Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2019 Conference


Prague, Czech Republic

Our Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2019 conference is returning for its fourth successful year to Prague, Czech Republic on the 22nd and 23rd May 2019.

Our past Helicopter Technology events have been recognised for excellence by many leading defence forces in both Central and Eastern Europe, and have hosted more senior heads of Air Force and Helicopter Commands than any other helicopter event in Europe.

As Central and Eastern Europe and the Baltic States continue to be a key focus for defence equipment upgrades, the rotary fleet remains a key asset in both domestic and international military operations. Therefore, a focused conference is essential to ensure continued advancement of capability, equipment, and joint interoperability.

This will be a unique opportunity to meet many heads of Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from representatives from the V4 nations: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia
  • A unique opportunity to explore new technologies and programmes from industry and exhibitors
  • The only regionally dedicated military helicopter conference in 2019

The audience will include, but not be limited to:

  • Commanders of Air Force
  • Deputy Commanders Air Force
  • Commanders of National Helicopter Forces
  • Directors of Capability Planning
  • National Armaments Directors
  • Helicopter Programme Managers
  • Heads of Army Aviation
  • Heads of Strategy and Defence Planning
  • Commanders of Air Systems
  • Directors of Procurement
  • Chief Scientists/Defence Research Agencies
  • Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Helicopter Engine Manufacturers
  • Integrated Mission Systems
  • Sensor Technology Providers
  • Weapons System Experts
  • Protective Systems

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN:

  • Major General (Ret'd) Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

KEYNOTE REGIONAL SPEAKERS:

  • Air Fleet General Valerica Vrajescu, Deputy Chief of Joint Forces Command, Romanian Ministry of National Defence
  • Colonel Rudolf Straka, Chief of Combat Training Department, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director of the Multinational Aviation Training Centre, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Miloslav Bauer, Liaison Officer, University of Defence Brno
  • Colonel Robert Klestinec, Deputy Chief of Staff, Air Force of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic
  • Lieutenant Colonel Simon Zsolt, HDF 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base, Chief of Flight Training Department, Hungarian Defence Forces

EXPERT SPEAKER PANEL:

  • Colonel Jason Gingrich, Senior Military Advisor to the US Delegation to NATO, US Air Force
  • Colonel Francesco Pascali, Division Leader Logistics, NATO (NAHEMA)
  • Colonel Jonas Nellsjo, Commander Helicopter Wing, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Stein, SO1 FD Strat Plans, Cap AM, Capability Directorate, Army Headquarters, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell, Air Manoeuvre Capability Development, SO1 Programmes Army Headquarters, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Kelly, 110th Army Aviation Brigade Operations Officer, U S Army Aviation Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mikael Wikh, Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Niklas Blomberg, Swedish Helicopter Wing,Swedish Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Carsten Luerken, Department Head SOF, PR and STH, Air Force Forces Command, German Air Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Joefrey Petit, SME Support RW, JPR, Littoral & Special Air Ops, Air Operations Support Branch, Joint Air Power Competence Centre
  • Mr Jose Pablo Romera Martin, EDA Project Officer Rotary Wing, European Defence Agency
  • Mr Joel Best, US Army (Ret'd), European Director for Global Military Business Development, Bell Helicopters

Venue

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