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SMi Group are proud to present the 6th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe VIRTUAL CONFERENCE in 2021.

The Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference is revered as the highest-level meeting for defence logistic leaders and supply chain managers from the region’s most forward-thinking military nations. As the only logistics conference specifically dedicated to Central and Eastern Europe we are focused on bringing senior supply chain leaders from the region and beyond together to discuss current and future priorities and developments.

With over 120 attendees each year, this focused meeting is a must for all wishing to stay up to date on defence logistics in the CEE region.

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2021 will continue to break the mould and create an event that will assist the learning and development of logistics procurement directors and supply chain managers through briefings and focused discussion groups.

As cooperation between armed forces, and the prevalence of joint logistics operations increases, so the importance of defence logistics as a capability in its own right continues to grow.

We strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers, all who are recommended through our extensive research and consultation that is carried out across the industry.

- Keynote Briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe 

- A unique focus on defence logistics technology and joint force interoperability

- High level panel discussions featuring supply chain and procurement managers from the military as well as industry 

- Military logistics equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology

- Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional logistic systems today  

2d Theater Signal Brigade, US Army; Aosta Brigade IT ARMY; Avaya ; Avaya Government Soluitions; Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces of Germany); C2 Centre of excellence; Defence Materiel Organization; EU Military Staff; European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel; Finnish Naval Academy (FIN NAVY); FLIR Systems Inc; French Ministry of Defence; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Dynamics UK Limited; Glenair Italia S.P.A; Glenair, Inc; Government of Canada; Harris; Istituto Affari Internazionali ; Italian Army ; Italian Army Innovation Office; Italian Army Logistics Command; Italian Army Simulation Centre; Italian Army Staff; Jane's Information Group; Joint Chiefs of Staff J6; Leonardo S.p.A; MOD KSA; NATO Shape; Nigerian Army; SurCom International; Thales Communications & Security; TNO; Trident Defence; UAE GHQ; University of Naples;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration and Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

9:00 Modernising Logistics in the Czech Armed Forces to Assist Current and Future Strategic Priorities

Major General Stefan Muransky

Major General Stefan Muransky, Director, J4 General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

• Assessing the current strengths of the Czech logistics division
• Evaluating further integration of supply chains with NATO allies as a priority
• An update on the new Host Nation Support (HNS) and Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement (RSOM) Battalions that are to be fully operational by 2025
• Predicting future requirements to achieve the Support Division’s objectives
 

9:30 Improvements in Austrian Defence Logistics Capabilities to Maximise Capacity and Streamline the Supply Chain

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Director of Logistics, Austrian Armed Forces

• Modern logistic command and control (C2) structures to utilise networks for greater information sharing and ensure effective supply chain management
• Regionalisation of logistics forces for greater responsiveness in maintenance and supply chain distribution
• Examining Logistics Command’s contribution to medical logistics and the need for robust capabilities in national and international emergency response operations
 

10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor BR International Consulting Services GmbH

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Challenges faced by the Italian Logistics Command in Providing Effective and Efficient Logistical Support to Combat Personnel

Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo, Commander, Logistics Command, Italian Army

• Analysing the creation and sustainment of supply chains that correspond to the requirements of a war-time organisation
• Utilising cutting-edge technologies to transform logistic processes to be automatic, continuous, flexible, and prompt
• Discussing the present and expected future challenges for the Italian Logistics Command in supporting the Armed Forces
 

11:30 Energy-Autonomous Temporary Infrastructure Systems

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton, CEO, Continest Technologies PLC

12:00 The Role of the 104 Logistic Support Brigade in Optimising the Supply Chain to Support Troops in the Theatre of Operations

Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

Brigadier Jo Chestnutt, Commander, 104 Logistic Support Brigade, British Army

• The importance of ensuring reliable fuel delivery for the Armed Forces to sustain troops in the field
• Examining the Logistic Support Brigade’s contribution to medical logistics and the need for robust capabilities in national and international emergency response operations
• Analysing future technological advancements to improve logistic fluidity
• Evaluating the threats and logistic challenges of the 21st Century

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Session Reserved for Thielmann WEW GmbH

14:00 The Role of the Joint Support Service Command in Guaranteeing the Seamless Operation of the Bundeswehr on the National and International Stage

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm, Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Ministry of Defence

• The role of the JSSC in delivering robust logistic capacity to the German Armed Forces
• Priorities for the Joint Support Service Command to continue meet German operational commitments
• Analysing the approach to the transportation of large volumes of fuel and water during combat missions to ensure demands are met
• Assessing the need for a common European logistics network to transform cooperation and maximise national capabilities
• Reflections on Defender Europe 2020 and Germany’s continued role as a strategic hub for NATO operations

