Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2023 Conference

Optimising Logistics Support as a Force Enabler for the Central and Eastern European Region

March 1-2, 2023- Budapest, Hungary

We are proud to present the 8th Annual Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe Conference, taking place on the 1st and 2nd of March 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe conference is revered as the highest-level meeting for defence logistic leaders and supply chain managers from the region's most forward-thinking military nations. As the only logistics conference specifically dedicated to the region, this is the critical forum where senior officers, military logistics commanders, and industry experts are brought together to discuss the modernisation and cooperation of defence logistics from the High North to the Black Sea.

The importance of defence logistics as a capability in its own right continues to grow with the increasing prevalence of systematic multilateral cooperation between armed forces and the continual development of new technologies with exciting logistics application. Through extensive research and consultation across the industry, Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2023 will continue to break the mould and create an event that will channel these developments and reflect the most pressing priorities of NATO allies and partners.

Furthermore, the conflict in Ukraine has reinforced the fundamental importance of logistics as the facilitator of tactical, operational, and strategic military capabilities. From ensuring the security of essential supplies to maintaining the frontline troops, this event will provide a forum to consider and respond the profound implications of the conflict on the region.

We strive to deliver real insight and genuine learning experiences which can be applied to optimise the future of defence logistics for the Central and Eastern Europe region.

Benefits of Attending

Defence Logistics Central and Eastern Europe 2023 will continue to break the mould and create a platform that will give you detailed knowledge and vision into the latest developments and reflect on the most pressing priorities of NATO allies and partners. At this event you can expect:
  • Keynote briefings from senior officers from Central and Eastern Europe
  • A unique focus on defence logistics technology and joint force interoperability
  • Expert analysis of the direct and indirect logistics implications of the conflict in Ukraine for NATO allies and partners in the region and beyond
  • High level panel discussions featuring supply chain and procurement managers from the military as well as industry
  • Military logistics equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology
  • Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing regional logistic systems today

What's different this year?

The conflict in Ukraine has reinforced the fundamental importance of logistics as the facilitator of tactical, operational, and strategic military capabilities. From ensuring the security of essential supplies to maintaining the frontline troops, this event will provide a forum to consider and respond the profound implications of the conflict on the region.

Who should attend

This is the ONLY logistics conference specifically dedicated to the region. It is a critical forum where you will find senior officers, military logistics commanders, and industry experts brought together to discuss the modernisation and cooperation of defence logistics from the High North to the Black Sea.

National militaries:
  • Military logistics specialists
  • Equipment procurement officers

Industry:
  • Businesses looking to break into the regional market
  • Established players in the regional market
  • Developers and innovators in military technology

Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
  • Organisations who wish to equalise the European defence capability
  • Those who seek improvement of the security and strength of Europe’s front line
  • Businesses wishing to bolster the national economies and industries of Eastern and Central Europe

Speakers

  • Brigadier General (Ret’d) Dr. Gyula Keszthelyi, President, Hungarian Military Logistic Association
  • Brigadier General Ilir Xhebexhia, Commander, Support Command, Albanian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Mariusz Skulimowski, Chief of Logistics Division - J4, The General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Stefan Lampl, Commanding Officer, Armed Forces Logistics School , Austrian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier Tim Crossland, Commander, International Donor Co-ordination Centre
  • Captain (Navy) Niels Markussen, Director NATO Shipping Center NSC, Allied Maritime Command
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Jim Waring, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Crestwood Technology Group
  • Colonel (Ret'd) Professor Slawomir Augustyn, Deputy of Director at Implementation of Innovative Technologies, Military University of Technology
  • Colonel Dr. Laszlo Fazekas, Director, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine
  • Colonel Faith Chamberlain, Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Europe and Africa DLA E&A, Defence Logistics Agency - Europe
  • Colonel Gioacchino Cassara, Incoming Commander, MCCE
  • Colonel Jaroslav Jíru, Director of the Logistics Agency, Logistics Directorate - J4, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  • Colonel Jon West, Assistant Head Sustainment, British Army
  • Colonel Ladislav Slechta, Director, Military Medicine Agency
  • Colonel Muharem Muharemi, Commander, Logistic Support Brigade, Army of the Republic of North Macedonia
  • Colonel Todd Allison, Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command
  • James Waring, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Crestwood Technology Group
  • Lieutenant Colonel Harald Struzyna, Commanding Officer, Strategic Airlift Coordination Cell
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henrikki Haapamaki, Chief of Plans, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, Commander, Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) & Multinational Joint Headquarters (MNHQ), Ulm
  • Lieutenant General Dr Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces Command (HDFC)
  • Lieutenant Gregorz Wiejak, PhD Student, Military University of Technology
  • Major General (ret'd) Edward Dorman III, Executive Vice President and CEO, S10 Consulting and Highly Qualified Expert & Senior Mentor with the Mission Command Training Programme (MCTP), US Army
  • Major General Dr. Laszlo Sticz, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces, Force Modernization and Transformation Command
  • Major General Liviu Marian Mazilu, Head of the Logistics Directorate - J4, Defence Staff of the Romanian Armed Forces
  • Mr. Calum Stewart, Director - European Defence Programmes., SPEE3D
  • Mr. Dominik Braun, Area Manager, BR International Consulting Services GmbH
  • Mr. Jacob Schneider, Senior Transport Advisor, BR International Consulting Services GmbH
  • Mr. James Gavin, Head of the MOD DES Future Capability Group, FCG
  • Mr. Josef Pocher, Senior Transport Advisor, BR International Consulting Services GmbH
  • Mr. Mario Blokken, Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel
  • Mr. Philip Helmer, Marketing Manager, BR International Consulting Services GmbH
  • Todd Allison, Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command
  • Wolfgang Moeilenbrink, Consultant, Lieutenant Colonel ret., GOFA Gocher Fahrzeugbau GmbH

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Venue

Budapest Marriott Hotel
Apaczai Csere Janos u.4.,
Budapest, Hungary

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