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SAE Media Group are proud to announce the 25th Annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will take place on 6 – 9 November 2023 in London, UK, with a SATCOM On-the-Move Focus Day on 6 November.

With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program, dedicated exhibition halls, Global MilSatCom 2023 will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.

  • 1000+ Attendees
  • 55 Sessions
  • 50 Exhibitors
  • 3 Topic-led afternoon streams

Whats New?

*NEW* Two Afternoon ‘Stream’ sessions each to give you the opportunity to hear dedicated content delivery on key themes 

*NEW* Dedicated Stream Session on Developing The Next Generation of Talent in the Space Industry supported by SAE Foundation-> support promoting space to future STEM talent in this unique conferences session attended by over 150 university students

*NEW* Official Charity Partner: SSAFA-> SAE Media Group will be making a donation from each ticket sale to SSAFA, the UK’s oldest tri-service charitySAAFA: The Armed Forces Charity

This is an event that will be like no other

This is a critical event, revered as the highest-level meeting for MilSatCom from the world’s most forward-thinking military nations.

Global MilSatCom is the world's leading event on military SATCOM and draws in 1000+, truly global representatives from the military, industry, government, and research communities to create an event that is not to be missed. Attend the conference to benefit from exclusive updates, insights, and discussions with the pre-eminent names in the world of SATCOM. 

  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across three days, including dedicated networking breaks, dinners, drinks receptions, and more!
  • Hear updates and guidance from world-leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness
  • Make new connections, contacts and partnerships from Global MilSatCom's international audience

Make new connections, contacts and partnerships with the 25th Global MilSatCom’s international audience

  • 1000 + Attendees
  • 45 + Nations
  • 300 + Organisations

Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled platform for collaboration from across the world.

With briefings from senior officials from the world’s leading militaries and solution providers, discussions on key issues, attendance from almost every significant MILSATCOM program and packed exhibition halls, Global MilSatCom will shape the way ahead and provide an unrivalled opportunity for collaboration and partnership.

National militaries and government:
• Military SATCOM specialists
• Equipment procurement officers
• Government officials

• Businesses looking to break into the regional market
• Established players in the regional market
• Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
• Organisations who wish to equalise allied defence capability
• Those looking to establish and build on partnerships

Space Partnership
Former Chief Information Officer - Space Systems Command, CEO
Plan Z
ANU Institute for Space
Chief of German Cyber and Information Domain Service
German Cyber and Information Domain Service, Bundeswehr/ German Federal Armed Forces
Deputy Director-General of Policy
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence
Chief of the General Staff
Peruvian Air Force
Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT
Space Systems Command, USSF
UK Space Command
French Space Command
Director General
Indian Defence Space Agency
Chief of Staff
NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency)
Head of Civil-Military Coordination Division and Military Advisor to the Director Genera
Chief Director Air Policy and Plans
South African Air Force
Director, International Affairs
Space Systems Command, USSF
Chief - Space General Office
Italian Defence General Staff
Director of Defence Policy Department
Finnish Ministry of Defence
C3 Infrastructure, US DoD CIO
Director Operations
Royal Netherlands Air Force
Commander, Joint Task Force - Space Defense
US Space Command
SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity
Principal of Aerospace School, Education & Training Command
Republic of Korea Air Force
Head of Space Surveillance
UK Space Agency
Head of Space Department
Portuguese General Staff of Armed Forces
Deputy Head Space
UK Strategic Command
VP, Technology
Kratos Defense
Director Space Services
Australian Defence Space Command
Space Delta 8, USSF
Liaison to USAF & USSF, DoD Executive Agent for the DoD Mission Partner Environment MPE
Mission Partner Capabilities Office (MPCO) (SAF/CDMX)
Senior RF/Antenna systems engineer
Head of Space and Cyber
Luxembourg Directorate of Defense
Programme Manager Satellite Communication
European Defence Agency
Chief Operating Officer
ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc
Project Manager, Tactical Network Technical Management Division Lead
PEO C3T, US Army
Chief, SATCOM and International Partners
Commanding Officer, 9th Communication Battalion, I MEF
Director of Operations
1st Combat Communications Squadron, USAF
Military Communications Expert
SO2 Global SATCOM Operations Land/Air
Defence Digital
SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
Acting Assistant Secretary of Space Systems Branch
Air Defence and Space Systems Division, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Australian DoD
Chief Negotiator & Lead International Engagement for MILSATCOM
US Air Force
Deputy Director, Commercial Satellite Communications Office
United States Space Force
ReQuTech AB
Space Systems SME
SatCom Program Director
SO2 SATCOM Innovation, Capture and Exploitation
Defence Digital
Special Advisor SATCOM
Norwegian Armed Forces Cyberdefence
Technical Director, Navy Communications and GPS Navigation Programs
PEO C4I, United States Navy
Skynet EC Project Manager
UK Strategic Command
Chief, Information Mobility at the Future Systems Branch
US Space Systems Integration Office
China Aerospace Studies Institute USAF
Director, Acquisition Delta - Tactical SATCOM
Space Systems Command, USSF
Senior SATCOM Specialist
Polish Ministry of National Defense
Space Law Advisor
Secure World Foundation
Strategic Telecommunications Engineer
I Marine Expeditionary Force, USMC
Global Network on Sustainability in Space
SJE Space Ltd
European Space Policy Institute
NSC Discovery Director
National Space Centre
Chairperson, UK Chapter
Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
Senior Advisor - Business Transformation
Manufacturing Technology Centre
Women in Aerospace UK
Science Adviser
UK Space Command
Women in Aerospace UK
Deputy Executive Director
Royal Astronomical Society
Business Engagement Lead
Satellite Applications Catapult
Space Skills Alliance
Skills Manager
Satellite Applications Catapult Ltd
Associate Fellow
Aerospace Security Project/Center for Strategic and International Studies
Cluster Manager
Space Scotland
Head of Skills, Talent, and Diversity
Tech UK
Skills for Space Lead
UK Space Agency
Satellite Finance Network
Programme Manager - National Security
Tech UK
Editorial Director
Space Impulse



