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SMi Group are proud to host the fourth annual Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems conference, which will convene in London on the 5th and 6th June 2019.

Now in its fourth year, the conference provides the ideal platform for a high-level meeting between key military personnel involved in munition and armament systems for armoured combat vehicles, and leaders from the most forward-thinking NATO-aligned military nations.

As armoured vehicles are required to operate across diverse environments and against varying enemy forces they need to be able to deliver the firepower required to eliminate these adversaries. Whether exploiting anti-tank guided missiles to counter larger armoured units, or beyond line of sight ranged artillery in support of advancing soldiers, modern armoured vehicles continue to rely a myriad of weapon systems to deliver the lethality required to achieve their mission objectives.

Analysing R&D in new armaments and munitions for armoured vehicles, generic modular designs that enable platform interoperability, targeting and tracking systems and operational feedback from training and gunnery exercises and schools, FAVWS promises to delve into the heart of lethality systems within international mounted formations. 
 


 

  • Keynote briefings from senior managers from leading armoured vehicle programmes from across the NATO-aligned world
  • A unique emphasis on developing versatile lethality capabilities by exploiting open electronic architectures and a modular approach to weapon system integration
  • Focused and high-level discussion featuring technical managers and project engineers from both military and industry
  • Generating knowledge and expertise following recent procurement processes within international militaries
  • Informal networking time factored in so that you can gather insight from peers and colleagues shaping and influencing armoured vehicle programmes

Australian High Commission; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems Hägglunds AB; British Army; Canadian Armed Forces; CMI Defence; CTA International, BAE Systems; CURTISS-WRIGHT Antriebstechnik GmbH; Defence and Security Organisation, Department for International Trade; Department for International Trade; DSTL; Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH; Eurolinks- SIPR Défense; FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S.; German Army; Hirtenberger Defence International Ltd; IHS Janes; InnaLabs; Israeli MoD; Janes Missiles & Rockets; KME; L3; Leonardo; LEONARDO, Land and Naval Defence; Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems Uk Limited; MOOG GmbH; Otokar Automotive and Defense Industry; Rheinmetall Canada Inc; Swedish Defence Research Agency - FOI; UAE GHQ; UK MoD; Ultra Electronics ; United States Army; US Army; Vetronics Research Centre;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

9:10 US Army Abrams Tank Weapon Systems Update

Jared Wysocki

Jared Wysocki, Modernization Program Officer, US Army

9:50 HITFACT® 105-120 mm - Heavy Firepower for wheeled vehicles and medium tanks

Mr Alessandro Tognetti

Mr Alessandro Tognetti, Capture & Development Manager - Land Products, LEONARDO, Defence Systems

  • Evolution of operational scenarios
  • The origin of Mobile Gun Systems
  • HITFACT® 105 - 120 mm Low Recoil Force Turret – Main Features
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The UK’s Future Ground Combat System Workstrands

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge, SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)

  • Update from DSTL
  • Prospects for the British Army
  • Future research
     
  • 11:40 Cockerill – A New Beginning in Lethality / Weapon Systems

    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck

    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck, Vice President, Marketing & Product Development (US) , CMI Defence

  • John Cockerill - New Beginning
  • Cockerill CPWS 2.0 update
  • Lethality solutions & product improvements
  • Innovation & Exploration
  • Simulation Advances
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 A Technical Assessment of JAGUAR Integrated Weapon Systems Capabilities

  • CTAS cannon and ammunition handling system, reducing signature and increasing firepower
  • Greater fire control and target acquisition for effectiveness across urban and open environments
  • Integrating missile launch capabilities for greater range and anti-tank capabilities
  • Ensuring effective armour across weapon systems for enhanced survivability
  • Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Captain Nicolas Sallien, Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Florian Wiss, Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA

    14:00 Future evolution of weapons and in particular a presentation on the 140 mm weapon of the future Franco -MGCS

    Mike Duckworth

    Mike Duckworth, Vice President Regional Sales, Nexter Systems

  • Weapon Systems at the core of the NEXTER Group strategy
  • Modern and innovative solutions covering weapon, ammunition and turret systems
  • Highlighting how NEXTER is prioritising its offer for current and future armoured vehicles
     
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Platform Based Loitering Munitions

