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SMi Group is delighted to announce that the 3rd annual Defence Safety conference will convene in London on the 5th and 6th October 2020. This event is supported by the UK MoD Defence Safety Authority.

This year we will be hosting the conference virtually.

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 domains, as well as from defence leaders from industry and policy makers.

As the only 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;

Conference programme

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Miles Dixon

Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group Ltd

9:00 The Next Phase of UK MoD Safety Transformation

Air Marshal Sue Gray

Air Marshal Sue Gray, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

• An overview of the Defence Safety Authority’s priorities
• Learning from the commercial sectors: what Defence can learn
• Real examples of enhanced safety on UK Defence programmes
• Measuring safety improvement
• Leadership and culture challenges and opportunities
 

9:30 Optimising Air Superiority Through Enhanced Safety Culture and Leadership

Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew, Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force High Wycombe

• Royal Air Force key safety priorities
• Safe and effective operation across all platforms and systems
• Manned and unmanned safety priorities
• Creating a safety culture throughout the RAF
• Training needs to enhance safety
• Leadership: why everyone is a leader for safety
 

10:00 Lead Sponsor Presentation-Managing Risk and Safety-BAE Systems

Luke Logan

Luke Logan, Engineering Director, BAE Systems

• Environmental Impacts
• Reputational Impacts
• Financial Impacts
• How the Pandemic has impacted our Risk Management and Safe Systems of work.
 

10:30 Morning Break

11:00 Increasing Safety Standards Across The British Army: Culture And Leadership

• How the British Army deliver safety for people and equipment
• The importance of leadership when promoting safe operations
• Working with industrial partners to strengthen safety of platforms and systems
• Examples of safety initiatives across the Army
 

Lieutenant General Ivan Jones

Lieutenant General Ivan Jones, Commander Field Army, British Army

11:30 Requirements of an Air System Fleet Airworthiness Information System

Tony Harris

Tony Harris, Commercial Director, TLM Nexus

• Examine the use of web-based information systems for the management of airworthiness.
• Understand how the management information system helps to control air system risks.
• Deriving the requirements for an airworthiness information system.
• Achieving confidence that risks are being managed.
 

12:00 The Royal Air Force Safety Centre: Improving Safety And Preventing Loss Of Life On Live Operations

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

Air Commodore Mark Jeffery, Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force

• Delivering safety across all air assets
• RAF Safety Management Systems-using data to drive future safety efficiencies
• Balancing Operating Risk Vs Operational Risk
 

12:30 Ensuring Safe Air Operations For The Swedish Air Force

Colonel Tommy  Petersson

Colonel Tommy Petersson, Commander Blekinge Wing, Swedish Armed Forces

• Priorities of the Swedish Air Force and its Wings
• Creating a safety-first culture
• Feedback from operation on where safety strategies need to improve
 

13:00 Lunch Break

13:45 Safety in training and operations in an arctic environment

Colonel Sven Bjerke

Colonel Sven Bjerke, Commander, Land Warfare School, Norwegian Army

 ? Identifying hazards and reducing risk
? Safety management in the Norwegian Armed forces
? The importance of culture
? How the Norwegian Army succeed 

 

14:15 The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC): Preventing Needless Loss Of People And Combat Capability

Colonel Ronald Ells

Colonel Ronald Ells, Deputy Commander, US Army Combat Readiness Center

• How the USACRC ensures safety for Soldiers and Army civilians
• Training officers in aviation and ground safety
• Accident Investigation and leveraging this for future accident avoidance
• Harnessing safety to ensure the Army’s status as the world’s most ready and capable military force
 

14:45 Structural Steps Towards Safety In The RNLA

A huge potential payback: structural steps towards safety in the Royal Netherlands Army,

What COVID-19 brought us, and the perspective of Safe versus Risk-guided
 

Colonel Maarten Rol

Colonel Maarten Rol, Safety Lead Army Branch , Royal Netherlands Army

15:15 Afternoon Break

15:45 Panel Discussion: How Industry Are Delivering Safety Across Defence

  • Ensuring safety culture across the enterprise
  • Delivering safe systems and processes from design to delivery
  • Collaborating with downstream suppliers to maximise safety standards
  • The importance of leadership
  • Strengthening safety through greater dialog with the military customer

     

     

