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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (15/03/2018)

Here are some upcoming events related to European civil security we think readers should be aware of:

Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defense and Security Sector Phase II
20-21 March 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

4th Annual European Data Economy Conference
22 March 2018, Brussels, Belgum

Two years after the Brussels attacks: The challenges of jihadist radicalization in Europe and beyond
22 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Certification, IoT and collaboration- ENSIA Industry Event
24 April 2018, Brussels, Belgium

9th Annual Internet of Things European Summit
15-16 May, Brussels, Belgum

Annual Privacy Forum
13-14 June 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Toulouse Space Show
26-28 June 2018, Toulouse, France

Farnborough International Airshow
16-22 July 2018, Farnborough, United Kingdom

3rd Workshop on Securty, Privacy and Identity Management in the Cloud
27 August 2018, Germany

Fundamental Rights Forum 2018
25-27 September 2018, Vienna, Austria

ICT 2018
4-6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria

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