In cooperation with AFCEA UK Chapters  

The New Face of War? Refresh the Approach to the Digitalisation of our Armed Forces!







Mandy Rizzo
Phone: +32 476 633 187





Directions to the venue: Google maps

Nearest Tube Stations

The QEII Centre is within walking distance of a number of London Underground stations. Plan your journey and find up to date travel information on the TfL website.

  • St. James’s Park – 4 mins walk
  • Westminster – 5 mins walk
  • Victoria Station – 14 mins walk

Nearest Rail Stations

  • Charing Cross – 12 mins walk
  • Victoria – 14 mins walk
  • Waterloo – 18 mins walk

Directions from Airports: 

  • London Underground: Take the Tube from Heathrow Airport or the DLR from London City Airport to Westminister Station.
  • Train: National Rail train services take you from Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, Stansted Airport and Southend Airport into central London.
  • Bus: National Express coach services operate from Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport, and Stansted Airport. You can also take local buses from London City Airport and Ensign Jetlink from Southend Airport.
  • Car: Googlemaps itenary
  • Taxi: Taxi fares

The Santander cycle scheme provides access to 12,000 bikes and 800 docking stations across London. There are several docking stations close to the QEII Centre, including at the adjacent Storey’s Gate, and Abbey Orchard Street, a five minute-walk away. Click here for more information.


You can walk to the QEII Centre from all over central London, giving you the chance to explore the city on on your way. 


Car Parking

There are several car parks within walking distance of the Centre but parking spaces are limited.

Van and Car parking is available at the Q-Park Westminster, which is a 7-minute walk from the Centre.

Disabled Parking

Blue badge holders are permitted to park on the QEII Centre forecourt free of charge. Parking in this location is subject to availability so please call ahead on +44 20 7798 4000 to enquire.

Disabled passengers arriving by taxis or alternative vehicles may disembark on the forecourt.

Alternatively the nearest Blue Badge disabled parking bay is located on Matthew Parker Street. Alternatively, a little further away, there are bays on Tothill Street and Old Queen Street. Please see Westminster Council’s website for further information.

For more information about QEII Centre visit their FAQs page



National Rail and Tube Strikes are planned during the week of the conference.

National rail strikes and Tube strikes are planned the week of the conference. Please be sure to leave plenty of time to arrive at the venue for the conference. Walk, cycle and take the bus or alternative transport when you can. Check Google Maps and the Transport for London app to find the best routes. See the links below for help.

Tube strikes: Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 October 2023 

A trade union has announced strike action on Wednesday 4 and Friday 6 October. If the strikes go ahead, there will be severe disruption across the whole Tube network.

Elizabeth line, London Overground, DLR and trams

Elizabeth line, London Overground, DLR and tram services are not on strike.

National rail strikes

There are national rail strikes on Saturday 30 September and Wednesday 4 October 2023, with severely reduced services running. Check the National Rail website

Useful links:



The conference is being held under Chatham House Rule. 


In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, if you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the conference or black-tie dinner.


Business attire or military uniform for active duty military when applicable.


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