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SMi Group is delighted to announce, the 2nd annual Defence Safety conference will convene in London on the 7th and 8th October 2019.

The aim of the conference is to review the safe delivery of defence capabilities and the parts that operational users, equipment and service delivery organisations and research and development play in defence safety. It will identify good practice to be learned from and inform the views of those who procure, provide and operate Defence equipment and services.

Last year's conference hosted 250 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 2019 Defence Safety Conference will feature briefings from across the air land and maritime domain, as well as from defence leaders from industry and policy makers.

As the only dedicated 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

Over 250 attendees in 2018-more expected in 2019

 

26 Engineer Regiment; Adelard LLP; ADS Group Limited; APSG; Army; Army Head Quarters; Army Headquarters; Army HQ; Australian Air Force; Babcock Aviation; Babcock International Group; BAE Operations Ltd; BAE Systems; BAE Systems Australia; Baines Simmons Limited; BMT; BMT Asset Performance Ltd; BMT Defence Services Ltd; Boeing Defence UK LTD; Brazilian Army Attache Office; British Army; British Army HQ; Burgess Consulting; Canadian Armed Forces; DE&S; DE&S - MoD; DE&S MOD; Defence Accident Investigation Branch; Defence Equipment & Support Organisation; Defence Fire Safety Regulator; Defence Land Safety Regulator; Defence Maritime Regulator; Defence Medical Services Regulator; Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator; Defence Ordnance Safety Group; Defence Ordnance Safety Regulator; Defence Safety Authority; Defense Attache Office; Department of National Defence, Government of Canada; DSA-DSPA; DSAE; Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; French Armed Forces; General Dynamics Land Systems UK Ltd ; German Ministry of Defence; GlobalData; Headquarters 3 Commando Brigade; Health and Safety Executive; HQ 3 (United Kingdom) Division ; HQ Force Troops Command; HQ RC - Ministry of Defence (Army); Italian Armed Forces ; Key Publishing Limited; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters; Leonardo Helicopters UK; Lockhead Martin UK; MAB; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; MBDA UK Ltd.; Military Aviation Authority; Ministry of Defence Netherlands; MOD; MODSAP; NATO Submarine Rescue System; Navy Command HQ; Navy Safety Centre; Netherlands Army; New Zealand Defence Staff; Norwegian Armed Forces; Norwegian Army; Nova Systems ; Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) ; OUSD(P&R) Personnel Readiness and Safety (PR&S); Permanent Representation of Ireland; QinetiQ; RAF; RAF High Wycombe; RAF Honington; RAFP; Rolls Royce; Royal Air Force; Royal Air Force Air Command 38 Group; Royal Air Force High Wycombe; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Marines, UK MoD; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Army; Royal Saudi Air Force; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Staff Field Army; Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters; Thales UK; The Daily Mail; The Pentagon; The Sun; TLM Nexus; UK MoD; United States Department of Defense; United States Marine Corps ; US Air Force; US Army Combat Readiness Center; US Embassy London; US Navy;

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Opening Remarks

9:00 Opening Keynote Address From The UK Defence Safety Authority

Air Marshal Sue Gray

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

  • An update on the strategic direction and priorities for the DSA 
  • Working with Defence stakeholders to ensure collaboration and a joint approach to safety
  • Safety governance and responsibility acrossUK Defence
  • the part industry have to play in delivering safety
  • Successes and future plans
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    9:30 Ensuring Safety Whilst Maximising Delivery Of UK Defence Equipment Programmes

    Timothy Rowntree

    Timothy Rowntree, Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD

    • Creating ownership and accountability for safety across the organisation
    • Working with complex teams to ensure a safety culture is created from the top down
    • Examples of safety risk and how we can do better
    • Working with fellow UK MoD departments to create a more coherent safety approach
     

    10:00 The Army's approach to the safety challenge is through effective Risk Management'

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell CBE

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell CBE, Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army

  • Leadership priorities for Army Safety
  • Reducing risk to personnel through enhanced accountability 
  • Future Priorities for optimising safety across the force
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Optimising Safety Though Enhanced Navy Training

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Rear Admiral William Warrender, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    • The role training plays in ensuring safety of Royal Navy personnel
    • Incorporating safety into all aspects of training
    • The rise in simulation based synthetic training and how this reduces risk to accidents at sea
     

    11:30 Saving Lives and Preserving Resources: The Evolution of the US Naval Safety Center

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt, Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy

    • Managing safety across a wide variety of naval disciplines: Surface Warfare, Submarine, Naval Aviation, Weapons and Training
    • Using safety to enable combat readiness
    • Evaluating recent accidents and how the lessons learnt are impact future safety standards
     

    12:00 Safety, Organisational Performance and Operational Success

    Commodore Stuart Henderson

    Commodore Stuart Henderson, Navy Safety Centre Director, Royal Navy

    • Using data and accident investigation information to improve safety
    • Creating and managing safety management systems
    • Creating a safety culture at all levels
    • Challenges of managing all Royal Navy assets
    o Aviation
    o Ships
    o Submarines
    • Recent successes and examples of where safety can enhance operational outcomes
     

    12:30 Improving Safety – A Wicked Problem

    Alasdair Stirling

    Alasdair Stirling, Engineering Services Director, Babcock International Group

    • Some recent experiences on the waterfront.
    • Approaches to improvement; people, processes, cultures.
    • Experiences so far.
    • Lessons Learned.
     

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Maximising Safety Across the Swedish Air Force

    Brigadier General Anders Persson

    Brigadier General Anders Persson, Deputy Commander Air Force , Swedish Air Force

    • Strengthening safety culture through leadership
    • Delivering safety across key operational platforms: JAS39 Gripen E
    • Considering cyber safety for complex aviation systems
    • Collaborating with Industry to ensure safety success
    • UAS safety: certification and regulatory implications
     

    14:30 The Air Force Safety Center: Delivering Maximum Air Effect Whilst Optimising Safety

    • The US Air Force’s priorities for platform and crew safety
    • Delivering Combat Readiness whilst ensuring safety
    • Managing a complex range of air related assets: Platforms, Weapons, Space and Nuclear
    • Leading safety: defining the right safety culture, accountability and governance
     

    Colonel Larry Nixon

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

    15:00 Safety Within The RAF; Now And In The Future

    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew, Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force Headquarters Air Command

    • How the RAF is maturing, communicating and empowering to go better, faster and with greater rigour.
    • Developing a Force that is risk and hazard aware, using processes to develop and enhance our outputs and not hold us back.
    • Continuously improving, with an effective learning culture.
     

    15:30 Optimising Safety Systems and Frameworks Across The Netherlands Army

    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Major General Kees Matthijssen, Deputy Commander , Netherlands Army

    16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Optimising Military Readiness Whilst Maintaining Safety: How the Department of Defense is Strengthening Safety Culture Across the Armed Forces

    Laura Macaluso

    Laura Macaluso, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Safety and Occupational Health, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) , US DoD

    17:00 The German Federal Ministry of Defence Safety Priorities To Enhance Military Readiness

    Michael  Brand

    Michael Brand , Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services , German Ministry of Defence

    17:30 Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:45 Registration & Coffee

    9:15 Opening Remarks

    9:30 Aviation Safety Considerations For The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm

    Rear Admiral Martin Connell

    Rear Admiral Martin Connell, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation and Carrier Strike) and Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm, Navy Command Headquarters

    • Current Royal Navy Aviation Systems in service
    • Balancing ship and air safety challenges
    • Certification of unmanned systems and the growth of disposable platforms at sea
    • Working with industry to design safety into existing platforms and systems
    • Examples of safety cases and implementing new systems for future risk avoidance
     

    10:00 The UK’s Military Aviation Authority’s (MAA) Strategic Update

    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell

    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell, Director Military Aviation Authority , UK MoD

    • Introduction to the regulatory challenge

    • Development of Air System Safety cases

    • Operating vs Operational risk, how does the MAA add value to op capability?

    • Development of the MAA and risk based assurance
     

    10:30 You May Be Doing More ‘Safety’ Than You Should

    • SMS versus Safety Case
    • Achieving a Living Safety Case
    • Avoiding common Safety Case pitfalls
    • Support to internal safety thinking
    • Avoiding safety entanglement: Achieving safety acceleration
     

    Jonathan West

    Jonathan West , Director, West Keeble Ltd

    Pat  Parker

    Pat Parker , Director, Corporate Governance Risk Ltd

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Overcoming Safety Challenges When Integrating New Land Equipment Into The Austrian Army

    Major General Norbert  Huber

    Major General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

    • An update on the Austrian Army’s equipment modernisation plans
    • Certification requirements and challenges when onboarding new defence equipment
    • Future plans to elevate defence safety across the Austrian Armed Forces
     

