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SMi Group are proud to announce that the 22nd annual Global MilSatCom conference and exhibition will return to London on the 10th – 12th November 2020, covering the latest crucial developments within the MilSatCom community. With the return of great power competition and a rising operational tempo across the Globe, how allied forces deploy resilient networks in contested battlespaces remains a key point for consideration for industry and allied partners.

 SMi's 2019 Global MilSatCom:

Held over 3 interactive days, day 1 will focus on the critical host nation SKYNET programme – as SKYNET 5 moves to an end in 2022 and evolves into SKYNET 6 – from both MoD and industry perspectives; particularly as the SDW and EC programme elements are delivered.
 

As the US stands up Space Force as the sixth branch of the US military, day 2 will be centred on innovation and change within the US space enterprise – where rapid acquisition, reflected by efforts such as SMC 2.0 and AFRL’s Space Innovation Pitch Days - is driving SATCOM development.

Finally, day 3 will centre around key international partner updates, with representation from crucial regions including APAC and Europe; providing opportunities for partnerships and situational awareness of global MILSATCOM efforts.

Covering key topics including SATCOM resilience and hardening, hybrid capability, payload deliver, BLOS C4i provision and the impact of emergent LEO mega-constellations for connectivity – Global MILSATCOM will holistically view the future of connectivity for the warfighter.
 

With around 600 attendees expected, 4 networking receptions and over 7 hours of networking, Global MilSatCom remains the key diary date for anyone within the military space domain. 

  • Essential updates on the UK’s SKYNET programme including procurement plans and timelines, future requirements and policy from all key stakeholders.
  • Unparalleled international representation from critical allied partners and emerging space operating nations
  • A dedicated focus day exploring future disruptive technology and approaches to space
  • Learn key developments in the US Space Enterprise, including how the standing up of the Space Force & rapid acquisition approaches are transforming capability delivery
  • Meet and network with 550+ attendees from defence agencies, militaries, governments and industry over 8 hours of breaks; as well as 2 drinks receptions and 2 conference dinners

