World Food Programme joins the conference agenda at Military Airlift 2014

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The 15th annual Military Airlift: Current Missions and Capability conference takes place on the 2nd – 3rd December 2014, Rome, Italy.

Military Airlift 2014

Military Airlift 2014

SMi have just announced Cesar V. Arroyo, Chief WFP Aviation Service from World Food Programme is the latest speaker to join Europe's largest bespoke Military Airlift conference.

The 15th annual Military Airlift event has the full support of the Italian Air Force alongside an ever expanding speaker line-up. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from over 18 industry speakers and the chance to attend a complimentary site visit on 4th December to Pratica di Mare Airbase. The site visit will feature the KC-767 Tanker by Boeing for Italian Air Force, the launch customer for the aircraft (those interested are advised to book in advance due to limited availability). Click here for further details.

The 2014 conference agenda includes the following high-level speakers:

  •     Brigadier General Giacomo De Ponti, Deputy Director, European Air Group
  •     Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin Perez, Head of Plans and Policy Division, Spanish Air Force Staff
  •     Lieutenant General Sergei Drozdov, First Deputy Commander, Ukrainian Air Force
  •     Cesar V. Arroyo, Chief WFP Aviation Service, World Food Programme
  •     Speaker to be confirmed, Head Defence Support Chain Operations and Movements, UK MOD
  •     Colonel Luigi Riggio, Commander 14th Wing, Italian Air Force
  •     Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  •     Lieutenant Colonel Ron De Haar, Chief, AMCC ISAF
  •     Fernando Fialho, KC-390 Program Strategy Manager, Embraer
  •     Ian Elliot, VP Defence Capability and Marketing, Airbus Defence & Space
  •     Tim Floerchinger, Director International Business Development, Government Systems Division, ViaSat Inc
  •     Laurent Donnet, Assistant Capability Manager, European Defence Agency
  •     Michele Rega, Fixed Wing Officer, European Defence Agency
  •     Dimitrios Petridis, Programme Manager of the Aviation Support Programme Office, NATO Support Agency (NSPA)
  •     Speaker to be confirmed, Boeing

Click here to view the conference programme

The early bird rate ends 18th July, so please visit to book your place today and save £300.

Alternatively contact the team on: +44 (0) 207 827 6054 for further information.

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