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


Immerse yourself in the latest advancements in defence supply chain sustainment and strategic methodologies.

By attending the Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference you'll have direct access to senior leaders, allowing you to gain valuable insights into the challenges, solutions and plans of government and military organisations for the future.

Moreover, this event serves as a platform to allow you to engage with key officials not only from the Czech Republic but also from various countries across Central and Eastern Europe. You'll have the chance to interact with esteemed speakers and delegates representing Czechia, Poland, several NATO Organizations, as well as Austria, Germany, the UK, the USA, Finland, Norway, and beyond.

Be part of this solution-focused gathering and collectively explore ways to enhance defence logistics capabilities and forge meaningful collaborations.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Brigadier General Stefan Lampl

Commander, Austrian Armed Forces
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

Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru

Director of Logistic Agency, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru

 brigadier general Jaroslav Jíru
Date of birth: 10th December 1963
Place of birth: Varnsdorf in Czechoslovakia
Education:
• 1988
Military Academy, Brno
• 1997
United Nations Military Observer Course, Hammelburg, Germany
• 1998
Command Battalion Course, Military Academy, Brno
• 2001
Multinational Crisis Management Course – NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
• 2005-2006
General Staff Course, University of Defence Brno
• 2009-2010
Senior Course – NATO Defense College, Roma, Italy
• 2015
M4-94 NATO Logistics Course, Oberammergau, Germany
• 2020-2021
National Defence University, Washington, DC, USA


Service Career:
• 1988 -1991
Maintenance Officer, Artillery Brigade
• 1992
Chief of Tank and Motor Service, Anti-tank Battalion
• 1992-1994
Deputy Commander for Armament, Anti-tank Battalion
• 1994 - 1997
Chief of Logistics – Artillery Battalion
• 1996
Liaison Officer – IFOR, Bosnia
• 1998 -1999
Deputy Chief of Force Preparation Branch – Logistics HQ
• 1999
NSE Officer – SFOR, Bosnia
• 2000 - 2001
Chief of Force Preparation Branch – Logistics HQ
• 2002 - 2007
Ammunition Base Deputy Commander
• 2008 - 2013
Ammunition Base Commander
• 2011
Commander TF ACR ISAF-HQ CZ, Afghanistan
• 2013 - 2015
Deputy Branch Head, Logistics Branch, Support Division MoD
• 2015 - 2017
ACOS JLSG, MNC NE, Poland
• 2017 - 2018
Chief RSOM/DACOS J4, MNC NE, Poland
• 2018-2019
Head, Logistics Branch, Support Division of MoD
• 2020-2021
Deputy Director, Support Division of MoD
• 2021
Director, Logistic Agency

Decorations:
2000 - Medal of the Minister of Defence “For Service Abroad”
2003 – Honorary Remembrance Badge “Summit NATO 2002”
2005 - Homeland Service Medal
2009 - Honorary Remembrance Badge “For Service Abroad”
2009 - Honorary Remembrance Badge “Service in NATO”
2011 - Non Article 5 NATO Medal ISAF Operation
2013 - The Cross of Merit of Minister of Defence
2015 – The Ribbon Homeland Service Medal
2018 - Medal of the Minister of Defence “For Service 1st Class”
2019 – The Czech Armed Forces Medal, 1st Class
2019 - Czech Armed Forces Honorary Badge of Merit
Languages:
• English
Marital Status:
• Married, two children
Hobbies:
• Recreational sports
• Fishing

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

 Brigadier General Vladimír LANG
Marital Status: married
Date of Birth: 21. 12.1966
Place of Birth: Znojmo, the Czech Republic
Education:
1985 – 1990: Military Academy, Brno
2014 – 2015: Course of General Staff of Czech Armed Forces, Brno
2016 – 2017: RCDS London, UK
Service Experience:
1990 - 1995
successively held the basic positions of the 6th Construction Brigade, later Chief of management and control of training
1995 - 2003
successively held the positions Officer for Planning and Information, Deputy of Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff of the 4th Reconnaissance Rapid Deployment Battalion
2004
Chief of Intelligence Department of the 26th Air Command, Control and Surveillance Brigade
2004 – 2010
Chief of Analysis Cell of Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Department of General Staff of Czech Armed Forces

