SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference to feature a keynote presentation from Airbus Defence and Space

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SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference, taking place on 23rd - 24th May 2016 in Singapore, will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries for humanitarian operations.

SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference

SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries for humanitarian operations, as well as detailing how civil-military cooperation are enhancing the NGO response to regional humanitarian disasters. Recent investment by the Royal Malaysia Airforce on the A400M highlights the development and expenditure in airlift and air transport, and in many scenarios these capabilities are optimised for regional disaster response operations. This conference will address critical issues in Humanitarian Airlift such as the key regional requirements and capability gaps and how these can be satisfied to optimise disaster response.

Furthermore, SMi is delighted to announce that Airbus Military's Head of A400M Marketing, Didier Vernet, will be leading a presentation at 11:40 on Day One titled 'Airbus Defence and Space supporting humanitarian operations: diversity of needs requires versatility of airlifters': His presentation will cover the following key points:

  •     Humanitarian missions
  •     Natural Disasters - Search and Rescue - Oil Spills - Multilateral Peace Operations
  •     Airlifter requirements for today's humanitarian support missions
  •     Reactivity – Versatility - Autonomy
  •     Airbus Defence & Space multirole aircraft family
  •     CN235/C295, the proven workhorses
  •     A400M, the versatile airlifter
  •     A330 MRTT, the strategic airlifter

Key Speakers include:

  •     Lieutenant General Amnat Barlee, Director, Thai Red Cross Society
  •     Air Commodore Richard Lennon CSC, Commander Air Mobility Group, RAAF Base Richmond
  •     Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  •     Colonel Douglas DeLaMater, Commander, 374th Airlift Wing, US Air Force
  •     Shirish Ravan, Head, UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA)
  •     Greg Elliott, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Civil Military Centre
  •     Nathanson Marshall, Head of Civil-Military Cooperation Asia-Pacific, World Food Programme

Benefits of attending:

  •     Attend a unique event focused on civil-military operations in disaster response
  •     Discuss how to increase efficiency in humanitarian logistics to better impact the disaster response effort
  •     Listen to high level updates from regional organisations on effective civil-military cooperation to enhance disaster response
  •     Understand how military assets help overcome the key challenges in regional disaster response
  •     Hear about new technologies and modern methods used to optimise disaster response

Plus, don't miss three interactive post-conference workshops taking place on 25th May 2016:
A: Learning and Assessing Operational Lessons which can build Partnership Capacity
Hosted by: Dr Jennifer Moroney, Director, RAND Australia | 08.30 - 12.30

B: Identifying Challenges to Multi-agency Coordination and how to Optimise Humanitarian Airlift in Disaster Response
Hosted by: Greg Elliott, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Centre for Civil Military Coordination | 08.30 - 12.30

C: Ensuring Airlift Capabilities for Disaster Response Across Asia-Pacific
Hosted by: Lieutenant Colonel Hans van de Ven, Executive Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe | 13:00 - 16:00

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit http://www.humanitarian-airlift-apac.com/prweb

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