SAE Media Group is proud to present the 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference to be held in Rome.

With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability.

As the only  Maritime ISR meeting in Italy with a specific focus on Maritime Space Domain Awareness, the conference will bring together the widest range of expert nations ever to discuss key operational and technological challenges facing navies and other maritime organisations, as they resolve to monitor the sea and protect their borders

This year the conference has an increased focus on space based maritime reconnaissance and the addition of the relation between the Littoral and Maritime Domains and ISR capabilities that occur here. The aim is to assist the advancement and engagement of Naval practitioners and Programme Managers through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups on topics including Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Littoral-Maritime ISR capabilities and Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities.

Platforms and topics discussed include: Space based ISR, Airborne Platforms & Operations, C4ISTAR, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Hydrographic platforms and many more.. 


1. Military Briefings from Italy, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, NATO, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands and many

2. A diverse range of topics including unmanned maritime systems, airborne ISR platforms, C4ISR and satellite
and surveillance systems

3. Real solutions presented and offered within the exhibition area of Maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology

4. Don’t miss the chance to meet with industry leaders in maritime reconnaissance and surveillance at the conference and in the exhibition area


5. A  New Perspective from the Integration of Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology  across the Littoral and Maritime Domains


6. Holistic coverage of Maritime ISR Platforms and Systems from NATO Nations Including Representation from:

  • Naval Commanders
  • Fleet Air Arms
  • Programme Managers
  • ISR/ISTAR Specialists
  • NATO Centre of Excellence


7. Updates on the Newest Programmes and Platforms across NATO

8. Emphasis on Space-Based Technology as an effective ISR Tool and how Militaries can take Advantage of this Quickly  Developing Capability while Integrated Conventional ISR Systems and Platforms



NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) ; Aerodata AG; Agency for Defence- Korea; Army Material Department; Belgian Navy ; CLS; CS; DSTL Porton Down; Ecuadorian Navy; Embassy of Finland; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMSA; European Defence Agency; European Maritime Safety Agency; FMV; FN Herstal; German Embassy Rome; German Navy; GXP International Solutions Group; Hisdesat; ICEYE Oy; Imagesat International NV; Italian Air Force - AIr Staff; Italian Ministry of Defence; Jane's Navy International Magazine Correspondent; Kleos Space SA; Leonardo; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; MDA Systems Limited; National Maritime Information Centre; National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office; NATO MARCOM; NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation; NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation; Ocean 4Future; Ocean Matrix Ltd; Optimare; Orbital Micro Systems; Portuguese Navy; Portuguese Navy Staff; Raytheon UK; Royal Danish Air Force; Royal Navy; Sirius Constellation; Spanish Ministry of Defence; UAE GHQ; US Embassy Rome; Windward; Zeusch Aviation BV;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me

Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me, Former Deputy Policy Director, Joint Staff, Italian Navy

9:00 Optimising the Collection and Impact of Hydrographic Data for Both the Commercial and Defence Sectors

Commander Erik Biscotti

Commander Erik Biscotti, Head of Survey and Production Department, Italian Hydrographic Institute

  • Integrating a range of platforms and systems to create a full maritime picture and improve situational awareness
  • Defining the relationship between the Hydrographic Institute, the commercial sector and defence organisations including NATO
  • The strategic picture for improving future Hydrographic capabilities that trickle down into greater military situational awareness
  • The future of hydrographic platforms and systems 
  • 9:30 How to improve Maritime Domain Awareness with Enhanced ISR & Space Technology

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • Recent innovations in ISR & space systems to support surveillance and security at sea 
  • Benefits of using spaced-based technology to improve Maritime domain awareness 
  • How satellites optimize naval traffic monitoring through improved AIS 
  • Mitigating the limitations of line-of-sight communications and conventional ISR Capabilities 
  • The future developments and prospects for Space-based ISR and the push towards interoperability
  • 10:00 Rotary Wing / Contribution to Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance

    Mr Tony Duthie

    Mr Tony Duthie, Head of Land and Maritime Marketing, Leonardo Helicopters, Leonardo

    • Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability Requirements
    • Sensor & System Capabilities
    • Latest generation Rotary Wing / VTOL platform capabilities
    • Maximising ISR capabilities through teaming
    • Future VTOL ISR capabilities
    • Concluding Remarks

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Leveraging Commercial CubeSat Platform to Deliver High Resolution Weather Data Over Maritime Domains

    Mr Gregory Porter

    Mr Gregory Porter, Meteorologist/UK Business Development and Senior Project Manager, Orbital Micro Systems Inc

  • Current spatial and temporal limitations of maritime weather observations
  • Better and more frequent observations improves maritime domain awareness
  • Instrument choice matters: Optical vs Microwave
  • Downstream delivery in a timely manner
  • Overview of current military based projects 
  • 11:30 Anticipating the next Decade’s Operational Requirements and Optimising Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Capabilities to Meet These

    Commodore Tom Guy

    Commodore Tom Guy, Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO

  • Current capabilities, priorities and concepts
  • The impacts of:
  • Unmanned Technologies

  • Greater AIS abilities

  • Space-Based ISR

  • Speculating on future exercises and operation as a way to guide future priorities
  • Likely future requirements and how each of the above will be used to improve capabilities
  • The importance of collaboration with NATO organisations and ISR international interoperability



  • 12:00 How new technologies in RPA constitute a revolution for cross domain SR collection?

    Colonel (ret'd) Christophe Fontaine

    Colonel (ret'd) Christophe Fontaine, Europe International development Director, GA-ASI

  • Erase the intrinsic weaknesses of employment of MALE RPA
  • Offer solutions to the manning issues and manned unmanned teaming
  • Multiply the benefit for cross domain JISR persistent multi int collection
  • 12:30 Managing Maritime Borders through an Emphasis on Situational Awareness and Prevention of Transnational Crime

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem, Deputy Head of Operations / Head of Field Office Mogadishu, EUCAP Somalia

  • The role of EUCAP Somalia in managing the maritime domain around the Horn of Africa 
  • The importance of the maritime domain economically and strategically 
  • Improving the methods of gaining greater situational awareness through both conventional and non-conventional means 
  • The future of counter-piracy and how successful are todays methods 
  • The role of space-based ISR and how this compares to the use of other platforms and methods 
  • The future of EUCAP’s policies towards maintaining situational awareness in the area
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Maritime Domain Awareness – Fusion of VHR and SAR

    Mr Mark Carmichael

    Mr Mark Carmichael, Director of Sales, Radar Solutions, Maxar Technologies

    14:30 The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Royal Australian Navy

    Captain Timothy Byles

    Captain Timothy Byles, Australian Defence Attache for Southern Europe, Royal Australian Navy

  • Why the RAN is transitioning unmanned aviation from the RAN Naval Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit (NUASU) to an operational squadron of the Fleet Air Arm
  • Providing high-quality video and still imagery in near real-time to significantly improve battlespace awareness
  • Comparing the abilities of the fixed-wing Insitu ScanEagle and rotary-wing Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and how they are improving Australian ISR capabilities
  • The future of the Unmanned Aircraft System unit in the Fleet Air Arm
  • 15:00 New Threat: How Do We Protect Maritime Assets Against Small Rogue Drones

    Mr Bill Haraka

    Mr Bill Haraka, Business Development Manager, Robin Radar Systems BV

  • Against what kind of drones threats do you seek protection?
  • Pioneering the Counter Drone (C-UAS) industry
  • C-UAS solutions and requirements for the protection of military assets against rogue drones
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Manned-Unmanned Teaming for Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

    Commodore William Pennington

    Commodore William Pennington , Commanding Officer, Task Force 67, US Naval Forces Europe

  • Assessing the Airborne ISR operations of Task Force 67 and the capability to ensure situational awareness at sea for US and allied partners
  • Enhancing navy and air interoperability in the Mediterranean with regards to reconnaissance and surveillance to maximise operational effectiveness
  • Encouraging greater interoperability among allied partners and information sharing to pool resources, reduce inefficiencies, and maximise coverage
  • 16:30 Maritime Domain Awareness from Space

    Mr Barak Solomin

    Mr Barak Solomin, VP Business Development, ImageSat International N.V

    • Utilizing SAR and VHR EO satellites for MDA in near-real time.
    • Visual identification of dark ships.
    • Innovative AI based analytical solutions.
    • Cross cueing with other platforms and sensors.
    • Overview of Lessons learned.

