more important than ever. Also, there has been a dramatic increase in threats and the proliferation of technologies. This has led to an increasing need for developing cost-effective, cutting-edge capabilities. Do your capabilities support operations through augmented ISR, lethality, and mobility? Because if they do, this is the event for you!

The UAV Technology Conference: Here’s What Lies In Store

What would the conference bring to the table? Solutions to unmanned aerial platforms. And not only that, it will also shed light on how to better use these solutions during missions. The event will also address the growing need for counter-UAV capabilities. These capabilities are now accessible to state as well as non-state organizations. So, it’s high time someone addresses them. That’s exactly what this international symposium will do.


  • Civilians now have access to Commercial off-the-shelf solutions (COTS) to unmanned aerial systems. But, this ready availability has its share of implications for the military. The UAV Technology Conference will attempt to address the said implications.
  • A community of experts, friends, and allies will be attending the event. They’ll all be here for information exchange and to strengthen relationships. The event reflects the need for nations, armed forces and industries to come together. There will be several briefings on the growing need for countering UAVs. And of course, the technologies available for doing so will also be a part of the discussions.
  • The UAV Technology conference will help you develop a clear understanding of UAVs. But guess what, you will also get the chance to be a part of a community of leaders and experts. Not to mention, this community impacts the growth of these technological assets.

The UAV Technology Conference: Reasons Galore

  • Are you looking forward to get your hands on UAV and counter-UAS capabilities? Look no further. That’s what this networking event focuses on.
  • How about getting useful insights? Wondering who would offer these insights in the first place? Experts from the leading countries in the domains of automatic & unmanned technologies. The US, the UK, Poland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Finland, etc.
  • The event will witness engrossing discussions. Wouldn’t you want to discuss existing and emerging applications of unmanned aerial platforms?
  • Last but not least, you could meet & greet key technology providers. They spearhead unmanned aerial capability development and have a lot to offer.


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SMi’s UAV Technology conference has had successful trysts so far. The 3rd annual edition won’t be any different. If anything, it will far exceed the expectations, because of the rising importance of UAVs. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Rather grab it with both hands. Ask us how!

AFA Events: Opportunities For Professional Development & Networking

AFA Event 2018

Two of the major AFA events are making a comeback this September. The Annual Air, Space & Cyber (ASC) conference will see experts from across the globe. Air Force leaders and members of the academia will be here too. They will explore the challenges facing America, the aerospace community and Air Force. The other event, i.e. the National Convention will rather focus on shaping the association. It will attract AFA members from all over the world.

ASC 2018: Air Power, Space, Cyber Developments & More!

Looking to gain new insights and skills that could help advance your career? Look no further. AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference (ASC) is where you can do all this and more. You will see the latest innovations in air power, space, and cyber capabilities. And guess what, you’ll also get enough time to bond with fellow airmen. Here’s what else lies in store:

  • Inspiring addresses from recognized leaders in the Air Force. Who’s to say a little inspiration won’t go a long way in helping you take your career to the next level?
  • ASC, the premier event for defense and aerospace professionals, will see the who’s who. Senior leaders from Air Force and experts from government, industry, and academia. They’ll all be here!
  • ASC and the technology exposition will see over 130 companies showcasing their capabilities. They will have access to more than 100,000 square feet of space. And during the three-day run, they will get over 21 hours of exhibit time. The best part is that 44% of these are are non-compete hours.
  • Two popular and well-attended receptions are also in the offing. These will help the exhibitors and Air Force leaders network and exchange ideas.


From engaging speakers to panel discussions, there’s a lot to look forward to. Including of course, the coveted technology exposition. It will feature the latest solutions for tomorrow’s problems. And yes, this year’s theme is “Multi-Domain Operations: Leveraging the Full Spectrum.” Intriguing, right? ASC will take place from September 17-19.  


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Quick Fact:

Did you know that ASC 2017 saw more than 9,000 attendees? For three days, they had access to informative speaker sessions. And there were 138 exhibitor booths that they could go to.

AFA’s National Convention 2018: Shaping The Future

The AFA’s National Convention precedes the ASC. It is an opportunity waiting to happen. The AFA members get to shape the future of the Air Force Association or AFA, as a delegate. The convention will take place on September 15-16. Here’s what will be in the spotlight at the convention:

  • Opportunities to meet & greet the other field leaders from across the country. You could always share the best practices with them, or the other way around.
  • AFA Field Awards Dinner. It will be here that exceptional volunteers and chapters will get recognition.
  • A Memorial Service and Wreath Laying for honoring the AFA and Air Force leaders
  • Training for current and potential AFA Field Leaders
  • A “Meet and Greet” for spouses and guests
  • There are many other activities on the table. They are all aimed at helping AFA delegates and guests make the most their visit. After all, they’ll be coming all the way to National Harbor and the Washington D.C. area.


Being at these events could be an opportunity to touch base. Or a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bring your capabilities to the fore. Either way, you must put your best foot forward.  Ask us how!

Modern Day Marine: Finally A Show For Marine Corps. Pack Your Bags!

