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SMi's 4th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability Conference, Exhibition and Focus Day returns to London between the 13th and 15th of November 2018.

As the only event purely dedicated to the area of vehicle protection, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2018 will deliver a strong focus on the relationship between current requirements, emerging technologies and how these might be leveraged to enhance force protection.

Building on 2017’s focus day, SMi will host an exclusive pre-conference Active Protection Systems focus day on the 13th November, dedicated to this important capability. At the meeting, experts from the most forward-thinking nations will deliberate on the best way to integrate APS, the architectures necessary to support integration, efforts to ensure system safety, STANAG 4686 standardisation and much more. The focus day will guarantee the support of technical experts from leading solution providers, covering the latest hard/soft kill systems, sensors, data processing, munitions and countermeasures.

On 14th-15th November, the two-day conference will aim to further cover the core areas of survivability in detail, exploring the latest platforms, vehicle architectures, active/passive protection, mobility, counter-IED, un-manned/autonomous solutions, signature management and stealth.

 

NEW FOR 2018: Benefit from briefings on the protection of armoured platforms and crews from chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological threats (CBRN). Presentations delivered by ECBC and DE&S.
 

SMi's 2017 conference featured over 185 attendees from 88 different organisations all meeting to advance the survivability of military armoured vehicles and examine the very latest capabilities and technologies available to protect troops in mounted platforms. The 2017 Focus Day  heard presentations from The UK MoD (ICARUS and MEDUSA), US Army, USMC, Czech Armed Forces, TNO, FFI. It also hosted industry briefings from Raytheon, Rheinmetall ADS, IMI Systems, RADA Electronics and ABBS.

Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems; Algerian Embassy UK; AmSafe Bridport; Arconic; ARTEC GmbH; Aselsan; Aselsan mgeo; Aselsaná; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Hägglunds AB; BAE Systems Inc; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army; British Army; Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Protective and Special Technologies ; Combat Lab; Curtiss-Wright Corporation; Czech Military Research Institute; De Rete Ltd; DE&S; Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Photography; Defence Research and Development Canada; Defence Research and Development Canada Valcartier (DRDC Valcartier); Defence Safety Authority ; Defense Update; Department for International Trade; DSO National Laboratories; DSTA; DSTL; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy Of Italy; Embassy Of The Republic Of Albania; Embassy Of The Republic Of Indonesia; FFI; FMV; FNSS Defence Systems Inc; GDLS-C; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd; German Army; HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH; High Commission of India; IAI, ELTA; IHS Janes; IMI Systems; IMP Castle Associates Limited; Italian Embassy; KCD Resources Ltd; KONGSBERG Protech Systems; Krauss Maffei Wegmann; Leonardo; Lockheed Martin UK; MBDA UK Ltd.; Microflown Avisa; MILVA; Ministry of Defence Singapore; MoD Czech Republic; National Research Council; Nexter; Norwegian Army Staff; Nova Scotia Government; Pakistan High Commission; Palhousie University ; Parker Hannifin Ltd.; Patria Aerostructures; Pearson Engineering; PEO Ground Combat Systems; Plasan Sasa Composite Materials; Platform Survivability Group ; Pleora Technologies; Qinetiq; Rada Electronic Industries Ltd; Rafael Advanced Defence Systems; Raytheon Missile Systems Company; Raytheon Systems Limited; Raytheon UK; Revision Military; Rheinmetall; Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH; Roke Manor Research Ltd; Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defence; Ruag Defence; Saab; Saab Grintek Defence; Saab Grintek Defense; Safran; Shephard Media; Skydex Technologies Inc; SKYDEX Technologies Inc.; Sonden Ltd; Soucy; SOUCY DEFENSE; Soucy Group; Southwest Research Institute; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; Swedish Armed Forces/Land warfare Centre; Swedish Defence Research Agency; TenCate Advanced Armour UK Ltd; Thales UK; TNO; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, Turkey; United States Army; United States Marine Corps; US Army; UTC Aerospace Systems; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

9:00 Research and Procurement of Active Integrated Protection Systems for British Armoured Vehicles

Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

• Requirements for enhanced survivability and APS
      o Updates from the Multifunctional Self Protection System (MUSS)
• Modular Integrated Protection System
      o Hybridised and modularised capability
      o Applying open architecture to APS
• Informing future capability developments through enhanced R&D
 

9:30 UK Defence Active Protection System Study: An Overview of Outcomes

Major Luke Wilson

Major Luke Wilson, Requirements Manager, Royal Engineers, DE&S, UK MoD

• Investigating the introduction of APS onto legacy and future UK armoured vehicle platforms as part of a broader UK Survivability strategy
• De-risking introduction of APS: implications and requirements
• Outcomes of the market analysis and APS requirements, description of capability roadmap.
• How to best prepare the grounds to buy and adopt active protection systems into existing and new platforms
• Conclusions of the APS Study
 

10:00 Icarus - Progress Towards Modular Integrated Protection System (MIPS) Standardisation

Mr. Guy Davies

Mr. Guy Davies, Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd

• Receive an unclassified overview of the Icarus Research and Demonstration project being conducted by a Leonardo-led team for the UK MoD’s Defence Science & Technology Laboratory,
• Understand developments in definitions of the MIPS Architecture, its standardisation and associated terminology.
• View examples of simulated engagement scenarios.
• View extracts from the MIPS System Model and understand its current scope.
• Understand opportunities to be involved in the ongoing programme.
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Survivability and Protection

Major Aharon

Major Aharon, APS Tech Integrator, Israeli MoD

• APS development process - an ongoing misson in MANTAK (The Merkava and Armored Vehicles Directorate).
• Insights from Trohpy APS on MBT and heavy APC - An overview of the use and evolution of the system.
• Challenges and potential for system integration to existing and new platforms.
• Testing APS systems.
 

11:30 UTC-Getting to the left of boom…Laser Warning as a combat multiplier

12:00 Speeding-Up US Army Survivability for Combat Vehicles – the Case of Modular APS

Mr. Wayne Beutler

Mr. Wayne Beutler, Associate Director Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection , US Army

• Developing modular active protection systems (MAPS) for the Bradley, Stryker, and Abrams
• Adapting to the different requirements of each platform based on their respective architecture and systems
• Results from “layered testing” and requirements for future efforts
• Timeframe of MAPS testing and integration into the US Army armoured vehicle fleet
 

12:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 Novel Approaches to Overcome Future Challenges Posed by Autonomous Mission Systems


• Challenges faced by systems integrators for the integration of mission systems which utilise autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable effect
• Exploring new thinking and novel autonomous technologies
      o Active protection systems (APS), unmanned platforms, and AI-enabled weapon systems.
• Increased complexity of safety and security challenges triggered by greater autonomy and reduced “man in the loop”
• Need for greater agility with procurement models focussed around 'fitted for but not with' (FFBNW) to enable swift capability upgrades
• Exploring the challenges associated with autonomous mission systems and the shift in defence thinking
 

Mr David Smith

Mr David Smith, Principal Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

Mr Trevor Leckie

Mr Trevor Leckie, Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.

14:00 US Army Armoured Vehicle Protection Suite – Developing Active Protection Systems

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems

-Modular Active Protection System Programme - breakthroughs and foreseeable challenges to fend off all flying threats.
-Technology progression - developing modular, safe, secure, and upgradable products.
-US Army combat vehicle portfolio and vehicle protection systems integrated into the vehicle combat fleet 

14:30 Rheinmetall Active Protection Suite

Dr. Ronald Meixner

Dr. Ronald Meixner, Pre-Sales Engineer, Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH (RAP)

•     Presentation of world’s first APS comparison tool
•     Quantifiable metrics to determine APS defensive effectiveness
•     Method to cost-analyse and balance passive armour selection with APS integration

15:00 Developing the Puma’s Active Protection Suite with the MUSS Soft-Kill System

Mr. Ulrich Faxel

Mr. Ulrich Faxel, Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD

• The Multifunctional self-protection system: performance and feedback from testing
• Missile and laser warning: developing and integrating sensor heads
• Developing an IR Jamming unit
• Furthering the Puma success story – adding survivability to its lethality and mobility abilities

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Raytheon Presentation To Be Confirmed