    12:00 Driving Safety Systems And Processes Across The Swedish Army

    Lieutenant Colonel Jorgen Forsberg

    Lieutenant Colonel Jorgen Forsberg, Ground Safety Inspector, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

    • How safety and risk mitigation are managed across the Swedish Army
    • Examples of where accidents could have been prevented with better safety training and awareness
    • The need for leadership
    • Working with industry to ensure Swedish platforms and systems are putting safety into design
     

    12:30 Recurrent & Supplementary Training to Improve Safety

    Richard Folkes

    Richard Folkes, Head of Safety, Leonardo Helicopters

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 The Netherlands Defence Safety Inspectorate: Strengthening Safety Ownership and Governance

    Wim Bargerbos

    Wim Bargerbos, Inspector General, Defence Safety Inspectorate, Ministry of Defence Netherlands

    - The role of the inspectorate in the safety organization
    - Our first year; learning and investigating
    - Politics and mandates for inspection
    - Craftsmanship, accidents and focusing on effectiveness
     

    14:30 Implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Management System for the Defence Team

    Jason Park

    Jason Park, Director, General Safety D Safe G, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

    • The Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is an organized and formal approach to achieve DND/CAF’s Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) policy commitments. The well-being of civilian employees and military members is of primary concern in the execution of every operational, technical, and administrative task.
    • The OHSMS, based on ISO:45001, will aid the DND/CAF in providing a safe and healthy work environment, preventing work-related injury and illness, and working towards continuously improving its OHS performance.
    • Challenges and opportunities that need to addressed as well as finding common ground among 15 Functional Safety Programs and 21 Organizations and Commands include:
    o OHS Leadership commitments and policy; clear organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities; standards for the consultation; and participation of Employees (Bargaining Agents) and military members;
    o Planning the management system through hazard identification and assessment of risk and opportunities, establishing compliance obligations, OHS objectives, and associated performance indicators;
    o Establishing Support through resources, defined competencies of employees and military members, OHS communication efforts, and governed OHS documentations;
    o Developing and implementing Operational controls to eliminate and reduce OHS risks, management of both change and procurement, and standards for emergency preparedness and response;
    o Evaluating Performance through monitoring and measurement, evaluation of compliance, internal audits, and management reviews; and
    o Continual Improvement through identifying incidents, non-conformities, and implementation of corrective actions.
     

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Sharing Safety Best Practices and Creating the Necessary Frameworks for Joint Operations

    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Colonel Marty Bedell, Director, CMC Safety Division, USMC

    • Updates from USMC safety Division
    • Working with international allied forces on mutual recognition and safety standards
    • HMS Queen Elizabeth working group update
     

    16:00 Optimising safety accountability, management and control on Australian Navy ships and ensuring alignment with Work Health and Safety legislation during maintenance periods

    Captain (N) Tony  Rayner

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner , Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy


     • How the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is developing effective worksite management during maintenance periods to reduce incidents and injuries to workers
    • Working collaboratively with Defence contracted organisations and military personnel to ensure safety ownership and accountability through a principle based framework which is applicable through the range of maintenance activities.
    • Ensuring the worksite management is aligned with Australian Safety Legislation and contextualised for the RAN
     

    16:30 Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

    Director General Defence Safety Authority, Ministry of Defence, UK
    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell

    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell

    Director Military Aviation Authority , UK MoD
    Alasdair Stirling

    Alasdair Stirling

    Engineering Services Director, Babcock International Group
    Brigadier General Anders Persson

    Brigadier General Anders Persson

    Deputy Commander Air Force , Swedish Air Force
    Commodore Stuart Henderson

    Commodore Stuart Henderson

    Navy Safety Centre Director, Royal Navy
    Jonathan West

    Jonathan West

    Director, West Keeble Ltd
    Laura Macaluso

    Laura Macaluso

    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Safety and Occupational Health, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) , US DoD
    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Deputy Commander , Netherlands Army
    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy
    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Timothy Rowntree

    Timothy Rowntree

    Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD

    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

    Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force Headquarters Air Command
    Air Marshal Gerry Mayhew

    Air Marshal Sue Gray

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

    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell

    Director Military Aviation Authority , UK MoD
    Air Vice Marshal Steve Shell

    Alasdair Stirling

    Engineering Services Director, Babcock International Group
    Alasdair Stirling

    Brigadier General Anders Persson

    Deputy Commander Air Force , Swedish Air Force
    Brigadier General Anders Persson

