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Early Bird Expires Next Week for Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling

SMi's 17th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling conference, taking place on 29-30 November 2016 in Florence, Italy will provide a comprehensive overview of strategic and tactical airlifts in Europe with topics addressed by major militaries and multinational commands.

Florence, Italy, July 08, 2016 --( SMi's 17th annual Military Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling, Europe’s largest bespoke military airlift conference, will feature an international line-up of senior military, multinational commands and expert industry speakers who will provide a comprehensive overview of strategic and tactical airlifts in the region. The two-day event will also enable you to participate in discussions on interoperability enhancement and how emerging technology will impact next-generation airlift capabilities.

The 2016 agenda features the following speakers:
• Laurent Donnet, Programme Manager Airlift and Air-to-Air Refuelling, European Defence Agency
• Brigadier General Achille Cazzaniga, Commanding Officer of the 46th Air Brigade, Italian Air Force
• Colonel Gustavo Cicconardi, Chairman of NATO Air-to-Air Refueling Working Group, Italian Air Force
• Major General Christian Badia, Commander, European Air Transport Command
• Colonel Torgeir Aas, Commander of the Gardermoen Air Base, Royal Norwegian Air Force
• Group Captain Elizabeth Purcell, Chief AMCC, NATO SHAPE
• Group Captain Andrew Killey, Assistant Head of DSCOM, UK Ministry of Defence
• Group Captain Martin Cunningham, Chief of Staff - Air Mobility Headquarters, Royal Air Force (RAF)
• Michele Rega, Fixed Wing Officer, European Defence Agency
• Kenneth Carhart, Consultant, NSPA
• Pam Valdez, Director, Derivative Fleet Support and Sustainment, Global Services and Support, Boeing
• James Eisenhart, Director, Sales and Marketing, C2ISR And Mobility Platforms, Boeing
• Didier Vernet, Head of A400M Marketing, Airbus Defence and Space
• Oleksandr Kiva, Marketing and Sales Director, Antonov

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

Plus, don't miss the complimentary site visit to the Pisa Air Force Base:
Attendees are invited to our post-conference site visit to the Pisa Air Force Base. Transport will be provided to and from the conference hotel for this visit where attendees will have the opportunity visit the facilities and the aircraft. Click here for more information.
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SMi Group
Vinh Trinh
+44 20 7827 6140

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