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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits (20/03/2017)

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

2017 World Border Security Congress
21-23 March 2017 Casablanca, Morocco

European Conference for Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism
22 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium

InfoSecurity Belgium
22-23 March 2017, Brussels, BE

European Robotics Forum 2017
22-24 March 2017, Edinburgh, UK

The 8th Annual Internet of Things European Summit
19-20 April 2017, Brussels, Belgium

1st Int’l Conference and Exhibition – Aerial, Surface and Underwater Unmanned Vehicles
17-19 May 2017, Marathon Bay, Greece

European Seminar on Defence and Security Procurement
29-30 May 2017, Berlin, Germany

2nd CBRNe Research and Innovation Conference
29 May – 1 June 2017, Lyon, FR

InfoSecurity Europe
6-8 June 2017, London, UK

Annual Privacy Forum, EU Agency for Network and Information Security
7-8 June 2017, Vienna, Austria

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