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SMi Group's are delighted to announce the 6th annual MilSatCom Asia-Pacific, which convenes in Singapore on 26th-27th May 2016. This year's conference will provide national updates on space and MilSatCom programmes and how the development of these programmes is satisfying current critical regional requirements. 

Our unrivalled speaker lineup will provide critical SatCom programme updates from across Asia-Pacific as well as the strategic role of the USA and Canada in the region. Also, independent organisations such as UNOOSA and ITU will explain how space-based assets and satellite are critical for emergency communications and disaster response in the region.

Space is becoming more apart of modern and political warfare and the current climate is rapidly evolving in Asia-Pacific. Japan have recently changed their overall defence policy and space will be a key component for national security and the likes of Malaysia and India are developing their national space programmes. In this backdrop, MilSatCom Asia-Pacific will prove to be a critical conference that will allow for greater regional collaboration to both combat external threats but also enhance disaster response with effective use of regional space assets.  

 

  • Meet and network with the Singapore Armed Forces
  • Hear the latest developments in national MilSatCom and space programmes
  • Learn how the US Armed Forces are optimising space assets in disaster response and ensuring a strategic advantage
  • Discuss current allied partnerships and how these can be developed to maximise common goals and initiatives
   

Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space SAS; Armed Forces Philippines; Defence Science and Technology Agency, Singapore; Defence Technology Cooperation Attache; Defense Science&Technology Center Far-East; Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam; DSTA; Embassy of Romania; Embassy of the Republic of Poland; Eur Asian Technology Holdings; Eurasian Technology Holdings; Eutelsat; Eutelsatasia; Geospatial Information Agency BIG; Global VSAT Forum; Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems; Hughes Network Systems; IHS Jane’s Navy International; Indonesia Maritime Studies; Information Technology Center; Institute of Technology Bandung ; Intelsat General; Japan Manned Space Systems Corporation; MINDEF Legal Services; MINDEF, Singapore; Ministry of Defence, Japan; Ministry of Defence, Singapore; Naval Research Lab; New Zealand Defence Force; O3b Networks; SES; SES GLOBAL; Shun HIng; Singapore Armed Forces; Singapore Space & Technology Association; Singapore Space and Technology Association; SingTel; ST Electronics (Satcoms & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd; The Aerospace Corporation; Thuraya Telecommunications Company; Turkish General Staff; United States Department of Defense ; US Embassy in Singapore; USAF; USMC; ViaSat;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gregg Daffner

Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

9:10 An Overview of the Australia Defence Force’s Future and Current SatCom Capabilities

Commodore David Greaves

Commodore David Greaves, Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence

• The Australian Defence Force’s operational use of SatCom and the unique challenges faced
     o Concurrent operations
     o Dispersed locations
• What are the future requirements and why are they critical to the Australian Defence Force’s civil and international commitments
• The potential for further international collaboration after the success of the US-Australia Wideband Global SatCom Satellite
 

9:50 Procurement Options For State of the Art MilSatCom

Simon Barker

Simon Barker, Business Development Associate – Asia, Airbus Defence and Space

  • New tools for Special Forces
  • Sovereign capability vs commercial SatCom
  • Is protected SatCom the safest option?

     

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 How UN-SPIDER Optimise Disaster Response With Space Based Assets

    Shirish Ravan

    Shirish Ravan, Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs

    • Role of earth observation in implementing Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030
    • International mechanisms supporting disaster response through earth observation satellites
    • UN-SPIDER in supporting disaster response, damage assessment and recovery
     

    11:40 Private-Public Partnerships to Enhance Capabilities

  • SES support governments and institutions worldwide
  • Defense and security agencies
  • US
  • European Countries
  • NATO
  • African Countries
  • Space agencies
  • NASA
  • ESA
  • Disaster response and humanitarian aid
  • emergency.lu
  • Bangladesh
  • Mongolia
  • Other agencies
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • European Commission
  • Ways we can support
  • Provide bandwidth
  • Provide managed services
  • Provide customized end-to-end solutions
  • Hosted payloads
  • CHIRP
  • EGNOS
  • WAAS
  • GOLD
  • Private Public Partnership
  • LuxGovSat
  •  

    Alexander Jeuck

    Alexander Jeuck, GM Governments & Institutions Asia-Pacific at SES, SES GLOBAL

    Rich Pang

    Rich Pang, Senior Director of Hosted Payloads, SES Government Solutions

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Net-centric Operations Enabled by the O3b Networks High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Network

    Tim Floerchinger

    Tim Floerchinger, Director, Government Solutions Business Development, O3b Networks

