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 The ability to make accurate, decisive decisions is more important than ever for today’s mechanised forces. Complex counter insurgency operations have demonstrated the need for timely visual intelligence and comprehensive information sharing to meet a challenging and constantly changing environment. Simultaneously, future land forces must prepare for high intensity conflict, where information superiority and surveillance capability may be challenged by a technologically capable enemy. For advantages to be maintained, an intimate understanding of the capabilities available must be explored.

With particular focus on the collaboration between military, research and industry, Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness invites not only the programme managers, capability directors and operational commanders from the armed forces, but also ensures that the senior engineers, chief scientists and platform managers from the leading solution providers are present.

 

 

• Provide a platform for the advancement of armoured vehicles situational awareness, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
• Hear the very latest technological developments from research and industry that are enhancing combat effectiveness and connectivity
• Including: vectronic architectures, communications, battle management, acoustic sensors, optronics, displays, active protection and defensive aid suites
• Gain an update on strategic partner’s respective armoured vehicle programmes and the work of leading industry OEMs
• Deliberate key requirements for the countering of threats during contemporary/future operations
• Explore land force interoperability and collaboration at the industry level
 

 

Some of last years attendees included:

Aselsan; BAE Systems; BMT ISIS Ltd; Brazilian Army; Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate; British Army; CeramTec-ETEC GmbH; CMI Defence SA; Croatian MoD; Danish Army; DE&S; Defence Science & Technology Laboratory; DSTL; Elbit Land Systems; Embassy of Brazil; Embassy of Ukraine; Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment and Information Technology; FNSS Defense Systems; Fraser Optics; Galleon Embedded Computing; General Dynamics UK; GUS Prazision in Kunststoff; Harris Systems Ltd; High Commission of India; HM forces; IAI Elta Systems; IHS Janes; Isdefe (Spanish MoD); Ministry of Defence, Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of National Defence, Turkey; NATO; Nexter Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment; OIP Sensor Systems; Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd; OPTSYS; Patria; Plasan; Qinetiq; RFEL Ltd; Rheinmetall Defence Electronics; Rheinmetall Electronics; SAAB; Sagem Defense Securite; Selex ES; Spanish MoD; Swedish Army; Thales; Thales UK; The Shephard Group; UK MOD; UKTI DSO; UKTI DSO Export Support Team; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

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97 Cromwell Road , London, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4DN
United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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