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SMi are proud to host the third annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, which will convene in London on the 5th and 6th June 2018. As the need to effectively conduct mechanised operations, there is a critical need to develop sophisticated arsenals within many militaries armoured assets. In is within this context that the global armoured vehicles market is predicted reach $16.22bn in 2018 and consequently there is an urgent need for a high-level meeting between key military staff involved in munition and armament systems for vehicles and leaders from the region’s most forward-thinking military nations.


As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing armoured vehicles armament platforms and munitions, Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems 2018 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are used to develop the lethality of key armoured vehicles.


Whether you want to hear from leading armoured vehicle programme managers, officers involved in innovative beyond line of sight fire systems, experts of delivering network enabled capability within armoured vehicles, or updates on the latest weapon systems and munitions being developed, Future Armoured Vehicles 2018 is the only place you will return to your office with a set of strategies and solutions to advance your future capability.
 

At this year's conference there will once again be an array of networking opportunities:

  • Meet and network with service providers as well as military and government end-users from around the world that make up the attendees and exhibitors at this year's conference
  • More than three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

Hear the very latest advances from Armies, Armoured Vehicle Programme Managers and Joint Force Commands related to:

  • Beyond line of sight fire systems
  • Network enabled capability within armoured vehicles
  • Armaments and munition systems
  • Strike and precision capability
  • Weapon system R&D
  • Programme updates from across the world

Military:

 

  • Operational Commanders
  • Armoured Capability Developers
  • Combat Vehicle Programme Managers
  • Heads of Weapon Systems and Lethality

Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle’s:

 

  • Platform Programme Managers
  • Weapon systems
  • Weapon lethality engineers
  • Auto-cannons
  • Infantry fighting capability
  • TOW missiles
  • Munitions and armaments
  • Armament and weapon systems
  • Air burst rounds
  • Targeting and tracking capabilities
  • Active protection and hard-kill
     

Aero Vodochody; Aero Vodochody A S; Airbus Defence and Space; Austrian Air Force; Aviation Learn; Avidonn Consulting; CAE; Canadian Air Force; Czech Air Force; Czech Armed Forces; Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands; European Defence Agency; German Embassy; Hungarian Air Force; Italian Air Force; KF Aerospace; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin; Lom Praha; MS Line, s.r.o.; Nato/ USAF; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; PRAMACOM-HT; RAF Valley; Royal Air Force; Swedish Armed Forces; Thinke Company Ltd; U.S. Air Force; University of Defence, Czech Republic;

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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.

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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.

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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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