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SMi Group are proud to announce the 5th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference, to be held in Budapest In March 2020.

As the only event that specifically focuses on the modernisation and optimisation of the supply chains of CEE nations, we bring together the leading decision makers and leaders responsible for implementing and delivering these transformation programmes in the region.

As cooperation between armed forces, and the prevalence of joint logistics operations increases, so the importance of defence logistics as a capability in its own right continues to grow.

With the support of the Hungarian Defence Forces we are delighted to bring you Defence Logistics Central And Eastern Europe 2020 from the new location of Budapest, Hungary. 

The themes for 2020 include: Regional Updates, Heavy Lift (rail & air), Fuel Logistics, Supply Chain Management Solutions, International Operations and Solutions, 3rd party logistics, Future Trends and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul), and many more!

 

  • The only event dedicated to military supply chain and defence logistics in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Meet and network with senior leaders and logisticians from the CEE region and beyond, to understand the developments and future requirements of these programmes
  • Uncover new strategies to improve operations and reduce cost across your supply chain network, learning about key topics including heavy lift, interoperability, supply chain management, MRO capabilities and more
  • Hear industry presentations from the innovative suppliers solving the challenges of defence logistics including; BR International Consulting Services, Crowley, Bullet ID, GOFA, WEW Thielmann and World Fuel Services

AOBP; Belgian Army; BLG Cargo Logistics GmbH; British Army; Canadian Forces; Croatian Armed Forces General Staff ; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA; EEAS, Belgium; Eurocorps; Hiab Limited; HUTIRA - BRNO; MLCC; Movement Coordination Centre Europe (MCCE); NATO HQ - C3 Staff; NATO SHAPE; NCS Fuel; Norwegian Armed Forces; Polish Armed Forces; Scepter Canada Inc.; University of Defence; World Fuel Services;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

9:10 Enhancing the Operational Effectiveness of the Hungarian Defence Forces

Colonel Istvan Fricz

Colonel Istvan Fricz, Land Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

• Assessing current projects and priorities
• Demonstrating how the modernisation of the Hungarian Defence Forces is expanding capacity
• Expanding cooperation and participation in Joint Exercises to achieve strategic goals and improve operative efficiency

9:40 Modernising the Czech Armed Forces Logistics Structure, and Current and Future Project Priorities

Major General Stefan Muransky

Major General Stefan Muransky, Director Support Division, Czech Armed Forces

• Assessing the current strengths of the Czech logistics division
• Predicting future requirements and demonstrating delivery of future objectives
• Evaluating the creation of the V4 Joint Military Logistics Support Group HQ
• Working with NATO partners on joint logistic capability and joint exercises
• Host nation support capabilities development

10:10 Challenges at the Railroad Sector in the View on Defender 2020

Mr Johann Braun

Mr Johann Braun, CEO, BR International Consulting Services GmbH

  • Review Atlantic Resolve
  • Changes of loading regulations
  • Challenge Defender 2020
  • Lacks of rail wagons/railroad lines
     
  • 10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Optimising the Role of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Providing Comprehensive Strategic Logistical Support Worldwide

    • Facilitating mutual progress among allied partners by promoting inter-agency exercises and platforms to achieve greater cohesion
    • Sustaining and extending rapid deployment team capabilities and strategically positioning DLA platforms to ensure mission readiness across the globe
    • How the DLA 2018-2026 Strategic Plan supports US DoD objectives of building military aptitude and enhancing cooperation
     

    Major General Allan Day

    Major General Allan Day, Director of Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency

    11:40 Evaluating the Continued Transformation of the Logistics System of the Polish Armed Forces

    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska

    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska, Chief of Logistics Division, J4, Polish Armed Forces

    • Transformation of the logistics system in changing environment
    • Military Mobility - legal framework and the transportation infrastructure required for its operability
    • Lessons Identified/Learned from Capable Logistician 2019.