MOD ISS ; Actia Telecom; Advanced Stabilized Technologies Group; Advantech Wireless; Aetheric Engineering Ltd; AFSPC Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USAF; AFSPC Space and Missile Systems Center, USAF; AFSPC/SMC; Aicox Soluciones S.A.; Airbus; Airbus Defence & Space; Airbus Defence & Space Inc; Airbus Defence and Space; Airbus Defence and Space Ltd; Airbus Defence and Space SAS ; Airbus Group; Airbus OneWeb Satellites; AIRBUS U.S. Space and Defense Inc; AQYR; Arabsat; Arianespace; Armada; Australian Department Of Defence; Australian Department of Defence / Joint Capabilities Group; Avanti Communications; Avascent; Avidonn Consulting; Baader Planetarium GMBH; Babcock; Babcock International ; BAE Systems; BAE Systems (Applied Intelligence); Belcastel Space Consulting; Boeing Defence Australia; Brazilian Air Force; Brazilian Armed Forces; Brazilian Army; BT; Cabinet Office of Japan; Callisto; Canadian Armed Forces; CAST; CCISE, Brazilian MOD; CGI; Chilean Air Force; China Aerospace Studies Institute ; CIS Agency of Czech MOD; CITC; Clearbox Systems; Collins Aerospace; Comsat; Comtech EF Data; CPI Satcom Division ; Cubic Mission Solutions; Cubic Nuvotronics; Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation; DataPath; Defence Science and Technology; Defence Space Administration; Defense Communication Command, Republic of Korea Armed Forces; Deloitte; Department of International Trade; Descartes Labs Inc; DGA; DISA; DLR; Dstl; Egyptian Armed Forces; EM Solutions; Embassy of Ukraine; ETL Systems Ltd; European Space Agency ; Eutelsat; Eutelsat America Corporation; Eutelsat S A; Eutelsat UK Ltd; Evistacom LLC; ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc; Finnish Defence Forces ; FMV; French Armed Forces; French Embassy DGA; French Joint Space Command; General Dynamics Ltd.; General Dynamics Mission Systems; GetSat; Gilat Satellite Networks; Global Military Communications; GovSat; Grimes, McGovern & Associates; Hellas Sat; High Capabilities Technologies (H I C A P); HISDESAT; HMGCC; HUGHES NETWOKS SYSTEMS ; Hughes Network Systems; Hytec Inter Co Ltd; iDirect ; iDirect Europe ; IHS Jane's; Indian Space Research Organisation; Inmarsat; Inmarsat, Inc; Inster; Institute For Defense Analyses; Integrasys; Intellian Technologies; Intelsat; Intelsat General; Isotropic Systems; ISS, MOD Corsham; ISS, UK MOD; Italian Defence General Staff; Italian Defense General Staff; iTrinegy Ltd; JFC Cap C4ISR; JFC, UK MOD; Joint Forces Command HQ; JSAT International Inc; Kratos; Kratos ; Kymeta; Kymeta Corporation; L3 GCS; L3 Technologies; L3Harris; Leidos; Leonardo DRS; LinQuest Corp; Lockheed Martin; Lockheed Martin Space Systems; Luxembourg Directorate of Defence; LuxGovSat; Marlink; MBDA UK Ltd; MCC Corporation; Media Broadcast Satellite Gmbh; Methera Global Communications; Ministry of Defence, UK; Mission Microwave; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; MoD ISS; National Centre for Space Studies (CNES); National Information Agency (NIC); NATO ACT; NATO Allied Maritime Command; NATO Communications and Informations Agency (NCIA); NATO HQ; NATO HQ MARCOM; NATO Special Operations HQ; ND SatCom; NDMA; NEC Corporation; Netherlands Defense Materiel Organization; Netherlands Ministry of Defence; New Zealand Defence Force; Newtec; NIWC/TPO/STF, Ltd; Northern Sky Research, LLC; Northern Space & Security Ltd; Northrop Grumman; Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems; Norwegian Cyberdefence; Norwegian MOD; Novelsat; NSSI; NSSL; NSSL Global Ltd; NSSLGlobal Ltd; Nuvotronics; OHB System; OneWeb; Optus Major City Earth Station; Optus Satellite; Over Horizon AB; PA Consulting Group; Paradigm ; PlaneWave Instruments ; Plexus Corp; Polish National Cyber Security Center; RAF; Raytheon; Raytheon Company; Raytheon SAS; Raytheon Systems Limited; Raytheon UK; Reflex Photonics; Renaissance Strategic Advisors; ReQu Tech; ReQuTech; RHEA Group; Rockwell Colllins; Romanian Defence Staff; Royal Air Force; Royal Navy; Royal Saudi Naval Forces; SAE International; Safran; Santander Teleport; SAPNS2 - APEX; SatADSL S.A; SAVI, LLC; SciSys UK Ltd; Semper Fortis Solutions; Seraphim Capital; Serco Ltd; Services Sound & Vision Corporation Media Innovation; SES; SES Government Solutions; SES Government Systems; SES Networks; Shetland Space Centre ; Signal Branch; SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation; Skyrora; SNXP Ltd; Space and Missile Systems Center; Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), US Space Force; Space Intel Report ; Space Norway; Space Vehicles Directorate; Spacecom; SpaceNews, Inc; Special Aerospace Services; Spectra Group; Speedcast; SRT Wireless, LLC; SSC Space UK; Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd.; Strategic Affairs Secretariat - Presidency of Brazil; SurCom International; Swedish Armed Forces; Tampa Microwave; Teledyne Paradise Datacom ; Telesat; Telespazio; Telespazio France; Telespazio S.p.A.; Teletimes Media LLC.; Terrasat Communications Inc; Thales Alenia Space; Thales Alenia Space UK Ltd; Thales Communications & Security; Thales Communications & Security S.A; Thales UK; The Aerospace Corporation; The Aerospace International Research Center GmbH ; The Genus Group; The Gund Company; The Traville Group; Third Sales Division; Trans Capital Air Ltd.; TURKSAT AS; UAE GHQ; UK Defence Solutions Centre (UK DSC); UK Ministry of Defence; UK MOD; UK Space Agency; UKDSC; UltiSat, Inc.; Ultra Electronics GIGASAT; United States Air Force; University Of Bristol; University of Strathclyde; US AFRICOM; US Air Force; US Air Force SMC/MCX; US DOD; USAF; USAF, Space and Missile Systems Center; USAF/AFSPC/Space and Missile Systems Center; USSOCOM J636 ; Viasat ; ViaSat Communications Inc; ViaSat UK Ltd; ViaSat, Inc.; Virgin Orbit; VOX Space; VT iDirect Inc; Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems; XTAR;

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth

Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth

Director Space, UK MoD
Captain David Moody

Captain David Moody

Deputy Head, Space, UK STRATCOM
Colonel Cameron Stoltz

Colonel Cameron Stoltz

Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
Colonel Eduard Schnabel

Colonel Eduard Schnabel

Branch Head Chief Digitization Officer, German Army
Colonel Laurent Jannin

Colonel Laurent Jannin

Program Director for French SATCOM Programs, DGA
Commodore (Ret'd) Ian Annett

Commodore (Ret'd) Ian Annett

Deputy CEO for Project Delivery, UK Space Agency
Lieutenant Colonel Seiji Manabe

Lieutenant Colonel Seiji Manabe

Deputy Director, National Security Space Section, National Space Policy Secretariat/ Cabinet Office
Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten

Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten

MILSATCOM Advanced Concepts, Portfolio Architect, SMC, US Space Force
Mr Michel Leenaarts

Mr Michel Leenaarts

Programme Manager SATCOM, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Ms Deanna Ryals

Ms Deanna Ryals

Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Space Force
Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

Head of SAT&CYB Systems Branch, Spanish MoD

Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth

Director Space, UK MoD
Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smyth

Air Vice-Marshal Harv Smyth is UK’s Director Space, leading the Space Directorate in the Ministry of Defence (MOD), responsible for defence space strategy, policy, capability planning and cross-government coherency.

