Home
overview

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

8:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Director, NLA International
View Bio

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

Commodore Mike Knott

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

• Outlining current uncrewed 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 uncrewed 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
View Bio

• 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 A Unique Commercial Approach to Real-Time Situational Weather Awareness

Mr Michael Hurowitz

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

• All-Weather satellite observation across land and sea
• Enhanced observed data availability within minutes, enabling global 3-D Weather Radar nowcasting
• Technology partnerships with USAF and USSF extendable to global coalition partners

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
View Bio

  • 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
    View Bio

    • 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
    View Bio

    • 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.

    - VIENTO is a family of unmanned surface vehicles designed to fulfil three main group of mission types: Critical Infrastructure Surveillance and Protection, Environmental control and oceanographic, Defence and Security
    - VIENTO USVs supports from fully autonomous to waypoints, remote control or even manned operation, including automatic return to home and docking/undocking.
    - READY TO GO. VIENTO is a proven-in service system, modular, adaptable and versatile solution for different missions
     

    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
    View Bio

    • 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
    View Bio

  • 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
    View Bio

    • 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
    View Bio

    • 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, Director, NLA International
    View Bio

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Director, NLA International
    View Bio

    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
    View Bio

  • 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
    View Bio

    • 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 Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness Through Complementary Satellite Based Services & Multi-Source Data Fusion

    Mr Jonathan Fletcher

    Mr Jonathan Fletcher, Business Development Manager, CLS
    View Bio

  • How can we class RPAS as a satellite based service right because of the SatComs?
  • 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
    View Bio

    • 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
    View Bio

  • 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, Military Marketing Manager, Leonardo
    View Bio

  • Company overview
  • Helicopter platform operational collect and PED
  • Options for Military and Security/Safety Agencies
     
  •  

    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
    View Bio

  • 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

    - 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
     

    Moderator: Rear Admiral (Ret.) Nick Lambert, Director, NLA International

    Panellists:

  • Mr Christophe Fontaine, GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
  • Mr Stan Hargreaves, Operational Capability Manager ISR Radar, Leonardo
  • Mr David Gallaher, Operations Director for Weather Stream, Orbital Micro Systems
  • Mr Bryan Smith, Director of Maritime Product Management, Maxar

    *Other panellists TBC

  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Director, NLA International
    View Bio

    Mr David Gallaher

    Mr David Gallaher, Chief Data Scientist, Orbital Micro Systems

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

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

    Bryan Smith

    Bryan Smith, Director of Maritime Product Management, Maxar
    View Bio

    Mr Stan Hargreaves

    Mr Stan Hargreaves, Operational Capability Manager ISR Radar, Leonardo

    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
    View Bio

    • 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 EUNAVFOR MED IRINI State of Play

    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet, Deputy Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED IRINI
    View Bio

    • 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

    17:00 Multi-Sensor Fusion Platform for Maritime Intelligence Meets Sophisticated Artificial Intelligence Based Software – AQUA – Maritime Intelligence Solution by IPS

    Mr Francesco Mascarino

    Mr Francesco Mascarino, Business Development manager, IPS

    • IPS Intelligence Solutions
    • Aqua Maritime Intelligence
    • Demo Video
    • Conclusion

    17:30 Exploiting Developing Technologies for Superior Maritime Domain Awareness

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

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

    • 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
     

    18:00 Space-Based Maritime Awareness

    Mr Guy Thomas

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

  • 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
  • 18:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert, Director, NLA International
    View Bio

    +

    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

    Director, NLA International
    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 Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

    Deputy Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED IRINI
    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.
     