16:30 Maximising Hard-Kill Active Protection in the Turkish Army - Pulat APS

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD

• Requirements for new high-tech active protection systems
• 360-degrees full protection and modular integration
• Hard-kill abilities and multiple simultaneous threat protection
• Radar detection, threat neutralisation, and disruption

17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Focus Day

Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD

17:00 NATO STANAG 4686 – Developing and Achieving International Standards for APS Development Amongst NATO Nations

Dr. Arild Skjold

Dr. Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, FFI

• NATO Standardization Agreement 4686: scope of standardization and achievements this far
• STANAG 4569 and 4686: testing protection and safety
• Integration considerations of APS into legacy equipment and existing fleets
• Collateral damage assessment with APS, setting new standards and adapting to trial results

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

9:00 Driving Capability and Land Equipment Superiority Through Enhanced Safety

Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority

 

Why  safety must be front of mind when developing land equipment and capability

The cost of safety across defence

The role of The Defence Safety Authority  in regulating and optimizing safety across the UK Armed Forces

9:30 Maximising British Armoured Vehicle Survivability With Science and Technology Support

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge, SO1 Land Systems , DSTL

• Adopting new cutting-edge technology to protect platforms o Active protection systems
     o Sensors and signature management
     o Countermeasures to flying threats

10:00 Gold Sponsor Presentation Reserved for Leonardo

Mr. Guy Davies

Mr. Guy Davies, Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Modernising the Armoured Fleet to Maximise Troop Survivability and Enhance Protection in Future Engagements

Colonel Thomas Hough

Colonel Thomas Hough , Commander of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training Command., US Army Europe

• Recent requirements for improved protection and mobility on the battlefield
• Utilising the NGCV and better equip to fight in dense urban terrains.
• Addressing the weight dilemma and weighing all options to enhance crew and platform survivability 
      o Smaller vehicles
      o Taking the humans out
      o AI Integration
      o Active protection systems?
• “Radical ten-fold improvements in technology” – what the army modernisation strategy means for survivability
 

11:30 Reinforcing Survivability of the UK Armoured Infantry Brigade with the new AJAX AFV

Mr. Mark Dean

Mr. Mark Dean, Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited

• Review of the requirements for the AJAX platform
• Utilising modular survivability technologies to counter current threats and allow for future adaptations
• Considering the experiences and needs of the end user for armour design and integration
• Latest testing outcomes, lessons learned, and room for improvement

12:00 Enhancing the Fennek Command and Control Vehicle’s Survivability

Mr. Axel Scheibel

Mr. Axel Scheibel, Chief of Survivability Engineering, KMW

• Protective requirements for the Fennek platform
• Enhancing platform survivability with enhanced blast protection, increased stealth, and all-round situational awareness
• Mitigating risks of detection and penetration with high terrain adaptability and long rage engine technology
• Managing survivability and weight: future areas of development and foreseeable developments in the platform’s protection suite
 

12:30 A Systems Integrator’s Approach to Survivability

Dr. Chris Dent

Dr. Chris Dent, Head of Research Technology, Lockheed Martin UK

• Integration of new technologies
• Optimising Performance
• Enhancement of Vehicle Capabilities

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Delivering Future Ready CBRN Protection for the British Armoured Vehicle Fleet

Mr. Ian Matthews

Mr. Ian Matthews, CBRN Delivery Team, DE&S, UK MoD

• Emerging requirements for enhanced protection against CBRN threats
• An update on the developments in the UK CBRN Equipment Capability Plan
• Reintegrating the FUCHS area reconnaissance and survey vehicles into the British Land Forces
• Ongoing procurement programmes and foreseeable challenges in fending off chemical and biological threats
 

14:30 Dybnamit Nobel Defence Sponsor Presentation: Explosive Reactive Armour Technologies as part of a holistic Protection Concept

15:00 Protecting Vehicle Crew against CBRN Threats Through the Development of Enhanced Chemical and Biological Defence Systems

Mr. Daniel McCormick

Mr. Daniel McCormick, Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO CBD

• Emerging requirements for enhanced protection against CBRN threats
• Developing new cutting-edge detection and neutralisation technologies
• Maximising R&D and driving new material designs
• Ongoing research and foreseeable challenges in fending off chemical and biological threats

