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SMi Group is delighted to announce its 15th annual Defence Exports conference, which will convene in September 2021, in London, United Kingdom.

Defence Exports will return as the leading event for industry professionals and government officials around the world, dealing with defence 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.

 

Unlike other events, this conference is a meeting for leading lawyers, compliance experts, government officials and industry representatives from around the globe, and will focus on the need for effective strategies to optimise efficiency in global defence trade compliance and to manage key export control challenges. This will be addressed through presentations from leading representatives within the defence exports community, sharing experiences and insights as to how best a robust global trade compliance programme can be implemented.

  • Join us as bring Defence Exports back to London, a prime location for international defence trade
  • Hear guidance on effective trade, licensing and compliance as well as the latest developments in control mechanisms and cyber security measures
  • Discover practical guidance on how to comply with ITAR and EAR controls from within and outside the U.S.
  • Network with heads of international trade compliance and heads of export controls from Europe, North America and the rest of the world
     

Acorn Growth Companies; AIM Norway Company; Airbus Poland S.A.; Anderson Trade Compliance LLC; Arrow Central Europe GmbH; ASCO INDUSTRIES NV; BAE Systems; CAE Elektronik GmbH; Defense Technology Security Administration; Defense Threat Reduction Agency; Deloitte LLP; DRS Technologies, Inc.; EADS; Embassy of UAE; Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy; FLIR Systems Ltd; FMV, Sweden; Fokker Technologies; Fokker Technologies Holding B.V.; French MOD ; FTI Consulting; GKN Aerospace; GKN Aerospace Norway AS; GKN Aerospace Sweden AB; Global Legal Services; Government of Canada; HQ Army Staff Netherlands; Inspectorate of Strategic Products ; Ipeco Holdings Limited; John Cockerill Defense; Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace; L-3 Communications Integrated Systems; MBDA DEUTSCHLAND; Ministry of Defense; MOD; MOD UK; MOOG; MOOG Space & Defence; MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH; OCR Services Inc.; OCR Services, Inc; Oerlikon Business Services GMBH; Oshkosh Defense LLC; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann; Raytheon Company; Raytheon UK; Rolls Royce Plc; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Safran; Scisys Plc; Solvay Composite Materials; Sonaca S.A.; Spanish Secretary of State for Commerce; Strong and Herd LLP ; Swedish Armed Forces; Thales Nederland; Thales Netherlands BV; The Exporter Magazine; U.S. State Department; United Technologies Corporation; Wassenaar Arrangement ; Zodiac US Corporation, a SAFRAN COMPANY;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Gary Stanley

Mr Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

9:10 Defence Industry Export Controls after EU Transition

Mr Chris Chew

Mr Chris Chew, Head of Policy, Export Control Joint Unit

  • Examination of the export control environment and changes required
  • Legislation considerations
  • Sanctions and licensing: how we proceed
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    9:50 DDTC – 2020 Update

    Mr Rob Hart

    Mr Rob Hart, Chief, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs, U.S. State Department (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • Update on DDTC staffing
  • Upcoming ITAR changes and interpretive guidance in development
  • Status of USML reviews
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Setting Up an International Trade Compliance Program for a JV

    Ms Beth Ann Johnson

    Ms Beth Ann Johnson , Director, Global Trade Management, Sealand Support Services Limited

  • Export Strategy to enable the business model
  • Trade Compliance programme based on legal entity structure and shareholder risk
  • How to embed training and compliance awareness in the ethos of a new JV
     
  • 11:40 Firearm Regulations – From ITAR to EAR

    Mr Michael Martin

    Mr Michael Martin, Deputy Director Licensing, Defense Technology Security Administration (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • Defense Technology Security Administration – Big Picture
  • Key Aspects of U.S. DoD License Adjudication and Proviso Reform
  • What does the change mean in reality?
  • Cooperation with BIS and DDTC
  • 12:20 Supply Chain Challenges for Defense Contractors in a Post COVID19 World

    Ms Nancy Fischer

    Ms Nancy Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann LLP

  • National security risk regulations related to components or products
  • Impact of unilateral export controls
  • Supply limits for foreign technology and items in US government contracts
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Improving Cyber Security Amongst Defence Contractors

    Ms Katie Arrington

    Ms Katie Arrington, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, US DoD (Subject to Final Confirmation)

  • The necessity to improve
  • How firms must change their culture first and foremost
  • Enhancing awareness as a preventative measure
  • 14:40 Session Reserved for Sponsor, OCR Services Inc

    Mr Thomas Mathew

    Mr Thomas Mathew, Vice-President, Global Trade Solutions, OCR Services Inc.

