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SMi Group’s 15th Annual Military Airlift: Current Missions and Capability 2014 will be held on 2nd-3rd December 2014 in Italy's capital Rome. The conference will focus particularly on ongoing missions being carried out across the world and how the correct and appropriate airlift capability is deployed and the development of new capability. There will also be an emphasis on the changing landscape of airlift with changes in multinational commands such as the EATC, the specific challenges posed by missions in disaster and conflict zones and the consequences of the Post-Afghanistan redeployment strategy to the Airlift industry.

The SMi Group’s Military Airlift event has been running for fifteen years and is the largest and best supported conference of its kind in Europe. We have the support of many significant multinational commands in Europe such as the European Air Transport Command and Movement Coordination Centre Europe as well as Air Forces from across Europe.

Last year’s event in conjunction with the Spanish Air Force was a huge success and because of the launch of the A400 M we held the event in Seville to include a site visit to the Airbus Military Facility.

This year, we have the full support of the Italian Air Force and the programme will feature some key speakers from the host nation. We also have a fantastic opportunity for all delegates to attend a Post-Conference site visit on 4th December to Pratica di Mare Airbase featuring the KC 767 Tanker by Boeing for Italian Air Force, the launch customer for the aircraft.

Key reasons to attend this year's 15th Annual Military Airlift: Current Missions and Capability conference:

  • Have the opportunity to meet some of the biggest decision-makers from the major Air Forces across Europe and the world
  • Listen to over 15 industry-leading presentations from operators in the military, key Heads of Commands
  • Join us for our complimentary Post-Conference Site Visit on 4th December to Pratica di Mare Airbase and see the KC-767, courtesy of the Italian AF 14th Wing
  • Hear from our keynote speaker from the Host Nation Italy about their plans for the future
  • Discover countries with new capability such as the Ukraine that you could consider for your own fleet
  • Have the opportunity to understand the repercussions of pulling out of Afghanistan for the Air Forces and Joint Commands across Europe and how this might affect your future
  • Grasp the use of airlift for large-scale emergency-response operations in conflict zones where operations can be more challenging and learn how this can be managed efficiently

 

 

   

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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Gunnar Borch

Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency

9:10 ITAF Operations and Capabilities Update

Colonel Luigi  Riggio

Colonel Luigi Riggio , Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force

ITAF AT and AAR Fleet
• Operational Commitment and Lessons Identified/Learned;
• Capability improvement:
- New Pilot Training
- EFB introduction
- Precision delivery – JPADS
- EATC accession process

9:50 Boeing C-40A Offering and Commercial Derivative Aircraft Sustainment Capabilities Overview

  • Emerging C-40A Combi Offering – Incredibly versatile and reliable airlift for International Military Customers utilizing proven 737-700 based platform
  • Boeing’s unique Commercial Derivative Aircraft Sustainment capabilities
  • Tremendous Availability and Affordability advantages offered by Boeing’s Performance Based Logistics offerings
  • PBL Case Study – Italy KC-767A Tanker Sustainment Program success
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    Andrew Tayon

    Andrew Tayon, KC-767 Tanker Support Program Manager, Boeing Global Services and Support

    Oris Davis

    Oris Davis, Director, Southern Europe - International Business Development, The Boeing Company

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The airlift challenges facing the UK Defence Supply Chain & Operational Movements organisation after the end of the operation in Afghanistan

    Group Captain Andrew Killey

    Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM) - Defence Movements Team Leader, Royal Air Force

    • Current UK Defence approach to planning airlift
    • The key challenges/issues facing the UK Defence Supply Chain & Operational Movements organisation with regards to Airlift
    • Future UK Defence approach to planning airlift

    11:40 Coordinating NATO Strategic Airlift for Afghanistan: from ISFCC into RSFCC

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar, Chief, ISAF Strategic Flight Coordination Centre

  • ISAF versus Resolute Support
  • Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Some ISFCC statistics
  • Organization ISFCC and RSFCC
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Movement Coordination Centre Europe- The military transportation broker

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

  • M&T business  Afghanistan, Africa and NATO, EU exercises (current AT and AAR situtation and availability)
  • Analysing the current demand of air capabilities in Europe and beyond
  • Assessing the operational readiness for future challenges
  • 14:10 Latest Developments on the UK Voyager programme

    Phill Blundell

    Phill Blundell, Chief Executive, Air Tanker Services

  • Future Opportunities for Voyager
  • Available and Fit-for-Purpose Aircraft
  • A uniquely Tailore Military Solution
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 The Role of NSPA in meeting today’s goals of Military Airlift

    Dimitrios Petridis

    Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)

    • Mission & Vision of the NSPA
    • The CEPS importance in the support of Military Airlift (EATCAWACS etc)
    • The C-17 GIII role of the NAMP
    • The Log Ops versatility of involvement via:
    - The AWACS and the AGS fleets (LW)
    - The SALIS concept (LS)
    - The NH-90/Tiger & A400M e-procurement support (LN)
    - The support of legacy fleets in FWA & HELI SPs and the brand new MMF SP (LA)

    16:00 Addressing the AAR shortfall in Europe

    Laurent Donnet

    Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency

  • Identifying the AAR requirements for Europe
  • EDA’s AAR mandate to alleviate the existing shortfall
  • Outlining the latest developments and challenges in EDA’s AAR initiative
  • 16:50 A small nation's tactical airlift operations in a strategic environment

  • Tactical airlift vice strategic and commercial options
  • Danish bridge between tactical airlift and Special Air Operations
  • Required tactical competencies in current operations
  • Limitations of tactical airlift in strategic operations
  • Colonel Soren W. Andersen

    Colonel Soren W. Andersen, Colonel, ACOS Current Operations, Danish Defence Command

    17:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:40 Drinks Reception Hosted by Boeing

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Gunnar Borch

    Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency

    9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Air Mobility in Europe: The grand challenge

    Brigadier General Blaine Holt

    Brigadier General Blaine Holt, U.S. Deputy Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee, EUCOM

    9:50 EMBRAER KC-390 program update

    Fernando Fialho

    Fernando Fialho, KC-390 Program Strategy Manager, Embraer

  • KC-390 - Creating the next generation of military air transport
  • Highlights of the aircraft 
  • Program status
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Modern Challenges of Logistic Operations in Hostile Environments- Salis structure and how it functions with NATO nations participants in the project

     

     

  • Transport of Military Goods in hostile environment
  • Political aspect/Speed of reaction
  •  Humanitarian aspect Transport corridors
  • Airlift challenges
  • Ivan Strelnikov

    Ivan Strelnikov, Commercial Manager, Ruslan SALIS GmbH

    11:40 Airlift challenges for Spanish Air Force

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez, Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force

  • Spanish Accession To EATC: The Change
  • New Challenges, New Solutions
  • The European Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Centre
  • Way ahead in Spanish Air Force Airlift
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Revolutionizing Military Airlift Satcom with Commercial Innovations

    ·         Modernizing the battlspace with commercial technology

    ·         Rapidly-deployable satcom for quick-reaction operations anywhere in the world

    ·         Seamless roaming between multiple satellite networks for the best connectivity

    ·         Creating greater mission flexibility for military airlift operations

     

     

    Colin Sage

    Colin Sage, Director, International C3 and ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.

    14:10 Optimizing effectiveness in air transport in a multinational environment

    Colonel Niels Lokman

    Colonel Niels Lokman, (Netherlands) , Head Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)

  • Seamless roaming across Ku and Ka satellite networks
  • Automatic network switching for the best available service
  • Tactical Operations Center-in-the-sky connectivity
  • Mulit-band airborne modems and antennas
  • Open architecture operations
  • 14:50 Airbus Defence & Space : A panoply of airlift products for the global military mobility community

    Ian Elliott OBE RAF Rtd

    Ian Elliott OBE RAF Rtd, Vice President Defence Capability Marketing, Airbus

  • Why Airbus D & S? an explanation of recent corporate restructuring
  • The Light and Medium (CN235/CN295) Product Range : cost effective and proven workhorses
  • The A400M: now hitting the front line
  • A330 MRTT: continuing its global market dominance of strategic airlift and air refueling
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Aeromedical Considerations in evacuating contagious patients

    Major Dr. Claus Lie

    Major Dr. Claus Lie, Doctor, Squadron Commander, Air Transport Wing Aalborg, Royal Danish Air Force

    ·         Ebola is very present, but not the only contagious disease.

    ·         How do we protect the crew?

    ·         How do we prevent uncontrollable spreading of diseases?

    ·         How do we maintain high operability of the planes?

     

    16:40 MEDEVAC in Central Europe : The Czech experience

  • Strategic evacuation in the Czech Army
  • The role of Czech Air Force in airlift operations
  • Special task for Czeck Air Force airlift operatio- HEMS in Western Bohemia
  • Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kovarik

    Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kovarik, Head Physician, Military Medical Agency

    Major Roman Lanzendorf

    Major Roman Lanzendorf, Anesthesiologist, Military Medical Agency

    17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of Conference

    17:30 Drinks Reception Hosted by Airbus Defence & Space

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force
    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Group Captain Andrew Killey

    Group Captain Andrew Killey

    Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM) - Defence Movements Team Leader, Royal Air Force

    Andrew Tayon

    KC-767 Tanker Support Program Manager, Boeing Global Services and Support
    Andrew Tayon

    Brigadier General Blaine Holt

    U.S. Deputy Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee, EUCOM
    Brigadier General Blaine Holt

    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force
    Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez

    Colin Sage

    Director, International C3 and ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.
    Colin Sage

    Colonel Luigi Riggio

    Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Luigi  Riggio

    Colonel Niels Lokman

    (Netherlands) , Head Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)
    Colonel Niels Lokman

    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Colonel Reinhard Krell

    Colonel Soren W. Andersen

    Colonel, ACOS Current Operations, Danish Defence Command
    Colonel Soren W. Andersen

    Dimitrios Petridis

    Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)
    Dimitrios Petridis

    Fernando Fialho

    KC-390 Program Strategy Manager, Embraer
    Fernando Fialho

    Group Captain Andrew Killey

    Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM) - Defence Movements Team Leader, Royal Air Force
    Group Captain Andrew Killey

    Gunnar Borch

    Former General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency
    Gunnar Borch

    Ian Elliott OBE RAF Rtd

    Vice President Defence Capability Marketing, Airbus
    Ian Elliott OBE RAF Rtd

    Ivan Strelnikov

    Commercial Manager, Ruslan SALIS GmbH
    Ivan Strelnikov

    Laurent Donnet

    Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
    Laurent Donnet

    Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kovarik

    Head Physician, Military Medical Agency
    Lieutenant Colonel Roman Kovarik

    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Chief, ISAF Strategic Flight Coordination Centre
    Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar

    Major Dr. Claus Lie

    Doctor, Squadron Commander, Air Transport Wing Aalborg, Royal Danish Air Force
    Major Dr. Claus Lie

    Major Roman Lanzendorf

    Anesthesiologist, Military Medical Agency
    Major Roman Lanzendorf

    Michele Rega

    Fixed Wing Officer, EDA
    Michele Rega

    Oris Davis

    Director, Southern Europe - International Business Development, The Boeing Company
    Oris Davis

    Phill Blundell

    Chief Executive, Air Tanker Services
    Phill Blundell

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    Workshops

    Pratica di Mare Site Visit
    Workshop

    Pratica di Mare Site Visit

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
    4th December 2014
    Rome, Italy

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    Via Aurelia Antica 415
    Rome 00165
    Italy

    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

    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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    WHAT IS CPD?

    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.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    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.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    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, SMI 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.

    GLOBAL CPD

    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@smi-online.co.uk

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