SAE Media Group is proud to present the 4th Annual Future Soldier Technology USA Conference, taking place on the June 6 and 7, 2023 in Arlington, VA.

Future Soldier Technology USA is the only dedicated conference of its kind in North America and will bring a unique focus to the future of soldier systems. The conference will discuss in detail soldier lethality, power management systems, mobility, sustainability and survivability. It gives you the opportunity to have your say, be part of the future, hear from industry experts as well as engage and network with senior program leaders and solution providers. Leaving with a detailed and exclusive understanding into the latest technology that will be used worldwide amongst soldiers and international countries.

Additionally, as soldiers and marines are increasingly integrated into an array of sensors and battlespace management systems, dismounted situational awareness is becoming a key area of overmatch capability.

Key Topics Addressed Will Include:

  • Enhancing soldier lethality
  • Next Generation Squad Weapon
  • Advanced target acquisition systems
  • Soldier sensors
  • Manned unmanned teaming
  • Communication systems
  • Battlespace management
  • Soldier sustainability
  • Systems trialling and evaluation
  • Synthetic training environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Participate in the only event in North America focused solely on Soldier and Marine equipment modernization and capability development
  • Hear the latest developments from innovative and cutting-edge soldier modernization projects including PEO Soldier, Nett Warrior, IVAS, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and many others
  • Meet and network with the senior officers and civilians at the forefront of soldier capability development in the US Army and Marine Corps
  • Unique opportunity to tour the USMC’s Gruntworks Facility and network with Mr Mark Richter and the PM MER


• Soldier modernisation is a key area of development for all militaries.
• Enhancing soldier lethality, manoeuvrability, survivability, sustainability and situational awareness is essential for future force development.
• The Unites States has the largest ground forces in the world and will require constant updating and modernisation to stay ahead of its adversaries. US soldier capability developers need to attend to learn about the latest updates and stay ahead of the curve.
• US Army Futures Command and PEO Soldier are the essential Commands in charge of US soldier modernisation and will be in attendance.
• This year’s forum will bring you access to key stakeholders across military, government, and industry to discuss the future of dismounted soldier modernisation.




Conference programme

7:30 Registration & Coffee

8:20 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
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8:30 PEO Soldier: Knowing Soldier's Challenges. Delivering Solutions. Defeating Future Threats

Colonel (Ret.) Jim Mingo

Colonel (Ret.) Jim Mingo, Futures LOE, Assistant Program Executive Office (APEO), PEO-Soldier
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  • PEO Soldier: Mission, Vision and Priorities
  • Overview of the PEO Soldier focus areas: Organizational Structure and efforts
  • PEO Soldier Modernization Plan: Project Polaris
  • PEO Soldier’s attempt to synchronize current and future Soldier capability development to ensure combat overmatch now and in the future in support of our community of interest
  • Future priorities for PEO Soldier and working with industry, academia and Joint and multinational partners to meet them

    9:00 IVAS: Increasing Lethality, Mobility, and Situational Awareness to Achieve Battlefield Advantage

    Mr Jason Regnier

    Mr Jason Regnier, Technology Management Director, PM IVAS, PEO Soldier, US Army
    View Bio

  • Increasing lethality through advanced and rapid target acquisition
  • Optimizing situational awareness with next generation communication capabilities and HUD’s
  • Integration IVAS technology into vehicle platforms and UAS to ensure success in all future Multi-Domain Operations
  • 9:30 Marksmanship vs Lethality in Training

    Mr Joshua Smith

    Mr Joshua Smith, VP, Autonomous Robotic Training Ground Combat, NATO Programs, Marathon Targets
    View Bio

  • Current training is about marksmanship and not lethality
  • Autonomous robots create new ways to train
  • Conduct training previously considered too dangerous for humans
  • Zero Infrastructure Range Modernization (ZIRM)
  • New ways to contract without locking in a vendor
  • 10:00 Leveraging AI to Support Dismounted Soldier Missions and Generate Decision Advantage

  • The CDAO and its key priorities to develop AI and data analytics capabilities for the joint services
  • Providing decision advantage for battlefield commanders using AI and autonomous systems
  • Coordinating with industry, academic and other DoD partners to advance AI for defense
  • Future requirements to optimise AI for US ground forces
  • Colonel Thomas Kilbride

