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Eastern European Nations are seeking to build up and modernise their military forces in light of several security threats far and near to their borders as well as the demands put on them by NATO membership. They need to become adaptable and flexible, ready to deploy anywhere to defend NATO interests or keep the peace. To do that they require an effective logistics capability able to keep up and support with the combat units.

Defence Logistics Eastern Europe 2016 will be held in Prague from the 7th-8th March and aims to bring together members of logistics commands from across the region to discuss the challenges of modernising their logistics forces through training, international cooperation and procurement. While at the same time going through extensive budget reforms. SMi strives to provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through expert speakers, carefully chosen through extensive research.

  • The Czech Ministry of Defence is in full support of the event with Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, head of the Logistics Agency, confirmed as chariman of the event.
  • Focused discussion groups talking about the benefits of international cooperation as part of the development of logistical capabilites
  • High ranking speakers from across Eastern Europe talking about operational experience, current and future capabilities, new projects and how they are overcoming budgetary challenges
  • Informal  networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Defence Logistics programs today
  • 3PLs
  • Fuel Service Providers
  • Field Logistics Commanders
  • Movement Contoll Experts
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Life Cycle Management Experts
  • Procurement Specialists

Conference programme

8:00 Conference Registration and Informal Introduction

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

9:00 The Czech Approach to Defence Logistics

Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

  • The Czech Armed Forces capability to support multi-branch joint operations and exercises
  • The value of strategic logistics planning during peace and war
  • Modernising the logistics structure for 2020 and beyond
  • 9:30 Meeting Logistical Requirements in an Ever Modernising Military

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski, Head of J4, Polish Armed Forces

  • Discussing the need for greater infrastructure to meet NATO requirements
  • Challenges of modernising supplies and spare parts for the armed forces with an ever smaller budget
  • Securing, preserving and maintaining ammunition
  • Exploring the Polish capability for rapid deployment abroad and what logistical needs that requires
  • 10:00 HUTIRA Crystal Clear Water Treatment Plants

    Vaclav Salac

    Vaclav Salac, Business Development and Export Director, Hutira- BRNO,s.r.o

  • HUTIRA CCW - patented and unique technology - introduction
  • HUTIRA CCW - 2-level treatment
  • HUTIRA CCW - the top A class drinking water without chemicals in all cases Containerized Units for Armed Forces, Rescue Corps and Crisis Organisations
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 Theatre Level Logistics: Maximising Long-Term Operations For The Front Line Soldier

    Brigadier Simon Hutchings

    Brigadier Simon Hutchings, Commander 104 Logistics Support Brigade, British Army

  • An overview of the role and aim of 104 Brigade
  • Part-time Soldiers with Specialist Capabilities: How reservists not only fill gaps but provide essential services to British Operations and its cost efficiency
  • How logistics planning is crucial for sustaining long-term operations abroad
  • 11:30 The Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre – Enabling International Logisitcs Capabilities

    Colonel Jan Husak

    Colonel Jan Husak, Director , MLCC

  • MLCC as the leader for Education and Training for the NATO alliance
  • How training exercises can maximise the management of the logistics train in joint operating theatre
  • The future of the MLCC as an independent logistics management centre for member states
  • 12:00 Logistics Training for the Czech Armed Forces

    Major Libor Stolicka

    Major Libor Stolicka, Chief of Department, Centre for Logistics Preparation , Czech Armed Forces

     

  • Outlining current training for Czech military logisticians
  • How Militaries within the region can improve sustainment capability through shared training methods
  • How military logistics training will continue to improve and modernise as the Czech Armed Forces changes and adapts
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Panel Discussion: New Technologies and Approaches in the Preparation of New Logistics Experts

    Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

    Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

    Brigadier Simon Hutchings

    Brigadier Simon Hutchings, Commander 104 Logistics Support Brigade, British Army

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski, Head of J4, Polish Armed Forces

    Major Libor Stolicka

    Major Libor Stolicka, Chief of Department, Centre for Logistics Preparation , Czech Armed Forces

    14:15 The Canadian Approach to Defence Logistics

    Colonel Sylvain Turbide

    Colonel Sylvain Turbide, Deputy Military Representative of Canada to NATO, Canadian Forces

  • Current logistics capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces 
  •  Logistical support to the country’s deployed operations
  • Future plans to develop logistics capability
  • 14:45 The Movement Coordination Centre Europe’s Approach to Material Lifting Support

    Tony O'Neil

    Tony O'Neil, Director Projects and Planning, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

  •  Exploring the role of the MCCE and what it can provide to member states
  • A European Organisation with an International reach: How the MCCE works with NATO, EU and UN
  • Exploring the need for better communication, coordination and capacity sharing
  • 15:15 Afternoon Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:45 Planning and execution for Effective Collective Logistics support for NATO

  • Outlining the role of NATO in the strategic planning and management of the logistics operational chain for forces deployed within NATO Territory and around the world
  • Enhancing multination combat service support capability to NATO forces
  • Strengthening Logistics Command and Control  for NATO operations
  • Bruno Cantin

    Bruno Cantin, Head of Logistics Defense and Policy Division, NATO HQ - C3 Staff

    Commodore Marcel Halle

    Commodore Marcel Halle, ACOS J4, NATO SHAPE

    16:15 The Belgian Experience in Movement Control

    Major Christophe  Bruyere

    Major Christophe Bruyere, Commandant of the Movement Control Group, Belgian Army

  • The Systems and structures used to monitor and control the movement of troops and supplies on operations
  • Recent operational experience for the Movement Control Group abroad
  • Future requirements for effective supply control mission during peace and war
  • 16:45 End of Defence Logistics Eastern Europe Day One

