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SMi’s 5th annual  Active Protection Systems Focus Day will return to London on the 12th November 2019.

As rebel groups become increasingly well equipped, it is more important than ever that armed forces have systems in place to protect their soldiers and platforms. In modern battlespaces, shoulder mounted weapon systems and anti-tank guided missile systems are becoming an increasingly large threat in both their sophistication and scale. Furthermore, the battlefield is becoming an increasingly urbanised environment, where new operational challenges are posed to vehicle commanders. As a result, adversaries have made significant strides in both lethality and opportunity. As the limits of passive protection are being reached it is more important than ever to prevent platforms being hit in combat.

Active protection systems afford vehicle commanders a final layer of protection to their platforms before physical armour is needed to protect occupants. Additionally, leaders in vehicle survivability are tapping into these automated systems as a method of reducing cognitive burdens on crew members. These systems can track, slew-to-cue and otherwise automatically take measures in therefore enabling commanders to take back the initiative in closer more lethal combat.

Building on the successes of two previous focus days and one dedicated US conference, SMi will be hosting a day dedicated to these systems on November the 12th which will explore this increasingly important capability. This focus day will explore the development and implementation of this technology by bringing together world leading programme managers and senior scientists of this important field and will provide all attendees with a vision of how this technology will be leveraged and implemented in the coming years.
 

Focus Day programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Tom Newbery

Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, DSTL, UK MoD

9:00 The UK Strategy for Active Protection Adoption and Delivery

Colonel Nick Cowey

Colonel Nick Cowey, Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army

  • The roadmap of active protection in the future UK ground manoeuvre
  • Medusa and Icarus - Informing capability analysis
  • Preparing platforms for future capability adaptation
  • Adopting and evolving systems by generating an industry community of interest
  • 9:40 Research and Development of Active Protection Systems for British Armoured Vehicles

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, DSTL, UK MoD

  • Modular Integrated Systems: Hybridising capability and applying open architecture
  • Informing Future Capability developments through enhanced R&D
  • Future research and development priorities for modular architecture
  • 10:20 Survivability - Fire Protection and Safety Systems for Military Vehicles

    Mr Christian Manthey

    Mr Christian Manthey, Business Development and Marketing, Collins Aerospace

  • KIDDE-DEUGRA Brandschutzsysteme GmbH is one of the largest designer, manufacturer and through-life supporter of fire protection systems for most military vehicles used by armed forces worldwide
  • 3 different (sub-) systems that are installed independently or as an integrated solution:
  • 1. The Fire Fighting System for the engine compartment is a fixed installation to detect engine and/or APU compartment fires
    2. The Fire Suppression System for the crew compartment is installed to detect and suppress explosive fires in less than 150 milliseconds
    3. The External Fire Fighting System is installed to protect sensitive areas like hatches, tailgate wheels, chains and other components of the propulsion system in order to enable the crew to continue the mission
     

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Defining Future Survivability by Leveraging Modular Architecture

    Mr David Marck

    Mr David Marck, Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army

  • The PEO's Roadmap to active protection systems
  • Implementing the MAPS architecture for future combat vehicles
  • Reducing crew cognitive load with automated and centralised systems
  • The role of APS in generating networked situational awareness
  • 12:10 Advanced Tactical Radars for Vehicle Protection Systems (VPS)

    Mr Gil Schwartz

    Mr Gil Schwartz, VP Business Development & Marketing, Rada Electronic Industries

  • Multi-Mission, Software-defined tactical radars for the Maneuver force
  • New approaches and features in tactical radars design
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Elbit’s Iron Fist APS – A Game Changer

    Mr Rami Sokolower

    Mr Rami Sokolower, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Elbit Systems

  • Iron Fist APS offers protection against the full spectrum of AT threats including KE tank projectiles
  • Iron Fist requires minimal SWaP figures
  • Iron Fist Destroys or deflagrates the incoming threat without activating the its warhead – thus minimal residual effects
  • Iron Fist provides an accurate hostile fire source location for counterattack or data dissemination
  • 14:30 Testing and Performance of the Explosively Formed Axe

  • Explosively Formed Axe (EFA) hard-kill system
  • Testing and analysing system performance
  • Optimising systems through enhanced data collection methodologies
  • Dr Jan Krestan

    Dr Jan Krestan, Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Dr Stanislav Rolc, Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute

    15:10 Platform Survivability Enhancements for the Turkish Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais, Specialist-Land Platforms , SSB, Turkish MoD

  • An overview of the survivability focuses for the Turkish armed forces
  • Main battle tank systems: priorities and enhancements
  • Active protection systems testing and characterisation
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Low-latency distributed processing architectures for Active Protection Systems

    Dr Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr Periklis Charchalakis, Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre

  • Maximising system efficacy by minimising system latency
  • Managing large, on demand power requisitions for APS
  • Improving distributed system efficiency for high performance computing
  • 17:00 Driving Interoperability and Safety with STANAG 4686

    Dr Arild Skjold

    Dr Arild Skjold, Senior Scientist, Land Systems, FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment

  • The collateral damage question surrounding active protection systems: Can these be mitigated?
  • Multi-nation testing and evaluation in accordance with STANAG 4686
  • Generating interoperability with international standards of complex systems
  • 17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery, Active Protection Research Technical Authority, DSTL, UK MoD

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army
    Dr Arild Skjold

    Dr Arild Skjold

    Senior Scientist, Land Systems, FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
    Dr Jan Krestan

    Dr Jan Krestan

    Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute
    Dr Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , SSB, Turkish MoD
    Mr David Marck

    Mr David Marck

    Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
    Mr Gil Schwartz

    Mr Gil Schwartz

    VP Business Development & Marketing, Rada Electronic Industries
    Mr Tom Newbery

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, DSTL, UK MoD

    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Assistant Head of Ground Manoeuvre for Combat Capabilities , British Army
    Colonel Nick Cowey

    Dr Arild Skjold

    Senior Scientist, Land Systems, FFI - Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
    Dr Arild Skjold

    Dr Jan Krestan

    Materials Engineering Division , Czech Military Research Institute
    Dr Jan Krestan

    Dr Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Dr Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Chief of Division, Material Engineering and Active Protection Lead, Czech Military Research Institute
    Dr Stanislav Rolc

    Lieutenant Colonel (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

    , Israeli Defence Forces
    Lieutenant Colonel (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , SSB, Turkish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Mr Christian Manthey

    Business Development and Marketing, Collins Aerospace
    Mr Christian Manthey

    Mr David Marck

    Project Director Main Battle Tanks Systems PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army
    Mr David Marck

    Mr Gil Schwartz

    VP Business Development & Marketing, Rada Electronic Industries
    Mr Gil Schwartz

    Mr Rami Sokolower

    Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development, Elbit Systems
    Mr Rami Sokolower

    Mr Tom Newbery

    Active Protection Research Technical Authority, DSTL, UK MoD
    Mr Tom Newbery

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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.

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    ABBS

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.advanced-blast.com

    The ABBS Active Mine Protection System (AMPS™) package is a suite of three systems designed to fully protect the occupants of an armoured vehicle from all the secondary effects of an under-belly mine.

    • Floor Shock. An active system very rapidly removes the vehicle floor from under the seated occupant’s feet, and from under any loose objects on the floor. The floor re-sets to its original position automatically and does not require any maintenance afterwards apart from replacing the energetic cartridges in the actuators.

    • Belly Plate Deformation. A simple passive system using composite reinforcement of a steel belly plate has been developed to minimise the deformation that occurs directly over the mine location. As well as protecting the occupant’s legs by eliminating contact between the belly plate and the floor, this also enables a reduction in the depth of the space that is normally left open between the belly plate and the vehicle floor. Reducing this space claim has significant benefits in terms of vehicle overall height and weight. A 12kg test to AEP55 at 300mm standoff resulted in only 80mm deformation very locally in the belly plate with no deformation at the edges of the belly plate.

    • Global Acceleration. The ABBS VGAM™ (Vehicle Global Acceleration Mitigation) system has been fully proven by testing in the UK during 2017 and in August 2018 by a large-scale test in the USA. The system can completely eliminate Global Acceleration due to the mine blast. The immensely powerful patented, easily fitted, lightweight, Linear Rocket Motor (LRM™) countermeasures initiate in less than 3ms after the mine blast and can deliver nearly all their impulse in another 20 – 30ms to counteract the mine blast lifting forces and keep the vehicle on the ground. The system is being evaluated and developed to TRL6 under a CRADA with TARDEC.