Official Charity Partner



Graduate Space Careers Stream

Graduate Space Careers Stream

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
8 November 2023
London, United Kingdom


The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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2022 Speakers and Bios


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2022 GMSC Presentation Anthony Smith


2022 GMSC Presentation Michael T Laney


2022 GMSC Presentation Colonel Choi


2022 GMSC Presentation Paul Bridgers - video


2022 GMSC Presentation Trond Hermansen


2022 GMSC Presentation Nusret Yilmaz


2022 GMSC Presentation Rajeev Gopal


2022 GMSC Presentation Clare Grason


2022 GMSC Presentation Chris Badgett


2022 GMSC Presentation Keith Norton


2022 UK Keynote Paul Godfrey


Global MilSatCom 2023 Audience Breakdown





All Space are developing the world’s first multi-beam terminals designed to support the multiplication of throughput, more resilient comms, mission assurance and multi-layered routing with a full suite of high-throughput services. They have pioneered terminals that are customisable to meet the performance, cost and power requirements of countless communications applications from complex government and defence systems, to next-gen connected experiences on land, in the air and at sea.



Space and Launch's global satellite businesses, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., together make up Boeing’s center for all space-borne intelligence systems and government and commercial satellite systems. Boeing offers end-to-end intelligence services and has competency in large-scale systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; and navigation and communication systems. The world's first geosynchronous communications satellite, Syncom II, was built by Boeing and launched in 1963. Since Syncom, the company has delivered more than 300 satellites to more than 50 customers in over 20 countries. All were designed and built in Boeing’s satellite manufacturing factory, the world’s largest such facility.



Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video, Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively to their customers, irrespective of their location. Around 7,000 television channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat assembles 1,200 men and women from 50 countries who are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of service.

ExoAnalytic Solutions


ExoAnalytic Solutions is an innovation leader providing world-class products and services for missile defense and space situational awareness applications. For 20+ years, we have developed advanced algorithms for focal-plane processing, tracking, characterization, discrimination, and sensor allocation. Today, with the world's largest optical telescope network, we lead the industry in commercial Space Domain Awareness for high altitude orbit regimes.



Hughes delivers information anywhere the mission leads. We engineer and manage resilient networks with intelligence built-in, to make networks easier to operate and harder to take down. We leverage interoperable standards to make networks software-defined, not hardware-limited. We reach to the farthest ends of the mission, so the warfighter is never at an information disadvantage. Hughes. Secure Communications. Anytime. Anywhere. Anycomms.



