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CONCEPT OF EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE FUTURE FORCES 2014

FUTURE FORCES Exhibition & Conference 2014 (FF14) is a highly recognised international event in defence and security field organised biennially in Prague under the auspices and supported by the Czech Ministry of Defence and Chief of Defence, civil and military parts of the NATO HQ, EDA, EUROPOL, FBI, FSMTC, European GNSS Agency, CAA, AFCEA, EMPA, and other national and international institutions.

The philosophy behind FF14 continues to remain true to the Exhibition’s origins and in compliance with the principal objectives and actual core tasks of the Alliance and its Partners across the globe, namely the Connected Forces Initiative, Smart Defence, future potential crises and lessons learned from the latest operations. Exhibitors and visitors will thus still be able to become a part of what has always made this Exhibition so unique - the atmosphere of trade, information exchange and the forging of relationships. From workshops, live demonstrations and panel discussions on what Armed and Security Forces need today, to one-to-one talks with civil and military experts at international levels on the demands of tomorrow, the Exhibition is geared around people being able to meet with each other and develop business.

Unique Gathering Place of Industry, Public Sector and Experts

The FF14 will host a wide range of exhibitors, who will have the unique networking opportunity to present their state of the art or future technologies and solutions to the relevant participants, and to acquaint them with their capabilities. The experts will give the exhibitors insight into the acquisition programmes, latest standardisation and quality requirements.

FF14 Main Expert Focus

The FF14 is a unique show that brings together industry, military and civil experts. All workshops are tailored to ensure relevant experts’ and industry-focused experience. Furthermore, every session is chosen for its value and ability to advance the professional development of each attendee. Members of military research and development, logistics and acquisition organizations are also on hand to share their experience with you.

  • Future Forces Protection, Equipment and Training – Topics related to soldiers, Special Operation Forces, Police, Private Military Companies, Security Agents and Guards, Integrated Emergency Management System. Experts will meet the exhibitors and discuss new technologies, fabrics and trends in combat clothing, lightweight ballistics and CBRN protection, setting tactical requirements for national soldier systems (part of acquisition system), fragmentation, flash and fire, concealment, noise, environment, load-carrying system, soldier burden, uncomfortable items, integration options, and other important issues
  • Logistics – The Czech Republic’s leadership in the multinational logistics initiative provides unrivalled opportunity for industry representatives to address attending high ranking military logistics executives.
  • CBRN – Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence Centre of Excellence (JCBRND COE) based in the Czech Republic, annual meeting of the JCBRND Capability Development Group.
  • Unmanned Systems, Future of Drone Warfare – Discuss and present the services and equipment the drone industry provide and need, innovations, lessons learned, future prospects and legal aspects of the drone deployment in combat, training, reconnaissance, monitoring missions, future battlefield and protection of forces using drones (UAVs, UGVs, USVs, UUVs) and other robotics.
  • Camouflage, Concealment, Deception and Obscurants – Present your capabilities, development and new materials in the area that is highly required; meet the experts who deal with the recent and future requirements of armed forces regarding these topics.
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FSEC 2012 Prague

The 10th anniversary of the international fair Future Soldier Exhibition & Conference (FSEC), which was held in Prague on 17-19 October 2012 under the auspices of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, Defence & Security Association (DSIA), AFCEA and many other organisations, and supported by NATO HQ, NSA, NSPA, NCIA, NATO MILMED COE, NATO JCBRN Defence COE, EDA, EUROPOL, or European GNSS Agency, has become a major international event representing the latest technologies in the defence and security field.

This year, the main goal was to support the Czech defence and security industry and the Alliance’s main tasks, such as cyber defence, counter-terrorism and organised crime fight, smuggling and human trafficking, protection of critical infrastructure, soldiers’ protection, combat training or monitoring of a large area. Another very important goal was the active cooperation with Allies and partners, international organizations (EU, UN, OSCE, etc.), private sector, academia, and potential investors.

2012 was the 10th jubilee of this event which greatly contributed to information and knowledge exchange between the NATO countries and their Allies on the current trends and needs in the area of ​modern defence. FSEC 2012 followed the conclusions of the 2002 Prague Summit, where Cyber Defence was mentioned for the first time and consequently integrated into the Alliance’s agenda. The current development in the field of Cyber Defence and Smart Defence requires our utmost attention.