    • New Development – Active Belly Plate System – A new active system designed to counteract the initial high peak of the mine blast force/time curve is being developed. It is anticipated that the system will enable a substantial reduction in belly plate weight which can translate into full 6kg underbelly protection for light commercial vehicles such as a Toyota Land Cruiser at a reasonable weight and cost without the need to use the Linear Rocket Motors to control Global Acceleration.

    • Call Roger Sloman on (+44) 7989381057 or e-mail roger.sloman@advanced-blast.com



    CES Advanced Composites & Defense Technologies Inc

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    https://www.ces.com.tr/

    CES Advanced Composites & Defense Technologies Inc. has established itself as a designer, developer and manufacturer of advanced composite parts and assemblies. Moreover, It has taken its place among the world's leading manufacturers of ballistic protective solutions with its investments.

    It has the infrastructure, capability and capacity to position itself as the leading supplier of advanced composite materials, ballistic protective products, engineering services and tooling equipment in the local market and targeted global composites and defense market.

    With its expertise in composite material design, development and production, CES’s know-how has enabled the development of a leading range of products for a broad spectrum of applications. As well as focusing on the defense and aerospace industry, CES is continuing its research and development activities to utilise its expertise in land and naval platforms, whilst increasing its capacity in ballistic plates manufacturing. CES’s ballistic armour product portfolio includes helmets, vest, inserts, EOD Search Cloths, Add-on Armour and Spall Liner.



    Collins Aerospace

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

    Collins Aerospace, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. We employ more than 70,000 people in nearly 300 locations worldwide.


    General Dynamics European Land Systems

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

    General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) is a business unit of General Dynamics Corporation and conducts its business through European operating sites located in Austria (GDELS-Steyr), Germany (GDELS-Deutschland, GDELS-Bridge Systems and GDELS-FWW), Spain (GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas) and Switzerland (GDELS-Mowag), having offices in Czech Republic (GDELS-Czech), Denmark (GDELS-Denmark) and Romania (GDELS-Romania). With more than 2,000 highly skilled technical employees, GDELS companies design, test, deliver and maintain wheeled (PIRANHA, PANDUR, EAGLE, DURO) and tracked (ASCOD) vehicles, bridge systems (COBRA, IRB, M3, MAMBA, PYTHON, VIPER) and other combat systems such as armaments (SIAC) and munitions to global customers.


    KME

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://kme.co.uk

    Kent Modular Electronics (KME) design and manufacture industrial grade LCD-TFT monitors for the worldwide marine, military, industrial, rail and large format markets.

    • Bespoke Displays
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    NP Aerospace

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    http://www.npaerospace.com

    NP Aerospace is a global armour technology manufacturer and vehicle integrator with an extensive portfolio developed using ultra-lightweight, high performance materials. Our products protect the lives of servicemen and women, enhancing security and resilience in high threat environments. The portfolio includes Ballistic Helmets and Shields, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Suits, Body Armour Plates and Composite Armour for vehicles, vessels or aircraft. NP Aerospace has integrated and supported over 2,000 military vehicles and supplied one million combat helmets to UK, Canada, Italy and NATO allies and 200,000 body armour plates to British and Canadian Armed Forces. To find out more visit www.npaerospace.com


    Pearson Engineering

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    Pearson Engineering are trusted experts in designing and manufacturing high quality products and integrated solutions, to enhance mobility and protection of those in harm’s way. Many products are provided as interchangeable vehicle attachments enabling Commanders to optimise vehicle capability based on the mission. Pearson Engineering are experts in breaching, detection, defeat and clearance of mines and explosives as well as combat bridge launching, non-lethal counter-mobility products and specialist counter-terror systems. Products include Mine Ploughs, Combat Dozer Blades, Earth Anchor Blades, Excavator Arms, Mine Rollers, Surface Clearance Devices, Obstacle Marker Systems, IED Route Clearance Equipment and Vehicle Remote Control Systems.


    QinetiQ

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    http://www.qinetiq.com

    QinetiQ is a company of over 6,000 people providing technological and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is dedicated to defending sovereign capability, protecting lives and securing the vital interests of our customers

    By listening to and anticipating your needs, we can provide unique solutions that combine our depth of knowledge and experience with a collaborative and enterprising approach. We work across every aspect of the life cycle of critical equipment and infrastructure, providing services and products that address our customers' most pressing challenges. Our breadth and depth of experience spans many markets and industries.

