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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 is proud to present the 6th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.

With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability.

As the only Maritime ISR event with a specific focus on Space-Based Domain Awareness, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2021 follows five very successful predecessors. With the previous events taking place in Rome, the event has brought forward a discussion on the growing need for more comprehensive and sophisticated Joint Maritime ISR capabilities in the Mediterranean and beyond, particularly following the Migrant Crisis that still remains.

This year, with the geographical shift comes a subtle strategic one, providing a renewed focus on some of the strategic threats and technological challenges facing naval and joint forces from across the world. The conference retains an increased focus on space based maritime reconnaissance and the relation between the Littoral and Maritime Domains and ISR capabilities that occur here. The aim is to assist the advancement and engagement of Naval practitioners and Programme Managers through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups on topics including Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more.

Platforms and topics discussed include: Space based ISR, Airborne Platforms & Operations, C4ISTAR, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Hydrographic platforms and many more..
 

- Keynote briefings from senior officers and military leaders from the UK, USA, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, NATO, and many more

- A unique focus on Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more

- Maritime equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology

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

5th Department, Secretary of Defence; ADIT’s The Bulletin; AeroVironment; Agency for Defence- Korea; Australian Government; Capella Space; Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation; CLS; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO; Embassy of Ecuador; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMM; ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications); EUCAP Somalia; Eunavformed Op. Sophia; European Maritime Safety Agency; FLIR Systems Inc; Frontex Unit; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; Hisdesat Strategic Services, Inc.; IHS Markit; ImageSat International N.V; Inmarsat; IT Navy General Staff; ITAF HQ 3rd Department; Italian Air Force - Maritime Air Inspectorate; Italian Airforce HQ; Italian Hydrographic Institute; Italian Navy; Italian Navy General Staff, 7th Dpt Ship Design & Combat System; Italian Navy HQ; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Maxar; Maxar Technologies; MDA; Ministry of National Defence; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; NATO Allied Maritime Command; NATO COE For Operations in Confined & Shallow Waters; NATO STO-CMRE; Ocean 4Future; Orbital Micro Systems Inc; Plans and Maritime Policy Employment of Forces and Maritime Security Department 1st Section – Operations, plans and training; Radley Consulting; Robin Radar Systems BV; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Defence University; The Royal Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; UAE GHQ; UGAL; United States Coast Guard; United States Navy; ViaSat Communications Inc; Windward; World View Enterprises, Inc;

Conference programme

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

9:00 Assessing the Current and Future Contribution of Unmanned Maritime Systems to Royal Navy ISR Operations

Commodore Mike Knott

Commodore Mike Knott, Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy

• Outlining current unmanned marine system use in the Royal Navy
• Ensuring the continued security of British and allied waters in an era of increasing competition
• Extending the use of unmanned systems to further maritime ISR
• Exploiting developing technologies to fill information gaps
 

9:30 Providing Effective Maritime Situational Awareness in NATOs Contested Eastern Flank

Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ

• Evaluating the platforms used for ISR operations in the Polish Navy
• The challenges to operating in the Baltic Sea
• Integrating new systems and collaborating with allies for comprehensive maritime domain awareness

10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor Orbital Micro Systems

Mr Michael Hurowitz

Mr Michael Hurowitz, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Orbital Micro Systems
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10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Evaluating Current MARCOM ISR Capabilities and Outlining the Challenges that will be Posed in the Short to Medium Term

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen, Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM

  • The challenges to effective maritime operation for the alliance
  • Utilising multiple assets for complete situational awareness
  • The path ahead
  • 11:30 Enhancing Spanish MoD Satellite Coverage for Improved Domain Awareness

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo, Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD

    • Utilising satellite assets for a more accurate and wider maritime domain awareness
    • Overcoming the traditional limitations of conventional ISR platforms
    • Combining military and commercial capabilities for improved cost-efficiency and data gathering
    • The future of space-based ISR for the Spanish Navy and working towards interoperability with allies

    12:00 Spatial-Based NETWORK Enabled Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila, Satellite And Cyber Defence Systems, Spanish MoD

    • How to improve maritime situational awareness and increase reaction capability with satellite support
    • Earth observation challenges in maritime surveillance
    • Earth observation services
    • Satellite sensors contributing to Network Enabled Capability
     

    12:30 USV for Port, Offshore and Naval Surveillance and Security Applications

    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Mr Alfonso Cardona, Systems Director, Commercial and Business Development Division, Navantia S.A.

