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SMi Group Ltd

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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.

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19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling - 25/09/2018

Boeing to deliver briefing on KC-46 tanker and its ongoing efforts with Italian Air Force at Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference this December

The £300 Early Bird discount for the Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling Conference is available until 28th September

In recent news: Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for Fourth KC-46A Tanker Production Lot. "The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers.” * Source: Boeing, Sept 11, 2018

Following on from this, SMi are thrilled to announce, attendees of Military Airlift and Air-to-Air to Air Refuelling conference will get the chance to will get the chance to meet, network and hear from Gold Sponsors Boeing, when they present:

Overall BGS Overview

  • KC-46 Overview
  • Italian Air Force overview
  • Joint Boeing/ Italian Air Force overview of ongoing efforts.

Presented by: Alexander Sander Schnitger, Director, Europe Israel, International Government Services, Boeing Global Services

Boeing will also be exhibiting at the conference and hosting an evening networking reception day-one at the conference.

But this is just one, of the many exciting presentations to come on the 4th and 5th December, in Rome. Military Airlift AAR 2018 will bring together senior decision makers, to focus on the key aspects challenging and enhancing airlift capabilities.

The programme and registration are available at:

Plus, new for this year: Air-to-Air Refuelling Focus Day 09.00 – 18.00, 3rd December 2018, Rome, Italy. Chaired by Laurent Donnet, Managing Director, Avidonn Consulting.

During the focus day participants will have the opportunity to explore Air-to-Air Refuelling exclusively. Analysing: Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling (A3), interoperability standards among allied nations, feedback from operational experience and appraisals on the next generation of AAR technologies – this forum is set to provide essential updates on this critical force multiplier.

Gold Sponsors: Airbus and Boeing
Sponsors & Exhibitors: IRVINGQ, JBTC, Jetex, Leonardo, SHZ Aviation, TLD Group, Viasat and World Fuel Services

There will be an exclusive exhibition zone, where delegates will get the chance to meet and network with leading system developers. Should you wish to join us as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact Sadia Malick on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or email:

Military, government and public-sector rates available. For delegate enquiries, please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email:

19th Annual Military Airlift and Air-To-Air Refuelling
Conference: 4th and 5th December 2018
Focus Day: 3rd December 2018
Rome, Italy
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