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The SMi Group are delighted to announce the 9th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 1st and 2nd October 2014, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

This is your opportunity to discuss and network with key government officials and industry leaders from the U.S, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Understand and utilize the latest updates on international export control regulations, especially the 2014 ECR changes.

With the recent U.S export control reforms, industry is faced with the reality that export controls are becoming more complicated and the risk of non-compliance is higher. This conference is designed to give those working in the industry the insight and tools they need to survive the recent changes and work toward greater success.

At SMi's 9th annual Defence Exports conference you will gain valuable information from government officials and industry leaders on the crucial U.S Export Control Reforms, key national export control reforms and plans for regulation changes in the future. Understand how the U.S. reforms will affect regulations within the EU, factors affecting compliance programs, voluntary self-disclosure, anti-corruption issues, TAAs, enforcement trends and the plans for key policy harmonisations across member states. Listen to presentations from countries such as the U.S, UK, France, Japan, Canada, Israel, Netherlands and Germany and analyse global developments between friendly countries.

This conference will also take an in depth look at regulations dealing with dual-use items, the USML & ITAR, the Commercial Control List & EAR, licensing protocols & applications, embargos & sanctions, and other controls impact on defence companies' global trade operations.

Last year's attendees appraisals:

AIRBUS Group (Export Compliance Advisor) -- "Excellent event, the best one."

Defence Science & Technology Agency, Singapore (Procurement Manager) -- "This event has a very large panel of distinguished speakers and attendees."

Rolls Royce (Export Control Manager) -- "This event was the best, very well organised and informative."

Understand defence exports on a global scale, hear from the officals shaping the regulations and place your company at a strategic advantage with cutting edge analysis.

The conference agenda draws together export control professionals from international government departments, case studies from the major defence companies in the world, leading figures from the biggest growing defence markets, international trade law expertise from global law firms and trade management experience from leading consultancies in the field.

This comprehensive knowledge will equip any export professional with the essential information and skills to manage their international defence trade operations efficiently whilst staying compliant with the labyrinth of different controls and regulations.

Why should you attend this event?

  • Discuss the very latest developments and the domestic and international implications of the     ECR changes
  • Analyse compliance issues with key legal experts and Government officials
  • Hear about government and private sector collaboration in trade and export controls
  • Learn about individual countries licensing procedures and international treaties
  • Understand where the industry is heading and the challenges that will be faced in the future
  • Network with senior export control experts from Europe, the U.S, Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East

 

If you are interested in speaking at this conference, please get in touch with the producer at smiproduction@smi-online.co.uk

If you are interested in sponsoring this conference, please get in touch with our sponsorship team at sponsorshipdept@smi-online.co.uk

 

Vice Presidents, Directors, Head of Departments, Managers, Lawyers, Consultants and Officers for:

• Export Controls
• Regulations
• European Liaisons
• Asian Liaisons
• APAC Liaisons
• Foreign Trade
• Foreign Policy
• Security
• Compliance
• Logistics
• Imports / Exports
• Foreign Co-operation
• Trade Relations
• Trade Regulations 

Previous attendees include:

Aerojet; Amber Road; Armscor; Arrow Central Europe GmbH; Australian High Commission; BAE Systems; Covington & Burling Llp; Defence Materiel Administration; Defence Science And Technology Agency Defence Procurement; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; DoD; EADS; EADS France; eCustoms; edu consult 2000 nig ent; European Commission ; European Defence Agency; Flemish Peace Institute; GKN Aerospace; Global Legal Services; Hohmann Rechtsanwalte; Iddisa Enterprise; IFEN SpA; Institute of International Affairs; International Atomic Energy Agency; Intertec; Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace; MBDA; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence, Singapore; Ministry of Economics and Technology; OCR Services, Inc.; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann; Rolls- Royce; Rolls Royce plc; Saab; SAAB AB Electronic Defence Systems; SAAB Dynamics ; Security and Defence Solutions, Saab AB; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; SIPRI; Swedish Defense Administration; Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products (ISP); Thales Netherland; United Technologies; US Department of Defense ; Wassenaar Arrangement ;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

9:10 An update from the U.S. Department of State

Kenneth B. Handelman

Kenneth B. Handelman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S Department of State

• Key regulations developments in 2014
• Identifying the main ECR updates
• What is a “positive-list”? Updates on the changes to the USML
• Developments in the unified information technology licensing system
 

