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SMi Group is delighted to announce that the 4th annual Defence Safety conference will convene in London on the 4th and 5th October 2021. This event is supported by the UK MoD Defence Safety Authority.

For 2021 the principle focus areas will be; Simplifying Safety, the certification and safety assurance of autonomous vehicles and cyber security. Last year we began looking at how Simplifying Safety would lead to better adoption and execution of safety across core Defence assets, this year we will extend that to look at how new platforms and systems could benefit from leaner but equally comprehensive safety strategies. The rise of robotic and autonomous systems in the land environment requires new training and certification processes. At the Defence Safety Conference 2021 we will look at how the UK and international Defence forces are adopting safety standards for this important military growth area. The security of safety relating to cyber risk management will also be a focal point. As military networks continue to deliver operational superiority, ensuring platforms, systems and downstream supply chain remain secure must be an area of safety investment.Last year's conference hosted over 280 attendees from 18 nations and contributions ranged from the Vice Chief of Defence Staff to Chief Executives of Industry, as well as international operational leaders and military safety experts.

The 2021 Defence Safety Conference will feature briefings from across the air, land and maritime domains, as well as from defence leaders from industry and policy makers.

As the only event dedicated to defence safety, this conference is the global meeting point for the military community.
 

The only event specifically focused on defence safety and supported by senior leaders across international armed forces

Supported by C-Level industry executives

Key briefings from duty holders, regulators and operators from Land, Air and Maritime domains

The meeting place for defence safety experts globally!
 

Abbott Risk Consulting; Adelard LLP; ADS Group Limited; Army air corps; Army HQ; Atkins; Austrian MoD; Babcock Aviation, UK Military Air (UKMA); Babcock International Group; BAE Operations Ltd; BAE Systems; Baines Simmons Limited; BMT Defence & Security Ltd; Boeing Defence UK LTD; British Army; British Army HQ; CGR; DE&S ; DE&S - MoD; DE&S UK MoD; Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DG DASA); Defence Equipment & Support; Defence Equipment and Support DE&S; Defence Maritime Regulator; Defence Medical Services Regulator; Defence Safety Authority; Defence Safety Authority (DSA); Department of National Defence; Department of National Defence, Government of Canada; DND - RCN; DSA; DSA-Defence Accident Investigation Branch; DSAE (French MMA); Embassy of the Netherlands; Engineer For Safety Limited; French Military Aviation Authority; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd ; German Ministry of Defence; Health and Safety Executive; HQ 3 (United Kingdom) Division ; HQ Force Troops Command; Italian Air Force; Italian MoD - General STAFF; Joint Helicopter Command; Leonardo Helicopters; Luxembourg Directorate of Defence; MBDA UK Ltd; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence Netherlands; Ministry of Defence, Defence Equipment & Support; Ministry of Defence, UK; MOD DE&S; MoD UK; MODSAP; Navy Command Headquarters; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Army; New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF); Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Armed Forces Materiel Safety Authority; Norwegian Defence Staff; NSF-Arlington; Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) ; Permanent Representation of Ireland; RAF; RAF Waddington; Rheinmetall AG; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force High Wycombe; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Canadian Navy; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Army; Royal New Zealand Navy; Royal Norwegian Air Force; RPS Consultants Ltd; RSAF HQ; Saab; Swedish Air Force; Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Swedish Armed Forces HQ; Teledyne Controls; Thales UK; TLM Nexus; UK MOD; United Arab Emirates Embassy-The Military Attache’s Office; US Air Force; US Army Safety Centre; US DoD; US Navy; USN Navel Safety Center; West Keeble Ltd;
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel Simon Mason

Colonel Simon Mason, COS, Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

9:00 Simplifying Safety Through Leadership, Streamlined Processes And New Equipment Delivery

Air Marshal Sue Gray

Air Marshal Sue Gray, Director General Defence Safety Authority, DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK

• Simplicity of safety: Examples and case studies so far
• Empowering people to deliver safe results
• Reporting safety incidents
• Training people to deliver safe operations
• New equipment safety and certificating
 

9:30 Delivering Safe And Secure Defence Networks For UK Military Operations: Overcoming Cyber Challenges Across Multiple Platforms And Systems

Lieutenant General Robert Magowan

Lieutenant General Robert Magowan, Deputy Commander Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence

• Strategic Commands Key Cyber Security Priorities
• Enhancing safe delivery of military operations whilst keeping data and networks secure
• Working with industry to ensure downstream supply chains are cyber safe
• Defining future cyber security strategies: can defence procurement keep up with the evolving threat?
 

10:00 Improving Safety Through Simplification

Andrew Sherry

Andrew Sherry, Chair of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee, UK MoD

• Progressive increase in the complexity of safety demonstration
• Culture of Compliance vs. Culture of Internal Challenge
• Incorporate Haddon-Cave’s Four principles of good safety
• Delivery of safe and also efficient programmes.
 

10:30 Overcoming Data Security Challenges To Allow Safe Operations For UK Defence

Mr. Charles Forte

Mr. Charles Forte, Chief Information Officer, UK Ministry of Defence

• Evaluating current data threats across defence and how this impacts safety
• Managing complex data sets across a variety of systems
• How better data management and security will improve safe operations
• Cyber security challenges with downstream defence supply chains: how to increase protection
 

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Safety Priorities For The Royal Saudi Armed Forces

Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari

Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari, Director General of Safety, Royal Saudi Ministry of Defense

• Current safety ownership and governance across the Saudi Armed Forces
• Creating a safety culture across the Saudi MoD
• Recent examples of Safety Cases and lessons learnt
• Working with industry partners to ensure safety is capability enabler
 

12:00 Increasing Aviation Safety Standards Across Defence

Air Commodore Joseph Medved

Air Commodore Joseph Medved, Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority, , Australian Air Force

• An update on the safety risk management process
• Managing data and security of information across aviation safety
• Certification and airworthiness challenges and opportunities for unmanned systems
• Successes and future focus
 

12:30 The New Zealand Defence Force’s Priorities For Safety

Captain (N) Maxine Lawes

Captain (N) Maxine Lawes, Director, NZDF Directorate of Safety, New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)

• An overview of the structure and accountabilities of the Directorate of Safety
• Focus areas and current safety projects
• Challenges associated with creating a culture of safety when operating multiple equipment sets
• Data and reporting analysis and tools
• Training as a safety enabler
 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Total Safety and the Formation of the RAF Safety Inspectorate

Air Commodore Sam Sansome

Air Commodore Sam Sansome, Inspector of Safety, Royal Air Force

  • Key drivers for the RAF Safety Inspectorate
  • Working with multiple RAF stakeholders to deliver total safety
  • Annual Assurance Report Findings and Recommendations 

     

  • 14:30 Managing Military Aviation Safety Across The Royal Norwegian Air Force

    Colonel Hans Martin Steiro

    Colonel Hans Martin Steiro, Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Norwegian Air Force

    • Current challenges and opportunities relating to aviation safety
    • Reviewing current platforms and systems and the way in which safety is measured
    • How training enables greater safety across the Norwegian Air Force
    • Optimising safety through leadership
     

    15:00 US Air Force Update

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Larry Nixon , Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force

    - Aviation and ground/occupational mishaps
    - Risk management and mitigation
    - Safety data management
     

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 British Army Safety Delivery Across An Evolving Fighting Force

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Army HQ

    • Safety Culture and Leadership as a continuous focus
    • Advances in accident investigation
    • Can safety be simplified for greater enterprise-wide success?
    • The rise of unmanned systems and the safety challenges associated
    • Maximising Army capability through safe practises
     

    16:30 Reducing Complexity and Simplifying Rotary Safety Across JHC

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman , Commander Joint Helicopter Command , Army HQ

    • Opportunities to simplify safety
    • Maintaining and improving safety culture across JHC
    • Safety for Unmanned Systems
    • Balancing operational capability and risk
    • Working with industry to create more efficient equipment safety training
     

    17:00 Simplifying Safety – experience from the Defence Land Safety Regulator Pilot.

