From 25 to 27 March, at the NCI Agency's NATO C4ISR* Industry Conference & AFCEA Europe's TechNet International 2014
in Bucharest, Romania, senior officials from the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency will update Transatlantic Industry leaders on potential upcoming business opportunities in the area of C4ISR and communication capabilities to support NATO missions and operations.
Following its 2013 Industry conference in Rome, it is estimated that up to 2 billion Euro worth of business opportunity will be announced in areas to be highlighted later this year at the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales. Last year, over 600 senior European and North American Industry representatives attended the Agency's first Industry Conference following the establishment of the NCI Agency as part of the NATO Agency reform.
The conference, "From Assets to Services - Capability Delivery in the 21st Century," will be held under the Patronage of the Prime Minister of Romania.
The aim of this conference is to give early warning of potential business opportunities coming up in the next 18 months so that Industry can prepare for competition. Some of the projects are yet to be approved by NATO's resource committees and may be impacted by changes in NATO's operations and missions. Several projects however have already been authorized and call for bids will be launched.
"This year's event will also enable small and medium enterprises to better compete for capability investments critical to NATO," Mr Gijsbers, General Manager NCI Agency stated in anticipation of the event. Mr Gijsbers will give a keynote address on 25 March at the RIN Grand Hotel Conference Centre.
Some of the specific opportunities to be discussed included:
- Way forward for largest IT Modernization within NATO to date;
- Next generation of cyber defence;
- Ballistic missile defence FOC – critical capability;
- Continued sustainment and investment in the Air Command and Control (C2) Programme;
- Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance including NATO-owned and -operated Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) capability;
- Core enterprise services – keeping NATO connected including new NATO HQ;
- Command and Control services – keeping the political and military headquarters connected;
- Support to CIS – static and deployed capabilities to support every NATO operation.
Registration for the event closes Monday 18 March 2014, register now at: https://www.etouches.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=67592&
To find out more about the business opportunities on offer and the NCI Agency visit: www.ncia.nato.int or follow us on Twitter: @NCIAAcquisition
This conference is organized in partnership with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) "TechNet International".
*Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance