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SMi's 13th annual Military Airlift conference


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SMi's 13th annual Military Airlift conference takes place in Florence, Italy on December 3rd and 4th 2012. There is also a site visit to Pisa Airforce Base on December 5th.

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SMi's 13th annual Military Airlift conference

  1. 1. MILITARY AIRLIFTRAPID REACTION & TANKER OPERATIONS Early B Discou d ir nts: BOOK SEPTEM BY B ER 2 83RD - 4TH DECEMBER 2012 | THE HILTON FLORENCE METROPOLE, ITALY SAVE £ TH5th DECEMBER | PISA AIR FORCE BASE 100“Great! Outstanding!” Keynote Speakers:European Air Transport Command Major General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European Air Transport Command, French Air Force Brigadier General Aurelio Colagrande, Commander 46th Air The largest bespoke military Brigade, Italian Air Force airlift conference in Europe, Brigadier General D. Miguel Angel Villaroya Vilalta, Deputy Director, European Air Group, Spanish Air Force now in its 13th year! Other Speakers Include: Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief Air Operations, Air Mobility Receive high-level briefings Command, Italian Air Force on the new ITAF KC767A Colonel Bas Pellemans, Commander, tanker and other emerging Royal Netherlands Air Force Colonel Christian Schmidt, Director, Movement Coordination platforms Centre Europe, Danish Defence Forces Colonel Jennifer Thompson, Chief AMCC NATO SHAPE, Attendees are unrivalled in Royal Canadian Air Force their seniority and influence Lieutenant Colonel Metodi Metodiev, EDA Project Officer across the international airlift Deployability, Bulgarian Armed Forces Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Montinaro, Logistics Director, community European Air Group, Italian Air Force Hear first class presentations Major Chad Taylor, JAPCC Staff Officer, USAF on the following topics: Captain Adam Dalson, Commanders Action Group, 100th Air Tactical Airlift; Strategic Airlift; Refueling Wing, USAF Aerial Refuelling; Aeromedical Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager, Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency Evacuation; Multinational Colonel Philippe Rutz (Rtd), Project Officer Pooling and Sharing, Cooperation; Industry European Defence Agency Opportunities; Requirements Gunnar Borch, NATO Airlift Management Programme Manager, NATO Support Agency & Capability Conference Chairman: Brigadier (Rtd) Hamish McNinch MBEIn addition, this event includes...• Post-conference site visit to Pisa Air Force Base on December 5th• Site visit will feature a display of the new ITAF KC767A tanker Sponsored by To BOOK now, call +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or fax your registration to +44 (0) 20 7827 6001 SAVE £100 when you book by September 28th
  2. 2. DAY ONE I MONDAY 3RD DECEMBER www.military-airlift.com08.30 12.20REGISTRATION & COFFEE NETWORKING LUNCH09.00 13.30CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS: Strategic Airlift Capability Brigadier (Rtd) Hamish McNinch MBE • NATO’s role in the SAC programme • From build-up to steady state operation • Achievements and challenges and potential future SESSION 1: HOST NATION ADDRESSES developments Gunnar Borch, NATO Airlift Management Programme09.10 Manager, NATO Support AgencyKEYNOTE ADDRESS:Tactical Operations of the 46th Air Brigade SESSION 3: AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING• Capacity, future plans and commitment to NATO operations• Pisa AFB as an airlift hub: Opportunities and delivery 14.10• Industry partnerships and tools for tactical airlift Update on AAR and Airlift Projects at JAPCC• Coordinating rapid response • The AAR Clearance Matrix Project Brigadier General Aurelio Colagrande, Commander, • Demonstration of the Beta version of the Electronic “annex” to 46th Air Brigade, Italian Air Force ATP-56 • Further information on AAR clearances09.50 Major Chad Taylor, JAPCC Staff Officer,Strategic Air Transport and the KC767A USAF• Overview of strategic airlift capability in ITAF• The new KC767 AAR platform 14.50• Impact of MRTT capabilities across the air fleet, including the AFTERNOON TEA C-130J and C-27J of the 46th Air Brigade• Multinational cooperation on AAR and beyond 15.20 Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief Air Operations, The Vision for a European Air Refueling Centre of Excellence Air Mobility Command, Italian Air Force • A recent history of increased coordination between USAFE and our partners10.30 • Advancing NATOs regional security posture through flexibilityMORNING COFFEE and interoperability • 100th AAR Wings international engagement strategy and SESSION 2: NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES & THE AIRLIFT BUSINESS PoCs • The vision itself: Where, when, how?11.00Should Small Air Forces Continue with Standalone Airlift Captain Adam Dalson, Commanders Action Group,Capability or is Further Intensification of International 100th Air Refueling Wing, USAFCooperation the only Affordable Answer?