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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (18/09/2017)

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

Fifth Consultation Forum for Sustainable Energy in the Defence and Security Sector
19 September 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece

Europol Intellectual Property Crime Conference
19-20 September 2017, Antwerp, Belgium

6th SAFA Regulators and Industry Forum
21-22 September 2017, Köln, Germany

Cyber Security Week 2017
25-29 September 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

5th Annual Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference
27-29 September 2017, The Hague, Netherlands

European Cyber Security Month Kick-Off Event 2017
29 September 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

Military Airworthiness Conference 2017
11 October 2017, Athens, Greece

Aviation: The Journey to Achieving Effective Safety Management
16-18 October 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

Europol – ENISA Internet of Things Security Conference
18-19 October 2017, The Hague, The Netherlands

2017 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights
20-21 November, Brussels, Belgium

Annual European Defence Agency Defence and Security Conference
23 November 2017 (TBC), Brussels, Belgium

BiDS’17: 2017 Conference on Big Data from Space
28-30 November 2017, Toulouse, France

9th Community of Users on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies Workshop
5-6 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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