Smyth joined the RAF in 1991, and spent 15 years as a frontline Harrier pilot and weapons instructor. He has extensive combat experience from multiple theatres and has had the privilege to command at Flight, Squadron, Station, Force and Group levels. In staff, he has a strong background in Capability Development & Delivery of cutting edge programmes, such as F-35 Lightning and Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier.
 

Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

Assistant Chief Of Staff ACOS J6 Cyberspace, NATO SHAPE
Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis

Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis Brigadier General Pantelis Arapis was born on November 19th 1966 on the island of KOS, one of the larger among the Dodecanese. He joined the Hellenic Military Academy in 1984, and was commissioned as Signals Second Lieutenant in 1988. During his military career, BGen Arapis has attended and graduated from various courses of the Hellenic Army Signals & Electronic Warfare School, and has been assigned to all available Staff and Command posts in Signals Units, including three unit-level Commanding Officer posts. From 2000 to 2002, he attended the CIS advanced course that runs in collaboration with the Informatics and Telecommunications Department of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). After graduating the Supreme Joint War College (SJWC) in 2005 at Thessaloniki, Greece, he received a number of staff appointments, such as G2 in Brigade level and as Intelligence Staff Officer in ISAF HQ (Kabul/Afghanistan) in 2007. He spent the next three years (2008-2010) to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff (HNDGS), the sole Strategic-level HQ of the Hellenic Armed Forces, as a Defence Policy Directorate Staff Officer, being the custodian for OSCE issues and CFE inspections, a post that proved to be an extensive source of information and indeed a knowledge hub for various strategic, operational and diplomatic issues. Between 2011 and 2015, BGen Arapis had the opportunity to receive 2 Operational-level NATO HQ assignments; initially (LtCol) as an Intelligence Staff Officer at ALLIED FORCE COMMAND HQ MADRID, Spain, and subsequently (Col) as Director of Management in LANDCOM Izmir. In parallel, he attended the Hellenic National Defence College (via e-Iearning), thus deepening and enhancing his awareness in military diplomacy and strategic studies. Upon his return to Greece in 2016, he served as Chief of the Exploitation Department of the Intelligence Analysis Directorate at the HNDGS. During this tour, he acquired a Masters degree in Applied Strategy and International Security Studies from Plymouth University, and also graduated from the Terrorism and Security Studies course of the “George C. Marshall” European Center for Security Studies, keeping himself updated with the latest trends about the security environment and existing threats. After his promotion to Brigadier General on March 5th, 2019, he was assigned as ACOS J6 Cyberspace in SHAPE. His awards and decorations include all the medals-commemorations anticipated for an officer of his rank. BGen Pantelis Arapis is married to Maria Parisi, and they have a daughter.
 

Captain Andrew Dittmer

Navy liaison to Space Education Training Centre & N7, NAVIFOR, US Navy
Captain Andrew Dittmer

Captain David Moody

Deputy Head, Space, UK STRATCOM
Captain David Moody

Colonel Cameron Stoltz

Director Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
Colonel Cameron Stoltz

Colonel Eduard Schnabel

Branch Head Chief Digitization Officer, German Army
Colonel Eduard Schnabel

1999 Head of Department for Materiel Management Base Depot Obertshausen
2000 Head of Business Organisation Base Depot Obertshausen
2001 Head Central Matters Materiel Control Center Logistics Brigade 2
2002 Division Head Staff Divison 6 (Command and Control Support) Staff Logistics Brigade 2
2003-2005 Company Commander4th Supply Battalion 12 and 5th Logistics Battalion 12
2003 Staff Officer Couse Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr
2005-2007 National General/Admiral Staff Officer Course Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr 2007-2008 Desk Officer Fundamental Principles Armament Army Office Division In-Service Support
2008-2010 Assistant Branch Chief „Heeresinstandsetzungslogistik (HIL)“ Army Staff in Federal Ministry of Defence, Logistics Department 2010-2012 Assistant Branch Chief „Fundamental Principles in international Armament and Equipment Cooperation“ Army Staff in Federal Ministry of Defence, Logistics Department
2012-2015 Executive Assistant to the Head of the Subdirectorate „Material Operational Readiness, Logistics, Command and Control Support, Military Pharmacy and Medical Service Technology and Development“ Federal Ministry of Defence Directorate-General for Forces Policy
3/2014-9/2014 Liaison Officer German Joint Forces Operations Command for ISAF/Resolute Support Afghanistan
10/2015- 04/2018Desk Officer Material Capability Management German Army Headquarters since
05/2018 Head of Department Digitization Landbased Operations German Army Headquarters
 

Colonel Laurent Jannin

Program Director for French SATCOM Programs, DGA
Colonel Laurent Jannin

Laurent Jannin works for the French Ministry of Defence, at DGA (Directorate for acquisition).
He is currently Head of SYRACUSE III and SYRACUSE IV (former “COMSAT NG”) Programs. This includes acquisition and maintenance for space and ground segments. At the same time, he is head of ATHENA/COMCEPT operations which includes the Ka-band satellite, in cooperation with Italy, and its ground segment.
Prior to that, he worked successively for the Helios II military satellite program, for the energy ministry, for the “Cour des comptes” (French public accounting office), and for the CERES Elint satellite program.
He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1998 and Ecole National Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in 2000.
 

