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SMi are proud to host the fifth annual Future Soldier Technology conference, which will convene in London on the 12th and 13th March 2019. This year's event will also include a dedicated pre-conference focus day on 11th March 2019 focused exclusively on dismounted situational awareness (DSA) – exploring how new technologies such as mobile deployable communications, land ISTAR, Command & Control networks and innovative immersive technologies and displays assist the warfighter.

Future soldier programmes continue to be critically important for dismounted infantry operations around the world. As militaries are expected to operate in diverse environments – from Arctic to urban landscapes – developing materials, technologies and capabilities that enable soldiers to survive and thrive has become ever more important.

As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2019 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are used to overcome challenges in soldier modernisation programmes, from across the world. It will explore the key categories for development, such as: survivability, lethality, sustainability, mobility and C4i. Along with soldier modernisation programmes from: IdZ-ES, FELIN, PEO Soldier, DE&S, ISSP, Soldat der Zukunft, VOSS, Combatiente Futuro (COMFUT) and more.

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

  • Ballistic protection
  • Soldier lethality
  • C4i systems and situational awareness equipment
  • Night vision and optics
  • Winter warfare capabilities
  • Soldier system power solutions

As well as updates from a variety of national programmes.

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

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

The conference and focus day agenda is critical for anyone involved in dismounted soldier technology and equipment, including:

  • Future Soldier System Programme Managers
  • Industry OEMs
  • Directors for Land Forces Capability
  • Infantry Trials and Development Unit Commander
  • Infantry Leaders
  • Soldier Systems Researchers 

10th Special Forces Group; 3M Svenska AB; 3M United Kingdom Plc; Aselsan; Australian Army; BAE Systems Land (UK); Battlespace Publications; Black Diamond Advanced Technology; BlackBox Biometrics Inc; Bren-Tronics Inc; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Forces; Cubic Defence UK Ltd; DE&S; Defence & Security Organisation; Defence Forces IRL; Department for International Trade; Department of Defence - Australia; Diamond Age Armor; DIT DSO Export Support Team; Domo Tactical Communications (DTC); DowDuPont; DSTL; Esterline Racal Acoustics; Export Support Team; Export Support Team, Defence and Security Organisation; Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB); FFI; Fischer Connectors Ltd; FLIR UAS; FN Herstal; FOI; Fraunhofer Institut Chemische Technologie; French Army; Gelnair, Inc; German Army; Getac UK Ltd; Glenair UK Ltd; GMRE Inc; Harris; Harris Systems Ltd; Home Office Centre for Applied Science Technology; IHS Jane's; Institute for Creative Technologies; Intercomms Publications; Jane's Naval C4I Systems; Kinneir Dufort; KME; Lockheed Martin UK Ltd; MBDA; Media Transasia Thailand Limited (A M R); Microflown AVISA; MoD Abbey Wood; MoD DE&S; NDMA; Netherlands MoD; Nexter Group; NFM; Norwegian Army; Norwegian Army Staff; Norwegian Defence Logistical Organisation; Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment(FFI); Norwegian Defense Material Agency; NZDF Capability Branch; ODU Scandinavia; Omnetics Connector Corporation; Pardus Defence & Security; Persistent Systems LLC; Persistent Systems, LLC; Polish Armed Forces; Precision Control Systems; Precision Technic Defence Limited; Qioptiq ; Radetec; RAF; Revision Military; Rheinmetall Canada Inc; Royal Marines; Safran Electronics & Defense; Sea; Shephard Media; Source Tactical Gear; Special Forces Group Belgium; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; SurCom International; Survitec Group Ltd; Swedish Army; Swedish Defence Research Agency; T N O Human Factors Research Institute; Thales UK; The Defence Forces; TNO; TNO Defence, Security and Saftey; TT Electronics - Power & Hybrid Business Unit; TT Electronics Plc; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics, Precision Control Systems; United States Marine Corps; United States Navy; US Army; US Marine Corps; Viasat; Viasat Inc; WL Gore;

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Sponsors and Exhibitors


3M

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http//www.3M.eu/military

We strive to set the standard for confidence and trust by providing rugged, reliable protective communication equipment. 3M™ PELTOR™ solutions for today’s modern warfighter have been designed for use in combat and combat support operations, specifically, for use with firearms and ballistic combat helmets. The hearing protectors feature external microphones for environmental listening (aka Talk-Through) capability, so operators can maintain auditory situational awareness while still protecting their hearing. With more than 60 years of experience, the PELTOR brand promises quality communication solutions that help provide an excellent balance of comfort and protection. The advanced engineering and technology inherent with the PELTOR brand fits with the high standard of quality and innovation of a continuously evolving range of product solutions that you, our customers, come to expect from 3M.


Omnetics Connector Corporation

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

Omnetics Connector Corporation manufactures and designs Micro-miniature, Nano-miniature, and Hybrid connectors, wire harnesses, and cable assembly solutions for the toughest, smallest, and highest speed applications. These rugged miniature and ultra-miniature Mil-Spec based Micro-D, Nano-D, Circular, and Strip connector solutions aid in the interconnect and SWaP design requirements of your battlefield communications, computing, and other high-performance devices, increasing the number of contacts for high speed compact circuitry in mission critical harsh environment applications. With a rich history of the miniaturization and ruggedization of interconnect harnesses, Omnetics Connector Corporation is proud to announce the development of our new COBRA™ connector system for the dismounted soldier. This unique design weighs under 35 grams and is compatible with the MOLLE straps of standard vests. It features 8 cleanable 5 AMP contacts which can handle USB 2.0 signals, and it offers a magnet free tactile latching system to avoid any signal interference. It is IP68 sealed in the mated and unmated state and can be terminated by the end user. The COBRA™ connector can be retro-fitted onto old vests with a clamp system designed for the standard MOLLE straps. Additionally, both halves of the connector can be fabric or bulkhead mounted, creating a plethora of design configurations. The design can also be modified to fit specific application requirements. Stop by Omnetics’ booth at Future Soldier Technology 2019 to learn more about our miniature and ruggedized connector solutions.

Media Partners


Satnews Publishers

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http://www.satnews.com

Satnews Publishers is a leader in the delivery of timely and accurate news and data for the commercial and military satellite industries. Satnews publications include Satnews Daily, Weekly, Mobile, SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine. Our data products include the International Satellite Directory and SatFinder, both industry standard tools. Visit: www.satnews.com.


Soldier Modernisation

Supporters
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.


IHS Janes

Supporters
http://www.janes.ihs.com

With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


Defense Conferences

Supporters
https://www.marketresearchmedia.com

Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights.


Defence Today

Supporters
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.


Defence Suppliers

Supporters
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.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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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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