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SMi Group is proud to announce the second Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems conference will be held in London from the 3rd - 4th April 2019.

The only event specifically dedicated to robotics and autonomy for the land environment, RAS 2019 will give you essential insight into the development and implementation of  Unmanned Ground Vehicles across international military  organisations.

In 2018 we hosted leading briefings from the British Army, Israeli Defence Forces, DGA, USMC, US Army as well as industry protagonists such as QinetiQ, Safran, Endeavor Robotics and IAI.

With a unique focus on situational awareness, lethality, maneuverability, survivability  and sustainability, Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems is the only event in 2019 which will enable you to return to your defence force with the latest information and contacts in this ever evolving market place.

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2018 is the perfect occasion to meet the most informed and world-renowned experts in the field of autonomous and robotic technologies. Attend the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by first-class scientists, researchers, academics and senior military figures.

  • Benefit from updates delivered by experts coming from the most forward thinking nations in the fields of military robotics and autonomous systems
  • We provide a platform for the advancement of robotics and autonomous technologies, bringing together those at the heart of systems operation, training, development and integration
  • Hear from the very latest development programmes in the field of military robotics and autonomous technologies
  • Discuss how MRAS enhances lethality, survivability, manoeuvrability, sustainability, and situational awareness
  • Explore land force interoperability and collaboration in the industry and military
  • Attend the conference along with leading researchers, scientists, academics, and military figures

Arconic; Army Research Laboratory; BAE Systems Hägglunds; BAE Systems Land (UK); British Army; Chatham House; DE&S; DE&S MOD; Defence & Security Organisation; Defence Equipment & Support, UK MOD; Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S); DGA; DIT DSO Export Support Team; DoD, US Army; Dstl; Elbit Systems Land and C4I; Endeavor Robotics; FFIE (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment); Finnish Defence Forces; FNSS Defense Systems; FOI; High Commission of India; Hirtenberger Defence Europe GmbH; HMS 2030; IAI / Malat; IHS Janes; IMP Castle Associates Limited; International Committee of the Red Cross ; Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd; Israeli Defence Forces; Italian Institute of Technology; Iveco Defence Vehicles; KCL; Kratos Defense; Ministerstvo obrany; MoD DE&S; MoD The Netherlands; Naval Research Laboratory (NRL); Nexter Robotics; Pearson Engineering Limited; Qinetiq; Rheinmetall Canada inc; Rheinmetall Electronics; Roketsan Missiles Inc.; Saab Dynamics; Safran Group; Shephard Media; Soucy Defence; Sumitomo Corporation Europe Limited; TARDEC, TACOM US Army; The Undersecretariat For Defence Industries; Thinke Company Ltd; UK MoD; UKTI DSO; US Army; USMC Warfighting Laboratory; Vetronics Research Centre; Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Watairpoll Ltd; YANMAR R&D EUROPE SRL;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

9:10 Robotic Autonomous Systems Technology and Developments in the British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army

  • Maximising RAS capabilities in improving overall situational awareness, force protection, lethality, sustainability and manoeuvrability
  • Current developments and challenges of integrating RAS systems in manned missions
  • Updates from the Army Warfighting Experiment (Autonomous Warrior Land 18)
  • 9:50 Sponsor Presentation Reserved For Endeavor Robotics

    10:30 Optimising soldier manoeuvrability through RAS implementation in force operations

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler, Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army

  • Enhanced soldier manoeuvrability advancements in the Next-Gen Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team
  • Optimising manoeuvrability in unrestricted, restricted and dense urban terrain
  • Enhancing manoeuvrability to allow soldiers to deliver decisive lethality during combined arms manoeuvres.
  • 11:10 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Maximising Counter-IED capacity in the British Army through RAS

    Major Martin Laverack

    Major Martin Laverack, Requirements Manager, Special Projects and Counter Measures (SPSCM), DSTL, UK MoD

  • Current British Army integration of C-IED systems
  • RAS survivability in hazardous environments and future developments
  • Challenges in the integration of C-IED RAS and maximising efficiency
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Maximising artificial intelligence for increased robotic autonomy

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces

  • Current usage of AI for enhanced manoeuvrability in hazardous environments
  • Enhanced AI usage in the Finnish armed forces
  • Capitalising on AI for increased autonomy for land robotics
  • 14:00 Sponsor session reserved for Safran