    Mr Shane Cohen

    Mr Shane Cohen, VP Marketing & Sales, UVision Air Ltd

  • Smart and Lethal Loitering Concept
  • HERO Family for all Echelons
  • Operational Scenarios
  • Platform Based Examples
  • 15:50 Research and Development for Greater Beyond Line of Sight Firepower Capabilities

  • An S&T perspective on the development of new technology for greater beyond-line of sight firepower capabilities
  • Achieving greater range and accuracy in indirect fire
  • Testing and evaluating beyond-line of sight weapon systems
  • Challenges in integrating indirect fire systems onto armoured platforms
  • Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc, Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc, Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    9:10 Evolution or Revolution? The Future of Battlefield Lethality

    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Dr Mike Dalzell, Future Concepts Lead , Lockheed Martin UK

  • Game-changing technologies in Armoured Vehicle evolution since 1939
  • Developing a teaming approach:
  • Mounted-Dismounted Teaming
  • Direct-Indirect fires Teaming
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming
  • Is ‘lighter and faster’ a realistic aspiration?
  • A way forward
     
  • 9:50 M60T Modernization and Weapon System Considerations

    Mr Serhat Ozturk

    Mr Serhat Ozturk, Senior Expert Engineer/Project Engineer, Presidency of Defence Industrie, SSB

  • Current modernization plans for the M60T
  • Advancing Weapons System Capability
  • New Technologies and integration challenges
  • Delivering precision strike
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 BAE Hagglunds Approach To Modern and Intelligent Weapon Systems

    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Mr Edvard Kleberg, Manager Weapons and Fire Control Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB

  • The rise of automaton of weapon systems
  • Man and machine teaming
  • CV90 weapon systems successes
  • 11:40 Experimental communication architectures for integrated weapon systems

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis, Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre

  • Operation with non-safety-critical networks
  • End-to-end data integrity via cryptographic functions
  • Ultra low-latency communication middleware designs
  • Advanced Data Models for faster development, integration, and upgrades
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Industry Approaches to Modern Operational Threats

  • “Up-gunning” vs enhancements in munition systems
  • Providing capabilities to meet both mounted and dismounted requirements
  • Evaluating the importance of matching near-peer adversaries
  • Mr Alessandro Tognetti

    Mr Alessandro Tognetti, Capture & Development Manager - Land Products, LEONARDO, Defence Systems

    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck

    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck, Vice President, Marketing & Product Development (US) , CMI Defence

    Mike Duckworth

    Mike Duckworth, Vice President Regional Sales, Nexter Systems

    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Mr Edvard Kleberg, Manager Weapons and Fire Control Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB

    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Dr Mike Dalzell, Future Concepts Lead , Lockheed Martin UK

    14:00 Extended Realities – A Training & Simulation Perspective on VR, AR and related Technologies in Armoured Warfare

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Preparing soldiers for mounted combat with advanced AR simulation
  • The need for greater training and simulation as systems and battlefields become more complex
  • Future outlook for armoured land combat simulation and training
  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

    15:20 Close of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA
    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Jared Wysocki

    Jared Wysocki

    Modernization Program Officer, US Army
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    SO1 Lethality and 40mm CTCA Programme Manager , British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA
    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Shane Cohen

    Mr Shane Cohen

    VP Marketing & Sales, UVision Air Ltd
    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO

    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited
    Brigadier (ret'd) Ian Cameron-Mowat

    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Technical Manager Jaguar, DGA
    Captain Nicolas Sallien

    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Future Concepts Lead , Lockheed Martin UK
    Dr Mike Dalzell

    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Technical Manager, Vetronics Research Centre
    Dr. Periklis Charchalakis

    Jared Wysocki

    Modernization Program Officer, US Army
    Jared Wysocki

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Specialist-Land Platforms , Undersecretariat for Defence Industry
    Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Kerim Serkan Simais

    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    SO1 Lethality and 40mm CTCA Programme Manager , British Army
    Lieutenant Colonel Martin French

    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    SO1 Land Systems , Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Routledge

    Mike Duckworth

    Vice President Regional Sales, Nexter Systems
    Mike Duckworth

    Mr Alessandro Tognetti

    Capture & Development Manager - Land Products, LEONARDO, Defence Systems
    Mr Alessandro Tognetti

    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Mr Andy Fawkes

    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Manager Weapons and Fire Control Systems, BAE Systems Hägglunds AB
    Mr Edvard Kleberg

    Mr Florian Wiss

    Fire support manager of JAGUAR vehicle , DGA
    Mr Florian Wiss

    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Jelmer Korstanje MSc

    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck

    Vice President, Marketing & Product Development (US) , CMI Defence
    Mr Jonathan Scrabeck

    Mr Serhat Ozturk

    Senior Expert Engineer/Project Engineer, Presidency of Defence Industrie, SSB
    Mr Serhat Ozturk

    Mr Shane Cohen

    VP Marketing & Sales, UVision Air Ltd
    Mr Shane Cohen

    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Senior Scientist, Weapon Systems, TNO
    Mr Wim de Ruijter MSc

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    VENUE

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    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.

