Leading Military Logisticians From Over 10 Countries set to Discuss Their Top Challenges and Strategies for 2010 and Beyond

Dépèche transmise le 28 octobre 2009 par PRNewswire

ABU DHABI, UAE, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), a leading provider of international, tailored, industry-driven conferences, today announced the dates of the 3rd Annual Defence Logistics Middle East Summit 2009.

Defence Logistics Middle East 2010, which will be held from 24 to 27 January 2010 at the Armed Forced Officers' Club in Abu Dhabi, will address a number of highly topical issues including successful logistics transformation case studies; practical solutions for generating military effect through joint military and industry cooperation; latest concepts and technology for achieving end-to-end process visibility and effective outsourcing strategies.

The impressive expert speaking panel includes, Major General Ken Dowd, Director of Logistics, J-4, USCENTCOM; Baudouin Heuninckx, Advisor to the Head of Air Material Branch, Belgian Ministry of Defence; Colonel Furio Zanatta, Logistic Command, 2nd Division - 1st Department, Head 1st Office "Combat Aircraft", Italian Air Force; Colonel Raimo Petasnoro, Chief of Logistics, Army Materiel Command, Finland Army Materiel Command; Captain Frank Hruska, Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics and Infrastructure (N4) for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and Ozlem Ergun, Associate Professor and Co-director, Centre for Humanitarian Logistics.

Designed to transform the region's military logistics infrastructure into a true force multiplier and revolutionize the operational capability of the Armed Forces, the newly expanded conference programme will also include a number of streamed sessions in 2010 to allow attendees to tailor their own learning experience. Attendees can choose sessions ranging from best of breed procurement; inventory and spare part management and humanitarian, joint and expeditionary logistics operations.

Other exciting add-ons include pre and post-conference workshops, one of which is to be conducted by George Bond, who is the Chairman of NATO Allied Committee 135. George will share NATO's Codification experience and its shared spare part and inventory management strategies, which have assisted in achieving incremental cost-savings.

Grace Chng, Conference Director, IQPC Middle East says "The 3rd Annual Defence Logistics Middle East event looks set to surpass all expectations in terms of its speaker line-up and content. Even prior to marketing the event, we have gained resounding interest from the armed forces within the region as they move towards building their logistical and supply chain capabilities for improved readiness and cost effectiveness."

About IQPC Middle East:

For over thirty years, IQPC has helped the world's leading corporations solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry solutions and global best practice. In the process, the company has built a formidable reputation for quality and value. During this time, the Middle East's most progressive companies have benefited from IQPC's unrivalled global reach, which has connected international expertise with regional and local leaders.

For more information on the event contact Jennifer Tsao +971-4-360-2814 or

CONTACT: For more information on the event contact Jennifer Tsao,+971-4-360-2814, or


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