Events listing

The following events might be of interest to you:

Security and Policing Home Office Event 2021


4000+ Home Office Approved Visitors | 320 Exhibitors | 80+ Countries

Security & Policing is THE official Government global security event, offering a world-class opportunity to meet, network and discuss the latest advances in delivering national security and resilience with UK suppliers, UK Government officials and senior decision makers across law enforcement and security from the UK and overseas.

Set to take place between 9–11 March 2021 at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre will offer a COVID-secure event experience with new online enhancements.

Enquires are now being taken for 2021 exhibitor bookings and visitors registrations will open in September 2020.

Hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre, the three-day-event welcomes over 320 exhibitors across 3,100sqm of exhibition, and over 4,000 Home Office approved visitors, with a comprehensive programme of keynote briefings led by senior Government Ministers, immersive experiences, live challenges and discussion panels addressing security and law enforcement challenges faced in the UK today.

Security and Policing 2021 will also include an increased online event offering with an enhanced online exhibitor presence and accessible digital content and features.

Location: Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hampshire.

Date: 09/03/2021 - 11/03/2021


12th ISICP VIRTUAL Meeting


The 12th International Symposium on Special Topics in Chemical Propulsion and Energetic Materials (ISICP) will once more host leading global experts; it builds on the earlier meetings that started in 1988

Location: On-Line

Date: 22/03/2021 - 25/03/2021


37th Process Development Symposium 2021



Process Development is the application of chemistry to the scale up of new synthetic processes from the laboratory, through pilot plant to full-scale commercial manufacture and into life cycle management. It is an extremely broad discipline, crossing the boundaries between synthetic organic chemistry, process technology and chemical engineering. The area of Process Development continues to be a challenging and important area for the research into and application of modern synthetic organic chemistry, as well as enabling technologies.

Location: Online Webinar

Date: 14/04/2021 - 16/04/2021




EVENT INCORPORATING - Ordnance Munitions & Explosives Conference | IExpE Annual Conference | Early Careers Symposium

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) is the natural home for anyone working within the explosives industry. IExpE prides itself in promoting best practices and therefore fostering the highest standards across all sectors of the industry.

IExpE is the professional body for the explosives industry that enables and promotes consultation between individuals, professional private organisations, government departments, and armed forces experts.

Fulmination 2021 is the all in one event incorporating the former Ordnance, Munitions, and Explosives Conference (OME), Early Careers Symposium and the IExpE Conference.

By bringing all sectors of the industry together Fulmination 2021 will provide greater networking opportunities to drive the industry together, towards tomorrow.

Location: Reading, UK

Date: 20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021


6th International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications 2021


ICEMA is an annual conference providing a yearly platform for delegates and members to present and discuss the latest research, and our delegates and members will have many opportunities engage in dialogues about Energy Materials and Applications. It also provides new insights and bring together scholars, scientists, engineers and students from universities and industry all over the world under one roof.

In the past 5 years, ICEMA has been held successfully in Seoul (South Korea), Hiroshima (Japan), University of Salamanca (Spain), Tsinghua University (China), and Paris(virtual conference). 2021 6th International Conference on Energy Materials and Applications will be held in Strasbourg, France on May 5-7, 2021. ICEMA features invited keynotes as well as peer-reviewed paper presentations.The conference is completely open (one needs to register first), you will not have to be an author or a discussant to attend. Submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, relevance to conference, contributions, and presentation.

The beautiful city of Strasbourg in France is the symbolic capital of Europe and seat of several major European institutions. The casual atmosphere of historical Strasbourg set in the beautiful Region of Alsace provides a backdrop of good food, comfortable facilities, and quick and easy transportation.

Location: Strasbourg, France

Date: 05/05/2021 - 07/05/2021


ICCTE 2021 : International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics


The International Research Conference Aims and Objectives The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it provides an exceptional value for students, academics and industry researchers.

ICCTE 2021: 15.

International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Chemical Thermodynamics and Energetics

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Date: 27/05/2021 - 28/05/2021


22nd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK21)


The 22nd Biennial Meeting of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK21) will take place in Chicago, Illinois in June 2021.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Date: 27/06/2021 - 02/06/2021


Close Combat 2021


Dates for the full event in 2021 are 29 Jun – 1 Jul.

Registrations for the 2021 event are also accessible via the CC2021 Registration button also above. The format will follow previous years being a combination of MOD and police briefings, industry and academic presentations, and a live-firing range day at COTEC. As previously announced, any registration for the cancelled 2020 event can be rolled over to the 2021 symposium, fixed at 2020 prices. However, if you would instead prefer to cancel your registration and wish for a full refund of any payment please contact us.