    Patrick Curlier

    Patrick Curlier, Senior VP Business Development, Safran Group

    14:40 Spider robot locomotion for UGV exploitation

    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Professor Amir Shapiro, Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev

  • Enhancing survivability through ruggedization for different environments
  • Benefits and drawbacks of different robotic systems to improve sustainability, manoeuvrability, situational awareness, lethality and survivability
  • Practical applications for spider robot locomotion in military settings
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Robotic Complex Breach Concept: the use of multiple RAS systems

    Major Gareth Morris

    Major Gareth Morris, US Army Exchange Officer, Maneuver Battle Lab, Maneuver Center of Excellence

  • Demonstrating the breach techniques used during the Robotic Complex Breach Concept
  • Lessons learned from implementing multiple systems for one operation
  • Enhancing soldier survivability through robotic breaches with enhanced situational awareness
  • 16:30 Cooperative Control: Coordinated Use of Multiple Unmanned Heterogeneous Systems

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin, Reader in GNC, Cranfield University

  • Cooperation of unmanned heterogeneous systems
  • Decision making for multiple unmanned systems
  • Situational awareness improvement
  • Demonstrations in a persistent surveillance and monitoring scenario
  • 17:10 Panel Discussion: Optimising Ground Operations Through The Increased Use of Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Future advancements in manned-unmanned teaming
  • Enhancing the use of AI for increased manoeuvrability
  • Achieving strategic superiority through enhanced situational awareness
  • Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler, Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig, SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen, Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces

    17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    9:10 Enhanced robotic modularity: exploitation of sustainable RAS

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC

  • Analysing the advantages of using modular robotics for multiple combat scenarios
  • Enhancing the use of modular robotics for increased sustainability
  • Future advancements and gains from man-unmanned teaming
  • The use of the Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS)
  • 9:50 Strengthening manoeuvrability and sustainability of last mile operations with robotics and autonomous systems: Coalition Assured Autonomous Resupply (CAAR)

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Peter Stockel, Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, DSTL, UK MoD

  • The current position and assessments of CAAR
  • Integration challenges for RAS use in a coalition scenario
  • Enhancing RAS capabilities to maximise manoeuvrability of resupply missions
  • Supporting logistics and survivability: reducing risks to military personnel and increasing efficiency of last mile logistics.
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 US Army Robotics Update

    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of the US Army TRADOC Capability Manager for Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Center/Army Futures Command

  • Current status of US Army Robotics
  • Improving Small Unit Lethality, Mobility, Protection, and Situational Awareness
  • Near Term Robotics Timeline
  • Foreign and US Industry Opportunities
  • 11:40 Sponsor Presentation Available

    12:20 Project Minerva: enhancing soldier survivability through CBRN detection

    Major Johnathan Green

    Major Johnathan Green, SO2 Military Advisor, CBR Division, DSTL, UK MoD

  • Advancements in the use of RAS for CBRN detection
  • Increasing capacity and decreasing training burdens
  • Enhancing survivability of soldiers and RAS systems through the effective monitoring of CBRN
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Ensuring survivability: RAS deployment in dangerous environments

    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Major Martijn Hadicke, Commander Robot Autonomous Systems cell, Royal Netherlands Army

  • Working agreements between human soldiers and intelligent military machines
  • Goal oriented reasoning for autonomous task execution by intelligent machines
  • 14:40 Advancing Future ISR Capabilities in Land Robotics

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Mazal

    Lieutenant Colonel Jan Mazal, Doctrine Education and Training Branch Chief , NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence

  • Current ISR capabilities
  • Developing sustainability of RAS through the use of modular systems
  • Gaining strategic superiority through improved situational awareness via the use of modular systems
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Detection and removal: Enhancing counter-IED capabilities

    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies

    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies, Director, Five Three Alpha

  • Optimising C-IED neutralisation capabilities through navigation systems and explosive detection technologies
  • Strengthening machine learning technology to maximise survivability via collision and explosives avoidance.
  • Developing c-IED capacities for multiple operating environments against evolving threats.
  • 16:30 Role of connectivity in future autonomous driving in uncertain/unknown environments

    Dr Saber Fallah

    Dr Saber Fallah, Senior Lecturer - Associate Professor, University of Surrey

  • Enhancing connectivity for increased robotic survivability
  • Connectivity issues in difficult and unknown environments
  • Increased manoeuvrability through continuous connectivity
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army
    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
    Major Johnathan Green