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 MQ-9B Improves Multi Domain Joint ISR Collection Capabilities

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

  • Maritime domain JISR collection is a challenge
  • Deterrence by airspace occupation
  • New advanced capabilities
     
  • 14:30 Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness through the Development and Integration of Satellite Technology

    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Captain Luigi Ciani, Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy

    • Challenges to integrating effective satellite-based ISR platforms into existing architectures
    • Assessing the Italian Navy approach and the future of Maritime domain awareness
    • Pooling resources as a force multiplier for greater joint capabilities

    15:00 Maritime Monitoring and Security: Leveraging Multi-Sensor Fusion and Advanced Machine Learning to Achieve Maritime Situational Awareness

  • Maritime Security Agencies, Coast Guards, and Navies of the world are tasked with protecting their countries’ maritime interest and ensuring safe operations within their Areas of Responsibility
  • The broad area surveillance required to maintain situational awareness presents a massive challenge for even the world’s most capable agencies. Currently, land-based, aerial and most commercially available satellite-based offerings do not provide a comprehensive view of the maritime domain
  • Maxar’s Crow’s Nest Maritime Monitoring and Security (MMS) capabilities address specific maritime situational awareness and port monitoring customer needs through multi-sensor collection, fusing, and automated analysis providing actionable information and intelligence for operational decision makers to counter threats and illicit activity
     
  • Mr Mitchell Free

    Mr Mitchell Free, Senior Director, Global Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    View Bio

    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Mr Stefan Kolendo, Senior Solutions Engineer – Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    View Bio

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Supporting US and Allied Naval Operations Through Effective ISTAR Capabilities

    Captain Timothy Thompson

    Captain Timothy Thompson, Commodore, Task Force 67, US Navy

  • Overview of Task Force 67 and its land-based maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) duties
  • ISR and MPA priorities in the 6th Fleet's European and African areas of responsibility
  • A look at the path ahead for CTF-67 in acting as a responsive, interoperable, and expeditionary combat ready maritime patrol aircraft unit
     
  • 16:30 Enhancing Geospatial Data Collection to Provide Strategic Direction to Naval Operations

    Lieutenant Commander Laurent Thepault

    Lieutenant Commander Laurent Thepault, Subject Matter Expert - Geospatial, Allied Maritime Command - NATO
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    • Overview of current NATO geospatial support principles
    • The importance of geospatial data in enhancing the effectiveness of Naval Operations
    • The path ahead: leveraging future technology developments to enhance geospatial data collection and support allied Naval operations
     

    17:00 Maximising the Exploitation of Space-Based Technology for Greater Maritime Domain Awareness

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Robert Heinlein Endowed Astronautics Chair, Aerospace Engineering Department , US Naval Academy

    • Space and Maritime Operations, Past, Present & Future
    • A brief historical context of why Naval forces were the early adopters of space-based capabilities
    • Critical Technologies and associated capabilities
     

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    9:00 Evaluating Operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI Operational ISR Capabilities

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI

    • Deploying aerial, naval and satellite assets to actively implement the UN arms embargo off the Libyan coast
    • The Operation IRINI approach to ISTAR operations in the Mediterranean to complete primary and secondary tasks
    • The future of Maritime ISR assets for EUNAVFOR and where enhanced capabilities are required

    9:30 Integrating New Technologies into the Swedish Navy for Greater Maritime Domain Awareness

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist, Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy

  • Evaluating the current ISTAR capabilities of the Swedish Navy
  • The potential for unmanned technology in uplifting capabilities
  • The challenges to operating in Arctic conditions
  • Collaborating with industry for maximum efficiency gains
  • 10:00 The New Drone Threat: How Do We Protect Maritime Assets Against Small Rogue Drones?

    Mr Bill Haraka

    Mr Bill Haraka, Business Development Manager, Defence & Security , Robin Radar Systems
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    • ROBIN Radar, from Bird detection to drone detection
    • The Maritime rogue drone threat explained
    • Counter drone solutions building blocks and concept of operations (conops)
    • Land, Sea and Air examples of Counter Drone solutions
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Satellite-Based Solutions Towards Maritime Intelligence

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui, Business Development & Sales Manager, Maritime Surveillance, CLS

    11:30 Integrating Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) into the US Navy for Wider ISR Capabilities at Sea

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Eric Soderberg, Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy

    • Introducing the MQ-8C Fire Scout into Naval operations for superior over-the-horizon targeting capabilities
    • Combining rotary and unmanned capabilities for optimal effectiveness
    • The future of naval ISR through the greater exploitation of unmanned platform potential across the fleet

    12:00 VHR SAR PAZ Satellite Contributions to Space-Based Maritime Domain Awareness

    Mr Miguel Angel García Primo

    Mr Miguel Angel García Primo, CEO, Hisdesat

    • PAZ Standard modes
    • PAZ New Modes already available
    • SAT-AIS form eE
    • Data fusion SAR SAT-AIS using AI algorithms
     

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Promoting Allied Integration to Enhance Joint ISTAR Capabilities and Assessing the Future Operating Environment

    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Commodore Thomas Guy, Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence

  • The role of the CJOS CoE in optimising interoperability to maximise the uplifts of joint ISTAR capacities
  • Analysing the creation of joint ISTAR capabilities and increasing the use of unmanned systems to enhance the information edge
  • Evaluating the challenges faced in the future operating environment and how increasing allied integration can assist in overcoming these challenges
     
  • 14:00 Leonardo Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities

    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon

    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon, Maritime Capability Development Manager, Leonardo

  • Company overview
  • Helicopter platform operational collect and PED
  • Options for Military and Security/Safety Agencies
     
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    14:30 Enhancing Platforms and Systems to Maximise the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Operational Effectiveness

    Mr Phillip Hanson

    Mr Phillip Hanson, MCA Aviation Technical Assurance Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  • Outlining MCA responsibilities and operations
  • Combining fixed and rotary-wing platforms for superior capabilities
  • Utilising airborne assets with other systems for more complete coverage
  • 15:00 Industry Panel: How Industry is Driving Maritime ISTAR Through Developments in New Technology

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    - Enhancing Maritime Situational Awareness through advanced radar sensor systems
    - Developing unmanned technology for greater maritime surveillance and security
    - Data collection and analysis services to support maritime operations
     

    *Panellists TBC

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Canadian Perspectives on Integrating Space-Based Assets into Existing ISR Structures for Comprehensive Maritime Domain Awareness

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson, Director General and Component Commader - Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
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    • With one of the longest coastlines in the world, Canada is moving towards a system of systems approach to Maritime Domain awareness – a combined effort across Defence and partner Government Departments
    • Current upgrades to maritime patrol aircraft incorporate increased connectivity through space-based assets to provide real-time information gathering and cueing mid-mission.
    • The Canadian Space program, civil and military, aims to increase the Canadian Government’s ability to provide space-based solutions to Earth Observation and global Satcom reach
     

    16:30 Exploiting Developing Technologies for Superior Maritime Domain Awareness

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Dr Rhett Jefferies, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

    • Update on Office of Naval Research Global Initiatives to accelerate transition of New Technologies for Superior Maritime Situational Awareness
    • Innovative technology for greater and more efficient data harvesting
    • Collaborating with international partners to improve joint capabilities
     

    17:00 Space-Based Maritime Awareness

    Mr Guy Thomas

    Mr Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

  • Dramatically enhancing space-based maritime awareness through innovative technologies
  • The role of AI and machine learning tools in rapidly analysing data from Earth observation satellites and their sensors
  • Drivers and goals of future innovations in the field of space-based maritime awareness
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Director General and Component Commader - Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy
    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy
    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD
    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI
    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Director General and Component Commader - Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Brigadier-General G. Michael (Mike) Adamson joined the Canadian Air Force in 1993 after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. Upon receiving his Navigator’s Wings in 1995, he was posted to 405 (Maritime Patrol) Squadron in Greenwood, NS where he was employed as a CP-140(A) Nav/Com, Crew Commander, and Sqn Standards and Training Officer. In 2001 he was posted to 404 (Maritime Patrol and Training) Squadron where he served as an Instructor, Simulator Operator, Crew Commander, Standards Officer and Chief Aircrew Instructor.

    Promoted to Major in 2004, BGen Adamson was transferred to National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa as the Career Manager for LRP Navigators. In 2007 he was selected to attend the Joint Command and Staff Course in Toronto, ON, returning to Ottawa upon completion to conduct an Occupation Review for the Air Navigator trade. In January 2009, he returned to 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron and was appointed Deputy Commanding Officer.

    BGen Adamson returned to NDHQ in July of 2010, and worked as a Strategic Coordination Staff Officer for Chief of Force Development. During that period, he completed his Masters in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston, and was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in January 2011. In September 2011, he deployed to CMF Bahrain as Chief of the Air Coordination Element supporting Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy operations in the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.

