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SMi's 5th Annual NATO Defence Procurement conference will assess NATO’s implementation of procurement programmes by providing an international forum for the presentation of studies, experiences and analyses. The conference will provide an interactive platform for reviewing NATO and national procurement case studies, obtaining industry views and develop recommendations on implementation procedures for streamlining future procurement and acquisition.

Key topics for consideration include changes in NATO procurement policies, budget requirements and considerations, assessment of past and present procurement programmes and projects for the improvement of military capabilities through future procurement programmes.

NATO leaders have set in motion an ambitious modernisation process focusing on improving military capabilities, welcoming new members and forging and strengthening relationships with partners. The importance of a ready and viable infrastructure is more vital to NATO now than ever before and the emphasis on high technology equipment makes NATO an attractive option for firms supplying a wide variety of products and services.

The conference will provide a platform for senior NATO representatives to network with representatives from industry, academic institutions and representatives of respected NATO research bodies.

Our prominent speaker panel includes:

  • Lieutenant General Ulrich Wolf, Director, NATO CIS Services Agency
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Payne, Secretary, NRF Co-ordination Group – Deployed Forces Co-ordination Group, NATO SHAPE
  • Terry J. Pudas, Acting Director, Force Transformation, US Department of Defense
  • Klaus Kleffner, Head, Defence Capabilities Section, NATO
  • Richard Sladden, NIAG Staff Officer, NATO Industrial Advisory Group
  • Dr. Bülent Tudes, Programme Manager, Operational Logistics Support Programme, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency
  • Cesare Balducci, Deputy Director, NATO Standardisation Agency


NATO Defence Procurement will allow delegates to:

  • GAIN insight into the key aspects of NATO policy, procurement and capability requirements
  • LEARN about negotiating contracts and bid sucessfully with NATO Agencies
  • EXPLORE the developing interface between NATO and the EU
  • REVIEW procurement programmes developed to improve NATO capabilities
  • NETWORK with key decision-makers and identify future opportunities to work with NATO


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Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy, Independant Consultant, Information Systems and Management Consultancy Services

9:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - NATO RESPONSE TO COUNTER-TERRORISM

Robert Bell

Robert Bell, Former Assistant Secretary General, Defence Investment 1999-2004, NATO and Senior Vice President, SAIC

  • Policies
  • Fiscal considerations and implications
  • New requirements
  • NATO counter-terrorism programmes
  • Challenges encountered and way forward
  • 9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - RAPID NATO PROCUREMENT – THE LIMITED INTERIM NRF CIS (LINC)

    Ulrich Wolf

    Ulrich Wolf, Director, NATO CIS Services Agency

  • In-house development of prototypes
  • Testing and demonstration
  • Use of commercial-off-the-shelf products
  • Rapid procurement with industry
  • Deployment
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 REACTING TO THE MODERN THREAT

    Mark Payne

    Mark Payne, , SHAPE

  • Overview of the NRF
  • Fiscal and budgetary considerations
  • Common funding
  • Challenges faced
  • Enhanced Capability Criteria
  • The future of the NRF
  • 11:40 DEFENCE ASPECTS OF TRANSFORMATION

    Klaus Kleffner

    Klaus Kleffner, Head, Defence Capabilities Section, NATO

  • Comprehensive political guidance
  • Improving national and collective capabilities
  • Optimisation of defence spending
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 ALTERNATIVE FINANCING STRUCTURES

    Grant Rogan

    Grant Rogan, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Corporate Services Limited

  • Off balance sheet capital procurements
  • Use of innovative structured finance offset solutions
  • Economic enhancement - aligning procurements with longer term objectives of all stakeholders
  • Greater flexibility in mapping future procurements
  • 14:30 NATO STANDARDISATION REQUIREMENTS

    Cesare Balducci

    Cesare Balducci, Deputy Director, NATO Standardisation Agency

  • Standardisation policies
  • Role of standardisation within procurement
  • Interoperability and standardisation
  • Role of the NATO Standardisation Agency within procurement processes
  • Ensuring desired capability is reached
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 FEEDING THE FORCES

    SC USN (Ret) Mark Young

    SC USN (Ret) Mark Young, Vice President, Strategic Planning, Agility - Defence & Government Services

    • Case study of the Subsistence Prime Vendor program
    • Program is responsible for delivering all of the food to the troops in Iraq
    • Explores providing end-to-end supply chain support to ensure that the food is delivered in the right quantities and on time in a war time environment.

    16:20 EU – NATO PROCUREMENT PROCEDURES

    Ivan Kotek

    Ivan Kotek, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Ceskomoravska investoraka

  • Current relationship
  • Alliance standards on interoperability procurement policies
  • Enhancing defence capabilities
  • Planning capabilities and core assets
  • Future relationship
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Paul Kennedy

    Paul Kennedy, Independant Consultant, Information Systems and Management Consultancy Services

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Paul Kennedy

    Paul Kennedy, Independant Consultant, Information Systems and Management Consultancy Services

    9:10 INFLUENCING NATO ARMANMENTS ACQUISITION

    Richard  Sladden

    Richard Sladden, NIAG Staff Officer, NATO Headquarter

  • Role of NIAG
  • How can Industry influence NATO programmes
  • Challenges faced by NATO in developing capabilities
  • Way forward
  • 9:50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS - ENHANCING ALLIANCE TRANSFORMATION – A US PERSPECTIVE

    Terry J Pudas

    Terry J Pudas, Acting Director, Office of The Secretart of Defense, Department Of Defence Office Of The Secretart Of Defense

  • Strategic imperative
  • New logic and metrics
  • Technology opportunities
  • Alternative architectures
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 KEEPING NATO MILITARY EQUIPMENT WORKING

    Bulent  Tudes

    Bulent Tudes, Programme Manager, Operational Logistics Support Programme, NAMSA

  • Role and mission of NAMSA
  • New challenges
  • Procurement policies and processes
  • Future procurement initiatives
  • 11:40 NATO PROCUREMENT AND PROGRAMMES

    Joseph Kranz

    Joseph Kranz, Defense Systems Management and Cost Analysis Defense Acquisition Resources Management (IDARM) Program, US Naval Post Grad School

  • Current relationship
  • TLCSM principles
  • A Framework within NATO standardisation policy
  • Acquisition Practices
  • Managing In-Service Reliability & Maintainability (R&M)
  • Integrated Systems Approach to Quality through the Life Cycle
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 TIPS as the answer to meeting NATO’s core capability

    Larry Harrell

    Larry Harrell, General Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

  • Overview of the ACCS requirements
  • Multinational participation
  • Procurement process
  • Challenges
  • Benefits of common software and system implementation
  • Way forward
  • 14:30 INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 CASE STUDY - NATO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

    Bulent  Tudes

    Bulent Tudes, Programme Manager, Operational Logistics Support Programme, NAMSA

    16:20 INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE

    Dusan Bevc

    Dusan Bevc, President of Defence Industry Section, Defence Industry Section

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Paul Kennedy

    Paul Kennedy, Independant Consultant, Information Systems and Management Consultancy Services

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