Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference

Prague, Czech Republic

We are proud to announce that the 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference will convene in Prague on 20th and 21st of May 2019.

The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is designed to bring together military officials, international agencies and industry leading experts to discuss the vital importance of future armoured capabilities and allied interoperability. With the role of the main battle tank in decline, it is crucial that regional forces are increasingly investing in updating their legacy armoured fighting vehicles with modernised equipment as well as procuring the latest vehicles with the most up to date capabilities available on the market today.

Benefits of Attending

  • Regionally focused key note briefings from senior military figures across the V4 Nations as well as briefings from Estonia, Slovenia and Austria
  • Engage with a broad spectrum of topics, including mobility, survivability, lethality and situational awareness.
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with leading technical experts from industry as well as international armoured vehicle programme and product managers
  • The opportunity to view the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapons systems technology in our exhibition hall

Who should attend

  • Operational Commanders
  • Armoured Capability Developers
  • Combat Vehicle Programme Managers
  • Heads of Protected Mobility
Manufacturers and developers of the vehicle's:
  • Platforms
  • Armour
  • Mobility systems
  • Communications and C4I
  • Situational awareness systems
  • Armament and weapon systems
  • Signature management and active camouflage
  • Defensive aids and soft kill
  • Active protection and hard-kill


  • Brigadier General Mikael Frisell, Director Land Systems, FMV
  • Brigadier General Sava Claudiu, Deputy Commander, ROU Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Bostjan Mocnik, Chief of Capability Development Branch, Slovenian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Glenn Dean, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army
  • Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll, Branch Chief, Armoured Corps, Army Concepts and Capabilities Centre, German Army
  • Colonel Jaroslav Kozubek, Head of Department of Tactics, Faculty of Military Leadership, University of Defence Brno
  • Colonel Jose Maria Gonzalez Casado, Head of Pizarro Program, Spanish MoD
  • Colonel Miroslav Kuhar, Chief of Land Arms Tactics Department, Croatian Defence Academy, Croatian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Zdenek Mikula, Deputy Commander 7th Mechanised Brigade, Czech MoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel (ret'd) Richard Macha, Czech National Armament Representative in NATO HQ, Czech Permanent Delegation to NATO HQ, Czech MoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Ramos, Product Manager Vehicle Protection Systems, PEO, Ground Combat Systems
  • Lieutenant General Dr Gabor Borondi, Deputy Chief of Defence of Hungarian Defence Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Lieutenat Colonel Raivis Melnis, Commander, 1st Mechanised Battalion, Latvian Armed Forces
  • Major General Ivo Strecha, Director Force Development Division , Czech Army
  • Major General Jaromir Zuna, 1st Deputy Chief of Staff, Czech Armed Forces
  • Major General Norbert Huber, Director Armament and Procurement , Austrian MoD
  • Mr Alex Koers, Co-founder and Director, Microflown AVISA
  • Mr Bear Midkiff, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Central and Eastern Europe , CMI Defence
  • Mr David Meyer, Head of Business Development, Lockheed Martin U K
  • Mr Gerardus Lijten, ILS Section Leader, OCCAR-EA
  • Mr Hugo Torstensen, Business Development Director Defense Division, EUROPE, Soucy Group
  • Mr Oliver Mittelsdorf, Senior Vice President Sales Tracked Vehicles and Turrets, Rheinmetall Landsysteme Gmbh
  • Mr Richard Jones, Project Coordinator, Land Combat Systems BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Petr Prochazka, Deputy Head of Land Forces, Czech Armed Forces


Angelo Hotel
Radlicka 1g
150 00
Prague, Czech Republic
United Kingdom

United Kingdom
Event details
Organizer : SMi Defence
Venue : Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20269