Accessibility Information and Accesskeys | Skip navigation
SMi Group Ltd

Global Event Producing Company

The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

Our aim is to provide you with the highest Quality Events in Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors, which are timely, relevant and important to you and your company!

We pride ourselves on being connected to the best and most Knowledgeable Expert speakers in your business sector. We believe in bringing you together with your peers in order to Learn, Engage, Share and Network with the very best. We hold events in over 30 major cities throughout the world including London, Paris, Singapore and have welcomed over 200k participants from 80 countries to our events.

We are Experts in knowing Experts and have been bringing you this Expertise since 1993!

Company Details Press Releases Contact Company

11th Annual MilSpace Situational Awareness Conference - 27/01/2016

Italian Air Force to unveil their Military Space Situational Awareness Strategy for the 21st Century

Italian Air Forces will be speaking at the SMi’s Military Space Situational Awareness 2016 in London

SMi are delighted to announce Colonel Piero Serra, Chief of Air and Space Policy, Italian Air Force, will be speaking on Day One of the Military Space Situational Awareness Conference. His unique presentation entitled "Italian Military Space Situational Awareness Strategy for the 21st Century", will review the SSA capability of the Italian Armed Forces, assets available to the Italian Armed Forces in Space and how these can be enhanced and further collaboration with industry to maximise SSA for future Italian operations.

Military Space Situational Awareness 2016 will bring together Military Space users and private industry specialists from around the world to discuss the challenges of gathering information in space and how they can be overcome through intimate cooperation and research and development.

For more information or to register visit the event website

5 Key presentations of 2016 include:

  • Current Research into Advanced Space Awareness Technologies for Improved Global Coverage - Lieutenant Colonel Larry Gunn, Program Manager, DARPA
  • The Austrian Approach to Military Space Situational Awareness - Brigadier General Friedrich Teichmann, Director, Geospatial Department, Austrian Armed Forces
  • The Spanish Military Space Programs: Assets, Problem and Answer - Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • SSA Challenges And Germany's Contribution To An International Approach - Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Spangenberg, Director, German Space Situational Awareness Centre, Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • The French Military Approach to Space Situational Awareness - Colonel Franck Schrottenloher, Commander, Environmental Control Office, Joint Space Command

Joining the above for the unrivalled speaker line up for 2016 will also include leading experts from Swedish FOI, Brazilian Armed Forces, Swedish Defence Material Administration, European Space Agency, UK Space Agency, London Institute of Space Policy and Law, Air University (USA) and more.

The full agenda is available to download from the event website

There is currently an early bird offer saving £200 off the conference price which is available until 29th January 2016.

For delegate enquiries contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or email

For sponsorship enquiries contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email

For media enquiries contact Julia Rotar on +44 (0) 207 827 6088 or email

11th annual MilSpace Situational Awareness Conference
18-19 April 2016,
London, UK
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6054

Press Releases

25/01/2018 Air Mission Planning and Support UK, US and Norway continue to move forward with F-35 Air Power Projection More
25/01/2018 Helicopter Technology Central Eastern Europe Bell Helicopters and Leonardo to sponsor SMi's Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe Conference More