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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 Weapons Systems - 14/06/2016

Attendee List Released

Now firmly established as the leading conference taking place in 2016 for Armoured Vehicle experts focused on smart munitions, fire control and target acquisition, SMi’s Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems conference, taking place on 28th - 29th June 2016 in London, is only 2 weeks away!

Recently confirmed attendees come from companies including: Nexter Systems, Rheinmetall Landsysteme, Microflown AVISA and Kongsberg. If you work in this market and could benefit from learning, benchmarking and networking with both military programme managers and industry at the cutting edge of developments in armoured vehicles weapons systems, register now to secure your place.

Plus, don't miss the interactive pre-conference workshop taking place on 27th June 2016:

Optimising Armoured Vehicle Programme Management: from the Definition of Requirements to Effective Practices for Trials and Development

Hosted by: Mr Dave Leeming, Research Director, Ordnance Test Solutions Ltd, UK

Key Military Speakers Briefing at the Event Include:

  • Colonel Glenn Dean, Program Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO Ground Combat Systems, United States Army
  • Colonel Márcio Callafange Jr, Chief of the Armoured Vehicles Section, Brazilian Army Materiel Directorate, Brazil
  • Colonel (ret) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate to the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, Tank Automotive Research Engineering Centre (TARDEC), United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Waugh, Commanding Officer, Armoured Fighting Vehicle Gunnery School, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Scott McKenzie, Director Armament Sustainment Program Management, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Major Xavier Lepiouffe, Technical Manager of GRIFFON & JAGUAR Vehicles for SCORPION Programme, DGA, France
  • Brigadier Ben Barry (ret), Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, Defence and Military Analysis Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Dr Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor, Mounted Close Combat, British Army
  • Mr Florian Wiss, Fire Support Manager, JAGUAR Vehicles, DGA, France
  • Mr Falko Fanslau, Business Development Officer, OCCAR
  • Mr Giorgio Scappaticci, Head of Weapons Systems and Equipment Support, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Secretary Miha Matek, Head of Armament Project Management Division, Ministry of Defence, Slovenia
  • Mr Dave Leeming, Research Director, Ordnance Test Solutions Ltd, UK

International Programmes Represented at the Conference Include:

  • Stryker: USA
  • JAGUAR: France
  • BOXER: Germany
  • Ajax: UK
  • Leopard 2: Canada

With many registering their teams to attend next month, places are filling up fast. Here are just some of the industry's big names and military's global leaders sending delegates to Future Armoured Vehicles Weapons Systems:


  • Curtiss-Wright
  • CTA International
  • FN Herstal
  • Kongsberg Defence & Space
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Meggitt Defence Systems
  • Microflown AVISA
  • Nexter Systems
  • Orbital ATK
  • Pearson Engineering
  • Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH
  • WITTENSTEIN motion control       

Military and Government:

  • Brazilian Army
  • British Army
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • DGA
  • NATO
  • Slovenian MOD
  • UK MOD
  • Turkish MOD 

Download the Preliminary Attendee List to see who you can be networking with at

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