30 years of tradition
in the field of armed forces, defence and security industry.
The birth of cpm GmbH
The business is registered with the city of Sankt Augustin on 1 January; the commercial register entry follows on 1 March.
Wolfgang Flume and Harald Helex are the two founding members and equal managing directors.
cpm GmbH has always been based on the two pillars of “publication of publications” and “events”.
The first publication
The first issue of the popular cpmFORUM is published not long after the founding of cpm GmbH.
The foundation of the first pillar was laid.
Since then, we have focused on six issues per year plus one or two special issues on a special subject.
The first event
The second pillar, event organisation, also starts to develop along with the very first issue of the cpmFORUM. The first event is the Army Logistics Conference on 22 and 23 January.
cpm GmbH launched two new formats just in time for the turn of the millennium:
The first editions of the paperbacks “Equipment of the Bundeswehr” and “German Bundeswehr” appear in the publications area.
The first poster is released as well.
Milestone: The 100th event
That year, we were hosting our 100th event with the “Logistics and Armament” conference on 24 and 25 October.
Since 13 and 14 November, we have been gaining a foothold in adjacent European countries with the logistics event in Vienna and other events.
The subjects of information technology and logistics and their orientation towards the future set the agenda.
The first founder departs
Harald Helex is the first managing partner of cpm GmbH to leave the company.
The Anwenderforum Logistik, “the” LOG.NET, celebrates its premier
The LOG.NET is held at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin for the first time on 20 and 21 February. The format born that day has proven its worth since then.
Understanding of an increasing need to support the Bundeswehr on the commercial economy keeps growing.
This is exactly where LOG.NET offers an opportunity for relevant and sustainable “networking”.
The event is growing into the “place to be”!
A new face at the top
Frauke Wendt joins the company as its new managing director on 3 July.
The second founder leaves the company
Wolfgang Flume, the remaining one of the two founders, leaves the company on 21 April.
A fresh wind with a new manager
cpm GmbH gains a new executive on 23 December with Tobias Ehlke.
Leaving the dual leadership concept
Frauke Wendt steps down as managing director on 2 August. Tobias Ehlke now is the company’s sole head.
The event pillar is expanded
The Anwenderforum Rüstung und Nutzung “die” RÜ.NET is launched in Vallendar on 12 and 13 September. A success story begins.
A transparent dialogue platform and neutral meeting place are created.
Special format for a special challenge
Future Combat Air System – an industry-dominating subject for the coming years. The first FCAS meeting on one of Europe’s largest defence projects will be held in Berlin on 26 September.
We bring together the experts here in a thematic exchange between BMVg, BAAINBw, Luftwaffe, and industry.
This year we are not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of cpm GmbH, but also the move from Sankt Augustin to Bonn.
cpmFORUM is changed to create a modern, attractive layout. The publisher’s team has been significantly rejuvenated in general. We also want to be progressive in the appearance of our premium product cpmFORUM. We believe that we have succeeded!
For the first time, we are offering companies premium partnerships of varying quality. We were able to win about a dozen partners in the bronze, silver, and gold categories in the first year already.
Special issue “20 Years of Base of the Armed Forces”
We are exclusively contracted for implementation of the anniversary publication by the SKB organisational unit. Our great joy in our job and hard work have once again shown results!
A new layout for the cpmFORUM
Two days, twenty presentations and 250 participants – a summary. After a break of one and a half years, the important tri-national armament program “New Generation Weapon System in a FCAS” could be examined in technically appealing depth from different perspectives within the framework of an expert symposium during the last two days. It was […]
The cpm team continues to grow! There were some personnel changes at cpm at the turn of the year: Tom Specht is going to increasingly support our managing director, Tobias Ehlke, in further development of the company as an authorised signatory in future. To this end, he is handing over the role of Head […]
On 25 November 2021, Tobias Ehlke handed over the special issue “Landstreitkräfte” to the army inspector, Lieutenant General Alfons Mais at the Berlin Security Conference. The 168-page issue is dedicated to the current issues and projects of the German Army in its re-orientation to alliance and national defence. The subject areas of – CURRENT AND […]
This year’s FCAS Summit had to be postponed to next year due to the daily developments in connection with the pandemic situation in our country. Current plans set the new date on 10 and 11 May 2022. For anyone interested in attending: The postponement gives everyone who would otherwise have to decide on short notice […]
The 14th Anwenderforum Logistik took place in the Stadthalle Troisdorf from 9 to 10 November. 53 speakers, 34 trade exhibitors, 2000 m² of exhibition space, and about 300 trade visitors: These are the figures for this cpm with an interesting and challenging program. The focus was not only on the future alignment of logistics from […]
On 01 + 02 September 2021, the Rhein-Mosel-Hall finally saw the 3rd Anwenderforum Rüstung und Nutzung “RÜ.NET2021” after a long coronavirus break. More than 300 visitors were able to engage in “face-to-face” discourse again, thanks to a strict hygiene concept and a dedicated test mobile outside the hall. This year’s theme was all aligned with […]
Our editorial team’s management at cpm Verlag is going to change as of 1 July 2021. We proudly and happily welcome Rainer Krug as the latest member of our team. The former director BAAINBw of the U department, he is the new responsible contact for the editorial office’s business as of today. Krug will focus […]
We are preparing to transport the still analogue world of cpm GmbH into the world of zeros and ones together with a competent, demanding, and experienced external team. We strive to launch a defence-related online magazine to provide the German community with fast and comprehensive information within the next few months. At the same time, […]
The cpm GmbH team continues to rejuvenate. New team member Norman Greis is a IHK certified industry master in digital and print media. Norman has a broad range of experience: He trained as a media designer and collected initial work experience in a print shop, followed by a number of positions in the agency sector. […]
cpm paid a working visit to the Army Press and Information Centre in early June. A specific project was discussed on top of the usual “keeping in touch”: The army of the future – German land forces are lining up. We are planning an exclusive special edition for the “land battle carrier”. An excerpt from […]