27 February - 01 March, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One: Supporting the Future Deployed Operation

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

img

General Sir Peter Wall

Chief of the General Staff
British Army (2011-2014)

9:00 am - 9:40 am JOINT PLENARY SESSION, OPENING KEYNOTE: ADOPTING LOGISTIC CAPABILITIES IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

Lieutenant General Duizit Brito

Chief of the Planning and Management Office of the Logistic Command
Brazilian Army

Lieutenant Colonel Belentani Leme Williams

Logistics Command Doctrine Officer, International Liaison Officer
Brazilian Army

10:25 am - 11:15 am JOINT PLENARY SESSION: PROVIDING COMBAT SUPPORT TO ENSURE MOBILITY ACROSS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

Major General Tyrone Urch - Commander Force Troops Command British Army
Brigadier Eldon Millar - Commander 8 Engineer Brigade

Major General Tyrone Urch

Commander Force Troops Command
British Army

Brigadier Eldon Millar

Commander 8 Engineer Brigade

11:15 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 11:45 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS: DEFENCE SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

Major General (Retd.) Robert Talbot-Rice - Former Director Land Equipment DE&S, UK MoD
img

Major General (Retd.) Robert Talbot-Rice

Former Director Land Equipment
DE&S, UK MoD

11:45 am - 12:25 pm OPENING KEYNOTE: DELIVERING COMBAT LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR A MULTI-DOMAIN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams - Director Defense Logistics Agency
  • Supporting a global supply chain which operates across multiple domains and under increasingly austere conditions
  • Understanding how the DLA forecasts the logistical demands of the contemporary and future operating environment, and identifying opportunities to improve demand prediction
  • Training DLA personnel to manage, to best effect, the opportunities afforded by supply chain management technologies

Lieutenant General Darrell K. Williams

Director
Defense Logistics Agency

12:25 pm - 1:05 pm HOST NATION KEYNOTE: JOINT FORCE LOGISTICS IN AN INFORMATION AGE

Major General Angus Fay - Office of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations) UK Ministry of Defence
  • Examining the ongoing development of the UK’s Defence Support Network. Maximising supply chain visibility and ensuring information security
  • Establishing the role that information plays in future joint force logistics
  • Logistics in the information space; where is the UK when it comes to delivering cyber resilience for the defence supply chain?

Major General Angus Fay

Office of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Logistics Operations)
UK Ministry of Defence

  • An insight on the USMC’s transformation of its Logistics Command. Developing a next generation workforce that can derive maximum value for the defence supply chain
  • Delivering an agile supply chain to support an agile workforce. Investing in 3D printing to enhance the ability of the Marine Corps to deploy quickly – and with a limited footprint – in the complex operating environment
  • Increasing the level of automation within the support chain. Forecasting and meeting demand autonomously, without increasing the threat from cyber
  • Carrying out preventative maintenance to decrease procurement costs

Major General Craig Crenshaw

Commanding General
United States Marine Corps Logistics Command

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm SHARING THE LOGISTICAL BURDEN: COLLECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR THE NATO ALLIANCE

Mr Paul Hammond - Chief of Staff NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Managing an outsourced defence supply chain to best effect. How is the NSPA supporting the integration of contracted logistical support in readiness for future deployed operations?
  • Using the capabilities of the NSPA to consolidate the logistical needs of nations and provide efficient, cost effective support
  • Assessing the logistical requirements of future operations; agility, rapid deployment, limited footprint.

Mr Paul Hammond

Chief of Staff
NATO Support and Procurement Agency

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm DEPLOYING AND SUSTAINING EU MILITARY MISSIONS

Colonel Ing. P.J.A. (Pedro) Jooren - Chief Logistics Policy Branch EUMS
  • Contributing to logistics capacity building across the EU’s theatre of operations. Minimising the burden on EU assets by building host nation infrastructure
  • Increasing collective procurement efforts to minimize the cost of acquisition and share capability development requirements
  • Supporting efforts to integrate logisticial processes across EU nations, and ensuring that future missions are interoperable

Colonel Ing. P.J.A. (Pedro) Jooren

Chief Logistics Policy Branch
EUMS

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm PREPARING JOINT FORCE LOGISTICS FOR SUSTAINED OPERATIONS IN THE LAND ENVIRONMENT

Captain Bernd Schumacher - Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre Bundeswehr
  • Training and coordinating a joint logistics support group for NATO. Delivering a mobile operations centre capable of supporting the multinational mission
  • Implementing effective visualisation of movement and stockpile planning for joint force missions
  • Carrying out supply chain planning that could realistically prepare for divisional-level deployments

Captain Bernd Schumacher

Director, Joint Logistic Support Group Coordination and Training Centre
Bundeswehr

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm DELIVERING A LOGISTICS CHAIN FOR MULTINATIONAL MISSIONS

Mr Mario Blokken - Head Permanent Secretariat European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

Mr Mario Blokken

Head Permanent Secretariat
European Land Force Interoperability Center (Finabel)

5:40 pm - 6:20 pm UTILISING TRANSPORTATION ASSETS IN A COORDINATED WAY IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE THE RATE OF RE-SUPPLY

Colonel Franck Verdierre - Director Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Overcoming shortfalls in strategic lift by improving awareness of and access to spare capacity or complementary solutions amongst member nations
  • Approaching the challenge of air transport in austere operational environments. Supporting logistical reach at the edge of the envelope, even when forward operational infrastructure is challenging.
  • Integrating transportation assets within a broader approach to high readiness. To what extent can the collaborative use of spare lift capacity support rapid mission readiness for the future fighting force?

Colonel Franck Verdierre

Director
Movement Coordination Centre Europe

6:20 pm - 6:30 pm CLOSE OF DAY ONE