About International Armoured Vehicles
Chairman: Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely KCB MC
The need for protected vehicles is made clear by the daily reports from current operations. As the threat evolves, so too must the capabilities with which we equip our soldiers. But getting the balance right between the capabilities that offer the greatest contribution for today and those that we will need in the future is no easy task. Force development in this environment is a tricky task and presents many challenges for militaries around the world - and for their suppliers.
That’s why for the tenth year running, International Armoured Vehicles will offer you the world’s leading conference and exhibition for exploring cutting-edge vehicle programmes and solutions. Leveraging the expertise of the military programme managers, requirements developers, operators and the solution providers, our agenda is at the heart of the global debate about the future of armoured vehicles. With 60 conference sessions, and an audience of over 500 armoured vehicle experts from 46 nations, this is one event I suggest you can’t afford to miss.
Together we’ll explore the strategic debate on how to structure our forces, the tactical implications of these decisions and the resulting effects on the design, procurement and sustainment of armoured vehicle capabilities. That means you’ll be equipped with the most up-to-date insights and lessons-learned when it comes to making tough choices of your own.
And of course, there’s our growing exhibition which gives you the chance to get hands-on experience of the vehicles and equipment that gives them the edge. So you can see, touch and feel exactly how the technology available will offer you the advantage you need.
There’s so much on offer at International Armoured Vehicles 2011. I do hope you’ll join us in London next February for what is sure to be, for armoured vehicles professionals, one of the highlights of the year.
Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely, KCB MC
WHAT’S NEW FOR INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES 2011 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
1. NEW ADVISORY PANEL BRINGING OUR MOST IN-DEPTH AGENDA EVER
Our advisory panel, comprised of Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely and General William Scott Wallace (ret’d), two of the world’s most senior and respected military thinkers have carefully scrutinised and crafted this year’s agenda. Using their immense knowledge of combat experience, strategic planning and force development, they’ve helped us deliver our largest and most experienced panel to date, so that you can learn from the best qualified armoured vehicle experts the world has to offer.
2. FOUR ALL-NEW FOCUS DAYS
We’ve taken on board your feedback and developed four new focus days bringing together speakers and themes to explore them like never before. Each of our four days offers you a comprehensive format to explore crucial themes amongst an audience who share your specific interests. So, you can now get even more detail and lessons learned from the military experts who can benefit you most.
3. EXPANDED EXHIBITION WITH MORE ARMOURED VEHICLES
The introduction of our exhibition last year was a runaway success so we’re expanding it to include more solution providers, more technology on display, more innovation briefings and perhaps most importantly, more vehicles. Now you can get even better hands-on experience of what the state of technology is in today’s market and explore exciting opportunities for the future.
4. EXTRA OPERATIONAL FEEDBACK TO INFORM YOU WHAT CAPABILTIES MATTER MOST ON COMBAT MISSIONS
For several years you’ve been telling us of the importance of operational feedback as part of our conference. Now we’ve dramatically increased the amount of first-hand combat experience included in the conference and focus day sessions. This means you can get an even better insight into what troops really need on the front line and what you can do to help them have the best capabilities possible. Key speakers include:
Lieutenant Colonel Harry Fullerton
Commanding Offi cer, Household Cavalry Regiment
Major Peter Els
Officer Commanding, 1st Panzer Battalion
Royal Danish Army
5. LARGEST EVER MILITARY AUDIENCE – OVER 1000 EXPECTED
We’re spending more time and effort than ever to increase the size, scope and quality of our military audience. Expanding on our already impressive links to the world’s leading militaries and emerging markets, we’ll bring you hundreds of military professionals to network with. You can hear in person their requirements, their successes, their challenges and the opportunities for you to partner with them for the future.
5 REASONS TO ATTEND INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES 2011
1. MEET ARMOURED VEHICLE PROGRAMME MANAGERS AND THEIR DECISION MAKING TEAMS
Over the last year we’ve renewed our focus on the core programmes that are to the forefront of innovation and operational performance in the armoured vehicles world. We’ve secured over 20 programme and requirements managers along with their end-users to give you access to the full decision making team. Meaning you can benefit from even more programme management experience and meet even better potential customers. Programmes include US Army’s Stryker and M-ATV, Sweden’s new 8x8, the German Dutch Boxer, the Austrian ASCOD, and Canada’s LAV III.
2. LEVERAGE THE EXPERIENCE OF OVER 60 MILITARY SPEAKERS GIVING YOU ACCESS TO THE LATEST IN THEATRE AND OPERATIONAL CASE STUDIES
Responding to the feedback of our previous delegates, we’ve worked with our advisory panel - Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely and General William Scott Wallace (ret’d), to ensure our speakers, many of whom are appearing for the first time, are here to offer you more technical detail with a particular focus on key lessons learned. So you can get to the heart of understanding the difficult decisions that must be taken in developing new capabilities and adapt those lessons for your own projects.
3. TEST CURRENT AND FUTURE ARMOURED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES
AT OUR EXHIBITION
Nothing beats being able to see, touch and feel the technology for yourself. That’s why after the sell-out success of last year, we’ve expanded our exhibition this year to include over 150 solution providers with even more armoured vehicles that you can explore up close.
4. NETWORK WITH THE BEST QUALITY AUDIENCE OF ANY ARMOURED VEHICLES EVENT
The widest variety of nations, the most senior panel of speakers and the most experienced military audience. We provide you with an unparalleled audience, solely dedicated to armoured vehicles, that gives you an unbeatable opportunity to benchmark your capabilities and offers more potential partnerships for success than anywhere else. Our conference attracts over 500 delegates each year and we’re expecting 3,000 visitors to our exhibition.
5. IN-DEPTH FOCUS DAYS TO GIVE YOU EVEN GREATER LEVELS OF INSIGHT
Providing you with a niche EXPERT group, specialising in your specific area of interest, we’ve provided incredibly detailed sessions with the enhanced networking opportunities of a carefully profiled audience. Dedicated to the topics you told us mattered most to you, there are four to choose from, each offering in depth analysis of key issues and areas of capability investment.
Countering Improvised Explosive Devices
Monday 7th February
Through Life Support and Maintenance of Armoured Vehicles
Monday 7th February
Armoured Vehicle C4ISR Capabilities for Joint Operations
Thursday 10th February
Combined Arms Training and Simulation
Thursday 10th February