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SMi Group are proud to present the 7th Annual Defence Logistics Eastern Europe CONFERENCE in 2022. Please note all agenda times are in Central European Time.

The Defence Logistics Eastern Europe conference is revered as the highest-level meeting for defence logistic leaders and supply chain managers from the region’s most forward-thinking military nations. As the only logistics conference specifically dedicated to Eastern Europe we are focused on bringing senior supply chain leaders from the region and beyond together to discuss current and future priorities and developments.

With over 120 attendees each year, this focused meeting is a must for all wishing to stay up to date on defence logistics in the Central and Eastern European region.

Defence Logistics Eastern Europe 2022 will continue to break the mould and create an event that will assist the learning and development of logistics procurement directors and supply chain managers through briefings and focused discussion groups.

As cooperation between armed forces, and the prevalence of joint logistics operations increases, so the importance of defence logistics as a capability in its own right continues to grow.

We strive to deliver real insight and learning experiences through the expertly selected speakers, all who are recommended through our extensive research and consultation that is carried out across the industry.

- Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe

- A unique focus on defence logistics technology and joint force interoperability

- High level panel discussions featuring supply chain and procurement managers from the military as well as industry

- Military logistics equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology

- Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional logistic systems today

2d Theater Signal Brigade, US Army; Aosta Brigade IT ARMY; Avaya ; Avaya Government Soluitions; Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces of Germany); C2 Centre of excellence; Defence Materiel Organization; EU Military Staff; European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel; Finnish Naval Academy (FIN NAVY); FLIR Systems Inc; French Ministry of Defence; General Dynamics Mission Systems; General Dynamics UK Limited; Glenair Italia S.P.A; Glenair, Inc; Government of Canada; Harris; Istituto Affari Internazionali ; Italian Army ; Italian Army Innovation Office; Italian Army Logistics Command; Italian Army Simulation Centre; Italian Army Staff; Jane's Information Group; Joint Chiefs of Staff J6; Leonardo S.p.A; MOD KSA; NATO Shape; Nigerian Army; SurCom International; Thales Communications & Security; TNO; Trident Defence; UAE GHQ; University of Naples;

Conference programme

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

9:00 Modernization of the Hungarian Defence Forces in the Second Decade of the XXI Century

• How the Zrínyi 2026 Program is modernising logistics strategies for the Hungarian Defence Forces and the Central and Eastern European Region
• Expanding cooperation and participation in Joint NATO Exercises to achieve strategic goals and improve operational efficiency
• An overview of the logistics platforms being procured by the Hungarian Defence Forces
• Final thoughts on Hungary’s role in providing regional security and safeguarding supply lines

Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Chief Of Defence (CHOD), Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF)

9:30 NATO JSEC - Reinforcing and Sustaining the Alliance for Future Military Operations

Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe

Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe, Commander, Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) & Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm (MN JHQ Ulm), NATO

• The logistics mission, capabilities and area of operation of JSEC
• What are the opportunities and new avenues being taken by JSEC to enhance logistics operations for NATO and its Allies?
• Challenges to improving multinational coordination for logistics operations
• Updates to supporting the Alliance in the cyber domain to enable secure logistics capabilities and strategies
• The next steps for JSEC in supporting NATO’s mission readiness and operations

10:00 The Role of the Logistics Directorate of the Austrian Armed Forces in Sustaining Austrian Military Operations

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Commanding Officer, Logistics Directorate, Austrian Armed Forces

• Modern logistic command and control (C2) structures to utilise networks for greater information sharing and ensure effective supply chain management
• Regionalisation of logistics forces for greater responsiveness in maintenance and supply chain distribution
• Examining Logistics Command’s contribution to medical logistics and the need for robust capabilities in national and international emergency response operations

10:30 Session Reserved For Gold Sponsor - BR International Consulting Services

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , BR International Consulting Services GmbH

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Managing the Effective Preparation, Organisation and Implementation of Comprehensive Logistics Support for the Czech Armed Forces

Colonel Jaroslav Jíru

Colonel Jaroslav Jíru, Director of Logistic Agency, Czech Armed Forces

• Assessing the current strengths of the Czech Logistics Agency
• Evaluating further integration of supply chains with NATO allies as a priority
• An update on the new Host Nation Support (HNS) and Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement (RSOM) Battalions that are to be fully operational by 2025
• Predicting the future requirements of the Logistics Agency to achieve objectives and sustain mission readiness

12:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor - Crowley Government Services

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , Crowley Government Services

12:30 Adaptation of the Modernization of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in the Changing Operational Environment

Colonel Ján Molnár

Colonel Ján Molnár, Head of the Logistics Division, J-4, The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic

• Discussing the current opportunities and challenges facing logistics modernisation projects for the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
• Utilising procedures to put procured equipment into practise.
• Actual and future priorities, opportunities in enhancing logistic capabilities.