The fair was accompanied by a number of significant events, such as the congress of the European Military Press Association (EMPA), regular NATO LCG Land Engagement working group meeting and international conference “Future of Cyber Security and Defence” organised under the auspices of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). The conference was primarily focused on the new trends in the field of information and communication technology, security of public sector network, defence and security forces’ networks, cooperation between academia and the private sector, and many more current topics that were raised during the discussion panels.

FSEC boasted a great reputation in the international defence and security community since its inception. It has so far attracted many high ranking officers not only from the NATO HQ, but also the NATO, PfP, Mediterranean Dialogue and Istanbul Cooperation Initiative member countries and partners. The fair was visited by a total of 60 official delegations from more than 45 countries. Official delegations consisted of representatives of the political, as well as, professional military community.

Organizers of the FSEC 2012 contributed to the individual meetings of private sector representatives with the Ministries of Defence and Armed Forces’ leaders in the form of round table dialogues, panel discussions and company presentations. These meetings and presentations significantly contributed to establish or deepen the business relations of all participants.

Year 2014 will follow the concept of focus on the latest trends in modern defence and security and will offer all participants a much deeper and modern approach to achieve their needs. Year 2014 will be a tailor-made event fully supporting the B2B activities and interaction between the public and private sector.

2010

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FS 2010 Czech Republic

The 9th edition of the international exhibition Future Soldier was held in Prague under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. The exhibition was focused on individual components of the "Dismounted Soldier" and was attended by industry and national representatives of NATO member states, PfP and Mediterranean Dialogue countries and was co-organized along with the LCG/1 working group focusing on Dismounted Soldier.

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2008

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FS 2008 Czech Republic

The 8th edition of the international exhibition Future Soldier was held, for the second time, in Prague, under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. The Future Soldier 2008 was focused on research results, new technologies and materials, concepts and opportunities for international cooperation in implementation of the integrated system of soldier of the future and on securing the interoperability of individual components in wartime and peacetime operations. The trade fair was designed for industry and national representatives of NATO member states, Partnership for Peace and the Mediterranean Dialogue countries in the field of modern combat dress, personal protection devices, soldiers' equipment and battlefield equipment.

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2003

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CCIE 2003 Slovakia

The 7th edition of the international NATO CCIE Exhibition was held in Nitra (Slovakia) from 15 to 17 October 2003. The exhibition was organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Defence of Slovak Republic and the NATO international committee. In view of this cooperation, high ranking officials of national armed forces; commanders in the field of logistics, observers and experts from NATO member states, Partnership for Peace countries, as well as numerous international and local companies dealing in commodities relevant to this unique trade exhibition, participated. NATO EXHIBITION Slovakia CCIE 2003 enabled suppliers, sub–suppliers and new entrants to the industry, both manufacturers and trade companies to promote their products, production capabilities and projects for cooperation related to field equipment of soldiers and their personal outfits.

2000

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CCPE 2000 Prague

The 6th edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in Prague (Czech Republic) from 28 to 30 October 2000. In the previous year the Czech Republic had made history as the country had become full–fledged member of NATO. The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic and the NATO AC/301 sub group B with the United Kingdom chairmanship. It was the first time the exhibition had been open to unlimited number of commercial participants. It also featured a dynamic presentation for the first time in its history.

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1997

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CCPE 1997 Oslo

The 5th edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in Oslo (Norway). The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the NATO AC/301 sub group B with the GBR chairmanship. This group marketed the personal equipment of soldier. The venue of the exhibition was a military area with limited number of commercial participants.

1994

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CCPE 1994 Toronto

The 4th edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in Toronto (Canada). The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the NATO AC/301 sub group B, marketing the personal equipment of soldier.

1991

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CCPE 1991 London

The 3rd edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in London (United Kingdom). The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the NATO AC/301 sub group B, marketing the personal equipment of soldier.

1988

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CCPE 1988 Paris

The 2nd edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in Paris (France). The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the NATO AC/301 sub group B, marketing the personal equipment of soldier. With the NATO member nations participation only.

1985

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CCPE 1985 Lisboa

The 1st edition of the international exhibition of the Combat Clothing & Personal Equipment was held in Lisbon (Portugal). The exhibition was organized under the auspices of the NATO AC/301 sub group B, marketing the personal equipment of soldier. With the NATO member nations participation only.