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SMi are proud to present the 8th annual Military Flight Training conference taking place in October 2019 in London.

Military Flight Training strives to comprehensively cover the latest developments in fast jet, rotary, and fixed wing training, as well as national approaches to pilot development and technological advances to synthetic and live training programmes.

As new threats create more challenging and dangerous air operations, and NATO-aligned militaries see increasingly higher operational tempos, flight training and preparation must respond to these developments in order to prepare pilots for dynamic operational environments.

Key Topics Include:

  • Fast-jet training
  • Rotary-wing training
  • Fixed-wing training
  • Synthetic and live training
  • Pilot retention and attitrion reduction
  • Immersive technologies for flight training
  • Training platforms

139th Airlift Wing US Air National Guard; 47 Flying Training Wing; AATTC; Airbus Defence & Space; Austrian Air Force; Babcock International; Babcock International Group; CAE; CAE Inc.; EATC; ELVOS Solutions Ltd; Embraer; EMPORDEF TEC INF SA; European Defence Agency; French Air Force; Halldale Media Limited; Helios Aero Services; Hellos Aero Services; Hungarian Air Force; Internation Helicopter Training Center; Italian Navy; KF Aerospace; Leonardo - Finmeccanica S.p.A; Nova Systems; Ocean Software Pty Ltd; RCAF / DG Space; RCAF International Training Programs; Royal Canadian Air Force; Royal Navy; Sky Tech; SkyTech; Swedish Air Force; The Polish Air Force Academy; Thinke Company Ltd; UK MOD; US Air Force; US Air Force Europe;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Andy Fawkes

Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

9:10 Creating a Dynamic and Comprehensive Approach to French Military Aviation Training

Colonel Julien Moreau

Colonel Julien Moreau, Commanding Officer, Flying Education and Training Command , French Air Force

  • Preparing future pilots for high operational tendencies as the FAF commits to multiple dynamic missions worldwide
  • Creating a holistic and efficient approach to pilot training from phase 1 to advanced flight training
  • New processes and methods aimed at enhancing pilot preparedness in each aviation domain
  • Building strategies for pilot retention, reducing attrition
  • 9:50 Developing Operational Readiness and Effectiveness of German Forces through Dynamic Technical Training

    Colonel Georg von Harling

    Colonel Georg von Harling, Commander of the Technical Training Centre, German Air Force

  • The Luftwaffe Technical Training Centre’s contribution to Bundeswehr air operational capacities
  • Preparing Luftwaffe ground and maintenance staff through technical training in support of advanced combat missions
  • The need for more skilled and competent technical crews to help build operational effectiveness
  • New maintenance processes EASA/EMAR for supporting aircraft operations
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Leonardo Solutions for Military Pilot Training

    Eduardo Munhos de Campos

    Eduardo Munhos de Campos, VP International Sales, Leonardo

    - An all jet training syllabus, airmanship development from screening without compromises
    - Live, Virtual, Constructive: the fastest way to combat readiness
    - Teaching effectiveness, what are the best tools for military training
    - Technology helping cost and time reduction
     

    11:40 Austrian Fast Jet Training: Safeguarding Future Fast Jet Capabilities

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell, Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force

  • Preparing pilots for specific air defence operations by collaborating with other central European air forces
  • Overcoming challenges in pilot numbers, creating effective strategies to reduce pilot workload and fatigue
  • Prioritising pilot retention to prevent future weakening of air combat effectiveness
  • Integrating new solutions for optimal pilot training experience: working with industry and third-party contractors
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Preparing Fixed-Wing Crews for Complicated Airlift and Airland Missions

    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Colonel Deanna Franks, Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing, US Air National Guard

  • The role of the AATTC in enhancing mobility fixed-wing capabilities through focused and dynamic training practices
  • The mission of the AATTC is increasing the warfighting effectiveness and survivability of mobility forces and allied nations
  • Through a Total Force Initiative, AATTC also provides Tactics Analysis, Tactics Development and EW Development
  • Providing realistic combat training, mission simulation and hostile environment training to airlift aircrews

     

  • 14:00 DART-550 The next level of versatility

    Mr Martin Scherrer

    Mr Martin Scherrer, Head of Flight Operations, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

  • Introduction of the DART-550 trainer
  • Designed to comply with modern requirements of military flight training
  • Experience out of Test Flight Program/Certification
  • Cost effectiveness of the DART-550
     