    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe

    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe , Hd Defence Land Safety Regulator, Defence Safety Authority

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Colonel Simon Mason

    Colonel Simon Mason, COS, Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel Simon Mason

    Colonel Simon Mason, COS, Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

    9:30 Environmental Protection Across The UK MoD And The Positive Impact On Defence Safety

    Lieutenant General (Retd)  Richard Nugee

    Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee, Defence Climate Change Non-Executive Director, Ministry of Defence

    • Current priorities and goals to improve the environmental protection for UK Defence
    • How more sustainable and greener defence equipment will improve safety
    • Measuring success and setting the future roadmap for the UK Sustainability Defence Strategy
     

    10:00 Gold Sponsor Presentation-Babcock

    Paul Chivers

    Paul Chivers, Director of Safety and Assurance, Babcock International Group

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Industry Panel Discussion: Delivering An All-Inclusive Safety Culture Across UK Defence Industry

    • Setting safety standards across the enterprise
    • Engagement and feedback of safety teams
    • Safety working groups: creating a culture of ownership
    • Reporting tools and risk management analysis
    • Measuring and communicating success
    • Opportunities to simplify safety
     

    Chris Allam

    Chris Allam, Executive Group Director Engineering & Managing Director, MBDA UK, MBDA UK

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Marshal Sue Gray, Director General Defence Safety Authority, DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK

    Paul Chivers

    Paul Chivers, Director of Safety and Assurance, Babcock International Group

    12:00 Empowering Safety Leadership in the US Navy

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman, Commander US Navy Safety Center, US Navy

    • Costs of getting safety wrong
    • Digitization and exploitation of data to optimize leadership and accountability
    • Resilience: A simplified and meaningful risk picture to underpin enterprise decision making
    • Combining Lead and Lag Indicators for assured resilience in readiness and mission success
     

    12:30 Autonomy – The Maritime Challenge

    Commodore Ian Groom

    Commodore Ian Groom, Defence Maritime Regulator , DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK

    13:00 Canadian Navy Safety: Current Focus and Future Roadmaps and Projects

    Commodore David Patchell

    Commodore David Patchell, Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, Royal Canadian Navy

    • Ownership and governance of safety across the Canadian Navy
    • Digitisation of safety tracking reporting working with industry
    • Delivering safety while ensuring operational readiness
    • Evaluating operational capability deficiencies
    • Managing safety assurance of unmanned maritime systems
     

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC): Safety Through Leadership and Effective Governance

    Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

    Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes, Commander, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, , US Army

    15:00 Ensuring Force Wide Responsibility for Safety

    Colonel Ron Jongejeugd

    Colonel Ron Jongejeugd, Head of Army Safety Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Army

    • The latest safety management systems
    • Risk analysis tools and reporting mechanisms
    • The need to force wide safety training
    • Maximising safety through leadership and culture
     

    15:30 UMSC Safety Focus

    Lieutenant Colonel Glen J Reukema

    Lieutenant Colonel Glen J Reukema, Director of Aviation Safety, United States Marine Corps

  • Safety Mission
  • Organizational Chart
  • Safety Overview
  • Mishap Stats
  • Mishap Analysis
  • Combined Arms Range Safety
     
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel Simon Mason

    Colonel Simon Mason, COS, Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Director General Defence Safety Authority, DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Commander Joint Helicopter Command , Army HQ
    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell

    Deputy Chief of General Staff, Army HQ
    Lieutenant General Robert Magowan

    Lieutenant General Robert Magowan

    Deputy Commander Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence
    Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari

    Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari

    Director General of Safety, Royal Saudi Ministry of Defense
    Mr. Charles Forte

    Mr. Charles Forte

    Chief Information Officer, UK Ministry of Defence

    Air Commodore Joseph Medved

    Director General, Defence Aviation Safety Authority, , Australian Air Force
    Air Commodore Joseph Medved

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Director General Defence Safety Authority, DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Commander Joint Helicopter Command , Army HQ
    Air Vice Marshal Nigel Colman

    Andrew Sherry

    Chair of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee, UK MoD
    Andrew Sherry

    Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

    Commander, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, , US Army
    Brigadier General Andrew Hilmes

    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe

    Hd Defence Land Safety Regulator, Defence Safety Authority
    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe

    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe

    Hd Defence Land Safety Regulator, Defence Safety Authority
    Brigadier Jeremy Sharpe

    Captain (N) Maxine Lawes

    Director, NZDF Directorate of Safety, New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)
    Captain (N) Maxine Lawes

    Chris Allam

    Executive Group Director Engineering & Managing Director, MBDA UK, MBDA UK
    Chris Allam

    Colonel Hans Martin Steiro

    Inspector of Flight Safety, Royal Norwegian Air Force
    Colonel Hans Martin Steiro

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force
    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Ron Jongejeugd

    Head of Army Safety Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Army
    Colonel Ron Jongejeugd

    Colonel Simon Mason

    COS, Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Colonel Simon Mason

    Commodore David Patchell

    Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, Royal Canadian Navy
    Commodore David Patchell

    Commodore Ian Groom

    Defence Maritime Regulator , DSA, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Commodore Ian Groom

    Lieutenant Colonel Glen J Reukema

    Director of Aviation Safety, United States Marine Corps
    Lieutenant Colonel Glen J Reukema

    Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee

    Defence Climate Change Non-Executive Director, Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant General (Retd)  Richard Nugee

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell

    Deputy Chief of General Staff, Army HQ
    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell

    Lieutenant General Robert Magowan

    Deputy Commander Strategic Command, UK Ministry of Defence
    Lieutenant General Robert Magowan

    Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari

    Director General of Safety, Royal Saudi Ministry of Defense
    Major General Ayedh Mohammed Al Ahmari

    Mr. Charles Forte

    Chief Information Officer, UK Ministry of Defence
    Mr. Charles Forte

    Paul Chivers

    Director of Safety and Assurance, Babcock International Group
    Paul Chivers

    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Commander US Navy Safety Center, US Navy
    Rear Admiral Fredrick Luchtman

    Stuart Henderson

    Navy Safety Centre Director, Royal Navy
    Stuart Henderson

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Abbott Risk Consulting

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.consultarc.com/defence

    Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) Limited is an independent Safety, Engineering and Risk Management Consultancy, providing Engineering and Safety Assurance services to high hazard industry sectors including: Defence, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Rail. ARC employs over 190 highly experienced and qualified consultants and has offices throughout the UK and Australia and a Client base that spans the world.

    We work with both Government Defence organisations and Prime Contractors on a variety of military programmes within the land and sea domains. ARC’s Defence Business Unit consultants have specialist knowledge of naval nuclear propulsion plant, shore based naval facilities, battlefield communications systems, Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and Enhanced Electronic Countermeasures (EECM), submarine and surface naval platforms, land platforms, weapon/combat systems and radar systems. For a full list of services visit our website www.consultarc.com/defence.



    BMT

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.bmt.org

    BMT provides independent technical expertise and consultancy. We offer design solutions, asset management, programme delivery and technology services to customers in the defence, security, transport, energy and infrastructure markets. Our team thrive on tackling the most complex engineering and programme challenges, and are adept at blending capabilities from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines to deliver enduring and value-adding solutions.


    MBDA

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.mbda-systems.com/

    MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2018 MBDA achieved revenue of 3.2 billion euros with an order book of 17.4 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems. In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).


    tlmNexus

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

    tlmNexus is known and trusted by many in the Ministry of Defence for its Resolve software which helps to ensure the efficiency, quality and safety of the majority of the aircraft types operating across the three services. Originally designed to support the Typhoon aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Resolve now supports 29 different aircraft types and represents a significant step forward in the management of safety, through-life engineering and airworthiness assessment. The system provides an auditable trail of information and shares data securely between the MOD and its suppliers. As well as Resolve, the company has developed valuable software foundations which similarly link all collaborators involved in other aspects of long-term projects: Requirements Management, Budgeting and Investment Appraisals and Operational Quality Feedback. tlmNexus received the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018 in recognition of Resolve’s contribution to improving the management of aircraft safety. www.tlmnexus.com

    Media Partners


    Armada International

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    Defence Today

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://defencetoday.com

    Defence Today is an online publication covering the latest in global defence and security news, defence intelligence and strategic insight. Terrorism and emerging threats, defence industry coverage, the latest technology developments and emerging platforms and systems. Military equipment profiles and industry showcases. Advertising, press releases and event listings are available.


