Welcome to the Joint EUCOM/AFRICOM Deployment and Distribution Conference 2020.

This year’s theme “Partnerships to Strengthen Readiness” represents the future of logistics.  The “new normal” for logistics support operations will require us to adapt to the challenges of diverse constraints while balancing an ever-changing geopolitical environment. In order to be successful, we will need to synchronize our efforts spanning the entire Global Logistics Enterprise, including military, commercial, and government domains. Our program contains an exciting combination of senior leader events, information panels, and working groups oriented to our theme.  It includes senior-level speakers from USEUCOM and USAFRICOM providing insight into their strategic visions.


JEADDC 2020 is focused on strengthening partnerships with industry to improve our support to the warfighter and to provide options and decision space for our Combatant Commanders.  We hope to increase the understanding of stakeholder’s requirements, share our deployment and distribution opportunities, and to seek improved collaboration between the U.S., Allies, partners, and industry.

End state: Increased strategic relationships and knowledge across the European and African distribution networks resulting in a clearer path toward operational efficiency.

The agenda will focus on:

  • Stakeholder information flow
  • Deployment and distribution throughout Europe and Africa
  • Innovative technologies and best practices
  • Forward, adaptive thinking that will help us improve and overcome the challenges and changes throughout the region

This year’s agenda addresses the right mix for professional discussions, ideas, and networking needed to strengthen our logistics network supporting Europe and Africa, enhance our situational awareness, and build the integrated, resilient adaptive networks needed to ensure success.  As we know, it is the professional discussions and working groups throughout the week where the real value of this conference is realized. We believe your investment of time and contributions will be well rewarded during this inspiring week. We look forward to meeting each of you – Thank you for your time and interest.

Strengthening partnerships to improve readiness…that’s our focus for this week and the year to come!