In an uncertain world, we believe in certainty: communication certainty. Anywhere, anytime, in any situation and we’ve built the unique satellite network that makes it happen. In 2022 will see the launch of BGAN Patrol, extending our mobility communications to include communications for the dismounted solider. Inmarsat’s Orchestra network of networks will provide a seamless, scalable solution for governments and military forces around the world. Heeding our end users’ operational requirements, we are creating new commercially flexible, bespoke leasing and ISR solutions. Our satellite and network architecture roadmap delivers not only communication certainty, but also ensures future innovation.



Kratos helps ensure customers are “Ready for What’s Next” in the rapidly changing satellite industry by improving operational efficiencies and managing the complexities enabling a dynamic ground. From RF interference mitigation and cancellation, end-to-end network management, signal processing, to command & control, Kratos products and services are used by more than 80 percent of the world’s satellite operators and 90 percent of U.S.-based space missions. Kratos develops, integrates and sustains technology ensuring space communications superiority.



L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue, 48,000 employees and customers in over 100 countries. L3Harris.com

Lockheed Martin


Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Northrop Grumman Corporation


Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.



OneWeb is a global communications company on a mission to connect everyone, everywhere. Through a global constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit, OneWeb will deliver high-speed, low-latency services everywhere. Half the world's population still lacks access to the Internet and in many areas access is still inconsistent. Access is critical for growing economies, starting new businesses, expanding access to health care, and providing educational opportunities. This issue impacts all of us, and together we can solve it.



Antenna systems for radar and satellite communications since 2009. Solid background within R&D of satcom and telecom, and has inhouse antennas, filters and related components for all SatCom frequency bands. Has since 2017 worked with satellite mobile innovation in the Phased arrays for satcom-on-the-move and LEO/MEO applications and launched the product line RESA (ReQuTech Electronically Steered Antennas) in 2021.



Satcube manufactures game-changing satellite terminals to enable high-performance broadband – any time, quickly and cost-effectively.

The innovative Satcube Ku lightweight, portable satellite terminal is a highly compact, user-friendly device that delivers seamless connectivity empowering people at work, businesses and global organizations, to communicate and deliver critical services at any time.

Satcube is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a global network of strategic resellers



SWISSto12 (Rennes, Switzerland) is an RF company using an innovative end-to-end 3D additive manufacturing processe to develop Satcom antenna systems. SWISSto12’s Satcom portfolio includes: antenna feeds in X, Ku, Ka, Q, V bands; flat panel antenna arrays in Ku and Ka-bands with more than 40 dB gain; and active phased arrays (also known as ESAs, electronically steered antennas). SWISSto12’s unique and patented combination of manufacturing technologies and product designs offers the best SWaP in the market. SWISSto12 has developed commercially with success in Europe and Israel with prominent partners and customers such as Thales group, Elbit, IAI, CAES, Lockheed Martin, and the European Space Agency. SWISSto12 has more than 1000 systems deployed operationally in the field across space, airborne, ground and maritime platforms. Contact: sales@swissto12.ch



Telesat U.S. Services, LLC (dba Telesat Government Solutions) is a wholly-owned, U.S.-incorporated subsidiary of leading satellite operator Telesat. Telesat Government Solutions provides reliable and secure global communications networks that the U.S. Government and allies require and the information superiority and mission assurance they demand. Leveraging the most cutting-edge satellite technologies, Telesat Government Solutions offers resilient infrastructure, real-time operations management, and morale, welfare, and recreation connectivity for remote personnel on long-term assignments.



Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation and Defence & Security markets. In 2021, the company generated revenues of €19 billion with 80,000 employees in 68 countries. With its 30,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, working with customers and local partners around the world. Thales in the UK is a team of over 6,500 experts, including 4,500 highly skilled engineers, located across 10 key UK sites. In 2018, Thales UK’s revenues were around £1.3 billion. Each year Thales invests over £575 million into its UK supply chain, working with over 2,000 companies. They are dedicated to research and technology, working with partners to invest over £130m+ in R&D in the UK annually. With a heritage of over 130 years, Thales in the UK understands the importance of developing skills for the future, which is why they have over 400 apprentices and graduates across the UK. Thales is committed to supporting its people, and continuously developing talent, and highly skilled experts.




Avanti Communications delivers high-throughput satellite connectivity. Our fleet of Ka-band high-throughput satellites provide steerable beams operating from Texas to Thailand delivering security of operations, agility, flexibility and capacity, allowing users to achieve information advantage. We also provide fixed beams across EMEA to support emerging or enduring operational requirements at immediate notice.