    Bryan Smith

    Director of Maritime Product Management, Maxar
    Bryan Smith

    Mr. Bryan Smith is the Director of Maritime Product Management at Maxar Technologies. In this role, Mr. Smith launched the new Crow’s Nest Maritime Monitoring and Security suite of products, providing comprehensive maritime monitoring and insights via a multi-sensor satellite approach. Before that, Mr. Smith worked as a Strategy Director at Maxar Technologies and was responsible for projects that ranged from determining new growth opportunities to developing an AI/ML focused product strategy. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

    Captain Eric Soderberg

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

    CAPT Eric Soderberg is a Massachusetts native and a 1990 graduate of Lehigh university. In 1992, he earned his commission as a distinguished naval graduate of the aviation officer candidate school.
    CAPT Soderberg's first assignment was to helicopter anti-submarine squadron Eleven (HS-11) completing Mediterranean and Arabian gulf deployments aboard USS America and USS George Washington.
    In 1998, CAPT Soderberg entered USN Test pilot school, graduating in 1999. He subsequently served as a safety officer, test pilot and SH-60F/H platform coordinator at the rotary wing aircraft test squadron. While there, he worked extensively on the MH60S test and deployment program, beginning with the initial flight of the first airframe through acceptance into operational evaluation.
    Upon completing his test pilot tour, CAPT Soderberg became an instructor at the fleet replacement training squadron HC-3. In 2003, CAPT Soderberg became a department head with HS-8 where he served as the safety, operations and maintenance officer. During the 2005 around the world deployment on USS Carl Vinson, he was forward deployed to Camp Arifjan Kuwait, where in support of OIF he compiled nearly 100 hours of combat flight time operating in Iraq, completing several classified missions under enemy fire. During this same deployment, he earned his CDO underway qualification.
    He also completed an IA tour to the joint personnel recovery centre (JRPC) in the CENTCOM CA OC Located in Qatar.
    While stationed in NS Newport, in addition to graduating from the Naval war college in 2008, CAPT Soderberg was an associate fellow with the CNO's strategic studies group XXVI.
    Capt. Soderberg served as the Commanding officer of HSC-8, the first CVW MH-60S squadron to deploy under the Navy's Helo Master Plan. During his Naval careers, he amassed over 4000 flight hours in 22 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
    Capt. Soderberg has been assigned to NAVAIR since 2011, first as the MH-60S class desk followed by the MH-60S IPT lead and then as the military director of NAVAIR's cyber warfare detachment. CAPT Soderberg is currently assigned as the Program manager for PMA-266.

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Fredrik Palmquist is a Surface Warfare officer and has worked in several positions in the Missile boat- and the Corvette squadrons in Stockholm. He graduated from the Swedish Naval Academy in 1988 and took positions as PWO AAW and ASW and was the Commanding Officer of HMS Starkodder 1998-2000 and the Commanding Officer of the 41th Corvette squadron 2008-2010. He has also been deployed in UNIFIL MAROPS in Lebanon in 2006-2007 as Head of N5 in the German CTF staff during one year.
    He graduated from Command Collage in Stockholm in 2002 and held thereafter different positions in the Defense Staff. He was DCOS in the Defense Staff from 2012 and he was promoted to Captain (N) 2014 and took the same year the position as DCOM Naval Department at the Training and Procurement Staff until 2017 when he became COM 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla. From 2019 is Fredrik Palmquist Director of the Swedish Naval Staff.
    Fredrik Palmquist is a fellow and a member of the board of the Royal Swedish Society of Naval Sciences and is published several times with pieces about sub surface and surface warfare. He is the former President of the Rotary Club of Djursholm, former Chairman of the trust Drotting Victorias Örlogshem and has been the chairman of the Naval Club of Stockholm. He is also the vice Chairman of the town council in his hometown Danderyd.
    Golf and sailing are his main interests besides taking care of old fashion wooden boats.