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Military Panel Discussion - Developing Armoured Vehicle Protection to Better Adapt to Emerging Threats

- Emerging threats in recent armoured vehicle deployments
- Adapting to the shifting security environments and the evolving nature of warfare
- Balancing unconventional vs conventional threats
- Q&A Session
 

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge, SO1 Land Systems , DSTL

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems

Mr. Daniel McCormick

Mr. Daniel McCormick, Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO CBD

16:45 Improving Armoured Vehicle Protectability through Enhanced Blast Protection and Antitank Training

Lieutenant Colonel Tarvo Luga

Lieutenant Colonel Tarvo Luga, Inspector of Infantry, Estonian Defence Forces

• Recent requirements driving armour developments and blast protection for Estonian Defence Forces platforms
• How infantry training and technical specialisation help identifying the requirements for improvements in the Estonian armoured forces
• Fending off mid- and long-range guided antitank guided missile systems
• Foreseeable improvements in blast protection to fend off IED and airborne threats

17:15 Developing Armour while Maintaining Light Weight and High Mobility – LAV III

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett, Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces

• Requirements for enhanced armoured protection for the LAV III
• Armour add-ons and weight considerations
• On-board vetronics and how enhanced situational awareness directly improves protection and survivability and consequentially allows for reduced physical armour
• Adapting to emerging threats and technology proliferation such as IEDs and new generation explosive launchers
 

17:45 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

8:30 Registration and Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

9:00 Armored (Light) Infantry Vehicles within the German Army - Situation and Further Development of the MRAV BOXER, Light Airborne Platform and Oversnow-Vehicles

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke, Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army

• The current main armoured platform of the GEA light infantry
• The MRAV BOXER, illustrating its current role and the way ahead in regards of further requirements and develpoment.
• Remarks on the light airborne platform and the BV 206 Hagglunds fleet and their way ahead.
 

9:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor

10:00 Maximising Protection of The Turkish Armoured Vehicle Fleet

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD

• Current Turkish armoured vehicle protection suite
• Current capabilities
• Path towards vehicle protection systems technologies
• Developing armour and threat detection capabilities

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Survivability – Fire protection on Military Vehicles

Mr. Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Mr. Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing., Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems

11:30 Improving Armoured Vehicle Protectability through Enhanced Blast Protection in the Austrian Protected Vehicle Fleet

Colonel Christoph Philipp

Colonel Christoph Philipp, Staff officer, Austrian MoD

• Recent requirements driving armour developments and blast protection
• How the integration of new platforms – GD PANDUR, IVECO GMF, KMW DINGO – will enhance the overall survivability of the Austrian armoured vehicle fleet
• Adapting to technology proliferation to enhance all-round blast protection and anti-tank missile survivability
• Foreseeable improvements in blast protection to fend off IED and airborne threats
 

12:00 Industry Panel Discussion – Multifaceted Approaches to Armoured Platform Survivability and Enhancing Buyer-Seller Cooperation

• What are the solution providers’ key areas of activity and priorities within the survivability domain?
• Providing comprehensive survivability and touching upon all layers of the “survivability onion”
• Requirements for enhanced buyer-seller cooperation
• Q&A Session

Mr. Mark Dean

Mr. Mark Dean, Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited

Mr. Jens Schroeter

Mr. Jens Schroeter, Senior Director, Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems

Mr. Axel Scheibel

Mr. Axel Scheibel, Chief of Survivability Engineering, KMW

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

12:45 Networking Lunch

13:45 Optimising Threat Detection and Stealth with the Fennek Light Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle

Captain Mark Hoving

Captain Mark Hoving, Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Army

• Supporting land operations with the through enhanced reconnaissance capabilities
• The reconnaissance role of Fennek within mechanised force structure
• Ensuring survivability with optronics: NBC protection, night vision, thermal, CCD day camera and laser rangefinder
• How recent upgrades of the Fennek and retrofitting to the latest JFST 1A3+ version will enhance reconnaissance capabilities, ultimately improving survivability in deployments


 

14:15 Enhancing Survivability Through Hybrid Power Systems

Theodoros Dionysopoulos

Theodoros Dionysopoulos, Director, INTRACOM Defense Electronics S.A.

