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Conference Documentation: Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015

As nations in Central and Eastern Europe continue to upgrade their defence equipment, the military helicopter has become a focus of many air forces wishing to ensure they have a strong rotary fleet capable of multifunctional operations.

There is therefore a need for a high level meeting that brings together senior military leadership, project decision makers and technical experts alongside the helicopter manufacturers and cutting edge industry solution providers to collaborate on future endeavors that will enhance the security and stability of Eastern Europe and its neighbouring countries.

The SMi Group, in partnership with the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA), bring you Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015, a must attend meeting for all those focused on military rotary technology advancement the region.

Whether you are focused on helicopter platforms or systems, this event will allow you access to an unprecedented level of senior military helicopter programme managers and those with direct responsibility for finding the next generation of equipment for their armed forces when it comes to rotary operational capability.

We are delighted that Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force will be supporting the event and delivering the opening host nation keynote address. As I am sure you know, the Czech Air Force is prioritising the advancement of its military helicopter capabilities, and it is very fitting that the commander will share his thoughts on this ongoing modernisation of the nation’s rotary fleet.


Day 1
8:00
Registration and Morning Coffee
8:30
Chairman's Opening Address
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
8:45
Host Nation Keynote Address : The Czech Armed Forces Multi-Purpose Helicopter Procurement Roadmap
Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Commander , Czech Air Force
9:15
The Role Of Helicopters In The Croatian Defence Force
Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force
9:45
Utility Helicopter Upgrades For The Slovak Armed Forces
Colonel Robert Tibensky, Director General National Armaments, slovak MOD
10:15
Coffee and Networking In the Exhibition Area
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Commander , Czech Air Force
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Brigadier General Imre Lamos , Commander Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Army
10:45
The Importance Of Joint Helicopter Force Interoperability For Ongoing and Future Operations
Brigadier General Foruntato Di Marzio, General Manager NH 90 Programme , NATO (NAHEMA)
11:30
A New Era of Helicopters-Presented By Bell Helicopters
Bob Carrese, Director Global Military Business Development , Bell Helicopters
12:00
Maximising Helicopter Mission Effectiveness: The UK MoD Joint Helicopter Command’s Approach To Managing A High Performing and Battle Ready Fleet
Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
12:30
Networking Lunch In Exhibition Area
13:30
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)
14:00
Afternoon Keynote Address-Gold Sponsor
14:30
Current Rotary Priorities For The Slovenian Air Force
Lieutennat Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Major General Richard Felton , Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Colonel Jiri Vavra, Head of Air Force Development Department, Czech Armed Forces
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Cheif of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Colonel Steen Ulrich , Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
15:00
FUTURE TECHNOLOGY PANEL : What Will Helicopter Technology Need To Look Like In 2040
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
15:45
Afternoon Coffee In The Exhibition Area
16:15
The EDA Mission To Address The Shortfall Of Deployable Helicopters In Europe Today
Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
16:45
What Do The Helicopter Forces Of Tomorrow Need Today?
Colonel Jiri Vavra, Head of Air Force Development Department, Czech Armed Forces
17:15
End of Main Conference Day One
Day 2
8:00
Registration & Coffee
8:45
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
9:00
Helicopter Sustainability and Life Cycle Management: Ensuring Effective Rotary Aircraft Support of Future Military Operations
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
9:30
An Update on the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC)
Brigadier General Libor Stefanik , Commander , Czech Air Force
9:30
An Update on the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC)
Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force
9:30
An Update on the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC)
Colonel Robert Tibensky, Director General National Armaments, slovak MOD
9:30
An Update on the Multinational Aviation Training Centre (MATC)
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
10:15
Morning Coffee
10:45
Austrian Helicopter Capability
Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade , Austrian Air Force
11:15
Keynote Address-Platinum Sponsor
11:45
The Swedish Air Force Helicopter Wing: Training For All Operational Environments
Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Cheif of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
12:15
Networking Lunch In The Exhibition Area
13:15
NH90 NATO Standardisation And Joint Mission Capability Planning
Brigadier General Foruntato Di Marzio, General Manager NH 90 Programme , NATO (NAHEMA)
13:45
Keynote Address-Gold Sponsor
14:15
Danish Helicopter Capability and Equipment Modernisaton Plans
Colonel Steen Ulrich , Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
14:45
Afternoon Coffee and Networking
15:15
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Marko Gruden , Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
15:45
A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Colonel Jiri Vavra, Head of Air Force Development Department, Czech Armed Forces
15:45
A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Lieutennat Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
15:45
A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
15:45
A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence , Croatian Air Force
15:45
A Regional Outlook for Military Helicopter Upgrades: What National Defence Forces Look for From Local and International Industry
Bob Carrese, Director Global Military Business Development , Bell Helicopters
16:15
Close of Conference and Chairman's Final Remarks
Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces

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