    Colonel Thomas Kilbride, Principal Director of the Algorithmic Warfare Group, Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
    View Bio

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Developing Medical Capabilities to Ensure US Armed Forces Remain in Optimal Health on the Battlefield

    Brigadier General Anthony McQueen

    Brigadier General Anthony McQueen, Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Development Command
    View Bio

  • Establishing and maintaining the capabilities the US Army needs to remain ready and lethal on the battlefield
  • Conducting effective R&D to address the US Military’s unique medical readiness requirements
  • Deploying wearable sensor technology to monitor health metrics in the field
  • 11:30 Series 80- Mighty Mouse Interconnect and Cabling

    Mr Joshua Castrey

    Mr Joshua Castrey, Senior Product Manager, Glenair
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  • Overview of Glenair Series 80 Mighty Mouse connectors and cables.
  • Synergies of Glenair Mighty Mouse connectors and STAR-PAN products.
  • Interconnect systems providing network data access, peripheral connectivity, and smart battery power management for dismounted soldier.
  • 11:45 STAR-PAN – Bridging the gap from Dismounted to Mounted and back again

    Mr Andrew Murdoch

    Mr Andrew Murdoch, Business Development Manager & STAR-PAN Subject Matter Expert, Glenair
    View Bio

  • Overview of the problem
  • Introduction to STAR-PAN X
  • How dismounted users can interact with STAR-PAN X
  • Current and Future CONEMPS
  • 12:00 TAK: The Allied Forces Platform for Information Dominance

    Mr Mark Roberts

    Mr Mark Roberts, Deputy Director, TAK Product Center

  • TAK Product Center Vision, Mission, Strategy, and Products
  • Leveraging TAK software for precision targeting, surrounding land formation intelligence, situational awareness, navigation, and data sharing
  • TAK product and plugin composability to enable any mission and create decision superiority
  • 12:30 Army Research Lab: Designing Army 2040 and Preparing the Next Generation of US Warfighters for the Future Operational Environment

    Mr Joe Alexander

    Mr Joe Alexander, Deputy Director, Army Research Directorate, DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
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  • An overview of the ARL’s Army Research Directorate, its key research programs and R&D priorities for dismounted soldier modernisation
  • Exploiting concept and technology development to deliver advantage to the US Army
  • Key challenges faced by the Army Research Directorate to deliver desired outcomes
  • Industry and academic collaboration to advance capability development


  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Army Research Lab: Delivering Army 2040 and Optimising Dismounted Capabilities for the US Warfighter Army

    Dr Jeremy Gaston

    Dr Jeremy Gaston, Division Chief, Humans in Complex Systems Division, Army Research Directorate, DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
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  • Discussing the ARL’s early foundational research and key science to transform future dismounted Solider capabilities
  • Key disruptive science and technology trends which will define the US Soldier of 2040
  • Updates from the Humans in Complex Systems Research Competency and developing the potential of Soldiers operating in contested environments
  • Future concepts and priorities for ARL Soldier research and development


  • 14:30 Decision Dominance with AI

    Colonel (Ret.) Art Sellers

    Colonel (Ret.) Art Sellers, Senior Director, Business Development for US Army, SOCOM, DoD, SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS)
    View Bio

  • Data Analytics is not AI
  • Multi-Domain Operations and AI – from Competition to Crisis
  • AI vs. Humans in Decision-making
  • AI’s Role in Contested Logistics
  • Overview of SGS and its capabilities
  • 15:00 Developing and Delivering Innovative and Relevant Small Arms Lethality to US Warfighters

    Lieutenant Colonel Trond Ruud

    Lieutenant Colonel Trond Ruud, Product Manager, Small Arms Fire Control, PM Soldier Lethality, PEO Soldier, US Army
    View Bio

  • Overview of the new Product Manager Small Arms Fire Control portfolio
  • Enhancing solider lethality through the Family of Weapon Sights-Individual clip-on infrared weapon sight
  • Increasing target acquisition and hit accuracy with next-generation fire control systems
  • Future efforts to augment joint warfighter lethality with thermal and laser capabilities
  • 15:30 Enabling Warfighters Overmatch in the Battlefield with Lethal Small Fire Ammunition Effects

