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Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe
18 March - 19 March 2024
Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe

Conference Overview

SAE Media Group is proud to present the 9th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference, taking place on the 18 - 19 of March 2024 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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.

Be part of the Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference to get a detailed understanding of the new developments in defence supply chain sustainment, and strategies and take this unique opportunity to learn and speak directly with senior key leaders.

This event will provide you with the unprecedented opportunity to meet with the leading officials from our host nation, the Czech Republic, and from across the remainder of Central and Eastern Europe, with speakers and delegates from Czechia, Poland, and NATO Organisations, as well as the wider region including Austria, Germany, UK, USA, Finland and Norway).

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Armed Forces
Colonel Todd Allison

Colonel Todd Allison

Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command
Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

Logistics Support Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
Major General Robert Bieleny

Major General Robert Bieleny

Director of Logistics Division, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

Air Vice Marshal Richard Pratley

Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff Logistic Operations, UK Ministry of Defence
Air Vice Marshal Richard Pratley

Brigadier General Owen Bunkle

Head of Strategic Plans & Operations , UK MoD
Brigadier General Owen Bunkle

Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen

Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Armed Forces
Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Armed Forces
Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Brigadier General Vladimir Lang

, NATO Joint Support and Enablement Command
Brigadier General Vladimir Lang

Colonel (ret'd) Slawomir Augustyn

Dep. Director for Implementation of Innovative Technologies/Teacher, Military University of Technology
Colonel (ret'd) Slawomir Augustyn

Colonel Adrian Sullivan

Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa DLA E&A, Headquarters European Command
Colonel Adrian Sullivan

Colonel Harald Struzyna

Commanding Officer, Strategic Airlift Interim Solution Coordination Cell
Colonel Harald Struzyna

Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Director, Military Medicine Agency
Colonel Ladislav Slechta

Colonel Shkelqim Cela

Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces
Colonel Shkelqim Cela

Colonel Stale Rudilokken

Head of International Cooperation, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Group., Norwegian Armed Forces
Colonel Stale  Rudilokken

Colonel Todd Allison

Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command
Colonel Todd Allison

Lieutenant Colonel (MD PhD) Ilkka Laaksi

Director of the Centre For Military Medicine, Finnish Defence Force
Lieutenant Colonel (MD PhD) Ilkka Laaksi

Lieutenant Colonel Claes Svahnqvist

Director, MCCE
Lieutenant Colonel Claes Svahnqvist

Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

Logistics Support Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

Major General Robert Bieleny

Director of Logistics Division, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
Major General Robert Bieleny

Senior Representative

, Armaments Directorate, Romanian MoD
Senior Representative

Join the Central and Eastern Europe region decision makers and help shape the future of defence logistics.

Who should attend:

National militaries:
• Military logistics specialists
• Equipment procurement officers

Industry:
• Businesses looking to break into the regional market
• Established players in the regional market
• Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
• Organisations who wish to equalise the European defence capability
• Those who seek improvement of the security and strength of Europe’s front line
• Businesses wishing to bolster the national economies and industries of Eastern and Central Europe

 Reasons why you can't afford to miss this:

  • Interact with key strategic planners and decision-makers of the militaries and defence ministries of the host nation and regional neighbors from the High North to the Black Sea.
  • Examine the latest developments in defence logistics at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels.
  • Benefit from unrivalled networking opportunities, as senior personnel from the military, government, and industry come together in the only regional event of its type.
  • Learn first-hand about the future, as militaries endeavor to maximise operational capacity, deepen interoperability, and improve coordination within and without NATO structures.

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Conference agenda

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8:20

Registration & Coffee

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9:20

Chairman's Opening Remarks

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9:30

Modernising Logistics in the Czech Armed Forces to Assist Current and Future Strategic Priorities

Major General Robert Bieleny

Major General Robert Bieleny , Director of Logistics Division, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

  •  Assessing the current strengths of the Czech logistics division
  • Evaluating further integration of supply chains with NATO allies as a priority
  • Predicting future requirements to achieve the Support Division’s objectives
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    NATO JSEC - Reinforcing and Sustaining the Alliance for Credible Deterrence and Capable Defence in Europe

    Brigadier General Vladimir Lang

    Brigadier General Vladimir Lang, , NATO Joint Support and Enablement Command

  •  The logistics mission, capabilities, and area of operation of JSEC
  • Persistent challenges posed for improving multinational coordination for logistics operations
  • Proven strategies for maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship with the host nation
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    11:00

    Morning Coffee

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    11:45

    Panel Discussion: Enhancing European Interoperability to Improve Logistics Capabilities

  • Overview of the current logistics capabilities of the Croatian Armed Forces
  • Successes and Challenges of modernisation of logistics capabilities
  • How future developments of logistics capabilities will enable greater efficacy and success for the Croatian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Vladimir Lang

    Brigadier General Vladimir Lang, , NATO Joint Support and Enablement Command

    Major General Robert Bieleny

    Major General Robert Bieleny , Director of Logistics Division, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

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    12:15

    Adaptive Logistics – overcoming the fog and friction of a contested operating environment

  •  The changing nature of logistics and supply chain management
  • Lessons identified from the Ukraine War and areas for Development
  • The role of the UK MoD in the wider NATO logistics picture
  • Brigadier General Owen Bunkle

    Brigadier General Owen Bunkle, Head of Strategic Plans & Operations , UK MoD

    Air Vice Marshal Richard Pratley

    Air Vice Marshal Richard Pratley, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff Logistic Operations, UK Ministry of Defence

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    12:45

    Burden Sharing and Supporting European Forces

    Colonel Todd Allison

    Colonel Todd Allison, Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command

  • Friction and Challenges of cooperation
  • The need for Command and Control of Sustainment Operations.
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    13:15

    Networking Lunch

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    14:15

    Integrating and Synchronizing Global Readiness Solutions to Ensure Warfighting Capability in Europe.

