Soldier Equipment Technology Advancement Forum

  • Type: International security
  • 14 - 15 Mar, 2016
  • London, United Kingdom (UK)
  • London, United Kingdom (UK)
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Event Overview:

Smi Group’s soldier equipment technology advancement forum conference and exhibition returns to London this march for its 3rd year

Building on the positive feedback and success of our previous meeting in Oslo, the second instalment of SETAF shall seek to bring together soldier modernisation programme managers, technical leaders from industry, leading researchers and end users, to proactively advance and develop optimum approaches to dismounted soldier capability.

With its unique and interactive format, we maintain our original belief in “No Attendees only participants”, with the entirety of our attendees playing an active role in the development of ideas. Unlike other events, SETAF is designed around a combination of panel discussions and focused discussion groups, run by co-chairs who are experts in their respective subject matter. With no PowerPoint presentations or keynotes, SETAF will dedicate the precious time of participants to networking and interactive discussions, making it a complementary part of the soldier modernisation communities’ annual training and development programme.

Drawing on a wealth of experience and technical expertise, SETAF shall cover the key areas that directly influence the operational effectiveness of the dismounted soldier:

  • Power
  • Communications
  • Lethality
  • Survivability
  • Mobility
  • Human Factors

Benefits of attending:

  • The only discussion based forum for the soldier community helping advance dismounted capabilities through knowledge exchange and debate, not Power Point presentations or lengthy key note speeches
  • “No attendees, only participants” all attendees have the potential to directly influence and learn from discussions, this a hands on training tool for the community
  • Military Experts confirmed from the UK, United States, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Portugal
  • The only event that invites technical project managers, scientists and lead engineers from major industry programmes to join and help   steer the debate

2016 speaker line-up:

  • US ARMY - Colonel (ret) Richard Hansen, Former Programme Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, Lieutenant. Click here to read the Chairman's Letter of Endorsement
  • US ARMY - Lieutenant Colonel John Vest, Infantry Chief, Soldier Branch, Manoeuvre, Aviation Soldier Division, ARCIC, HQ, TRADOC
  • BRITISH ARMY - Colonel Rob O’Connor, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit
  • BRITISH ARMY - Lieutenant Colonel Iain Moodie, SO1 Dismounted Close Combat, Capability Directorate
  • GERMAN ARMY - Major Eike Sinzig, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
  • NORWEGIAN DEFENCE LOGISTICAL ORGANISATION - Major Rune Nesland-Steinor, Project Manager, Weapons Optics and Electronic Warfare, Land Systems Division
  • DSTL - Rene Nevola, Principle Scientist, Human Survivability, Platform Systems Division
  • DSTL - Dr Darren Browning, Capability Lead, Power Sources Team, Platform Systems Division
  • SEA - Justin Prowse, Ground Close Combat SME & Land Team Project Manager
  • SEA - Colin Rayment, Senior Principal Consultant
  • BAE SYSTEMS - Richard Cross, Head of Engineering for Soldier Systems
  • FRAUNHOFER INSTITUT CHEMISCHE TECHNOLOGIE - Dr Carsten Cremers, Group Fuel Cells Leader
  • RHEINMETALL DEFENCE ELECTRONICS - Olaf Aul, Head of Systems Engineering, Mission Equipment
  • THALES - John Foley, Technical Director, FIST
  • SAGEM/SAFRAN - Patrick Curlier, VP Sales & Marketing, Airland Digitization, Sagem Optronics and Defence Division

Visitor Demographics:

  • Visitor Origin:
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • Visitor demographic:
    • Security professionals

Event organiser:

  • Organiser:
  • SMi Group
  • Address:
  • United Kingdom (UK)

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