Within the Central and Eastern European region, the land forces environment continues to receive renewed attention, the likes of which have not been seen since the end of the Cold War. This has been reflected by large scale international exercises to boost readiness, as well as the individual efforts of NATO member states to enhance their respective capabilities, through procurement and training.

As a key enabler of manoeuvre, protection, fire support, C4I and the mainstay of any future ground operation, the combat vehicle must be kept front of mind. Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2018 will explore the regional objectives of the mechanised community, aiming to proactively discuss the tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness.

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2018 Conference invites not only programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures effective representation from the leading solution providers at the forefront of combat vehicle development.

• Hear from Central and Eastern European land forces and MoDs that are leading combat vehicle developments, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Slovenia and many others
• Network with and meet industry leaders who are developing the latest combat vehicle solutions for the platform and mechanised personnel
• Gain an update from defence research and areas under examination, including the latest survivability technologies and un-manned ground vehicles
• Obtain an insight on current acquisition and upgrade programmes of key NATO member nations


• Operational commanders
• Armoured capability development
• Combat vehicle programme managers
• Heads of protected mobility

Industry and Research

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s…
• Platforms
• Armour
• Mobility systems
• Communications and C4I
• Situational awareness systems
• Armament and weapon systems
• Signature management and active camouflage
• Defensive aids and soft kill
• Active protection and hard-kill

Previous organisations have included:

ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH ; AOBP; Austrian MoD; BAE Systems International.; Curtiss-Wright Drive Technology; Czech Army; Czech MoD; Defence Express; DSIA; DSTL; Estonian Defence Forces; IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH; Inform Avia Center, JV; Interlink cs; ISOCLIMA; KraussMaffei Wegmann GmbH & Co KG; Lockheed Martin; Ministry of Defence Czech Republic; MoD Czech Republic; National Armaments Office; Nexter Systems; Omnipol A S; Pap Tecnos Innovacion; Pearson Engineering; Plasan Sasa Ltd; Ray Service S R O; Review for Defence and Security Industry; Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH; Rheinmetall RWM GmbH; Spanish Army; ST Engineering; St Kinetics; Tower Automotive Belgium bvba; Tower International Limited; University of Defence, Czech Republic; US Army; Vojensky Technicky Ustav Pozemniho Vojsak Vyskov; VOP CZ. S.p.;


Sponsors and Exhibitors


Angelo Hotel

Radlicka 1g, 150 00, Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left bank of the Vltava river in the modern quarter of Andel, angelo’s by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and Andel metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

Microflown AVISA

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Microflown AVISA (www.microflown-avisa.com) from the Netherlands is a trusted partner of several NATO countries in the field of acoustic situational awareness. Enabled by its revolutionary acoustic particle velocity sensor, the MEMS technology based Microflown transducer, AVISA delivers sensor nodes that are very low: • Size, less than 30 cm diameter • Weight, less than 2 kg • Power, around 2 W Because of this small footprint the intrinsically directional sensor nodes can be mounted on any vehicle deck. As these sensor nodes: • are acoustically speaking broad banded • have 3 D elevation capabilities they are able to detect, locate, track and classify all sorts of audible events, such as: • Small Arms Fire • RPGs • Mortars/ artillery • Drones and attack helicopters Hence, Microflown AVISA’s sensor nodes combine the traditional: • vehicle mounted gunshot localization systems • ground based sound ranging systems and they can be used (simultaneously!) for: • self protection: o of the vehicle itself o and because of its wide diameter “Acoustic Umbrella”: ? of the other convoy vehicles ? of dismounted soldiers • mobile sound ranging • cueing: o remote weapon stations o board canons o cameras o fire control purposes Two sensor nodes configured as a subarray on a vehicle deck are denoted CAMEL. Various vehicles networked create the CARAVAN then. Arrays of AMMS can be easily deployed from a vehicle standing still in a silent watch or firing mode.


Outlook Calendar  OUTLOOK CALENDAR
Google Calendar  GOOGLE CALENDAR
Yahoo! Calendar  YAHOO! CALENDAR

Angelo Hotel

Radlicka 1g
150 00
Prague 5
Czech Republic

Angelo Hotel

The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left bank of the Vltava river in the modern quarter of Andel, angelo’s by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and Andel metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.



speaker image






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.


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.


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.


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

Event Title


Read More

I would like to speak at an event

I would like to attend an event

I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event


Sign up
Forgotten Password?


UK Office
Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71

Forgotten Password

Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.