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Future Defence Helicopter Capability and Requirements Unveiled by Central and Eastern European Nations in May in Budapest

SMi Group reports: (25.01.2016, London): Registration now open for Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016: Eastern Europe's Most Focused and Senior Military Helicopter Meeting.

Budapest, Hungary, January 27, 2016 --( SMi are proud to announce that registration is now live to attend the 2nd annual Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe conference, taking place on the 19th and 20th of May in Budapest, Hungary.

SMi’s 2015 event was recognized for excellence by many leading defence forces in both central and Eastern Europe and hosted more senior heads of Air Force and Helicopter Commands than any other event in Europe.

Unlike other events Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016 is designed to unite military helicopter procurement and technology experts with one goal, to enhance existing and future air support operation across air, land and sea.

Being the only regionally dedicated military helicopter conference in 2016 some event highlights will include: the relocation to Budapest, Hungary; senior briefings from Heads of Air Force, Helicopter Programmes and Rotary Modernisation Projects; 15 high ranking Military helicopter expert briefings and real solutions presented and offered within the exhibition area.

For further information or to register please visit the event website or contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

Host Nation Keynote Speakers and Regional Expert Speakers include:

• Major General Richard Felton Commander, Joint Helicopter Command, UK MoD
• Major General William Gayler, Deputy Commanding General, US Army Europe
• Major General Pistriuha Valentyn, Chief of Army Aviation, Ukraine Armed Forces
• Major General Antonio Bettelli, Commander Italian Army Aviation, Italian Armed Forces
• Brigadier General Miroslav Korba, Commander, Slovak Air Force
• Colonel Jiri Vavra, Head of the Air Force Development Department, GS CZE
• Colonel Steen Ulrich, Head of Helicopter Wing, Royal Danish Air Force
• Colonel Peder Söderström, Chief of the Swedish Helicopter Wing, Swedish Air Force
• Colonel Harold Boekholt, Head of Helicopter Branch, Royal Netherlands Air Force
• Colonel Domenico Fanelli, Project Manager, EPRC
• Cyril Goutard, Tiger Programme Manager, Tiger Programme Division, OCCAR-EA
• Major General (Retd) Dimitrios Petridis, Aviation Support Programme Manager, NSPA
• Mr Andy Gray, Helicopter Programme Manager, European Defence Agency
• Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Czech Armed Forces (Event Chairman)

“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 Central European Armed Forces” - Major General Bohuslav Dvorak, Former Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Czech Armed Forces

To download the full agenda please visit the event website

There is currently an early bird offer available; book by 28th of February to save £400 off the conference price.

Military and Government rates available, please visit the event website for further details.

For delegate enquiries please contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 207 827 6054 or

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Sadia Malick on +44 (0) 207 827 6748 or

Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe 2016
19-20 May 2016
Budapest, Hungary
+44 (0) 207 827 6054
Contact Information
SMi Group
Julia Rotar
+44 (0) 207 827 6054

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