    • High throughput, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites are the key to unlocking the potential of the network centric battlespace
    • The O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite constellation provides global HTS communications services with up to 1.6Gbps throughput, latency of 150msec or less, and steerable beams providing services where you need it/when you need it
    • O3b Networks eliminates the communications bottlenecks and solves latency problems, even at the edge of the battlespace
    • Supported applications include: In-theater, deployable 3G/4G LTE backhaul, secure global cloud (Big Data) services, latency sensitive ERP applications, and high throughput maritime communications  (>400Mbps)
     

    14:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: To What Extent Can APAC Nations Optimise Allied Collaboration To Satisfy Critical Regional Requirements

    • Current and future requirement gaps across Asia-Pacific and what are the determining factors
    • Current coalitions and alliances in the region and how these have proven mutually beneficial
    • How dependent is interoperability on the type of operation/exercise
              o Disaster response
              o Military operations
    • The potential for full allied interoperability and how to overcome the current challenges faced

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree, Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick, Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves, Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence

    14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 The Use Of Global SatCom Services To Satisfy National And Regional Security Requirements As Well As Maximising Effectiveness In International Operations

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick, Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force

    •          Frequent use of SatCom in New Zealand Defence Force and the unique challenges we face
         o    National Disasters
         o    bandwidth
    •          The value of WGS satellite to New Zealand and how effective collaboration will help contribute to current and future requirements
         o    The need for WGS
         o    New Zealand’s contribution
         o    The specific benefits of WGS to New Zealand
    •          The future SatCom requirements and why these will maintain and enhance NZDF’s operations
     

    15:50 The Challenge of the New Maritime Order in East Asia

    Dr James Boutilier

    Dr James Boutilier, Special Advisor, International Engagement, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters

    • China's discovery of the value of sea power
    • The problematic maritime environment in the Indo Pacific region over and against Mil Sat issues
    • A critical feature of the growth of Asian navies
    • Regional efforts to articulate maritime codes of conduct and the necessity for greater maritime domain awareness, surveillance capability, and enhanced communications

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    16:45 Drinks Reception Hosted by Airbus Defence and Space

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

    9:10 How The 607th Air Operations Center (607 AOC) Satisfy The Full Spectrum Of C4 Capabilities For U.S Pacific Command and U.S Forces Korea Operations

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree, Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force

    • Ongoing regional military operations and how 607 AOC are overcoming the unique challenges to provide effective C4
    • Ensuring adaptability to provide effective C4 in response to emergency military and humanitarian operations
    • Ongoing regional allied interoperability and collaboration to enhance space capability and protect space assets in response to growing external threats
    • How 607 AOC plan to satisfy future requirements, enhance capabilities and further develop space assets
     

    9:50 COMMERCIAL PANEL DISCUSSION: Procurement Options To Satisfy Key Regional Requirements

    -          An overview of general regional MilSatCom requirements and how they differentiate from traditional clients in the U.S and Europe
    -          An outline of the current options for key requirements
         o   Hosted payloads
         o   Commercial services
         o   Dedicated military satellites
         o   Leasing allied capabilities
    -          Current regional case studies
     

    Gregg Daffner

    Gregg Daffner, CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,

    Simon Barker

    Simon Barker, Business Development Associate – Asia, Airbus Defence and Space

    Rich Pang

    Rich Pang, Senior Director of Hosted Payloads, SES Government Solutions

    Tim Floerchinger

    Tim Floerchinger, Director, Government Solutions Business Development, O3b Networks

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATION: Satellites for Emergency Communications and Disaster Response

    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union

    • Satellite technologies for emergency communications
    • National Emergency Telecommunications Plan
    • Regulatory barriers for emergency satellite communications
    • Space-based applications

    11:40 Commercial SatComs as an Integral Component of Defence Communications Planning

    Matthew Child

    Matthew Child, Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat

  • Changing needs of the military 
  • How commercial operators are responding 
  • Balancing protected with commercial SatComs 
  • Eutelsat's Quantum Class - adapting to the needs   
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 How GK2(GEO-KOMPSAT-2) Program Is Ensuring COMS Follow-on Mission In Korea

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee, Director of GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Program Office, Korean Aerospace Research Institute

    • The main objectives of GK2
         o Weather Monitoring including Space Environment Monitoring (GK2A)
         o Ocean Monitoring (GK2B)
         o Environment Monitoring (GK2B)
    • Overcoming the main challenges of hosted payloads to ensure effective efficiency
    • Ensuring the GK2 system development under KARI’s responsibility
    • The launch of GK2 and further plans for geostationary satellites in Korea

    14:00 Information Security and Government System Planning

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr, Deputy Executive Director , Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office)

    • Information security and the Philippine government
    • Integrating information security in government information system planning
    • Wireless access to online services and security
    • Security for critical information infrastructures

