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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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Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology - 21/03/2017

The Advancement of Technological Innovation of Maritime Robotic Systems discussed this May

SMi will open its doors in London this May for the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference.

“The global unmanned underwater vehicles market is estimated to be worth $2.65 Billion in 2017-2021… The unmanned underwater vehicle market is experiencing an advanced rate of growth over the past years due to the increasing demand in commercial, defense and military and scientific research applications. This high scale of growth of the unmanned underwater vehicle industry is subsequently influencing the market, wherein new range of programs are being carried out to develop latest unmanned underwater technologies.” *(Source)

With the event subject being such a hot topic within the industry, Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2017 will bring together senior military personnel and industry leading experts to discuss the advancement of technological innovation of unmanned maritime systems.

The 2017 event will provide attendees with 17 presentations, two panel discussions and a pre-conference workshop. Across three days the following will be presented on: Reflecting on Exercise Unmanned Warrior, USVs, UUVs, future naval operations, mine warfare, manned-unmanned teaming, autonomous vs remote controlled systems, role of NATO, off-board sensor systems and so much more…

Featuring in the line-up includes Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff from the Royal Navy UK who is lending his support for the conference. He will also be joined by Polish Navy, German Navy, FFI, ONR Global, NATO CMRE, DSTL, NATO Allied Maritime Command, FMV, TNO and more.

To view the full programme with all speakers and their presentations or for those wanting to attend visit the event website on

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 31st of March to save £100 off the conference price.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2017 Gold Sponsor – Liquid Robotics

For sponsorship packages: Contact Justin Predescu +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or e-mail

For delegate enquiries: Contact Thomas Cox on +44 (0)20 7827 6066 or email

For media enquiries, contact Zoe Gale on +44 20 7827 6138 or

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology
24 -25 May 2017
London, UK          
Contact e-mail:
Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6066
Gold Sponsor – Liquid Robotics


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