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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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Airborne ISR - 13/09/2016

Preparing ISR Operators for Current and Future Operations: An Overview of Training Doctrine and Procedure within the RAF

ISR Training will be extensively covered at this year’s Airborne ISR by the Royal Air Force

Effective training is vital for a robust and versatile ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) capability. When developing the practices and technologies required for information superiority, leading military nations apply different techniques to train their Air Forces. Explore some of these cutting edge ideas at this year’s highly anticipated Airborne ISR conference, taking place in Central London on the 26th and 27th October 2016.

Presentation on air ISR training by the RAF: Preparing ISR Operators for Current and Future Operations: An Overview of Training Doctrine and Procedure within the RAF. Covering:

  • Current perception of the operational environment and how this translates to training requirements
  • An overview of the QWI course and its adaptation to meet these challenges

Training methods utilised will be presented by Squadron Leader Andy Bain, Officer Commanding QWI and Sentinel Training, 54R Squadron of the RAF and Squadron Leader Steve Knight, Officer Commanding Rivet Joint and SHADOW Training, 54R Squadron of the RAF.

The 2-day defence event will also include 19+ sessions of military and industry, expert led presentations and panel discussions, delivering market leading insight and innovative strategies on the full range of: direction, collection, process & dissemination.

Expert speakers for Airborne 2017 include: Joint Forces Command UK, United States Air Force, French Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Ministry of Defence Spain, Defence Command Denmark, DSTL, RUSI, NATO and more TBA!

The event brochure has been recently updated to incorporate new speakers, time slots and sessions. This can be downloaded from the website today!

Further information on the two-day conference or to book at the £100 off, early bird rate, visit:

Airborne ISR
26th - 27th October 2016
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK  

Sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

Delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

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

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