  • Peter Ruddock

    Peter Ruddock, Chief Executive , Lockheed Martin UK

    Simon Bowen

    Simon Bowen, Chief Executive, Naval Nuclear, Babcock

    Luke Logan

    Luke Logan, Engineering Director, BAE Systems

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Marshal Sue Gray, Director General Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

    16:30 Strengthening Canadian Naval Operational Capability Whilst Reducing Risk And Improving Safety

    Commodore David Patchell

    Commodore David Patchell, Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, Royal Canadian Navy

    • The importance of safety across the Navy and where safety accountability and governance sit
    • Examples of improved safety adoption
    across a complex maritime fleet
    • Why international cooperation is key to
    improved standards
    • Working with Naval OEMS and industry
    to deliver safety
     

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Miles Dixon

    Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group Ltd

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Miles Dixon

    Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group Ltd

    9:00 Warfighting, safely: the right culture to maximise operational effectiveness

    Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd

    Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd, Fleet Commander, Royal Navy

    • The purpose of Navies and reality of the job – being “safe” in order to deliver violence to our enemies?
    • Embedding safety in our operational thinking – the importance of leadership and communication, inculcated safety culture
    • The risk balance: maximising lethality without compromising our people
    • Is there are trade-off between operational imperative and operating safely? – mission success vs. preserving equipment
     

    9:30 Improving Safety and Regulatory Confidence

    Simon Bowen

    Simon Bowen, Chief Executive, Naval Nuclear, Babcock

    10:00 Introducing the Defence HS&EP Functional Strategy

    David King

    David King, Director HS&EP, Defence Safety Authority, Uk MOD

  • Overview of the HS&EP Functional Strategy and the vision for HS&EP in Defence
  • Implementing the Functional Strategy and building a five year plan
  • Creating a positive and inclusive safety culture
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    10:30 Morning Break

    11:00 Strengthening Certification Processes To Ensure Successful Airworthiness Of Key Aviation Assets

    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Air Commodore Jason Agius , Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force

    • The roles and responsibilities of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority
    • Working with fast Jet, Fixed Wing, Rotary Platforms and UAS Platforms
    • Certification challenges and opportunities for a new and aging fleet
    • Why independence of accident investigation is key to future safety cases
     

    11:30 Managing Complex and Varied Aviation Operations Whilst Ensuring and Assuring Safety

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman , Commander JHC, Army HQ

    12:00 Lunch Break

    13:00 Safety Policy Management of The US Navy: Delivering Safety Across the Fleet

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman, Commander, US Navy

    • Managing safety complexity across a variety of Naval assets: aviation, afloat, shore and expeditionary
    • Looking at risk assessment to avoid future mishaps
    • Using data and analytics to identify safety trends
     

    13:30 USMC: Delivering Effective Combat Operations Whilst Maintaining Safety

    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Colonel Marty Bedell, Director, CMC Safety Division , United States Marine Corps

    • The USMC safety priorities
    • Maintaining safety across a variety of operational environments
    • Creating a safety culture across the USMC
    • Empowering marines to speak up when they see unsafe practices or risk to mission success
     

    14:00 Ensuring Safety For High Readiness Operations

    Major General Matt Holmes

    Major General Matt Holmes, Commandant General, Royal Marines, Royal Marines

    • Safety priorities for a rapidly deployable commando force
    o 1 Assault Group
    o 3 Commando
    o Special Boat Service
    • The cost of getting safety wrong: examples of preventable mishaps on operations
    • Leadership of safety: creating a good safety culture in the Royal Marines
     

    14:30 Afternoon Break

    15:00 Strategic Update From The Air Force Safety Center: Safeguarding Airmen – Protecting Resources and Preserving Combat Readiness

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Larry Nixon , Deputy Chief of Staff , US Air Force Safety Center

    • The US Air Force’s priorities for aviation safety
    • Proactive safety programs across the air force: how the Air Force Safety Center manages Safety programs and policy for occupational, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear
    • Feedback from Air Force Personnel -data capturing and accident reporting tools to optimise safety
    • Seeing safety as an Air Force multiplier: examples of where optimising safety can deliver greater mission capability
     

    15:30 Czech Air Force Safety Onboarding Principles for New Aircraft

    Colonel Petr Chamrad

    Colonel Petr Chamrad, Flight Safety Division, MoD Internal Audit and Inspection Department

