Taking place on 7-9 June in Tallinn, Estonia, the 2016 NCI Agency Industry Conference and AFCEA TechNet International (NITEC16) provides an excellent forum to discuss NATO-Industry collaboration in a new era of shared risks. Held in the run-up to the NATO Warsaw Summit, the event will look to building resilience by developing and delivering secure C4ISR and cyber capabilities as NATO increases its defence posture and continues to bolster the readiness and responsiveness of its forces.
President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves will attend the event that is bringing together over 500 senior government, military and industry leaders, as well as defence and security experts. NITEC16 is organized by the NCI Agency and the Association for Communications, Electronics and Information Systems (AFCEA), in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Defence.
On this occasion, the NCI Agency will introduce current and upcoming business opportunities of up to 3 billion EUR in the areas of Air Command and Control, Core Enterprise Services, Command and Control, Education and Training, Cyber Security and Network Infrastructure Services. For a full list of business opportunities, please click here. To register for NITEC16, follow this link.
NATO-Industry Collaboration in a New Era
In a changed security environment, adaptation and building resilience is key for the Alliance's continued relevance and ability to respond. NITEC16 will focus on new ways of engaging with industry, adapted to the diversity and simultaneity of threats and rapid technological developments. This flagship event will also provide concrete opportunities to connect, exchange views and lessons learned, and collaborate with industry partners to support NATO capability development.
During the first day of the conference – the 'NATO-Industry Strategic Dialogue Day' – high-level speakers will address the key challenges the Alliance faces today and is likely to meet in the future. The discussion will focus on how strategic partnerships with industry, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), can enable the enhancement of C4ISR capabilities through investment in innovative, state-of-the-art solutions against high-end threats.
The following two days, 8-9 June, NITEC16 will present opportunities for collaboration, offering a forum to discuss the latest technological developments and provide information on NATO Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) business opportunities and capability priorities.