Colonel Ryan Gulden

Director, SATCOM Integration, SMC, US Space Force
Colonel Ryan Gulden

Colonel Stig Nilsson

Head of Space Program, Norwegian MOD
Colonel Stig Nilsson

Commander Jason Strutt

SO1 Space, STRATCOM , UK MoD
Commander Jason Strutt

Commodore (Ret'd) Ian Annett

Deputy CEO for Project Delivery, UK Space Agency
Commodore (Ret'd) Ian Annett

Don Brown

General Manager, Government Services, Business Development, Telesat
Don Brown

Dr Claire Leon

Program Director, Systems Engineering, Loyola Marymount University
Dr Claire Leon

Dr. Claire Leon started her career at Hughes, Space and Communications Group in 1979.  She gained experience across the company, through positions of increasing responsibility in Systems Engineering and Program Management.  

She was promoted to Vice President of Navigation and Communications Systems within Boeing, in 2008, responsible for the AF satellite programs, as well as a number of classified programs. She transitioned to VP of National programs later in 2008, where she led the program turn around for a critical ACAT I program on the customer Contractor Responsibility Watch List (CRWL) that became a high performing program, delivered outstanding operational capability. She also transitioned the National Space and Communications Programs (NSCP) from a cost-plus to fixed price in response to customer affordability concerns. She retired from Boeing, in 2013, as the Vice President of National Programs. 

Dr. Leon became a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Air Force, as the Director of the Launch Enterprise Directorate, at the LA Air Force Base, California, in 2014.  She was responsible buying and launching rockets for the DoD, as well as leading the transition to the next generation of launch systems.

She is currently running the Graduate Program in Systems Engineering at Loyola Marymount University, as well as consulting in Aerospace and Defense.

Her education background includes: Ph.D. Executive Management, Drucker School of Business, CGU, Claremont, Ca, 2010, Masters of Business Administration, UCLA, Los Angeles, Ca, 1995, Masters of Management, University of Redlands, Redlands, Ca, 1986, BS, Mechanical Engineering, George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1979

Description of Consulting Services

Claire Leon
Perform management consulting for Inside Out Learning, and SAIC, and possibly additional technical management companies. Tasks include executive presentation support, coaching, strategic planning, feedback on management approach for resolving challenging problems, as well as support to independent program review teams.

 

Dr Michael O Callaghan

Space S&T Programme Manager, Dstl
Dr Michael O Callaghan

Jason Strutt

SO1 Space, UK MoD
Jason Strutt

Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

Head Coordination and Space Programs, Satellite and Cyber Systems, Spanish MoD
Lieutenant Colonel Jaime Sanchez Mayorga

Lieutenant Colonel Seiji Manabe

Deputy Director, National Security Space Section, National Space Policy Secretariat/ Cabinet Office
Lieutenant Colonel Seiji Manabe

Moderated by: Mr Blaine Curcio

Founder, Orbital Gateway Consulting
Moderated by: Mr Blaine Curcio

Blaine Curcio is a satcom and space industry analyst and consultant based in Hong Kong. As Founder of Orbital Gateway Consulting and Senior Affiliate Consultant at Euroconsult, Blaine conducts a variety of projects related to global satcom, Chinese space industry, and general space industry strategy.
In addition to his work in the satcom industry, Blaine has spent his entire career in Asia, and is a recognized expert on several topics related to China. This has included giving lectures on the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s macroeconomy, and the Chinese space industry. He speaks English and Mandarin.
 

Moderated by: Mr Peter B. De Selding

Co-Founder, Editor, Space Intel Report
Moderated by: Mr Peter B. De Selding

Mr Alula Berhane

CEO, ABB International Consulting, LLC
Mr Alula Berhane

Mr Alula Berhane is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force with over 25 years of service and the owner and CEO of ABB International Consulting, LLC. During his service he has gained in depth experiences in the areas of Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM), Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) and USAF Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs in over 20 countries across the Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Mr Berhane has served as a Political-Military affair officer in Africa and possesses an unparalleled understanding of the military, social and economic realities on the continent, especially in eastern Africa.
 

Mr Andy Lincoln

CTO, Government Systems, Viasat
Mr Andy Lincoln

Mr Brendan S. Mulvaney

Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, USAF
Mr Brendan S. Mulvaney

Dr. Brendan Mulvaney is currently the Director of the China Aerospace Studies Institute. He was a Marine for a quarter of a century, where he flew more than 2000 hours as a AH-1W Cobra pilot.

He enlisted in 1991 and was commissioned in 1993 after graduating from UC San Diego. He studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China as an Olmsted Scholar from 2003-2005 where he earned his Ph.D. in International Relations.

He served several tours in California, Iraq, Japan, the Western Pacific, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Naval Academy.
He and his wife, Samantha, have twin thirteen-year old boys, Sean and Ryan, and live in Alexandria, VA.
 