9:50 An update from the U.S. Department of Commerce

Kevin  Wolf

Kevin Wolf , Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce

• Key regulation developments in 2014
• Impact of some military items moving to the Commerce Control List
• License issues and management of licenses
• Dual-use regulations and European trade
• Status report: ECR one year anniversary
 

10:20 The business implications of U.S Export Control Reform

• Changes affecting cross-border production programs and TAAs
• Implications for re-exports and dual/third country nationals
• Compliance with respect to corporate control changes and M&A transactions
• The latest on satellites

 

Curtis M. Dombek

Curtis M. Dombek, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Reid Whitten

Reid Whitten, Associate , Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

10:50 Morning Coffee

11:10 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: how are companies dealing with U.S reforms?

• Regional discrepancies: analysing control and licensing issues
• How are companies dealing with these misalignments?
• What are the key “coping mechanisms”

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Alexander Groba

Alexander Groba, Manager Export Control , GECO / Airbus Group

Joshua Fitzhugh

Joshua Fitzhugh, Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc

Beth Mersch

Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Håkon Lindteigen

Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President Corporate Compliance , Kongsberg Gruppen

11:40 CASE STUDY: ECR and Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD)

Harald Hohmann

Harald Hohmann, Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte

12:20 AIRBUS perspective on U.S reforms

Alexander Groba

Alexander Groba, Manager Export Control , GECO / Airbus Group

• Organizational impact of the U.S. Reform
• (Re-)Classification Process and must have’s for supplies
• Operational Challenges: License Exception STA, Program Status, Defense Services, Brokering, Dual / Third Country Nationals
 

12:50 Networking lunch

14:00 Anti-Corruption Issues in Export Control Compliance

Joshua Fitzhugh

Joshua Fitzhugh, Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc

• How anti-corruption is relevant for your export control compliance 
• The intent behind ITAR Part 130, and what it means for your export control compliance efforts
• Creating and managing an effective Part 130 compliance
 

14:30 Managing Global Trade Controls across Borders: Corporate Governance and IT Controls

Thomas Matthew

Thomas Matthew, Vice-President, Global Trade Solutions, OCR Services Inc.

  • Local government regulations and national security concerns
  • The complexity of Implementing process, procedures and IT systems
  • Frameworks and practical solutions to managing Governance and Risk across borders within corporate IT framework

     

  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Impact of ECR on Enforcement Trends

    Olga Torres

    Olga Torres, Partner, Braumiller Law Group PLLC

    • Enforcement Approach at DDTC and BIS
    • Convergence of Export Controls and other laws regulating international business
    • Inter-Agency Cooperation both within the United States and with Government Agencies Abroad
    • Enforcement Extraterritoriality and Successor Liability Risks
     

    16:10 CASE STUDY: Key elements of global compliance

    Håkon Lindteigen

    Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President Corporate Compliance , Kongsberg Gruppen

    • Evaluating training mechanisms 
    • Examining the role of IT systems/functionality
    • Highlighting co-operation
     

    16:40 CASE STUDY: Implementing an effective compliance policy in a global market

    Beth Mersch

    Beth Mersch, Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation

    • Common elements in global trade compliance policies
    • Assessing risk and mitigation strategies (compliance and reputational risk)
    • Creating a robust compliance system with flexibility for local controls and business model solutions

    17:10 Israel Defense Export Control - Opportunities and Challenges

    Dubi Lavi

    Dubi Lavi, Director, Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defence Israel

    • The importance of the defense industries as part of Israel's national security
    • Defense export as a central element in preserving state technological capacity
    • The required balance between promotion of defense export and controlling it
    • DECA's relations with the Israeli industries
     

    17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: An update from the U.S. Department of Defence

    Jud Rose

    Jud Rose, Policy Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration

    • ECR: Lessons learned and challenges into the future
    • Technology transfer opportunities and risk with new and emerging
    • partners
     

    9:50 Key EAR Concepts to Master for the ITAR Traditionalist

    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann

    • What is Technology?  How does it differ from Technical Data?
    • License Exceptions:  Key Differences between the EAR and ITAR
    • Deminimis rule vs. See through rule:  When does it apply?
    • What if my product is EAR99?  Do OFAC sanctions apply?
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    10:30 Wassenaar Arrangement Updates for 2014