    17:00 The Royal Navy Perspective (Find and Process)

    Colonel Christopher Holmes

    Colonel Christopher Holmes, NAVY IW DACOS Development, Royal Navy

  • A Review of RN Find Capabilities
  • Defining the Way Forward
  • 17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me, Former Deputy Policy Director, Joint Staff, Italian Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me, Former Deputy Policy Director, Joint Staff, Italian Navy

    9:00 Integration of Satellite Technology info current ISR Platform for a complete Maritime Domain Awareness

    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Captain Luigi Ciani, Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy

    • The current approach of the Italian Navy for Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operations
    • Integrating satellite based ISR into other existing platforms
    • Developing future space-based assets and expanding current platforms

    9:30 EUNAVFOR’s Approach to Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance in the Mediterranean

    Captain (N) Juha Matti Torkkeli

    Captain (N) Juha Matti Torkkeli, Assistant Chief of Staff CJ2, EUNAVFORMED Op. Sophia

  • An update on the current operations against migrant traffickers and illegal activities
  • The current approach to Reconnaissance and target identification under operation SOPHIA in the Mediterranean
  • The future of Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance assets for EUNAVFOR and where the greatest capabilities are needed
  • 10:00 No Data Left Behind: How AI can transform maritime domain awareness

    Mr Omer Primor

    Mr Omer Primor, Product Marketing Director, Windward

  • Embracing machines to achieve informational superiority
  • Analyzing real-time patterns-of-life to identify emerging threats
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 An Operational Perspective of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft for the UK Coastguard

    Mr Phillip Hanson

    Mr Phillip Hanson, UK HM Coastguard Aviation Technical Assurance Manager, HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency

    • Delivering and developing the role of these platforms in Maritime Surveillance for the UK Coastguard and other government departments
    • Optimising the performance of fixed wing platforms in a SAR supporting role
    • The benefits of the using aerial platforms in conjunction with other systems to build a thorough Maritime Domain picture
    • How sharing technological development can further shape the direction of future Platforms and Aviation Strategy

    11:30 Stratollite: A New Paradigm Shift from a Traditional Earth Observation System to a Full Tactical and Strategic Surveillance Solution

    Dr Nikolaos Spyropoulos

    Dr Nikolaos Spyropoulos , Executive Director, Business Development, World View Enterprises, Inc

    12:00 Assessing the Maritime Aerial ISR Capabilities of the US Coast Guard and the Ability to Provide Comprehensive Maritime Domain Awareness

    Captain Frederick Riedlen

    Captain Frederick Riedlen, Chief of the USCG Office of Aviation Forces , United States Coast Guard

  • Evaluating the platforms and procedures of the USCG Aviation wing
  • Encouraging greater integration among navy and air authorities both within the US and with allies to enhance coverage
  • The future of maritime reconnaissance and surveillance within the USCG and how technological developments can shape strategy and enhance effectiveness
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Air-Maritime Coordination: An Operational Perspective of AEW & ISR Platforms in the Mediterranean

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate, Hellenic Air Force

  • Assessing the role of AEW ISR platforms in Maritime Operations (pros and cons)
  • The future of Command & Control in Air-Maritime Coordination
  • The benefits of using aerial platforms in conjunction with other systems to build a thorough Maritime Domain picture 
  • How sharing technological development can further shape the direction of future Platforms and Aviation Strategy
  • 14:00 Emphasising Multi-Domain Operations in Response to Increased Tension in the Arctic

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD, Military Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University