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 The Role of the 426 Transport Training Squadron in Building and Delivering Effective Fixed Wing Training Programmes

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton, Commanding Officer, 426 Transport Training Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

  • Generating operationally effective air mobility aircrew and technicians to operate in full support of Canadian Forces operations
  • Contractor cooperation to deliver flexible training delivery
  • Flight simulator to train pilots in advanced and realistic operational scenarios
  • Preparing aircrew and support staff for international deployments versatile training facilities
     
  • 15:50 Military Flight Training System: New Developments and Future Plans for Developing Capable Fighter Pilots

    Major Michael Rosenqvist

    Major Michael Rosenqvist, Project Manager, Military Flying Training System MFTS, Swedish Air Force

  • Updates on the Military Flight Training System: Early results and lessons from the project
  • Enabling effective training for specific Swedish air operations: Operating in the contested Baltic air-space
  • Preparing pilots for the Gripen 39E, new methods of training and simulation for the platform
  • Future outlook for the MFTS
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

    9:10 From Pilot Training to Pilot Education: Building the Complete Aviator

    Lieutenant Colonel David Max

    Lieutenant Colonel David Max, Commandant, Inter-European Air Forces Academy, US Air Force Europe

  • While training prepares individuals for known, predictable events, education and experience are needed to deal with unknown, complex situations.
  • Throughout their careers, all aviators continue to build upon their initial training with practical experience and education.
  • Professional Military Education is one such method that helps to build complete aviators by preparing them to lead in unforeseen and challenging circumstances.
  • 9:50 Building More Effective Training Practices for Enhanced Rotary-Wing Capabilities

    Colonel Martin Jandourek

    Colonel Martin Jandourek, 22nd Helicopter Wing Commander, Czech Air Force

  • Current practices and operational training requirements of Czech 22nd Helicopter Wing
  • Assessing current training platforms
  • Future plans for enhancing training for Czech air operations
  • Training for multinational operations and joint exercises in the European theater
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The Future of Multinational Helicopter Training

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray, Former Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

  • Why do we need it?
  • What are we doing now? Current projects and efforts at coordination
  • What should we do in the future? Building interoperability for success in future joint-air operations
  • Future opportunities and threats?
  • 11:40 Rotary-Wing Training for the Hungarian Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt, Chief of Flight Training Department , Hungarian Air Force

  • 86th Szolnok; Assessing training and development practices
  • Promoting rotary-wing training for joint operations within Central Europe
  • Future plans for Hungarian helicopter capabilities, and opportunities for future training capability development
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Progress with Simulated Joint Air Land Training

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod, Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, and Lead Consultant , BZTG Ltd

  • Developments in use of simulation for Joint Air Land training 
  • enhancements in the simulation of ISTAR assets, weapon target matching and collateral damage
  • Future possibilities for enhanced Joint Air Land training through simulation
  • Lessons learned
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Flight Training and Simulation in the 2020s

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Simulation and the Promise of VR
  • Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data
  • Learning from Games
  • 15:50 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Colonel Georg von Harling

    Colonel Georg von Harling

    Commander of the Technical Training Centre, German Air Force
    Colonel Martin Jandourek

    Colonel Martin Jandourek

    22nd Helicopter Wing Commander, Czech Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod

    Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, and Lead Consultant , BZTG Ltd
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell

    Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force
    Major Michael Rosenqvist

    Major Michael Rosenqvist

    Project Manager, Military Flying Training System MFTS, Swedish Air Force
    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray

    Former Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency

    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Vice Commandant, 139th Airlift Wing, US Air National Guard
    Colonel Deanna Franks

    Colonel Georg von Harling

    Commander of the Technical Training Centre, German Air Force
    Colonel Georg von Harling

    Colonel Julien Moreau

    Commanding Officer, Flying Education and Training Command , French Air Force
    Colonel Julien Moreau

    Colonel Martin Jandourek

    22nd Helicopter Wing Commander, Czech Air Force
    Colonel Martin Jandourek

    Eduardo Munhos de Campos

    VP International Sales, Leonardo
    Eduardo Munhos de Campos

    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod

    Former SO1 Simulation, Training Branch Field Army, and Lead Consultant , BZTG Ltd
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Jonny Ormerod

    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell

    Commander of the Pilot Training Institute, Austrian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koell