    12:10 Developing Practical and Reliable Water and Fuel Logistical Solutions in the 21st Century

    Mr Deleon Rich

    Mr Deleon Rich, Commercial Project Manager, Thielmann WEW GmbH

    • Logistical Challenges
    • The Changing Battlefield as it Relates to Logistics
    • Practical and Reliable Solutions for Fuel and Water

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Assessing the Future Trends and Technological Developments of Defence Logistics and their Practical Applications

    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt, Commander 104th Logistic Support Brigade, UK MoD

    • How advances in C2 technology will support future operations and enable more accurate supply-chain procedures
    • Evaluating how AI-driven software will deliver Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) to frontline operations. Focus on UKs TITAN platform.
    • Developments in rapid-response teams to improve MRO provision and ensure timely and accurate resupply

    14:10 Transport and Storage of Portable Water and Fuel

    Mr Jan Gerhard-de Vries

    Mr Jan Gerhard-de Vries, Business Development Manager, GOFA Gacher Fahrzeugbau GmbH

  • Intermodal-International-Interoperable
  • Combine Best Practice from Commercial Logistic with Military Logistic requirements

     

  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Permanent Structured Cooperation – How PESCO is Working to Simplify and Align the Provision of Logistics Services at European Level

    Colonel Henning Weeke

    Colonel Henning Weeke, Executive Officer Implementation "Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe", German Armed Forces Logistics Command

    • Creating a framework to deepen defence cooperation formally and sustainably – the implications on individual logistics commands
    • LogHelp – Creating a network of secured logistical services for host nation and wider European exploitation. Bridging operational gaps.
    • Evaluating practical implications of relocation and storage of material into operational areas

    15:40 Bullet ID Company and Technology Overview

    Mr Gunner Couce

    Mr Gunner Couce, Director of Manufacturing and Sales, Bullet ID Corporation

  • Laser marking
  • Bullet tracking
  • Secure block chain data system
  • Rapid inventory information access
     
  • 16:10 Evaluating the Capability of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Logistics Division and Improving Levels of Host Nation Support to Optimise Capacity

    Colonel Ramunas Baronas

    Colonel Ramunas Baronas, Commander, Logistics Command, Lithuanian Armed Forces

    • Analysing uplifts in logistical capacity from enhancing links between allied states
    • Appraising Lithuanian capabilities in transporting vital resources such as fuel and food to combat personnel
    • Assessing future developments within the Lithuanian armed forces logistics command and their operational effectiveness

    16:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

    9:10 Assessing the C4I Capabilities of the Hungarian Defence Forces, Force Development and Procurement Challenges

    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Colonel Janos Poloskei, Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

  • Evaluating the structures and systems currently utilised by the HDF in the field of C4I
  • The challenges of the Force Development in the light of budget considerations and the methods of overcoming this
  • Looking to the future and the implications of integrating new platforms into current systems
     
  • 9:40 Evaluating the Operational Effectiveness of the Slovenian Armed Forces Logistics Brigade and the Ability to Manage Changeable and Fast-Moving Supply Chain Systems

    Colonel Franc  Kalic

    Colonel Franc Kalic, Commander of Logistic Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces

    • Analysing the efficiency of the Slovenian Logistics brigade in moving forces and equipment rapidly to provide support in a combat scenario
    • Assessing the uplifts gained from multinational exercises such as Immediate Response 19 and the lessons learned
     

    10:10 Session Reserved for World Fuel Services

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Evaluating the Impact of the Hungarian Air Force on Combat Readiness

    Colonel Laszlo Nagy

    Colonel Laszlo Nagy, Air Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command

  • Maximising capacity through effective heavy-lift operations
  • Collaboration as a force maximiser
  • The MRO capability of the Air Force as a means of maintaining operational efficiency
  • 12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 Examining US Army Europe Operational Capabilities and Interoperability with NATO and Partner Nations.