    • Examples relating to new acquisition of UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters
    • Working with OEMS to ensure safety is front of mind for all downstream suppliers (local and international)
    • Training of air crew on new aircraft: getting safety right
    • Engineering and maintenance safety standards
     

    16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Miles Dixon

    Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group Ltd

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    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force
    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Director General Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Colonel Ronald Ells

    Colonel Ronald Ells

    Deputy Commander, US Army Combat Readiness Center
    Major General Matt Holmes

    Major General Matt Holmes

    Commandant General, Royal Marines, Royal Marines
    Peter Ruddock

    Peter Ruddock

    Chief Executive , Lockheed Martin UK

    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Director General -Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Royal Australian Air Force
    Air Commodore Jason Agius

    Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

    Head of RAF Safety Centre, Royal Air Force
    Air Commodore Mark Jeffery

    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

    Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force High Wycombe
    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Director General Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Commander JHC, Army HQ
    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Deputy Chief of Staff , US Air Force Safety Center
    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Maarten Rol

    Safety Lead Army Branch , Royal Netherlands Army
    Colonel Maarten Rol

    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Director, CMC Safety Division , United States Marine Corps
    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Colonel Petr Chamrad

    Flight Safety Division, MoD Internal Audit and Inspection Department
    Colonel Petr Chamrad

    Colonel Ronald Ells

    Deputy Commander, US Army Combat Readiness Center
    Colonel Ronald Ells

    Colonel Sven Bjerke

    Commander, Land Warfare School, Norwegian Army
    Colonel Sven Bjerke

    Colonel Tommy Petersson

    Commander Blekinge Wing, Swedish Armed Forces
    Colonel Tommy  Petersson

    Commodore David Patchell

    Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, Royal Canadian Navy
    Commodore David Patchell

    David King

    Director HS&EP, Defence Safety Authority, Uk MOD
    David King

    Lieutenant General Ivan Jones

    Commander Field Army, British Army
    Lieutenant General Ivan Jones

    Luke Logan

    Engineering Director, BAE Systems
    Luke Logan

    Major General Matt Holmes

    Commandant General, Royal Marines, Royal Marines
    Major General Matt Holmes

    Miles Dixon

    Director, SMi Group Ltd
    Miles Dixon

    Peter Ruddock

    Chief Executive , Lockheed Martin UK
    Peter Ruddock

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Commander, US Navy
    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Ronald Ells

    Deputy Commander, US Army
    Ronald  Ells

    Simon Bowen

    Chief Executive, Naval Nuclear, Babcock
    Simon Bowen

    Tony Harris

    Commercial Director, TLM Nexus
    Tony Harris

    Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd

    Fleet Commander, Royal Navy
    Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    BMT

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.bmt.org

    BMT provides independent technical expertise and consultancy. We offer design solutions, asset management, programme delivery and technology services to customers in the defence, security, transport, energy and infrastructure markets. Our team tackle the most complex engineering and programme challenges, blending capabilities from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines to deliver enduring and value-adding benefits. We can adopt agile practices to rapidly tailor solutions to meet customers’ needs. From working with the Metropolitan Police on business transformation and designing the Queen Elizabeth Class carrier, to maintaining the Royal Navy’s in-service nuclear submarines — whatever the project, we help our customers to engineer the right outcomes, optimise their assets, improve performance and increase efficiency. With over thirty years of industry experience, and a long-term commitment to research and innovation, we solve the problems of today and shape the ideas of tomorrow. If you are seeking clarity from complexity, we are here to help.


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    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-gb/

    Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin UK is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation and has operated in the country for nearly 80 years. Headquartered in London, we employ 1,800 people at more than 20 sites across the country. From mail sorting technology to helping build the UK’s first commercial spaceport, our innovations and partnerships help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges, contributing to the UK’s defence, security and prosperity.


    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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    Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is focused entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even through the universe. Published bi-monthly, UST provides independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. Subscribe today!

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    Armada International

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


    Global Military Communications

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    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.


    Army Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
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    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-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).


    Airport Suppliers

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    Airport Suppliers is the global airport industry’s number one meeting place for buyers, vendors, specifiers, decision makers, architects, consultants and system integrators. The portal encompasses all aspects of airport equipment, technology, design and services. We provide a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when exciting developments occur. With links to the most important airport related organisations and governing bodies in the world


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

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    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Epicos

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    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.


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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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