Gala Dinner

The annual Future Artillery conference dinner

9th Annual Future Artillery 2011 Gala Dinner Hosted Bysaab

* Included in the conference fee

The Annual Gala Dinner each year is one of the key conference highlights and an ideal way to conclude day one of the conference. Each year attendees remark on how much they enjoy the opportunity to join new contacts and old acquaintances alike in a more informal setting with just over 100 military and industry representatives in attendance last year.

This year we are delighted to announce our Guest Speaker:

We are delighted to welcome the Gala Dinner guest speaker:


Lieutenant General Dick Applegate
Former Chief of Materiel (Land), DE&S

An innovative, pragmatic and highly accomplished senior leader, main board executive and strategic manager tested in some of the most challenging times in defence acquisition and logistics, combat command, institutional change, and crisis management and policy formulation at the highest international political levels. With an international reputation for delivery and successful change and thought leadership, he now wishes to lead in private or public enterprises after a highly distinguished career in the military. This desire has been reinforced by completion of the Boeing Company’s executive leadership programme in the USA and subsequent board-level attachments to PwC, Boeing, BAE Systems, G4S and DHL to review their global businesses.

Lieutenant General Dick Applegate's previous roles include

  • Chief of Materiel (Land), Member of the Army Board (Lt General)
  • Capability Manager, Member of the Army Board (Major General)
  • Director of Equipment Capability (Brigadier)
  • Commander of Artillery, 3rd UK Division (Brigadier)
  • Colonel Force Development for the Army
  • Regimental Commanding Officer (Lt Colonel)

Key information for the 2011 Gala Dinner hosted by SAAB:

Date: Wednesday 23rd March – (following Day One of the Main Conference)
Time: 19.00
Venue: Hilton Olympia Hotel, London – (just a 2 minute walk from the conference venue)
Dress Code: Business Attire
Cost: £99 (+VAT)

Register by calling +44 (0)20 7368 9300.

To assist with our planning and to make sure you guarantee your place please RSVP as soon as possible but by the 16th March. Registrations will operate on a first come first served basis.

Photos From Last Year

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