    In 2012 BGen Adamson was appointed Commanding Officer of 405 (Long Range Patrol) Squadron, overseeing the introduction of Squadron first-line maintenance and unit conversion to the upgraded Block III CP140M Aurora.

    BGen Adamson returned to NDHQ in 2014 as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. Promoted to Colonel in 2015, BGen Adamson assumed duties with Chief of Force Development as Director C4ISR.

    In 2017, BGen Adamson was extremely honoured and proud to culminate 15 years in the Annapolis Valley as Wing Commander of 14 Wing Greenwood.

    In 2019, BGen Adamson was selected to attend the National Securities Program at Canadian Forces College in Toronto, and was promoted to his current rank in May 2020.

    BGen Adamson assumed the role of RCAF Director General Space and the Joint Force Space Component Commander in June 2020.

    He and his wife Laura are the proud parents of two wonderful young ladies, Corynne and Elise. BGen Adamson loves boating with his family, Senators’ hockey, and playing the piano.
     

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy
    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy
    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Captain Timothy Thompson

    Commodore, Task Force 67, US Navy
    Captain Timothy Thompson

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Robert Heinlein Endowed Astronautics Chair, Aerospace Engineering Department , US Naval Academy
    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global
    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Satellite And Cyber Defence Systems, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Lieutenant Commander Laurent Thepault

    Subject Matter Expert - Geospatial, Allied Maritime Command - NATO
    Lieutenant Commander Laurent Thepault

    Lt Cdr Laurent Thepaut joined the French Navy in 1995 and served the surface fleet ever since. Surface Warfare Officer with a specialization in radar technology, he has been exposed to the main aero maritime operations of the 2000s (Balkans, Middle East, Afghanistan, Libya), in the environment of the NATO and Combined Maritime Forces.
    Before joining the Allied Maritime Command in 2019, he was the Commanding Officer of the hydrographic and survey vessel Borda (A792).
    His personal awards include the National Order of Merit and Combatant Cross medals.

    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Systems Director, Commercial and Business Development Division, Navantia S.A.
    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Mr Bill Haraka

    Business Development Manager, Defence & Security , Robin Radar Systems
    Mr Bill Haraka

    Bill Haraka, graduated from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands, and holds more than 20 years of business experience in the high-tech fields of Telecommunication, Security and Aero(Space) domains.

    As a senior manager, Bill has been able to continually build and expand his carefully networked international relationships, at different levels in various commercial and government owned organizations, based on mutual respect, credibility and friendships.
    His combination of mastering a savvy technical background and strong international business network, enables him to exceed expectations at customers senior management level as well with seasoned engineers which usually are experts in their field.

    Bill is passionate about bringing smart people together, utilizing Robin Radar technical innovations to make the world safer place for all people no matter their location, race, social status or religious background.

     

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Guy Thomas

    President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
    Mr Guy Thomas

    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon

    Maritime Capability Development Manager, Leonardo
    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon

    Mr Michael Hurowitz

    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Orbital Micro Systems
    Mr Michael Hurowitz

    Michael Hurowitz serves as chief executive officer and chief technology officer for Orbital Micro Systems (OMS). In these roles, he sets the strategic direction for the organization and oversees the company’s numerous research and development programs, as well as its world-class team of engineers and scientists. Hurowitz brings nearly 20 years of technology and product development experience to the OMS leadership team. Prior to co-founding OMS, he worked with numerous companies, including startups, Fortune 500 companies, university research groups and federal agencies. He serves as a volunteer mentor for the University of Colorado Venture Partners team.


    Hurowitz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and Public Affairs from the Colorado School of Mines, and is an instructor at the University of Colorado. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys the Colorado mountains and works part-time on a bison ranch.
     

    Mr Miguel Angel García Primo

    CEO, Hisdesat
    Mr Miguel Angel García Primo

    Mr Mitchell Free

    Senior Director, Global Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    Mr Mitchell Free

    Mr. Free, Maxar’s Sr. Director for National Security, leads a global Joint Engagement Team focused on assisting National Security clients meet some of their most demanding Earth Intelligence requirements. In recent assignments in Europe, Middle East and Africa, he led engagement strategies with agencies across government including Ministries of Interior and Defence, NATO, the European Defence Agency and security agencies such as Customs, Borders, and Police. 
     

