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The SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference, to be held in Prague from the 6th – 7th March 2018. Based on the success of our previous two defence logistics conference, which were supported by the Czech Armed Forces, we aim to enable senior logistics and combat service support representatives from local militaries, international defence organisations, and commercial entities to share and learn from one another in a highly focused environment.

As allies continue to base troops in the area on a rotational basis, it is important to have an efficient logistics mechanism to support them and the host nation forces. As such, there needs to be an international standard which all forces must be brought up to, allowing for better integration and provision of services such as engineering, supply chain forecasting, fuel, medical assistance, transport, and logistics command and control.

• The only military logistics conference to focus on the Central and Eastern European region
• The Czech Republic will once again be a key supporter of the event, including Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of the Support Division of the Czech Armed Forces
• Regional briefings from Central and Eastern European countries will include: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia
• Senior experts from international allies, including from the United Kingdom, USA, Germany, and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
• Exposition of market-based solution partners and suppliers
 

 

• 3PLs
• Field Logistics Commanders
• Movement Control Experts
• Supply Chain Managers
• Life Cycle Management Experts
• Procurement Specialists
• Military Engineers
• Real Life Support Providers
• Fuel Specialists
 

British Army; Bundeswehr; Canada Department of National Defence(DND); clements worldwide; Czech Armed Forces; Czech MoD; Ecolog; Ecolog International; EEAS, Belgium; FMLOG; Hiab Limited; Hungarian Army; Kongsberg Protech Systems; MLCC; MN JHQ ULM; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence; NATO SHAPE; Norwegian Armed Forces; Pa Consulting Group; Polish Armed Forces; R.S Logistical Solutions; Rheinmetall Landsysteme; Royal Netherlands Army; Ruslan SALIS GmbH; Scepter Canada Inc.; Slovakian Army ; Spanish Army; The Porter Consultancy; Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo; VOP CZ. S.p.; World Fuel Services Europe Limited;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

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

9:10 Expanding Czech Armed Forces’ capability through enhanced logistics strategy

Major General Jaromir  Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna, Director of Support Division , Czech MoD

 

     Examining the latest updates to the 143rd Logistics Battalion operational capabilities
     Developing logistics potential through investment opportunities and third-party partnerships
     Expanding participation in joint exercises, such as Saber Guardian 2017, to improve the interoperability of our logistics practices

 

9:50 Optimising Logistics Organisational Structure To Ensure Simplified Support Delivery

Commodore Adrian Aplin

Commodore Adrian Aplin, Head of Defence Logistics Strategy, UK MoD

 

·         Enhancing the flexibility of the logistics organisation to further manage with operations support
·         Extending contracts to SMEs to produce quicker results for logistics command, decluttering current system
·         Investing in logistics technology to improve the pace of logistics support

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Increasing Transportation Logistics Development to Guarantee Faultless Delivery

Brigadier General Thomas Hambach

Brigadier General Thomas Hambach, Deputy Commander, Logistics Command, German Armed Forces

 

Enabling better military transit systems: perfecting getting from point A to point B through training
Upgrading logistics equipment to ensure full preparedness for operations
Increasing access to air logistic support: exploring supply chain solutions for military air transportation

11:40 Furthering Logistics Effectiveness Through Enhanced National Military Transport

Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari

Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari, Acting Chief of Logistics Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces

 

     An update on how Hungary is improving military transportation
     Increasing versatility through third-party suppliers
     Exploring Hungarian companies to help improve domestic military transport
     Expanding military transport procedures to peacetime operations

12:20 Sponsor Session To Be Confirmed

Graham Grice

Graham Grice, Military Account Director, World Fuel Services Europe Limited

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 An Update on Slovakia’s Modernised Supply Chain and Support System

Lieutenant General Pavel Macko

Lieutenant General Pavel Macko, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Slovak Armed Forces

 

