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SMi Group are proud to host the sixth annual Future Soldier Technology conference in London on the 10th and 11th of March 2020, with a pre-conference, Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on 9th March 2020 – exploring how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks, and innovative immersive technologies and displays are assisting the warfighter.


Future soldier programmes are as essential as ever to ensuring that soldiers are able to effectively operate in difficult terrain and hostile environments. As industry surges forward with their technological capabilities, it is crucial to understand the priorities of armed forces programme managers.


As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2020 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 in development, such as: survivability, lethality, sustainability, mobility and C4i. Along with soldier modernisation programmes from: IdZ-ES, FELIN, ISSP, Land 125, Sistemas de Combate do Soldado, and more.
 

Hear the very latest developments from Future Soldier Programme Managers related to:


• Ballistic protection
• Soldier lethality
• C4i systems, battlespace management, and situational awareness
• Night vision and optics
• Winter warfare capabilities
• Soldier system power solutions
• Battlefield robotics and autonomous systems
• Immersive technology and augmented reality


As well as updates from a variety of national programmes including:


• UK
• USA
• France
• Australia
• Germany
• Canada
• Sweden
• Norway
• Portugal


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
 

Past attendees have included:

3M Scott Safety; 3M Svenska AB; 3M Uk Holdings Plc; Amphenol Ltd; Australian Army; BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd; BAE Systems Ltd; BDA Technology; Belgian Special Forces; Black Diamond Advanced Technology; BlackBox Biometrics Inc; Brazilian Army Attache Office; Bren-Tronics Inc; Bren-Tronics, Inc.; British Army; British Army Headquarters; British Army HQ; Collins Aerospace; Croft Consultants (South West) Ltd; Dataminr; DE&S; DE&S - MoD; DE&S STSP; Defence Forces IRL; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Department of National Defence Canada; Department of National Defence, Canada; DSTL; DSTL Porton Down; Equipment Capability Wing; EST (DSO); Finnish Defence Forces; Fischer Connectors Ltd; Fischer Connectors SA ; FN Herstal; FN Herstal S.A.; FNH UK; Fraunhofer IOSB; French Army; French Ministry of Defence; German Army; GETAC UK Ltd; Glenair, Inc; GMRE Inc; Harris; Harris Corporation; Harris Systems Ltd; Hirtenberger Defence Europe Gmbh; IDF; Intercomms Publications; Jane's Information Group; Marlborough Communications Ltd; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence (ISS); Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support; MOD; MOD BATCIS Delivery Team; Natek Power Systems AB; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NCSIST , Taiwan; NCSIST, TAIWAN; Nexter Group; NFM; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Material Agency Material Investments; Norwegian Defence Material Agency/ General Material Division; Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; ODU Scandinavia; Omnetics Connector Corporation; Pakistan High Commission; Persistent Systems LLC; Portuguese Army; Precision Technic Defence Limited; Qioptiq ; Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd; Reski OY; Revision Military; Rheinmetall Canada Inc.; Rheinmetall Defence UK; Riscure B.V.; Saab; SAAB Technology; Safran Electronics & Defense; Saint-Cyr Military Academy Research Center; Sea Ltd; Secubit Ltd; Secure Communication & Information System (SIX); Steatite; SurCom International; Teleplan Globe AS; Thales; Thales Group; Thales Research & Technology; THALES SIX/FRANCE; Thales UK; The Defence Forces; The Yorkshire Gunners; Theon Sensors; TNO; TNO Defence, Security and Saftey; TT Electronics Plc; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; US Army; US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center; Viasat Inc; ViaSat, Inc.; Y.D.S Goliath Footwear Ltd; Yakupoglu Tekstil Deri San Tic AS (YDS);

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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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.

 

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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Sponsors and Exhibitors


Marlborough Communications Ltd

Sponsors and Exhibitors
https://www.marlboroughcomms.com/

MCL is a leading supplier of advanced electronic communications, information systems and signals intelligence technology to the defence and security sectors. Utilising an unparalleled and ever-expanding international network of specialist technology providers, combined with its own bespoke design, engineering and integration skills, to deliver and support a diverse portfolio of C4IS and ISTAR capabilities that transform its customers’ ability to deliver effective operations.

MCL specialist C4IS portfolio includes hearing protection, communication headsets and radio communication devices. Within this domain MCL hold contracts across UK MOD including Army, Royal Navy, RAF and Special Forces. MCL has a longstanding partnership with INVISIO from Denmark to supply and support these contracts.

INVISIO is a global market leader within advanced communication and hearing protection systems. The company develops and sells advanced systems that enable professionals in noisy and mission critical environments to communicate and work effectively, while protecting their hearing.

INVISIO's systems give operational advantages and increased security for military and security personnel. They also contribute to reducing the costs of hearing loss for individuals and society. Product development is based on a good understanding of the users' work environment and specific needs. By combining different technologies and skills in acoustics, electronics, mechanics and hearing, INVISIO creates innovative and customized solutions that replace traditional methods.



Ultra Electronics

Sponsors and Exhibitors
https://www.ultra-pcs.com

The need for improving how we fit technology and increase capability, such as situational awareness, onto the soldier is well understood. UltraLYNX is a key component in the realisation of future dismounted situational awareness systems; Increased operational tempo, improved operational agility and effectiveness and more efficient force application in a Combined, Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational command (CJIIM). The benefits delivered by better situational awareness and more efficient power and data management contribute to reducing the cognitive and physical burden on the soldier. Finding a way to reduce these burdens while increasing operational effectiveness has been the driving force behind UltraLYNX By empowering the user to employ UltraLYNX as their role or mission demands, for the first time soldier technology can truly adapt to the users needs and evolve with the constant and rapidly changing situation on a modern battlefield. Designed from the ground up to deliver smart, open architecture, capable of providing users with a simple plug and play function of a range of common bearer and end user devices, while also providing the necessary technological infrastructure to support future systems growth and development; UltraLYNX provides the definitive standard for future soldier systems and delivers a truly integrated, scalable and open solution to meet current and future close combat challenges head on Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ultra Electronics PLC, a FTSE 250 company which specialises in the areas of defence, security, transport and energy with a track record stretching back over 40 years. The group comprises over 24 specialist businesses with 4,000 employees. Sales in 2015 totaling over one billion US dollars. The company has expertise in high-integrity sensing, control, communication and display systems. Ultra Electronics takes pride in being engineering focused and undertakes significant investment in technology and innovation. Ultra’s principal areas of land based defence expertise are: • Soldier Systems • Power Management Equipment & Systems • Rugged Processing & Ethernet Solutions • Local Situational Awareness Systems • Human Machine Interfaces

Media Partners


Defense Conferences

Supporting Media Partners
https://www.marketanalysis.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. https://www.marketresearchmedia.com https://www.marketanalysis.com


ArmedForces.co.uk

Supporting Media Partners
http://www.armedforces.co.uk

The DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY is an authoritative online information resource for all defence purchasers. This comprehensive listing of Defence Suppliers has enabled thousands of purchasing professionals to find exactly what they are looking for - in seconds. THE DEFENCE SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY provides a total overview of all the UK's Armed Forces - with a wealth of valuable information about the organisation and structure of the UK's Defence Services, as well as useful facts about developments in the UK Defence Industry Contact us: defenceenquiries@armedforces.co.uk Tel: 01743 241962 website: www.armedforces.co.uk


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.


IHS Janes

Supporting Media Partners
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.


Technologies.org

Supporting Media Partners
https://www.technologies.org

Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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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.

CPD Certificates

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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