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 EU Export Control Policy: European Comission

    Mr Stephane Chardon

    Mr Stephane Chardon, Export Control Coordinator, European Commission

  • Preparing upcoming regulations post Brexit
  • Effectively monitoring implementation throughout the EU
  • Considerations for 2021 and the future
  • 16:30 Effective Global Trade

    Mr Bill Wade

    Mr Bill Wade, Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, L-3Harris

  • Ensuring Enterprise Compliance in a Complex Environment
  • Compliance After a Large-Scale Merger
  • Lessons from L3Harris
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Gary Stanley

    Mr Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Gary Stanley

    Mr Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

    9:10 Session Reserved for the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    Mr Arifumi Kumano

    Mr Arifumi Kumano, Director for International Affairs, Security Export Control Policy Division, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

    9:50 An Update on UK Capability Assurance

    Mr Chester Butterworth

    Mr Chester Butterworth, Capability Assurance, UK MoD

  • Background: working in partnership with the Front Line Commands to achieve export
  • Leading the development and implementation of the UK’s policy on Capability Assurance
  • Acting as an advisor to the wider cross-government export control process
  • 10:30 Export Control Reform in Europe: It's Not Just a US Topic

    Mr Jim Huish

    Mr Jim Huish, Managing Director - Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting

  • Was your approach to Multiple Jurisdictional Interpretation correct?
  • How did you manage the core principles of ECR:
  • Product Classification

  • Jurisdiction Determination

  • Licence and Agreement Management.

  • How do you manage a Self or Mandated Self Disclosures post ECR?
  • Who is the "Competent Authority"?
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 An Update from The Wassenaar Arrangement: Outlook for 2021 and Beyond

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths, Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement

  • Promoting transparency and responsibility in international defence-related trade
  • Working to prevent undesirable exports without impeding bona fide civil transactions
  • Maintaining up-to-date and user-friendly Munitions and Dual-Use Control Lists
  • Fostering industry/research sector outreach and partnerships
  • 12:20 Insight into German Export Controls

    Mrs Ingrun Retzlaff

    Mrs Ingrun Retzlaff, Head of Export Control, Jenoptik Advanced Systems GmbH

  • License Processing in Germany
  • New Global License No. 28
  • Internal and external collaboration
     
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Patria and Kongsberg Groups' "Trade Compliance Project": Establishing a new holistic approach to ICPs

    Ms Rosa Rosanelli

    Ms Rosa Rosanelli, Group Export Compliance Officer - Senior Legal Counsel, Patria

  • Trade Compliance Project: Phases and Methodology
  • Pooling best practices, skills and resources
  • A strategic challenge for the future
  • 14:40 Professional Organisations for Export Control Staff

    Dr Roger Arthey

    Dr Roger Arthey, Chair, Export Control Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade

  • The importance of supporting and representing the export control profession
  • Compliance with export and import controls and trade sanctions in the UK and globally
  • Providing essential resources, professional points of contact and learning support
     
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 An Update on Controls for Emerging and Foundational Technology

    Ms Lindy Davies-Myatt

    Ms Lindy Davies-Myatt, Corporate Compliance Officer, Inmarsat

  • Outlining Inmarsat’s approach to emerging and foundational technologies in space
  • Addressing wider implications for military satellites
  • Putting effective policy into practice
  • 16:30 Trade Compliance Suit – Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra Ltd

    Mr Boaz Cohen

    Mr Boaz Cohen, Logistics & Trade Compliance Manager, Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT - Elisra Ltd

  • Controlled Items Software
  • Export License request and control Software
  • Export Software
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Gary Stanley

    Mr Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Mr Bill Wade

    Mr Bill Wade

    Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, L-3Harris
    Mr Chester Butterworth

    Mr Chester Butterworth

    Capability Assurance, UK MoD
    Mr Jim Huish

    Mr Jim Huish

    Managing Director - Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting
    Ms Beth Ann Johnson

    Ms Beth Ann Johnson

    Director, Global Trade Management, Sealand Support Services Limited
    Ms Nancy Fischer

    Ms Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann LLP

    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Head of Secretariat, Wassenaar Arrangement
    Ambassador Philip Griffiths

    Dr Roger Arthey

    Chair, Export Control Board, The Institute of Export and International Trade
    Dr Roger Arthey

    Mr Arifumi Kumano

    Director for International Affairs, Security Export Control Policy Division, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
    Mr Arifumi Kumano

    Mr Bill Wade

    Vice President, Global Trade Compliance, L-3Harris
    Mr Bill Wade

    Mr Chester Butterworth

    Capability Assurance, UK MoD
    Mr Chester Butterworth

    Mr Chris Chew

    Head of Policy, Export Control Joint Unit
    Mr Chris Chew

    Mr Gary Stanley

    President, Global Legal Services
    Mr Gary Stanley

    Mr Jim Huish

    Managing Director - Export Controls and Sanctions, FTI Consulting
    Mr Jim Huish

    Mr Thomas Mathew

    Vice-President, Global Trade Solutions, OCR Services Inc.
    Mr Thomas Mathew

    Mrs Ingrun Retzlaff

    Head of Export Control, Jenoptik Advanced Systems GmbH
    Mrs Ingrun Retzlaff

    Ms Beth Ann Johnson

    Director, Global Trade Management, Sealand Support Services Limited
    Ms Beth Ann Johnson

