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Network with over 16 different Nations at Social Media in Defence and Military Sector conference 2019

Natasha Boumediene (SMI) - 03 October 2019


Network with over 16 different Nations at Social Media in Defence and Military Sector conference 2019

SMi Reports: 16+ nations confirmed to attend the 9th annual Social Media in the Defence and Military conference in London this November. 

The Social Media in Defence and Military Sector conference will take place on the 20th and 21st November in London. As the importance of social media in the military and defence industries continues to grow, this conference provides attendees with the ability to look at the ways in which nations and key industry players are developing their strategies.

The conference is guaranteed to provide attendees with timely insight from industry leaders and the ability to network and interact with experts from leading military forces from around the world.

Organisations attending include:

Australian Department of Defence, Belgian Navy, Brazilian Army, CAF, Canadian Armed Forces, European Union Naval Force, German MoD, Hensoldt Optronics GmbH, Hong Kong Police Force, IOM, Italian MoD, Joint Special Operations University, USSOCOM, Leonardo, Ministry of Defense of Côte d'Ivoire MoD, MOD Austria, NATO, Norwegian National Security Authority, Pall Corporation, Pangaea Wire, I3 Gen, Romanian MoD, Swedish Armed Forces, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, RSAF, The British Army, Tajikstan MoD, UAE Military Attaché Office, UK MoD, US Army, USAF, VRAI and more.

With less than two months until the conference, interested parties are advised to register at to secure their place. 

With that said, this year’s event is anticipated to be the biggest to date, with networking opportunities from a wide selection of nations including: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikstan United Kingdom, USA and more.

Snapshot of featured speaker presentations:


·         Mr Matthew Clarke, Head of Digital Strategy, UK MoD discussing ‘How to be Great at Digital Communications-The MoD’s digital journey’

·         Alex Schillemore, Head of Digital, Royal Navy discussing ‘Holistic Approach to Digital’

·         WO2 Paul Barnes, SO3 Media Operations, The British Army discussing ‘Operationalising Social Media’


·         Colonel Paul Haverstick, Acting Director, Defense Media Activity, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US DoD discussing ‘Furthering Community Engagement between High-Level Leadership and the Public’

·         Lieutenant Colonel Arnel P David, U.S. Special Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff (British Army), US Army and Dr Aleksandra Nesic, Visiting Professor, Joint Special Operations University, USSOCOM discussing ‘Operationalizing the Science of the Human Domain for Effective Global Engagement - the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) Approach’


Lucy Ellis, Communications Advisor, Canadian Department of National Defense discussing ‘How the Canadian Armed Forces are Achieving True Social Engagement Through Social Media’

There are also two pre-conference workshops commencing on the 19th of November. The first of which will be led expertly by a strategic expert with experience serving in the Irish Armed Forces and now VRAI. SMI’s second workshop will be hosted by the former Head of Communications Services, NATO Headquarters.

The full event programme and speaker line up is available for download from the event website at: 

Social Media in the Defence and Military Sector

Conference: 20th – 21st November 2019

Workshops: 19th November 2019

London, UK


If you would like to showcase your solutions to key decision makers within the industry, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or


For delegate and group booking enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

About SMi Group:

Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at








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