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The SMi Group is delighted to announce the 8th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, which convenes in Singapore on 14th-15th May 2018.


With the utility of space as a medium for war growing exponentially across the globe, the Asia-Pacific region is an area where rapid development and growth is particularly evident. This year’s conference will provide national updates from key regional nations on their space and MilSatCom programmes.

 

Our unrivalled speaker line up will provide critical programme updates to look at how SatCom is utilised to gain the upper hand in the frontier that is crucial for future combat. In addition, this year’s conference will look at other key topics including the management of space debris and the critical importance of space-based assets and satellite capabilities in assisting emergency communications and disaster response in the region.


Key nations you can expect to hear from include leading Asia Pacific militaries as well as the vital perspectives of strategic partners such as the USA and Canada. With military budgets being restricted globally, cooperation and interoperability between nations over key MilSatCom assets is more important than ever to ensure individual nations are able to satisfy national and regional
 

• Meet, network and hear from the Singapore Armed Forces and surrounding nations
• Hear the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programmes from leading Asia Pacific nations
• Explore how key nations such as the US and Canada are assisting the growth of MilSatCom programmes in the Asia-Pacific region
• Discuss and develop partnerships with allied nations to improve and enhance cooperation to effectively accomplish common goals

 

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Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

392 Havelock Road , Singapore, Singapore

Overlooking the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier five star conference hotel where luxurious elegance and contemporary style go hand in hand. Our luxury hotel in Singapore lets you experience the best of what the city has to offer. It is ideally located within easy reach of the Central Business District and the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay with their lively dining and entertainment venues.

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392 Havelock Road
Singapore 169663
Singapore

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

Overlooking the historic Singapore River, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore is a premier five star conference hotel where luxurious elegance and contemporary style go hand in hand. Our luxury hotel in Singapore lets you experience the best of what the city has to offer. It is ideally located within easy reach of the Central Business District and the waterfront precincts of Robertson Quay, Clarke Quay and Boat Quay with their lively dining and entertainment venues.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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