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Conference Documentation: Military Airlift & Rapid Reaction Operations

Conference Documentation: Military Airlift & Rapid Reaction Operations

SMi Group’s 16th Annual Military Airlift & Rapid Reaction Operations 2015 will be held on 1st - 2nd December 2015 in Seville, Spain. Since NATO has departed from Afghanistan there is now a change in focus for the air forces and an opportunity for strategic future planning.

The conference will provide updates on national systems, operations and future requirements as well as the growth in sharing and pooling of assets to satisfy national and regional requirements. These topics will be addressed by the national militaries and the multinational commands and whilst the focus is mainly on air mobility and air transport for the specific military operations, there is also section dedicated to military assistance to humanitarian disasters.

In keeping with our commitment to keep the event venue in the most relevant location, we have chosen to have this year's conference in Seville. We also have the pleasure of being invited to an exclusive site visit at Airbus Military facility where we will be shown the latest range of capability.


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
9:10
HOST NATION ADDRESS: An Evaluation Of Current And Planned Activities And How They Will Enhance The Spanish Air Force’s Airlift Capabilities For 2015 And Beyond
Brigadier General Enrique J. Biosca Vazquez , Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force
9:50
Airbus Defence & Space Military Aircraft: Pioneering the Future
Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Defence And Space
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
An Update On The A400M Programme: Optimising European Collaboration For Acquisition and Support
Nicholas Hue, A400M Programme Manager, OCCAR-EA
11:40
Boeing Defense, Space and Security – Global Power Projection
James Eisenhart, Director, Sales and Marketing, C2ISR Mobility Platforms, Boeing
11:40
Boeing Defense, Space and Security – Global Power Projection
David A. Robinson, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, Global Services and Support, Boeing
12:20
RAF Air Mobility; Delivering the ‘Whole Force’
Air Commodore Stephen Lushington CBE, Air Mobility Force Commander & Air Officer Air Mobility, Royal Air Force Brize Norton
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
UK Strategic Military Airlift: Balancing Supply & Demand
Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements DSCOM Defence Movements Team Leader, UK Ministry of Defence
14:40
Modernizing The Battlespace With Broadband Connectivity For Global Operations
Colin Sage, Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.
15:20
How German Air Force’s Airlift And AAR Capabilities Are Being Enhanced Through Allied Collaboration And An Overview Of Recent Operational Use
Colonel Ludger Bette, Wing Commander, Air Transport Wing 62, Wunstorf, German Air Force
16:00
Afternoon Tea
16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can European Interoperability Be Optimised And Is There A Limit To Its’ Potential?
Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can European Interoperability Be Optimised And Is There A Limit To Its’ Potential?
Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements DSCOM Defence Movements Team Leader, UK Ministry of Defence
16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can European Interoperability Be Optimised And Is There A Limit To Its’ Potential?
Brigadier General Enrique J. Biosca Vazquez , Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force
16:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can European Interoperability Be Optimised And Is There A Limit To Its’ Potential?
Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
17:10
Speaking Slot Reserved For Sponsor
17:50
Movement Coordination Centre Europe – The Only Military Transportation Broker
Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
18:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
18:35
Networking Reception Hosted By Airbus Defence & Space
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
9:10
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: EUMS Perspective For The International Strategic Lift Collaboration In EU CSDP Missions And Operations And Disaster Relief
Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
9:50
Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Guidelines and Beyond
Rudolph Muller, Deputy Director OCHA, Geneva And Chief Of Emergency Services Branch, United Nations
10:30
Humanitarian And Peacekeeping Air Logistics - A Proven Response To International Disasters
Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines
10:50
Morning Coffee
11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations
Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations
Rudolph Muller, Deputy Director OCHA, Geneva And Chief Of Emergency Services Branch, United Nations
11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations
Laurent Defrance, Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission
11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations
Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
11:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Maximise Efficiency In Rapid Reaction Operations And Humanitarian Relief Operations
Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines
12:00
How Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) Has Utilised Airlift In Response To Recent Humanitarian And National Disasters
Laurent Defrance, Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission
12:40
Speaking Slot Reserved
13:20
Networking Lunch
14:20
Allied Movement Coordination Centre – Lift in Crisis
Commodore Marcel Halle, Assistant Chief of Staff J4, NATO SHAPE
15:00
An Update From The European Air Transport Command (EATC) On Current Capacities And Further Expansion
Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Head of Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)
15:40
Afternoon Tea
16:10
The Evolution Of The Heavy Airlift Wing
Colonel Trevor Nitz, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
16:50
How Denmark Maximises Airlift Resources By Readdressing The Balance Between Tactical And Strategic Airlift
Colonel Karsten Fledelius Jensen, Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Danish Air Force
17:30
Filling The Airlift And AAR Gap In Europe
Michele Rega, Fixed Wing Officer, EDA
18:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
18:15
Networking Reception Hosted By Boeing

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