    Major Johnathan Green

    SO2 Military Advisor, CBR Division, DSTL, UK MoD
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Deputy Director of the US Army TRADOC Capability Manager for Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Center/Army Futures Command

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

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

    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Deputy Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, US Army
    Colonel Warren Sponsler

    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Reader in GNC, Cranfield University
    Dr Hyo Sang Shin

    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army RDECOM-TARDEC
    Dr Robert Sadowski

    Dr Saber Fallah

    Senior Lecturer - Associate Professor, University of Surrey
    Dr Saber Fallah

    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    SO1 Coherence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig

    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies

    Director, Five Three Alpha
    Major (Ret'd) Lloyd Davies

    Major Johnathan Green

    SO2 Military Advisor, CBR Division, DSTL, UK MoD
    Major Johnathan Green

    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Commander Robot Autonomous Systems cell, Royal Netherlands Army
    Major Martijn Hadicke

    Major Martin Laverack

    Requirements Manager, Special Projects and Counter Measures (SPSCM), DSTL, UK MoD
    Major Martin Laverack

    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Research Staff Officer, OF-3, Army Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
    Major Tapio Saarelainen

    Mr Peter Stockel

    Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Peter Stockel

    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Deputy Director of the US Army TRADOC Capability Manager for Robotics and Autonomous Systems at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maneuver Center/Army Futures Command
    Mr Ted Maciuba

    Patrick Curlier

    Senior VP Business Development, Safran Group
    Patrick Curlier

    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Associate Professor, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
    Professor Amir Shapiro

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Sponsors

    Supporting Media Partners

    Workshops

    Enhancing Dismounted Soldier Operations with Military RAS
    Workshop

    Enhancing Dismounted Soldier Operations with Military RAS

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    2nd April 2019
    London, United Kingdom

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    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.

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    Safran Electronics & Defense

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    http://safran-electronics-defense.com

    Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace, Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.

    Safran Electronics & Defense is a world leader in optronics, avionics, electronics and critical software for both civil and military markets. No.1 in Europe and No.3 worldwide for inertial navigation systems used in air, land and naval applications, it is also the European leader in optronics and tactical UAV systems and the world leader in helicopter flight controls. Operating across the globe, Safran Electronics & Defense and its subsidiaries employ 7,600 people in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. The company’s products are deployed worldwide on more than 600 ships, 7,000 armored vehicles and 10,000 aircraft.


    Media Partners


    Asian Military Review

    Supporting Media Partners
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    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.


    Counter-IED

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://counteriedreport.com/

    The Counter-IED Report is a specialist publication, which serves as an information source to communicate the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. The aim of the report is to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for reducing successful IED manufacture and placement. For more information please visit website: www.counteriedreport.com


    Global Military Communications

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

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


    Robotics News

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

    Robotics News is the only dedicated multi-media news platform for Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Process Engineering. Contact us: editorial@roboticsnews.co.uk


    Epicos

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    Defence Today

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://defencetoday.com

    Defence Today is an online publication covering the latest in global defence and security news, defence intelligence and strategic insight. Terrorism and emerging threats, defence industry coverage, the latest technology developments and emerging platforms and systems. Military equipment profiles and industry showcases. Advertising, press releases and event listings are available.


    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST)

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com/mag/

    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) magazine focuses entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even throughout the universe. UST is brought to you by High Power Media (HPM) - a specialist engineering technology publisher. The HPM team are behind the globally renowned Race Engine Technology (RET) magazine - a high quality, in depth print review of contemporary racing powertrain technology. RET is widely read, referred to and sought after by its dedicated readership of design and development engineers. UST is unique - the first ever publication to focus entirely on providing independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. It applies the same rigorous scientific approach to this brave new world as RET brought to the subject of racing powertrain technology. Published bi-monthly, UST probes today's cutting edge projects to provide in-depth research insights - rigorous investigation is backed by professional peer review and critical analysis.


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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

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


    Army Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.army-technology.com

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


    Defense Express

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.dsalert.org

    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain 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.


    IHS Janes

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    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.


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    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.


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    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


    Defense Conferences

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    Homeland Security

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    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/


    Soldier Modernisation

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    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.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    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.

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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. 

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    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:

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    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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