    Colonel Jeffery Carter

    Colonel Jeffery Carter, Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 Logistics, U.S. Army Europe

  • Readiness of Southern Europe seaports, rail system, and military aircraft capable airports
  • Cross border Logistics military partnership and supply chains security cooperation
  • Logistics Systems Interoperability and logistics intelligence information sharing
     
  • 14:40 Optimising Logistic and Mission Capacity through Enhanced Collective Support

    Mr Peter  Venoit

    Mr Peter Venoit, Logistics Vision and Enablement , NATO

    • Evaluating the role of NATO in promoting and enhancing logistical support networks
    • Facilitating the development of multinational logistic solutions in coordination with participating states
    • Evaluating the impact of multinational interoperability exercises on national logistics capabilities

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Analysing How the MLCC Advocates and Supports Smart Logistics Solutions to Guarantee Accurate Supply

    Colonel Tomasz Polus

    Colonel Tomasz Polus, Deputy Director,, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC)

    • Evaluating MLCC capabilities in ensuring effective supplies of ammunition in logistics chains and assessing future challenges to continued operational efficiency
    • Obstacles to future Joint Capability exercises and effective force deployment and sustainment
    • Case Study: Capable Logistician 2019 – Challenges and solutions from the 3rd international exercise of the series
    • Protecting freedom of movement for future operative effectiveness and the proposed “military Schengen zone”

    16:10 Long Lead Items Support (Industry POV)

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Vladimir Halenka

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Vladimir Halenka, Director, STV GROUP

    • Introduction
    • The nature of long lead items
    • Production specifics in peace, crisis, conflict
    • Prerequisites for assured supplies
    • Thoughts on way ahead
     

    16:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska

    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska

    Chief of Logistics Division, J4, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

    Commander 104th Logistic Support Brigade, UK MoD
    Colonel Franc  Kalic

    Colonel Franc Kalic

    Commander of Logistic Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Colonel Henning Weeke

    Colonel Henning Weeke

    Executive Officer Implementation "Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe", German Armed Forces Logistics Command
    Colonel Istvan Fricz

    Colonel Istvan Fricz

    Land Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Jeffery Carter

    Colonel Jeffery Carter

    Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 Logistics, U.S. Army Europe
    Colonel Laszlo Nagy

    Colonel Laszlo Nagy

    Air Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Ramunas Baronas

    Colonel Ramunas Baronas

    Commander, Logistics Command, Lithuanian Armed Forces
    Colonel Tomasz Polus

    Colonel Tomasz Polus

    Deputy Director,, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC)
    Major General Allan Day

    Major General Allan Day

    Director of Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency
    Major General Stefan Muransky

    Major General Stefan Muransky

    Director Support Division, Czech Armed Forces
    Mr Peter  Venoit

    Mr Peter Venoit

    Logistics Vision and Enablement , NATO
    Mr Stephen M. Moody

    Mr Stephen M. Moody

    Director, Combat Feeding Directorate, Combat Feeding Directorate, US Army Futures Command

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

    President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
    Brigadier General (ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

    Brigadier General (ret'd) Vladimir Halenka

    Director, STV GROUP
    Brigadier General (ret'd) Vladimir Halenka

    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska

    Chief of Logistics Division, J4, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Zbigniew Poweska

    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

    Commander 104th Logistic Support Brigade, UK MoD
    Brigadier Jo Chestnutt

    Colonel Franc Kalic

    Commander of Logistic Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces
    Colonel Franc  Kalic

    Colonel Henning Weeke

    Executive Officer Implementation "Network of Logistic Hubs in Europe", German Armed Forces Logistics Command
    Colonel Henning Weeke

    Colonel Istvan Fricz

    Land Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Istvan Fricz

    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Command and Control Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Janos Poloskei

    Colonel Jeffery Carter

    Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 Logistics, U.S. Army Europe
    Colonel Jeffery Carter

    Colonel Laszlo Nagy

    Air Force Systems Development Branch, Hungarian Defence Forces Command
    Colonel Laszlo Nagy

