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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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SMi Presents: - 04/01/2016

Future Armoured Vehicles India Masterclass 2016

It's time to make plans for 2016, so don't miss the chance to attend any of the upcoming defence security masterclass ‘Future Armoured Vehicles India Masterclass 2016’, taking place 6th April 2016 in London.

The armoured vehicle is at the heart of all ground based defence operations and continues to be an essential asset of the Indian Armed Forces.

With ongoing modernisation announced, and the likelihood of 2,500 new Armoured Vehicles being procured in the coming 18 months, never has there been a more exciting time for international defence industry to try and get into this highly active market place.

Whether it be pitching for midlife upgrades of the BMP-2 vehicles or seeking to be selected as a partner or component provider for the new FUTURE INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLE (FICV) and FUTURE READY COMBAT VEHICLE (FRCV), this master class will provide you access to key information on who to contact and how best to engage with the Mechanised Forces, the team behind the Armoured Vehicle fleet of the Indian Army.

Not only will our expert leader describe in detail the existing and forthcoming offset arrangements needed to enter this lucrative market, but he will also outline how the various stakeholders collaborate to make decisions on procuring Armoured Vehicle Systems and Technology.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book by 29th January to save £100 – Book by 29th February to save £50


  • Gain essential insight into the Indian Armed Forces Armoured Vehicle modernisation roadmap
  • Learn how best to approach key decision makers in the Indian AV programmes including the Directorate of Mechanised Force
  • Understand the dynamics of doing business in India: from ‘contact to contract’
  • Meet and network with one of the most influential senior retired cavalry officers from the Indian Armed Forces
  • Hear what mid-life upgrades to may most appeal to your business offerings
  • Advance your future business in India and improve geographical expansion of your company

Colonel AK Sharma, Former Cavalry Officer and Independent Defence Consultant, India
A cavalry officer, Col Sharma commanded 74 Armoured Regiment and participated in Operation PARAKRAM. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, he has attended a number of instructional and technical courses with distinction and holds a B Tech in ‘Electronics and Telecom Engineering’. He has held important instructional, staff and command appointments during his career in the Army spanning 27 years, including command of a Battalion at the prestigious Indian Military Academy. He was appointed the Dean of Faculty of Studies and Chief Instructor at the Armoured Corps Centre and School, Ahmednagar.

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