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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.

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Land Forces Simulation and Training Conference - 19/01/2017

King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre, Jordan, Confirmed to Speak at Land Forces Simulation and Training 2017

Land Forces Simulation and Training conference will bring the best of the simulation and training community together just four weeks from now

In the run-up to the Land Forces Simulation and Training conference, event producers, SMi Group have added Mr. Samer Haddad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Centre, Jordan to the focused agenda. Mr. Haddad’s presentation, entitled; ‘Delivering State-of-the-Art Training for Special Operations and Security Force’, will cover: KASOTC history and current capabilities, live and simulated training facilities, after-action review capabilities for training analysis, and future plans for development of training facilities to meet adapting mission types.

Taking place in London on the 13th and 14th February 2017, Mr. Haddad will be joining an unrivalled international speaker line-up of military and industry experts involved in land training and simulation from across the globe. Expert speakers for 2017 include senior representatives from: British Army, NATO M&S COE, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Canadian Army, DSTL, U.S Army Europe, Polish Land Forces Military Academy, NATO C3 Agency, U.S Army PEO STRI, Czech Ministry of Defence, NATO JEWCS, German Armed Forces, Romanian Army, Belgium Army, TNO and Callowlake Associates Ltd.

The highly anticipated conference will allow attendees to explore and discuss how to optimize the effectiveness, cost, efficiency, and interoperability of training for individual nations and their allies. Keynote presenters for 2017 include:

  • Brigadier General Aguto, Commanding Officer, 7th Army Training Command, U.S Army Europe
  • Lieutenant Colonel Hemingway, Product Manager, Live Training Systems, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation, United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jones, G5 Policy and Integration, Canadian Army Training and Doctrine Centre, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Rodgers, Assistant Head for Training Capability Development, UK MoD
  • Mr Patel, Senior Capability Advisor, Defence and Security Analysis, DSTL

At the event, attendees will have the chance to network with over 26 different organizations and 22 job titles. Latest Attendees include: Logos Simulation & Training, Canadian Army Doctrine & Training Centre + UK MoD Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) will be sending a delegation from the department of Soldier Training & Special Programmes.

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Land Forces Simulation and Training Conference
13th-14th February 2017
London, UK

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