    Our customers and partners have access to our core capabilities wherever they are in the world. Our international growth leverages the expertise and experience built in our home markets of the UK, US, Canada and Australia and makes it globally available through specific country operations and a range of joint ventures, collaborations and commercial representation.

    Our UK operations are focused on extensive research capabilities and our experience in Test and Evaluation (T&E) for the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Our collaboration with industry partners and the MOD in developing a long-term vision for T&E provides a springboard for the promotion of our capability internationally.



    Rada

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

    RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: RADA) is an Israel-based defense technology company, specialized in the development, production, and sales of Tactical Land Radars for Force and Border Protection, and Avionics Systems (including Inertial Navigation Systems - INS) for fighters and UAVs.

    RADA offers advanced pulse-Doppler, multi-mission, 4D AESA radars for land-based tactical applications such as Active Protection Systems (APS) for combat vehicles, Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD) solutions for the maneuver force (including Counter-UAS), Counter Rockets/Artillery/Mortars (C-RAM) systems, and more. These software-defined radars introduce hemispheric spatial coverage with an excellent performance-to-price ratio.



    Rheinmetall

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.rheinmetall-defence.com/en/rheinmetall_defence/index.php

    For some 60 years, Rheinmetall AG has specialized in the development and production of components and systems for the protection of persons, vehicles, aircraft, ships and other assets. National and international customers expect one thing above all others: maximum protection and security.

    In June 2019, Rheinmetall acquired IBD Deisenroth Engineering GmbH in Lohmar, Germany, and its national and international subsidiaries. Together with Rheinmetall Chempro GmbH and Rheinmetall Ballistic Protection GmbH, it is now part of the new Rheinmetall Protection Systems (RPS) business unit headquartered in Bonn (former Rheinmetall Active Protection GmbH). This means that Rheinmetall's protection system capabilities are efficiently pooled under one roof.

    Rheinmetall thus has a unique overall protection portfolio and can offer 360-degree protection: products and services for light-, medium- and heavy-duty protection. This new market profile as a leading systems house for active and passive protection and soft-kill security solutions offers development and production from a single source. In addition, it is characterized by short decision paths and high cost efficiency.

    RPS is an independent protection provider with a worldwide customer base and subsidiaries in Germany, Australia, Canada, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Turkey, Algeria and UAE. This global presence allows close customer proximity, local added value and tight local cooperation.

    RPS's worldwide customers include national ministries and authorities as well as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers/platform producers) of land vehicles, aircraft, and ships.

    Rheinmetall Protection Sytems – we protect lives.



    TriCIS

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    http://http://www.tricis.co.uk

    Dell EMC and TriCIS are working together with the Ministry of Defence, Defence Systems Integrators and Defence Contractors in simplifying the acquisition of secure, agile solutions tailored for the demands of defending national interests.

    Dell EMC’s Global Defence teams and TriCIS help to design, manufacture and customise products and services to meet precise and demanding military requirements. Delivering comprehensive COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) and MOTS (modified off-the-shelf) solutions to government specifications, solutions include:

    • Deployable servers/storage
    • Secure networking and next generation firewalls
    • Secure end-user devices
    • User identity management tools.
    • Rugged Mobility/Professional Workstation Solutions for deployable use

    Dell EMC can help Defence departments “Simplify and Save” in their modernisation programs and assist providing force elements at all levels of the battle space with secure, real-time access to essential information. We work with our Defence customers to understand their pain points and have proven solutions in Maritime Platforms, Cyber Warfare, Cloud Security, C4ISTAR Platforms, Data Optimization and Intelligence Assimilation in our Geospatial Platforms.

    Complexity is a real obstacle to completing military programmes and initiatives. Detailed knowledge and experience with a variety of military procurement systems means Dell EMC can quickly provide for military organisations around the world using Dell’s renowned Supply chain expertise and worldwide warranty, including our in-Theatre Support.

    In reducing complexity and costs, Dell EMC has developed a number of vertical solutions in the Defence Market. With cybersecurity now a major battleground for the UK, security is at the heart of all Dell EMC solutions, providing the protection necessary to combat threats together with a range of services to monitor and protect networks, 24/7.


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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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