IESMA 2018

Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application Conference and Exhibition



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IESMA 2018

Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Application Conference and Exhibition



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IESMA 2018 PROGRAMME  (LAST UPDATE 2018.07.23)            

Wednesday, 14th November 2018

Exhibition and Conference

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:30 Official opening of IESMA 2018

Opening remarks given by moderator:

Welcome address by:

Representative from President Office/LAF (TBC*)

Mr. Vytautas Umbrasas, Vice-Minister of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

Mr. Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

Dr. Antonio MISSIROLI, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Ambassador of Georgia to Lithuania

COL Romualdas PETKEVIČIUS, Director of NATO Energy Security COE, Lithuania

10:30 – 11:00 Introductory Tour to the Exhibition


11:00 – 13:00 Session 1: Strategic Energy Efficiency – Creating Policy

Invited Speakers:

COL Romualdas PETKEVIČIUS, Director of NATO Energy Security COE, Lithuania (Moderator)

Dr. Antonio MISSIROLI, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Air Commodore Ralph REEFMAN, Assistant Chief of Staff Defence Planning, Strategic Plans and Policy for the NATO Allied Transformation Command  

Mr. Lucian NIEMEYER, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment

Dr. Ulf EHLERT, STB Secretary and STO Executive Coordinator, NATO Science & Technology Organization

Ms. Theodora Von HOHENSTAUFEN NOLL, Defense Program Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

13:00 – 13:45 Networking Lunch


13:45 - 14:45 Industry Session 1:


15:00 – 17:10 Session 2: Major National Achievements in Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Military

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Daniel A. NUSSBAUM, Energy Academic Group, Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School (Moderator)

Lieutenant General Bernard FONTAN, Director of Defence Infrastructure Department, French Ministry of Armed Forces

Mr. Michael PENLAND, The Principal Director, Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Matias WARSTA, Director of the Community and Environment Unit, Finnish Ministry of Defence

Commander Antonio BIGNONE, Head of Engine Equipment Section, Italian Navy General Staff - Ship Design Branch

Mr. Pierre POITRAS, Chairman of a Petroleum Working Group within the Petroleum Committee


17:10 – 19:00 Networking Reception


Thursday, 15th November 2018

Exhibition and Conference


09:00 – 09:30 Welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:50 Session 3: Innovative Energy Solutions for the Military: Energy Management

Invited Speakers:

Lieutenant Colonel Herve JURE, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (Moderator)

Commander Andrea MANFREDINI, Head of Doctrine and Concept Developmnet Division, NATO Energy Securtity Centre of Excellence

Mr. Richard BREWIN, Project Officer Energy & Environment Systems, European Defence Agency 

Mr. Andrew TATE, Principal Chartered Engineer for the UK MODs Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Mr. Jakob GILLE, Senior Sustainability Strategist, Swedish Armed Forces Defence Staff, Section for Sustainability and Environment

11:00 – 11:30 Demonstration by NATO ENSEC COE of Deployable modular Hybrid Power Generation and Management System (H.P.G.S.)

11:30 – 12:30 Networking Lunch

12:30 - 13:30 Industry Session 2:


14:30 – 16:00 Session 4: Innovative Energy Technologies for Dual Use: Autonomous hybrid power systems

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Susanne MICHAELIS, Officer Emerging Security Challenges Division NATO Headquarters (Moderator)

Mr. Martin KEGEL, Research Engineer, Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY Buildings Group

Mr. Marian Jusko, Waveform System Engineer, The Provisional Technical Secretariat for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

RADM Hamlin Tallent, Retired US Navy Officer


16:00 - 17:00 Closing Session

Closing remarks by:

NATO ENSEC COE Deputy Director LTC Pascal FERNANDEZ, Lithuania

Representatives from MOD/MFA/LAF (TBC*)

Mr. Shota KVARATSKHELIA, Executive Director, State Military Scientific-Technical Center “DELTA”, Georgia


17:00 - 18:00 Tour to the Exhibition

18:00 Adjourn


Friday, 16th November 2018

9:00 – 13:00 Governmental Workshop

The workshop will be closed to the public; participation will be strictly upon invitations. Agenda will be distributed to attendees directly.

 *TBC - To Be Confirmed


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Conference & Exhibition

IESMA 2018

Tel. 370 5 203 22 92

Fax. 370 706 71010

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