    Colonel Ramunas Baronas

    Commander, Logistics Command, Lithuanian Armed Forces
    Colonel Ramunas Baronas

    Colonel Tomasz Polus

    Deputy Director,, Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre (MLCC)
    Colonel Tomasz Polus

    Major General Allan Day

    Director of Logistics Operations, Defense Logistics Agency
    Major General Allan Day

    Major General Stefan Muransky

    Director Support Division, Czech Armed Forces
    Major General Stefan Muransky

    Mr Deleon Rich

    Commercial Project Manager, Thielmann WEW GmbH
    Mr Deleon Rich

    Mr Gunner Couce

    Director of Manufacturing and Sales, Bullet ID Corporation
    Mr Gunner Couce

    Mr Jan Gerhard-de Vries

    Business Development Manager, GOFA Gacher Fahrzeugbau GmbH
    Mr Jan Gerhard-de Vries

    Mr Jason Trubenbach

    Director Business Development, Crowley Government Services
    Mr Jason Trubenbach

    Mr Johann Braun

    CEO, BR International Consulting Services GmbH
    Mr Johann Braun

    Mr Peter Venoit

    Logistics Vision and Enablement , NATO
    Mr Peter  Venoit

    Mr Stephen M. Moody

    Director, Combat Feeding Directorate, Combat Feeding Directorate, US Army Futures Command
    Mr Stephen M. Moody

    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

    CEO, Continest Technologies PLC
    Mr Vidor Kis-Marton

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    VENUE

    Novotel Budapest Centrum

    Rákóczi út 43-45, Budapest, Hungary

    Hotel Novotel Budapest Centrum 4* is a beautiful 100 years old building in art nouveau style, located in the city centre, close to Keleti railway station. Easy access by public transport (metro and tram stations are next to the hotel) or car. Many key attractions are within 10-15 minutes’ walk.
    Standard rooms are equipped with 48” LCD TV (international channels), coffee-and tea making facilities, minibar. Café Palace restaurant await our guests with live piano music, Hungarian and International tastes. We offer free entrance into our fitness room, jacuzzi, sauna. Free WiFi is available in the entire Hotel.

    A number of our clients have been approached by third party organisations offering to book hotel rooms. We would advise that you do not book through them as they are not representing the SMi Group. SMi Group books all hotel rooms directly. If you are approached by a third party organisation then please contact us before making any bookings. If you have already booked a hotel room using a third party organisation, we would highly recommend contacting the hotel you were booked into to ensure a booking has been made for you. We would also advise you to please check the terms and conditions of the booking carefully.
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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Bullet ID Corporation

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://www.bulletidentification.com/

    The Bullet ID system is an advanced, all encompassing inventory management and accountability system which tracks ammunition. Bullet ID utilizes specialized laser technology to place a unique bar code onto each brass cartridge of the bullet as well as the packaging in which the ammunition is contained in. The identifying code marking is scanned onto a proprietary, blockchain-based tracking system. The code can be scanned on site by permitted subscribers using the Bullet ID smartphone scanning app, to record any issuance, use, transfer or destruction of the bullet. The software also allows customers to see in real time, their full deployment of ammunition resources throughout their entire agency.

    Bullet ID systems can be easily integrated with existing manufacturing lines or used as a stand-alone system to mark ammunition post production.



    Crowley

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

    Crowley Maritime Corporation, a U.S.-owned and operated marine solutions, transportation and logistics company, is one of the most diversified transportation companies in the world with a team of industry-savvy, seasoned logistics and global freight management professionals that can exponentially expand and simplify a customer’s supply chain, both tactically and functionally. With a fundamental understanding that supply chains continue to operate within an increasingly complex and dynamic set of variables, Crowley is positioned as a worldwide partner offering, flexible, scalable, and agile logistics solutions. Crowley can seamlessly handle most any logistics requirement by offering services that it has spent over 126 years perfecting. As a full-service logistics provider of trucking, air, and ocean transportation and related global freight forwarding services, we continue our proud tradition of serving the U.S. Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other government agencies with a portfolio of commercial services adapted to meet their missions.