Mr Charles Cooper

Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, US Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Mr Charles Cooper

Charles Cooper is Associate Administrator in NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management. He leads the agency’s work on national and international spectrum policy issues, and oversees spectrum management efforts for federal agencies. He is responsible for frequency assignment and certification, and other strategic planning functions including development of innovation approaches to spectrum sharing.

Before joining the NTIA in July, 2019, Cooper was the Enforcement Bureau Field Director at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where he managed the nationwide enforcement of spectrum interference affecting public safety communications, FCC licensees and Federal agencies.  Before being appointed to the Field Director, Cooper was District Director of the FCC’s Los Angeles Field Office.  Earlier, Cooper served as senior engineer and partner with du Treil, Lundin, and Rackley, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in radio frequency coordination and design.
 

Mr Christopher Baugh

President, Northern Sky Research
Mr Christopher Baugh

Mr. Baugh serves as the President and Founder of Northern Sky Research (NSR), which he created in 2000 to provide independent, actionable market research and consulting services to the satellite industry.  Mr. Baugh directs all NSR multi-client research reports and single-client consulting projects, and manages a global team of analysts that stand at the forefront of satellite industry expertise.
Before forming NSR, Mr. Baugh served as Senior Analyst for Pioneer Consulting where he covered all aspects of the satellite market. Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Baugh was an International Trade Specialist and Economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. While at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Baugh was a recipient of the Charles F. Meissner Memorial Award for his work on trade negotiations in the International Trade Administration.
Mr. Baugh also has extensive legislative and analytical experience from his work for the Committee on International Relations and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, both in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Baugh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Westminster College and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

 

Mr Don Brown

General Manager, Government Services, Business Development, Telesat
Mr Don Brown

Mr Franck Chatain

Product Line Manager, Thales Communications & Security
Mr Franck Chatain

Mr Geoffroy Beaudot

Head of Space and Cyber Department, Luxembourg DoD
Mr Geoffroy Beaudot

Mr Jose Ocasio-Christian

Chief Executive Officer, Caelus Partners
Mr Jose Ocasio-Christian

Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten

MILSATCOM Advanced Concepts, Portfolio Architect, SMC, US Space Force
Mr Joseph Vanderpoorten

Mr Koen Willems

Head International Government & Defence Satcom, ST Engineering iDirect
Mr Koen Willems

Mr Michel Leenaarts

Programme Manager SATCOM, Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Mr Michel Leenaarts

Michel Leenaarts is a programme management expert for international armament cooperation programmes. As examples for his activities during the last decade, he has been responsible for the selection and acquisition of a new fleet of tanker-transport aircraft for five nations under the umbrella of NATO. Furthermore, Michel Leenaarts has been responsible for the selection and acquisition of the new Chinook helicopter fleet for the Netherlands. He furthermore participates as the primary Dutch delegate in the NATO project for the replacement of the NATO AWACS fleet as well as many other armaments cooperation programmes.
In his new role as The Netherland’s MILSATCOM Programme Manager, Michel brings together the SATCOM interests of the armed forces while seeking the cooperation amongst the international partners.

Michel Leenaarts received a Master degree of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Delft University, an Executive Master degree of Security and Defence at the Netherlands Defence Academy and a Bachelor Degree of Engineering in Aircraft Design at Haarlem University of Technology. He recently graduated for the Senior Course at the NATO Defence College in Rome.

His ambition is characterized by the drive to find synergies between different stakeholders in a complex and changing environment and “make it happen”. Innovative, people focused, entrepreneurial and result driven.
 

Mr Willy Guilleux

SVP Global Government Services, Eutelsat
Mr Willy Guilleux

Ms Andrea Loper

Future Space Communications Program Manager, Air Force Research Laboratory
Ms Andrea Loper

Ms. Loper presently serves as the Program Manager for Future Space Communications (FSC) Program at the Space Vehicles Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The FSC portfolio of space technology investments support innovation in interconnectivity, resiliency, flexibility, and interaction across communication architectures to provide U.S. forces with ubiquitous connectivity in all five domains (land, sea, air, space and cyberspace). In addition, she serves on the AFRL/RV Futures Group assessing and advising on innovation across the space enterprise and contributing to AFRL’s science and technology strategy for 2060. Ms. Loper possess over 12 years of Program Management experience across the space enterprise. From 2009 – 2013, she served as the program integrator and segments lead for the U.S. DoD Enhanced Polar Protected SatComm System and returned to SATCOM in the Wideband Program Office in 2016. She joined the U.S. Government as a Presidential Management Fellow 2008 at the Space and Missile System Center in Los Angeles from a 6-year position in Germany, where she managed operations in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq as a support services contractor.

