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Military Airlift 2013 Conference

18 September, 2013 - 20 September, 2013, Brussels, Belgium

Delivering Greater Strategic and Tactical Airlift Capabilities through Pooling and Sharing

With the growing operational demands from our global combat forces and an uncertain operational environment, it is imperative that our strategic and tactical airlift capabilities are optimal to project our forces to distant theatres in a short period of time.

Now in its tenth year, we are proud to announce that Military Airlift 2013 will take place at Melsbroek Air Base, Belgium in cooperation with the 15th Air Transport Wing from the Belgian Air Component, who is celebrating 65 years of their existence as well as 40 years of operational service of the C-130 and Falcon DA-20 fleet.

This year we will focus on pooling and sharing (smart defence) as well as providing you with a comprehensive update on the current state of nations’ strategic and tactical airlift capabilities. Including fixed-wing systems providing you with a holistic overview from our most-comprehensive speaker panel to date on the key challenges they face from the frontline providing you with operational feedback from key international operations abroad such as Afghanistan, Mali and Greenland.        

 

Military Airlift 2013 will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Understand what the latest and future strategic plans to expand pooling and sharing programmes between nations to address the current growing airlift capability gap from different perspectives such as NATO, Netherlands, Belgium and Italy   
  • Discover new partnerships with military and non-military organisations to develop together new innovative solutions for key challenges such as avionic upgrades, air-air communications, defensive countermeasures and  refuelling in-flight in an increasingly cost conscious environment
  • Get the latest developments from the frontline into the withdrawal of airlift equipment from Afghanistan exploring key challenges such as high demand on limited airlift assets and balancing resources for urgent operational needs. Learn how you organisation can assist in the withdrawal?

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Venue & Accommodation

Melsbroek Air Base
Brussels, Belgium 

Accommodation
Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Melsbroek Air Base. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel: https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MFIXJ

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.

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Speakers

  • Major-General Claude Van de Voorde, Air Component Commander, Belgian Air Force
  • Major-General Pascal Valentin, Commander, European Air Transport Group
  • Brigadier-General Blaine D. Holt, J4 Director, Headquarters U.S. European Command
  • Colonel Bernard Masuy, 15th Wing Air Transport, Belgian Air Force
  • Colonel Stefan Neumann, Deputy Head of the Operational Division, German Armed Forces
  • Colonel Giorgio Seravalle, Chief of Air Operations Office (Planning and Training), Italian Air Force
  • Colonel Franch Roumbouts, Commander Heavy Airlift Wing, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Colonel Franck Verdierre, Head of Training & Exercises Branch, French Air Force
  • Colonel Johan van Soest, Commander Air Base Eindhoven, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Karsten Fledelius Jensen, Commander Air Transport Wing Aalborg, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Donnet, Assistant Capability Manager, European Defence Agency
  • Mr Wiek Noldus, Programme Manager, NATO Airlift Management Programme
  • Mr Gunnar Borch, NATO Support Agency Representative, NATO HQ
  • Mr Bogdan Horvat, Executive Officer, NAGSMA/NATO HQ
  • Dr Carlee A. Bishop, Executive Director, PMASE, ELSYS/GTRI Georgia Institue of Technology

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Event details

Defence IQ
18 September, 2013
20 September, 2013
Brussels
Melsbroek Air Base
Belgium
Conference
ASDE-2716

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