Location: COTEC

Date: 29/06/2021 - 01/07/2021


EFEE 11th World Conference on Explosives & Blasting


The EFEE World Conference on Explosives and Blasting has established itself as one of the key international blasting events. Our Helsinki conference in 2019 was attended by 485 attendees from 51 countries with a large industry exhibition including the biggest names in the industry. We are excited to announce that the 11th World Conference will be held in the superb city of Bucharest, Romania.

The conference will take place from Sunday 12th to Tuesday 14th September 2021 and includes technical presentations, an industry exhibition, technical excursions, educational workshops, welcome drinks reception and gala dinner.

This unique event draws attention from explosives users, manufacturers and drilling equipment operators as well as researchers and professionals involved in the construction and mining industry.

The technical sessions will be divided into key themes. Authors will present their papers in English to an audience in a lecture style format with some time for questions from the audience.

The conference will focus on practical papers on the following themes:

  • Blast Design Management
  • Blast Vibration and Seismology
  • Blasting Work Experiences
  • Construction, Mining & Quarrying (Blasting)
  • Demolition Blasting
  • EU Directives & Harmonisation Work
  • Explosive Detection for Security
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • New Applications and Training
  • Shot Hole Development
  • Technical Development

For any queries please contact us at

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Date: 12/09/2021 - 14/09/2021


Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021




DSEI connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders and the entire defence & security supply chain on a global scale. With a range of valuable opportunities for networking, a platform for business, access to relevant content & live-action demonstrations, the DSEI community can strengthen relationships, share knowledge and engage in the latest capabilities across the exhibition’s Aerospace, Land, Naval, Security & Joint Zones.

Location: The Excel, London, UK

Date: 14/09/2021 - 17/09/2021


Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium 2020


What is this event about?

Hosted online by Cranfield University, the Defence and Security Doctoral Symposium provides research students and early career researchers in defence and security with an opportunity to present their work to a sector-wide audience. It covers both technological and social science research.

Who should attend?

This event is designed specifically for researchers with an interest in defence and security research outcomes, including PhD and other research students and their supervisors, early career researchers, representatives from industry, government and other defence and security-relevant NGOs.

Why should you attend?

You will gain exposure to cutting-edge research being undertaken by research students and early career researchers; a breadth of understanding of key issues being investigated across technology and social science focused research; an opportunity to network widely; an understanding of key policy-drivers in defence and security; and an ideal opportunity to engage with defence and security employers.

We are seeking contributions in four areas:

  • Paper presentations (20 mins plus 10 mins for questions);
  • 3MT (3 Minute Thesis) competition (one PowerPoint slide);
  • Poster competition;
  • Digital image competition (one image and 100-150 words);

To contribute a presentation, or 3MT you need to be in your second year and onwards if a full-time student or fourth year and onwards if a part-time student. The poster and digital image competitions are also open to early career researchers and all research students who are at least halfway through their degree.

To take part, please complete and submit a registration form indicating which competition you wish to enter, then email the title of your submission and abstract to Caroline by midnight on 16th September 2020.

Key dates

  • Submission of abstracts by 16th September 2020.
  • Acceptance notification by 30th September 2020.
  • Paper/3MT/poster/digital image, accompanying presentational material to be submitted by Monday 19 October 2020.

All participants will have the opportunity to enter a draw to win a ticket to the SPIE European Security & Defence Symposium in 2021.

Location: Virtual Event

Date: 10/11/2021 - 10/11/2021


The 7th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Applications (ISEM2020)


The objectives of the 7th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their Applications (ISEM2020) include both fundamental researches and industrial applications relevant to energetic materials, and are to obtain an overview of the most recent international research efforts and to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to establish avenues for cooperation and collaboration.

Location: Hitotsubashi Hall, Tokyo, JAPAN

Date: 15/11/2021 - 19/11/2021


15th International Conference on Materials Chemistry


The international conference on materials chemistry has been a key meeting in the materials calendar for two decades. It's the flagship event for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division. Organised by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2021 conference will host some of the leading materials researchers from around the world. It promises to be a great forum for materials chemists to network with and build strong collaborations within their community and related disciplines.

Location: Online

Date: 07/12/2021 - 15/07/2021


32nd International Symposium on Ballistics



Enjoy the beauty of the area while you meet with colleagues from around the world in this unique setting. The symposium allows exposure to the most current state-of-the-art technology in ballistics, provides opportunities for interactions with some of the world’s leading experts in the field of ballistics technology and offers the chance to present, exhibit and share scientific research and development with international group of professionals. The society encourages the presentation of a wide range of papers at the ISB, from work in progress through to high quality scientific papers. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and share with others in the field.

For more information on sponsorships, exhibiting, and attending contact Clay Tyeryar at or +1 (703) 533-0251.

