SMi Group is delighted to announce its 14th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 25th and 26th September 2019, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

SMi’s Defence Exports conference will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world dealing with defense trade compliance. A truly global event, delegates will hear from government speakers and senior international trade compliance professionals from around the world on regulation controls including ITAR, EAR, ECR, Dual-Use and the Wassenaar Arrangement.

AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE a.s.; AIM Norway Company; Alenia Aeronautica Spa; American Embassy; Amphenol Procom; Anderson Trade Compliance LLC; B.M.A Buizza Mazzei Agency SRL; BAE Systems ; CAE; CAE Elektronik GmbH; Camcode; Cargolux Airlines International S.A.; Cristanini SPA; Defense Technology Security Administration; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Deloitte LLP; Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR); DRS Technologies, Inc.; DTRA; Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control; FN Herstal S.A.; Fokker Aerostructures; Fokker Technologies; French MOD ; GKN; Global Legal Services; Government of Canada; Honeywell; Independent Comp Org - Self-employed; Inspectorate of Strategic Products; IPP (International Press of Pakistan); Italian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs And I U C N (The World Conservation Union); Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace; Kongsberg Gruppen ASA; L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; MBDA; Microtecnica (UTAS); Ministry of Foreign Affairs; MOD; MOOG Space & Defence; National Defence; OCR Services Inc.; OCR Services, Inc.; Oerlikon Surface Solutions; Paboban Studio Legale ; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Raytheon UK; Rolls Royce Plc; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Royal Netherlands Airforce; Saab; Saab AB; Simmel Difesa; Sonaca S.A.; Souriau; Swedish Armed Forces; Thales Nederland; U.S. Department of State; UK MoD; United Technologies Corporation; United Technologies Corporation (UTC); US Commercial Service, US Embassy; Wassenaar Arrangement ;

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre

Staalmeesterslaan 410, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Sponsors and Exhibitors

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.


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Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre

Staalmeesterslaan 410
Amsterdam 1057 PH

Ramada Apollo Amsterdam Centre



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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.


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.

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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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