• Experience with current fleet, upgrade programmes and 16.00 airworthiness regulations AAR: European Solutions for a European Shortfall• C2 cooperation; the RNLAF as part of the EATC and HAW • Not only there is Insufficient AAR capability in Europe but it is• Future plans and initiatives not efficient because fragmented. Colonel Bas Pellemans, Commander, Eindhoven AB, • How to get the best of the existing programs? Royal Netherlands Air Force • How to augment the capability? Colonel (Rtd) Philippe Rutz, Project Officer, Pooling &11.40 Sharing, European Defence AgencyRESERVED FOR SAFAIR Dave Andrew, Group Leasing Director, 16.40 Safair CHAIRMANS CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF DAY ONE Register online at • Alternatively fax your registration to
  3. 3. DAY TWO I TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER 08.30 14.10 RE-REGISTRATION & COFFEE AMCC Support to Current NATO Operations • Operation Unified Protector 09.00 • Evacuations across North Africa CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS: • Rapid reaction and tactical support Brigadier (Rtd) Hamish McNinch MBE • The strategic future SESSION 4: AIRLIFT THINK TANK Colonel Jennifer Thompson, Chief AMCC, NATO SHAPE, Royal Canadian Air Force 09.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 14.50 European Air Group Activites in 2013 NAMSA: The Cost-Effective way for Maintenance & Supply of Brigadier General D. Miguel Angel Villaroya Vilalta, Deputy Director, European Air Group, Spanish Air Force Military Airlift Ops • FWA involvement: Unscheduled DLM & Battle Damage Repairs 09.50 for C-130s and major modifications for C-5, JSTARS and KC- Interoperability in Tactical and Strategic Evacuations 135 Aircraft to meet in theatre requirements; MRO & Supply • The achievements of EAG in the realm of air evacuation support • Tools available for tactical and strategic evacuation • HELI involvement: Phased Inspections, DLM and fleet wide respectively • Further research and development for the EAG modifications prior to deployment in theatre; Western types of Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Montinaro, helicopters / Mi -17 helicopters Logistics Director, European Air Group, Italian Air Force • MRO & Supply support Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme 10.30 Manager, NAMSA MORNING COFFEE SESSION 5: MULTIMODALITY 15.30 AFTERNOON TEA 11.00 The Northern Route: Multimodal Logistic Solutions for ISAF 16.00 Dennis Gliznoutsa, Vice President Charter Business The Movement Coordination Centre Europe Development, Volga-Dnepr Airlines • Activities at the MCCE 11.40 • Harmonising cross-European airlift and aerial refuelling EU Multimodal Transport Hub • Improving aerial efficiencies and sharing assets among • How the business is currently done in Europe! member nations • How to optimise the use of the European infrastructure and Colonel Christian Schmidt, Director, transportation assets? Movement Coordination Centre Europe, • What are the advantages of a hub system? Danish Defence Forces Lieutenant Colonel Metodi Metodiev, EDA Project Officer Deployability, Bulgarian Armed Forces 16.40 12.20 Spanning the Tactical-Strategic Divide: Developing the NETWORKING LUNCH Capabilities of the A400M • Marrying strategic requirements with capability SESSION 6: MULTINATIONAL COOPERATION • From initial plans to delivery: What expected and unexpected 13.30 strategic capability was delivered? KEYNOTE ADDRESS: • The full air transport and air-to-air refueling product range and The European Air Transport Command: A Success Story? where it applies • Introduction and reinforcing the EATC message Ian Elliott OBE, Vice President Defence Capability • Assessment of EATC’s performance and progress Marketing, Airbus Military • EATC’s future role in P&S of MRTT assets • Accession of new members Major General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European 17.20 Air Transport Command, French Air Force CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE+44 (0) 20 7827 6001 or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 • GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
