TechNet Europe Lisbon 2020
Event organised by AFCEA Europe in cooperation with the AFCEA Portugal Chapter and
held under the patronage of the Minister of Defence, Portugal.
Challenging Times for National Security –
Technologies for Better Cyber Defence and Battlefield Resilience
Notice regarding COVID-19:
Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases all over Europe and particularly in the Lisbon Metropolitan area, it is with a heavy heart that we decided to postpone TechNet Europe this year. The conference and exhibition originally scheduled on 18 – 19 November 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal, will now to take place on 1 – 2 June 2021 instead, still in Lisbon at the same venue with a slightly adapted programme in order to cover actual developments. 


At AFCEA Europe’s flagship annual event, actual needs, developments and solutions are discussed in the area of military C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance), and governmental Cyber Security and Defence from a European and transatlantic perspective.
This unclassified conference brings together each year more than two hundred high-ranking experts and representatives from national and international defence and security organizations, from NATO as well as the EU, a range of knowledge institutions and many industry representatives. Traditionally, the Minister of Defence of the host nation takes patronage of the event and usually opens the conference, giving the most important keynote speech.
In the vast field of emerging technologies and constant challenges in C4/C5ISR some of today’s most pressing issues for Portugal, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship could be addressed (amongst others) during this two-day conference in keynotes and panel discussions:
- Defence and Security situation in a post-covid era
- Newest challenges in Cyber defence and countering hybrid threat
- EU, NATO and national responses in a new threat landscape
- PESCO projects, such as the Cyber Knowledge and Innovation Hub
- The recent push for digitalization and other technologies in government and military
- Cyber Secure mobile working
- Multi-Domain Operations
- Artificial Intelligence on the battlefield
- Digitalization on the battlefield
- Resilient military communications
- New Training Initiatives for more Cyber Resilience