    Captain Luigi Ciani

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

    Navy Captain Luigi CIANI was born in Bari on August 22nd, 1966. He attended the Naval Academy in Livorno, between 1984 and 1988. In 1988 he was awarded the qualification of Electronic Warfare Officer and in 1991 the qualification in "TLC/IOC", when attending the Masters Course at the Italian Naval Academy.
    From that time, he embarked on several warships, including the aircraft Carrier Cavour and Garibaldi, being responsible for the Communication and Training Branch of the Italian NATO Response Force Maritime Component Commander staff. From 1992 to 2010 he has participated to various training activities and peace keeping missions.
    He was also responsible for the Operational Brach of Amphibious Ships and part of the Spanish and Italian Amphibious Task Force HQs.
    In 1996 he was the Commanding Officer of the transport vessel Capri, participating in the Operation Alba NEO.
    In 2014 he joined the General Staff of the Italian Navy working in the C4S Department as Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office. From 2018 he get also the responsibility of Italian Navy Space and Earth Observation Systems coordinator.
    He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2017.
     

    Captain Timothy Thompson

    Commodore, Task Force 67, US Navy
    Captain Timothy Thompson

    Captain Tim Thompson graduated from Oregon State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a Master of Science in Operations Management and a graduate of Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration and holds a Project Management Professional certification.
    His operational assignments include service with the “Grey Knights” of VP-46, where he was twice awarded Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN’s Crew of the Year; catapult and arresting gear officer onboard USS J. C. Stennis (CVN 74); department head with the “Golden Eagles” of VP-9; and Executive and 65th Commanding Officer of the “Fighting Marlins” of VP-40. He has accumulated over 3000 flight hours including over 400 combat flight hours in support of operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.
    His shore assignments include Tactics and New Technologies Department Head with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN (CPRW-10); VP sea and shore detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-432); program lead for Headquarters exercises, U.S. Africa Command, J-7, Joint Training and Readiness Directorate; Military Assistant (MA) to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy (Management) and Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Chief Management Officer (OCMO), responsible for supporting the Under Secretary of the Navy in the performance of his duties as the Department of the Navy’s Chief Management Officer.
    Before reporting as Commodore, Task Force SIX SEVEN, he completed a corporate fellowship with Deloitte, L.L.P., as part of the academic year 2019-2020 Secretary of Defense Executive Fellowship program.
    His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (2 Awards), Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various personal, campaign, and unit awards. He is married to the former Amy Davis of Wenatchee, Washington. They reside with their son Gabriel and their two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Lucy and Piper.

    Commodore Mike Knott

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

    An Above Water Warfare Officer and Project and Programme Professional, Mike is responsible for developing the capabilities required of the Royal Navy in the future to enable the effective and efficient control and denial of the Maritime Battlespace.

    A lengthy operational career at sea as both a Navigator and Principal Warfare Officer, culminated in Command of the Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland. Thereafter, he moved ashore into the MOD and has spent the last 10 years in the world of strategic finance and capability management where he has been instrumental in shaping the long-term future of the Royal Navy.
     

    Commodore Thomas Guy

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

    Tom Guy's early appointments included a wide variety of ships, from patrol craft to mine-hunters, frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers, ranging from fishery protection to counter-piracy and UN embargo operations as well as training and operating with a broad range of NATO allies. An anti-submarine warfare officer by background, he commanded the minehunter HMS Shoreham and the frigate HMS Northumberland. Ashore he worked in the strategy area of the MOD and directed the Naval Division of the Joint Staff College. He served as Chief of Staff to the UK's Commander Amphibious Task Group, as the Captain (Surface Ships) of the Devonport Flotilla, and in force generation in Navy Command Headquarters.

    Operational Staff appointments have included tours ashore and afloat in the Balkans and the Gulf, including service in the Headquarters of the Multi-National Force Iraq (Baghdad) in 2005. In 2016-17 he was the Deputy UK Maritime Component Commander in Bahrain, working alongside the US Fifth Fleet Headquarters. He assumed the role of Deputy Director of the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence in Norfolk, VA, in September 2017.
     