Coherent Logix


Coherent Logix are the creators of the first virtualized system-on-a-chip for the embedded systems market.

Their comprehensive portfolio of solutions includes the HyperX family of microprocessors, integrated system development tools, optimized libraries, system reference designs, and a customizable system development platform that reduces development complexity and time to market.

Coherent Logix has now introduced the world’s most advanced system on a chip for space applications - The HyperX Midnight. A 4th generation HyperX SoC, HyperX Midnight is designed for solutions that require exceptionally high levels of performance, power efficiency, upgradability, and radiation tolerance.

HyperX Midnight has the lowest Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) of any fine-grain programmable space processor, combined with exceptional performance (terabit class.) Radiation-hardened by design and including an on-board GPP, HyperX SoCs are programmable in ANSI C for up to 75% faster solution development time.

Founded in 2005, Coherent Logix Inc. is headquartered in Austin Texas, USA. Coherent is a full-service company that provides an innovative semiconductor platform, robust software development tools and engineering design services. We empower developers to stay at the forefront of their industries by making it faster, easier, and more cost-effective to bring their ideas to life.

EM Solutions


EM Solutions has been developing Maritime satcom terminals for over 10 years with a vertically integrated capability supporting the development, engineering, verification, manufacturing, support, and sustainment of Naval Milsatcom X/Ka Multiband Platforms developed in collaboration with the Australian Defence Force. These platforms reflect best practice design, capability and functionality required to support future naval communications needs in multi-band, multi-orbit, multi-vendor scenarios.



Satellite, RF, cloud and IP connectivity specialists, GRC design, integrate and support communication systems serving defence, government, emergency response and commercial users. Our partnerships and Tier 1 VAR (Value-Added Reseller) status with leading hardware and airtime providers, ensure cost-effective, intelligently integrated solutions, backed up by through life support and training.



Military operators are increasingly cognizant of the benefits of resilient Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) high speed communication capabilities. Honeywell has provided BVLOS solutions to various military organizations around the world, where the systems are being used to enable and enhance a variety of mission applications. Recent operations in the Ukraine, such as the Kabul Airlift and Covid 19 relief activities have put the need for seamless, global, reliable, and resilient high-speed connectivity into sharp focus. As defense departments strive to optimize and expand the capabilities of their airborne assets, BVLOS is an essential enabler to optimize mission effectiveness and outcomes.

Real-time high-speed broadband communication has become vital for mission success, which depends on having the right information, at the right place, at the right time, and to the right people. The Connected Battlespace is accelerating connectivity requirements. Air Forces need to be able to deploy rapidly, at anytime, anywhere in the world and asset utilization is increasingly stretched, with one platform type previously dedicated to specific missions expected to perform multiple roles. Furthermore, vast amounts of data need to be processed and communicated in real-time with the accelerated use and integration of artificial intelligence for enhanced situational awareness and decision making.

Recent events where the rapidly deployed operation face unique communication challenges can be overcome with BVLOS communication capability. Similarly, for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, collecting the data is facilitated by advanced sensing technology and multiple platforms – the continued area of weakness is disseminating the gigabytes of data securely so that the data can be turned into information and exploited in as near to real-time as possible.

Honeywell has been at the forefront of airborne Satellite Communications (SATCOM) systems innovation for over three decades. From the early systems in the early 1990s, which provided reliable cockpit connectivity for the first time, our constant innovation has enabled military aircraft to carry out missions more efficiently and safely. Honeywell’s SATCOM technology leadership has enabled military organizations to enjoy progressively faster and improved connectivity. From on-board phones and faxes, to Swift64, to SwiftBroadband, and to today’s Global Xpress powered by Honeywell JetWave and JetWave MCX network agnostic capability, this has set a new standard for aviation connectivity. With SATCOM research, technology, and support centers of excellence in Canada, US, UK, France, and India, Honeywell has vast experience and capability in innovating, developing, manufacturing, certifying, and supporting SATCOM systems. Today, our SATCOM systems can be found on thousands of aircraft worldwide, across the General Aviation, Business Aviation, Commercial Air Transport and Defense sectors. Honeywell’s extensive global support infrastructure ensures customers have access to expert support, wherever they are.



INTEGRASYS, established in 1990 is a software development and engineering company specialized in satellite network design, deployment, maintenance, and interference mitigation tools for monitoring critical satellite infrastructure in the commercial and defense fields, offering a wide range of signal monitoring products and VSAT Deployment, maintenance, and link budget solutions.



