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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (17/12/2012)

Events Calendar

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

5th Annual Conference on EU Space Policy
29-30 January 2013, Brussels, BE

Tackling Human Trafficking in Europe: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution
30 January 2012, Brussels, BE

FP7 FOCUS: Foresight Security Scenarios: Mapping Research to a Comprehensive Approach to Exogenous EU Roles (Final Symposium)
31 January-1 February 2013, Krems, AT

European Serious and Organised Crime Conference 2013
28 February 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Lone Actor Terrorism: Implications for Border Security
26 February 2013, Bucharest, RO

Border Security Conference
27-28 February 2013, Bucharest, RO

17th Annual International Symposium on Space Technology and Tele-Reach
5-7 March 2013, Strasbourg, FR

European Cloud Computing Conference 2013
7 March 2013, Brussels, BE

European Smart Grid Cyber and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Security
11-12 March 2013, London, UK

European Raw Materials Conference 2013
19 March 2013, Brussels, BE

Infosecurity Europe – Information Security Conference
23-25 April 2013, London, UK

Counter Terror Expo
24-25 April 2013, Olympia, London, UK

World BORDERPOL Congress
(Annual Gathering of Border and Migration Management Industries
3-4 December 2013, London, UK

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