Europe Tri-Services Industry-Government Engagement Workshop

Naples, Italy
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February 27-29 | Naples, Italy

Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo
Via Ponte di Tappia 25, Naples, Italy


NAVFAC EURAFCENT, USACE Europe District, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and SAME are co-hosting an Industry-Government Engagement Workshop to address issues in the European Theater.

Topics for discussion have been cultivated by the services and from a survey of SAME members doing work in Europe. We look forward to an interactive event that will work to strengthen the partnership between government and industry. This is a unique opportunity to discover the different operational perspectives of the three services, understand how each approaches their work, and to garner feedback to help inform processes and procedures in future collaborations.

Space is limited. To allow for broad industry representation, only two representatives per private industry company may participate.  If the event is not at capacity by February 9, companies may register additional representatives.


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Agenda

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All times listed in Central Europe Time.

Monday, February 26

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Conference Registration / Exhibitor Set-Up

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Walking Tour of Naples (additional registration required)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

No-Host Happy Hour

Tuesday, February 27

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

  • Col. Charlie Perham, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), SAME National President
  • Capt. Rafael Miranda, USN, Commanding Officer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
  • Col. Richard Martin Jr., USAF, Commander, Detachment 4, AFIMSC
  • Col. Daniel Kent, USA, Commander, USACE Europe District
  • Rick Tyler, P.E. Chief Engineer, NAVFAC Atlantic

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

EUCOM / AFRICOM Theater-Wide Common Operating Picture – 1 PDH

  • Lt. Col. Jason Allen, Deputy Engineering and Logistics Support Division Chief, US AFRICOM
  • a. Capt. Kevin Macy, USN, EUCOM J8 Theater Posture and Programming Division
  • b. John McIntyre, Posture Planner, USEUCOM ECJ8-A Division

12:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

EUCOM / AFRICOM Theater-Wide COP continued – 1 PDH

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Current and Upcoming Projects and Workload

  • AF IMSC Det4 Opportunities
    • Stephen Shea. Chief, Mission Activity Integration Division, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • NAVFAC EURAFCENT Opportunities
    • Capt. Andy Olsen, USN, Operations Officer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Current and Upcoming Projects and Workload

  • USACE Europe District Opportunities
    • Lalit Wadhwa, Chief, Programs Branch, USACE Europe District
    • Justin Wetherwax, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, USACE Europe District
  • USACE Middle East District Opportunities
    • Col. Phillip Secrist III, Commander, USACE Middle East District
    • Tom Waters, PMP, Director of Programs, USACE Middle East District

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Daily Observations and Leveraging SAME

  • Maj. Gen. Mike Wehr, P.E., USA (Ret.), SAME Executive Director

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Wednesday, February 28

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Concurrent Technical Sessions – 1 PDH

  • Anti-Terrorism & Force Protection Requirements
    • Moderator: CMsgt. Adam Boubede, F.SAME, USAF
    • Maj. Christopher Haberkamp, Military Engineer, Antiterrorism, US Army Europe & Africa
  • Cybersecurity
    • Moderator: Brian May (Michael Baker Int’l)
    • Speakers: David Gary, P.E., NAVFAC Atlantic and Tim Nauman, Electrical Engineer, USACE Europe District

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Networking Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

High-level summary of
Session topic |
Perspective from Gov’t
& Industry | Setting
the Stage for the Day’s
Discussions

Setting the Stage for Roundtable Sessions – 1 PDH
Emcee: Charysse Knotts, F.SAME, Deputy RVP, SAME Europe Region

  • Economic Considerations
    • Facilitators/Notetakers: Larry Taber (Black & Veatch) | Michael Prudente (Conti)
    • Tri-Services Reps:
      • Francesco Sorbo, Cost Engineer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
      • Dan Lowry, Chief Cost Engineer, USACE Transatlantic Middle East District
      • Nathan Walsh, Project Manager, USAF
  • Planning through Design
    • Facilitators/Notetakers: Rich Stump (RS&H) | Ray Best (Stantec)
    • Tri-Services Reps:
      • Mary Austin, Design Director, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
      • Nathan Fox, Chief, Engineering Branch, USACE Europe District
      • Justin Wetherwax, Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management, USACE Europe District
      • Allan Lucht, P.E., Engineering and Construction Chief, AFCEC/AFIMSC

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

High-level summary of
Session topic |
Perspective from Gov’t &
Industry | Setting
the Stage for the
Day’s Discussions

