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SAE Media Group is proud to present Defence Logistics 2009. Attend this well
timed event and gain the most-up-to date insight into end-to-end
military logistics. Hear international programme updates and unique

operational insights.

Take the opportunity to discuss frankly the global military logistics
challenge. How do you manage and meet user expectations?
Should we be doing more to aid multinational operations? How do
we achieve coherence in logistics information? Can the implementation
of collective responsibility contribute to an increase in operational
effectiveness? What are the military and industry initiatives to maximise PBL effectiveness? 

Assess and discuss these questions and many more with distinguished
international speakers and attendees.



  • Examine the most-up-to-date operational case studies from the 
    US Army, EU Military Staff, NATO and NAMSA
  • Discuss the importance of information technology for effectively 
    managing end-to-end logistics
  • Hear international programme updates; including presentations 
    from the French Air Force, Swedish Armed Forces 
    and Italian Air Force
  • Assess the lessons learned from contractors in the field
  • Understand the latest international initiatives in place to ensure 
    effective equipment support
  • Network with distinguished military, government and commercial 
    logistics experts from around the globe


  • Logistics Programme Managers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Supply Chain Development Managers
  • Director of Innovation
  • Capabilities Director
  • Technical and Logistics Support
  • Director of Logistics
  • Director G4
  • Operations and Logistics Readiness
  • Defence Material Organisation
  • Defence Policy and Planning Division
  • Strategic Business Development

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Jeremy Barrett

Jeremy Barrett, Director Security and Military Relations, The Salamander Organisation


Air Commodore Doug Gale

Air Commodore Doug Gale, AIRA4-ACOS, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Assessment of the current logistical process
  • Supporting urgent operational requirements
  • Developing a unified end to end process
  • Meeting user expectations
  • Building for the future

    Major General Bengt Anderson

    Major General Bengt Anderson, Chief of Logistics, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

  • Logistics programme update in the Swedish Armed Forces
  • Assessing Sweden’s national capabilities
  • Sweden on multinational operations – challenges and successes to date
  • National and international collaboration
  • How do we improve logistic support?
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Through Life Logistics Support for Weapon Systems in the Netherlands Armed Forces

    Rear Admiral Klaas Visser

    Rear Admiral Klaas Visser, Director, Weapon Systems and Agencies, Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands

  • The organisation of weapon system management in a joint environment
  • Weapon system management in a Network Enabled Capability (NEC) domain
  • Modern public-private approaches to the control of life-cycle management
  • Home base support of complex deployed weapons systems in expeditionary concepts
  • 11:40 Performance Based Logistics – An Introduction

    Mike Osborne

    Mike Osborne, VP Education, Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals

  • Why PBL works
  • Latest policies and guidance being developed by the US DoD and Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PBL distinctions between Performance Based Logistics and Performance Based LifeCycle Product Support
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch


    Mike Osborne

    Mike Osborne, VP Education, Council of Logistics Engineering Professionals

    Major General Bengt Anderson

    Major General Bengt Anderson, Chief of Logistics, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

    Rear Admiral Klaas Visser

    Rear Admiral Klaas Visser, Director, Weapon Systems and Agencies, Defence Materiel Organisation, The Netherlands

    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin, President, World Resource Optimization

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Third Party Logistic Support - Work of the EDA to Optimise the Outsourcing Scheme

    Giuseppe Secco

    Giuseppe Secco, Capability Manager (Manoeuvre), European Defence Agency

  • Background on the EDA
  • Optimising the outsourcing scheme - is there a need? 
  • The EU TPLS Platform
  • 16:00 The Logistics Organisation and Restructuring Programme in the French Air Force

    Colonel Pierre Ferriere

    Colonel Pierre Ferriere, Deputy Director Technical and Logistic Support, French Air Force

  • Principles of the support policy and new organisational concept
  • The new military/industrial partnership - National and international
  • Command/industry and user expectations - A case study
  • Future prospects
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    16:45 Networking Drinks Reception

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Jeremy Barrett

    Jeremy Barrett, Director Security and Military Relations, The Salamander Organisation


    Brigadier General Phillip Thorpe

    Brigadier General Phillip Thorpe, Director, G-4 Strategy and Integration Directorate Headquarters, US Army

  • Importance of logistics
  • Partnership in delivering logistics capabilities
  • Leveraging logistics technology
  • 9:50 NATO Implementation of Collective Responsibility for Logistics Based on Lessons from Current Operations

    Bruno Cantin

    Bruno Cantin, Head of Logistics Section, Defence Policy and Planning Division, NATO HQ

  • Overview of lessons learned from current operations
  • How can the implementation of collective responsibility contribute to an increase in operational effectiveness?
  • New potential for emerging missions
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee


    Brigadier General Michael Finn

    Brigadier General Michael Finn, Head, Logistics and Resources, EU Military Staff

  • EU logistics framework to support EU-led military operations
  • Understanding multinational logistics implementation
  • Confronting and overcoming the challenges
  • Major challenges for civil/military coordination in support of operations
  • Future hopes
  • 11:40 Improving Operational Availability Through a New Logistic Model

  • Italian Air Force and the logistics command organisation
  • Current procurement contracts and the suppliers
  • Working with contractors to ensure battlefield success
  • Incorporating new technologies to aid supply chain success
  • Final considerations and discussion
  • Brigadier General Pierluigi Ciardelli

    Brigadier General Pierluigi Ciardelli , Chief of Staff, Logistics Command, Italian Air Force

    Lieutenant Colonel Ruggero Valerio

    Lieutenant Colonel Ruggero Valerio, Head of TORNADO Technical & Logistics Department, 1st Fighters' MRO&U, Italian Air Force

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 US Logistics Civil Augmentation Programme – An Update

    Randal Lewis

    Randal Lewis, Deputy Chief, Contingency Operations Division, US Army

  • Coordination with the military
  • End user expectation
  • Meeting the requirements
  • Understanding the contractor programme – How is it carried out?
  • 14:30 Trends in multinational logistics and support to operations

    Major General (ret'd) David Shouesmith

    Major General (ret'd) David Shouesmith, Vice President, UK, Europe and Middle East, PRTM

  • Recent experiences and examples
  • Likely trends
  • What does this mean for the future?
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 End-to-End Maintenance and Support for NATO Operations

    Jorn Brauer

    Jorn Brauer, Strategic Business Development, NAMSA HQ

  • NAMSA mission and review
  • Are we working towards greater interoperability and information sharing
  • Operational experience
  • How do we go about creating a single, joint-end-to-end process?
  • Long term strategy and intent
  • 16:20 Advancing Military Logistics Towards Sense and Respond

    Grace Lin

    Grace Lin, President, World Resource Optimization

  • Sense and respond – what is the advantage for military leaders?
  • Reducing maintenance requirements whilst maintaining necessary readiness rates
  • Identifying equipment problems promptly and correctly
  • Making repairs in an optimum manner
  • Evaluation of emerging technologies and techniques
  • Enabling agile and adaptive network value
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Systems Engineering - The Gateway to PBL

    Systems Engineering - The Gateway to PBL

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James
    11th November 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James

    Buckingham Gate 45/51
    London SW1E 6AF
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    Crowne Plaza Hotel - St James



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