The NATO Communications & Information (NCI) Agency and AFCEA Europe will organise the 7th edition of the NITEC - NCI Agency Industry Conference & AFCEA TechNet International in co-operation with the Ministry of Defence, Germany, this time in Berlin, Germany from 22 to 24 May 2018 and will bring together over 600 senior government, military and industry leaders, as well as defence and security experts.

As NATO fundamentally reshapes its IT infrastructure and continues to invest in priority capabilities including cyber, joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, air command and control, and ballistic missile defence, industry plays an important role in helping NCI Agency to take these initiatives forward.
NITEC18 will offer a unique opportunity to present NCI Agency’s digital endeavour and discuss how NATO and industry can collaborate to leverage new-generation information technologies to carry the Alliance into a digital future. 
The conference programme will feature interactive events to connect NATO, Allies, entrepreneurs, SMEs, tech start-ups, and commercial technology companies and other technology hubs across Alliance to increase NATO access to leading edge commercial technologies and technical talent.  
As in previous years, the conference will also provide a platform for extensive practical engagement with industry to discuss capability priorities and technological solutions needed to support NATO’s mission and to present upcoming business opportunities.

NITEC18 Highlights:

- Forum to discuss with industry NATO business opportunities in cyber, air and missile defence as well as advanced software and more, worth 1.7 billion EUR. See NCI Agency’s current Business Opportunities
- Direct access to and interaction with senior NATO programme and project managers.
- Break-out sessions to consider focused questions on the challenges and opportunities of re-fashioning NATO-industry collaboration to speed innovative solutions.
- Defence Innovation Challenge and SME Mentoring Programme, aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions from small business and academia in support of NATO C4ISR and cyber capabilities.
- The Next Generation Innovators Programme to stimulate "knowledge for innovation" approach and the types of skills necessary to build next generation information security experts.
- AFCEA TechNet International exhibition, networking opportunities and B2B Speed Dating workshop.
- Workshops on technological solutions needed by Alliance.
- Presentations on how to do business with NCI Agency and BOA (Basic Ordering Agreement) programme and processes.
- “Common Mistakes in Bid Proposals” discussed in interactive sessions.

Featured theme tracks:

- To be announced soon

NCI Agency
Tel: +31 (0) 70 374 3090
AFCEA Europe 
Tel: +32 (0) 2 705 2731