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Codification - The Next Ten Years

'Challenges & Opportunities'

9-10 November 2011, Bruges, Belgium

 

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1. Introduction :

Allied Committee 135 (AC/135) - the Group of National Directors on Codification is pleased to present this World Forum in association with its 100th Meeting.

The NATO Codification System (NCS) is one of the notable successes of the past 50 years. This “common language of logistics” has enabled Defence forces worldwide to describe, identify and share materiel. From an initial 5 NATO members, it now embraces over 60 nations, and its global inventory of over 17M NATO Stock Numbers and 2M Suppliers represents the largest materiel inventory database in existence.

But in a changing world with pressure on resources, organisational turmoil, partnership demands and competing priorities, the NCS needs to adapt and accommodate the new realities. This World Forum will examine the Challenges for the NCS in meeting these emerging requirements and how the undoubted Opportunities can also be captured to enable the NCS, in partnership and cooperation with key organisations and initiatives, to better serve all customers and stakeholders.

2. Conference Venue :
Address:

Provinciaal Hof (Provincial Court)
Markt 3
B-8000 Bruges
Belgium


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The World Codification Forum 2011 takes place at Provinciaal Hof (Provincial Court), which is a beautiful neo-gothic complex located on the Market square of Bruges. The Court used to house the Provincial Council of West-Flanders. The building nowadays has a more ceremonial function and is the top location in Bruges for dinners, meetings and expositions.

  • Official Website of the City Bruges

  • Bruges in Wikipedia

3. Conference Programme & Times :

The current Programme for the Forum is detailed below. As well as presentations on specific topics it is intended to make this as interactive as possible and to give delegates opportunity to contribute their ideas and ask questions about any aspect of Codification. There will be a number of parallel discussion groups on topics such as the Benefits of Codification, Data Management, Supplier-Sourced Codification, Sponsorship Programmes, Total Asset Management, Future Strategic Objectives for Codification as well as Training opportunities for any delegates who would like to learn more about how Codification works and how best to exploit the NATO Codification Database (NMCRL).


DAY 1 : WEDNESDAY, 9th NOV 2011
 

1315 - 1330

INTRO & WELCOME Mr. George BOND, Chairman AC/135 / Gen. Guy CLÉMENT, Belgian Army

1330 - 1400

KEY-NOTE SPEECH Mr. Richard FROH, Deputy ASG Operations, NATO

1400 - 1430

INDUSTRY & DEFENCE WORKING TOGETHER Mr. John STRATTON, Director Maritime Equipment, Babcock Marine & Technology

1430 - 1500

BENEFITS OF THE NCS Dr. Timothy KING, LSC Group


1500 - 1540
 

EXHIBITION VISITS / TEA & COFFEE / GROUP PHOTO

1540 - 1600

SUPPLIER-SOURCED CODIFICATION (SSC) Mr. Ian SMITH, UK NCB, AC/135 Transformation Steering Group

1600 - 1700

BREAK-OUT WORKSHOPS 1. CODIFICATION - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES 2. SSC 3. TRAINING - CODIFICATION
1700 - 1720 NATO LOGISTICS STOCK EXCHANGE (NLSE) Mr. Peter BURNHAM, NAMSA

1830 - 1930
 
TOWN-HALL RECEPTION


1930 - 2300
 

OFFICIAL DINNER (location: Crowne Plaza Bruges Hotel)



DAY 2 : THURSDAY, 10th NOV 2011

 

0900 - 0920

SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS Brig. Mark DUNN, Head of UK Supply Chain Policy

0920 - 0940

NATO PARTNERSHIPS Ms. Arina DANILA, NATO HQ

0940 - 1010

NON-NATO VIEW Brig. E. GONCALVES, Brazil & Capt. Y. YUNG, South Korea
1010 - 1020 CODIFICATION OF SERVICES Mr. Adam PUSTEJOVSKY, Director, Czech Republic NCB


1020 - 1100
 

EXHIBITION VISITS / TEA & COFFEE

1100 - 1130

TOTAL ASSET MANAGEMENT - UNIQUE ITEM IDENTIFICATION (UID) & NATO CODIFICATION Mr. Robert SPARK, UK NCB & Mr. Robert LEIBRANDT, OSD

1130 - 1230

BREAK-OUT WORKSHOPS 1. UID 2. SPONSORSHIP 3. TRAINING - NABS & NMCRL


1230 - 1400
 

EXHIBITION VISITS / BUFFET LUNCH

1400 - 1420

LOGISTICS SUPPLY - NEW CHALLENGES Mr. Jean-Marc CRÉTI, International Office, Logistics Support Services, DGA

1420 - 1440

MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF) OPERATIONS Mr. Jean PLETINCKX, Director, Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium

1440 - 1530

FEEDBACK / Q&A Feedback from Break-out Workshops & Discussions
Chairmen MG, BSC, PA, TSG, Dr. KING, Brig. DUNN, NAMSA

1530 - 1600

AC/135 - THE WAY AHEAD Mr. George BOND, Chairman AC/135


1600 - 1730
 

FAREWELL COCKTAILS
4. Delegate Fees :

Total 100 € per person including coffee breaks, 1 Buffet Lunch and Official Dinner. Additionally, Spouses and Partners may attend the Official Dinner at a cost of 30 € each. Please note that CASH PAYMENT is accepted, only !

5. Hotel reservation & accommodation costs :

A number of rooms (single and double) have been reserved for the Period 9-11 NOV 2011 (which is extendable) at discounted rates at the following three 4* hotels (all run by the same company) and close to The Provincial Court Building in Bruges (Provinciaal Hof op de Markt) where the event will take place.

Bruges Hotels Rooms reserved Single Double
Grand Hotel Casselbergh ****deluxe 70           € 118.00 € 138.00
Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert **** 40 € 98.00 € 118.00
Hotel Aragon **** (see Note) 30 € 88.00 € 108.00

Above-mentioned rates are per room per night and include buffet breakfast, free internet, city tax and service charge. Furthermore in Grand Hotel Casselbergh and Hotel Oud Huis de Peellaert free access to the wellness center is included. Upgraded room types are available with a supplement.

Online reservations must be made directly to the hotels. On the respective Hotel's website, please point to "Book a room", enter "Arrival" and "Departure" date and then click on "Check availability". Scroll down the secure booking panel popup page and select the room type:

  • Quality Room - Breakfast buffet included-free wifi-wellness > AC135 Meeting, or
  • Special Deal - Quality Room B&B, Wellness, Internet > AC135 Meeting, or
  • Special Deal B&B - free internet > AC135 Meeting
Note:

Additionally, 6 business flats have been reserved at "Hotel Aragon" (please contact the hotel directly) :

  - 3 business flats (max. 4 persons) : € 155.00 / night / BB
  - 3 business flats (max. 6 persons) : € 185.00 / night / BB

Discounted rates are still available until the group room block sells out. Any reservations made after block sell out will be subject to availability at the best available rate on the day!

The Forum Organizers ask you to note that once hotel rooms are booked, it is the responsibility of the participants to inform the hotel of any changes in their reservation. AC/135 will not be responsible for no-shows, late arrivals or other eventualities.

6. Exhibition :

Companies which are interested in exhibiting at the Forum should contact Mr. Andre Felten at or phone: +352.3063.6886

Fees: 2.000 € for a 6 sqm raw space (including 2 free delegate places)

7. Sponsorship :

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For further details please contact Mr. George Bond at or phone: +44.7775.822016

 Sponsors & Exhibitors :


 


 







DLA - Defense Logistics Agency


UK NCB


DPAP - Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy


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