Check back regularly for updates about each show.
The global defense trade show circuit was expected to make a full comeback this year after a coronavirus hiatus. That is, until the fast-spreading delta variant started sowing fresh doubts on which events will take place and in what format.
Here is an overview of some of the remaining year’s biggest events, with information from organizers on what to expect. While much of the information is fluid, most are requiring masks and promising additional cleaning. Stay tuned for some form of vaccination requirements, which continues to be an uneven process for individuals traveling across the Atlantic, for example.
FEINDEF, Madrid, Nov. 3-5.
In-person or virtual? The second installation of the newcomer trade show in Europe aspires to be an in-person event.
Masks required? Masks must be worn at all times, according to the organizer.
Additional policies: The event promises to control the number of visitors allowed into the venue each day. The organizer website says aisles will be one-way, while handshakes will be discouraged. (Updated on Oct. 14)
Dubai Air Show, Nov. 14-18
In-person or virtual? The Dubai Air Show is planned as an in-person event.
Masks required? Masks must be worn at all times, and those who don’t comply will be fined, according to the conference website.
Additional policies: The event website promises temperature screenings and social distancing. Crowd density and venue capacity will be monitored in real time, it says. Handshakes will be discouraged. (Updated on Oct. 14)
I/ITSEC 2021, Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29-Dec. 3
In-person or virtual? The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference is set to be an in-person event.
Masks required? Masks must be worn at all times, according to the conference website.
Additional policies: All attendees are required to attest to their vaccination status, though they do not need to upload their vaccination cards, the website notes. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated or choose not to respond must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of arrival, must wear a mask, must physically distance and should not attend if they have symptoms of COVID-19. (Updated on Oct. 14)