    Mr. Free is a former U.S. Navy Commander with 24 years of active service in Naval Aviation as a Naval Flight Officer holding operational, technical and leadership positions. He has experience in deployed C4 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations as well as experience in Aircraft Carrier Battle group operations as a Tactical Action officer and Combat Direction Center Officer. He has operational experience in most regions of the globe including Asia Pacific as a Mission commander/ tactical coordinator with the Royal Australian Air Force. His technical experience includes directing rapid prototyping of airborne C4ISR systems and alignment of commercial capabilities to meet defense and security requirements. Additionally he has diplomatic / defense cooperation experience as an Armaments Cooperation Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.
     

    He is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a BS in Physics and he holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Space Systems Engineering program at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

    Mr Phillip Hanson

    MCA Aviation Technical Assurance Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    Mr Phillip Hanson

    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Senior Solutions Engineer – Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Stefan Kolendo joined Maxar in 2019 and is a Senior Solution Engineer on Maxar’s Joint Engagement Team (JET), supporting strategic relationships primarily focused on international defence & national security customers. He works with customers to understand and create operationally focused solutions to their mission requirements with a focus on the exploitation of their GEOINT and IMINT intelligence workflows. Stefan provides extensive support to Navies and maritime organisations looking to augment the ISR available to support their mission needs through the use and manipulation of satellite-derived electro-optical and radar data. Stefan previously worked for Jane’s Defence for 8 years and holds an MA with Distinction from University College London and a BA from the University of Bath.

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Business Development & Sales Manager, Maritime Surveillance, CLS
    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI
    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ
    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    Speaker interview with Commodore Thomas Guy, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence

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    Speaker interview with Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, US Naval Academy

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    Speaker interview with Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Polish Navy HQ

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    Speaker interview with the Spanish MoD

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    Speaker interview with Captain Luigi Ciani, Italian Navy

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    Speaker Interview with Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, US Naval Academy

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites)

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.cls.fr/en/

    CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) is a worldwide company and has been a pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986.Our mission is to provide innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet and to manage its resources sustainably. CLS it’s 30million positions processed each day 7/24/365 operational and a data center with 120 engineers, data scientists, Big Data specialists, maritime analysts.

    With a 30+ years’ expertise in maritime surveillance, CLS tracks daily vessels from more than100 flag administrations and each year, acquired and processed on near real-time more than 15,000 radar & optical images , thanks to its 3 receiving ground stations for Earth Observation.

    CLS is able to provide a complete maritime picture & actionable intelligence from large quantities of data at a glance thanks to state-of-the-art solutions.

    CLS is a recognized and trusted partner of maritime authorities, navies, customs and intelligence agencies worldwide.



    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.ga-asi.com

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®, Reaper® and Gray Eagle UAS programs of record and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight, enabling situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com


    Hisdesat

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.hisdesat.es/

    Operator of satellite government services that provides secure satellite communications services to government agencies in different countries and it also offers radar Earth Observation services through the PAZ satellite. Constellations of maritime Satellite Traffic Information Satellites (AIS). Satellite multi-domain hyperconnectivity. -Secure communications: 2 satellites, SpainSAT and XTAR-Eur, covering 2/3 of Earth. New Program SPAINSAT NG (X, Ka-Mil y UHF bands). EO: PAZ (radar) and Ingenio (optical) designed for multiple purposes: border control, intelligence, environmental monitoring, protection of natural resources, military operations, enforcement of international treaties, surface monitoring, city and infrastructure planning, monitoring of natural catastrophes and high-resolution mapping, among many others. -The satellite-based maritime traffic information system receives AIS signals from the vessels that are equipped with this system. It will provide an accurate picture of the world’s maritime traffic in real time.


    Leonardo

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

    Leonardo is a primary expert in airborne surveillance, reconnaissance, detection and information through dedicated platforms and full ISR/ISTAR airborne sensors and effectors. With operationally proven fixed wing and rotary wing UASs, optionally piloted helicopters, a complete range of sensors and target drones, Leonardo is also at the forefront of autonomous flight. Building on an extensive heritage, Leonardo develops and shapes technology to deliver flexible, modular solutions across the maritime arena and is a world leader in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.


    Maxar

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

    Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,000 team members in 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.


