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Military Airlift conference

SMi’s Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations conference will be taking place on the 1st – 2nd December 2015 in Seville, Spain

Europe’s largest bespoke military airlift conference will once again attract a global audience of senior government officials, high level military representatives, airlift operators and manufacturers alongside industry experts to provide the latest 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.

With only 2 weeks until the return of SMi’s 16th Military Airlift and Rapid Reaction Operations those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Visit the event website www.military-airlift.com/airportsuppliers for further details or to register.

This unrivalled industry event will create an opportunistic networking platform for those attending with the following already confirmed attendees: Air Warfare Centre; Cobham Mission Equipment; Danish Air Force; EEAS Belgium; Elmendorf Air Force Base; EU Military Staff; European Air Transport Command (EATC); European Commission; European Defence Agency; FALKO; GB Consulting; German Air Force; Heavy Airlift Wing; Institute for Defense Analyses; Jeppesen; KBR; Kommando Luftwaffe; Lockheed Martin; Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group; Ministry of Defence Austria; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; NATO SHAPE; OCCAR; Omni Air International; Royal Air Force UK; Spanish Air Force; Teledyne Controls; UK MoD; United Nations; US Transportation Command; World Fuel Services Europe plus many more…

Military Airlift 2015 will be chaired by Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager Airlift & Air-to-Air Refuelling, European Defence Agency

The expert speaker line-up features:

  • HOST NATION ADDRESS: Major General Jose Alfonso Otero Goyanes, Commander of Air Mobility, Spanish Air Force
  • KEYNOTE: Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director, Logistics Directorate, European Union Military Staff
  • SPECIAL GUEST ADDRESS: Air Commodore Stephen Lushington CBE, Air Mobility Force Commander & Air Officer Air Mobility, Royal Air Force Brize Norton
  • Colonel Jurgen Van der Biezen, Head of Functional Division, European Air Transport Command (EATC)
  • Colonel Ludger Bette, Wing Commander, Air Transport Wing 62, Wunstorf, German Air Force
  • Colonel Trevor Nitz, Commander, Heavy Airlift Wing
  • Colonel Karsten Fledelius Jensen, Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Danish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager AAR and Airlift, European Defence Agency
  • Rudolph Muller, Deputy Director OCHA, Geneva and Chief of Emergency Services Branch, United Nations
  • Laurent Defrance, Policy Officer, Emergency Response Coordination Centre, European Commission
  • Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Product Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Glenn T. Hanbey, International Team Lead, Global Sales and Marketing, KC-46 Tanker Program, Boeing Military Aircraft
  • David A. Robinson, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing, Global Services and Support, Boeing
  • Colin Sage, Director, International C3 & ISR Programs, ViaSat, Inc.
  • Georgy Sokolov, Regional Sales Manager, Volga-Dnepr Airlines
  • Sean McGovern, Managing Director, BAE Systems Regional Aircraft
  • Oleksandr Kiva, Vice President and Deputy General Designer, Antonov
  • Sergii FedorovSergii Fedorov, Deputy Chief Designer, Antonov

Benefits of attending Military Airlift 2015 include:

  • Hear an update from the multinational commands, such as the EATC, on their newest assets, latest capacities and future goals
  • Visit Airbus's military base and see the A400M Final Assembly Line as well as the Light and Medium Aircraft Final Assembly line for their C295 and CN235 aircraft
  • Learn about the future airlift requirements for the major militaries worldwide and their intentions of further pooling and sharing
  • Hear from NATO forces on the re-alignment of their operations and requirements following the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Discuss how industry and military can further collaborate to meet requirements whilst maintaining cost-efficiency
  • Engage with the industry and military and discuss the lessons learnt from the A400m crash and the challenges which lie ahead

To register or for more information about the event, please visit www.military-airlift.com/airportsuppliers

Military Airlift 2015 is sponsored by: Airbus Defence and Space, Antonov, BAE Systems, Boeing, JBTC, National Air Cargo, Thales, TLD Group, Viasat and Volga-Dnepr

For event enquiries please contact the team on: +44 (0) 207 827 6000 or events@smi-online.co.uk
For media enquiries contact: Sonal Patel on +44 (0) 207 827 6106 or spatel@smi-online.co.uk