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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.

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Air Mission Planning and Support - 23/11/2017

Agenda released for Air Mission Planning and Support 2018

The agenda has been released for SMi’s Air Mission Planning and Support conference, taking place in London on 17th and 18th April 2018

The Air Mission Support market is active and operationally relevant as ever. With an aversion to placing boots on the ground in combat zones such as Syria and Iraq, air power is increasingly relied upon to project force. Commanders and procurers of air assets continue to seek new means of enhancing the combat effectiveness of their platforms. To do so, effective mission planning, real time support, and de-briefing is required.

SMi's two-day Air Mission Planning and Support conference will explore the technology and strategies necessary to take air mission planning into the next generation, providing agile end-to-end mission support to air crews. The conference will deliver an examination of emerging technologies in key areas, presented by industry and research leaders. This will be combined with operational case studies and key programme updates from commanders and military project leaders, to develop key requirements and solutions for enhancing air mission planning and execution

Highlights for 2018 conference include:

  • NEW FOR 2018 - Listen to air capability delivery and development insights from two major air forces - UK and USA
  • Hear perspectives from the Royal Jordanian Air Force on air mission planning and support
  • Discover technological upgrades and advancements for 5th generation aircraft and systems
  • Learn how to respond to emerging global threats through maximising joint air capabilities
  • Immerse yourself in mission support training and simulation

Snapshot of 2018 speakers

  • Major General Youssef al-Hnaity, Air Force Commander, Royal Jordanian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Lincoln Taylor, Air Capability Delivery, Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore Julian Ball, Air Capability Development, Royal Air Force
  • Colonel Michael Rider, Commander, USAFE-AFAFRICA Warrior Preparation Centre, US Air Force
  • Group Captain Niclas Lagerbäck, Head of Operational Team, Swedish Air Force Combat Simulation Centre, FLSC, Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Strange, Commander, 13th Air Support Operations Squadron, US Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Christoffer Eriksen, Technical Executive Officer, Royal Norwegian Air Force

There is currently a £400 early bird registration discount for bookings made by 15th December visit for more details.

Air Mission Planning and Support
17th-18th April 2018
London, UK

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