    Mr David Ahmad

    Mr David Ahmad, Product Manager, Small Caliber Ammunition, PM MAS, JPEO A&A
    View Bio

  • Developing and fielding capabilities to exceed Warfighter requirements
  • Managing production capabilities to meet current and future requirements
  • Overcoming supply chain challenges through industry collaboration
  • Supporting Next Generation Squad Weapon fielding
  • 16:00 Small Arms Science and Technology Activities

    Mr Matthew R. Moeller

    Mr Matthew R. Moeller, JSSAP Project Engineer; DEVCOM Lethality LoE Lead, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
    View Bio

  • Joint Service Small Arms Updates
  • Lethality Line of Effort Update
  • Discussion of the future of Lethality in Small Arms S&T
  • 16:30 Afternoon Tea

    17:00 Providing Advanced Solutions for Dismounted Soldier Power Demands

    Dr Nathan Sharpes

    Dr Nathan Sharpes, Research Mechanical Engineer, US Army C5ISR Center

  • Overview of the US Army’s current Soldier tactical power capabilities
  • R&D efforts into future power technologies
  • Update on small handheld battery standardisation efforts
  • 17:30 Strengthening the U.S. Supply Chain for Advanced Batteries

    Mr Eric Shields

    Mr Eric Shields, Senior Battery Advisor, Assistant Secretary of Defence, Industrial Base Policy
    View Bio

  • Review of efforts to secure the battery supply chain
  • Summary of battery standardization, and analytics initiatives
  • Summary of ongoing battery policy developments
  • 18:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
    View Bio

    8:20 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
    View Bio

    9:00 Advancing Dismounted Soldier Modernisation and Readiness Through US Army Reserves Innovation

    Major General Martin F. Klein

    Major General Martin F. Klein, Commanding General, 75th Innovation Command, United States Army Reserves
    View Bio

  • An overview of the 75th Innovation Command and driving soldier modernisation
  • Key dismounted soldier programs being developed by the 75th Innovation Command and the US Army Reserves
  • Providing a ‘screening force’ to enhance army innovation and provide access to the private sector
  • Future cooperation between the 75th IC, the wider US Army Futures Command ecosystem and industry to develop dismounted soldier capabilities
  • 9:30 Increasing Lethality, Protection, and Target Acquisition Capabilities in Support of USSOCOM Operations

    Colonel Anh Ha

    Colonel Anh Ha, Program Executive Officer - SOF Warrior , US Special Operations Command
    View Bio

  • Overview of the PEO SOF warfighting focus areas
  • Leveraging next generation technologies to support the future SOF warfighter and enhance situational awareness
  • Achieving decisive overmatch at the tactical level with advanced weaponry and ammunition
  • Vision for the future
  • 10:00 Morning Coffee

    10:30 CCLTF: Ensuring Overmatch Against Pacing Threats (Virutal)

    Mr Michael T. McCarthy

    Mr Michael T. McCarthy, Deputy Director/ Chief of Staff, US DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF)
    View Bio

  • Accelerate the development of solutions through pan-DoD collaboration
  • CCLTF’s 5 Lines of Effort: Human Performance, R&D, TacticalPower, AI, and Training
  • Adjusting to focus on the future horizon
  • 11:00 USMC Infantry Battalion Modernization Update

    Mr Christopher Woodburn

    Mr Christopher Woodburn, Deputy Branch Head, Maneuver Branch, Ground Combat Element Division - Fires and Maneuver, US Marine Corps
    View Bio

  • Collaborating with DOD partners to pursue infantry modernization objectives
  • Improving lethality through rifle and small arms upgardes whilst maintaining mobility
  • Maximising low-light lethality with the Squad Binocular Night Vision Goggle (SBNVG)
  • Ensuring survivability with upgrades armor and helmets
  • 11:30 Experimentation: Supporting the Army Modernization Enterprise

    Mr Seth Spoenlein

    Mr Seth Spoenlein, Assistant Director of Systems Integration, US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center
    View Bio

  • Experimentation strategy
  • Rapid maturation of operationalized and integrated  networked capabilities
  • Technology integration
  • Partnering mechanisms
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Squad Virtual Trainer: Ensuring Warfighters Are Prepared for Future Operating Environments