 

  • True Silent Watch for armoured vehicles as a unique tactical advantage in the emerging battlefield
  • Advanced hybrid power solutions in support of armoured vehicle vectronics and active protection systems
  • Intelligent Power Management for controlled vehicle signature
  • Survivability Capability Enhancement examples for vehicle platforms

14:45 How Signature Management and Enhanced Sensor Capabilities Support Crew and Vehicle Survivability

Dr. Hans Kariis

Dr. Hans Kariis, Senior Researcher, Department of Antennas and Signatures, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)

• Optimising optronic sensor performance for threat detection purposes
• Functioning and delivering results in an environment of interference
• How radars and optics with advanced image and signal processing support timely threat detection and neutralisation
• Feedback and lessons from recent signature management technologies testing at the FOI
 

15:15 Afternoon Coffee

15:45 Future Materials for Passive Protection and Passive Armour Configuration

Professor Bryn James

Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL

• Passive protection requirements
• New materials researched and the signifiance they hold for survivability
      o Synthetic biology for ceramic armour
      o Nanoceramic armour
      o Silicon carbide
• Tackling the weight - mobility dilemma
• Managing passive armour configuration

16:15 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Main Conference

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection , British Army

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Colonel Thomas Hough

Colonel Thomas Hough

Commander of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training Command., US Army Europe
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

SO1 Land Systems , DSTL
Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais

Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD
Major Aharon

Major Aharon

APS Tech Integrator, Israeli MoD
Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Tom Newbery

Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD
Mr. Ulrich Faxel

Mr. Ulrich Faxel

Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD

Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Former Head of Force Protection , British Army
Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Captain Mark Hoving

Staff Officer, Royal Netherlands Army
Captain Mark Hoving

Colonel Christoph Philipp

Staff officer, Austrian MoD
Colonel Christoph Philipp

Colonel Thomas Hough

Commander of 2nd Cavalry Regiment, 7th Army Training Command., US Army Europe
Colonel Thomas Hough

Dr. Arild Skjold

Senior Scientist, FFI
Dr. Arild Skjold

Dr. Chris Dent

Head of Research Technology, Lockheed Martin UK
Dr. Chris Dent

Dr. Ronald Meixner

Pre-Sales Engineer, Rheinmetall Active Protection GMBH (RAP)
Dr. Ronald Meixner

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

Section Head - Armoured Vehicle Systems , Canadian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Colonel Brian Corbett

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos

Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Authorized Representative for MRAV BOXER and BV 206, II-Combat, ACCDC, German Army
Lieutenant Colonel Karlheinz Boenke

Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

SO1 Land Systems , DSTL
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

Lieutenant General Richard Felton

Director General Defence Safety Authority , Defence Safety Authority
Lieutenant General Richard  Felton

Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan Simais

Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry, Turkish MoD
Lt. Colonel Kerim Serkan  Simais

Major Aharon

APS Tech Integrator, Israeli MoD
Major Aharon

Major Luke Wilson

Requirements Manager, Royal Engineers, DE&S, UK MoD
Major Luke Wilson

Michal Bieniek

Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems-Mowag GmbH
Michal Bieniek

Mr David Smith

Principal Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.
Mr David Smith

Mr Trevor Leckie

Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.
Mr Trevor Leckie

Mr. Axel Scheibel

Chief of Survivability Engineering, KMW
Mr. Axel Scheibel

Mr. Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Technical Marketing Manager , UTC Aerospace Systems
Mr. Christian Manthey Dipl. Ing.