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Adapting the Future Combat Service Support Capabilities of the British Army to Meet Future Operational Requirements

Brigadier Jon Swift

Brigadier Jon Swift, Head of Military Capability Plans, Futures Directorate, British Army

• Enhancing the interoperability of logistics capabilities within the British Army utilising emerging technologies and enhanced MRO tools
• An overview of the 2021 Logistics Support Contract (LSC) and the Battlefield and Tactical Communication Information Systems (BATCIS) Program to streamline logistics delivery and C2 capabilities
• The current logistics vehicles fleet of the British Army – Capabilities and future modernisation
• Investing in new logistics technologies, such as Additive Manufacturing Technologies, to enhance the speed of combat service support

14:30 Session Reserved For Sponsor - Kropp Holdings Inc

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , Kropp Holdings Inc

15:00 The DLA – In Service to the Warfighter – Providing Full Spectrum Logistics, Acquisition, and Technical Services for the European Region

Colonel Faith Chamberlain

Colonel Faith Chamberlain, Commander, DLA Europe and Africa, U.S. Department of Defense

• Facilitating mutual progress among allied partners by promoting inter-agency exercises and platforms to achieve greater cohesion
• Sustaining and extending rapid deployment team capabilities and strategically positioning DLA platforms to ensure mission readiness across the globe
• How the DLA 2020-2026 Strategic Plan supports US DoD objectives of building military aptitude and enhancing cooperation between the US and European partners

15:30 Afternoon Tea

16:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor - CTG

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , CTG

16:30 The 1st Logistics Regiment – Sustaining the Finnish Armed Forces Material for Combat Operations

Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka

Colonel Juha Kylä-Harakka, Commander, 1st Logistics Regiment, Finnish Defence Forces

• The mission of the 1st Logistics Regiment and area of operation
• An assessment of maintaining and inspecting stored equipment and munitions
• An overview of the logistics capabailities of the Regiment and future requirements to maintain secure supply lines
• Opportunities and challenges to future Finnish military sustainment

17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

9:00 Hungarian Defence Export Agency: The Key to Success to the Hungarian Defence Industry

Mr Jens Siebrecht

Mr Jens Siebrecht, Head of Business Development, Hungarian Defence Export Agency (VEX)

• An overview of the key logistics support areas which Hungary exports
• Creating strategic partnerships with allies to promote the Hungarian defence industry
• Generating opportunities for interoperability amongst Hungarian and NATO logistics capabilities
• Working with the Hungarian Industrial Base to improve supply vehicles and life cycle management

9:30 Ensuring Effective Combat Service Support for the German Armed Forces Using a Multi-Tier Logistics System

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm, Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Armed Forces

• The role of Logistics Command in delivering robust logistic capacity to the German Armed Forces
• Priorities for the Bundeswehr Logistics Command to continue meet German operational commitments
• Germany as a host receiving nation, transit nation and troop contributing nation
• The PESCO Project EU LogHub in Europe and support to operations
• The FNC Cluster Logistics

10:00 The NDLO and Delivering the Procurement, Investment, Support, Supply and Maintenance Requirements for the Norwegian Armed Forces

Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken

Colonel Ståle Rudiløkken, Director of Staff, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO), Norwegian Armed Forces

• An overview of the mission and capabilities of the NDLO in generating effective supply chain management strategies
• Updates to Maintenance Repair Overhaul and Logistics Support methods being provided by the NDLO
• A word on maintaining effective communication and cyber capabilities for the Norwegian Armed Forces
• Challenges experienced by the NDLO during the COVID-19 period and strategies set up to sustain Norwegian operational effectiveness

10:30 Providing Medical Support to Czech Armed Forces’ Operations and Maintaining a Fighting Fit Force

Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Colonel Ladislav Slechta, Director, Military Medicine Agency, Czech Armed Forces

• Establishing an efficient medical supply chain through incorporating enhanced production capacity and technical ability
• Assessing the capability for international cooperation and networks between the Czech Armed Forces and their allies
• Evaluating the effectiveness of Operation Vigorous Warrior 2020, the largest NATO military-medical exercise of all time
• Discussing the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the results of two years of medical support and disruption