 

Ms Clare Grason

Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO) , US Air Force Space Command
Ms Clare Grason

Ms Deanna Ryals

Chief Partnership Officer, SMC, US Space Force
Ms Deanna Ryals

Ms. Deanna L. Ryals is the Chief Partnership Officer, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Los Angeles, AFB CA. In this role, she is responsible for driving innovative partnerships with Allies, Inter-Agencies and Industry to build a joint robust and resilient military space enterprise. Previously as the Chief, MILSATCOM International at SMC, her major contributions included creating partnerships with nine allies (the largest USAF International Armaments Cooperative Program for a space capability) across the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) program, expanding the constellation with two Allied funded satellites, and enhancing the Advanced Extermely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite program by including five international partners, all resulting in execution of over $3.6B in international partner investment in MILSACTOM. Ms. Ryals was also responsible for innovating the first ever Allied hosting of a US DoD National Security Space (NSS) payload through a partnership with Norway, and bringing new polar MILSATCOM to Allied warfighters.

Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

Head of SAT&CYB Systems Branch, Spanish MoD
Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

Squadron Leader Rob Bexley

Capability Manager Aerospace C4, Capability Branch, New Zealand Defence Force
Squadron Leader Rob Bexley

Wing Commander David Black

Skynet 6EC Project Manager, ISS, UK MoD
Wing Commander David Black

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Focus Days

Global MilSatCom Disruptive Space Technology Focus Day 2020
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Global MilSatCom Disruptive Space Technology Focus Day 2020

Riverbank Park Plaza
9th November 2020
London, United Kingdom

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Eutelsat

Silver Sponsor
http://www.eutelsat.com

Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients from Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to connect their customers, irrespective of their location. 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat’s workforce of 1,000 men and women from 46 countries are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service. For more about Eutelsat go to www.eutelsat.com

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GovSat

Sponsors
http://www.govsat.lu

GovSat is a Luxembourg-based satellite operator. Its mission is to provide secure, reliable and accessible governmental satellite communication services to address the demand resulting from defence and institutional security applications. Its first satellite, GovSat-1, is a multi-mission satellite using X-band and Military Ka-band frequencies on high-power and fully steerable mission beams.


Inmarsat

Sponsors
http://www.inmarsat.com/government

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s leading portfolio of global satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility. Inmarsat holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite networks, sustaining business and mission critical secure, safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners. In the Government sector, Inmarsat is proud to be the leading commercial satcoms partner to the “5-Eyes” nations (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, & New Zealand). The company is also trusted by over 80 other Governments around the world to provide secure, mission critical connectivity services.


Kratos

Sponsors
http://www.kratosrtlogic.com

Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities across the ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.


Lockheed Martin

Sponsors
http://www.lockheedmartin.com

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.


Northrop Grumman Corporation

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http://www.northropgrumman.com

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.


ST Engineering iDirect

Sponsors
http://www.idirect.net

ST Engineering iDirect is a global leader in satellite communications providing technology and solutions that enable its customers to optimize their networks, differentiate their services and profitably expand their businesses. With the acquisition of Newtec, a recognized industry pioneer, the combined business unites over 35 years of innovation focused on solving satellite’s most critical economic and technology challenges, and expands a shared commitment to shaping the future of how the world connects. The product portfolio, branded under the names iDirect and Newtec, represents the highest standards in performance, efficiency and reliability, making it possible for its customers to deliver the best connectivity experience anywhere in the world. ST Engineering iDirect is the world’s largest TDMA enterprise VSAT manufacturer and is the leader in key industries including broadcast, mobility and military/government. In 2007, iDirect Government was formed to better serve the U.S. government and defense communities. For more information on iDirect platforms please visit www.idirect.net. For Newtec platforms please visit www.newtec.eu.


Telesat

Sponsors
http://www.telesat.com

Backed by a legacy of engineering excellence, reliability and industry-leading customer service, Telesat has grown to be one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators. Telesat LEO, scheduled to begin service in 2022, will revolutionize global broadband connectivity with high capacity, low latency, affordability and fiber-like speeds.


Thales

Sponsors
http://www.thalesgroup.com

In a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected and interdependent, the security of people and goods, infrastructure and nations depends on leaders and organisations and their ability to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. In the markets that Thales serves - defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation - these decisions are often of critical importance. Navy, army and air force commanders, as well as air traffic controllers, policymakers and infrastructure operators, face these critical decisions and need full, relevant and reliable information to understand the situation and make the right choices


Viasat

Sponsors
http://www.viasat.com

At Viasat, we’re driven to connect every warfighter, platform, and node in the battlespace. As a global communications company, we power millions of fast, resilient connections for military forces around the world – connections with the capacity to transform the mission – in the air, on the ground, and at sea. Our customers depend on us for connectivity that counts, whether we’re securing the U.S. Government’s networks, delivering satellite and wireless communications to the remote edges of the battlespace, or providing senior leaders with the ability to perform mission-critical communications while in flight. We’re driven to redefine connectivity for the battlespace.

Exhibitors


Hytec Inter

Exhibitors
http://www.hytec.co.jp/english

Hytec Inter provides solutions for streaming live video over bandwidth constrained networks. Powered by our unique video codec HEVC-ULC, we make it possible to deliver critical video feeds stably over Tactical IP radio, 3G/LTE or satellite links. Our solutions have been developed for applications in defence, disaster relief, SAR and border control.