    8:30 Registration and Informal Introductions

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Address

    Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

    Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

    9:30 The Croatian Approach to Military Logistics

    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic

    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic, Chief of J4, Croatian General Staff, Croatian Army

     

  • Current Croatian Logistics capabilities
  • Procurement of equipment to improve the efficiency and capacity of the logistics system
  • How the Croatian Army logistics units are integrating into NATO and EU formations
  • 10:00 How the LOS Programme Will Develop and Enhance the Logistics Capability of the Norwegian Armed Forces

    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid

    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid, Commander LOS Programme, Norwegian Armed Forces

     

  • Outlining the role and goals of the LOS Programme
  • Improving information management sharing in the logistic cycle
  • Future plans to develop Norwegian logistics capabilities
  • 10:30 Moring Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 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
  • 11:30 How Europe Can Maximise Logistics Capability Sharing

     

  • Logistics Capability of the V4 Battlegroup
  • Joint infrastructure and planning for exercises and conflicts
  • Resource sharing and force structure integration in a time of strict budgeting
  • Future of joint Logistics in the V4
  • Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski, Head of J4, Polish Armed Forces

    Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

    Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna, Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic

    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic, Chief of J4, Croatian General Staff, Croatian Army

    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid

    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid, Commander LOS Programme, Norwegian Armed Forces

    12:15 Lunch

    13:15 Front Line Medical Support to Czech Combat Units

    Colonel Zoltan Bubenik

    Colonel Zoltan Bubenik, Director of the Military Medical Agency, Czech Armed Forces

  • Describing the Czech approach to front line medical care
  • Medical support in recent deployments abroad
  • How the Czech Armed Forces are looking to improve up their medical system
  • How medical operations are sustained through logistical support
  • 13:45 Supporting and Sustaining Petersberg Tasks for the EU and NATO as part of the Eurocorps

     

  • The basic logistics requirements for a Rapid Deployable Corps Headquarters
  • Recent experiences supporting Eurocorps in missions around the world
  •  How other nations contribute to the readiness and the ability to sustain combat operations of Eurocorps
  • Future contributions: welcoming new members to enhance cooperation and maximising capability
  • Brigadier General Herman Ruys

    Brigadier General Herman Ruys, Deputy Chief of Staff Support and Enabling, Eurocorps

    Colonel Jerome Laplace

    Colonel Jerome Laplace, Head of G4 Logistics Department, Eurocorps

    14:15 Afternoon Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    14:45 How the EU is Contributing to the Sustainment of Military Operations Worldwide

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director of Logistics, Logistics Directorate, EEAS, Belgium

     

  • Case study: strategic logistics planning for Operation Atlanta
  • Reducing operational risk through efficient logistics management amongst EU members
  • How contractor support can be a benefit to multinational operations
  • The need for a greener, efficient logistics footprint

     

  • 15:15 Maximising Logistics Coordination Efforts through Effective Military Leadership

    Colonel Pavel Foltin

    Colonel Pavel Foltin, Head of Logistics Department - Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Czech Republic

  • How leadership maximises logistics operations in today’s military operations
  • Discussing Czech officer training and its positive impact on Sustainment coordination and control systems
  • Exploring how future Officer training techniques can help the Czech Armed Forces better coordinate

     

     

     

  • 15:45 End of Defence Logistics Eastern Europe Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Head of J4, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Director of Logistics, Logistics Directorate, EEAS, Belgium
    Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

    Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna

    Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid

    Commander LOS Programme, Norwegian Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Arild Dregelid

    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Head of J4, Polish Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Dariusz Lukowski

    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Director of Logistics, Logistics Directorate, EEAS, Belgium
    Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

    Brigadier General Herman Ruys

    Deputy Chief of Staff Support and Enabling, Eurocorps
    Brigadier General Herman Ruys

    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic

    Chief of J4, Croatian General Staff, Croatian Army
    Brigadier General Ivica Olujic

    Brigadier General Jaromir Zuna

    Director Support Division , Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
    Brigadier General Jaromir  Zuna

    Brigadier Simon Hutchings

    Commander 104 Logistics Support Brigade, British Army
    Brigadier Simon Hutchings

    Bruno Cantin

    Head of Logistics Defense and Policy Division, NATO HQ - C3 Staff
    Bruno Cantin

    Colonel Jan Husak

    Director , MLCC
    Colonel Jan Husak

    Colonel Jerome Laplace

    Head of G4 Logistics Department, Eurocorps
    Colonel Jerome Laplace

    Colonel Pavel Foltin

    Head of Logistics Department - Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence, Czech Republic
    Colonel Pavel Foltin

    Colonel Sylvain Turbide

    Deputy Military Representative of Canada to NATO, Canadian Forces
    Colonel Sylvain Turbide

    Colonel Zoltan Bubenik

    Director of the Military Medical Agency, Czech Armed Forces
    Colonel Zoltan Bubenik

    Commodore Marcel Halle

    ACOS J4, NATO SHAPE
    Commodore Marcel Halle

    Jiri Hynek

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

    Major Christophe Bruyere

    Commandant of the Movement Control Group, Belgian Army
    Major Christophe  Bruyere

    Major Libor Stolicka

    Chief of Department, Centre for Logistics Preparation , Czech Armed Forces
    Major Libor Stolicka

    Tomasz Choluj

    Coordinator for Logistics Planning J4, Polish Armed Forces
    Tomasz Choluj

    Tony O'Neil

    Director Projects and Planning, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
    Tony O'Neil

    Vaclav Salac

    Business Development and Export Director, Hutira- BRNO,s.r.o
    Vaclav Salac

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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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