IESMA 2016 PROGRAMME                


Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Exhibition and Conference

9:00 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10:20 Official opening of IESMA 2016

Opening remarks given by moderator: Letter from H. E. Dalia GRYBAUSKAITE, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Welcome address by:

 Rokas MASIULIS, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

 Juozas OLEKAS, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

 Ambassador Sorin DUCARU (ROU), NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security  Challenges

 Ambassador Khatuna SALUKVADZE, Ambassador of Georgia to Lithuania

 COL Gintaras BAGDONAS, Director, NATO Energy Security COE, Lithuania

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


11:00 – 13:15 Session 1: Energy Factor in the Modern Military Domain

Invited Speakers:

COL Gintaras BAGDONAS, Director, NATO Energy Security COE, Lithuania (Moderator)

Ambassador Sorin DUCARU, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

RADM Peter GUMATAOTAO, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Policy, HQ SACT, USA

Ms Amanda SIMPSON, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for Operational Energy, USA

LTGEN Jean Luc VOLPI, Joint Petroleum Service Commander, France

Mr John BOSMANS, Programme Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency, Luxembourg

Ms Theodora E. von HOHENSTAUFEN NOLL, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, USA


13:15 – 15:00 Networking Lunch (provided by Virginia Ecenomic Development Partnership), Tour to the Exhibition


13:30 - 15:00 Industry Presentations Session:

13:30 Renovagen

13:45 Multicon Solar

14:00 Power-Blox AG

14:15 Pfisterer

14:30 Gogogen

14:45 Setolite


15:00 - 15:30 NSPA workshop - Exhibition stage

The workshop will provide an introduction and overview of NSPA, its capability portfolio and areas of activities for which NSPA engages with industry. The discussion will include the business model of NSPA in its role as support and procurement agency within NATO, the various possible contractual vehicles with industry and a recommendation and best practice session for industry on how to do business with NSPA.


15:00 – 17:30 Session 2: Systems Approach in the Military Domain

Invited Speakers:

COL Romualdas PETKEVICIUS, HQ SACT, USA (Moderator)

Dr Rachel LESLIE, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK

Mr Ben VAN HECKE, Office of the Chief Scientist,  NATO HQ, Belgium

Mr Ed ANDRUKAITIS, Defence R&D, Canada

Mr Robert TURK, Idaho National Lab, USA

Dr Susanne MICHAELIS, NATO Headquarters, Belgium

COL Andrzej MAKSYMIUK, Multinational Logistics Cooperation Centre, Chechia



17:30 – 19:30 Networking Reception


Thursday, 17th November 2016

Exhibition and Conference

08:30 – 09:00 Welcome coffee, Tour to the Exhibition


09:00 – 11:00 Session 3: Innovative Energy Solutions for the Military: LAND DOMAIN

Invited Speakers:

COL Nicolas HENRY, Joint Petroleum Service, France (Moderator)


Mr Carsten CREMERS, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Mr Martin KEGEL, Natural Resources, Canada

LTC Bart LINSEN, Military Engineering COE, Germany

Mr Roberto VOLANTE, G&G Partners, Italy


11:00 – 11:30 Networking Coffee Break, Tour to the Exhibition


11:30 - 12:00 Workshop on Smart Defence project "Smart Energy Training and Assessment (SETAC)" - Exhibition stage

The NATO Smart Defence (SD) project "SETAC" is aiming to bring together equipment and experts from those nations that have already invested in deployable energy saving micro grids demonstrators. The components of such demonstrators will include technologies for hybrid power generation, energy storage, energy management and energy efficient consumption, especially insulation, LED lights and heat exchange. Existing micro grid demonstrators are closed systems. Hence, it is important to establish standard for interoperability to ensure that the hard- and software, the data and the expertise are interchangeable. The SETAC project will include the development of standards, the training  of experts, the data collection in a standard laboratory and the testing of components in a military exercise in 2019. If successful, SETAC can continue as a multinational platform to include new hardware, software and expertise.


11:30 – 13:30 Session 4: Innovative Energy Solutions for the Military: NAVY

Invited Speakers:

Mr Alan HOWARD, Naval Postgraduate School, USA (Moderator)

Mr Jim CALEY, Department of Navy, USA

CMDR Antonio BIGNONE , Italian NAVY

Prof. Stamatis KALLIGEROS, Hellenic Military Naval Laboratory, Greece

Dr. Bartłomiej PĄCZEK, Polish Naval Academy, Poland

Mr Mike WEATHERLY, Frontier Technology Inc., USA


LT Nuno PESSANHA SANTOS, Portugal Navy Ships Directorate


13:30 – 15:00 Networking Lunch (provided by Virginia Ecenomic Development Partnership), Tour to the Exhibition


13:45 - 15:15 Industry Presentations Session:

13:45 Protecno

14:00 Frontier Technology, Inc.

14:15 Nova Power Solutions

14:30 Intraom defense Electronics

14:45 PowiDian

15:00 Magister Energy Engineering


15:00 – 17:00 Session 5: Innovative Energy Solutions for the Military: AIR DOMAIN

Invited Speakers:

COL Stefano CIMICHELLA, Italian Ministry of Defense Energy Structure, Italy (Moderator)

Mr Roberto GUERRERO, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, US

Ms Oceanne ZUBELDIA, Strategic Research Institute, Ecole Militaire, France

LTC Angelo MONTINARO, Deputy Head Combat Service, Support & Infrastructure Branch at Air Force, Italy


16:30 - 17:00 Closing Session

Closing remarks by:

COL Jean Marc BOUILLET , NATO ENSEC COE Deputy Director, Lithuania

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


17:00 - 19:00 Tour to the Exhibition

19:00 Adjourn


Friday, 18th November 2016

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.