LONDON, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
How do you withdraw £37.5bn of military equipment? This is the challenge being faced by UK military personnel, as they work overtime in and around Afghanistan to meet the deadline of this summer's withdrawal, and they aren't alone. As the world's militaries look to reduce and better manage their inventory, it's vital that lessons are learned and transformations are made smoothly.
The 11th Annual Defence Logistics Event will examine the increasing use of contractors, the requirement for robust logistics information systems, through-lifecycle management practices, and the ever present demand to do more with less.
The conference, hosted by Defence IQ - a division of global events company IQPC - will be a unique opportunity for top level military officers and senior industry partners to debate the most pressing logistical challenges being faced today.
"This is the most senior international panel of serving defence logistics experts in the world, and the timing couldn't be better. The enormous challenge of withdrawing from Afghanistan has not been without its fair share of problems, but there now exists an excellent opportunity to reduce inventory and make efficiencies before attention turns to the African AOR. Defence Logistics 2014 will examine the various international approaches and changing contractor landscape" - Rory Colthurst, Event Director
Expert speakers at this industry forum will include:
- Major General John Broadmeadow, Commanding General, USMC Logistics Command
- Brigadier General James Johnson, Director Logistics, US AFRICOM
- Brigadier Richard Parkinson, Director Logistics, British Army
- Brigadier General Michael Vetter, Commander of the Logistics Centre, German Federal Armed Forces
- Brigadier Mark Dunn, Head Support Chain Management, UK MoD
- Brigadier General Dionigi Loria, Director Logistics, European Union Military Staff/European Union Action Service
Defence Logistics 2014 will take place on 19th - 20th February 2014 in London, UK. Find the full programme, speaker list and registration form at http://www.defencelogisticsevent.com/news, call +44-(0)20-9737 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press are invited to attend this important industry forum. If you would like a complimentary press pass please email Nishkala Thiru at Nishkala.Thiru@iqpc.co.uk.
SOURCE Defence IQ