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SMi Group (SMi Group) - 20 November 2013

Social Media Within the Military and Defence Sector

SMi present the 3rd Annual Conference...

Date: 20-21 November 2013
Location: The Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London UK

SMi Group Social Media within the Military and the Defence Sector Europe bannerThis informative event will draw from expert opinions, showcase the latest technology and inform attendees of new platforms and how to use them to an advantage from a military and defence perspective.

The third instalment in the sell-out Social Media series, will explore social media use as a form of internal communication as well as the operational struggles faced, recent data monitoring developments and the dangers posed, along with the latest issues that are dominating the military and defence industry today.  

“I am returning to this year’s Social Media in Defence not just to speak but to learn what best practices are out there and to ensure we stay at the top of our game.  Social Media is moving so fast, you must take a moment and learn from those around you or you will get left behind.” - Vice President, Digital Strategy - Baesystems

Key reasons to attend:
• Discover how to harness the global power of social media, the new weapon in the online battlefield
• Learn and network with experts from around the world who shape and influence the social media landscape
• Explore the latest social media platforms shaping the future and how to use them
• Understand the latest on data protection, data mining and how to stay safe from being monitored by the enemy
• Analyse the most effective way of using social media platforms in a military environment

Expert speakers include:
• Pippa Norris, Head of Online Engagement, Directorate of Media and Communications, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Steven Mehringer, Head of Communication Services, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO Headquarters
• Andrew Morton, Digital and Social Media Manager, Purple Strategies
• Brittany Brown, Social Media Manager, US Army
• Denis Hanly, Commandant Defence Forces Press Officer, Defence Forces Ireland
• Sacha Aizenman, Head of Digital, French Ministry of Defence
• John Manley, Deputy Public Affairs Officer, ISAF
• Paul Smyth, (Media Ops Specialist and Advisor, UK MOD Ret'd), Senior Consultant, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
• Erik Lagersten, Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Swedish Armed Forces
• Ben Harknett, Head of Regional EU Sales & Client Services, Wildfire Google
• Price Floyd, Head of Digital, BAE SYSTEMS

With key note presentations from military and industry professional at the heart of social media, this really is a unique event not to be missed.

Booking information:
Register online at the website
Contact James Hitchen on telephone number +44 (0)20 7827 6000 and email jhitchen @

Twitter account for the conference is @SmiGroupDefence, hashtag #SocialMediaDef and LinkedIn Group

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