Airbus Group, Bell Helicopter, Czech Air Force, Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin gather in Prague this June

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SMi’s Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe conference will take place on the 24th and 25th June 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe

“It will be my privilege to participate in this event. The topics of the conference are perfectly tailored to the current issues we need to solve in the Czech and also neighbouring Armed Forces” Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Czech Armed Forces

With the Czech Republic planning to spend $202 million on military helicopters in the next 18 months, it comes as no surprise the top global helicopter and rotorcraft manufacturers alongside leading support and training companies have confirmed their attendance at this year's highly anticipated Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe conference. As the industry sees a spike in helicopter demand from Eastern Europe, those active in the market and interested in attending are advised to secure their place early as spaces are limited.

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe is the only event with high level support from Czech Republic Commander Air Force, Brigadier General Libor Stefanik who will speak alongside:

  •     Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Currently Chief of Advisors to Minister of Defence, Czech Armed Forces (Conference Chairman)
  •     Major General Dražen Ščuri, Commander, Croatian Air Force and Air Defence
  •     Major General Richard Felton Commander, Joint Helicopter Command UK MoD
  •     Brigadier General Andreas Putz, Commander Air Support Brigade, Austrian Air Force
  •     Major General (Rtd) Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency)
  •     Colonel Robert Tibensky, Head of National Armaments, Slovakia
  •     Colonel Jiří VÁVRA, Head of Air Force Development Department, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic
  •     Colonel Peder Söderström, Chief of the Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
  •     Lieutenant Colonel Bojan Brecelj, Commander 15th Aviation Wing, Slovenian Air Force
  •     Colonel Thomas Hoenig, Division Leader Logistics, NATO Helicopter Management Agency
  •     Andrew Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
  •     Marko Gruden, Helicopter Programme Manager, Armament Project Management Division Slovenian MOD
  •     Mr. Jiri HYNEK, President, Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA)
  •     Lieutenant Colonel Jaroslav Spacek, Former Chief of Helicopter Aviation at General Staff, Czech Air Force
  •     Colonel (Rtd) Bob Carrese, Director Global Military Business Development, Bell Helicopters
  •     Tahir Fidan, Director, Aselsan

Click here to view the full conference agenda with details on all speakers and presentations

Senior military figures from across 12 key European nations and the industry's leading global helicopter & rotorcraft manufacturers and support companies have confirmed attendance for this year’s event.

Confirmed organisations to attend Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe include:

Airbus, Armed Forces of the Czech Republic, Army Headquarters UK, Aselsan, Austrian Air Force, Bell Helicopter, Croatian Air Force and Air Defence, Czech Air Force, Czech Armed Forces, Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA), European Defence Agency, FlightSafety International, Heli-One Norway, Joint Helicopter Command UK Mod, Lockheed Martin, NATO Helicopter Management Agency, NATO Support Agency (NSPA), NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency), Pall Corporation, Polish Armed Forces, Sikorsky Aircraft, Slovak Air Force, Slovenian Air Force, Slovenian MoD, Swedish Air Force, The Boeing Company, Unical Defense, plus many more...

For further information please visit the event website
For event enquiries please contact the team on: +44 (0) 207 827 6000 or events(at)smi-online(dot)co(dot)uk

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe is sponsored by: Bell Helicopter (Diamond Sponsor), ASELSAN, Lockheed Martin, Pall Corporation and Sikorsky Aircraft

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe conference
24 -25 June 2015
Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague, Czech Republic


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