Mr. Daniel McCormick

Deputy PEO Operations and Modernisation, JPEO CBD
Mr. Daniel McCormick

Mr. Guy Davies

Capability Manager - Vehicle Systems, Leonardo MW Ltd
Mr. Guy Davies

Mr. Ian Matthews

CBRN Delivery Team, DE&S, UK MoD
Mr. Ian Matthews

Mr. Jens Schroeter

Senior Director, Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems
Mr. Jens Schroeter

Mr. Mark Dean

Chief of Design Engineering, General Dynamics UK Limited
Mr. Mark Dean

Mr. Michael Abaie

Director Engineering, ECBC, US ARMY
Mr. Michael Abaie

Mr. Tom Newbery

Active Protection Research Technical Authority, Platform Survivability Group, DSTL, UK MoD
Mr. Tom Newbery

Mr. Ulrich Faxel

Technical Director, Deputy Programme Manager PUMA, BAAINBw, German MoD
Mr. Ulrich Faxel

Mr. Wayne Beutler

Associate Director Ground Vehicle Survivability and Protection , US Army
Mr. Wayne Beutler

Ms. Elizabeth Miller

Deputy Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, US Army
Ms. Elizabeth  Miller

Professor Bryn James

Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL
Professor Bryn James

Theodoros Dionysopoulos

Director, INTRACOM Defense Electronics S.A.
Theodoros Dionysopoulos

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Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.fnc.co.uk/defence

Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company. Our work makes a difference to things that matter in the world. With over 800 employees, Frazer-Nash works from a network of nine UK and three Australian locations. Our consultants apply their expertise to develop, enhance and protect our clients' critical assets, systems and processes. In an uncertain world, we contribute to national security in a huge number of ways. We help make sure that power is generated and distributed to everyone who needs it. We support moving people and goods around and between the big cities of an increasingly urbanised society. We work to make the world a more sustainable place. We ensure governments save time and money when public spending globally is under huge pressure. And we help our clients wrestle with the challenges and opportunities of an ever-accelerating digital revolution. Enhancing defence assets for the army Frazer-Nash has a long-standing pedigree for helping the UK MOD and the UK defence industry base to design, develop and assure robust and capable defence solutions to meet in-service and future force requirements. From armoured vehicles, to dismounted close combat and the supporting operational infrastructure, our team has the breadth and depth of expertise to shape, inform and deliver realisable solutions which are supportable through life and provide true value to the end user. We are at the forefront of research and development and work with many partners and academia to deliver new approaches and advanced technologies to tackle major operational challenges. Recent projects relating to survivability include our work with Leonardo on the ICARUS Programme and QinetiQ on the Medusa Programme. We also work extensively with Dstl, on a multitude of survivability projects, ranging from blast and weapon effects, through to human vulnerability, and modular armour solutions. For more information on how we can help you with your business or technical challenge, see our website: www.fnc.co.uk/defence


Intracom Defence Electronics

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

IDE (INTRACOM Defence Electronics), the leading electronics and communication systems company in defence and security area in Greece, is engaged in the development and production of defence electronics and communications systems for the Hellenic Armed Forces and the international market. Today the main areas of interest, where IDE invests continuously on new technologies to ensure a leading position in the international scene, are: •Tactical Communications: Products developed in this area include Wideband Radios (Spartan, WiWAN, SeaNNet), Intercommunication Systems (WISPR, Tacticon, NAUTiCON) and Satellite Communications (VSAT Cronos). •Military Hybrid Power and Energy Systems: Entering the era of hybrid energy technology, the HEPS (Hybrid Electrical Power Systems) family of products adds mobility, energy safety and increased availability to almost any electrical powered system, providing at the same time significantly lower operational cost. • Data Links and Telemetries: Design, development, qualification and production of missile data links and telemetry systems for surface-to-air (e.g. ESSM), air-to-air (e.g. IRIS-T) or ground-to-air missiles (e.g. IRIS-T SL) missiles. • Information Security: The SECLINE product line of encryption devices (SECLINE MBit, SECLINE a-PLUS and SECLINE IP) is designed to utilize dedicated cryptographic algorithms, fully developed by IDE and certified by the National Security Authorities. • Homeland Security: IDE provides state-of-the-art technology and integrated systems for surveillance, reconnaissance and security systems. Moreover, IDE participates in multinational development and production programs in cooperation with major international defence system companies and invests annually a significant amount in R&D activities for the development of cutting-edge defence and security systems. IDE expands its international partnerships through co-production programs with the leading manufacturers, resulting in the company's participation in the implementation of state of the art electronics in many systems. Through its participation in the above Hellenic and international defence programs, IDE has achieved high levels of local added value and supports the Hellenic industrial sector by allocating considerable contracts to local manufacturers.


