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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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Future Soldier Technology 2017 - 16/11/2016

Two Chairmen and New Sponsor Revision Military, Announced for Future Soldier Technology 2017

US Army, British Army and Revision Military join Future Soldier Technology 2017

SMi Group is thrilled to announce two new conference chairmen for the third annual Future Soldier Technology, formerly known as Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum, taking place in London on the 13th -14th March:

  • Colonel (Ret’d) Richard Hansen, Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Rob O’Connor, Former Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit, British Army

QUOTE FROM THE CHAIRMEN: “There is a need for a high level meeting that brings together military experts involved in solder technology development and integration alongside leading industry solution providers to discuss how the latest advancements in technology can help soldiers succeed in their missions.

Through focused networking and soldier programme updates, Future Soldier Technology will bring together key stakeholders from across the community, to help the soldier of today and tomorrow advance. We firmly believe Future Soldier Technology is the perfect environment for this discussion, hence we will lend our support as chairmen.”

Colonel (Ret’d) Richard Hansen and Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d) Rob O’Connor will also be leading their own post-conference workshops on:
1) How to Do Business with the British Army for Soldier Modernisation Lieutenant Colonel
2) Black Swans and Soldier Programme Management: A Look inside the US Army Technology and Equipment Acquisitions from Capability Setting To Procurement

They will be joining an unrivalled speaker line-up of senior soldier modernisation experts from: Canadian Forces, Czech MoD, US Army Northern Warfare Training Center, United States Marine Corps, UK MoD, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, British Army, PEO Soldier Infantry Trials and Development Unit, Rheinmetall Electronics, Thales, DSTL, T N O Human Factors Research Institute and many more still TBA.

Visit the event website at:  to view the full conference agenda, or download a PDF brochure.

SMi are also pleased to announce Revision Military have confirmed their participation. Revision Military build high-performance protective solutions for the evolving needs of the modern soldier. Delegates will get the chance to meet them at this year's event.

Future delegates are advised to book before the 30th November to save £400 GBP.

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

Future Soldier Technology 2017
13th and 14th March 2017
London, United Kingdom

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