14:30 Session Reserved for Crowley Government Services

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 The New HDF Strategy for the Maintenance of Modern Military Equipment

Colonel István Ocskay

Colonel István Ocskay, Director, Research and Development Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces Modernization Institute

• Overview of the HDF methods of maintaining of military equipment
• Evaluating the current and future challenges of sustaining a domestically and internationally mobile logistics division
• Assess specific modernisation objectives for the Logistics Centre and any factors that may prohibit success in fulfilling these
 

16:00 The Role of the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) in Supporting Current Operations

Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken

Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken, Commander, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Centre, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

• Assessing the current capabilities of the NDLO in providing optimal supply chain management
• Engaging with third-party suppliers to provide additional military logistic support and to reduce military costs
• NDLO preparation to deal with the logistical support requirements of the future

16:30 The Importance of Effective and Efficient Medical Logistic Solutions to Support Defence Forces in the Field

Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Colonel Ladislav Slechta, Director, Military Medicine Agency, Ministry of Defence of The Czech Republic

• Establishing an efficient medical supply chain through incorporating enhanced production capacity and technical ability
• Investigating international cooperation and networks between states through working with the Committee of Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (COMEDS)
• Evaluating the challenges of deploying medical logistics in combat scenarios and the solutions in place to overcome these difficulties
 

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

8:30 Registration and Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

9:00 Developments to Enhance the Effectiveness of the Logistics System of the Polish Armed Forces

Colonel Witold Bartoszek

Colonel Witold Bartoszek, Deputy Chief, Logistics Division, The General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

• Evaluation of Poland’s cooperation with allies
• An update on the armed forces Technical Modernisation Plan (TMP)
• Challenges of the new equipment acquisition and implementation

9:30 The Role of Support Command in Optimising Supply Chain Systems to Maximise the Operational Effectiveness of Albanian Armed Forces

Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku

Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku, Commander, Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces

• Evaluating the capability of the Support Command and assessing predicted future challenges
• The importance of creating a flexible and mobile logistics division to ensure operational success across varying mission types and terrains
• The role of the Support Command in managing the supply of mission critical resources and the benefits of closer networks with allied partners
• Assessing future modernisations and developments within the Albanian Armed Forces Support Command to improve operational effectiveness

10:00 Session Reserved for Sponsor

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The Importance of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in Aligning the Provision of Logistics Services at the European Level

Colonel Henning Weeke

Colonel Henning Weeke, Executive Officer - DEU Implementation Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe, Bundeswehr Logistics Command

• The implementation of a framework to deepen formally defence cooperation
• Utilising LogHubs – a network of secured logistical services for Project Members and wider European exploitation – to bridge operational gaps, to foster resilience and to enhance the ability to act
• The practical implications of wider European cooperation on supply chain management

11:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

12:00 Networking Lunch

13:00 Operational Readiness of Logistics in Finnish Defence Forces - Optimising the Readiness and Capability of Forces

Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka

Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka, Commander, 1st Logistics Regiment, Finnish Defence Forces

• Total Defence Concept in Finnish security environment
• Logistic Readiness and storage of material
• Mobilization of Troops
• Guaranteeing efficient supply to combat troops, especially during harsh climate conditions
• Strategic Partners: The importance of a 24/7 capability to deliver material for end-users to facilitate mission readiness
• Cost-effectiveness in Logistics
 

13:30 Session Reserved for Sponsor

14:00 Maximising the Host Nation Support Capability of the Latvian Armed Forces to Improve incoming Alliance forces Mission Effectiveness

Lieutenant Colonel Reinis Basko

Lieutenant Colonel Reinis Basko, Chief of Staff, Logistic Command, Latvian National Armed Forces

• Updates on current HNS capabilities
• The Rail Baltic project implementation within HNS mission effectiveness
• Assessing future developments within the Latvian Armed Forces in regards with HNS

14:30 Afternoon Tea

15:00 The Role of the Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC) in Enhancing Cooperation and Realising the Strategic Goals of Allies

Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Colonel Daniel Zlatník, Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre

• Reflections on past joint exercises to determine logistical priorities for future multinational operations
• Analysing the importance of creating multinational logistic partnerships to create efficient supply chains for allies to achieve their tactical objectives
• Obstacles to future joint exercises in the current climate, including freedom of movement and customs barriers

15:30 Enhancing Interoperability to Maintain, Support and Sustain Troops Abroad and Implement Allied Defence Programmes

Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Mario Blokken, Head of the Permanent Secretariat, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel

• The role of the EAIC in promoting and facilitating the interoperability of land forces through the harmonisation of military concepts, doctrines, and procedures
• Utilising technological developments in additive manufacturing and AI to improve supply chain efficiency
• Employing AI to optimise water supply systems for allied combat personnel
 

