TechNet Europe and TechNet International are the two annual “flagship-events” of AFCEA Europe, organized in European capitals and in cooperation with the respective Ministry of Defence. Additionally AFCEA Europe is always striving for partnership with NATO or EU bodies – in 2013, again, with the NATO Communications and Information Agency and for the first time with the European Defence Agency.
TechNet Europe 2013 was held on May 28 – 29 in Poland at the Hilton Warsaw Hotel in cooperation with the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces and the Warsaw Military University of Technology and focused on “Big Data – Security Challenge/Demand for Spectrum”, encompassing the defence and security sector as well as the commercial sector.
After 2004 this was the second time that the conference was held in Poland. It included an exhibition that provided companies in the field of communications, electronics and IT an opportunity to present their products to experts from all over Europe and the USA.
Also, the Warsaw Military University of Technology hosted the 5th AFCEA Europe Student Conference on 27 to 29 May which provided an opportunity for young students from many European countries to present and discuss short papers on subjects related to the conference theme “Information Society – Need for powerful Telecommunication Systems”.