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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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Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016 - 23/06/2016

Registration open!

Following the success of last year's inaugural meeting, Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns to London 23-24 November 2016, once again seeking to bring together those at the forefront of survivability development for the armoured vehicle and its occupants.

With a key focus on the technologies and concepts of operation for enhanced survivability, this unique conference focuses on the collaboration between military and industry and invites not only the programme managers and operational commanders at the forefront of armoured vehicle procurement and use, but also the lead engineers, chief scientists and technical directors from the vehicle manufacturers themselves, who create the platforms and technologies at the heart of armoured vehicle protection.

2016 New Military and Government Speakers

  • Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
  • Brigadier General Derek Macaulay, Chief of Staff Army Strategy, Canadian Army
  • Colonel William Nuckols, Director for Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army
  • Colonel Dag Søberg, Director Armaments Branch, Norwegian Army Staff
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Director Capability Integration, Manoeuvre Branch, United States Marine Corps
  • Colonel (retd) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, United States Army
  • Professor Bryn James, Head of Armoured Protection, DSTL, UK
  • Mr Perry Wells, Senior Project Manager, National Research Council, Canada
  • Chairman: Brigadier Simon Deakin (retd), Former Director Force Development, British Army

The 2016 agenda is currently being finalised. For a glimpse of what to expect at this year's highly anticipated event, preview last year's Industry Speaker Panel and Attending Organisations:

Last Year's Industry Expert Speakers

  • Mr Dan Lindell, Platform Manager - Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Mr Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC
  • Dr Bryan Vaughan, Head of Materials, Lockheed Martin UK
  • Mr Gary Hines, Head of Protected Vehicles, Thales Australia
  • Mr Mark Dean, Head of Survivability and Mechanical Engineering, General Dynamics UK
  • Mr David Lebaillif, Vehicle and Protection Design Engineer, Nexter Systems
  • Mr Javier Garcia, Chief Engineer, Survivability Development, FNSS Defence Systems

For further programme updates and to download the event flyer, visit

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