From Berlin to Bonn and back to Munich. June marks the end of an exciting and intensive month in which the citema group toured around Germany.


Our trade fair tour started at the beginning of the month at ILA Berlin. 600 exhibitors from 30 countries and almost 100,000 visitors – the official results of ILA 2024 not only satisfied the organisers, but also us as exhibitors at the International Supplier Center ISC. This year’s ILA focused primarily on the sustainable transformation of the civil aviation, defence and security industries, which meant that the event also attracted a great deal of interest from German politicians.


At the same time in Munich, the Second Network conference of the TechHUB SBI Security and Defence, organised by Bayern Innovativ GmbH, brought together experts in innovative defence technology. This year, the citema group also presented its expertise in this field at the accompanying trade exhibition. The networking conference is an important platform for knowledge transfer and networking in order to strengthen the innovative power of the German defence industry. A project that the citema group is happy to support.


The current security policy challenges were also discussed at length at the PITS Public IT Security Conference at the Adlon Berlin in mid-June. PITS is dedicated to the topic of security performance management and brings together IT managers from various organisations, authorities, companies and academia. How pervasive is cybercrime? How can the investment backlog be solved? How and why are VPN accesses in particular now being targeted? And why does the CISO have to act as an interpreter? PITS impresses with extremely exciting discussion panels that create an interdisciplinary dialogue on the topic of IT security.


“Turning point in national security – resilience through disruptive, digital solutions” was the motto of this year’s AFCEA at the World Conference Centre in Bonn and could hardly be more topical. This was also reflected in the number of participants. 5000 trade visitors, an increase of 20% compared to the previous year, leave no room for doubt: Germany’s interest in digitalisation in the changed global security situation is huge! The AFCEA trade exhibition has been organised by (former) soldiers since 1986 to promote application-friendly information and communication technology. This year was citema’s first participation, but due to the high-calibre specialist audience, it will certainly not be the last.


To summarise, we can say that: Our expertise in the areas of system software development, cyber security and digitalisation in the security-relevant sector met with a great deal of interest in cooperation at all events. An informative month that continues to drive us forward. We would like to thank all visitors to our exhibition stands and look forward to continuing the interesting discussions.