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SMi Group is delighted to announce, the 3rd annual Defence Safety conference will convene in London on the 5th and 6th October 2020.

The aim of the conference is to review the safe delivery of defence capabilities and the parts that operational users, equipment and service delivery organisations and research and development play in defence safety. It will identify good practice to be learned from and inform the views of those who procure, provide and operate Defence equipment and services.

Last year's conference hosted over 200 attendees from 18 nations and contributions ranged from the Vice Chief of Defence Staff to Chief Executives of Industry, as well as international operational leaders and military safety experts.

The 2020 Defence Safety Conference will feature briefings from across the air land and maritime domain, as well as from defence leaders from industry and policy makers.

As the only dedicated event dedicated to defence safety, this conference is the global meeting point for the military community.
 

The only event specifically focused on defence safety and supported by senior leaders across international armed forces

Supported by C-Level industry executives

Key briefings from duty holders, regulators and operators from Land, Air and Maritime domains

Over 200 attendees in 2019-more expected in 2020
 

Abbott Risk Consulting; Adelard LLP; ADS Group Limited; Army air corps; Army HQ; Atkins; Austrian MoD; Babcock Aviation, UK Military Air (UKMA); Babcock International Group; BAE Operations Ltd; BAE Systems; Baines Simmons Limited; BMT Defence & Security Ltd; Boeing Defence UK LTD; British Army; British Army HQ; CGR; DE&S ; DE&S - MoD; DE&S UK MoD; Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DG DASA); Defence Equipment & Support; Defence Equipment and Support DE&S; Defence Maritime Regulator; Defence Medical Services Regulator; Defence Safety Authority; Defence Safety Authority (DSA); Department of National Defence; Department of National Defence, Government of Canada; DND - RCN; DSA; DSA-Defence Accident Investigation Branch; DSAE (French MMA); Embassy of the Netherlands; Engineer For Safety Limited; French Military Aviation Authority; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd ; German Ministry of Defence; Health and Safety Executive; HQ 3 (United Kingdom) Division ; HQ Force Troops Command; Italian Air Force; Italian MoD - General STAFF; Joint Helicopter Command; Leonardo Helicopters; Luxembourg Directorate of Defence; MBDA UK Ltd; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support; Ministry of Defence, UK; MOD DE&S; MoD UK; MODSAP; Navy Command Headquarters; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Army; New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF); Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Armed Forces Materiel Safety Authority; Norwegian Defence Staff; NSF-Arlington; Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) ; Permanent Representation of Ireland; RAF; RAF Waddington; Rheinmetall AG; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force High Wycombe; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Canadian Navy; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Army; Royal New Zealand Navy; Royal Norwegian Air Force; RPS Consultants Ltd; RSAF HQ; Saab; Swedish Air Force; Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Swedish Armed Forces HQ; Teledyne Controls; Thales UK; TLM Nexus; UK MOD; United Arab Emirates Embassy-The Military Attache’s Office; US Air Force; US Army Safety Centre; US DoD; US Navy; USN Navel Safety Center; West Keeble Ltd;

Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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.

 

A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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tlmNexus

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

tlmNexus is known and trusted by many in the Ministry of Defence for its Resolve software which helps to ensure the efficiency, quality and safety of the majority of the aircraft types operating across the three services. Originally designed to support the Typhoon aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Resolve now supports 29 different aircraft types and represents a significant step forward in the management of safety, through-life engineering and airworthiness assessment. The system provides an auditable trail of information and shares data securely between the MOD and its suppliers. As well as Resolve, the company has developed valuable software foundations which similarly link all collaborators involved in other aspects of long-term projects: Requirements Management, Budgeting and Investment Appraisals and Operational Quality Feedback. tlmNexus received the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018 in recognition of Resolve’s contribution to improving the management of aircraft safety. www.tlmnexus.com

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

Scarsdale Place
Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

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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