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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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Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe - 14/04/2016

Industry spotlight provided by Draken International, CAE, Aero Vodochody and VR Group at Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe

SMi is delighted to announce that Zlin Aircraft has joined the highly anticipated Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe conference, taking place on 9-10 June in Prague, Czech Republic, as sponsors.

Furthermore, industry spotlights will be provided by CAE, Draken International, Aero Vodochody and VR Group who are all confirmed to present throughout the two-day event:

  • Feasibility and Sustainability of Jet Pilot Training in the 21st century
Jakub Fojtik, Head of Business Department - Defence & MRO Division, Aero Vodochody
  • Simulation and Air Force Integrated Training System

Ivo Gamba, Technical Director, VR Group

  • Contract Air Services: Building Partnership Aviation Capability

Saint Lehtinen, Business Development Director, Draken International

  • Integrated Training System Integration

Peter Eadie, Strategy and Business Development Manager - Defence and Security, CAE

As the Czech Air Force are looking to improve interoperability and maximise the effectiveness of their jet fighter fleets, they are actively seeking to establish an international training centre for regional pilots with support from NATO by 2018. Against this backdrop, SMi is proud to announce that Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe is being held with support from the Czech Air Force. The two-day programme will provide the ideal platform to discuss the implementation of new technologies such as simulated flight training and new advanced trainer aircraft into current pilot training systems for improved interoperability amongst regional partners, as well as conversion to more modern fighter jets in the wake of higher operational demands.

Event Highlights include:

  • Over 10 Air Force Commanders and Senior Training Officers confirmed to speak making this the most senior and focused Fast Jet Training meeting in the region!
  • Military Briefings from the Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and Germany
  • Dedicated focus on synthetic training, acquisition programmes and readiness
  • Real Solutions presented and offered within the Fast Jet Pilot Training Eastern Europe Exhibition

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

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