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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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SETAF 2016 - 07/03/2016

Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum: A preliminary list of attendees released. Registration closing soon

SMi’s highly anticipated 2nd Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum (SETAF) will take place in just over a week on the 14th and 15th March in London, UK.

With the event so close, this is the last chance to secure a place at SMi's Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum. SETAF 2016 will bring together military and industry experts to lead focused discussion groups and help participants drill down on the latest strategic, technical and scientific research, all designed to allow those at the forum to return to their organisations better equipped to solve the next big programme challenges.

With top-ranking military officers representing 10 nations and leading soldier programmes experts all under one roof, this is the event you cannot afford to miss. A list of preliminary attendees has been released and can be downloaded from the event website. Please visit

Our expert speaker line up 2016 includes key decision makers from the armed forces (US Army, British Army, German Army) Defence Research (DSTL UK, FFI Norway, Fraunhofer Institute Germany) as well as industry sector experts and engineers (SEA, 3m Svenska AB, BAE Systems, Sagem, Rheinmetall Electronics, Thales, Ultra-Electronics, Fokker Special Products B.V., Finmeccanica, PHOTONIS Netherlands B.V.) and many more.

Recently joining the speaker line up: Mr Thomas Willmann, Section Chief, Land Combat Missiles and Electro-Optics Section, NSPA will be chairing the discussion ‘Night Vision - Stream B: Practices for Procurement and In-service Support for Dismounted Soldier Optronics and Target Acquisition Systems’ taking place on Day Two of the forum.

Also newly added to the 2016 programme Mr Stephen Champion, Lecturer, Dismounted Weapon Systems, Defence Academy United Kingdom will be chairing the discussion on Day 1 entitled ‘Lethality Discussion Group Stream B: Weight and Ergonomic Considerations for the Soldier Personal Weapons System’. He will be joined by Colonel John Vest, Chief of the Soldier Branch, Manoeuvre, Aviation, Soldier Division, Army Capabilities Integration Centre, TRADOC, US Army.

For further information or to register please visit the event website

SETAF 2016 is proudly sponsored by SEA and 3m Svenska AB.

For sponsorship enquiries, contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

For delegate enquiries, contact Paul Deller on +44 (0) 207 827 6194 or

For media enquiries, contact Ina Luft on +44 20 7827 6732 or

2nd annual Soldier Equipment and Technology Advancement Forum (SETAF)
14 – 15 March 2016
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Contact Number: Paul Deller +44 20 7827 6194
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