16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku

Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku

Commander, Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces
Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Ministry of Defence
Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

Commander, 104 Logistic Support Brigade, British Army
Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre
Colonel Witold Bartoszek

Colonel Witold Bartoszek

Deputy Chief, Logistics Division, The General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

Commander, Logistics Command, Italian Army
Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Director of Logistics, Austrian Armed Forces
Major General Stefan Muransky

Major General Stefan Muransky

Director, J4 General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku

Commander, Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces
Brigadier General Ndriçim Sallaku

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Ministry of Defence
Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

Commander, 104 Logistic Support Brigade, British Army
Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre
Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Colonel Henning Weeke

Executive Officer - DEU Implementation Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe, Bundeswehr Logistics Command
Colonel Henning Weeke

Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka

Commander, 1st Logistics Regiment, Finnish Defence Forces
Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka

Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Director, Military Medicine Agency, Ministry of Defence of The Czech Republic
Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken

Commander, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Centre, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken

Colonel Witold Bartoszek

Deputy Chief, Logistics Division, The General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
Colonel Witold Bartoszek

Lieutenant Colonel Reinis Basko

Chief of Staff, Logistic Command, Latvian National Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Reinis Basko

Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

Commander, Logistics Command, Italian Army
Lieutenant General Francesco Figliuolo

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Director of Logistics, Austrian Armed Forces
Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Stefan Muransky

Director, J4 General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
Major General Stefan Muransky

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

CEO, Continest Technologies PLC
Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Supporting Media Partners

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Crowley

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

Crowley Maritime Corporation, a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company, is one of the most diversified transportation companies in the world with a team of industry-savvy, seasoned logistics and global freight management professionals that can exponentially expand and simplify a customer’s supply chain, both tactically and functionally. With a fundamental understanding that supply chains continue to operate within an increasingly complex and dynamic set of variables, Crowley is positioned as a worldwide partner offering, flexible, scalable, and agile logistics solutions. Crowley can seamlessly handle most any logistics requirement by offering services that it has spent over 126 years perfecting. As a full-service logistics provider of trucking, air, and ocean transportation and related global freight forwarding services, we continue our proud tradition of serving the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other government agencies with a portfolio of commercial services adapted to meet their missions.


GOFA Gocher Fahrzeugbau GmbH

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.gofa.de/

GOFA ”Gocher Fahrzeugbau GmbH” is a specialist for production, service and repair of trailers, road tankers and tank containers. GOFA´s German plant is ranked by several commercial customers as one of the best stainless-steel tank builders worldwide. Per working day, GOFA produces over 100.000 Liter tank volume.

The GOFA product portfolio includes also different tailor designed solutions of tank containers and road tankers which enable Governmental Organizations fuels, potable water and other liquids to store and deliver worldwide where they are required.

GOFA is a daughter of CHART Industries US with manufacturing locations in US, China, India, Italia Check Republic and Germany. Chart works worldwide with approx. 5000 employees.

CHART is producing stainless steel tanks from 2 up to1.000.000 liters volume and other complex stainless-steel equipment. GOFA is using this worldwide CHART network for production, service and support.


Media Partners


Defence and Security Alert

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.dsalert.org

Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.


Picante

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.picante.today/

PICANTE is a news-publishing website that digests the latest news about technology, entertainment, lifestyle, finance and politics and serves them to you daily. You will find the latest in AI, mobile technology, home-land security, data analytics, fashion, pop & movie culture, political developments and much more. http://www.picante.today/


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.


Project Cargo Network

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

Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world's top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


Edumaritime

Supporting Media Partners
https://www.edumaritime.net/

EduMaritime is a maritime and logistics education, training, Internship, Career, News & Job resources portal. It provides the most valuable and accurate information and tools in maritime, logistics & supply-chain management, merchant marine, marine engineering, naval architecture, shipping management, ship broking, sailing, and other related areas worldwide including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.


Naval Technology

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

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


Homeland Security

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/


Defence Suppliers

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.defence-suppliers.com

Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


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


Epicos

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

Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


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.


Cargo Connections

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.cargoconnections.net

Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.


Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.hsrc.biz

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.


Copybook - Military

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.copybook.com/military

Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


Freightbook

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.freightbook.net

Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options.


Aerospace Technology

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

Leading aerospace organisations use Aerospace-technology.com on a daily basis to ensure they keep up to date with the latest industry specific news and developments. As a result, Aerospace-technology.com attracts a high quality and loyal user base of the most influential decision makers and aerospace industry leaders. For more information please contact antonio.rossi@verdict.co.uk or call +44 207 936 6806


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.


Universal Freight Organisation

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

Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


Soldier Modernisation

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

Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


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.


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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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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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




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