Save the date: PMRExpo 2018 from November 27 to 29
Written by: Sam Fenwick | Published:

The 18th PMRExpo will take place on November 27 to 29 2018 at Koelnmesse​, its usual venue.

In 2018, the professional mobile radio and control centre event is expecting to receive more than 4,300 visitors from all around the globe and more than 225 national and international exhibitors. Its patron is once again the interior minister of North Rhine‐Westphalia Herbert Reul.

The internationally oriented professional trade fair is accompanied by an extensive conference programme with a professional focus. The conference programme, which was previously split into the solo format ‘PMR Conference‘ and ‘Congress on Control Centres‘, will be combined under the title ‘Secure Communications Summit‘ into a three‐day conference programme with a focus on command and control centres. Accompanying the summit is the Secure Communications for the Energy Industry symposium and daily professional forums: International BOS Forum, Indoor Radio Forum, Professional Trade Forum, and Energy Industry Forum.

Secure Communications Summit
The Secure Communications Summit offers presentations on the topic of secure communications for professional end‐users and other current control centre topics:

  • Shared networks and campus solutions: One networks, many users, one solution?
  • Smart city between logistics and emergency: Where is communication necessary?
  • Digitisation and industry 4.0: Economic safeguarding through secure communication
  • The increased challenge of public transportation density – how secure communication can help
  • Current challenges in indoor radio
  • Critical infrastructures as targets: defence and cyber security
  • The last instance: everything Bluetooth, everything secure?
  • Operating a command and control centre: between security and efficiency.

To ensure a smooth communication at the summit, all presentations with be simultaneously translated into German or English during all three days.

Secure Communications for the Energy Industry
This one‐day symposium will examine topics specific to utility companies from the energy sector. It is intended for energy suppliers and offers the opportunity to address and discuss the following topics:

  • Current state of discussion: Communication networks for smart grid;
  • 5G for the energy industry;
  • KRITIS: Security analysis and security concepts according to BSI basic security;
  • Temporary mobile communication solutions for the blackout;
  • Future usage of the 450 MHz frequency range – status quo and framework for applying

PMRExpo Career
In 2ß18, PMRExpo offers interested young professionals a view into the professional opportunities in the industry of secure communication. The programme of the PMRExpo Career – Takeoff! Brings companies and students with corresponding fields of study together. The new dialogue formats not only offer companies the opportunity to attract professional interest of students, but also reach potential employees directly at the trade fair. The PMRExpo Career job board at the career stand and online increases the chance to find suitable professionals among the trade fair visitors.

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