Vienna Conference Series "Military and Logistics"

From 12 to 13 November 2019 the 11th Vienna symposium series "Military and Logistics" will take place in Vienna. This year's programme focuses on "Multimodal transport solutions". In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence, it was again possible to develop an ambitious and informative programme this year.

The relocation of national and multinational combat units often requires multimodal transport solutions. The participants can expect exciting lectures with field reports from MCCE, AMCC, NSPA and other organisations. The transport possibilities for air, land, sea and rail transport will be given special consideration. German and Czech representatives will describe some impressions from RSOM and underline the multinationality of the topic. The official language of the event will be English.  The accompanying exhibition provides an exciting view of the current development processes.




The Logistics User Forum (Log.Net) will take place for the 12th time on 19/20 February at the Hochschule Bonn/Rhein-Sieg.

The topics of classic basic logistics as well as IT support, life cycle management, innovations in logistics and integrated logistics support are an integral part of the event and will be expanded by the Armed Forces Base (SKB). In the context of Germany's enabler role for logistics operations in the NATO area, the Bundeswehr would (must) rely on commercial support in the future. There is still a need for action here. In this context, Log.Net offers a relevant and sustainable network that has been developed and established for more than a decade.

We are pleased to have won Lieutenant General Peter Bohrer as a keynote speaker in this context. In his function as Deputy Inspector of the Armed Forces Base(SKB), he will comment on current challenges.

New environment, old challenge

The framework conditions for armed forces logistics have fundamentally evolved as a result of the Weißbuch 2016 strategy papers, the conception of the Bundeswehr and its capability profile. In addition to the processes already tried and tested in international missions, national and alliance defence are now equally important alongside this already demanding task. Germany plays a key role in NATO's logistics concept as a logistics hub and enabler.

In addition to the new NATO command in Ulm, which is to be set up, SKB is also involved in the implementation of the concept. Here one would like to examine particularly the possibilities of the co-operation of the armed forces and the industry. Due to the elimination of logistic structures within the national and alliance defence, the armed forces will have to rely on the support of industry in the future.

With our symposium, we would like to focus on this area of conflict in the usual comprehensive and equal way for armed forces and industry and offer a neutral communication platform for the demanding discipline of armed forces logistics.

Place to be is the "place to be" for the logistical service network of the German armed forces and industry. In addition to personal participation, it is also possible to present your company's service portfolio for the armed forces in a presentation area.

The cpm team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Vienna Conference Series "Military and Logistics"

User Forum Armament and Use Rü.Net 2019

VJTF 2023 - Challenges, Opportunities and Risks

The User Forum on Armaments and Use ("Rü.Net") in close coordination with the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Armed Forces ("BAAINBw") will be repeated on September 4 and 5 in Vallendar near Koblenz. 

After consultation with the BAAINBw, the label "VJTF 2023 - Challenges, Opportunities and Risks" was set for this high-quality event. Major General Gert Friedrich Nultsch, Military Vice President of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Utilisation in the Bundeswehr and the Chairman of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag, Wolfgang Hellmich (MdB), are already known as keynote speakers. 

Priority topics will be: 

Mechanized infantry system 
Mobile accommodation in use 
Securing transport and support tasks in the area of the army and the armed forces base
Digitisation Reporting Material Readiness for use 
Optimization of spare parts/replacement parts Supply 
30 days of deployment stock 
Approval problems EMAR/DEMAR

The Rü.Net will be opened by an exclusive plenum. In addition to the mentioned speakers, a representative of the VJTF staff (BAAINBw) will also give a keynote. The focus will be on the departments "Combat", "Land Support", "Air" and "Technical, Logistical and Economic Cross-Sectional Tasks". On the second day, the panels will be reorganised. Chairmen of the Combat/Land Support and Air departments will lead through the demanding programme.