Setting the Stage for Roundtable Sessions – 1 PDH

  • Host Nation Challenges
    • Facilitator/Notetakers: Brian Osborn (CDM Smith) | Michael Urbach
    • Tri-Services Reps:
      • William “Eric” Cannon, Technical Branch Head, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
      • Nives Russo, Deputy Chair, US Construction Mixed Commission
      • Lalit Wadhwa, Chief, Programs Branch, USACE Europe District
      • Gianna Warner, UK MILCON Branch Chief at AFIMSC Det 4
  • CPARS Evaluations
    • Facilitator/Notetakers: Chris Knutson (Jacobs) | Tim Conley (AECOM) | Jennifer Aldridge (USACE)
    • Tri-Services Reps:
      • William “Barry” Forbes, Chief Engineer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
      • Chris Tew, Chief, Contracting, USACE Europe District
      • Cheryl Fromme, P.E., Chief, Engineering & Construction, USACE Europe District

12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Luncheon

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion within each topic – 1 PDH

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Networking Break

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable Discussion within each topic – 1 PDH

Thursday, February 29

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking & Morning Coffee

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Artificial Intelligence in Design and Construction – 1.5PDH

  • Moderator: CMsgt. Adam Boubede, F.SAME, USAF
  • Speaker: Arjo Mozumder, Co-Founder, Hedral

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Outbriefs & Follow-on Actions – 1.5PDH

  • Emcee: Charysse Knotts, F.SAME, Black & Veatch
  • Report-Outs from Facilitators

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Service Takeaways & Closing Remarks
Moderator: Barry Forbes, NAVFAC EURAFCENT

  • Capt. Rafael Miranda, USN, Commanding Officer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT
  • Col. Richard Martin, Jr., USAF, Commander, Detachment 4, AFIMSC
  • Col. Daniel Kent, USA, Commander, USACE Europe District

2:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Europe Tri-Services Workshop

Attendee Registration

Space is limited. To allow for broad industry representation, only two representatives per private industry company may participate. If the event is not at capacity by February 9, companies may register additional representatives. All individuals must register to attend.

Type Member Non-Member

Private Industry Full Conference

$625

$725

Private Industry Speaker/Moderator

$500

$725

Government – Full Conference

$165

165

Government – One Day

$55

$55

Registration includes coffee breaks and lunch daily, Tuesday evening networking reception, access to presentations, and Wi-Fi.

If you have questions or issues with registration, please contact Us.

Register for the Event
Optional Tour

TOUR: WALKING TOUR of NAPLES HISTORICAL CENTRE + MONUMENTAL AREA

DURATION: 3.5h

Join your SAME colleagues for a tour through Naples’ MONUMENTAL ZONE and the NAPLES HISTORICAL CENTER, focusing on the history and magnificent architecture of the city, featuring:

  • The Monumental Zone, known as “Naples Royal”, featuring the splendor of the succession of Bourbon dynasties and its architecture. Visit:
    • Castel Nuovo, known as the Maschio Angioino.
    • The city’s most representative Belle Epoque sites: the Umberto Gallery and the Gambrinus café.
    • Pass by the oldest opera house in the world still active today, the San Carlo Theatre, and the magnificent Royal Palace in Piazza Plebiscito
    • Stroll along the central Via Toledo, next to the Spanish quarters

  • The NAPLES HISTORICAL CENTRE encompasses almost three millennia of history and is the largest in Italy. Highlights:
    • Spaccanapoli Street, a UNESCO heritage site
    • Piazza del Gesù Nuovo and the obelisk of the Immaculate Conception and the Church of the New Jesus, one of the most important Baroque churches in the city
    • Church of Santa Chiara, a magnificent example of a Gothic-Medieval church, famous for its majolica-tiled cloister
    • Celebre Via San Gregorio Armeno, famous for the nativity scenes made by local artisans
    • Tasting of an inevitable Neapolitan coffee with babbà, a traditional sweet, in one of the oldest confectionary workshops in Naples.
    • Cathedral of San Gennaro and its architectural complex and chapel
    • Via Tribunali and the famous statue of “Pulcinella” and the so-called “church of the souls in purgatory”, which hides a mysterious crypt

Space is limited to 20 persons.  $65 / person tour includes:

  • Certified English-Speaking Touristic Guide
  • Coffee and babbà tasting
  • Earphones
Location and Hotel Information

The Europe Tri-Services IGE Workshop will be held at the Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo, located in the heart of Naples. 

The SAME room block at the hotel is now closed. However, the hotel may still be able to accommodate your stay; contact groups@mediterraneonapoli.com with your arrival and departure dates to inquire.

Exhibiting Companies

Exhibiting Companies List

AECOM Black & Veatch CDM Smith
conti Directa Plus S.p.A. ECC
Jacobs Michael Baker SKE Technical Services GmbH
Stantec Woolpert WSP

This is a great opportunity to hear from current and future partners about the processes that are currently being used when working with us here in Europe. This engagement can help us be more innovative as we look for ways to improve our processes and programs to execute our mission support to the fleet and to our nation’s strategic goals.

Barry Forbes, Chief Engineer, NAVFAC EURAFCENT