Naval and maritime security

This market area provides the focus for the naval and maritime security interests of member companies of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI).  Member companies range from large corporations to small manufacturers and systems houses.  Their products and services cover virtually everything associated with modern warships, submarines, coastguard and other government related vessels.

Activities include: 

  • Organising the UK group, in association with DIT DSO, to major international trade shows such as DIMDEX, Euronaval, Exponaval and Pacific
  • Facilitating outward and inward trade missions to create business opportunities through greater international co-operation
  • Supporting companies in challenging discriminatory applications of regulations, lobbying for beneficial amendments on regulatory and fiscal issues through the Defence Industries Council
  • Fostering relations with UK parliamentary maritime interest groups, promoting dialogue between the maritime defence industries and UK and European non-governmental organisations
  • Organising networking opportunities through regular briefings, presentations, lunches and dinners, researching and disseminating information from the Ministry of Defence and data relevant to the maritime defence industry

The BNEA Council sets the policy and guides the activities for this market area, utilising the extensive expertise of its council members.  A list of council members can be found here.



Captain Christopher McHugh - Secretary to the BNEA Council
t: 0207 628 2555



November 2017

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Shipyard visit to Cammell-Laird Shipbuilders & Ship-Repairers in Birkenhead

15/11/2017 11:00 - View

The first of our series of shipyard visits will be to Cammell-Laird Shipbuilders and Ship-repairers & will include a tour of the yard to view progress on the polar research vessel, the Sir David Attenborough, under construction at the yard.


BNEA Council Meeting 2017

16/11/2017 10:30 - 12:30 View

The final BNEA council meeting of 2017

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SMI Annual Dinner at the House of Commons

24/11/2017 19:00 - 22:45 View

The Society’s Annual Dinner is an outstanding opportunity for members, their partners and their guests to enjoy the privilege of dining in a unique and exclusive location.

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PTG Council Meeting 2017

29/11/2017 14:00 - 16:00 View

The final PTG council meeting of 2017

Current Trends in Shipping 6th Annual Open Seminar

29/11/2017 10:30 - 14:00 View


BMEA Council Meeting 2017

30/11/2017 11:30 - 13:30 View

The sixth BMEA council meeting of 2017

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