24 - 26 September, 2019 | Hilton London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Conference Day One - 24 September

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis, Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis

Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

9:20 am - 10:00 am HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: ADAPTING OPERATIONAL PROCESSES TO OPERATE MULTI-ROLE AND MULTI-MISSION FLEETS

·          Responding to organisational change and external pressures such as Brexit and their impact on the mission focus
·          Is evident ‘decentralisation’ set to continue into the mission of the future? How will this effect international relations and the pooling of resources?
·          How can multi-role and multi-mission fleets benefit changing approaches to TTPs?

Wing Commander Calvin Bailey, MBE, Airborne Operations at Royal Air Force

Wing Commander Calvin Bailey

MBE, Airborne Operations
Royal Air Force

10:00 am - 10:40 am COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT IN THE OPERATIONALISATION OF THE AFRICAN STANDBY FORCES (ASF)

·          Circumnavigating Africa’s challenging environment by identifying logistic challenges: reflecting on strategy and tactics as a previous Chief of the Continental Movement Coordination Center at the African Union
·          Understanding the challenges involved in getting strategic mobility assets dedicated to the African Standby Forces
·          Increasing collaboration and support from the international community, such as NATO, to combat this capability gap and optimise the operationalization of the African Standby Forces 
Group Captain David Akrong, Director of Training and Strategic Planning at Ghana Air Force

Group Captain David Akrong

Director of Training and Strategic Planning
Ghana Air Force

10:40 am - 11:10 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 am - 11:50 am PARTNERSHIP, PRESENCE AND MILITARY READINESS: UNDERSTANDING MISSION DEMANDS IN THE CULTURALLY, ECONOMICALLY AND GEOPOLITICALLY DIVERSE ASIA-PACIFIC

·          Adapting strategy in the Indo-Pacific to meet changing mission demands
·          Exercises, Experimentation & Innovation: Understanding the capability gaps evident when operating in a 36 nation region
·          Applying USINDOPACOM's 'Mission' and 'Vision' statures to the Air Mobility Division
Colonel Martin T. Daack, Chief, Air Mobility Division 613th Air Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces at US Air Force

Colonel Martin T. Daack

Chief, Air Mobility Division 613th Air Operations Center, Pacific Air Forces
US Air Force

11:50 am - 12:30 pm MUTUAL COOPERATION BETWEEN MULTINATIONAL ORGANISATIONS IN A CHANGING GEO-ECONOMIC CLIMATE

·          Mediating and promoting cooperation between multinational organisations on a global scale
·          Promoting the long-term benefits of the expanded geographical scope of multinational organisations
·          Analysing the benefits of cooperation to maximise Strategic Lift capacity and increase interoperability among member nations
Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations at Movement Coordination Center Europe (MCCE)

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad

Chief of Operations
Movement Coordination Center Europe (MCCE)

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm RECONSIDERING AIR ENVIRONMENTS: AN INCREASING FOCUS ON TACTICAL AIRLIFT

·          Reconsidering the full potential of distributed operations with tactical airlifters
·          The benefits of short take off and landing (STOL) performance aircrafts to overcome difficulties with ground transportation
·          Changing air transport TTPs when responding to an ever-changing mission
Colonel Andrii Sidash, Deputy Commander of Airlift Brigade at Ukrainian Air Force

Colonel Andrii Sidash

Deputy Commander of Airlift Brigade
Ukrainian Air Force

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm TRAINING, TACTICS AND PROCEDURES: THE FACILITATION OF SUCCESSFUL MULTI-NATIONAL MISSIONS

·          Which training, tactics and procedures can create the optimal multi-national collaborative environment
·          Overcoming challenges when combining and merging PAX and Freight across different national rules and diplomatic clearances
·          How to pool and share assets when operating multi-role and multi-mission fleets
Colonel Sébastien Munsch, Deputy Head, Policy and Support Division at European Air Transport Command (EATC)

Colonel Sébastien Munsch

Deputy Head, Policy and Support Division
European Air Transport Command (EATC)

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm THE PRACTICAL ART OF AIR TRANSPORTATION: AN ACTION PLAN FROM THE SWEDISH AIR FORCE

·          Moving military personnel and equipment in the event of an unpredictable crisis
·          Rethinking training techniques and operational responses based on feedback from MINUSMA
·          Optimising the utilization of airlift assets in the Nordic region: NORTAT (Nordic Tactical Air Transport)
Colonel Malin Persson, 7th Air Base Wing Commander at Swedish Air Force

Colonel Malin Persson

7th Air Base Wing Commander
Swedish Air Force

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING IN EUROPE

·          Increasing awareness among potential participants to the MRTT Partnership of NSPA to maximise Military capabilities (AAR – CARGO – MEDEVAC – PAX)
·          How to create an effective system of Air-to-Air Refuelling resources to fulfill European and NATO military ambitions
·          How the replacement of KDC-10s for the A330-MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) will benefit future missions
Colonel Markus Bestgen, Deputy Commander at Multinational MRTT Unit Eindhoven

Colonel Markus Bestgen

Deputy Commander
Multinational MRTT Unit Eindhoven

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm THE STANDARDISATION OF AUTOMATED AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING

·          Analysing technological developments in the switch from ATA to A3R
·          Reflecting on the submitted Concept of Operations (CONOPS) to the NATO Air-to-Air Refuelling Working Group – what has changed since then?
·          Why is standardisation key to this process?
·          Considering the benefits of A3R positions, commands, messaging and contingencies in the current climate
Colonel Timothy West, Acting Director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate at US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL/RQ)

Colonel Timothy West

Acting Director of the Aerospace Systems Directorate
US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL/RQ)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis, Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Major General (Retd.) Dimitrios Petridis

Former Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)