Inster

Exhibitors
http://www.inster.es

Inster designs and manufactures reliable SATCOM equipment for military satellite communications where the mobility and portability are the key factors: • High efficiency Low profile SOTM and Manpack Terminals based in phase array technology. • Highly Portable Tactical Satcom Terminals with rapid and accurate auto-acquisition in backpack and single case configurations.


Marlink

Exhibitors
http://www.marlink.com

Marlink is the world's leading provider of satellite communications, serving European and international militaries and government institutions. We keep remote operations connected with customised, multi-band satellite solutions seamlessly integrated with terrestrial technologies to deliver near 100% service availability. We complement this with advanced tracking and security solutions, welfare communications, telemedicine solutions and unique value-added services for efficient operations.


Media Broadcast Satellite

Exhibitors
http://www.mb-satellite.com

Media Broadcast Satellite (MBS) is a communication solutions provider & integrator and operator of Germany’s largest teleport. Since the 1970s, MBS has provided dedicated services to government and enterprise users via its extensive and fully owned teleport facility. With up to 135 active antennas and a 24/7 manned Network Operations Center (NOC), MBS enables connectivity in government use frequency bands (X-band & MIL Ka-band) as well as commercial bands (C-, Ku- and Ka-Band). In addition to satellite, MBS also utilizes radio, mobile and fiber connectivity. This enables an array of applications such as: · Connectivity for theatres of operation · Interconnection and interoperability of institutional or defence sites/network entities · Command & control (C2) · Intelligence · Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) · SOF missions · Communications-on-the-move/pause for land, air and maritime missions From our MBS Teleport in Usingen near Frankfurt, customers can reach regions across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the American continent with maritime coverage for the Atlantic, Baltic, Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. Dedicated to governmental and institutional users, MBS features high-availability, EU/US security compliant and ISO27001 (cyber security) certified infrastructure and services, ranging from military-off-the-shelf services to fully managed and mission tailored communication solutions. We have over 40 years of experience in satellite communication combined with our comprehensive application and hardware know-how. MBS is customer-centric and translates user demands into agile, secure and robust communication solutions. We are proud of our high-quality services “Made in Usingen/Germany”. This quality is reinforced by our own team of engineers that are dedicated to the support of our customers at all stages of their mission, product and/or service life cycle. For more information please visit: www.mb-satellite.com Media Broadcast Satellite – 40 years of excellence in communication


ND SATCOM

Exhibitors
http://www.ndsatcom.com

With over three decades of experience, ND SATCOM is the premier supplier of and integrator for innovative satellite communication equipment systems and solutions to support customers with critical operations anywhere in the world. Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SATCOM as a trusted and reliable source of high-quality and secure turnkey and custom system-engineered communication solutions. The company’s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments.

ND SATCOM’s flagship product, the SKYWAN platform, enables international users to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.



XTAR, LLC

Exhibitors
http://www.xtar.com/

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.

Media Partners


Al Defaiya Magazine

Official Media Partner
http://www.defaiya.com

Launched in 1993 by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, the Arab Business magazine, and the Monch Publishing Group, Al Defaiya’s uniqueness stems from several factors:

• Second to none editorial offering the widest range of locally tailored surveys, backed by regular interviews with Arab Defense Ministers. • Close contact with local Offset companies, Regional Delegates, and Arab Military Attaches in Europe, USA, Russia, and CIS. • Unique source of market research, including the one and only ARABIC WORLD DEFENSE ALMANAC. • Active participation in major Defense & Aerospace Exhibitions. • In June 2009, Al Defaiya launched a new on-line service, www.defaiya.com fully dedicated to Defense, Aerospace, Aviation, and Security. • Al Defaiya magazine is available on ipad (since November 2012).


Jane's

Official Media Partner
http://www.janes.com/

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.

Media Partners


infoespacial.com

Supporters
http://infoespacial.com/ie/

The only independent specialized media, only and exclusively in the Space Industry, written in Spanish. Spanish online media, aimed especially at the markets of Spain and Latin America, which allows industry professionals to obtain all the information available in this area easily and quickly. Information updated daily to facilitate decision making of companies, institutions and users working in the attractive field of space. Always seen image in an agile and dynamic platform with updated and documented information, which adopts the successful design of Infodefensa.com to address a segmented audience, in a specific and qualified niche market. With two weekly newsletters that are sent to more than 1,000 registered subscribers, which include those responsible for space issues in the Administration, Embassies, Chambers of Commerce, ESA and other organizations and associations in the sector.


Armada International

Supporters
http://armadainternational.com

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.


SatellitePro ME

Supporters
http://www.satelliteprome.com

SatellitePro Middle East addresses all aspects of the space and satellite industry, covering all key vertical markets including Broadcast, Telco, Maritime, Government & Military, Aviation and Enterprise, as well as Oil & Gas. The magazine also has a special focus on regional and international space projects. Our target audience includes satellite operators and companies operating within the space sector, manufacturers, systems integrators and solution providers, distributors as well as analysts, looking to further expand into the Middle East. SatellitePro Middle East is the only print magazine for MENA published from Dubai. Its digital edition reaches satellite industry professionals the world over.


Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)

Supporters
http://www.suirg.org

Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is the global industry organisation, established to combat the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference. It also as a group focuses on the future of satellite communication technology and the effects or issues of that technology relating to interference. IRG has a number of practical initiatives, all aimed at reducing satellite interference, including establishing Carrier ID, Training & Certification and Type Approvals. The group itself comprises working groups, chaired by key industry experts, charged with the task of establishing the practical initiatives and obtaining the support of the entire industry.


GeoConnexion

Supporters
http://www.geoconnexion.com

GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia. Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more. Subscribe to GeoConnexion magazines and sign up for free GeoConnexion Newsletters: visit GeoConnexion.com Tel: +44 1223 279151; Email: info@geoconnexion.com


ArmedForces.co.uk

Supporters
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


Careers In Space

Supporters
http://www.CareersIn.Space

CareersIn.Space is the Careers Portal for space industry professionals from around the globe. Careers In Space has respect because it is dedicated to this particular field, which includes space, high orbit, cyber security, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, additive manufacturing and drones.


World Teleport Association

Supporters
http://www.worldteleport.org

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (WTA) has been the only trade association that focuses on the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world's most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations. Companies that do business with teleports also find that WTA is the best investment they can make to open new channels to the industry.


Space IT Bridge

Supporters
https://www.spaceitbridge.com/

Space IT Bridge is focused on helping business leaders and IT decision makers understand emerging business opportunities delivered by a growing number of space-based satellite networks. The site will track the business climate of this emerging and exciting market, including: standards debates, deployment case studies, new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, financial results and IPOs, and more. Stories and other coverage in Space IT Bridge will help "New Space" companies how to leverage best practices in IT, such as open standards, open source, cloud computing, APIs, Big Data, analytics, and machine learning. At the same time, Space IT Bridge will help the IT and consumer worlds recognize and embrace new opportunities offered by cubesats, imaging, and low earth orbit (LEO) satellite clouds.


BATTLESPACE NEWS

Supporters
http://www.battle-technology.com

BATTLESPACE Publications cover the whole spectrum of the battlespace, from sensor to shooter. Our news coverage and readership is truly international, contacting the main decision makers in the worldwide defence industry. We aim to provide our readers with the latest developments in the complex and ever changing world of C4ISTAR and the Global Battlespace. Our coverage is unique in its breadth of topics in the International C4ISTAR arena from airborne sensors and UAVs, fast jets and military transports, rotorcraft, airborne communications, radar and avionics, thru specialist naval systems and communications to land-based communications, EW, infantry equipment and armoured vehicles, trucks and unmanned robots.


Microwave Journal

Supporters
http://www.mwjournal.com

Microwave Journal provides leading-edge technical content for RF, microwave and wireless engineers worldwide. MWJ the magazine reaches 50,000 qualified subscribers with practical design application articles for working engineers. MWJournal.com delivers the latest news, events, webinars, whitepapers, videos and newsletters to RF/microwave professionals. EDI CON China and USA events bring industry and engineers together for information exchange and education. For over 60 years, Microwave Journal has been THE resource for engineers who are developing infrastructure for the next-generation of wireless and defense technologies. www.mwjournal.com


Asian Military Review

Supporters
http://www.asianmilitaryreview.com/

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.


Everything RF

Supporters
http://www.everythingrf.com

everything RF - www.everythingRF.com keeps you up to date with the RF & Microwave Industry. We publish industry news, white papers and technical articles. We have the largest RF & Microwave product database on the internet which consists of product catalogs from over 500 Manufacturers. Use parametric search tools to narrow down on products based on your requirement. Download datasheets, compare products and get quotations. Quotations are routed to the manufacturers (or their distributors) who get back to you with the details. Visit www.everythingRF.com to learn more.


Space Data Association

Supporters
http://www.space-data.org

The Space Data Association Limited (SDA) is a non-profit international association of satellite operators that supports the controlled, reliable and efficient sharing of data critical to the safety and integrity of the space environment and the RF spectrum. It maintains the Space Data Center, a database of high-accuracy orbital information, which is operated by Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) of Exton, PA. Established in the Isle of Man the SDA is open to all satellite operators and other participants. Its membership comprises many of the world’s major satellite communications companies Membership information can be found at www.space-data.org


Teletimes International

Supporters
http://www.teletimesinternational.com

Teletimes International, a premier business publication focused towards the Telecom, Satellite and ICT sectors of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, proactively leverages knowledge and insights from executives and decision makers. In its 14th year of publication, Teletimes is media partner to almost all major events and conferences in these regions. Envisioning a scholarly publication, Teletimes actively participates in high profile industry events, seminars, conferences and exhibitions to provide the latest research, analyses and developments to its readers. Teletimes has achieved a qualitative edge by capitalizing on the age-old need for information. Visit www.teletimesinternational.com for Online Edition and more information.

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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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