Lockheed Martin

Sponsors and Exhibitors
https://lockheedmartin.com

Lockheed Martin’s Ampthill facility is the largest and fastest growing Lockheed Martin business in the United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin Ampthill is a leading provider of mission systems for armoured fighting vehicles and their integration onto a range of platforms. Lockheed Martin turret solutions integrate a range of lethal effects from the highly versatile and effective Case-Telescoped 40mm ‘fire-on-the-move’ cannon, to more traditional 30-40mm solutions. Lockheed Martin can integrate a range of surveillance and target acquisition systems and can provide elegant integration of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles including the battle-proven Javelin Missile. Lockheed Martin’s armoured vehicle pedigree extends into the provision of modular armour solutions and the integration of upgrades to power, transmission and drive-train solutions. The company’s billion-dollar contracts to deliver the turret for the British Army’s AJAX reconnaissance vehicle and the Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicle Capability Sustainment Programme underlines how strategic investments in technology are allowing Lockheed Martin to engineer a better tomorrow.


Raytheon

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.raytheon.com/uk/

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Broughton, Waddington, Gloucester and Manchester. Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Rheinmetall Active Protection

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.ads-protection.org

Rheinmetall Active Protection (RAP) (formerly ADS Gesellschaft für aktive Schutzsysteme mbH), is a world leading pioneer in reliable and precise hard-kill Active Protection Systems (APSs). Part of the Rheinmetall group of companies, RAP brings the rigorous engineering principles of the automotive sector to the defence sector and specifically to APS’s. As an innovator RAP is the world’s first APS developer to apply safety-critical design principles to APS development to deliver predictable and safe system performance.


Soucy Group

Sponsors and Exhibitors
http://www.soucy-group.com/industry-sectors/defense

The Soucy Group, a private corporation established for 50 years with more than 1,700 employees over 13 subsidiaries located in North America and Asia, specializes in the design, development and manufacturing of Composite Rubber Tracks (CRT) and associated systems. It supplies a variety of components and parts for leading manufacturers of power sport, industrial, agricultural and defense vehicles around the world. Soucy has also developed its own manufacturing equipment and facilities to meet the specific requirements of each application – from ATVs to military vehicles up to 90,000 lbs.

A world leader in Composite Rubber Track (CRT) systems and products, Soucy International Inc. with his Defense Department brings its expertise and partnership to all major manufacturers (OEMs). Soucy Track™ line of products for agricultural vehicles benefits from a global distribution network with more than 400 dealers in 30 countries and on all continents. In the industrial market, Soucy is the exclusive supplier to two of the three largest manufacturers of tracks for skid-steer loaders. This Group is also renowned as a leader in design and development of parts and accessories for power sports.

As the leading manufacturer of CRT for Defense purposes, Soucy products meet the highest requirements and are approved by military forces around the world, offering the following advantages and benefits:

  • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
  • • Increased durability over conventional steel tracks.
  • • Reduced vibration (up to 70%), noise (up to 13dB), thermal signature, braking distance, vehicle weight (up to 50%) and fuel consumption (up to 30-35%).
  • • Reduced vehicle crew fatigue.
  • • Significant reduction in life cycle costs and virtually maintenance free.
  • • Elimination of damage on paved surface.


UTC Aerospace Systems

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

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In the air, on the ground, or at sea, in both manned and unmanned platforms, our military and defense products help Allied defense forces around the world complete missions safely, efficiently and effectively. Using advanced materials and manufacturing processes, exclusive, leading-edge technology, and decades of military & defense experience, our battle-proven products give the warfighter a distinct advantage on the battlefield of today – and tomorrow.

Sponsors


Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH

Sponsors
http://www.dn-defence.com

Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH (DND) is a German medium-sized Limited defence company, which emerged in 2004 from the former Dynamit Nobel AG Holding. DND is a direct successor of former Dynamit Nobel companies belonging to the Alfred Nobel Group. We look back at more than 60 years of experience in the development and production of shoulder-launched weapons for anti-tank, anti-armor, and multipurpose uses. Our field of expertise and our portfolio are constantly expanding as we provide weapons and weapon stations, protection technologies, simulation systems, as well as technologies for civil commercial uses. Today, we are a system supplier and global technology leader for national and international ministries and governments, trusted by German and international armed forces and services worldwide.