    Philip Griffiths

    Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

    • An overview of the Wassenaar Arrangement
    • Developments over 2014
    • Summary of changes to the control lists, including new controls agreed in 2013
    • The Wassenaar Arrangement and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
     

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 UK Update on export controls

    Christopher Chew

    Christopher Chew , Head of Policy , Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Key development in operations in 2014
    • Understanding the relationship between UK export licensing and other regimes
    • Assessing future challenges: licensing demand, changing technology and trade patterns
     

    11:50 Canadian export controls and foreign defence relations and cooperation

    ·         Update on Canadian export controls and controlled goods programs

    ·         Defence procurement policy: assessing how the changes are making the defence market more competitive

     

    Stephen de Boer

    Stephen de Boer, Director General, Trade Control Bureau , Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

    Wendy Gilmour

    Wendy Gilmour, Director General, International and Industry Programs, Department of National Defence

    12:30 Japanese update on export controls

    • Overview of Japan’s export control regulations
    • The new policy on transfer of defense equipment and technology
    • Key developments in the Japanese export  controls from a perspective of industries
    • Highlighting essential cases
    • Outlining future opportunities and cooperation initiatives
     

    Jun Kazeki

    Jun Kazeki, Director, Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry Of Economy Trade And Industry, Government of Japan

    Hisashi Riko

    Hisashi Riko , Member of the Board, General Manager, CISTEC

    13:00 Asia-Pacific Export Control Update

    Jay Nash

    Jay Nash, Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

    • Key developments in APAC dual-use and munitions trade controls
    • Implications of the changes and trends in APAC export controls for businesses currently or planning to be active in the region;
    • Resources and approaches for regional export control compliance
     

    13:30 Networking lunch

    14:40 Intra-EU transfer of defence-related products

    Sylvia Kainz-Huber

    Sylvia Kainz-Huber , Policy European Exports, European Commision

     

     

     

     

     

    ·         General licences + certification of defence companies

    ·         implementation of the ICT Directive: first assessment

    ·         Planned developments for 2014 and beyond

     

    15:10 US Update on export controls

    Alan Gourley

    Alan Gourley, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

    • Navigating Space & Satellite controls
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
    • Coping with US-origin components

    15:50 German update on export controls

    Georg Pietsch

    Georg Pietsch, Director General, Exports Controls, Federal Office of Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)

    • Update on defence export regulations for 2014
    • Discussing co-operation with other countries
    • How the U.S. reforms intersect with German export controls
     

    16:20 Afternoon tea

    16:40 Mexico Export Control Update in the context of Latin America

    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz

    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz, Director for Licensing of the Export Control System, Ministy of Economy, Mexico

  • Update on export regulations for 2014
  • Understanding the relationship between Mexico export licensing system and other countries
  • Future plans: aiming to become Latin America's leading competitiveness pole in high technologies and dual-use goods.
  • 17:10 Emerging issues in arms trade and control

    Aude Fluerant

    Aude Fluerant, Director, Arms Production and Transfers Programme, SIPRI

    • New categories or weapons and challenges
    • Offsets; issues of assessment and transparency
    • A new global production and trade dynamic? Implications for control
     

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alexander Groba

    Alexander Groba

    Manager Export Control , GECO / Airbus Group
    Aude Fluerant

    Aude Fluerant

    Director, Arms Production and Transfers Programme, SIPRI
    Beth Mersch

    Beth Mersch

    Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Christopher Chew

    Christopher Chew

    Head of Policy , Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
    Curtis M. Dombek

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Dubi Lavi

    Dubi Lavi

    Director, Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defence Israel
    Georg Pietsch

    Georg Pietsch

    Director General, Exports Controls, Federal Office of Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
    Håkon Lindteigen

    Håkon Lindteigen

    Vice President Corporate Compliance , Kongsberg Gruppen
    Harald Hohmann

    Harald Hohmann

    Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte
    Hisashi Riko

    Hisashi Riko

    Member of the Board, General Manager, CISTEC
    Jay Nash

    Jay Nash

    Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC
    Joshua Fitzhugh

    Joshua Fitzhugh

    Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc
    Jun Kazeki

    Jun Kazeki

    Director, Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry Of Economy Trade And Industry, Government of Japan
    Kenneth B. Handelman

    Kenneth B. Handelman

    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S Department of State
    Kevin  Wolf