2010 – 2013
Chief Liaison officer of Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO
2013 – 2019
Director of Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare Department of General Staff
2019 – 2021
Director of Intelligence Support Division of the CZE GS
2021 – Present
JSEC DCOS COOP/COMM, Ulm, Germany

Foreign Operations
1999 – 2000
KFOR, Kosovo
2002
ISAF, Afghanistan
2003
MNF – I, Iraq
2004 – 2005
MNF – I, Iraq
2006
MNF – I, Iraq
2007
MNF – I, Iraq
Awards and Decorations (selection):
2000 – NATO Medal for Service for Peace and Freedom
2002 – Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, III. Rank
2002 – Czech Ministry of Defence Medal for Service Abroad, III. Rank
2003 – Czech Ministry of Defence Medal for Service Abroad, II. Rank
2004 – Armed Forces of the Czech Republic Medal, II. Rank
2005 – Cross of Merit of the Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic, II. Rank
2009 – Honorary Remembrance Badge of NATO
2013 – Czech Ministry of Defence Medal for Service Abroad, I. rank
2014 – Armed Forces of The Czech Republic Badge of Honor for merit
Children:
Daughter Vladimira and son Simon

Captain (N) Claudiu-Marian Vranescu

Deputy chief of Resources Management and Defence Policies/General Direction for Armaments, General Direction for Armaments/ROU MoD
Captain (N) Claudiu-Marian Vranescu

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 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 Veronika Sedivcova

Director, Military Medicine Agency
Colonel Veronika Sedivcova

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

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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Chairman's Opening Remarks

Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru, Director of Logistic Agency, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

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

    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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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:15

    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, , 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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    11:45

    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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    12:15

    Networking Lunch

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    Maintaining a Fit and Fighting Czech Armed Forces

    Colonel Veronika Sedivcova

    Colonel Veronika Sedivcova, 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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    Providing Effective Military Medical Capability in the Field

    Lieutenant Colonel (MD PhD) Ilkka Laaksi

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

  •   Needs and requirement for capable Military Medicine
  • Logistics constraints to Military medicine
  • Future developments of rapidly deployable medical capabilities
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    Afternoon Tea

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    Update on the Defence Industry and the Romanian Government

    Captain (N) Claudiu-Marian Vranescu

    Captain (N) Claudiu-Marian Vranescu, Deputy chief of Resources Management and Defence Policies/General Direction for Armaments, General Direction for Armaments/ROU 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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    15:30

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru, Director of Logistic Agency, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

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    8:45

    Registration & Coffee

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    9:20

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru, Director of Logistic Agency, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

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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

    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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    Morning Coffee

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    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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    11:45

    NATO logistics in the North

    Colonel Stale  Rudilokken

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

  •  Joint Logistics to NATO Operations in the North.
  •  Civil-Military Host Nation Support - Whole of Society Approach
  •  Regional Network of Networks - The Nordic Approach
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    12:15

    Networking Lunch

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    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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    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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    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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    14:45

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Brigadier General Jaroslav Jiru, Director of Logistic Agency, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic

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    15:00

    Post Conference Refreshments


    Support Command
    Albanian Armed Forces
    Director of Logistic Agency
    Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
    Deputy Commander, Bundeswehr Logistics Command
    German Armed Forces
    Commander
    Austrian Armed Forces
    NATO Joint Support and Enablement Command
    Deputy chief of Resources Management and Defence Policies/General Direction for Armaments
    General Direction for Armaments/ROU MoD
    Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa DLA E&A
    Headquarters European Command
    Commanding Officer
    Strategic Airlift Interim Solution Coordination Cell
    Head of International Cooperation, Norwegian Joint Logistic Support Group.
    Norwegian Armed Forces
    Director
    Military Medicine Agency
    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

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