     Modernising truck and helicopter logistics capacity to enhance flexibility within the Armed Forces
     Case study: importing Bell 429 light utility helicopters from the US government to boost national support systems
     Working with allies to ensure Slovakian logistics battalions remain up to standard
     Introducing strategic changes to Command and Control (C2) to consolidate future supply and support operations
     Next steps and projects

14:40 Optimising Logistics Support Through Enhanced Command and Control (C2) Systems and Processes

Colonel Matthew Wilkinson

Colonel Matthew Wilkinson, Chief of Staff, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD

 

·         Creating supply chain mission analysis to identify critical areas for improvement
·         Advancing logistics planning through C2
·         Enhancing military distribution network security:
·         Capacity planning processes: creating best practice for inventory management
·         Joint force supply chain integration

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Transforming Medical Logistics into a Fully Operational Branch of Defence Capabilities Through Critical Upgrades and Assessments

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

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

 

     Improving Medevac operations through data assessment and evaluation
     Ensuring continuous equipment and supplies with a well-organised supply chain
     Keeping air support up-to-date to meet every-day obstacles 
     Exploring further at the scene medical attention pre-evacuation to reach higher survival goals

16:30 Using EDA Member States’ Expertise to Maximise Logistics Potential

Johann Fischer

Johann Fischer, Head of Unit Land and Logistic Support, Capability, Armament and Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency

 

  • EDA a capability multiplier
  • Enhance Logistic Support for Deployed Force
  • Provide Medical Support to Operations

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Securing Austrian Defence Logistics and Support Through Modernised Organisation and Processes

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Comamnding Officer, Austrian Logistics Command, Austrian Logistics Command

 

Making use of home-based solutions to cut back on external outsourcing for land forces logistic requirements
Securing the smooth operation of the military vehicle supply and support chain
Securing logistic capacities in homeland as well as in international operations

9:50 Modernising the Armed Forces to Enhance Performance and Encourage Private-Military Cooperation

Major General Vlado Sindler

Major General Vlado Sindler, Head of Logistics, Croatian Armed Forces

 

     Upgrading from Soviet-era equipment: engaging with US and German sales of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters and PzH 2000 respectively
     Exploring opportunities to outsource logistics operations through domestic third-party providers to work on new acquisitions
     An update on defence logistics and future national developments

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Overcoming Logistics Challenges Facing DLA Troop Support (Europe and Africa Command) in Theatre

Colonel Mark Simerly

Colonel Mark Simerly, DLA Troop Support HQ, Defense Logistics Agency

 

·         Operating across international borders to supply US Army Europe with satisfactory logistic equipment and support
·         Working with host nation support during operations: surmounting technical challenges to succeed in multinational interoperability
·         Encouraging compliance with allies to realise the full potential of EURAF logistics command in theatre

11:40 Collective Logistics Solutions from the Viewpoint of the Multinational Logistics Coordination Centre

Colonel Jan Husak

Colonel Jan Husak, Director , MLCC

 

     Logistics Education and Training
     Logistics Exercises
     Future Needs and Solutions

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Deepening Interoperability and Enhancing Logistics (Support to Allied Forces in Poland – Observations/Lessons Identified)

Colonel Tomasz Choluj

Colonel Tomasz Choluj, Coordinator for Logistics Planning J4, Polish Armed Forces

 

  • Increased NATO’s presence in the eastern part of the Alliance.
  • Lessons Identified/Observations:
                - Host Nation Support;
                - Movement (Rail, Road);
             - Role of NATO Force Integration Unit

14:00 EUMS Perspective on Multinational Logistics in EU Missions and Operations

Colonel Pedro Jooren

Colonel Pedro Jooren, Logistics Policy Branch Chief, Logistics Directorate, EEAS, Belgium

 

  • The EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
  • The European Union Military Staff 
  • An overview of the current CSDP military operations & missions
  • Multinational logistics, the EUMS' perspective
  • The toolbox: fostering multinational logistics (partnership and cooperation)

