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CONFERENCE DAY ONE

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

An overview of the contemporary logistics landscape, introducing the demands that modern conflicts place on the military supply chain. This includes three logistical essentials: supply chain oversight, lessening the footprint, preparing for rapid reaction. How should the military adapt its supply chain in light of the logistical challenges of previous conflicts?

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS: LONG-TERM CONTRACTS AS A MEANS TO PROMOTE CONSISTENCY OF SUPPLY

Mr Roger West, Director Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment and Support, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Has the awarding of long-term logistics contracts such as LEIDOS succeeded in improving procurement from warehouses, stock control, storage and distribution?

  • Considering whether the LEIDOS contract has managed to consolidate previously isolated sections of the supply chain

  • Should other contractors be looking to replicate the long-term contractual model, and how should the military oversee that trend?

  • Considering how other contractors can benefit from major long-term partnerships, and discussing how to integrate those contractors within a more streamlined supply chain


Mr Roger West

Director Logistics Delivery Operating Centre, Defence Equipment and Support
UK Ministry of Defence

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM OPERATING IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD: PREPARING AIRPORT LOGISTICS FOR DISASTER

Mr Ethan Mattern, Senior Director Global Public Sector Defense, DHL Express
  • Delivering effective disaster management by coordinating airport logistics

  • Introducing the Getting Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) concept

  • DHL’s Disaster Response Teams: managing warehousing, inventory set-up and the provision of essential supplies

Mr Ethan Mattern

Senior Director Global Public Sector Defense
DHL Express

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM VISITING KEYNOTE: PREPARING THE MILITARY FOR THE RETURN TO CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

Major General Craig Crenshaw, Commanding General, United States Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • Preparing the military supply chain to cope with more frequent and smaller payloads, supporting teams which are more widely dispersed and which operate in diverse environments without major host nation support

  • How has the US military adapted its logistical approaches and priorities, in order to sustain its expeditionary forces in readiness?

  • Successfully integrating and improving new logistical processes which may not have been tested in conflict

  • Examining how the military can overcome the disparity between logistics on-base and logistics in theatre, particularly for short-term deployments, in order to ensure that sufficient supply is maintained


Major General Craig Crenshaw

Commanding General
United States Marine Corps Logistics Command

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM THE NDLO: MANAGING THE RELATIONSHIP WITH CONTRACTORS

Commodore Rune Fromreide Sommer, CEO, Supply Division, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation
  • How is the Norwegian military managing the relationship with defence contractors to deliver cost-effective logistics solutions?

  • How has the integration of a new logistical infrastructure prepared the Norwegian military for post-Afghanistan deployments?

  • Does greater efficiency overcome limited resources, and can the Norwegian logistics framework balance national prerogatives with a need to prepare for joint operations?


Commodore Rune Fromreide Sommer

CEO, Supply Division
Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation

12:40 PM - 1:20 PM DEPLOYING AND SUSTAINING EU MILITARY OPERATIONS AND MISSIONS

Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria, Director of Logistics, EUMS/EEAS

‘Deeper defence cooperation engenders interoperability, effectiveness, efficiency and trust: it increases the output of defence spending’ (EU Global Strategy)

  • The EU Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)

  • An overview of the current CSDP military operations and missions

  • Multinational logistics: constraints, challenges, risks and opportunities

  • Fostering deeper cooperation and making best use of multinational platforms

  • From multinational to integrated logistics?


Brigadier General Dionigi Maria Loria

Director of Logistics
EUMS/EEAS

1:20 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM A NETWORKED APPROACH TO LOGISTICS; COOPERATION WITH INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Brigadier General Hans Damen, Director of Support, Royal Netherlands Army
  • An examination of current demographic, military and industrial developments in the Netherlands

  • Assessing the impact of current developments on Netherlands Ministry of Defence and Royal Netherlands Army

  • Evaluating the introduction of “Land Maintenance Initiative” and future plans


Brigadier General Hans Damen

Director of Support
Royal Netherlands Army

Mr Ivan Strelnikov

Commercial Manager, Director Charter Cargo Operations / Head of Operational Base in Asia-Pacific Region
Volga-Dnepr Group

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING



Mr Paul D. Brown

Deputy Director for Logistics, J4
U. S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM MAXIMISING THE CAPACITY OF LIMITED STRATEGIC LIFT

Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson, Deputy Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Examining how the MCCE maximises lift capacity by providing both visibility of spare capacity and the tools to trade this capacity between member nations

  • There is a critical shortage of lift available to support today’s military operations; exploring the MCCE solution of providing mechanisms that allow the member nations to access the spare capacity within the existing fleet(s)

  • Commercial lift plays a vital role in the deployment of military forces. How can MCCE nations use the MCCE to access the existing contracts of another nation?


Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Gustavsson

Deputy Director
Movement Coordination Centre Europe

5:40 PM - 5:50 PM END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

5:50 PM - 7:00 PM DRINKS RECEPTION