     

    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


    John Cockerill Defense

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    https://johncockerill.com/en/

    For 200 years, John Cockerill has been putting its expertise and its visionary spirit to the service of defense and the security of citizens. Thanks to a unique combination of skills in software engineering, ballistics and mecatronics, we conceive and develop complete and innovative solutions in the domain of weapons systems, including: * Modular Cockerill® gun turrets from 25 to 120 mm caliber, combining high fire power and light weight for high mobility armored vehicles and which guarantee performance and protection for the crew; * Technical and tactical training on Cockerill® systems with theoretical and practical courses, real firing and training on Agueris® simulators; * Virtual, immersive or on-board Agueris® simulators (fixed or mobile); * Lifecycle management for Cockerill® weapons systems from technical and human to Maintaining in Operational Condition, from modernization to documentation and including spare parts and tooling; * The development of new functionalities destined to constantly improve the capacities of Cockerill® systems. John Cockerill Defense has installations in Belgium, France, Spain, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Poland, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore.


    Leonardo

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

    Leveraging the design and integrated support of commercial and military aircraft, trainers and unmanned aerial vehicles, Leonardo has developed mission-specific aircraft. The C27J is the most flexible, robust and reliable tactical transport aircraft on the market. Designed to support a variety of missions such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and tactical transport and built to operate from short unpaved runways in the harshest environments. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms.


    Nexter

    Sponsors and Exhibitors
    http://www.nexter-group.fr/en

    Nexter, part of the KNDS Group, aims to meet the needs of French and foreign armies, through the design, development and production of complete defense systems; artillery guns and armored vehicles. Its field of activity extends to the supply of systems and ammunition for the air and naval forces. Nexter is the only system integrating French ground defense and is the manufacturer of a long line of vehicles such as the VBCI, TITUS®, and ARAVIS® armored vehicles as well as the CAESAR®, TRAJAN® and 105LG1 artillery systems. Nexter offers a range of services to support its customers throughout the life cycle of its products, from design to maintenance in operational condition. The group maintains its skills and know-how across its spectrum of activity and benefits from its integrative system-integrator position to better anticipate the needs of the armed forces and find global and appropriate responses - thus enabling it to be among the best in terrestrial defense and in terms of security: digital challenges, management of embedded energies (mobility, protection, stealth, etc.), robotics and drone.


    UVision

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

    UVision designs, develops and manufactures a family range of innovative, cost-effective, lethal loitering systems for customers worldwide. The HERO family is comprised of advanced loitering munitions systems, designed for different missions at various ranges using warheads of various types. Suitable for deployment from air, land and sea, these solutions meet the requirements of today’s new battlefield doctrines for combat operations in complex, dynamic environments.

    UVision solutions are tailored for unique flight qualities, advanced airborne guidance and navigation systems, precision attack munitions and C4 stations fully integrated with communication links. Built on 30 years of extensive field experience by a professional management and engineering team from both military and aeronautic backgrounds, UVision’s superior loitering solutions encompass end-to end components and sub-systems ? including control, communications, armaments and launch mechanisms – delivering a complete turn-key solution for customers.

    For more information on UVision, please visit www.uvisionuav.com


    Media Partners


    Army Technology

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

    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.


    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


    Warfare Today

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

    Warfare.Today is an online magazine devoted to current military operations and development, technology, defence news and security analysis. We draw on a massive range of sources to deliver holistic reporting across the defence sector, but with a primary bias towards the UK Armed Forces.


    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.


    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


    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.


    Homeland Security Research Corporation

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

    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 Express

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.defense-ua.com

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


    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.


    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.


    Defence and Security Alert

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.dsalert.org

    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.


    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA

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

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


    Defense Conferences

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    https://www.marketanalysis.com

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    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    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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    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:

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    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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