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SMi Group Ltd

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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.

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Air Mission Planning and Support - 12/01/2017

Registration Opens for 8th Annual Air Mission Planning and Support Conference 2017

Registration is now live for Annual Air Mission Planning and Support Conference 2017.

SMi Group is delighted to announce that registration is now open for its 8th annual Air Mission Planning and Support Conference 2017 sponsored by BAE Systems.

A key theme of this conference will be uncovering how leading nations are delivering their most advanced air mission planning and support systems to date. Focusing on the strategies used to shape present and future structures of Air Force’s around the world.

This year SMi Group is thrilled to present their most senior and international edition yet, with an unrivalled speaker line-up of 22 Commanding Officers and industry leaders; experts in both the planning phase and operational support of air missions.

SMi has released the brochure from the event website to view the full two-day agenda.


  • 8th annual conference in Europe dedicated to air mission planning and support strategies
  • Detailed updates of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Programme – NEW!
  • Hear from 8 different nations: Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, UK and USA
  • Hear about the latest technology updates.


1)     HOST NATION ADDRESS: The Challenges of Today’s and Tomorrow’s Air Operations
Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB CBE, Former Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force

2)     KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Improving Interoperability Between Partner Air Forces in Order to Better Operate in Any Type of Environment
Air Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director, European Air Group

3)     Developing and Acquiring the F-35, the Next-Generation Strike Aircraft Weapon System for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and Allied Nations
Colonel Mikel Words Huber, F-35/PEO JSF Representative and Liaison to the US Marine Corps, US Marine Corps

4)     Operational Capabilities of the 3° Stormo and the Air Expeditionary Task Force Combat Service Support (AETF CSS)
Colonel Pietro Spagnoli, Commander 3rd Stormo, Italian Air Force

In addition, there will also be an exclusive half-day pre-conference workshop Tuesday 4th April 2017, St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, London, United Kingdom on: “Effectively Presenting Air Mission Planning and Support Solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and the Royal Air Force”. To be led by Mr. Nick Cox, Director, Defence & Aviation, WhiteFlare Consulting.

For more information or to attend this conference, visit the event website:

For media enquiries, contact Shannon Cargan on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Air Mission Planning and Support
5th and 6thApril 2017
London, United Kingdom

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