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

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

    Dr. Sandhoo currently occupies the Distinguished Visiting Professor Robert Heinlein Endowed Chair in Astronautics at the US Naval Academy. Prior to that he headed the Spacecraft Engineering Division, and was the acting Director of the Naval Center of Space Technology (NCST) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), a full spectrum lab that conceives, designs, builds, tests, operates, and transitions advanced space systems and technologies. He provided executive direction and technical leadership in conducting research of space systems with advanced technologies. He was also a flight controller at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and was research & development engineer at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and in industry.

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global
    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Dr. Rhett W. Jefferies became Technical Director of the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) in February 2020. He previously served as Science Director in Santiago Chile for Interdisciplinary Science beginning in July 2018. He leads command technical experts to facilitate international research collaborations in emerging science and technology, seek innovations and revolutionary technology advances and accelerate technology transition to the fleet.

    Dr. Jefferies has 30 years of leadership and management experience, 25 years involved in research and development. Prior to joining ONRG, Dr. Jefferies conducted fundamental and applied research spanning a wide range of technology areas including renewable energy production, propulsion, multi-phase flows, flow control and marine vehicles as an Associate Research Professor at The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory. He was a member of the Penn State Mechanical Engineering Graduate Faculty and served as Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI and test engineer for projects funded by government and industry, often employing advanced instrumentation and optical diagnostic techniques.

    From November 2009 – July 2013 he implemented and managed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN) Program to accelerate technology development in partnership with industry, to reduce fuel burn, emissions and noise of commercial aircraft. Previous to the FAA, Dr. Jefferies served over 20 years in a variety of technical and staff positions in the US Air Force. These included three assignments as program manager in the Air Force Research Laboratory developing technology to improve aircraft, engine and missile performance, and managing basic fluid mechanics research in the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He was also Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the Aeronautics Laboratory in the Aeronautics Department of the US Air Force Academy.

    Dr. Jefferies is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.

    Jean Michel Martinet

    Deputy Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED – operation Sophia
    Jean Michel Martinet

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

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

    Conrado Ávila joined the Spanish Army as an officer of the Engineers Weapon. With twenty six years’ experience, in both of the Spanish Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior, he have achieved significant challenges as the provision of C4ISR capabilities to the Spanish National Coordination Centre of the European Border Surveillance System, and in several projects to obtaining earth observation satellite capabilities for surveillance and intelligence in the fight against organized crime, in collaboration with European agencies as EU SATCEN, FRONTEX, EMSA and ESA.

    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 Bryan Smith

    Director of Maritime Product Management, Maxar
    Mr Bryan Smith

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

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

    Mr David Gallaher

    Chief Data Scientist, Orbital Micro Systems
    Mr David Gallaher

    Mr Francesco Mascarino

    Business Development manager, IPS
    Mr Francesco Mascarino

    Mr Guy Thomas

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

    Guy is the former US’ Science & Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness (2003-2012) and creator of both space-based AIS & C-SIGMA, the basis for Task #1 of the US’ National Space Policy (see below).
    He has been involved in reconnaissance operations and systems development in the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, DHS, and Johns Hopkins/APL for many years. He also served as US DHS S&T SME for unclassified Space. The academic advisor (technology) to the Multinational Maritime Security Center of Excellence, he is a contributing editor for SpaceWatch Global.
    A Distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, he was awarded the DHS Distinguished Career Service Award in 2012 and the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s Individual Achievement Award in 2015. He has been nominated for the US’ National Medal for Technology & Innovation and the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
     

    Mr Jonathan Fletcher

    Business Development Manager, CLS
    Mr Jonathan Fletcher

    Jonathan joined CLS (UK) in March 2019 as Business Development Manager, to promote its maritime surveillance and security portfolio. Jonathan has held business development positions within commercial organisations specialising in supporting government agencies with a focus on the maritime domain for almost 12 years.

