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Conference Documentation: Future Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2015

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


Day 1
8:00
Conference Registraton and Informal Introductions
8:30
Conference Welcome and Chairman's Opening Address
Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech Mod
8:45
APC Modernisation For The Czech Land Forces
Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces
9:15
A Look At The Slovak Republics Current Armoured Vehicle Capability and Future Needs
Colonel Robert Tibensky, Director General National Armaments, slovak MOD
9:45
Lithuanian Armoured Vehicle Priorities
Lieutenant Colonel Mindaugas Steponavicius, Director of Capability Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania
10:15
Morning Coffee Break & Networking In The Exhibition Area
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Brigadier General Slawomir Wojciechowski, Director of Strategy and Defence Planning, Polish Armed Forces, Polish MoD
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo, Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech Mod
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Lieutenant Colonel Mindaugas Steponavicius, Director of Capability Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania
10:45
Can Armoured Vehicle Technology Advancement Keep Up The Pace Of The Emerging And Ever Changing Threat
Brigadier General Ladislav Jung, Land Forces Deputy Commander, Czech Armed Forces , Czech Armed Forces
11:15
Keynote Address-DIAMOND SPONSOR
11:45
What Do The Armed Forces Of Tomorrow Need Today?
Brigadier General Pavel Adam , Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech Mod
12:15
Defence and Security Trends and The Changing Operational Landscape Of Today
Brigadier General Frantisek Minacek , Director Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies, Czech Mod
12:45
Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area
13:45
Norway: Improving Through Life Support And Operational Readiness With Better Logistics
Brigadier General Bjarne Nermo, Commander Land Systems Division , Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land
14:15
Enhancing Medium Weight Armour Lethality
Simon Johns, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin
14:45
The Royal Netherlands And German Army –BOXER 8x8 All Terrain Heavily-Armoured Utility Vehicle
Colonel Egbert Treeuw, Programme Manager BOXER , OCCAR
15:15
Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades
Brigadier General Pavel Adam , Director of the Division of Capabilities Development and Planning, General Staff, Armed Forces, Czech Mod
15:15
Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades
Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
15:15
Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades
Colonel Egbert Treeuw, Programme Manager BOXER , OCCAR
15:15
Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades
Lieutenant Colonel Mindaugas Steponavicius, Director of Capability Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania
15:15
Extending The Life Cycle Of Armoured Vehicles Through Intelligent And Strategic Equipment Upgrades
Colonel Maciej Zajac, Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD
15:45
Afternoon Coffee In The Exhibition Area
16:15
The Czech Approach To Active Protection Systems
LTC (Ret.)Richard Macha , Industrial Cooperation Division Czech MoD and Head of the Czech Delegation to AC/225 - NATO NAAG, Czech Mod
16:45
Austria’s Approach To Armoured Vehicle Modernisation and Procurement
Brigadier General Norbert Huber , Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
17:15
An Update On The Slovenian 8x8 Armoured Vehicle Procurement
Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
17:45
End of AVTAF
Day 1
Day 2
8:00
Registration and Coffee
8:30
Chairman's
Day 2
Welcome
Lieutenant General Jaroslav Kolkus, Former Deputy Chief of Defence Staff & Military Representative to NATO and EU, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Czech Mod
8:45
The Czech Upgraded T-72 M4CZ Tank Programme
LTC Jiri Hrazdil, Commander of the 73rd Tank Battalion, Czech Mod
9:15
The Czech Republic’s Collaborative Approach To Defence Industry and Equipment Modernisation
Jiri Hynek, President , Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA
9:45
Gold Sponsor Presentation-Saab Technologies
10:15
Morning Coffeee In The Exhibition Area
10:45
Armoured vehicles For 2035: How Industry Is Responding To Ever Changing Military Requirements In Today’s Complex Operational Environment
11:15
An Update On Poland’s Armoured Vehicle Modernisation Programme
Brigadier General Slawomir Wojciechowski, Director of Strategy and Defence Planning, Polish Armed Forces, Polish MoD
11:45
Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor
12:15
Networkning Lunch In The Exhibition Area
13:15
Poland Armoured Vehicle Procurement Updates
Colonel Maciej Zajac, Deputy Chief Land Forces Department, Armament Inspectorate, Polish MoD
13:45
Danish Protection Up-Grade Program Of The M113 APC Fleet and The Status of The Replacement Program
Major Claus Johansen, Director of Study and Development Division , Danish Army Combat and Fire Support School
14:15
UK Integrated Survivability Solutions For AFV
Heather Elsley, Programme Manager, Land Integrated Survivability Programme & Delivery Directorate, DSTL
14:45
Afternoon Coffee In The Exhibiton Area
15:15
Military Vehicle Electronics For A Modern Fighting Force
Lieutennat Colonel Tomas Turo , Military Vehicle Electronics Specialist , University of Defence, Czech Republic, Czech Mod
15:45
Regional Outlooks for Military Upgrades To Armoured Vehicles: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Colonel Josef Kopecky, Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade , Czech Mod
15:45
Regional Outlooks for Military Upgrades To Armoured Vehicles: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Lieutenant Colonel Mindaugas Steponavicius, Director of Capability Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence Republic of Lithuania
15:45
Regional Outlooks for Military Upgrades To Armoured Vehicles: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Miha Matek, Head of ArmamentsProject Management Division , Slovenian Ministry of Defence
16:15
End of AVTAF
Day 2

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