    Colonel Greg Pavlichko

    Colonel Greg Pavlichko, Director, National Simulation Center
    View Bio

  • Overview of the US Army’s training strategy and future plans
  • Exploiting technology to optimize human performance
  • Utilising Synthetic Training Environments for replicate complex operating environments
  • 13:30 PEO STRI – Delivering New Training and Simulation Capabilities to Enhance Future US Dismounted Soldiers

    Mr Robert J. Wolfinger

    Mr Robert J. Wolfinger, Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer, Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
    View Bio

  • Providing relevant integrated modeling and simulation capabilities to achieve US Army readiness
  • Preparing the future dismounted soldier for IVAS using the Squad Immersive Virtual Trainer (SiVT) Capability to rapidly conduct and repeat squad-level training in a mixed reality-based synthetic environment
  • Leveraging new technologies at pace to modernize capabilities
  • 14:00 Developing Advanced Virtual Training Capabilities to Prepare the USMC to defeat an Ever-Evolving Adversary

    Colonel Marcus J. Reynolds

    Colonel Marcus J. Reynolds, Program Manager for Training Systems, US Marine Corps Systems Command
    View Bio

  • Creating a live, virtual and constructive all-domain combat training environment to meet the demands of multi-domain operations
  • Improving Marine Corps training with live, virtual and synthetic technologies to operate in the Live Virtual Constructive-Training Environment
  • Working with industry partners to develop and field the concepts, systems and capabilities needed to fulfil the tenants of the LVC-TE
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 Delivering Dismounted Close Combat (DCC) for the British Soldier

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies, SO1 Soldier Systems, Tommyworks, British Army
    View Bio

  • Integrating RAS, AI and Drones through Human Machine Teaming (HMT)
  • Collaborating with US Army partners for greater delivery of capability
  • 15:15 Integrating New Capabilities Into the British Soldier System

    Lieutnant Colonel Arthur Dawe

    Lieutnant Colonel Arthur Dawe, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), British Army
    View Bio

  • Army Warfighting Experiment: discovering and leveraging emerging technologies 
  • Updates and lessons learnt from the Russia-Ukraine war
  • 15:30 Joint British Army Q&A Session

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies

    Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Davies, SO1 Soldier Systems, Tommyworks, British Army
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    Lieutnant Colonel Arthur Dawe

    Lieutnant Colonel Arthur Dawe, Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU), British Army
    View Bio

    15:45 Developing Advanced Power and Energy Solutions to Support Israeli Forces

    Senior Representative (Name Withheld for Security Reasons)

    Senior Representative (Name Withheld for Security Reasons), , Israeli Ministry of Defence

  • Combining system engineering with advanced S&T solutions
  • R&D from basic stages (low TRL) with true operational need in mind
  • Enables energetic continuity and reduction of weight, while supporting the growing energetic demands of modern battlefield
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen

    Colonel (Ret.) Richard Hansen , Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier, US Army
    View Bio

    16:30 USMC Gruntworks Facility Tour

    Mr Mark Richter

    Mr Mark Richter, Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad, US Marine Corps Systems Command

  • Meet and hear a comprehensive presentation from Mr Mark Richter, PM Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad and the MERS team to gain unrivalled insight into testing and integration of equipment for the modern dismounted Marine
  • Exclusive tour of the Gruntworks Facility, led by the MERS team, showcasing the latest Marine equipment modernizations with a distinct focus on how human factors can enhance these developments
  • Unique opportunity for detailed Q&A with Mark Richter and the MERS team to discuss how you can collaborate for the future development of USMC equipment
  • Attendance and travel to and from the conference venue included, for free, as part of your registration
  • NEW FOR 2023: the MERS team will be joined by PEO Soldier, who will be exhibiting some of their next-generation soldier equipment at the facility


