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Agenda Day 1

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM IQPC WELCOME REMARKS

James Fox, Conference Producer, Defence IQ

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

Gunnar Borch, Former General Manager, NATO Airlift Management Agency, NATO

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS: THE FUTURE OF BRITISH STRATEGIC AIRLIFT CAPABILITY: ANALYSING THE LONG TERM ROLE OF THE A400M AND VOYAGER PROGRAMMES

Reserved for Air Mobility Force Commander, 2 Group, Royal Air Force

9:50 AM - NaN:NaN AM PERU’S MILITARY AIRLIFT REQUIREMENTS: UNDERSTANDING AIRLIFT ACROSS MULTIPLE TYPES OF TERRAIN

Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea, Director General of Logistic, Peruvian Air Force


Lieutenant General Raul Hoyos De Vinatea

Director General of Logistic
Peruvian Air Force

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM ADAPTING TO THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY'S GLOBAL SECURITY ENVIRONMENT

Colonel Rodney Simpson, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
· Exploring the organisational structure of the AMC
· Looking at the AMC’s current airlift inventory which principle assets include: C-17s, C-130s, KC-135s, KC-10s, C-40s, C-37s Gulfstream Vs, C-21s
· Air Mobility Command’s Rapid Global Mobility Mission in the changing national security landscape
Colonel Rodney Simpson, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force

Colonel Rodney Simpson

Air Mobility Command
US Air Force

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM EMBRAER DEFENSE AND SECURITY: KC-390 NEW GENERATION MULTIMISSION AIRCRAFT Bruce Bunin, Director - Business Development, Embraer Defense & Security

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM SUPPORTING NORWAY’S ARMED FORCES AROUND THE WORLD WITH A FLEET OF C-130JS

Colonel Torgeir Aas, Commander of the Gardermoen Air Base, Royal Norwegian Air Force

Colonel Torgeir Aas

Commander of the Gardermoen Air Base
Royal Norwegian Air Force

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM SEARCHING FOR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY WHILST UNDERTAKING A BROAD RANGE OF MISSIONS WITH A SMALL FLEET

· Delivering efficiency through finding synergies in seemingly diverse operations
· To what extent does the Royal Danish Air Force’s fleet of C-130Js meet the Air Force’s broad range of mission requirements?
· How is the Royal Danish Air Force looking to maintain their small fleet of C-130Js?
Colonel Thomas Thue Hansen (HUA), Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg, RoyalDanish Air Force

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM 47 SQUADRON – C-130J TACTICAL AIR TRANSPORT SQUADRON

Wing Commander Andrew Johnson, OC 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force
· Effectiveness of C-130 in tactical air transport operations
· Versatility of the platform for UK usage
· Fleet sustainability
Wing Commander Andrew Johnson, OC, 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Wing Commander Andrew Johnson

OC 47 Squadron
Royal Air Force

2:20 PM - 2:50 PM WHAT THE SINGLE EUROPEAN SKY (SES) PROGRAMME MEANS FOR OPERATING MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN EUROPE

Gerd Schwiedessen, Project Officer Aviation – Airlift, European Defence Agency
· Why was the Single European Sky programme necessary and how can nations become compliant?
· Evaluating the operational risks and the financial implications of the Single European Sky for military aviation
· How is the European Defence Agency coordinating the views and feedback of the military aviation community?
Gerd Schwiedessen, Project Officer Aviation, Airlift, European Defence Agency

Gerd Schwiedessen

Project Officer Aviation – Airlift
European Defence Agency

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM HOW THE MOVEMENT COORDINATION CENTRE EUROPE (MCCE) IS HELPING UTILISE SPARE CAPACITY TO PROVIDE FOR OTHER MEMBER STATES

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
· Examining how the MCCE is addressing a shortfall in strategic airlift capacity through facilitating the use of spare capacity in other member states
· How is the MCCE tackling the bespoke challenges of the member state requests?
· Optimising support systems to maximise joint operational capacity and effectiveness
Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad, Chief of Operations, Movement Coordination Centre Europe

Lieutenant Colonel Jakob Valstad

Chief of Operations
Movement Coordination Centre Europe

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AN UPDATE ON THE UK VOYAGER PROGRAMME

Wing Commander S Blackwell, OC 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Wing Commander S Blackwell

OC 101 Squadron
Royal Air Force

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM ANALYSING THE BARRIERS TO INCREASING INTEROPERABILITY WITHIN NATO’S AIRLIFT CAPABILITY

· What do major NATO contributors consider to be the main issues surrounding the interoperability of the combined force?
· Understanding the training requirements that aid force interoperability
· What are considered to be the main avionics upgrades to increase interoperability?
Invited panelists:
Air Mobility Force Commander, 2 Group, Royal Air Force
Colonel Rodney Simpson, Air Mobility Command, US Air Force
Deputy Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM HOW DOES HUNGARY’S CURRENT FLEET OF ANTONOV AN-26S MEET THE AIR FORCE’S STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL REQUIREMENTS?

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM CONTINUALLY LOOKING FOR WAYS TO PARTNER WITH THE BROAD SPECTRUM OF STAKEHOLDERS TO SYNCHRONIZE AND OPTIMIZE LOGISTICS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE USAFRICOM OBJECTIVES AND ENTERPRISE LOGISTICS GOALS

5:15 PM - NaN:NaN AM KC-390 THE FUTURE OF BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE AIRLFT CAPABILITY

Air Vice-Marshal Saulo Valadares do Amaral, Commander of the III Regional Air Command, Brazilian Air Force
 Brazilian Air Force Airlift assets
 Military Airlift is still relevant for National Integration
 Current development stage of the KC-390 Project

Air Vice-Marshal Saulo Valadares do Amaral

Commander of the III Regional Air Command
Brazilian Air Force

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1710 DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSORED BY JETEX