    Ms Nancy Fischer

    Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitmann LLP
    Ms Nancy Fischer

    Ms Rosa Rosanelli

    Group Export Compliance Officer - Senior Legal Counsel, Patria
    Ms Rosa Rosanelli

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    Workshops

    Improving Export Control and Sanctions Compliance through the use of IT
    Workshop

    Improving Export Control and Sanctions Compliance through the use of IT

    St James' Court
    14th September 2021
    London, United Kingdom

    Challenges of Controlling Technology/Technical Data in a Cyber World
    Workshop

    Challenges of Controlling Technology/Technical Data in a Cyber World

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    17th September 2021
    Rome, Italy

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Defence Exports 2020 Brochure

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    FTI Consulting

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.fticonsulting.com/services/forensic-litigation-consulting/export-controls-and-sanctions

    The FTI Consulting Export Controls and Sanctions practice is a truly global practice that operates seamlessly across all jurisdictions and industries to provide timely, comprehensive and practical advice. We help our clients navigate the complexity of export controls and sanctions compliance by simplifying them into manageable, actionable, and auditable internal controls. Our consultants provide insight into the possible interpretations of new sanctions based on foreign policy and national security priorities. We help clients comply with export controls and sanctions laws via the following services:

    1. Compliance Programs

    Our team helps clients develop, design, implement, train on, and test their compliance programs to protect against regulatory risks with minimal disruption of business operations.

    2. Audits, Investigations and Enforcement

    We conduct internal audits, internal investigations, and help prepare voluntary disclosures to regulatory agencies. Our extensive experience includes government-initiated inquiries, subpoenas, and investigations on both the civil and criminal side of enforcement. Also, we can drive the full remediation efforts required to completion.

    3. Crisis Management

    Our team also has unique experience helping companies through major crises related to export controls and sanctions enforcement. FTI Consulting brings together export controls and sanctions experts, litigation consultants, strategic communications professionals, and government relations resources to respond to challenging situations that present significant reputational risk.

    4. Independent Monitoring and Oversight

    Our team has unparalleled experienced working with companies who are under the intense scrutiny of government mandated audits and monitorships. We can serve as the independent monitor reporting directly to the governments involved or we can support the target company as they work collaboratively with the monitor.

    5. Experience with Cutting-Edge Issues

    We handle some of the most difficult areas of export control and sanctions laws, including encryption, de minimis, deemed exports, blocking statute conflicts, intra-company transfers, M&A due diligence and global supply chain restructuring.



    Pillsbury

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

    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.

    Media Partners


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


    The Exporter

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.the-exporter.com

    SP Media is publisher of The Exporter, the new B2B monthly magazine for UK businesses involved in International Trade and export. Completely independent, subscription only, it is 52 pages packed with practical advice, features, news and data, all written for us by experts, with no advertorial. It gets to the nitty gritty of helping our subscribers do what they do well - international trade.


    Global Legal Group

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://iclg.com/practice-areas/corporate-governance-laws-and-regulations

    Global Legal Group is an independent media company specialising in the legal market. Through print and digital channels, we provide legal, regulatory and policy information to senior executives, general counsel, law firms and government agencies. GLG is the publisher of the ICLG to: Corporate Governance. To access the content for FREE, click https://iclg.com/practice-areas/corporate-governance-laws-and-regulations


    Armada International

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://armadainternational.com

    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Defense Express

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.defense-ua.com

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


    Asian Military Review

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

    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.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    International Lawyers Network

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://iln.com

    The ILN is a non-exclusive network of high-quality mid-size law firms, which operates to create a global platform in the provision of legal services, particularly for clients with international needs. With a presence in 67 countries, it is exceptionally well placed to offer seamless legal services, often of a cross border nature from like-minded and quality legal practices. In 2016 and 2017, the ILN was shortlisted as Global Law Firm Network of the Year, and since 2011 has been listed as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network. Today, the ILN remains at the very forefront of legal networks in its reach, capability and depth of expertise.


    SupplyChainBrain

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.supplychainbrain.com

    SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.


    Institute of Export & International Trade

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.export.org.uk

    Established in 1935, the Institute of Export & International Trade is the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. Offering a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training, the Institute is the leading authority in best practice and competence for businesses trading globally. Registered Charity number. 266395 Our latest brochure which explains about the work of the Institute can be viewed online on our website.


    Defence Today

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://defencetoday.com

    Defence Today is an online publication covering the latest in global defence and security news, defence intelligence and strategic insight. Terrorism and emerging threats, defence industry coverage, the latest technology developments and emerging platforms and systems. Military equipment profiles and industry showcases. Advertising, press releases and event listings are available.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Global Military Communications

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    Army Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.army-technology.com

    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415
    Rome 00165
    Italy

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

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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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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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