Overview: International Armoured Vehicles: The History
The International Armoured Vehicles conference & exhibition series has grown from its original format, "Light & Medium Armoured Vehicles" in 2002, which had just 40 delegates and 1 sponsor in London, at the Thistle Lancaster Gate Hotel, to where it is today in 2011, with over 2500 visitors, 50 speakers and 100 exhibitors.
Defence IQ has strived to keep up with the evolution of the armoured vehicles market – which in the recent years has moved towards greater protection due to the increasing threats being faced in theatres across the world. Just a few years ago, the wave of IEDs, RPGs and other ballistic measures of attacks resulted in vehicles such as MRAP being procured en masse.
Fast forward to today – maximising and balancing Armoured Vehicle capabilities are critical for current operations and future threats, especially with the current battlepsace. Defence IQ understands that the threat is constantly changing – that's why we are continuously doing our research to ensure we're discussing the latest developments, battlefield changes and the impact on operations.
Throughout its history, