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As nations in Eastern Europe embark on upgrading their military capabilities and increase spending, the Armoured Vehicle has become a focus of many of the land forces commands wishing to ensure effective combat and peacekeeping operations, both domestically and internationally.

Due to this unprecedented increase in strategy and acquisition in the region, The SMi Group are delighted to bring you Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2015. It is our focus to ensure you meet the very best military decision makers and influencers as we gather the community next June in Prague.  At no other event in 2015 will you be able to meet such a well rounded and unique set of military vehicle experts all present with one goal in mind-to advance their technical know how and increase the effectiveness of their new and  ongoing programmes.

The participants of Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2015 will cover the whole value chain of the armoured vehicle equipment market. The speakers and invited participants will be carefully selected to bring together those with active requirements for armoured vehicles and will ensure that as well as military leaders, the OEMS and prime contractors participate. We will also make sure that the very latest technology innovators will be present to share their ground breaking equipment with a captive audience all looking to advance their combat vehicle programmes.


The audience will include, but not be limited to:
• Heads of Land Procurement
• Directors of Capability Planning
• National Armaments Directors
• Vehicle Programme Managers
• Heads of Strategy and Defence Planning
• Commanders of Land Systems
• Directors of Procurement
• Chief Scientists/Defence Research Agencies
• Heads of Survivability
• CIED Experts


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Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA) associates Czech companies engaged in research, development, production, trade and marketing of the military and security equipment, material and services. It was founded in 1997 as a non-governmental, independent, apolitical, non-profit organization. Since its foundation it is a respected partner of the Czech Government, the Ministries of Industry and Trade, Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs. With these institutions the DSIA signed a series of cooperation agreements.

DSIA is a partner of organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce or Confederation of Industry and Transportation of the Czech Republic. The Association also cooperates with the publishing house MS Line on publishing a magazine called the Czech Defence Industry and Security Review which is a media platform for the Czech defence and security industry.

DSIA promotes business and commercial interests of its members in a dialogue with the Parliament, ministries, other government authorities. It became an important partner and participant in the legislative processes. Its discussions at the "round tables" or face to face meetings with representatives of the state administration or the Parliament help to deal with the defense and security industry issues.

DSIA is a primary contact point for similar foreign institutions. It helps foreign firms to find suitable partners and vice-versa it helps the Czech firms to contact appropriate companies abroad.

DSIA supports pro-export efforts of its member companies and helps them to look for new markets. It also participates in shaping of the national pro-export policy and supports export interests of the DSIA members towards the state administration.
 


 

Vehicle Manufacturers

System Integrators

Armour Providers

Weapons System Providers

Communication Specialists

Vehicle Component Manufacturers

Conference programme

8:30 Conference Registration and Informal Introductions

9:00 Conference Welcome and Chairman's Opening Address

Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

9:15 APC Modernisation For The Czech Land Forces

Brigadier General Ladislav  Jung

Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces

 

 

 

 

 Current Land Forces priorities for APR Upgrades

Procurement and Selection time lines

What does the next generation of APC's need to look like for maximum operational effectiveness

 

 

 

9:45 Norway: Improving Through Life Support And Operational Readiness With Better Logistics

Brigadier General Bjarne  Nermo

Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo, Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land

·         Evaluating the essential operational logistics an armoured vehicle fleet needs to remain combat ready
·         Capability gaps that have come out of recent joint operations
·          Supporting operations globally and the logistics needed to ensure missions effectiveness

10:15 Morning Coffee Break & Networking In The Exhibition Area

10:45 Panel Discussion: Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat

·         Assessing current and future strategies relating to force development to combat IED/RPG and other threats to the armoured vehicle
·         Looking at force protection threats and how they are evolving globally
·         Situational Awareness and network integration requirements
·         A look ahead to how Armoured Vehicles will be used in future ground operations: The Strengths and Weaknesses
  
Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

Brigadier General Bjarne  Nermo

Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo, Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land

Brigadier General Ladislav  Jung

Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces

Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

11:15 Microflown AVISA - Acoustic Multi Mission Sensors On Wheeled Vehicles, The Mali Experience

Hans-Elias de Bree

Hans-Elias de Bree, R&D Director, Microflown AVISA

 

·         Acoustic Multi Mission Sensor technology
·         RAM localization capability
·         SAF localization capability
·         Mali 2015 experience on open wheeled vehicle
·         Outlook for armored (tracked) vehicles

11:45 What Do The Armed Forces Of Tomorrow Need Today?

Brigadier General Pavel  Adam

Brigadier General Pavel Adam , Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech MoD

• Looking at what the Czech Army needs for future force modernisation
• A look at the force structure and capability plans of the Czech Armed forces by 2020
• Where do the Czech Armed Forces fit into future NATO and international coalition operations and peacekeeping

12:15 Defence and Security Trends and The Changing Operational Landscape Of Today

Brigadier General Frantisek  Minacek

Brigadier General Frantisek Minacek , Director Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, Czech MoD

·         Looking back at conflicts globally over the last 20 years: how have threats evolved
·         Regional patterns of conflict and modern warfare challenges
·         A look at the future of warfare challenges of tomorrow for NATO and Allied forces operating globally

 

 

12:45 Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area

13:45 Austria’s Approach To Armoured Vehicle Modernisation and Procurement

Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

  • Austria’s current armoured vehicle fleet and capabilities 
  • Current procurement and upgrade programmes across the MoD
  • Operational feedback from recent missions and engagements
  • 14:15 Enhancing Medium Weight Armour Lethality

    Chris Mitchell

    Chris Mitchell , Head of Business Development, Lockheed Martin

    14:45 The Royal Netherlands And German Army –BOXER 8x8 All Terrain Heavily-Armoured Utility Vehicle

    Colonel Egbert  Teeuw

    Colonel Egbert Teeuw, Programme Manager BOXER , OCCAR

    ·         OCCAR and their approach to defence programme developments
    ·         The flexibility and modularity approach of the BOXER programme
    ·         Through life support and life cycle optimisation
    ·         Next steps and timelines

    15:15 Panel Discussion: Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades

    ·         Evaluating the current service usage for aging armoured vehicles
    ·         Are the aging fleets still fit for purpose for modern operations?
    ·         Where can modern equipment add-ons aid armoured vehicles in remaining effective for current conflicts
    ·         Examining key equipment upgrades available today and overcoming integration with legacy equipment and systems
    Brigadier General Pavel  Adam

    Brigadier General Pavel Adam , Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech MoD

    Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

    Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD

    Colonel Egbert  Teeuw

    Colonel Egbert Teeuw, Programme Manager BOXER , OCCAR

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    15:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Area

    16:15 The Czech Approach To Active Protection Systems

    LTC (Ret.)Richard  Macha

    LTC (Ret.)Richard Macha , Industrial Cooperation Division Czech MoD and Head of the Czech Delegation to AC/225 - NATO NAAG, Czech Mod

    ·         A look at the Czech capability and ongoing priorities around active protection
    ·         EFA against RPG attacks
    ·         Protection against CBRN threats

    16:45 An Update On The Slovenian 8x8 Armoured Vehicle Procurement

    Miha  Matek

    Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

    ·         The current 8x8 medium protection programme and how this will benefit operations by the Slovenian Army
    ·         Looking at timelines and implementation into the Slovenian Vehicle Fleet
    ·         Armour and blast protection standards across the fleet
    ·         Commitment to NATO interaction and interoperability

    17:15 Chairmans Closing Remarks and Questions From The Audience

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    17:30 End of Day One

    8:30 Registration and Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Day 2 Welcome

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    9:15 The Czech Upgraded T-72 M4CZ Tank Programme

    LTC Jiri Hrazdil

    LTC Jiri Hrazdil, Commander of the 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD

    ·         Key mission capabilities of the T-72 M4CZ
    ·         Future upgrade plans and recent improvements to the T-72M4CZ
    ·         Operational feedback from recent missions

    9:45 The Czech Republic’s Collaborative Approach To Defence Industry and Equipment Modernisation

    Jiri Hynek

    Jiri Hynek, President , Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA

    ·         Outlining The Czech Armed Forces Process For Selecting Industry Partners
    ·         Advice on how to approach the MOD and put forward technical information and capability suggestions
    ·          How to optimise your bid, what processes and details should you be aware of

    10:15 Experience In Supporting Ground Forces Mechanization Programs With Solutions Designed To Meet The Need For Enhanced Operational Capabilities And A Higher Level Of Effectiveness

    Jyrki  Kujansuu

    Jyrki Kujansuu, Head of Marketing & Sales EE/LV/LT Market Area Nordic & Baltic, Saab Technologies S.R.O

    10:45 Morning Coffee In The Exhibition Area

    11:15 An Insight Into The Procurement Process and Priorities of The Czech Armed Forces

    ·         Assessing the evolution of 21st century conflict and where industry see the need for a change to the status quo
    ·         Common feedback from military programme managers and how this translates to future capability shifts
    ·         The Latest R&D trends and where industry are investing their future spend to improve vehicle performance
    ·         Future predictions for the use and design of armoured vehicles to ensure mission effectiveness 

    This Session Will Feature OEMS who are prominent both regionally and Internationally. 

    Colonel (Ret) Tomas Dvoracek

    Colonel (Ret) Tomas Dvoracek, Deputy Director, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD

    LTC (Ret.)Richard  Macha

    LTC (Ret.)Richard Macha , Industrial Cooperation Division Czech MoD and Head of the Czech Delegation to AC/225 - NATO NAAG, Czech Mod

    12:15 An Update On Poland’s Armoured Vehicle Modernisation Programme

    Colonel Maciej  Zajac

    Colonel Maciej Zajac, Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD

    ·         A look at the Polish Armies history with the armoured vehicle
    ·         Current progress and timelines for the following programmes:
    o   Modular Tracked Platform (UMPG)
    o   Armoured Fighting Vehicle
    o   Amphibious Scout Vehicles
    ·         Future modernisation plans for the armoured vehicle: what capability gaps remain?

    12:45 Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area

    13:45 UK Integrated Survivability Solutions For AFV

    Heather  Elsley

    Heather Elsley, Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL

    ·         Understanding the threat – the role of analysis in improving survivability
    ·         Balancing capability – from Heavy Armour to Modular Protection
    ·         The layered approach – working together to futureproof Integrated Survivability

    14:15 Military Vehicle Electronics For A Modern Fighting Force

    Lieutennat Colonel Tomas Turo

    Lieutennat Colonel Tomas Turo , Military Vehicle Electronics Specialist , University of Defence, Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    ·         Current research findings from the Czech Defence University
    ·         Developing a modern system architecture for fighting vehicles
    ·         Challenges and opportunities for future military vehicles when deciding electronic components and system design

    14:45 Afternoon Tea In The Exhibition Area

    15:15 Panel Discussion: Regional Outlooks for Military Upgrades To Armoured Vehicles: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry

    ·         What are the major upgrade requirements for regional nations
    ·         Procurement timelines for upgrades: from tendering to force deployment
    ·         What defence forces look for in industry partners
    Miha  Matek

    Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    LTC Jiri Hrazdil

    LTC Jiri Hrazdil, Commander of the 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD

    Colonel Maciej  Zajac

    Colonel Maciej Zajac, Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD

    16:00 Chairmans Closing Remarks and Questions From The Audience

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    16:15 End of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Bjarne  Nermo

    Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo

    Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land
    Brigadier General Ladislav  Jung

    Brigadier General Ladislav Jung

    Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

    Brigadier General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
    Brigadier General Pavel  Adam

    Brigadier General Pavel Adam

    Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech MoD
    Colonel Maciej  Zajac

    Colonel Maciej Zajac

    Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD
    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD

    Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo

    Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land
    Brigadier General Bjarne  Nermo

    Brigadier General Frantisek Minacek

    Director Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, Czech MoD
    Brigadier General Frantisek  Minacek

    Brigadier General Ladislav Jung

    Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Ladislav  Jung

    Brigadier General Norbert Huber

    Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
    Brigadier General Norbert  Huber

    Brigadier General Pavel Adam

    Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech MoD
    Brigadier General Pavel  Adam

    Chris Mitchell

    Head of Business Development, Lockheed Martin
    Chris Mitchell

    Colonel (Ret) Tomas Dvoracek

    Deputy Director, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD
    Colonel (Ret) Tomas Dvoracek

    Colonel Egbert Teeuw

    Programme Manager BOXER , OCCAR
    Colonel Egbert  Teeuw

    Colonel Maciej Zajac

    Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD
    Colonel Maciej  Zajac

    Hans-Elias de Bree

    R&D Director, Microflown AVISA
    Hans-Elias de Bree

    Heather Elsley

    Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL
    Heather  Elsley

    Jaromir Zuna

    Director AFCR Logistics Agency, Esurance
    Jaromir Zuna

    Jiri Hynek

    President , Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA
    Jiri Hynek

    Jyrki Kujansuu

    Head of Marketing & Sales EE/LV/LT Market Area Nordic & Baltic, Saab Technologies S.R.O
    Jyrki  Kujansuu

    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech MoD
    Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus

    Lieutennat Colonel Tomas Turo

    Military Vehicle Electronics Specialist , University of Defence, Czech Republic, Czech MoD
    Lieutennat Colonel Tomas Turo

    LTC (Ret.)Richard Macha

    Industrial Cooperation Division Czech MoD and Head of the Czech Delegation to AC/225 - NATO NAAG, Czech Mod
    LTC (Ret.)Richard  Macha

    LTC Jiri Hrazdil

    Commander of the 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech MoD
    LTC Jiri Hrazdil

    Miha Matek

    Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
    Miha  Matek

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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.

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