Information Exchange Seminar – Industry Day


Date: 7 – 9 December 2021
Location: MILENG COE, Ingolstadt, Germany

The Information Exchange Seminar (IES) is an annual event organized and hosted by MILENG COE which aims to provide a forum for the MILENG COE’s Sponsoring and other NATO nations, PCM nations, NATO entities and other organizations to examine and discuss challenges of today’s operational environments and Lessons Identified (LI) in order to find areas for improvement and future development. As well as facilitating the exchange of information, the seminar will possibly identify shortfalls in MILENG capabilities to support efficiently the NATO strategic plans (collective defence scenario) in accordance with existing NATO doctrine and NDPP, share national experiences and approaches as well as identifying any gaps or areas for improvement and standardization.

The overarching topic for IES 2021 is “MILENG Capabilities in support of Dispersed Operations”. We would like to use this opportunity to share and discuss MILENG related observations and lessons identified from operations, exercises, workshops, conferences and other training events, including those preparing forces for enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in the Baltics, Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), NATO Response Force (NRF) as well as other NATO/national exercises.

Industry Day (8th December 2021) provides the unique platform where military subject matter experts from NATO bodies and countries have the chance to meet companies and enterprises, to share experience and knowledge in order to improve capabilities, products and services within the Military Engineering fields of expertise. Our intent, as the host, is to connect the Industry to representatives from NATO Command Structure, NATO Force Structure, NATO Partner Nations, NATO Agencies, NGOs, IOs, GOs, Partners for Peace, CIMIC and Academia, in order to share experience, assess trends and state of the art products and technologies and finally to get a synergy of efforts for future military engineering capability development and procurement.

The event is open to all military and Industry working in the field of Military Engineering. The program is concentrated over one day and provides an insight into current MILENG related equipment, materiel and emerging technologies. The Industry Day is an exceptional occasion for companies to increase their visibility by addressing and attracting the special target audience to products and services in fields related to Combat Engineering, General Engineering and Special Engineering support in areas such as: Force Protection, Horizontal Construction Equipment, Defence Ballistic Barriers, Emergency Lighting, Infrastructure, Bridging, E-Learning Solutions, Boarding/Entry/Save and Rescue as well as evacuation equipment, Protection of Critical Infrastructure, Lighting/ Power distribution / Batteries, Vehicles/Trucks/Transport coupling, Engineer Earthmoving Equipment, Demining/CIED/EOD Equipment, Ground Mobility Solutions, Rapid Deployment Systems and so on.

Industry Day always takes place in conjunction with the MILENG COE`s Information Exchange Seminar (IES) as the guests for this event are the main target audience for the companies represented. More information on the events and how to register can be found on our MILENG COE website (www.milengcoe.org) and portal (log-in required).