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UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Norway, France, Thales UK, Leonardo and Babcock International to Showcase Aviation Safety

SMi Group Reports: The Defence Safety Conference will have a dedicated focus on aviation safety and airworthiness

London, United Kingdom, June 20, 2018 --( The Defence Safety Conference, taking place in London on the 1st and 2nd October 2018, will feature several expert senior briefings on aviation safety and airworthiness optimisation.

Air platform safety is an essential capability enabler across all military branches; conference organisers SMi Group are delighted to announce that the following speakers will all share their organisations priorities, challenges and solutions when it comes to enhancing aviation safety for the future:

· Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive, DE&S, UK MoD
· General Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK MoD
· Lieutenant General Richard Felton, Director General, Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD
· Air Marshal Stuart Atha, Air Deputy Commander Operations, Royal Air Force
· Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief of Army and Head of Armed Forces Safety, Norwegian Armed Forces
· Air Commodore James Hood, Director General Defence Aviation Safety Authority, Australian Armed Forces
· Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier, Director of State Aviation Airworthiness, French Armed Forces
· Colonel Larry Nixon, Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force
· Colonel John Alexander, Director of Flight Safety and Airworthiness Investigation Authority, Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defence (DND)
· Victor Chavez, Chief Executive, Thales UK
· Roger Hardy, Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International
· Richard Folkes, Head of Aviation Safety, Leonardo Helicopters UK

Supported by the Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD, the Defence Safety Conference will address the broad spectrum of defence safety across Military Aviation, Land and Maritime.

The conference brochure and full speaker line up is available to download from:

This exclusive event offers organisations the opportunity to show their commitment to safety and to join over 250 other senior leaders from across the armed forces and industry to collaboratively raise the importance of safety on the defence agenda.

Gold Sponsors: Babcock, Leonardo, QinetiQ and Thales
Exhibited by: Adelard LLP, Baines Simmons, Burgess Consulting Limited, BMT and tlmNexus Ltd

Opportunities for industry to contribute to the conference will be extremely limited. For details on how your company can get involved please contact:

Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or email:

Defence Safety Conference
Supported by The Defence Safety Authority
1st and 2nd October 2018
London, United Kingdom

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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