SMi Group are proud to announce that the 20th annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will convene in London on 6th-8th November 2018.

Previous Attendees Include;

Actia Telecom; Advantech Wireless Inc.; AICOX SOLUCIONES S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Americas, Inc.; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space (CIS and IS); Airbus Defence and Space GmbH; Airbus Group; AQYR; ARIANESPACE; Army of the Czech Republic; Arralis Technologies Ltd ; Astrium Services; Astronics AeroSat; Atos IT Services UK LTD; Avanti Communications Group plc; Avascent UK; BAAINbw; Beijing Institute of Space Science & Technology; Belgian Defense; Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Navy; BT; Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Army; Canadian Department of Defence; Canadian Department of Defense; CCISE; China Academy of Space Technology; CNES – Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales ; Comtech EF Data Corp.; Comtech EF Data ; Comtech Xicom Technology; Comtech Xicom Technology Europe Limited; COMUKAMPHIBFOR; CPI Satcom Division ; Ctech Information Tech; Danish Defence; Danish Defence and Acquisition Organisation; Defence Space Administration; Deloitte Consulting; Deloitte.; DISA; DLR Space Adminstration; DSTL; EEAS, Belgium; esc Aerospace; ETL Systems Ltd; EU Commission; Euroconsult; European Defence Agency; European Space Agency; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corp; Eutelsat America Corporation; FMV; French Ministry of Defence; GATR Technologies; General Dynamics ; General Dynamics Satcom Technologies; German MoD; Gilat Satellite Networks; Globecomm; GovSat; GovSat S.A; Harris Corporation; Hicap Telecom; HISDESAT; HMGCC; Hughes; Hughes Network Systems; Iai Elta Systems; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Janes; Inmarsat, Inc; INNOVATIONSZENTRUM FUER TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSTECHNIK; INSA; Inster; Integrasys S A; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Interlink cs; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian MoD; Italian National Armaments Directorate ; Italian Navy; Japanese Cabinet Office; Joint Staff; JSAT International Inc. ; KRATOS; Kratos Defense And Security; Kratos Technology & Training Solutions; L3 Technologies; L3 Technologies, GCS Division; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space System Company; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company; Luxembourg Directorate of Defense; LuxGovSat S.A.; MacDonald Detwiler Associates; MARLINK; MBDA UK Limited; MCC Corporation; MDA; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; METRACOM; Microwave Products Group; Military University Of Technology; MILSATCOM International; MILSATCOM Systems Directorate, USAF; MINDEF; Ministry of Defence UK; Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic; Ministry of Defence, Italy; Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, UK; Ministry of National Defence Poland; Ministryof Defence Brazil; MOD Netherlands; MOD Turkey SSM; MOI-NIC; NATO; NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency); NATO INTERNATIONAL STAFF; NATO SHAPE; NATO SPECIAL OPERATIONS HQ; NCIA NATO; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Newtec; Nigerian Defence Space Administration; Northern Sky Research (NSR); Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; Norwegian Armed Forces; Nslcomm; NSSL Global Ltd; O3b Networks; Office Of Secretary Of Defense; Omnispace; Oneweb; Orbital ATK; Phasor Solutions Ltd; PJSC "DATAGROUP"; Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff; Qatar Armed Forces; QinetiQ; Rantec Microwave Systems; Raytheon; Republic of Korea Military ; Rockwell Collins; Rockwell Collins Aviation Services-Cedar Rapids; Rockwell Colllins; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; RSNE - MOD; RSNF - MOD; Saab AB; Samakin Nigeria Limted; Sat Consult; Satellite Evolution Group; Saudi Arabia MOD; SciSys; SciSys Ltd (Space & Defence); Scisys Plc; Semper Fortis Solutions; Serco; SES; SES GLOBAL; SES Government Solutions ; SES Networks; Shephard Media; Singapore Armed Forces JOPD; Singapore Space & Technology Association; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; SMC/MCI; SOF Unit Formoza; Space News; SpaceNews, Inc; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Spectra Group ; Speedcast; SurCom International; TELEDIFE; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; TELESPAZIO VEGA UK LTD; Teletimes Media; Tesat Spacecom; Thales; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Group; The Aerospace Corporation; The Boeing Company; The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization; The Genus Group; The Signal Regiment - Joint Command Support Centre; Turkish Land Forces; Turkish Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Air Force; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; UAE GHQ; UK Home Office; UK MoD; UK Space Agency; UltiSat; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics, Gigasat; Unique Broadband Systems; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Marine Corps; USAF; Vaeros Ltd; Vertex Estonia ; Via Satellite - Access Intelligence; ViaSat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat Inc.; ViaSat, Inc.; Vislink Communications; Wall Street Journal; XTAR; XTAR LLC; ZODIAC DATA SYSTEMS;




Venue To Be Confirmed

London, United Kingdom


Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


Advantech Wireless


Advantech Wireless is the leading wireless broadband telecommunications solution provider for Commercial, Critical Infrastructure & Government and Military clients. Our smarter solutions give our customers the freedom to reach further, to achieve reliable connectivity anywhere in the world, and accomplish critical missions of global significance. Smarter Solutions. Global Reach.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.


Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets. Two divisions of Comtech are exhibiting this year: Comtech EF Data (www.comtechefdata.com), the global leader in satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization; Comtech Xicom Technology (www.xicomtech.com), the premier supplier of high power amplifiers for satellite communications.



XTAR, LLC is a privately owned satellite operator delivering X-band services to U.S. and Allied government users. XTAR’s two satellite payloads, with high-powered global, fixed and steerable spot beams, are WGS-compatible and readily support mobile applications in the harshest environments. Available coverage is from Denver east to Singapore.


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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:

‘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.


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.


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.


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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