    Colonel Adrian Sullivan

    Colonel Adrian Sullivan, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa DLA E&A, Headquarters European Command

  •  Reviewing the impact of multinational exercises on enhancing interoperability
  • Integrating and Synchronizing Global Readiness Solutions to Ensure Warfighting Capability in Europe.
  • Strategic Sustainment Deterrence
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    14:45

    The Role of Technological Development in Enhancing Logistical Capabilities in the European Theatre

    Colonel (ret'd) Slawomir Augustyn

    Colonel (ret'd) Slawomir Augustyn, Dep. Director for Implementation of Innovative Technologies/Teacher, Military University of Technology

  •  Identifying the new and emerging technologies and capitalizing on their capabilities to ensure the highest standard of logistics capability.
  • Implementing lessons identified from the war in Ukraine into standard procedure
  • Priority areas for future development of logistics capabilities within Eastern Europe
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    15:15

    Afternoon Tea

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    16:00

    Maintaining a Fit and Fighting Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Ladislav Slechta

    Colonel Ladislav Slechta, Director, Military Medicine Agency

  • Fostering international cooperation through NATO to enhance military medical support operations
  • Ensuring an efficient medical supply chain
  • The development of medical logistics with regard to the current crises from the Czech Medical service perspective
  • Leveraging new technologies to increase medical logistic capabilities
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    17:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

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    8:45

    Registration & Coffee

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    9:20

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

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    9:30

    Ensuring Effective Combat Service Support for the German Armed Forces

    Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen

    Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen, Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command, German Armed Forces

  •  Overview of the capabilities of the Bundeswehr Logistics Command
  • Current Challenges to CSS within the German armed forces, and ways they are being resolved
  • Intended future developments of the Bundeswehr and the future of Defence logistics
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    10:00

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    10:30

    Optimising Logistics Support as a Force Enabler for the Central and Eastern European Region (Virtual Presentation)

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

    Brigadier General Stefan Lampl, Commander, Austrian Armed Forces

  •  The military must develop capabilities to cover the entire military supply chain
  • Collaboration and integration with civilian industry in the strategic logistics base is a must
  • Cooperation should already start with multinational integrated training
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    11:00

    Morning Coffee

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    11:45

    Maintaining the Pace of Logistics Modernization and Integration in the Albanian Armed Forces

    Colonel Shkelqim Cela

    Colonel Shkelqim Cela, Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces

  •  Overview of the progress of the Albanian military modernisation towards full unified logistics capacities with NATO members states:
  • Steps taken to unify standards in equipment, techniques, systems, and training
  • Outstanding defence logistics needs to fully accomplish military operations of a larger spectrum
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    12:15

    Panel Discussion

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    12:45

    Networking Lunch

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    13:45

    The Role of the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) in Supporting Current Operations

    Colonel Stale  Rudilokken

    Colonel Stale Rudilokken, Head of International Cooperation, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Group., Norwegian Armed Forces

  •   Assessing the current capabilities of the NDLO in providing optimal supply chain management
  • Engaging with third-party suppliers to provide additional military logistic support and to reduce military costs
  • NDLO preparation to deal with the logistical support requirements of the future
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    14:15

    Update on the Defence Industry and the Romanian Government

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Armaments Directorate, Romanian MoD

  •  Current and Future Defence procurement plans
  • The relation between government and industry
  • Logistics and the need for industry/government cooperation
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    14:45

    Afternoon Tea

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    15:30

    Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) 2024 Updates

    Colonel Harald Struzyna

    Colonel Harald Struzyna, Commanding Officer, Strategic Airlift Interim Solution Coordination Cell

  • Providing Service for over and outsized cargo in a changed environment
  • What are the main aspects of the changed operating environment?
  • What have the key challenges been for SALIS in recent years?
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    16:00

    Heavy Airlift Wing: Delivering Strategic Airlift Capability to Support Logistic Operations at Pace

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

    Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Logistics Support Squadron Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing

  •  Maximising military strategic airlift capability through the sharing of resources and pooling of capacity
  • Supporting national logistic missions with airlift capability
  • Collaborating to rapidly deploy forces and equipment for humanitarian, disaster relief, combat, and peacekeeping missions
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    16:30

    The MCCE – Delivering Flexible multimodal solutions for its members

    Lieutenant Colonel Claes Svahnqvist

    Lieutenant Colonel Claes Svahnqvist, Director, MCCE

  •  The role of the MCCE in providing logistical support services as a broker for strategic transport
  • MCCE: maximizing synergies, reducing costs, increasing capacities for the Nations
  • Future logistics opportunities and strategies of the MCCE
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    17:00

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Support Command
    Albanian Armed Forces
    Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff Logistic Operations
    UK Ministry of Defence
    Head of Strategic Plans & Operations
    UK MoD
    Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command
    German Armed Forces
    Commander
    Austrian Armed Forces
    NATO Joint Support and Enablement Command
    Dep. Director for Implementation of Innovative Technologies/Teacher
    Military University of Technology
    Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa DLA E&A
    Headquarters European Command
    Commanding Officer
    Strategic Airlift Interim Solution Coordination Cell
    Director
    Military Medicine Agency
    Head of International Cooperation, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Group.
    Norwegian Armed Forces
    Deputy Commander
    21st Theatre Sustainment Command
    Director of the Centre For Military Medicine
    Finnish Defence Force
    Director
    MCCE
    Logistics Support Squadron Commander
    Heavy Airlift Wing
    Director of Logistics Division
    Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
    Armaments Directorate, Romanian MoD

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

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    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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