Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 Conference

, Budapest , Hungary

Announcement:  Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, this conference is now taking place on 19th - 20th May 2021 in NOVOTEL BUDAPEST CENTRUM, Budapest, Hungary.

Our Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 conference is returning for its sixth successful year to Budapest, Hungary on the 19-20 May 2021. As the only conference specialising on rotary systems in the Central and Eastern Europe, this will be a unique opportunity to meet numerous leading of Air Force and Helicopter Programme Managers.

Our past Helicopter Technology events have been recognised for excellence by many leading defence forces in both Central and Eastern Europe, which 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.

Unlike other events, this conference is a meeting for the military helicopter community across Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on the selection and procurement of new platforms and systems as a means of securing strategic success, whilst putting in place the necessary mechanisms for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of existing legacy platforms. This is the only event that provides a regional focus on Eastern European nations seeking to develop and modernise their fleets, along with NATO and international partners seeking strategic insights into cooperation and interoperability across the region.

Helicopter Technology Central and Eastern Europe 2021 will continue to run as the only forum focused specifically on Helicopter technology in the region. The conference works as a platform to assist and provide vital knowledge to helicopter program managers and practitioners, as well as technical experts and system integrators.

Benefits of attending 2021's event:

  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe
  • A unique focus on multipurpose helicopter technology and joint force interoperability
  • Briefings on: Rotary Procurement, Platform Upgrades and Modernisation, Interoperability, and National Defence Priorities and Capabilities
  • High level panel discussions featuring technical managers and project engineers from military as well as industry
  • Focused discussion groups tackling key challenges facing helicopter programme managers in the region
  • Informal networking time so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional helicopter programmes today

Who should attend

  • Military Helicopter Programme Managers and Leaders
  • Helicopter Manufacturers
  • Helicopter Engine Manufacturers
  • Integrated Mission Systems
  • Sensor Technology Providers
  • Weapons System Experts
  • Protective Systems Engineers

Key Regional Speakers Include:

  • Brigadier General Jozsef Koller Phd, Commander Hungarian Defence Forces 86th Szolnok Helicopter Base (HDF 86th SZHB), Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Brigadier General Robert Klestinec, Slovak Air Force Deputy Commander, Slovak Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Michael Krizanec, Chief of Staff and Deputy CO Air Force, Croatian AF HQ, Croatian Armed Forces
  • Air Flotilla General Valerica Vrajescu, Deputy Commander Joint Forces Command, Romanian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Karel Valvoda, Director MATC, Czech Air Force
  • Mr Joachim Sucker, Chief of Division Equipment, In-Service Support (A IV), German Federal Ministry of Defence

Expert Military & Technical Speakers:

  • Colonel Jason Gingrich, Senior Military Advisor to SECDEFREPEUR and USNATO DEFAD, U.S. Air Force
  • Colonel Peter Arts, Chief Helicopter Branch, Directorate of Operations, Royal Netherlands Air force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Justin Stein, SO1 FD Strat Plans, Capability Air Manoeuvre, Capability Directorate, Army Headquarters, British Army
  • Wing Commander Alex Townsend, SO1 Capability Development, Capability Air Manoeuvre, Capability Directorate, Army Headquarters, British Army
  • Squadron Leader Mike J Gallagher, SO2 A5, eFPC HQ Tallinn, Royal Air Force

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Novotel Budapest Centrum
Rakoczi ut 43-45,
Budapest, Hungary

Event details
Organizer : SMi
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-22073