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The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific - 19/05/2016

New presentation from Volga-Dnepr confirmed at Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific

SMi's Humanitarian Airlift and Disaster Response Asia-Pacific conference, taking place on 23-24 May 2016 in Singapore, will provide updates on capabilities and requirements from national militaries for humanitarian operations, as well as detailing how civil-military cooperation are enhancing the NGO response to regional humanitarian disasters.

Recent investment by the Royal Malaysia Airforce on the A400M highlights the development and expenditure in airlift and air transport, and in many scenarios these capabilities are optimised for regional disaster response operations. This conference will address critical issues in Humanitarian Airlift such as the key regional requirements and capability gaps and how these can be satisfied to optimise disaster response.

Furthermore, SMi is delighted to announce that Colon Miller, Director Government & Defense Programs, Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo, will be leading a presentation taking place at 11:40 on Day One titled 'Volga-Dnepr Airlines - The World Leader in the Unique, Large, Heavy, Outsize and Oversize Air Cargo Market’. His presentation will cover the following key points:

  • Volga-Dnepr Group structure and unique fleet
  • Volga-Dnepr’s logistics advantages
  • Aid & relief missions performed by Volga-Dnepr Group
  • Cooperation with the united nations
  • Cooperation with world food programme
  • Cooperation with red cross missions
  • Cooperation with national development agencies
  • Fighting Ebola
  • Humanitarian aid to typhoon victims on Philippines delivered by Volga-Dnepr
  • Humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in turkey delivered by Volga-Dnepr
  • Volga-Dnepr to natural disasters victims
  • Peacekeeping & security missions
  • Salis Project: successful Russian-Ukrainian cooperation
  • Other main types of shipment carried

Speaker Panel includes:

  • Lieutenant General Amnat Barlee, Director, Thai Red Cross Society
  • Air Commodore Richard Lennon CSC, Commander Air Mobility Group, RAAF Base Richmond
  • Colonel Reinhard Krell, Director, Movement Coordination Centre Europe
  • Colonel Douglas DeLaMater, Commander, 374th Airlift Wing, US Air Force
  • Shirish Ravan, Head, UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA)
  • Greg Elliott, Deputy Executive Director, Australian Civil Military Centre

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

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