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SMi Group Host an Industry Briefing Day to Launch the Defence Safety Conference

SMi Group Reports: The Defence Safety Conference will convene in London on the 1st and 2nd October 2018.

London, United Kingdom, April 05, 2018 --( On the 27th March 2018, The SMi Group hosted an industry briefing day to launch The Defence Safety Conference which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of October 2018 in London.

The conference which will be supported by the Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD.

Featuring high level briefings from senior leaders from 10 nations and covering the broad spectrum of safety across Military Aviation, Land and Maritime, the Defence Safety Conference will aim to reduce avoidable deaths, improve protection of capability and preserve the reputation of those that operate, supply and support defence services.

“I believe this will be the first conference of its type, with a specific focus on Defence Safety. I hope the rationale for the conference will convince you of its value and the opportunity it offers your organisation as a platform to promote and discuss how we can together drive the continuous improvement in safety that we all seek. This SMi conference is being run with the support of the UK’s Defence Safety Authority (DSA).” - Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General, Defence Safety Authority, UK MOD

Throughout the course of the morning attendees heard briefings from Lieutenant General Richard Felton CBE, Director General, Defence Safety Authority, UK MOD, Rear Admiral Rick Thompson CBE, Chief Operating Officer, Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD and Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group.

Industry attending included: ARTEC, ASCENT, Babcock Aviation, BMT Asset Performance, Boeing UK, General Dynamics Land Systems UK, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin UK, MBDA, QinetiQ, SERCO, SMi Group, Thales UK, UTC Aerospace Systems and Rolls Royce.

“The SMi Group are delighted to be delivering what will undoubtedly be the leading conference focused on defence safety. The commitment from high level international speakers already shows the growing focus on safety many military and defence agencies are placing on their leaders. We are delighted to have the guidance of Lieutenant General Richard Felton and the support of the Defence Safety Authority in running what we believe will be a very important conference for the defence community.” - Miles Dixon, Director, SMi Group

For more information on October’s Defence Safety Conference please visit

Defence Safety Conference
1st and 2nd October 2018
London, United Kingdom

Booking Information: All active serving military and government personnel, will be granted Free Admission to the event. However, to attend Defence Safety, Pre-Registration is Required on the event website, which is subject to final approval by SMi Group.

Commercial Organisations: Any commercial organisations who wish to attend the event should contact Sadia Malick, Director by phone: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or by email:

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at
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