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    Commanding General
    US Army Medical Research and Development Command
    Senior Director, Business Development for US Army, SOCOM, DoD
    SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS)
    Futures LOE
    Assistant Program Executive Office (APEO), PEO-Soldier
    Former Program Manager, Soldier Warrior, PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Program Executive Officer - SOF Warrior
    US Special Operations Command
    National Simulation Center
    Program Manager for Training Systems
    US Marine Corps Systems Command
    Principal Director of the Algorithmic Warfare Group
    Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO)
    Division Chief, Humans in Complex Systems Division, Army Research Directorate
    DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
    Research Mechanical Engineer
    US Army C5ISR Center
    SO1 Soldier Systems, Tommyworks
    British Army
    Product Manager, Small Arms Fire Control, PM Soldier Lethality, PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Commanding Officer, Infantry Trials and Development Unit (ITDU)
    British Army
    Commanding General
    75th Innovation Command, United States Army Reserves
    Business Development Manager & STAR-PAN Subject Matter Expert
    Deputy Branch Head, Maneuver Branch, Ground Combat Element Division - Fires and Maneuver
    US Marine Corps
    Product Manager, Small Caliber Ammunition, PM MAS
    JPEO A&A
    Senior Battery Advisor
    Assistant Secretary of Defence, Industrial Base Policy
    Technology Management Director, PM IVAS, PEO Soldier
    US Army
    Deputy Director, Army Research Directorate
    DEVCOM - Army Research Lab
    Senior Product Manager
    VP, Autonomous Robotic Training Ground Combat, NATO Programs
    Marathon Targets
    Program Manager, Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad
    US Marine Corps Systems Command
    Deputy Director
    TAK Product Center
    JSSAP Project Engineer; DEVCOM Lethality LoE Lead
    US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
    Deputy Director/ Chief of Staff
    US DOD Close Combat Lethality Task Force (CCLTF)
    Acting Deputy Program Executive Officer
    Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation
    Assistant Director of Systems Integration
    US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center
    Israeli Ministry of Defence

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Gold Sponsor

    Glenair is a global manufacturer of interconnect technology for high-reliability applications. Our lightweight/miniature connectors are used on a wide variety of platforms from fixed wing and rotor aircraft, to ground vehicles and every class of UAV. Glenair pioneered the original 6-pin Nett Warrior connector, as well as a second generation 7-pin series with USB-C power integration and delivery. Now Glenair is introducing a signature 12 Amp contact equipped version for higher-current applications that easily integrates into US/NATO, Nett Warrior, and STAR-PAN hub and cable systems. Our Series 804 Mighty Mouse tactical soldier interconnects have become industry standards and are used on more JTAC and DACAS systems than all other miniaturized connector series combined. Glenair multiport STAR-PAN™ USB hub and power distribution systems are designed for maximum open-system compatibility incorporating Ethernet and USB data interfaces. GSA compliant USB 2.0. STAR-PAN™ is both Nett warrior and NATO compatible. The STAR-PAN™ System is capable of smart charging and power distribution utilizing the broad range of current in-service military batteries, as well as Direct Current (DC) power sources. Newly released STAR-PAN™ Mission-Manager adds on-the-fly device integration and hardware management to complex C4ISR systems. The STAR-PAN™ product line is an open architecture system and is compliant with the UK MOD/NATO standard

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    SparkCognition Government Systems' (SGS) award-winning AI solutions solve the most critical challenges for government, national security, and defense. Using its patented AI, machine learning, and natural language technologies, SGS analyzes complex and diverse data in real time to inform and accelerate decision making, predict future outcomes, prescribe next-best actions, and augment human intelligence. We partner with organizations to ensure mission readiness, national security, and operational excellence. For in-depth information about SGS and its offerings, visit www.sparkgov.ai.


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    OTTO Engineering designs and manufactures innovative two-way radio accessories for high-precision applications. OTTO specializes in tactical communication headsets, push-to-talk (PTT) systems, multi-port hubs, speaker microphones, cable assemblies for interfacing accessories to radios, tactical surveillance kits, and wireless intercoms for virtually all radio platforms. Visit otto-comm.com

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    Point Blank Enterprises, Inc. (PBE) is the worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, and distribution of high-performance, protective solutions for the U.S. Military and Department of Defense, Federal Agencies, and both domestic and international law enforcement and corrections professionals. The Company has the strongest portfolio of product brands in the industry including Point Blank Body Armor, Protective Products, PARACLETE®, Advanced Technology Group, The Protective Group (TPG), First Tactical, Point Blank Duty Gear, United Shield International Limited, and Protective Apparel.

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    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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