    Lieutenant Colonel David Max

    Commandant, Inter-European Air Forces Academy, US Air Force Europe
    Lieutenant Colonel David Max

    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton

    Commanding Officer, 426 Transport Training Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Erik Rozema-Seaton

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Chief of Flight Training Department , Hungarian Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt

    Major Becky Frater

    Regimental Electronic Warfare Instructor, Joint Helicopter Command, Army Air Corps
    Major Becky Frater

    Major Michael Rosenqvist

    Project Manager, Military Flying Training System MFTS, Swedish Air Force
    Major Michael Rosenqvist

    Martin Scherrer

    Head of Flight Operations, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
    Martin Scherrer

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Martin Scherrer

    Head of Flight Operations, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
    Mr Martin Scherrer

    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray

    Former Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
    Wing Commander (Ret'd) Andy Gray

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

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    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

    So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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    Preliminary Attendee List (As of 30.09.2019)

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    Speaker Interview, David Max, US Air Forces Europe

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    Speaker Interview with Martin Scherrer, Diamond Aircraft Industries

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    Speaker interview with Colonel Georg von Harling, German Air Force

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    Speaker interview with Major Michael Rosenqvist, Swedish Air Force

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    Short Programme

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    Full Programme

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    Military Flight Training 2019 Brochure

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Diamond Aircraft

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

    Diamond Aircraft offers the most complete range of certified piston aircraft models; from the 2 seat single DA20 to the stunning new 7 seat DA62. Every one of our aircraft shares a common DNA, incorporating leading edge technology, not for the sake of innovation, but for superior performance, efficiency and safety. When it comes to safety, positive results are what really matter most. Diamond has earned a safety record, backed by real world data, that is second to none. Diamond Aircraft is also well known as a one of the best manufacturer of special mission aircraft and it has taken its MPP concept into a 360° turnkey solution: one single point of contact. The special mission turnkey solutions comprise a cost-efficient fixed wing remote sensing Diamond Aircraft platform, airborne sensors, data-links, ground stations, global support, spare parts, tooling, transport as well as the corresponding pilot, operator and maintenance training. One of our best MPP aircraft model is DA62 ,which is the next larger Diamond Surveillance aircraft featuring the latest in tracking and sensor technology. DA62 MPP is a new benchmark on the light aircraft surveillance market and is the most cost-effective, powerful and versatile airborne platform in its class available today. Soon our company will start production of one of our greatest aircraft: the DART. It will be the world's first civil certified all-carbon fiber tandem, 2-seat aerobatic trainer with sidestick control and ejection seats. The aerobatic trainer will be available in different variants and with different engine power ratings, seat configuration and/or avionics options for diverse customer needs. More information about this aircraft and other products of Diamond Aircraft you can find on our website www.diamondaircraft.com


    Leonardo

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

    A world leader in training, Leonardo designs develops and produces a complete range of aircraft that cover the entire pilot training syllabus, from basic training with the M345 to the M346, currently the most advanced trainer aircraft on the market and the only one specifically designed to prepare pilots for high performance new generation aircraft. Leonardo delivers the Integrated Training System that, with the dedicated aircraft, includes complete Ground Based Training System (GBTS), simulators, mission support and computer-based training management system. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.

    Media Partners


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


    Military Simulation and Training Magazine

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    https://militarysimulation.training

    For more than 30 years MS&T Magazine has been the leading simulation and training publication for the defence industry and remains the only publication entirely dedicated to simulation and training in the military. Published 6 times per year, each issue typically carries at least five major articles, an industry news and analysis wrap-up, coverage of recent events, an industry calendar and more, including the coveted MS&T Industry Awards. Live, virtual and constructive (LVC) simulations, gaming and immersive, VR training systems amongst the many other topics covered. Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletter on our website.


    Defence and Security Alert

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    Defence and Security Alert (DSA) is the first and only ISO 9001:2015 certified, world-class monthly Indian magazine in defence and security journalism. Covering a strictly research based spectrum of dynamic scenarios in India and challenging horizons beyond national borders, DSA is the only Indian defence magazine available on the intranets of Indian Air Force (IAF) and Border Security Force (BSF). DSA is an ideal platform in this domain to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.