    Airforce Technologies

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.Airforce-technology.com

    Used daily as means of creating partnerships and as a point of reference by professionals within the air force industry, this comprehensive resource supplies the latest news releases, detailed information on industry projects, white papers, event information and a thorough breakdown of products and services.


    Epicos

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.Epicos.com

    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.


    Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://actualidadmp.com/

    Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos … Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Más información: www.actualidadmp.com (http://www.actualidadmp.com/)


    ArmedForces.co.uk

    Supporting Media Partners
    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


    Soldier Modernisation

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.soldiermod.com

    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Asian Military Review

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    Homeland Security Corporation (HSRC)

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.hsrc.biz

    HSRC provides premium off-the-shelf market reports on present and emerging technologies and industry expertise, enabling global clients to gain time-critical insight into business opportunities. All reports include in-depth information and analysis of emerging markets, technologies, and industries broken down by geography, market, vertical, technology, product, and revenue stream. Our reports support Homeland Security & Public Safety communities worldwide in their strategic decision-making process, providing up-to-date market knowledge, analysis, and insights. HSRC offers customized research services geared towards providing our clients with clear, actionable recommendations designed to empower decision-making and to help exploit emerging opportunities in the market. The customized research services provide a deep analysis of specific markets and eco-systems, target geographies, strategic segments and verticals, competitor analysis and technological benchmarks. The custom research services are provided as an ad hoc assignment or as an ongoing service.


    Defense Systems Journal

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.dsjournal.com/

    Defense Systems Journal (DSJ) is focused on providing its readership with the latest defense and aerospace market news. Headquartered in Arlington, VA DSJ provides its readers with Federal Government and industry insights and perspectives from the Pentagon, the Military Services, Capitol Hill, and the defense and aerospace industry. While our primary focus is on defense systems, we also monitor policy/budget developments and personnel moves that impact the market space. Additionally, DSJ strives to serve as a repository for industry-relevant reports and budget documentation and as a portal for key industry conferences and trade shows.


    21st Century Asian Arms Race

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://21stcenturyasianarmsrace.com/

    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    Al Defaiya Magazine

    Supporting Media Partners
    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:

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    Robotics Tomorrow

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.RoboticsTomorrow.com

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    Counter-IED Report

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.counteriedreport.com

    Counter-IED Report is a leading international subscription-based publication, which covers the latest developments in the fight against the IED threat. We aim to identify technological advances as well as strategies and tactics for countering threat networks, reduce IED manufacture and placement, assist post-conflict humanitarian demining and capacity building efforts worldwide. For more information please visit website: www.counteriedreport.com


    Global Military Communications

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    Unmanned Systems Technology Magazine

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.ust-media.com

    Unmanned Systems Technology magazine is focused entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even through the universe. Published bi-monthly, UST provides independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. Subscribe today!


    Aerospace Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.aerospace-technology.com/

    Leading aerospace organisations use Aerospace-technology.com on a daily basis to ensure they keep up to date with the latest industry specific news and developments. As a result, Aerospace-technology.com attracts a high quality and loyal user base of the most influential decision makers and aerospace industry leaders. For more information please contact antonio.rossi@verdict.co.uk or call +44 207 936 6806


    Military Systems and Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    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

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    Unmanned Systems Technology

    Supporters
    http://www.unmannedsystemstechnology.com

    Unmanned Systems Technology.com (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned systems. Our website and weekly e-newsletter provide up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in this sector – both military and commercial – to a global audience, with over 80,000 visitors from over 200 countries every month. Our comprehensive supplier profiles showcase products, services and capabilities in the unmanned land, sea and air vehicle industry.


    Defence Safety Authority

    Supporters
    https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/defence-safety-authority

    The Defence Safety Authority is an independent organisation, empowered by charter from SofS to undertake the roles of regulator, accident investigation and Defence Authority for safety. DSA is part of the Ministry of Defence.

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    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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

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

     

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    WHAT IS CPD?

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

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

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

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

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

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    GLOBAL CPD

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

    CPD Certificates

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

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