14:40 Logistics Functional Services Capability Package (LOGFS CP): An Integrated Suite of Applications in Support of NATO Logistics C2 Operations

Dr Franco Fiore

Dr Franco Fiore, Chief Service Support & Business Applications Service Line, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency)

 

·         LOG FS CP provides specific applications, databases and secure interfaces to external systems to facilitate the work of staffs involved with logistic functions at all static and deployable Command Facilities of the NATO Command Structure
·         Overview of the program
·         Status update in the delivery timelines and transition activities

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 New Developments in Slovenian Logistics Capabilities to Enhance Preparedness for Potential Threats

Colonel Danilo Jazbec

Colonel Danilo Jazbec, Deputy Commander, Logistics Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces

 

     Working closer with the regional allies to ensure defence logistics operations are fully realised and progress to future collaboration
     Guaranteeing national defence logistics capabilities through continued improvements in the face of new opposition
     The successes of Slovenian defence logistics and hopes moving forward

16:30 Closing Panel Discussion: Central and Eastern Europe - The Path Forward in Defence Logistics

Colonel Danilo Jazbec

Colonel Danilo Jazbec, Deputy Commander, Logistics Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces

Colonel Jan Husak

Colonel Jan Husak, Director , MLCC

Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari

Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari, Acting Chief of Logistics Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces

Lieutenant General Pavel Macko

Lieutenant General Pavel Macko, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Slovak Armed Forces

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Thomas Hambach

Brigadier General Thomas Hambach

Deputy Commander, Logistics Command, German Armed Forces
Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

Director of the Military Medical Agency, Czech Armed Forces
Commodore Adrian Aplin

Commodore Adrian Aplin

Head of Defence Logistics Strategy, UK MoD
Major General Jaromir  Zuna

Major General Jaromir Zuna

Director of Support Division , Czech MoD

Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari

Acting Chief of Logistics Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces
Brigadier General Laszlo Kaposvari

Brigadier General Thomas Hambach

Deputy Commander, Logistics Command, German Armed Forces
Brigadier General Thomas Hambach

Brigadier General Zoltan Bubenik

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

Colonel Danilo Jazbec

Deputy Commander, Logistics Brigade, Slovenian Armed Forces
Colonel Danilo Jazbec

Colonel Jan Husak

Director , MLCC
Colonel Jan Husak

Colonel Matthew Wilkinson

Chief of Staff, Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, DE&S, UK MoD
Colonel Matthew Wilkinson

Colonel Pedro Jooren

Logistics Policy Branch Chief, Logistics Directorate, EEAS, Belgium
Colonel Pedro Jooren

Commodore Adrian Aplin

Head of Defence Logistics Strategy, UK MoD
Commodore Adrian Aplin

Dr Franco Fiore

Chief Service Support & Business Applications Service Line, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIAgency)
Dr Franco Fiore

Graham Grice

Military Account Director, World Fuel Services Europe Limited
Graham Grice

Johann Fischer

Head of Unit Land and Logistic Support, Capability, Armament and Technology Directorate, European Defence Agency
Johann Fischer

Lieutenant General Pavel Macko

1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Slovak Armed Forces
Lieutenant General Pavel Macko

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Comamnding Officer, Austrian Logistics Command, Austrian Logistics Command
Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Jaromir Zuna

Director of Support Division , Czech MoD
Major General Jaromir  Zuna

Major General Vlado Sindler

Head of Logistics, Croatian Armed Forces
Major General Vlado Sindler

Workshops

Defence Fuel Logistics and Management
Workshop

Defence Fuel Logistics and Management

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5th March 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

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Angelo Hotel

The Czech capital is where tradition meets modernity. Located on the left bank of the Vltava river in the modern quarter of Andel, angelo’s by Vienna House Prague is situated in Prague's bustling 5th district. Getting here couldn't be easier, thanks to the hotel's close proximity to bus and tram stops and Andel metro station. One of the best shopping centres in the city, with over 130 shops and restaurants, is equally close by.

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