A “Call for Presentations” will be posted at

Location: The Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada

Date: 08/05/2022 - 13/05/2022


International Explosives Conference 2022 (IEC2022) **NEW DATES**


"Future Developments in Explosives and other Energetics"

An international conference on the fundamental science of explosives and other energetic materials for the research community.

Conference Themes:

  • Energetic Materials and Characterisations
  • Manufacturing and Processing
  • Responses to Stimuli
  • Advances in Experimental Techniques & Diagnostics
  • Theory, Modelling and Simulation

Location: Victory Services Club, London, UK

Date: 22/06/2022 - 24/06/2022


Gordon Conference on Energetic Materials


The chair is currently developing a description for this conference. This information will be available by August 26, 2021. Please check back for updates.

Location: Southern New Hampshire University | 2500 North River Road | Hooksett, NH 03106 | United States

Date: 26/06/2022 - 01/07/2021


51st International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT


51st International Annual Conference of the Fraunhofer ICT

With a different emphasis each year, cover scientific and technological progress in the entire field of energetic materials and the related disciplines.

Held annually for over 50 years, the conferences have gained worldwide importance, with hundreds of participants from more than 30 nations each year. The conferences are held in Karlsruhe’s Convention Center, one hour south of Frankfurt International Airport.

Energetic Materials – Exploring and Understanding

For decades, energetic materials have been the subject of research and development in many areas including synthesis, processing and characterization. Established materials – which have been in service for many years – are understood in more detail and new materials with special properties are sought and discovered. In this respect both well-known methods and new techniques such as data mining or new experimental technologies are important. The impact of these new techniques is as yet unforeseeable, but they open up new and interesting possibilities. The 51st International Annual Conference of Fraunhofer ICT addresses the full spectrum of research and development, from better understanding, improved processing and new formulations to the synthesis of new and interesting compounds, providing both in-depth knowledge and new perspectives.

Scientists participating in this conference have the opportunity to present their results and discuss them with their peers, to learn about the needs of the armed forces and to contribute their ideas for the future of energetic materials.

Main topics

  • New energetic materials
  • Synthesis and processing
  • New experimental and data-driven methods
  • Simulation and modelling

General information


  • Abstracts (to December 17, 2020
  • Reply to authors February/March 2021
  • Full papers April 2021 

The program will be published in April 2021.

Chairman of the Conference

Moritz Heil

Fraunhofer ICT, Pfinztal, Germany

Conference language


The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT

The Fraunhofer ICT in Germany is a unique research and development facility with competence in the fields of energetic materials, energetic systems, polymer engineering, applied electrochemistry and environmental engineering. It comprises the entire spectrum from basic research tasks to application in products according to its customers‘ needs. In the field of propellants and explosives the Fraunhofer ICT, with its 500 employees, is the only research institute in Germany to perform contractual research for the Federal Ministry of Defence, the national and international defence industry as well as commercial clients. Founded in 1959, the Fraunhofer ICT has gained an international reputation, especially in the fields of:

  • Material and processing technology
  • Formulation, characterization and manufacturing of energetic and polymeric materials
  • Mechanical and chemical processing technology
  • Substance and material properties and structure analysis
  • Combustion, reaction kinetics
  • Physical and chemical analysis of combustion and detonation phenomena
  • Energy balance and conversion
  • Sensor technology Environmental and safety engineering
  • Gas explosions and hazards
  • Environmental testing
  • Waste disposal and recycling

Location: Convention Center, Karlsruhe, Germany

Date: 28/06/2022 - 01/07/2022


16th International Detonation Symposium


The website for the 17th International Detonation Symposium, which will be held in the Summer of 2022, will be available in early 2021.

If you'd like to be notified when the Call for Abstracts opens, please send an email to with the following information: First and Last Name Organization City, State/Province (if applicable) Country Email address We hope to see you at the 17th International Detonation Symposium!

Location: TBC

Date: 15/07/2022 - 20/07/2022


ECC8 – 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress


2020 Event Postponed to August 28, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic that so deeply affects our lives and countries is not expected to end soon, and its consequences will be felt for a long time. In particular, satisfactory conditions for international scientific conferences to take place will certainly not be fulfilled in the next months. We are thus forced to postpone the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress. On the 3rd of May, 2020 the Executive Board of EuChemS, in consultation with the Scientific and Organizing Committee in Portugal were able to settle on a new date for the 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress.

This was no easy decision but was a necessary one, and the only appropriate option, given the enormous material and immaterial compromise already assumed by the local organization. We praise our supporters and all the body of EuChemS, in particular the organizers of the forthcoming event on the series, for joining the Portuguese Chemical Society (SPQ), with the support of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society (SPE), in the announcement of the new date of 8th EuChemS Chemistry Congress (ECC8), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from August 28 to September 1, 2022. 

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Date: 28/08/2022 - 01/09/2022