    Defense Express

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    http://www.defense-ua.com

    Limited Liability Company “DEFENSE EXPRESS MEDIA AND CONSULTING” highlights events in security, defense and military cooperation areas. Regular information products of the company: - Daily News Wire and Analysis on http://www.defense-ua.com; - Weekly newsletter “Ukrainian Defense Survey”; - “DEFENSE EXPRESS” Magazine; - “Ukrainian Defense Review” Magazine (in English); - Book series “Weapons of Ukraine”. Company also provides advice and assistance based on deep analytical skills and knowledge of the conditions and characteristics of Ukrainian military market to companies, government bodies and intermediaries in the implementation of their strategy, relating to finding new partners and interests promoting.


    Satnews Publishers

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    SatNews is a leading provider of satellite events, news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in the commercial and military enterprises worldwide. SatNews hosts to the SmallSat Symposium and the Satellite Innovation conference, hosted in Silicon Valley. SatNews include Daily and Weekly News Services and SatMagazine and MilsatMagazine, published monthly. satnews.com


    Global Military Communications

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    http://www.globalmilitarycommunications.com

    Global Military Communications is a publication that tracks the trends, drivers and technology that fuel the military communications sector. Communications continue to be the lynchpin of modern warfare and is crucial to any military campaign. The sector is going through unprecedented change as militaries and governments across the world move towards a network centric approach to their communications. From operations in war zones to homeland security and disaster recovery operations, Global Military Communications provides you with the latest communications developments on land, sea, and in the air.


    Defense Conferences

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    https://www.marketanalysis.com

    Market Research Media Ltd, a leading market research firm, provides comprehensive market research reports and forecasts to assist governmental and corporate decision makers understand the dynamics of world’s technology markets. Fortune 500 companies, US Congress and EU government bodies rely on our strategic insights. https://www.marketresearchmedia.com https://www.marketanalysis.com


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


    Military Systems and Technology

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    http://www.militarysystems-tech.com

    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


    Blog Before Flight

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    Blog Before Flight is an online news and information website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. It offers daily news about new products, future projects, military exercises and operations, airshow info and reportages made in close contact with the international armed forces. Blog Before Flight combines technical concepts with a common language to reach everyone wants to know more about aviation.


    Armada International

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    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.


    Combat Aircraft magazine

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    http://www.combataircraft.net

    With in-depth editorial coverage alongside the finest imagery from the world’s foremost aviation photographers, Combat Aircraft is America’s best-selling military aviation magazine. With thought-provoking opinion pieces, detailed information and rare archive imagery, Combat Aircraft is your one-stop-source of military aviation news and features from across the globe. Visit www.combataircraft.net for more information.


    Asian Military Review

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    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.


    Technologies.org

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    Technologies.org is a collaborative research tool maintained and supported by team of market analysts to track, monitor and share vital information on the latest technology trends by following money trail of government grants and venture capital deals. Sharing market intelligence data helps all parties develop a more complete integrated picture of market and technology trends.


    Air Forces Monthly

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    Aviation News

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    Air International

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    Epicos

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    Epicos is a global, multifaceted portal providing Aerospace and Defense industries around the world with business intelligence and active support to access opportunities on international procurements, industrial cooperation and offsets. Epicos has carried out extensive industry analysis and mapping of capabilities of A&D Industries and offers this knowledge to its members helping them to identify business opportunities and to build strategic alliances. Additionally, Epicos supports the global A&D industry through a wide range of on-line services and products including but not limited to: a large online procurement database, an updated Business Directory, an e-library with extensive information regarding procurement and offsets processes systems and an up to the minute news database.


    Defence Today

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    European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA) represents the European training and simulation community and provides an environment for users and suppliers to exchange opportunities, ideas, information and strategies on training and simulation technology and methodology. ETSA brings together all those that have a professional interest in improving the effectiveness of training and training related interoperability, standards and codes of practice. It represents to governments and other users of training and simulation the non-partisan business interests of the industry. ETSA provides a means by which different elements of the European training & simulation community, whether suppliers, purchasers, legislators, national associations or users, cooperate to their mutual benefit.


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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    97 Cromwell Road
    London SW7 4DN
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    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum

    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. 

    The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow. 

    This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. 

    In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy. Our hotel’s professional event planners are on board to help take the hard work and stress away from planning your next event. 

    So whether you in London on business or pleasure, make the Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum your first choice of hotel and book your accommodation for our lowest internet rate guarantee. 

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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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