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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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Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2016 - 10/02/2016

A preliminary list of attendees released. Registration closing soon

SMi’s highly anticipated conference Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology will take place next week on the 15th and 16th February in Rome, Italy.

With the event just 5 days away, this is the last chance to secure a place at SMi's Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference. This truly global conference features attendees from all over the world including Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.  A list of preliminary attendees has been released and can be downloaded from the event website. Please visit

The 2-day event programme will cover a variety of topics including: Procurement projects for multiple ISR platforms including UAVs and maritime patrol aircraft, Operational experiences conducting maritime missions, International coastguards' experience and border control, R&D: Maritime surveillance systems, International cooperation; Information sharing, Search and rescue missions and so much more.

For further information or to download the full agenda please visit the event website

Speaker Line Up 2016 includes:

  • Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Head of Ships Department, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office 
  • Captain Vittorio Pagotto, Head of Operations Office, Italian Coast Guard 
  • Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, Swedish Coast Guard 
  • Commander Bow Wheaton, Maritime Capability Aviation, Royal Navy
  • Gerard O’Flynn, SAR Operational Manager, Irish Coast Guard 
  • Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force 
  • Captain Bryan Durkee, Commander CTF-67, US Navy 
  • Jonathan Locke, Senior Scientist, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO 
  • Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Chief of Staff, NATO MARCOM  
  • Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence 
  • Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Gerard O'Flynn, SAR Operational Manager, Irish Coast Guard
  • Captain Mustafa Civelek, Head of Research & Project Development Management and Coordination Division, Turkish Navy HQ
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA 
  • Alon Podhurst, VP of Sales, Windward
  • Maria Angelucci, Maritime Product Manager, e-Geos
  • John Beckner, Managing Director, Horizon Technologies

Real solutions will be presented and offered within the MR&ST exhibition. Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology gold sponsors include PAE and e-GEOS. Sponsors and exhibitors for 2016 include ASTER, Capita, Civitanavi Systems, Horizon Technologies, MDA Systems, ORBCOMM, Thuraya and Windward.

Limited sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email

Places are limited so to register please visit the event website or contact Salim Al-Souss on +44 (0) 207 827 6056 or email

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference
15th - 16th February 2016           
Rome, Italy
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Delegates: Contact Salim Al-Souss on +44 (0) 207 827 6056, 

Sponsors/Exhibitors: Contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130, 

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