Modern Day Marine 2018

Modern Day Marine 2018 is a premier equipment, systems, services, and technology exposition. It is a 2-day event that will take place at the Quantico Station, Quantico, USA. The event will run from September 25 through September 27. So, what can you expect to see at this event? Innovative displays, trailblazing computer simulations and technology systems and equipment. These are all designed for the Security & Defense industry, for the likes of U.S. Marine Corps.

Modern Day Marine: Here’s What You Must Know About The Event

Did you know that the Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by MCB Quantico? MCB or the Marine Corps Base is the home base of the exposition. It has some key responsibilities, including:

  • establishing requirements,
  • developing equipment and systems,
  • and buying the equipment & systems that the Marine Corps will count on in the future.

These crucial functions go a long way in positioning Modern Day Marine or MDM.

Quick Fact

Did you know that MCB is home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command?

Coming back to the exposition, the exhibitor profile includes:

  • Ground Combat Arms,
  • Fixed Wing & Helicopter Aviation Elements,
  • Operational Support Units,
  • Law Enforcement & Corrections,
  • Food Service,
  • Medical,
  • Communications,
  • and Computers.

So, if you are into any of the above, this is the perfect event for you.

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Modern Day Marine: Here’s Some More Handy Information

MDM is not your everyday exposition. For one, it’s not open to the general public. The exposition is only open to:

  • Department of Defense,
  • Defense Industry affiliated personnel,
  • U.S. military,
  • law enforcement,
  • and industry/consultant representatives.

That said, foreign military and student organizations can also attend the event. But, they need prior registration.

Here’s what else is in the offing:

  • There will be a Golf Tournament on September 24, before the actual event. This tournament will take place at the Medal of Honor Golf Course, Quantico, Virginia. It will benefit the Young Marines of The Marine Corps League and the U.S. Marines Youth Foundation. Be there at 8:30 AM if you want to be a part of the tournament.


  • The coveted “Enlisted Awards Parade” will take place on Wednesday, the 26th. The best part is that both military and civilian attendees can witness this event.  So, which all marching units will you be seeing in action? The Marine Barracks, 8th & I, and the Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps.


  • The last day of the event coincides with “Family Day.” Yes, you guessed it right. This is the day when your children can also attend the event. But, make sure they are under 16 years of age and are not all by themselves. A parent needs to be with them.


Modern Day Marine is an annual affair. It has been the go-to event for 30-years and sees about 500 vendors and 8,000 attendees every year. The event attracts quite a few attendees from the larger DOD community. So, if you are there, you would get the chance to rub shoulders with some of them. Exciting, right? But, it calls for putting your best foot forward. XS Worldwide can help. Ask us how!

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Defence Exports 2018: A Conference On Defence Trade Compliance & More!

Defence Exports 2018

The 13th Annual Defence Exports conference will return to Rome, Italy soon. The conference will convene on the 19th and 20th of September. SMi’s Defence Exports conference is a leading event for defence trade compliance. It attracts government officials and industry professionals from around the world. The 2018 edition will also be a global affair. Here’s what the conference has in store:

Defence Exports 2018: What’s In The Offing

  • Insights

Government officials and senior international trade compliance professionals will speak at the event. Delegates will get to hear about regulation controls. Topics include ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement.

  • Best Practices

Ever wondered how the leading organizations manage their global trade programmes? Well, you’d get your answer at the event. Take note.

  • Possible Solutions

The best part is that you’d get to know of the challenges facing the defence trade in 2018, if you don’t already. Who’s to say that a series of engrossing discussions won’t lead to some possible solutions?

    • Issues likely to get discussed include:
      • The US Presidential administration’s pending clarity on their intentions about trade reform
      • Trade control developments on both sides of the Atlantic. The Brexit deadline is drawing closer. So, it’s high time that we discuss these developments.
      • Cyber-attacks have been on the rise. It’s more urgent than ever to come up with risk management strategies. Strategies that could help adapt to the dependence on cloud-computing and cloud-services.

Defence Exports 2018: Why You Shouldn’t Miss It

  • Been looking for ways to follow the ITAR and EAR control controls from within and outside the US? Look no further. The event will give you access to practical guidance on compliance.
  • The Defence Exports is not your everyday conference. It’s not every day that you network with the heads of international trade compliance. Nor do you get to meet & greet the heads of export controls from Europe, North America, and other parts of the world.
  • The defence industry has its fair share of technological advances and innovations. This event could be your chance to keep up with the times. Guess what, you’ll learn about the latest regulations & controls chasing the said innovations.
  • Cyber intrusion and export control violation could pose some serious threats, right? But, how do you combat these threats? Not sure? Well, the leading representatives, spearheading defence trade, are already doing it. How about taking a few lessons then?
  • Do you think that the political landscape will have an impact on the defence trade globally? Of course, it would. Not only in 2018 but also for the years to come. Join the discussion at the event and find out how far the effect could go.


The Defence Exports conference 2018 will see the who’s who in attendance. From trade compliance managers to heads of export controls, everyone will be here. You’ll also rub shoulders with the heads of dual-use controls. So, it’s important that you put your best foot forward. XS Worldwide, being one of the leading event and trade show companies, could help you do exactly that. Get in touch right away!