    GOFA Gocher Fahrzeugbau GmbH

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.gofa.de/



    KH, Inc

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

    KH, Inc. - Offers Aviation and Marine fuel procurement and logistic solutions for Military and Government operators including contract fuel management, open market procurement, and payment solutions. KHI is the exclusive contractor of the U.S. Government AIR Card® and SEA Card® programs.


    THIELMANN WEW

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://thielmann.com/

    THIELMANN WEW is a world leader in containerised fuel and water systems for the military and civil defence markets. Ranging in size from 200L to 50,000L, THIELMANN WEW pressure vessels are approved to transport and store fuel and water across air, land and sea logistics chains worldwide. THIELMANN WEW’s ISO-based solutions are compatible with US and European palletised load-handling systems and can be transported on 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 logistics vehicles. Low-profile solutions for 4×4 vehicles are also available. The THIELMANN WEW advantage lies in the company’s engineering excellence. All our container systems are built to meet specific customer requirements, and can be 100% tailored to meet operational envelopes. In addition to building tanks to the highest standards, THIELMANN WEW specialises in complex pumping and preservation for water supply and refuelling of land and rotary / fixed-wing assets. THIELMANN WEW supports these systems through their entire lifecycle (25 years or more), supporting, repairing and maintaining equipment as needed.


    Western Global

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://western-global.com/

    Western Global is a leading provider of transportable, self-contained tanks and equipment for the safe storage and handling of fuels, lubricants, and other fluids. We are able to supply cost effective, complete site refuelling solutions globally to keep your operation fuelled and productive.


    World Fuel Services

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

    As a leading fuel solutions and logistics provider for; industries, militaries and governments around the globe, World Fuel Services (A Fortune 100 Company – NYSE INT: 93) delivers integrated fuel solutions to customers in the marine, land, and aviation segments. With expertise in: fuel supply, logistics, operations, technology, and finance, we provide end-to-end support so that our customers can focus on their core business. Additionally, through a careful programme of growth and acquisition we have developed the company to suit particular markets, importantly retaining the local feel within that market and yet bringing the strength and stability of a truly global company.

    We operate in more than 3,000 airports, 1,200 sea ports and 1,000 fuel stations and depots in 200 countries and territories – with one million barrels of liquid products supplied every day and two million financial transactions processed every year, amounting to a strong balance sheet of $33 billion in 2017.

    Highly successful in the traditional market space, World Fuel Services are considered the experts when it comes to operating in challenging environments, be that in support of military operations, such as our comprehensive service provision in Afghanistan, or mining and industrial operations in hot and cold inhospitable parts of the world.

    In the volatile energy market, when fuel quality and surety of supply are key to the success of your business or operations, World Fuel Services is the strong, trusted partner that you need.


    Media Partners


    Combat Aircraft magazine

    Supporting Media Partners
    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.


    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.


    Air Forces Monthly

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

    AirForces Monthly magazine is devoted to modern military aircraft and their air arms, it provides the best military aviation news coverage from its global network of correspondents and is essential reading for anyone seeking a well-informed view. AirForces Monthly has built up a formidable reputation worldwide by reporting from places not generally covered by other military magazines.


    Naval Technology

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

    Naval-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on technology in the defence industry, covering projects, trends, products, services and more in the naval sector. With a team of journalists situated around the world, naval-technology.com, along with sister sites www.army-technology.com and www.airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important space. This is combined with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of naval equipment suppliers and their products, free white paper downloads and company press releases, making naval-technology.com the key point of reference for the naval sector.


    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


    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.


    Blog Before Flight

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.blogbeforeflight.net/

    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.


    SupplyChainBrain

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

    SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.


