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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!

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2nd annual Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum conference - 17/02/2016

Many experts are choosing THE ALTERNATIVE Soldier Modernisation Meeting of 2016-why?

Join SMi Group’s 2nd Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement (SETAF) and play a direct role in the only discussion based forum for the soldier community.

SETAF 2016 will bring together military and industry experts to lead focused discussion groups and help participants drill down on the latest strategic, technical and scientific research, all designed to allow those at the forum to return to their organisations better equipped to solve the next big programme challenges.


1)   EXPERTISE: With over 20 years of experience organising high level defence meetings, SMi is delighted to present SETAF 2016, providing the perfect location and audience to discuss the latest achievements in redefining soldier equipment strategies for complex operational environments. Visit to download event brochure.

2)   UNIQUE EVENT FORMAT: 21 leading experts commit their time to this alternative event where the very proposition itself is no PowerPoint presentations. Instead SETAF offers focused discussions from technical experts all designed to help you return to your programme better equipped to advance your dismounted infantryman’s future capability.

3)   UNRIVALED SPEAKERS LINE UP: With top-ranking military officers representing 10 nations and leading soldier programmes experts all under one roof, this is the event you cannot afford to miss. Our expert speaker line up 2016 includes key decision makers from the military sector (US Army, DSTL (UK), British Army, German Army, Swedish Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence (Netherlands)) and the industry sector (BAE Systems, Sagem, Rheinmetall Electronics, Thales) and many more.

4)   17 UNIQUE DISCUSSIONS GROUPS: Join SMi in London as they ask questions such as: How can the soldier have the most effective equipment that is as light as possible, is protective and has sustainable power? Where is the trade-off between weight reduction, sustainability and soldier system effectiveness? How to effectively deliver data to the dismounted soldier for increased situational awareness and decisive decision making? How to enhance dismounted operations through the use of robotics? What are the latest night vision technologies available to the dismounted soldier? And so much more! 2-day event programme includes 17 unique discussions. Visit to download.

5)   OVER 20 HOURS OF INFORMAL NETWORKING: more than at any other soldier system meeting in 2016! Confirmed attendees include representatives from Ministry of Defence Singapore, Thales Norway, Bundeswehr, Ultra Electronics, MOD Abbeywood, Otis Technology, Bren-Tronics, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Fokker Special Products, and many more. Unique opportunities for discussion, including 2 morning coffee breaks, 2 networking lunches and 2 afternoon tea sessions. Make new contacts and form the relationships you can count on in the future. Visit to register.

Don't forget to extend your stay to attend the post-conference workshop on 'Mastering Soldier Programme Management: Defining Requirements and Optimising Acquisitions' led by the conference chairman Colonel (ret) Richard Hansen from the US Army.

2nd annual Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum conference
14th – 15th March 2016
London, UK
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Contact number: Paul Deller on +44 (0) 207 827 6194
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