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

Conference Day Two - 25 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)

9:30 am - 10:10 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

10:10 am - 10:50 am ADAPTING THE TOOLS TO DELIVER EFFECTIVE STRATEGIC MILITARY AND HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

·          How the Strategic Air-Lift International Solution (SALIS) provides through the use of the Antonov 124 a key contribution for the support of military and humanitarian operations to the participating nations.
·          SALIS: a model securing the access through a multinational approach to a unique and scarce capacity (AN-124)
·          How can NSPA contribute to optimize the multinational cooperation in order to fill capabilities gaps in the area of military mobility
Mr. Franck Verdierre, Division Chief, Transport and Warehousing at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Mr. Franck Verdierre

Division Chief, Transport and Warehousing
NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

10:50 am - 11:20 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:20 am - 12:00 pm DEVELOPING AN OPERATIONAL STRATEGY TO FULFILL FUTURE MISSION REQUIREMENTS

·          How is the UN changing their operational strategy for chartered airlift-assets
·          Measuring the effectiveness of the mixed fleet of C-17 of SAC and HAW, and the Antonov 124 of the SALIS
·          Evaluating the UN’s approach towards pooling resources to create long-term solutions
Mr. Greg Pece, Aviation Transportation Service at United Nations

Mr. Greg Pece

Aviation Transportation Service
United Nations

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm MODIFYING OPERATIONAL RESPONSE EQUIPMENT TO DELIVER RELIEF TO REMOTE LOCATIONS AND AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS

·          WFP Aviation/UNHAS serving the entire humanitarian & development community
·          Reaching the furthest destinations requiring specialized aircraft
·          WFP’s exploratory search for suitable tools (Airships, RPAS etc)
·          Coordination and access to aviation capabilities of key players as critical elements for a more effective value chain in aid delivery
Mr. Philippe Martou, Chief of Aviation at World Food Programme

Mr. Philippe Martou

Chief of Aviation
World Food Programme

12:40 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 - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm TACTICAL AIRLIFT OPERATIONS: SUPPORTING THE UNITED NATIONS MULTIDIMENSIONAL INTEGRATED STABILISATION MISSION IN MALI (MINUSMA)

·          Adapting practices and applying lessons learned to ensure optimal performance during deployed operations
·          Considering airlift capability priorities from operational feedback in Mali
·          Understanding the environment as a threat to airlift operations (heat, dust, and natural inconveniences) and how to overcome these challenges
·          Recognizing how headquarters staff can best enable deployed operations from afar
Colonel Scott Murphy, Director, Fleet Readiness and 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters at Royal Canadian Air Force

Colonel Scott Murphy

Director, Fleet Readiness and 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters
Royal Canadian Air Force

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm THE BENEFIT OF ANALYSING PREVIOUS AND CURRENT MISSION DEMANDS WHEN PLANNING FUTURE AIR TRANSPORT ASSET PROCUREMENT

·          Analysing France’s current airlift demand on a global scale
·          Relating operational feedback to changing capabilities
·          Planning for future asset allocation between 2020 - 2030
·          Understanding how networking and knowledge pooling on an international basis can help strategic and operational decision making
Wing Commander Christophe Piubeni, Chief General Studies, Capability Development at French Air Force HQ

Wing Commander Christophe Piubeni

Chief General Studies, Capability Development
French Air Force HQ

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Head of Department, Strategic Air Transport at Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Head of Department, Strategic Air Transport
Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

·          Update on the delivery timelines for the A-400M to the seven investing nations
·          Performance so far: Paradrop; delivery of multiple types of cargo; the self defence system; and helicopter refuelling
·          Thoughts on flight safety and testing
·          What are the panellists’ thoughts on future capability to be added to the platform?
Wing Commander Christophe Piubeni, Chief General Studies, Capability Development at French Air Force HQ

Wing Commander Christophe Piubeni

Chief General Studies, Capability Development
French Air Force HQ

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Head of Department, Strategic Air Transport at Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna

Head of Department, Strategic Air Transport
Bundeswehr Logistics Centre

Wing Commander William Essex, Airborne Operations at Royal Air Force

Wing Commander William Essex

Airborne Operations
Royal Air Force

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)

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm END OF CONFERENCE