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SMi Group are pleased to announce the 5th annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference, between the 11th and 12th of May 2022.

Uncrewed systems are becoming an increasingly essential part of the world’s fleets as modern navies seek new ways to complete dangerous tasks faster, easier, and with fewer sailors and marines in harm’s way. To enable this, leading navies have recently been increasing their investment in uncrewed technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2022 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering uncrewed and autonomous technology. Bringing together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world, this is the only event providing holistic coverage of uncrewed systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments. As the world's leading event, this conference is the global meeting point for the naval uncrewed systems community.

Key topics to be discussed include: Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations, updates on key uncrewed platform programmes (such as UUV and USVs), preparing and supporting uncrewed systems for operations, Crewed/Uncrewed Teaminhg, UMS interoperability initiatives, uncrewed hydrography and oceanography, and many more.

Key Reasons to Attend
  • The leading event in Europe on uncrewed maritime systems.
  • Hear the very latest from senior naval officers on the development and integration of uncrewed assets into the world’s fleets.
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings on uncrewed platform updates, anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, autonomy, and technological innovation.
  • Meet the leading solution providers for uncrewed systems and receive exclusive product updates on cutting-edge projects.
  • Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in uncrewed systems.

ASELSAN A.S.; Atlas-Elektronik; AutoNaut; Babcock International ; Belgian Navy; BMT; Canadian High Commission; Chrisar Software Technologies; City, University of London; DE&S Commercially Supported Shipping; DGA Naval Systems; DSTL; ECA Robotics; German Navy; Hydroid Inc; Inmarsat; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters UK; MOD NL; NATO CMRE; Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Naval Group; Nortek; Northrop Grumman; OSI Maritime Systems; Rolls Royce ; Royal Navy; Royal Navy UK; Schiebel Technology, Inc.; SEA Ltd; Sirius Constellation; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Müh. ve Tic A.S.; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Muhendislik ve Ticaret A.S; Thales UK; Thinke Company Ltd; UAV Point Recovery Solutions For Ships and Land; United States Defense Attache Office;
 

Conference programme

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

9:00 Advancing NATO’s Maritime Security with the Integration of Uncrewed Assets

Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commanding Officer, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

- NATO’s vision on the future of uncrewed systems for the Alliance
- Using uncrewed platforms to improve situational awareness capabilities for Operation SEA GUARDIAN
- Opportunities for creating operational overmatch for MCM and ASW with uncrewed systems
- Thoughts from REPMUS 21 and how the tested systems can be developed further through NATO’s Exercise DYNAMIC MESSENGER.
- Thoughts on how future NATO maritime Task Groups will operate

9:30 Developing the Royal Navy’s Uncrewed Assets through the NavyX Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator

Colonel Tom Ryall

Colonel Tom Ryall, Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy

- The mission of the NavyX Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator project and priorities for equipping Royal Navy sailors with cutting-edge autonomous technology
- Updates from REPMUS 2021 and the testing and evaluation of UMS from the Exercise
- Current UMS development projects and their future roles in the fleet to increase mass and effect in a global navy
- Crewed/uncrewed teaming: creating effective ‘wingmen’ for the Royal Navy’s ships and sailors
- Incoming disruptive and emerging technology for uncrewed systems and new possibilities

10:00 The Activities and Results of Task Force 59 - The Rapid Development of Maritime Uncrewed Systems to Achieve Maritime Domain Overmatch

Captain Michael Brasseur

Captain Michael Brasseur, Commodore of Task Force 59, Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration, US Navy

- The Mission of Task Force 59 in creating naval overmatch with uncrewed maritime systems
- The TF 59 Design Sprint and other innovation challenges of Task Force 59 for the development of UMS and AI capabilities
- Challenges to integrating UMS and AI into fleet operations
- The future of the Task Force and the roadmap to future integration and innovation with UMS

10:30 Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor - Elmo Motion Control

12:00 The NATO MUS IAB and OCEAN 2020 Initiatives: Furthering the Mission of Developing Uncrewed System Capabilities for the Alliance

Commander Sean Trevethan

Commander Sean Trevethan, Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ

- An outline of the NATO MUS Innovation Advisory Board with rationale for introduction
- Aims, objectives, progress and challenges to date
- Cooperation and development with military, industry and academic partners
- Updates on the Open Cooperation for European mAritime awareNess (OCEAN) 2022 Initiative and the results from the Baltic Sea demonstrations

12:30 International UMS Programs of PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants

Mrs Andrea Bell-Miller

Mrs Andrea Bell-Miller, Director of International Programs, PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants, US Head of Delegation to the NATO MUSI Initiative and US Technical Project Officer for Unmanned, US Navy

- An overview of the current international agreements and programs for UMS development which PEO USC is involved with
- OPEX planning for UMS experimentation and testing
- Plans for integrating uncrewed capabilities into the US Navy and its allies
- A word on representing the US at the NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative – A case study for international cooperation for UMS advancement

13:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor - Intrepid Minds

13:30 Lunch Break

14:30 Portuguese Navy Operational Experimentation: Creating an Innovative Environment for Uncrewed Systems Research and Development

Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade

Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade, Head of Innovation Division, Portuguese Naval Staff, Portuguese Navy

- Operational UMS capabilities of the Portuguese Navy and technological requirements
- Operational Experimentation (OPEX) requirements for MUS development
- The Technological Guerrilla Mindset – A focus on UxS rapid prototyping, testing and OPEX for the development of innovative UMS
- Feedback from the REPMUS 21 Exercises and the future MUS capabilities for the Portuguese Navy

15:00 Some (Dutch) Thoughts on a Deployable Semi-Autonomous ASW Barrier

Commander Paul Dröge

Commander Paul Dröge, Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD

- Utilising semi-autonomous ASVs with active sonar to enhance the localization and tracking of hostile submarines
- Critical technologies for wide range acoustic capabilities for AUVs
- Dutch perspectives on developing AI and Machine Learning capabilities for ASW Barrier operations
- Synergy between USV and bottom nodes to detect submarines

15:30 Using Uncrewed Maritime Systems for NATO Task-Group Situational Awareness

Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha, Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

- Assessing the role of uncrewed systems in NATO intelligence gathering operations and maintaining situational awareness
- Operational UMS case studies and lessons learned
- Future opportunities for developing uncrewed SA capabilities for NATO

16:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor

16:30 Afternoon Tea

17:00 Development and integration of AUVs with the FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces

Mr Johan Wahren

Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager AUV Systems, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk

- Updates on the AUV development program for maritime operations using a technical platform concept
- Challenges to AUV development and how the FMV are overcoming them through the complete functional chain
- Data processing philosophy
- The future of AUVs – What are the new capabilities and technologies which are being integrated into these platforms?
- Working with Industry partners to enhance R&D capabilities and opportunities for further collaboration in the higher TRL-levels

17:30 Exploring the Depths of the Ocean using UMS

Dr Genene Fisher

Dr Genene Fisher, Acting Director, NOAA Ocean Exploration , NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

- The mission of NOAA Ocean Exploring
- An overview of the UMS capabilities being utilised by NOAA OE and their use for hydrography and oceanography operations
- Cooperation between the NOAA OE and other research, military, and industry partners

18:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

9:00 Exploiting the Opportunities and Realising the Challenges of Autonomous and Uncrewed Systems to the Advantage of the Spanish Navy

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

- The Spanish Navy’s effort to digitalise systems and integrate UMS capabilities
- Opportunities and challenges inherent with the introduction of uncrewed systems
- Updates to developing autonomy in UMS from the Spanish Navy
- International cooperation to furthering UMS for naval forces

9:30 Advancing the Mission of the MARSEC COE by proposing Maritime Unmanned Systems (UMS) Concept in Maritime Security Operations (MSO)

Captain Sümer Kayser

Captain Sümer Kayser, Director, NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence

- The mission and composition of the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence and its contributions to maritime domain.
- The usage of MUS in MSO and MARSEC COE’s concept development efforts
- Maritime Security CPX Exercises to enhance maritime security, focusing on MSO by enhancing awareness, cooperation and interoperability

10:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Interoperability; Essential for an Effective MCM Capability by Autonomous Systems

Commander Herman Lammers

Commander Herman Lammers, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)

- Naval Mine Warfare operations are a combination of effort that requires more than the technical ability to work together
- In order to counter the present and future mine threat and make use of sea mines for NATO’s own strategic operational or tactical purposes, there must be cooperation between Multinational, Joint and Combined Forces as well as maritime industry, research and educational institutions
- Autonomous does not mean without humans. With present and future autonomous systems, human interaction with these systems is still vital in order to make it an effective MCM capability

11:30 Belgium/Netherlands Joint rMCM Programme to Transform Maritime Security and Free Passage

Commander Claude Bultot

Commander Claude Bultot, Manager, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian Ministry of Defence

- The mission and capabilities of the innovative BE/NL MCM programme
- Vision for crewed/uncrewed teaming through the Inspector 125 USVs
- Autonomous vehicles within the three key MCM roles: access to seaports; home and allied sea lines of communication and chokepoint protection; and expeditionary/littoral operations including amphibious operations

12:00 Assessing the Requirements of NATO’s COE for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters for AUV Development and Mine Counter Measures

Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore, Naval Mine Warfare SME, Concept & Development Branch, NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters

- The current priorities for AUV development to support the mission of the COE CSW
- Countering mines using UMS – Opportunities and challenges
- The "Covert Naval Mine Countermeasures Operations in Support of Amphibious Ops" Program and how UMS can provide an advantage
- How does the COE collaborate with private companies to further UMS capabilities?

12:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 A Pathway to Optimisng AI Technology for Future Royal Australian Navy Operations

Commander Paul Hornsby

Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy

- The RAS-AI 2040 Strategy and now this leads to enhanced UMS autonomy for the Royal Australian Navy
- Results from the sea trials using AI capabilities for search-and-rescue (SAR) operations
- Current challenges and future requirements to autonomy development

14:30 Four Dimensions to Enhance Human Trust in Autonomous Systems

Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer, Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy

- We are seeking innovative solutions that address how trust in autonomous systems can be established and strengthened.
- Trust from humans to autonomous agents is governed by a trust-triangle, which defines three basic factors that define the appropriateness of trust & mistrust of humans in autonomous systems. Next to these human factors aspects, there is also an important socio-ethical dimension
- In order to better align the behavior of the autonomous agents, it is required to develop a simulation environment, where a digital twin can be extensively proofed under a wide scale of open-ended scenarios

15:00 Shaping the Evolution of Autonomy for UMS with FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces

Mr Matteo Perrone

Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk

- From man in the loop to man on the loop – how to optimize the transition for different navies
- Understanding the challenges for maritime autonomy – Including navigation, tracking and mapping capabilities
- An overview of the autonomous capabilities for UMS being developed by the FMV including integration of AI and enhanced sensor functions
- Key success factors for integration of unmanned systems in the the Swedish Armed Forces
- Working with industry and academia partners to unlock the potential of maritime autonomy

15:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor

16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 Developing the Regulation and Certification Standards for Safely Introducing Autonomous Systems into the Royal Navy

Mr Darren Haynes

Mr Darren Haynes, Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence

- An overview of the Defence Maritime Regulator and its role in safely introducing autonomous maritime systems
- The role and necessity of safety regulation and certification standards in UMS capability development
- The challenges which come with certifying autonomous maritime systems
- Engaging with industry and civilian agencies to safeguard safety assurance

17:00 Aware, Secure and Safe Navigation at Sea – From Decision Support to Autonomous Ships

Dr Roberto Galeazzi

Dr Roberto Galeazzi, Head of Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University Of Denmark

- The pathway towards the creation of a research cluster in maritime autonomy within the DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems
- Challenges to maritime autonomy development which have been observed by the Centre and work to overcome them
- The research frontier for safer autonomous marine operations through the synergistic integration of onboard and off-board perception and monitoring systems

17:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Captain Michael Brasseur

Captain Michael Brasseur

Commodore of Task Force 59, Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration, US Navy
Captain Sümer Kayser

Captain Sümer Kayser

Director, NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence
Colonel Tom Ryall

Colonel Tom Ryall

Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy
Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
Commander Claude Bultot

Commander Claude Bultot

Manager, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian Ministry of Defence
Commander Herman Lammers

Commander Herman Lammers

Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)
Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade

Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade

Head of Innovation Division, Portuguese Naval Staff, Portuguese Navy
Commander Paul Dröge

Commander Paul Dröge

Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
Commander Sean Trevethan

Commander Sean Trevethan

Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ
Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy
Mr Darren Haynes

Mr Darren Haynes

Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence
Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Commanding Officer, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

Captain Michael Brasseur

Commodore of Task Force 59, Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration, US Navy
Captain Michael Brasseur

Captain Sümer Kayser

Director, NATO Maritime Security Center of Excellence
Captain Sümer Kayser

Colonel Tom Ryall

Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy
Colonel Tom Ryall

Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

Naval Mine Warfare SME, Concept & Development Branch, NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters
Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

Commander Claude Bultot

Manager, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian Ministry of Defence
Commander Claude Bultot

Commander Herman Lammers

Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)
Commander Herman Lammers

Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade

Head of Innovation Division, Portuguese Naval Staff, Portuguese Navy
Commander João Carlos Lourenço da Piedade

Commander Paul Dröge

Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
Commander Paul Dröge

Commander Paul Hornsby

Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy
Commander Paul Hornsby

Commander Sean Trevethan

Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ
Commander Sean Trevethan

Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy
Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy
Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Dr Genene Fisher

Acting Director, NOAA Ocean Exploration , NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Dr Genene Fisher

Dr Roberto Galeazzi

Head of Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University Of Denmark
Dr Roberto Galeazzi

Mr Darren Haynes

Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence
Mr Darren Haynes

Mr Johan Wahren

Project Manager AUV Systems, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk
Mr Johan Wahren

Mr Matteo Perrone

Project Manager R&D, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk
Mr Matteo Perrone

Mrs Andrea Bell-Miller

Director of International Programs, PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants, US Head of Delegation to the NATO MUSI Initiative and US Technical Project Officer for Unmanned, US Navy
Mrs Andrea Bell-Miller

Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Commanding Officer, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
Vice Admiral Keith Blount

Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy
Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

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Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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