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Upcoming European security conferences & exhibits

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

International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management
13-15 December 2016, Vienna, AUS

19th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems
13-14 January 2017, Zurich, CHE

9th International Cybersecurity Forum
24-25 January 2017, Lille, France

Cyber Defence & Network Security
24-26 January 2017, London, UK

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
30-31 January 2017, Rome, IT

10th Annual Border Security Conference
15-16 February 2017, Rome, IT

World Cyber Security Congress 2017
7-8 March 2017, London, UK

2nd Annual Rail Cyber Security Summit
14-15 March 2017, London, UK

The Future of Cyber Security Europe
16 March 2017, London, UK

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

InfoSecurity Belgium
22-23 March 2017, Brussels, BE

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

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

InfoSecurity Europe
6-8 June 2017, London, UK

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