  • The new strategic landscape along NATO´s Northern Flank and in the Arctic – interests and risks
  • Western strategies aimed at managing the consequences of great power geopolitical and geo-economic competition in the Arctic – back to the future or breaking new ice?
  • The importance of Communications, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Multi-Domain Operations and the role of Space Capabilities
  • NATO Multi-Domain Operations in the Arctic – prospects and challenges 


  • 14:30 Use of Maritime Unmanned Systems in Confined and Shallow Waters

    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore, Naval Mine Warfare Staff Officer, NATO Centre of Excellence for operations in Confined and Shallow Waters

  • Improving autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV’s) to increase mine-countermeasure efficiency
  • Providing greater levels of reconnaissance against the mine threat
  • Mitigating risk to personnel while fulfilling operational objectives
  • Sustaining data streams between AUV’s and other platforms and systems taking part in an amphibious operation


  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 A Maritime Situational Awareness perspective on Maritime ISR

  • Developing sophisticated multi-source data fusion approaches to fully exploit ISR 
  • Building the best maritime picture through IRS: towards a coherent assessment
  • The importance of collaboration to ensure ISR interoperability by design
  • Commander Amleto Gabellone

    Commander Amleto Gabellone, Staff Officer VNC, NATO STO-CMRE

    Lieutenant Kathryn Ransom

    Lieutenant Kathryn Ransom, Program Officer, Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation

    16:00 Strengthening Safety at Sea through Increased Monitoring of the Maritime Domain

    Mrs Helena Ramon Jarraud

    Mrs Helena Ramon Jarraud, Head of Unit Maritime Surveillance, European Maritime Safety Agency

  • The importance of data exchange for building the most comprehensive maritime picture 
  • Gathering imagery from space-based ISR platforms and including them in the intelligence sharing process
  • Current and future steps to improve maritime domain awareness using industries technological advancements while minimizing the costs to nations and organizations
  • 16:30 S-AIS and C-SIGMA: Continuing to Evolve as the Cornerstones of Maritime Security

    Mr Guy Thomas

    Mr Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

  • Overview of C-SIGMA
  • S-AIS
  • SARs
  • Dynamic Data Analysis Tools
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me

    Vice Admiral (ret'd) Mario Rino Me, Former Deputy Policy Director, Joint Staff, Italian Navy


    Head C4ISR & Space Programs
    Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Assistant Chief of Staff CJ2
    EUNAVFORMED Op. Sophia
    Chief of the USCG Office of Aviation Forces
    United States Coast Guard
    Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office
    Italian Navy
    Australian Defence Attache for Southern Europe
    Royal Australian Navy
    Europe International development Director
    NAVY IW DACOS Development
    Royal Navy
    Deputy Head of Operations / Head of Field Office Mogadishu
    EUCAP Somalia
    Staff Officer VNC
    Head of Survey and Production Department
    Italian Hydrographic Institute
    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Commanding Officer, Task Force 67
    US Naval Forces Europe
    Executive Director, Business Development
    World View Enterprises, Inc
    Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate
    Hellenic Air Force
    Naval Mine Warfare Staff Officer
    NATO Centre of Excellence for operations in Confined and Shallow Waters
    Military Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Military Studies
    Swedish Defence University
    Program Officer
    Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation
    VP Business Development
    ImageSat International N.V
    Business Development Manager
    Robin Radar Systems BV
    Meteorologist/UK Business Development and Senior Project Manager
    Orbital Micro Systems Inc
    President, C-SIGMA
    Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
    Director of Sales, Radar Solutions
    Maxar Technologies
    Product Marketing Director
    UK HM Coastguard Aviation Technical Assurance Manager
    HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    Head of Land and Maritime Marketing, Leonardo Helicopters
    Head of Unit Maritime Surveillance
    European Maritime Safety Agency
    Former Deputy Policy Director, Joint Staff
    Italian Navy

    Gold Sponsor

    Sponsors and Exhibitors



    Speaker Interview with Commodore Tom Guy


    Speaker Interview with Luigi Sinapi


    Past Speaker Interview - Natalie Fridman of ISI


    Past Attendees


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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Leonardo has a world recognised expertise in airborne surveillance, reconnaissance, detection and information through dedicated platforms and full ISR/ISTAR airborne sensors and effectors. With field-proven tactical fixed wing and rotary wing UAS, optionally piloted helicopters, a complete range of sensors, and target drones Leonardo is at the forefront of autonomous flight. Building on an extensive heritage, Leonardo develops and shapes technology to deliver flexible, modular solutions. Leonardo is a world player in Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space, developing advanced components to fully integrated systems and platforms


    Gold Sponsor

    Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and Oxfordshire, England, Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) specializes in the development and delivery of technology and analytics ready data services. With broad expertise in applied science, weather science and earth observation, instrumentation development, data science, space operations, and program delivery, OMS is positioned to deliver innovation to many areas of the aerospace sector. OMS has partnered with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Colorado-Boulder to establish a commercial repository for Analysis Ready Data (ARD) to streamline access to multiple data streams and datasets. The International Center for Earth Data (ICED), housed at the University of Edinburgh, merges its own microwave observations—collected as frequently as fifteen-minute intervals—with numerous public and private data sources, to create highly detailed and accurate weather image of any global location within minutes. For more information about OMS, please visit www.orbitalmicro.com or contact at info@orbitalmicro.com

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®, Reaper® and Gray Eagle UAS programs of record and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight, enabling situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.

    Maxar Technologies

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    Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,000 team members in 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com

    Robin Radar Systems

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    “The vastness of the oceans has always been a great place to hide. But even the best kept secrets leave a trace. Windward believes deep context is key to catching vessels that are up to no good. Our machine learning algorithms are trained by the best domain experts and data scientists to expose anomalous ship activities and generate leads on unknown targets. Our clients include the United Nations Security Council, Frontex and Italy's Guardia di Finanza.”


    ImageSat International


    ImageSat International NV (ISI) is an international commercial provider of High Resolution satellite earth-imagery and Analytics, principally for national security, intelligence, HLS, civil and commercial applications worldwide.

    The company owns and operates EROS B, highly manoeuvrable Very High-resolution satellite since April 25, 2006 and has accesses for additional 15 Satellites from 3rd party partnerships.

    ISI has also procured a high-performance microsatellite, the RUNNER will be able to provide wide swath multi-spectral video and imagery, with a spatial resolution of better than 1-meter, high bandwidth communications, massive-capacity recording, and high throughput onboard processing capability.

    The RUNNER will feature performance and mission characteristics enabling it to support the establishment of a high-revisit constellation for ISI, which will complement ISI’s newly purchased EROS C: High-performance satellite, Ultra-high resolution, highly manoeuvrable and has an advanced operational capability that can support diverse applications.

    ISI maritime intelligence application – the ISI KINGFISHER, combines sophisticated AI and human expertise into a multi-layer, multi-sensor maritime intelligence solution.

    With the ISI KINGFISHER, oceans of data are translated into highly detailed information. Advanced algorithms fuse numerous sensory signals from satellite based sensors such as AIS, SAR, EO, OSINT, VMS and other maritime monitoring sensors to provide coverage of enormous and dispersed surfaces and deliver vessel-specific insights and alerts.

    Today, ISI has a global customer's base, comprised of governments and international agencies, which use High Resolution satellites imagery primarily for intelligence, homeland security and national development purposes. EROS B imagery is also employed in a wide-range of dual-purpose and civilian applications, including: Mapping, Border Control, Infrastructure Planning, Agricultural Monitoring, fishing rights monitoring, Environmental Monitoring, etc.

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    Asian Military Review is ABC audited publication, read & discussed by key decision makers & advisors to Asia Pacific militaries. Published since 1993 it’s widely recognised as authoritative provider of unbiased & objective information to Asian military. Editorial content comprises capability analysis, special reports & relevant news coverage from the region. AMR provides information, opinion & facts allowing military professionals to track & understand defence developments worldwide, concerning equipment, training, organisation & doctrine issues. The magazine is a proven source keeping military professionals up to date on national & international defence & security issues.

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    Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.

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    Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

    The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary



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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:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    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.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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