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Shephard Media

Key Media Partners
http://www.shephardmedia.com/

Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

Media Partners


European Sting

Supporters
http://www.europeansting.com

The European Sting is the new online, Brussels based, European media that was born to bring a different critical and truly independent angle to European News and Affairs. The Sting is giving every day the fierce fight for a better and stronger European Union through constructive criticism and unique insights. We are treating daily in a unique way European Politics, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Business and ICT Agenda. We are committed to bridge the gap between Brussels and the EU member states by freely voicing the views of every European citizen. Tired of reading the basics? Visit http://www.europeansting.com and be part of the Hive that disrupts European Media.


Defense Conferences

Supporters
https://www.marketresearchmedia.com

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


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.


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.


Defense-update.com

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http://www.defense-update.com

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


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.


ARMSCOM.net

Supporters
http://www.armscom.net

ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


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.


INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW

Supporters
http://imrmedia.in/

IMR Media publishes INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW (IMR) monthly magazine in English and Hindi and publishes military books. The company also organises quality defence conferences, seminars and exhibitions in India. INDIAN MILITARY REVIEW is the No 1 monthly defence magazine in India with pan-India news-stand and APO-channeled distribution. It covers national defence, homeland security, neighbourhood, modernization, defence research, military technology, paramilitary forces and military history. IMR is recommended reading for Services officers preparing for Staff College entrance and promotion exams. Every issue of IMR carries eight pages of exclusive news and analysis from Defense News’ global correspondent network. DEFENSE NEWS, USA, is the world’s leading defence newsweekly. North American and European advertisers may contact Defense News’s representatives for advertising in IMR. IMR Media organises Defence Seminars and Exhibitions on Night Vision, CBRNe, Precision Attack, Military Simulation & Training, Air Defence, Combat Vehicles, Military Logistics & Transportation, Force Protection & Soldier Technology, Unmanned Vehicles, Strategic Electronics and Maritime & Coastal Security. For full details visit www.imrmedia.in/events. IMR also organises tailor-made Round Table Discussions bringing important decision-makers from the armed forces on the table. IMR offers Advisory & Consultancy Services for defence business in India. IMR has a vibrant and dynamic website with a discussion forum and informative database – www.imrmedia.in.


Defence and Security Alert

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http://www.dsalert.org

Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and the only ISO 9001:2008 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Committed to global defence and security, DSA covers a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders. DSA is the only Indian magazine in this genre, available on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Intranet.

We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



Epicos

Supporters
http://www.Epicos.com

Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


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.


Global Military Communications

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http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


European Security & Defence (ESD)

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http://www.euro-sd.com

ESD is a Mittler Report Verlag (MRV) publication, tracing its history back to 1789. Launched in 2002 and re-set in January 2015, ESD has evolved into a top-quality, global print publication. Published 8 times yearly, supplemented by ESD Spotlight, the on-line newsletter. Both are global leaders. ESD: a unique blend of quality editorial, for the step beyond thought leadership. ESD: Intelligence for the Intelligent.


ArmedForces.co.uk

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http://www.armedforces.co.uk

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


SecurityClearedJobs.com

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http://www.SecurityClearedJobs.com

SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


IHS Janes

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http://www.janes.ihs.com

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


Homeland Security Research Corporation

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http://www.homelandsecurityresearch.com

Homeland Security Research Corporation is an international market and technology research firm specializing in the Homeland Security (HLS) & Public Safety (PS) Industry. HSRC provides premium market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. HSRC’s clients include U.S. Congress, DHS, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, NATO, DOD, DOT, GAO, and EU, among others; and HLS & PS government agencies in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Singapore. With over 750 private sector clients, including major defense and security contractors, and Fortune 500 companies, HSRC earned the reputation as the industry’s Gold Standard for HLS & PS market reports.


21st Century Asian Arms Race

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https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


Armada International

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http://armadainternational.com

ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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

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

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

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

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

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

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

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

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLOBAL CPD

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

CPD Certificates

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

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