    14:40 The Use of Satellites and Space Based Assets to Ensure the Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in South East Asia

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie, Executive Director, Institute for Defence and Security Studies Indonesia

    • An outline of the main challenges faced by Indonesia in the maritime domain
    • The prospect and use of MilSatCom for the world airspace axis
    • The development of maritime surveillance and satellite capabilities in Indonesia

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel James Bortree

    Colonel James Bortree

    Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force
    Commodore David Greaves

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence
    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force
    Shirish Ravan

    Shirish Ravan

    Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs
    Tom van der Heyden

    Tom van der Heyden

    Senior Program Advisor, SatKomHan Program Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

    Alexander Jeuck

    GM Governments & Institutions Asia-Pacific at SES, SES GLOBAL
    Alexander Jeuck

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Deputy Executive Director , Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office)
    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Nicolas D Ojeda Jr

    Colonel James Bortree

    Commander, 607th Air Operations Center, US Air Force
    Colonel James Bortree

    Commodore David Greaves

    Commander of Strategic Communications, Chief Information Officer Group, Australian Department of Defence
    Commodore David Greaves

    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Executive Director, Institute for Defence and Security Studies Indonesia
    Dr Connie Rahakundini Bakrie

    Dr James Boutilier

    Special Advisor, International Engagement, Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters
    Dr James Boutilier

    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Director of GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Program Office, Korean Aerospace Research Institute
    Dr Sang Ryool Lee

    Gregg Daffner

    CEO of GapSat and Asia Attaché Global VSAT Forum,
    Gregg Daffner

    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Engineer, J6, New Zealand Defence Force
    Lieutenant Commander Bill Blick

    Matthew Child

    Head of Government Sector, Eutelsat
    Matthew Child

    Rich Pang

    Senior Director of Hosted Payloads, SES Government Solutions
    Rich Pang

    Shirish Ravan

    Head of Beijing Office, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs
    Shirish Ravan

    Simon Barker

    Business Development Associate – Asia, Airbus Defence and Space
    Simon Barker

    Stuart Davies

    Consultant, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Stuart Davies

    Tim Floerchinger

    Director, Government Solutions Business Development, O3b Networks
    Tim Floerchinger

    Tom van der Heyden

    Senior Program Advisor, SatKomHan Program Office, Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia
    Tom van der Heyden

    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Programme Officer, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Telecommunication Union
    Wisit Atipayakoon

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Official Associations

    Supporters

    VENUE

    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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    Preliminary list of attendees 2016

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    SMi's MilSatCom Asia-Pacific - List of attendees 2014-2015

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Airbus Defence and Space

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.satcom-airbusds.com/

    Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year. We are world leaders in providing global fixed and mobile satellite communication services to governments, militaries and security forces. Indeed, as the world’s number one private-sector military satellite communications provider, we deliver the flexibility, resiliency and security required by demanding governments and militaries . And we do this for all communications applications, whether they’re land, airborne or naval. As a truly global organisation, we at Airbus Defence and Space understand local markets, allowing us to support our customers wherever they are. With regional strategic sales and support services in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, our presence on the ground where our customers need us most is bolstered by our global reach.


    Eutelsat

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

    Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 40 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets. With extensive coverage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Eutelsat plays a vital role in interconnecting services between Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Our customer-focused approach with tailor-made solutions makes us the supplier of choice for government service providers, NGOs and disaster recovery/humanitarian communications providers. A leader in innovation, Eutelsat will revolutionise telecom markets with a new era of commercial satellite services for government, mobility and data markets. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat’s offices and teleports around the globe work closely with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.


    O3b Networks

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    http://www.o3bnetworks.com/

    O3b Networks is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, ISPs, enterprise and government customers in emerging and under-connected markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with the speed of a fiber-optic network, providing billions of consumers and businesses in nearly 180 countries with low-cost, high-speed, low latency internet and mobile connectivity.


    SES

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    http://www.ses.com

    SES is the world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of more than 50 geostationary satellites. SES is trusted by governments and public institutions around the world to deliver vital communication links. Our global satellite fleet helps deliver successful independent security, defense, civil and industry projects that serve your specific requirements, including hosted payloads and bespoke networks. SES also provides services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business organisations worldwide. SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the satellite industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements. Further information under: www.ses.com

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    GVF (Global VSAT Forum)

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    GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 230+ members from more than 100 countries. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.


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    Asian Military Review

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.


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    Northern Sky Research

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    Satnews Publishers

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    Asia Pacific Security Magazine

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    Developing Telecoms

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    Space News

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    Since 1989, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it's the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed.


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    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

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    Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


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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.

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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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    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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