    Kevin Wolf

    Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz

    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz

    Director for Licensing of the Export Control System, Ministy of Economy, Mexico
    Nancy Fischer

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann
    Olga Torres

    Olga Torres

    Partner, Braumiller Law Group PLLC
    Philip Griffiths

    Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Reid Whitten

    Reid Whitten

    Associate , Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Stephen de Boer

    Stephen de Boer

    Director General, Trade Control Bureau , Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
    Wendy Gilmour

    Wendy Gilmour

    Director General, International and Industry Programs, Department of National Defence

    Alan Gourley

    Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
    Alan Gourley

    Alexander Groba

    Manager Export Control , GECO / Airbus Group
    Alexander Groba

    Aude Fluerant

    Director, Arms Production and Transfers Programme, SIPRI
    Aude Fluerant

    Beth Mersch

    Director, Global Trade Management Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Beth Mersch

    Christopher Chew

    Head of Policy , Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
    Christopher Chew

    Curtis M. Dombek

    Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Curtis M. Dombek

    Dubi Lavi

    Director, Defense Export Control Agency , Ministry of Defence Israel
    Dubi Lavi

    Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Gary Stanley

    Georg Pietsch

    Director General, Exports Controls, Federal Office of Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA)
    Georg Pietsch

    Håkon Lindteigen

    Vice President Corporate Compliance , Kongsberg Gruppen
    Håkon Lindteigen

    Harald Hohmann

    Partner, Hohmann Rechtsanwalte
    Harald Hohmann

    Hisashi Riko

    Member of the Board, General Manager, CISTEC
    Hisashi Riko

    Jay Nash

    Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC
    Jay Nash

    Joshua Fitzhugh

    Head of Trade Controls, BAE Systems plc
    Joshua Fitzhugh

    Jud Rose

    Policy Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration
    Jud Rose

    Jun Kazeki

    Director, Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry Of Economy Trade And Industry, Government of Japan
    Jun Kazeki

    Kenneth B. Handelman

    Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S Department of State
    Kenneth B. Handelman

    Kevin Wolf

    Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Department of Commerce
    Kevin  Wolf

    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz

    Director for Licensing of the Export Control System, Ministy of Economy, Mexico
    Maria Izquierdo Ruiz

    Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann
    Nancy Fischer

    Olga Torres

    Partner, Braumiller Law Group PLLC
    Olga Torres

    Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Philip Griffiths

    Reid Whitten

    Associate , Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
    Reid Whitten

    Stephen de Boer

    Director General, Trade Control Bureau , Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
    Stephen de Boer

    Sylvia Kainz-Huber

    Policy European Exports, European Commision
    Sylvia Kainz-Huber

    Thomas Matthew

    Vice-President, Global Trade Solutions, OCR Services Inc.
    Thomas Matthew

    Wendy Gilmour

    Director General, International and Industry Programs, Department of National Defence
    Wendy Gilmour

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporters

    Workshops

    Trade Compliance and Export Solutions
    Workshop

    Trade Compliance and Export Solutions

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    30th September 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Specially Designed
    Workshop

    Specially Designed

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    30th September 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Applying ECR in the Real World
    Workshop

    Applying ECR in the Real World

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    3rd October 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Cutting Edge ITAR Compliance from a European Perspective
    Workshop

    Cutting Edge ITAR Compliance from a European Perspective

    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
    3rd October 2014
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Amber Road

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.amberroad.com

    Amber Road, is the leading provider of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions. These software solutions include automating export processes, providing order and shipment visibility, calculating tariffs, duties and taxes, ensuring regulatory compliance (including Restricted Party Screening) and simplifying the financing, sourcing and transporting of goods across international borders. Visit www.amberroad.com for more information.


    Braumiller Law Group PLLC

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.braumillerlaw.com

    Braumiller Law Group PLLC is an internationally recognized customs and international trade law firm based in Dallas with affiliated offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Ohio, Houston and Mexico. We combine a consultative team approach and comprehensive industry and governmental agency experience to meet the unique needs of our domestic and international clients.


    Crowell & Moring LLP

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.crowell.com/

    Crowell & Moring has more than 500 lawyers representing clients in high-stakes litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 and emerging companies as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service, diversity, value-based billing, and legal project management. The firm has offices in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, Anchorage, London, and Brussels.