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy
    Captain (N) Tony  Rayner

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force
    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Director, CMC Safety Division, USMC
    Colonel Marty Bedell

    Commodore Stuart Henderson

    Navy Safety Centre Director, Royal Navy
    Commodore Stuart Henderson

    Jason Park

    Director, General Safety D Safe G, Department of National Defence, Government of Canada
    Jason Park

    Jonathan West

    Director, West Keeble Ltd
    Jonathan West

    Laura Macaluso

    Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Safety and Occupational Health, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Personnel Readiness & Safety) , US DoD
    Laura Macaluso

    Lieutenant Colonel Jorgen Forsberg

    Ground Safety Inspector, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
    Lieutenant Colonel Jorgen Forsberg

    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell CBE

    Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army
    Lieutenant General Christopher Tickell CBE

    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Deputy Commander , Netherlands Army
    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Major General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
    Major General Norbert  Huber

    Michael Brand

    Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services , German Ministry of Defence
    Michael  Brand

    Pat Parker

    Director, Corporate Governance Risk Ltd
    Pat  Parker

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Commander US Navy Safety Centre , US Navy
    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Martin Connell

    Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation and Carrier Strike) and Rear Admiral Fleet Air Arm, Navy Command Headquarters
    Rear Admiral Martin Connell

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Richard Folkes

    Head of Safety, Leonardo Helicopters
    Richard Folkes

    Richard Folkes

    Head of Safety, Leonardo Helicopters
    Richard Folkes

    Timothy Rowntree

    Director Engineering and Safety, DE&S UK MoD
    Timothy Rowntree

    Wim Bargerbos

    Inspector General, Defence Safety Inspectorate, Ministry of Defence Netherlands
    Wim Bargerbos

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    Supporting Media Partners

    Supporters

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    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


    Abbott Risk Consulting

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

    Abbott Risk Consulting (ARC) is an independent Safety, Engineering and Risk Management Consultancy, providing services to high hazard industries including Defence, Nuclear, Oil and Gas and Rail sectors. ARC employs over 190 highly experienced and qualified consultants and has offices throughout the UK and Australia.

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



    BAE Systems

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

    At BAE Systems, we help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in more than 40 countries. From state of the art cyber threat detection to flight control systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their advantage. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.


    BMT

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

    BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment and maritime transport sectors. We work with Defence organisations on a range of programmes to ensure the safe and optimised performance of a nation’s military capability. We have helped to develop some of the most important defining safety standards, and supporting documentation, in today’s UK military maritime environment. Our experience includes:
    • Independent safety auditing and assessment (ISA)

    • Identification of safety related hazards using:

    • Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs)

    • Hazard Analysis (HAZAN)

    • Structured What-If Technique (SWIFT).

    • Application of safety management tools and techniques including:

    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

    • FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis)

    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA)

    • Bowtie.

    BMT is currently providing technical support to the DSA’s Defence Maritime Regulator.


    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


    IHS Janes

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.janes.ihs.com

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    Crisis Response Journal

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.crisis-response.com/

    Crisis Response Journal is the international publication focusing on response, resilience, continuity and security issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. CRJ analyses past events to draw vital lessons for the future, while constantly scanning the horizon to identify and help mitigate new threats.


    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.


    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


    Defense-update.com

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

    Defense Update highlights worldwide defense programs, including; land warfare covering armor and infantry and support elements,aerospace, naval, C4ISR, EW, Cyber Warfare, intelligence and net-centric warfare, unmanned systems and robotics, and homeland defense. Written by experienced defense journalists from different nations, with contribution by analysts specializing in different fields, Defense Update provides comprehensive coverage of specific defense related topics, including Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV), Future Combat Systems, Aerospace – and unmanned systems as well as robotics and Precision Strike weapons. It also covers in-depth analysis of developing trends in Command, Control, Communications and Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).


    Global Defence Technology

    Supporting Media Partners
    http://www.nridigital.com/global-defence-technology.html

    Global Defence Technology is the essential reading material for decision-makers in the defence industry, bringing you the latest news and insights in an exciting, interactive format. Produced by a team of experienced editors and contributors, this monthly magazine takes an in-depth look at defence procurement, market developments and the latest defence systems for land, air and sea. From major international equipment programmes to the next-generation technologies being developed in the labs of militaries and private manufacturers, GDT is keeping a finger on the pulse of the global defence industry.


    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.


    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

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    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.

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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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