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Announcement: We have now made this conference a virtual event. All speakers, attendees and sponsors will be able to access the full conference and its materials and will be able to log on remotely via the internet. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk

SMi Group are proud to present the 6th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe VIRTUAL CONFERENCE in 2021. Please note all agenda times are in Central European Time.

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

All timings are in Central European Time (GMT+1)

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

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

9:15 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

9:45 Energy-Autonomous Temporary Infrastructure Systems

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton, CEO, Continest Technologies PLC

10:15 Morning Coffee

10:45 Transforming the Way We Enable the Far Bank in an Era of Constant Competition

Major James Kedge

Major James Kedge, Officer Commanding 94 Squadron QOGLR, 104 Logistic Support Brigade, British Army

• The challenge of operating in the 21st Century (The Great Game).
• Transformation – the development of a whole force and integrated approach.
• Innovation– the journey of the Theatre Enabling Group.
 

11:15 Responsive, Innovative Logistics Solutions to Government and Military Challenges

Mr Jason Trubenbach

Mr Jason Trubenbach, Director, Business Development Logistics, Crowley Government Services

• Advantages of Commercial Industry Support
• Examples of Innovative Solutions and Subsequent Opportunities
• Recommendations for Improving Industry’s Responsiveness

11:45 Developments in Bundeswehr Logistics in Support of National and Allied Forces

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

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

- Overview of Bundeswehr priorities for acquiring new logistic support capabilities
- Analysing the security-related developments and challenges
- Spotlight on Bundeswehr structure: theJoint Support and Enabling Service (JSES) and Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC)
- Outlining the future operating environment and Bundeswehr plans for ensuring national and allied support for forces in theatre
- Multinational Logistics: Germany as a “transit nation” for moving materiel from west to east
 

12:15 Networking Lunch

12:45 Session Reserved for Continest Webinar: Enhanced Mobility and Interoperability of Deployable Field Camps

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

Mr Vidor Kis-Marton, CEO, Continest Technologies PLC

  • Future camp solutions
  • Contimed
  • R&D
  • 13:15 The New HDF Strategy for the Maintenance of Modern Military Equipment

    • 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
     

    Colonel István Ocskay

    Colonel István Ocskay, Director, Research and Development Directorate, HDF Modernization Institute

    13:45 The Importance for US Army Europe of Strengthening Logistical Cooperation with NATO Allies to Achieve Strategic Objectives

    • Transporting military equipment and personnel across borders, including plans for the creation of a synchronised customs system across NATO
    • Engaging with different nations in Europe to target improvements for infrastructure and increase the capability of future operations
    • Reflections on the Defender Europe 2020 joint exercise and priorities moving forward to facilitate the best logistic cooperation with allies
    • Plans and predictions for the Defender Europe 2021 joint exercise

    Colonel Douglas A. LeVien

    Colonel Douglas A. LeVien, Deputy Commander, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army

    14:15 Afternoon Tea

    14:45 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

    15:15 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
     

    15:45 Industry Panel: The Role of Industry in Supporting National Military Logistics Divisions

  • Integration of industry and logistics for successful military operation
  • Innovative industry solutions to complex logistical problems
  • How can industry help military logistic divisions prepare for future operations?
  • What solutions are on offer for the end-user?
  • Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

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

    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton, CEO, Continest Technologies PLC

    Mr David Figueiredo Ramirez

    Mr David Figueiredo Ramirez, Director, Customer Operations, Crowley Government Services

    16:15 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

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

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

    9:30 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

    10:00 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

    10:30 Morning Break

    11:00 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
     

    11:30 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

    12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 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
     

    13:30 NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Captain Charles

    Captain Charles "Chuck" Wilson, Chief, Lessons Learned and Innovation, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
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    • Overview of the role of the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
    • The move to online education and training
    • Shifting focus: the Force Health Protection Branch’s weekly infectious disease updates and regular VTCs to facilitate information sharing between the NATO nations
    • Lessons Learned and Innovation Branch – identifying lessons for preparing and responding to future global health emergencies

    14:00 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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    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
    Colonel Daniel Zlatník

    Colonel Daniel Zlatník

    Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre
    Colonel István Ocskay

    Colonel István Ocskay

    Director, Research and Development Directorate, HDF Modernization Institute
    Colonel Witold Bartoszek

    Colonel Witold Bartoszek

    Deputy Chief, Logistics Division, The General Staff of the Polish 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

    Captain Charles "Chuck" Wilson

    Chief, Lessons Learned and Innovation, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
    Captain Charles "Chuck" Wilson

    Captain Charles Wilson joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He went on to receive a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard University and completed specialty training in aerospace and family medicine. His 25-year military medicine career has been operationally focused and diverse, with Naval Air, Surface and Submarine Force assignments as well multiple tours with the Fleet Marine Force, most recently as the III Marine Expeditionary Force Surgeon. He is currently serving as Chief of Lessons Learned and Innovation at the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine in Budapest, Hungary.

    Colonel Daniel Zlatník

    Director, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre
    Colonel Daniel Zlatník

    Colonel Douglas A. LeVien

    Deputy Commander, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, US Army
    Colonel Douglas A. LeVien

    Colonel István Ocskay

    Director, Research and Development Directorate, HDF Modernization Institute
    Colonel István Ocskay

    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

    Major James Kedge

    Officer Commanding 94 Squadron QOGLR, 104 Logistic Support Brigade, British Army
    Major James Kedge

    Mr David Figueiredo Ramirez

    Director, Customer Operations, Crowley Government Services
    Mr David Figueiredo Ramirez

    Mr Jason Trubenbach

    Director, Business Development Logistics, Crowley Government Services
    Mr Jason Trubenbach

    Mr Mario Blokken

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

    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

    CEO, Continest Technologies PLC
    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Sponsors

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    Speaker interview with Colonel Reinis Basko, Latvian National Armed Forces

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    Speaker Interview with Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm, Bundeswehr Joint Support and Enabling Service

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    BR International Consulting Services GmbH (BR-ICS)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://br-ics.com/

    BR International Consulting Services offers full service for the securing of military equipment on railway wagons. For this purpose, the company provides experts throughout Europe and thereby simplifies military logistics:

    Depending on which equipment is loaded, we plan the required type and number of wagons and securing materials.

    Before the loading begins, we compare the planning with the wagon types provided. Once the correct wagon types are positioned, the loading begins, and we start securing the military equipment with our load securing materials.

    When the transport arrives at its final destination, we remove the load securing materials, either dispose or refurbish the materials and store it in one of our warehouses.

    If a wagon problem causes the transported equipment to be reloaded, we are flexible enough to react immediately. We remove the load securing materials directly on site and carry out another load securing of the reloaded equipment on the replacement wagon.


    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.

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    CTG

    Sponsors
    https://www.ctgnow.com/

    CTG provides supply chain solutions designed to keep fleets and systems operational, ready and safe. We are a leading supplier of parts, materiel and obsolescence management solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, government contractors, as well as many International Partners. Our testing and inspection services through our IDEA certified Lab for risk mitigation and counterfeit avoidance we set us apart. CTG specializes in sourcing obsolete and hard-to-find parts. Our obsolescence solutions are designed to help meet your cost, schedule and performance goals. CTG supports multi-domain operations, including air, ground, sea, cyber and space domains. Companies like Sikorsky, Boeing and Lockheed Martin have recognized CTG's commitment to quality and customer service as award-winning. CTG is AC7402-CAAP certified (Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program), a certification recognized by both customers and industry in setting the highest Aerospace quality management and inspections standards for suppliers and distributors.

    Media Partners


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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/


    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.


    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.


    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.

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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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