  4. 4. POST-CONFERENCE SITE VISIT | WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER Post-Conference Site Visit to Pisa Air Force Base Overview Following a welcome by the General Commander and a briefing by the Chief of Operations Branch, the Italian Air Force Staff in Rome have kindly arranged for a display of the new KC767A tanker for our delegates at Pisa Air Force Base on December 5th. The visit will also include displays of ITAF’s C130J and C27J aircraft. On top of the aircraft displays, delegates are also invited to visit the ITAF National Training Center and the C130J/C27J simulators at Pisa. Overall this site visit is designed to provide delegates with a complete insight into ITAF strategic airlift, tactical airlift, air-to-air refuelling and airlift training facilities- the four key areas of mobility capability. SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding Site Visit Itinerary: Are you interested in promoting your defence services packages, uniquely tailored to complement your companys to a targeted industry sector? SMi offer tailored marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist marketing packages so that your association / 09.30 13.00 to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within publication can gain access to a global market and key Arrival of delegation (coach from Florence) / Lunch at the Officers Mess the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of decision makers in the defence market. Coffee Break companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences 14.00 Contact Sonal Patel, SMi Marketing on please call: 10.00 Visit Hangar 5; Visit C130J and C27J aircrafts; Visit +44 (0) 20 7827 6106 or Sadia Malick, SMi Sponsorship on +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or Welcome by General Commander; Briefing by KC767A aircraft email: email: Chief of Operations Branch; Q&A 15.30 11.00 Coffee Break Coffee Break 16.00 11.30 Departure of delegation (coach for Florence) Visit National Training Center; Visit SIMULATOR C130J and C27J
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  6. 6. MILITARY AIRLIFT: RAPID REACTION & TANKER OPERATIONS 3RD - 4TH DECEMBER 2012 | THE HILTON FLORENCE METROPOLE, ITALY 4 WAYS TO REGISTER ONLINE at www.military-airlift.comFAX your booking form to +44 (0) 20 7827 6001 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BSPHONE on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT □ Book by September 28th and save £100 off conference price CONFERENCE PRICES I would like to attend: (Please tick as appropriate) Fee TOTAL MILITARY, GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR RATE □ Conference only £899.00 + VAT £1087.79Unique Reference Number COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONSOur Reference LV D-022 □ Conference only £1599.00 + VAT £1934.79DELEGATE DETAILS □ Pisa Air Force Base (ITAF) Free Site Visit- Return Coach LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLEPlease complete fully and clearly in capital letters. Please photocopy for additional delegates. 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VENUEAddress: THE HILTON FLORENCE METROPOLE, Via del Cavallaccio 36, 50142 Florence, ItalyTown/City: □ Please contact me to book my hotelPost/Zip Code: Country: Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 20 7827 6000,Direct Tel: Direct Fax: email: or fax +44 (0) 20 7827 6001 DOCUMENTATIONMobile: (Shipped 10-14 days after the event)Switchboard: I cannot attend but would like to purchase access to the following DocumentSignature: Date: Portal/paper copy documentation: Price TotalI agree to be bound by SMis Terms and Conditions of Booking. □ Access to the conference documentation on the Document Portal £499.00 + VAT £598.80ACCOUNTS DEPT □ The Conference Presentations - paper copy £499.00 - £499.00 (or only £300 if ordered with the Document Portal)Title: Forename: PAYMENTSurname:Email: Payment must be made to SMi Group Ltd, and received before the event, by one ofAddress (if different from above): the following methods quoting reference D-022 and the delegate’s name. 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VATAlterations: It may become necessary for us to make alterations to the content, speakers, timing,venue or date of the event compared to the advertised programme.Data Protection: The SMi Group gathers personal data in accordance with the UK Data ProtectionAct 1998 and we may use this to contact you by telephone, fax, post or email to tell you aboutother products and services. Unless you tick here □ we may also share your data with third parties VAT at 21% is charged on the attendance fees for all delegates, except taxableoffering complementary products or services. If you have any queries or want to update any of persons established in Italy- Reverse charge- Article 17 Presidential Decree No. 633 of 26the data that we hold then please contact our Database Manager or visit our website quoting the URN as detailed above October 1972your address on the attached letter. If you have any further queries please call the Events Team on tel +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 or you can email them at