SMi Group host an industry briefing day to launch the Defence Safety Conference
Wednesday, Apr 04, 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.”

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