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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (19/06/2017)

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

European Union Institute for Security Studies: Implementing the EU Global Strategy
20-21 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Fourth ENSREG Conference on Nuclear Safety
28-29 June 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Workshop on EASA regulatory proposal for UAS operations in the open and specific category
5 July 2017, Köln, Germany

4th Annual Conference on Big Data Analytics and Data Mining
7-8 September 2017, Paris, France

Oceans Meeting
7-8 September 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

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

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

Our Ocean 2017
5-6 October 2017, Malta

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

EC3 – ENISA Internet of Things Security Conference
18-19 October 2017, the Hague, the Netherlands

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

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