11:00 Morning Coffee

11:30 Optimising the Mission Effectiveness of the Latvian National Armed Forces by Improving Mobility and Supplying Capabilities of Logistics Units

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, Logistics Command, Latvian National Armed Forces

• An outline of the mission and capabilities of the Latvian Logistics Command
• Working with the Combat Service Support Battalion and the Battle Support Battalion to enhance logistic efficiency
• Evaluating the warehouse management systems of the Latvian National Armed Forces to provide precise and streamlined logistical support
• Discuss the future developments and requirements within the Latvian National Armed Forces Logistics Command

12:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor

12:30 Military Panel Discussion - Developing the Future Logistics Capability for the Central and Eastern European Region

 • What are the key technologies being integrated into Logistics Command and Control to optimise national capabilities?
• What are the major challenges facing military logistics?
• What are the steps being taken to develop a multinational force structure to improve logistics interoperability between regional and international militaries?
• Final thoughts on the future of defence logistics

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner

Major General Andreas Pernsteiner, Commanding Officer, Logistics Directorate, Austrian Armed Forces

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm

Brigadier General Robert Wilhelm, Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Armed Forces

Colonel Jaroslav Jíru

Colonel Jaroslav Jíru, Director of Logistic Agency, Czech Armed Forces

13:00 Lunch Break

14:00 Analysing How the MLCC Advocates and Supports Smart Logistics Solutions to Guarantee Accurate Supply

• Evaluating MLCC capabilities in ensuring effective supplies of ammunition in logistics chains and assessing future challenges to continued operational efficiency
• Challenges to future Joint Capability exercises and effective force sustainment
• Protecting freedom of movement across Europe for future operating effectiveness and the updates for the proposed “Military Schengen Zone”

Colonel Daniel Zlatník

Colonel Daniel Zlatník, Director of the Multinational Logistics Coorination Centre, Czech Armed Forces

14:30 The MCCE – Delivering Shared Transport Capabilities for its Member Nations

Group Captain Stuart Gregory

Group Captain Stuart Gregory, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

• The role of the MCCE in providing movement support services as a broker for strategic transport
• Providing an update on the common operational needs and MCCE solutions
• Future pooling and sharing concepts for the MCCE (and others)

15:00 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Optimising Munitions Acquisition and Stockpiling Through Multinational NATO Initiatives

Mr Tim De Zitter

Mr Tim De Zitter, Lifecycle Manager, Land Systems Section, Directorate General Material Resources, Belgian Ministry of Defence

• How the NATO Multinational Ammunition Warehousing Initiative (MAWI) is set up to create a network of stockpiling solutions across SACEURS Area of Responsibility
• The Land Battle Decisive Munitions Initiative (LBDM) and assessing its role in effectively sustaining munitions and supplies for NATO
• Other NATO projects and initiatives to support munitions supply lines for the Alliance
• Foreseen challenges to sustaining munitions supply lines and maintaining secure munitions storage sites

16:00 Developments and Reflections on European Military Logistics Interoperability – Results from Multinational Training Exercises and Tools Provided by Finabel

Mr Mario Blokken

Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel

• The role of the European Army Interoperability Centre (EAIC) in facilitating and supporting European logistics interoperability
• Thoughts on multinational military training exercises, such as Defender Europe 21 and Steadfast Defender 21, and how they improve the Alliance’s logistics capabilities
• Tools provided by the EAIC to assist with developing logistics standards for future operations
• Opportunities and challenges for future European logistics interoperability

16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
Brigadier Jon Swift

Brigadier Jon Swift

Head of Military Capability Plans, Futures Directorate, British Army
Colonel Ján Molnár

Colonel Ján Molnár

Head of the Logistics Division, J-4, The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Commander, Chief Of Defence (CHOD), Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF)
Mr Jens Siebrecht

Mr Jens Siebrecht

Head of Business Development, Hungarian Defence Export Agency (VEX)

Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
Brigadier General (Ret'd) Gyula Keszthelyi

Brigadier Jon Swift

Head of Military Capability Plans, Futures Directorate, British Army
Brigadier Jon Swift

Colonel Ján Molnár

Head of the Logistics Division, J-4, The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
Colonel Ján Molnár

Jurgen Knappe

Commander, Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) & Multinational Joint Headquarters
Jurgen Knappe

Ladislav Slechta

Director, Military Medicine Agency
Ladislav Slechta

Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Commander, Chief Of Defence (CHOD), Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF)
Lieutenant General Dr. Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi

Mr Jens Siebrecht

Head of Business Development, Hungarian Defence Export Agency (VEX)
Mr Jens Siebrecht

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