    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


    Homeland Security

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/

    HOMELAND SECURITY is a publishing house that produces specialist periodicals. “Homeland Security“ is a quarterly specialist periodical in German language and “Global Security“ is released twice a year in English language. They focus on international political, scientific, technical and additional up-to-date challenges arising from the sectors of safety and security, civil protection, disaster assistance and security research. The periodicals aim at decision makers in politics, ministries, public services and industry. Our specialist editorial team is located all over the world (e. g. USA, Canada, Australia, Asia). Accordingly, reporting is being carried out on the spot. Please have a look at a sample issue of our magazine “Global Security”: http://www.homeland-sec.de/en/epaper-global-security/


    Air International

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

    Over the years, AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage across the full spectrum of aviation subjects. With more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation, we have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.


    Technologies.org

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://www.technologies.org

    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.


    Universal Freight Organisation

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

    Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


    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.


    Picante

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.picante.today/

    PICANTE is a news-publishing website that digests the latest news about technology, entertainment, lifestyle, finance and politics and serves them to you daily. You will find the latest in AI, mobile technology, home-land security, data analytics, fashion, pop & movie culture, political developments and much more. http://www.picante.today/


    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.


    Edumaritime

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://www.edumaritime.net/

    EduMaritime is a maritime and logistics education, training, Internship, Career, News & Job resources portal. It provides the most valuable and accurate information and tools in maritime, logistics & supply-chain management, merchant marine, marine engineering, naval architecture, shipping management, ship broking, sailing, and other related areas worldwide including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.


    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.


    Copybook - Military

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.copybook.com/military

    Copybook’s global military network is designed to facilitate business between defence contractors, governments and defence procurement companies worldwide. We cover the latest military news, developments, events, exhibitions and we help promote military products through working with specific military experts. If you supply to the military, you can simply add your company for free today. You can then network with other military suppliers, arrange meetings and network at leading military events worldwide. SIGN UP FOR FREE today! Copybook – Your Global Business Network


    Defense Conference

    Supporting Media Partners
    https://www.marketanalysis.com

    www.marketanalysis.com is a publication of Market Research Media. 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.


    ARMSCOM.net

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.armscom.net

    ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


    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.


    Freightbook

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    Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options.


    Army Technology

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    Army-technology.com brings you up-to-date international news and features on the defence industry, covering military projects, trends, products, services and more in the army sector. With a team of journalists around the world, army-technology.com, along with sister sites naval-technology.com and airforce-technology.com, is the only business service that focuses on the technologies required by military personnel and companies working in this important field. When you combine this with one of the most comprehensive and detailed listings of military equipment suppliers, products and services, free white paper downloads and company press releases, you see why army-technology.com is the key point of reference for the defence industry.


    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.


    Aviation News

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    http://www.aviation-news.co.uk/

    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    Project Cargo Network

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    http://www.projectcargonetwork.com

    Project Cargo Network (PCN) was formed in August 2010, as an organisation dedicated to the world's top project cargo and heavy lift specialists who want to increase their business by either referring one another or doing business directly with one another. The network is now an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association with over 235 Members located in 105+ countries.


    Defence Suppliers

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    Defence-Suppliers provides a unique platform to present your latest equipment and systems to the world's defence and security industry. We are a key information resource for MODs, DODs, decision makers, governments, prime contractors, service chiefs, defence ministers, police forces and system integrators. Delivering a comprehensive breakdown of products and services from leading industry contractors, with up-to-date news and press releases when developments occur. With links to all the major industry events, the portal provides an opportunity for visitors to develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities.


    Soldier Modernisation

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    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.


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    Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.

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    Novotel Budapest Centrum

    Hotel Novotel Budapest Centrum 4* is a beautiful 100 years old building in art nouveau style, located in the city centre, close to Keleti railway station. Easy access by public transport (metro and tram stations are next to the hotel) or car. Many key attractions are within 10-15 minutes’ walk.
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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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