The international conference on maritime security and defence

Hamburg, 10 - 11 september 2020

The conference programme for the upcoming SMM will be published in spring 2020.

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How can the maritime industry prepare for security issues such as future military and non-military threats or technological developments of manned and unmanned platforms?

Review 2018: Are navies and naval industry prepared for future challenges?

For the seventh time the international conference on maritime security and defence (MS&D) was held in Hamburg during SMM, the world’s leading maritime trade fair. The focus of the international conference held on 6 and 7 September 2018 was on current and future challenges to maritime security and defence. Twenty renowned naval, industrial and science experts discussed topics such as how to protect international ocean trading routes, when and how to deploy naval forces on crisis missions, as well as cybersecurity issues.

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Review: Security Route

Find here exhibitors of SMM 2018 who were presenting their products and services on the Security Route:

Security Route 2018

INTERVIEW: China - long a security factor to be taken seriously in maritime power dynamics

Jan Wiedemann, co-publisher of the magazine NAVAL FORCES and Chairman of MS&D 2018, spoke to Dr Sarah Kirchberger, Head of the Center for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security, Institute for Security Policy, Kiel University (ISPK), for the upcoming International Conference on Maritime Security and Defence (MS&D).
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In the past, common weapon systems were not even in the discussion. This might change. To accomplish that we should harmonise regulations so that cooperative initiatives can be realised. The industry is willing. What is missing is long-term planning.

Dr. Hans-Christoph Atzpodien
Chairman of the Federation of the German Security and Defence Industry

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