    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon

    Military Marketing Manager, Leonardo
    Mr Louis Wilson-Chalon

    Louis Wilson-Chalon is Military Marketing Manager Lead with Leonardo Helicopters UK. He joined the company in 2016 following a 30 year operationally dominated career in the Royal Navy as a ship’s navigator, helicopter pilot, warfare officer and staff officer. This included Carrier and Small Ship’s Flight flying operations in the Mediterranean, South Atlantic, Gulf, Caribbean and North Atlantic. In his staff roles he has experience of training ships to operate their aircraft, in HR and worked for the Director Army Aviation fielding the Apache helicopter for land operations. He has commanded aviation units at both squadron and force level; his last post was the Wildcat and Lynx Force Commander at RNAS Yeovilton where he oversaw the introduction of AW159 to RN service. He is a graduate of Joint Advanced Warfighting School in Norfolk Virginia, USA and remains a serving Air Branch Royal Navy Reservist.

    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. 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 Orbital Micro Systems' leadership team. Prior to co-founding Orbital Micro Systems, 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

    Phil’s career began as an Avionic engineering apprentice at the Royal Naval Aircraft Yard Fleetlands in Gosport Hampshire.
    Highlights of Phil’s career in aviation to date are:-
    • Working with the REME in Germany;
    • Implementing business change in the Defence Aviation Repair Agency;
    • Working in MOD airworthiness policy;
    • Management and development of UAV research programmes for the MOD;
    • Project managing the implementation of interim Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter contract in introducing new technology;
    • Project engineer for the Joint SAR Helicopter Procurement, holding airworthiness and safety delegations;
    • Managing through life support of 20+ MOD UAV capabilities which provided surveillance and information superiority for the RAF, RN and Army.
    Phil’s current role is Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) Aviation Technical Assurance Manager. Responsible for the technical aspects of the procurement and acceptance into service of MCA SAR Helicopter service throughout the UK, MCA Aerial Surveillance capability and Maritime drone pathfinder.
     

    Mr Stan Hargreaves

    Operational Capability Manager ISR Radar, Leonardo
    Mr Stan Hargreaves

    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.

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Director, NLA International
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Nick Lambert

    A master mariner and a committed proponent of the maritime users’ perspective, Rear Admiral Nick Lambert concluded a long naval operational career as the UK National Hydrographer in December 2012. Globally connected, Nick is a key thought leader on Blue Economy potential and tech innovation in associated domains.
    He advises on a wide range of marine and maritime issues, including: the importance of spatial data infrastructures and hydrography for maritime economies; the evolution of eNavigation and GNSS vulnerability; near or real time situational awareness (especially from space based assets and applications), and maritime training and education.
     

    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

    RAdm. Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares y Pérez de Acevedo joined the Naval Academy in 1979 and graduated as Lieutenant Junior Grade in 1984.
    He has spent most of his career in afloat Units and Staffs, both national and NATO, as well as European Union. He has commanded four ships: FPB “Ordoñez”, OPV “Serviola”, FFG “Santa María” and LPD “Galicia”, and has also served for four years in the Spanish Air Force 221 Squadron as TACCO (P3 Tactical Coordinator). During this period, he deployed to Operations “Active Endeavour” and “Enduring Freedom”, as Executive Officer of the frigate SPS “Canarias”.
    He coursed Naval Communications Studies and graduated in the Naval War College.
    Promoted to RAdm. on November 2015, he served as Head of Operations Branch in SP Navy HQ until November 2016, when he assumed command of the Naval Action Group 1 (COMGRUP-1).
    In 2017 he was designated Deputy Commander (DCOM) of the Operation “Atalanta” in the OHQ in Northwood (UK) and in 2018 was deployed as Force Commander of EUNAVFOR SOMALIA on board his Flag Ship SPS “Castilla”.
    After his deployment he served as DCOM in the HRF (M) SP HQ (SPMARFOR) until he was assigned to his current position in February 2020.
    RAdm. Pérez de Nanclares is married to Isabel Fernández, and they have four daughters.

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

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

    Hans-Jörg Detlefsen was born in 1963 in Böel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, initiated his military career in 1983.

