PASS 2023

The 16th International Personal Armour Systems Symposium

September 11-15, 2023 | Maritim Hotel and Conference Centre | Dresden | Germany

Dresden Museum of Military History

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About the Conference

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The International Personal Armour Committee (IPAC) is pleased to announce that PASS 2023 is hosted for the second time in Germany, at the Maritim International Hotel and Conference Centre in the City of Dresden, the capital of the federal state of Saxony. PASS 2023 will offer an outstanding opportunity for the exchange of views and experiences in the field of personal armour systems in an operational environment.

PASS is the only scientific symposium exclusively dedicated to the personal protection that brings together technical experts and scientists in that field. It provides a unique opportunity:

  • to interact with key players in this field of activities
  • to discuss the scientific and technological challenges
  • to discover the latest technical and commercial innovations

PASS 2023 will be the 16th in a series of symposia, which began at SCRDE in Colchester, UK.

PASS Symposia have been traditionally hosted by European countries every 2 years since 1990. The massive participation from North America has encouraged alternating the venue between the two regions. The last Symposium in 2021 took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The PASS Conferences attract more than 200 attendees from countries around the world.

Experts will share the results of the latest research and discussions will allow inputs from partici-pants. Attendees will include representatives from defence and academic research organizations, industry, military and police forces. Symposium subjects include personal protection, military and police body armour, helmets, EOD protection and associated medical implications. In conjunction with the symposium, there will be an industry area to allow the discussion, illustration and promo-tion of ideas and equipment from our sponsors and exhibitors.

The Personal Armour Systems Symposium 2023 is organized by:

International Personal Armour Committee

Bundeswehr Research Institute for Materials, Fuels and Lubricants (WIWeB)

German Association for Defence Technology Centre for Studies and Conferences