Intellian is driven by a passion for innovation and an agile responsiveness to customer needs. As the crucial link between satellite networks and millions of people on Earth, Intellian’s leading technology and antennas empower global connectivity across oceans and continents, organizations and communities. Strategic thinking, an obsession with quality and a proven ability to deliver enables Intellian to invent for the future, creating mutual success for partners and customers as the world’s connectivity needs evolve. For more information, follow @intellian and visit intelliantech.com. Intellian Technologies Inc. is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ (189300:KS)



Marlink is the trusted partner of fully managed network solutions based on an intelligent hybrid network infrastructure and unrivalled digital services. We serve European militaries and government institutions, empowering remote operations with multi-band satcoms seamlessly integrated with terrestrial technologies. We tailor our solutions with advanced tracking and safety, welfare communications, digital solutions including remote data and IT and cyber security supported by 24/7 logistics and support for efficient operations.



MetOcean Telematics develops and manufactures state-of-the-art data acquisition and end-to-end telematics solutions, with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence and Security products. As a prominent global Iridium Satellite Value-Added Reseller (VAR) focused on hardware solutions, data services, and support, MetOcean Telematics is a leader in the satellite communications industry. The corporate headquarters, including the research and development facility and production space, is located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. With regional offices in Canada, the United States and United Kingdom, MetOcean Telematics is positioned to support customers around the world 24/7.

Teledyne Paradise Datacom


Teledyne Paradise Datacom, part of the Teledyne Aerospace & Defense Electronics Group, provides the satcom industry with satcom modem systems and SSPA systems. Flagship products include the Q-Net Full Mesh SCPC System and the new compact Axiom modem for Manpacks and UAV satcom links. Resilient high power PowerMAX systems provide the ultimate RF solution for secure satcom systems.

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Funds raised by the SAE Foundation support SAE International’s award winning A World In Motion®(AWIM®) PreK-12 STEM education program, Collegiate Design Series™ (CDS), awards and STEM scholarships. For the last 35 years SAE’s STEM curriculum has enabled students to connect classroom learning with real-life application and develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed in real-world work environments. SAE’s STEM programs have reached more than 6 million students worldwide and engaged more than 30,000 STEM industry professionals as volunteers.

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Microwave Journal


Microwave Journal provides leading-edge technical content for RF, microwave and wireless engineers worldwide. MWJ the magazine reaches 50,000 qualified subscribers with practical design application articles for working engineers. MWJournal.com delivers the latest news, events, webinars, whitepapers, videos and newsletters to RF/microwave professionals. EDI CON China and USA events bring industry and engineers together for information exchange and education. For over 60 years, Microwave Journal has been THE resource for engineers who are developing infrastructure for the next-generation of wireless and defense technologies. www.mwjournal.com

Defence Global


Defence Global provides an essential link between the Defence & Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, Government and Military sectors globally. Defence Global is a quarterly, tri-service publication providing articles and informative analysis from respected journalists and writers worldwide to attract a sophisticated and broad audience. Defence Global is published in February, May, August and November, with a professional and stylish design in both printed copy and digital format. The printed copies are perfect bound, full colour throughout with high quality art and photography. Defence Global is used as a reference tool providing a professional and intelligent read. We work with industry experts and corporate clients to include Defence and Security Manufacturers and Suppliers, as well as Governments, MoDs, Military Authorities and Senior Management Teams.

Defence Online


Defence Online is one of the fastest-growing communities of key decision makers representing defence sector buyers and influencers within the Ministry of Defence, Prime Contractors and Industry. Providing up-to-date and informative news, insight and intelligence, Defence Online allows organisations to engage directly with a range of sector-based solutions, designed specifically to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this ever-evolving marketplace. No matter the size of your organisation, Defence Online has a range of advertising and marketing solutions to suit your business development requirements, connecting you with a marketplace worth over £19 billion annually in the UK alone.



ARMSCOM.net is a B2B /B2G platform for brokers of military goods. ARMSCOM.net is dedicated for Aerospace and Defense Industry with database containing more than 4000 companies and 3400 defense industrial sectors. Add Company and Products Profiles. For more information e-mail: armscom.net@gmail.com or visit http://www.armscom.net, tel.: + 372 816 946 77


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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

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