The SMi Group is proud to announce the 4th annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference, to be held in Prague from the 5th – 6th March 2019.

As military operational tempos increase and Armies face new deployment commitments across Europe, defence logistics have never been more important as now. Armed Forces must learn to work twith one another and engage in joint logistics operations, and with industry to find new innovative ways to increase reliability and reduce costs in logistics. Ultimately, as logistic capacity underpins the ability for militaries to deploy and sustain forces, logistics must be considered as a capability in its own right, providing a genuine operational advantage and increasing operational effectiveness.

Join us as we bring together the key military logisticians from across the Central and Eastern European region and beyond, to discuss new trends and crucial developments in Defence Logistics, and learn how modern Armed Forces are increasingly pursuing improved logistic capacity.

  • Hear from key strategic planners and decision makers from Central and Eastern European militaries, including host nation senior figures from the Czech Armed Forces
  • Examine the latest developments in defence logistics and hear briefings focussing on the strategic and tactical levels of defence logistics, ensuring a truly holistic coverage of the topic
  • Enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities, as military, government, and industry come together in this international event
  • Learn firsthand about the future of defence logistics in the Central and Eastern Europe region, as militaries seek to increase cooperation and engage in joint logistics operations

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;

Sponsors and Exhibitors


Angelo Hotel

Radlicka 1g, 150 00, Prague, Czech Republic

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.


Sponsors and Exhibitors

World Fuel Services

Sponsors and Exhibitors

As a leading fuel solutions and logistics provider for industries, militaries and governments around the globe, World Fuel Services (A Fortune 100 Company – NYSE INT: 93) delivers integrated fuel solutions to customers in the marine, land, and aviation segments. With expertise in: fuel supply, logistics, operations, technology, and finance, we provide end-to-end support so that our customers can focus on their core business. Additionally, through a careful programme of growth and acquisition we have developed the company to suit particular markets, importantly retaining the local feel within that market and yet bringing the strength and stability of a truly global company. We operate in more than 3,000 airports, 1,200 sea ports and 1,000 fuel stations and depots in 200 countries and territories – with one million barrels of liquid products supplied every day and two million financial transactions processed every year, amounting to a strong balance sheet of $33 billion in 2017. Highly successful in the traditional market space, World Fuel Services are considered the experts when it comes to operating in challenging environments, be that in support of military operations, such as our comprehensive service provision in Afghanistan, or mining and industrial operations in hot and cold inhospitable parts of the world. In the volatile energy market, when fuel quality and surety of supply are key to the success of your business or operations, World Fuel Services is the strong, trusted partner that you need.


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Angelo Hotel

Radlicka 1g
150 00
Prague 5
Czech Republic

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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