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Our key events

The Agency hosts two key conferences: NITEC and NIAS. These opportunities bring together NATO and industry to forecast what is next for the Alliance's capability development, and upcoming business opportunities. Check out the information below to see if either, or both are right for your organization to attend. More events can be found here.

 16-17 June 2021

NITEC Connect 2021

The NCI Agency will host the next installment of its free virtual industry conference, NITEC Connect, from 16 to 17 June 2021. This edition of the conference will focus on enhancing NATO's resilience through stronger partnerships. .Join us for inspiring keynotes and plenary discussions, virtual networking and mentoring sessions. As a part of the event, the NCI Agency will also be hosting a NATO Space Pitch Day.

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NITEC brings together more than 700 senior government, military and industry leaders to make connections and build relationships. Our flagship industry conference is focused on forecasting upcoming opportunities to do business with NATO. During this event we facilitate quality conversations between NATO managers, and small, medium and large enterprises.

Small Business Mentoring Programme

Our Mentoring Programme offers small businesses the opportunity to meet NCI Agency managers, as well as network with large companies in one-on-one sessions. Those conversations cover a large range of topics, including product development, marketing, seed financing, collaborating with partner companies and best practices when competing for NATO contracts.

More than 80 sessions have been conducted since the start of programme in 2016. High-level representatives from BT, Leidos, AT&T, GDIT, Leonardo, Symantec, Microsoft, Cisco and IBM have served as mentors, consulting small businesses operating in C4ISR, IT and cyber security.

NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS)

The Agency hosts NATO's largest cyber security conference, the NATO Information Assurance Symposium. The three-day event is unique opportunity for cyber security experts from across the Alliance to discuss best practices, exchange views and explore innovative cyber security solutions.