Naval and maritime defence

This market area provides the focus for the naval and maritime defence 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 UKTI 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 - BNEA Council Director
t: 0207 628 2555



March 2017

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Accessing Business Opportunities in the Naval Programmes of Australia

07/03/2017 10:00 - View

A seminar with presentations from the representatives of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) of the Australian Government and the UK Defence & Security Organisation at the DIT followed by an introduction to the Pacific 2017 exhibition in Sydney from 3 to 5 October.

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Society of Maritime Industries Board Meeting 2017

17/03/2017 10:30 - 14:00 View

The first SMI board meeting of 2017

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PTG Council Meeting 2017

22/03/2017 14:00 - 16:00 View

The second PTG Council meeting of 2017

Ports and Terminals Infrastructure Finance Themed Open Seminar-Discussion

22/03/2017 10:30 - 14:00 View

Invitation to meet Hugues Calmet, Global Head of Logistics Group, DNB Bank (London Branch) who will review the capital, debt and bank markets for the financing of port and terminal infrastructure and to look at the financing structures now employed in this sector.

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29/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 View

INMEX Vietnam will be held on 29-31 March 2017



29/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 View

INMEX Vietnam will be held on 29-31 March 2017



29/03/2017 - 31/03/2017 View

INMEX Vietnam will be held on 29-31 March 2017

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