The organisers of AOC Europe 2021 (previously Electronic Warfare Europe 2021) held an arms fair from 11-13 October 2021 in Liverpool.
What they say
“Meet world-leading experts to discuss their understanding of the issues, technology and capabilities that underpin evolving electronic warfare abilities, both nationally and in collective defence. Alongside a technical conference programme, the event features an exhibition area for specialist suppliers to showcase their technologies, products and services.” (aoceurope.org)
A strong and vibrant campaign is opposing the Liverpool arms fair. A protest in September 2021 was addressed by local Yemeni, Syrian and Palestinian speakers alongside Jeremey Corbyn, and the campaign been supported by local MPs.
The arms fair was also greeted with protests and a rooftop occupation on its opening day.
The event had been due to take place in November 2020 but, following campaigns by a local coalition, was rescheduled for Seville in May 2021. However, twenty organisations swiftly formed the Platform Stop Feria de Armas en Sevilla and Seville City Council cancelled the arms fair.
AOC Europe website: aoceurope.org
Exhibitor List: www.aoceurope.org/exhibitors#/
Organiser: Clarion Events