    Navantia

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.navantia.es/en/

    Spanish state-owned company reference in providing top advanced technology services and products that meet its clients´ needs in the defence sector, mainly in the naval domain. It is an international company that exports to over 20 countries, exporting 10,000 million euros in the last 10 years and successfully developing transfer of technology projects. In addition to their proven engineering designs, Navantia can be proud of having the capability to integrate all kinds of equipment and systems for all types of ships and non-naval units. Our facilities and personnel in the shipyards of Ferrol, Cádiz and Cartagena become key elements for Navantia to provide, for each customer, the best possible global solution tailored to specific requirements and particularities. The Systems division of Navantia has gained extensive experience in the design, development, production and integration of: Combat Management Systems, Gun Fire Control Systems, Integrated Communications Systems, Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems and Integrated Platform Management Systems for any type of ship: patrol vessels, frigates, submarines, aircraft carriers, amphibious vessels, minehunters, survey vessels and support ships. Navantia also provides other solutions for the Army, like Battlefield Management Systems, Gun Fire Control Systems, Forward Observer Systems and Surveillance systems, intended to provide security for both military and civilian strategic infrastructures such as: military bases, coastlines, ports, harbours and offshore platforms. From the point of view of unmanned vehicles, Navantia holds specific product lines devoted to land and surface, with different solutions in service. Navantia’s unmanned solutions are designed to successfully achieve the mission for which it was conceived.


    Robin Radar Systems

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

    We are Robin Radar Systems. Technology leader in tracking and classification of small objects. At Robin Radar Systems, we’ve specialised in detecting and tracking small objects for 33 years. Birds actually. And even though we started with tracking birds, we validated our data with drones, in order to prove our radar tracking accuracy. So we’re in a unique position, with a wealth of experience, to detect, track, and classify (read separate) birds from drones. Drone detection radar: ELVIRA® covers a full 360 degrees and comes with a standard instrumented range of five kilometres. ELVIRA® provides unlimited coverage by combining multiple radar devices into an integrated sensor network. The output from multiple radars is incorporated into one unambiguous picture, meaning a single drone causes a single alarm. Bird radar: Our range of bird radars track the exact flight paths of both flocks and individual birds up to 10 kilometres. They automatically detect and log hundreds of birds simultaneously, including their size, speed, direction and flight path. With our avian radars, you'll be tracking in real-time, 24/7, all around your airport. You’ll have all the information you need to mitigate bird strikes, and even intervene, when necessary.

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    Global Defence Technology

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    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


    Cargo Connections

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    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.


    Military Systems and Technology

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    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


    Defense Express

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    http://www.defense-ua.com

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


    Army Technology

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    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.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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    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.


    Universal Freight Organisation

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    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

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    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.


    Naval Technology

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    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.


    Edumaritime

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    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.


    Defense-update.com

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    http://www.defense-update.com

    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


    NLA International

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    https://www.nlai.blue/

    The NLA team comprises a diverse skill set with a breadth of experience from in and beyond the Blue Economy. The founding directors Nick, Andy and Jonathan identified the skills, experience and behaviour that they knew would deliver the best solutions. We come from different sectors, disciplines and geographies but a few things bind us. We have a shared passion for sustaining the seas and oceans. We embrace collaborative challenge. We know investing time to understand user needs is vital. We are knowledge led. We are innovative about how we apply that knowledge. Scientists, operators, mariners, navigators, engineers, lawyers, accountants, designers, hydrographers, researchers, writers – all experts in their fields, all excited about what we do and who we do it for. On a project by project basis we bring the right people together at every stage to ensure the greatest value is delivered.


    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.


    Armada International

    Supporters
    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.


    Satellite Evolution Group

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    http://www.satellite-evolution.com

    The Satellite Evolution Group delivers a portfolio of must-read publications including; Satellite Evolution Asia; Satellite Evolution EMEA; and Satellite Evolution Global. Containing news, analysis, case studies, and renowned Q&As - the magazines are a must-read. In addition to print magazines, the Satellite Evolution Group delivers products across a complete multimedia platform including email, CD, HTML, audio, and video streaming.


    Aerospace Technology

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    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


    Homeland Security Technology

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    http://www.homelandsecurity-technology.com/



    Freightbook

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    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.


    Homeland Security

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    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/


    Project Cargo Network

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    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.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

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    http://www.segurancaedefesa.com/

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


    Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

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    http://actualidadmp.com/

    Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos … Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Más información: www.actualidadmp.com (http://www.actualidadmp.com/)


    Crisis Response Journal

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    http://www.crisis-response.com/

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    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

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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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