Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015 Conference

Ensuring A Modern Rotary Fleet Capable of Multi Mission Effectiveness

Documentation - June 24-25, 2015- Prague, Czech Republic

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As nations in Central and Eastern Europe continue to upgrade their defence equipment, the military helicopter has become a focus of many air forces wishing to ensure they have a strong rotary fleet capable of multifunctional operations.

There is therefore a need for a high level meeting that brings together senior military leadership, project decision makers and technical experts alongside the helicopter manufacturers and cutting edge industry solution providers to collaborate on future endeavors that will enhance the security and stability of Eastern Europe and its neighbouring countries.

We, in partnership with the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA), bring you Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015, a must attend meeting for all those focused on military rotary technology advancement the region.

Whether you are focused on helicopter platforms or systems, this event will allow you access to an unprecedented level of senior military helicopter programme managers and those with direct responsibility for finding the next generation of equipment for their armed forces when it comes to rotary operational capability.

We are delighted that Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force will be supporting the event and delivering the opening host nation keynote address. As I am sure you know, the Czech Air Force is prioritising the advancement of its military helicopter capabilities, and it is very fitting that the commander will share his thoughts on this ongoing modernisation of the nation’s rotary fleet.

Benefits of Attending

The participants Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2015 will be the most senior decision makers responsible for modernising and procuring new military helicopters, as well as some the of regions most experienced operators of rotary craft, all meeting to demonstrate their intentions for advancing capability and laying down foundations of future collaboration and standardisation between nations.

If you are interested in developing business in this key market, don’t miss the opportunity to brand yourself in front of those who will be shaping Central and Eastern Europe’s military helicopter capability.

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

Make Sure You Register For Our Post Conference Masterclass | 25th June 2015

How To Do Business With THe Czech Air Force
16.30pm - 19.30pm


  • Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
  • Bob Carrese, Director Global Military Business Development, Bell Helicopters
  • Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade, Austrian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Foruntato Di Marzio, General Manager NH 90 Programme, NATO (NAHEMA)
  • Brigadier General Imre Lamos, Commander Szolnok Helicopter Base, Hungarian Army
  • Brigadier General Jaromir Sebesta, Deputy Commander, Czech Air Force
  • Brigadier General Libor Stefanik, Commander, Czech Air Force
  • Colonel Jiri Vavra, Head of Air Force Development Department, Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel Peder Soderstrom, Cheif of The Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
  • Colonel Robert Tibensky, Director General National Armaments, slovak MOD
  • Colonel Steen Ulrich, Commander Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
  • Jiri Hynek, President, Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)
  • Lieutennat Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces
  • Major General Richard Felton, Commander, Joint Helicopter Command
  • Major General Scuri Drazen, Commander Air Force and Air Defence, Croatian Air Force
  • Marko Gruden, Helicopter Programme Manager,Armament Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
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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


Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni
Vinohradská 157-a
130 20 Prague 3
Czech Republic
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-4730