    After naval officer training, he conducted his flight training on fighter/bomber aircraft in Sacramento, USA; Cottesmore,UK; and Fürstenfeldbruck and Jever in Germany. He graduated as a naval aviator for TORNADO aircraft in 1989.

    In 1999, he became squadron leader at Naval Air Wing 2 Eggebek. From 2003 to 2004, he served as group commander and was responsible for the transfer of naval air capabilities to the German Air Force after the decision was made to reduce naval air capabilities.

    He has collected more than 2,000 flying hours in 15 years of active flying duty. During this time, he commanded German naval fighter/bombers several times on extended flights in international exercises, including weapons and missile training (live firing) abroad.

    From 1997 to 1999, he attended the general staff course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg. After assignments as military assistant to the German Naval Fleet Commander and as desk officer in the Ministry of Defence, he returned to the Command and Staff College in 2004 as a tutor on the Joint General Staff course.

    From 2006 to 2008 he worked as a military assistant to the Minister of Defence. After promotion to captain, was assigned to the post of military advisor and Division Head in the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU in Brussels.

    In 2012 he returned to Nordholz/Cuxhaven as Chief of Staff of the Naval Air Command. In 2013, he became Commander-in-Chief of Naval Air Command. During that period, he was in charge of reorganising the naval air forces and prepared for the introduction of new types of aircraft, helicopters and drones into the German Navy.

    In 2016, he was appointed as Head of Division in the Directorate-General for Security and Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence in Berlin, with responsibility for the FMOD’s bilateral relations and military capacity-building worldwide. On year later in 2017, he was appointed as Head of Division for military matters and security policy at the Federal Chancellery. In 2018, he was the interim Head of the Inter-ministerial working group on hybrid threats. In June 2019, he took over command of NATO Maritime Air Command (COM MARAIR). Hans-Jörg has two grown children.

    Rear Admiral Detlefsen qualifications include the US Navy Flag Level Course Maritime Component Commander and the Senior Navigator course with the US Air Force. Additionally he has had training on speaking, communication, and moderator skills, completed the UN observer course participant at NORDIC UN and the EU Defence College High-Level Course on Sector Security Reform (SSR/ DDR).

    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

    Deputy Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED IRINI
    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet

    Rear Admiral Jean-Michel Martinet, Deputy Operation Commander of the operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI, joined the French Navy in 1989. Throughout his career, he participated in many naval operations from Haiti to the Indian Ocean, and commanded on three occasions (the supply and transport ship “Bougainville”, the intelligence collection ship “Dupuy De Lome”, and the amphibious assault ship “Foudre”). He has a large experience in operational staff: he was chief of staff of the French combined amphibious task force within FRMARFOR in 2012, Commander of the CTF150 in the Indian Ocean during the French command mandate in 2013, and deputy of the Admiral commanding the Naval Action Force for the ships based in Toulon. He is Deputy Commander of EUNAVFOR MED IRINI since the launch of the operation in March 2019.

    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

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

    Rear Admiral (OF-7) Krzysztof ‘Kris’ Jaworski was born in 1966, and is a 1990 graduate of the Polish Naval Academy with the Master of Navigation and Naval Armament. Additionally, he holds master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC (2015). Moreover, RADM Jaworski graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 1998. He has had multiple command and staff positions throughout the last 28 years.
    His sea tours include commanding officer, Tarantul-class corvette; flotilla and squadron staff officer and chief of staff. Finally, in 2007 he was appointed as a commander of the Fast Patrol Boat Squadron and was promoted to Captain.
    Ashore, RADM Jaworski assumed duties as the senior naval advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces as well as served in Maritime Operational Division N-3, Polish Navy HQ.
    His operational deployment includes chief of staff, Deputy Support Operations, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, Kabul. Afterwards, he was assigned as a Deputy
    of Chief of Armament Directorate, Navy Inspectorate, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces.
    His staff assignments also include chief of staff, 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla, Swinoujscie (2015) as well as commander of 3rd Ships’ Flotilla in Gdynia (2016) followed by his promotion to flag officer in November 2016.
    He assumed his current position as Maritime Component Commander in May 2018 and in August he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (upper half).
    Jaworski’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Cross of Merit, Silver Long Service Medal, Afghanistan Star, Gold Medal of Merit for National Defense,
    Gold Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland, Non-Article 5 Medal, Pro Patria Medal and other various personal, unit and service awards.
    RADM Jaworski and his wife have been happily married for more than 30 years
    and have two adult sons. He is an active long-distance runner. He is interested
    in maritime history, particularly the Polish Navy engagement during WW2.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Sponsors