    Esterline Technologies Corporation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.esterline.com/

    Esterline Technologies Corporation (Esterline) is a leading worldwide supplier to the aerospace and defense industry. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and systems. It operates in three segments: Avionics & Controls, Sensors & Systems, and Advanced Materials, including thermally engineered components and specialized elastomers and other complex materials, for aerospace and defense markets. Its products are mission-critical equipment, which have been designed into particular military and commercial platforms. With annual sales of approximately $2 billion, Esterline employs roughly 12,000 people worldwide.


    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte

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    Hohmann Rechtsanwälte (www.hohmann-rechtsanwaelte.com) is a law-firm in Büdingen near Frankfurt, “this firm is highly recommended for customs and export trade law” (Juve German Law Firms 2017), with co-operation partners in EU, USA, China and Japan. Legal services cover: Export Law (EU + US), Customs Law (EU + US), Criminal Law (esp. export and customs violations), International Contracts, Distribution Law, Chemicals Law, other Business Law (incl. Antitrust, Data Privacy Law). Hohmann is a “leading name in export control law” (Juve) and has published (as author or editor) eight books on export & customs law, including ed., Kommentar zum Ausfuhrecht, Munich: Beck 2002 (a work of reference), co-ed., Praxis der US-Re-Exportkontrolle (US Re-Export Controls in Action), 3rd ed., Cologne 2016, and co-ed., Business Guide Iran, Cologne 2017.


    Pillsbury

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    Pillsbury, a dynamic full-service law firm has offices located across the globe to service our clients. Pillsbury’s international trade practice advises clients on a wide range of topics including export controls, foreign investment and industrial security regulations, anticorruption laws, customs matters, economic embargoes, international arbitration and anti-dumping and subsidy disputes.


    Shephard Media

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    For 30 years, Shephard Media has been providing high-quality business intelligence to the aerospace and defence markets, through a combination of magazines, online news services, handbooks and global events. Particularly well known within the rotorcraft, unmanned vehicles, C4ISR, military logistics and land warfare markets, Shephard Media is poised to expand into new sectors and provide new offerings to ensure that we best serve our global markets as a leading supplier of business intelligence.

    Media Partners


    Focus Defense

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    Focus Défense covers all aspects of defence technology, domestic defence programmes and French forces units, as well as interviews and viewpoints from military headquarters’ top Executives, Senior Executives of the Armament Agency DGA and key players from the Defence Industry.


    GTR (Global Trade Review)

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    GTR is a world-class publisher and event organiser for the global trade, commodity, export and supply chain finance industries. Through its market-leading GTR magazine, GTR provides essential news and analysis for corporates, bankers, lawyers and insurers working in sectors such as trade and commodity finance, export finance and supply chain finance. GTR's conferences, seminars, workshops and networking events offer unrivalled insight into these financial markets, with focused panel discussions, high-quality presentations and a host of well-regarded speakers against a backdrop of highly-targeted peer networking gatherings. With an unparalleled base of contacts and a wealth of industry experience, GTR is always up-to-date with the latest market news and trends. Contact Grant Naughton at gnaughton@exportagroup.com for further information.


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    ProManufacturingZone.com

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    www.Defence-Guide.com is an International Military Site, and has as primary scope to establish an electronic magazine dealing, with international news on defence manufactures and technology. More specific, this International Military Guide – unique for the three Branches of the MoD and Law enforcement , includes among others the following: • Companies profiles/products/projects, • Military magazines • Event presentation, (Conferences-Seminars-Exhibitions) • Defence news (RSS system) • Press articles and Press Releases • Cooperates with Embassies , Def. Associations & Think Thanks • Performs Marketing Research / Optimization to Def. Companies • Focuses also on Consulting Services In the context of the above, and beyond our continuous Site information with the latest defence news from this area, we provide information notes to Key Officers serving the MoD, and we are running independent researches on matters dealing with questions that we receive from Armament Departments.


    Security Oracle

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    Market Research Media

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    Copybook - Military

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    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


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    Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

    Rewarding its guests with a spectacular view over the city and river IJ from the 408 rooms, the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre offers a unique location. It lies within walking distance of the historical city centre of Amsterdam, Central Station and cultural hotspots. The hotel is easily reached from the highway and only 20 minutes from Schiphol Airport. With its 12 flexible and state-of-the-art meeting rooms with natural daylight and free internet, the hotel offers a perfect balance between business and leisure.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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