    Supporters

    VENUE

    Online Virtual Event

    Online Virtual Event , Online Virtual Event , United Kingdom

    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.
    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Full Programme

    Download

    Preliminary Attendee List (As of 21.01.21)

    Download

    Short Programme

    Download

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

    Download

    Speaker interview with Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, US Naval Academy

    Download

    Speaker interview with Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Polish Navy HQ

    Download

    Speaker interview with the Spanish MoD

    Download

    Speaker interview with Captain Luigi Ciani, Italian Navy

    Download

    Speaker Interview with Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, US Naval Academy

    Download

    Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2021 Brochure

    Download

    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.

    Sponsors


    IPS

    Sponsors
    https://www.ips-intelligence.com/

    With 30 years of experience in the high technology market, IPS is a global provider of Cyber Intelligence solutions: Multi sensor fusion system with AI for Maritime Intelligence, Monitoring Centre for Lawful Interceptions, Social Media and Open-Source Intelligence with Virtual HUMINT features, IP Monitoring with DPI probes, Command and Control Centre for Electronic Surveillance. IPS solutions are specifically designed for Homeland Security and Defence Departments, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies that need to intercept, collect and analyse deeply heterogeneous data such as vessel traffic, phone calls, internet traffic, data coming from tactical devices, third parties’ databases and more. Many governmental clients over 4 different continents and more than 30 countries today rely on IPS as a long-term trusted partner.

    Media Partners


    Freightbook

    Supporters
    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.


    Asian Military Review

    Supporters
    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.


    Homeland Security Technology

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



    NLA International

    Supporters
    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.


    Aerospace Technology

    Supporters
    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

    Supporters
    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/


    Defense Express

    Supporters
    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

    Supporters
    http://www.army-technology.com

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


    Universal Freight Organisation

    Supporters
    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.


    Edumaritime

    Supporters
    https://www.edumaritime.net/

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


    Naval Technology

    Supporters
    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.


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporters
    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


    Project Cargo Network

    Supporters
    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.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporters
    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


    Cargo Connections

    Supporters
    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.


    Defense-update.com

    Supporters
    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).


    Crisis Response Journal

    Supporters
    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.


    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.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

    Supporters
    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.


    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.


    Global Defence Technology

    Supporters
    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.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporters
    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.


    Satellite Evolution Group

    Supporters
    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.


    Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

    Supporters
    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/)

    SAVE TO


    Outlook Calendar  OUTLOOK CALENDAR
    Google Calendar  GOOGLE CALENDAR
    ICal Calendar  ICAL CALENDAR
    Yahoo! Calendar  YAHOO! CALENDAR

    Online Virtual Event

    Online Virtual Event
    United Kingdom

    Online Virtual Event

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    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

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.

    Thank you for visiting our event

    If you would like to receive further information about our events, please fill out the information below.

    By ticking above you are consenting to receive information by email from SMi.
    Full details of our privacy policy can be found here https://www.smi-online.co.uk/privacy-legals/privacy-policy/.
    Should you wish to update your contact preferences at any time you can contact us at data@smi-online.co.uk.
    Should you wish to be removed from any future mailing lists please click on the following link http://www.smi-online.co.uk/opt-out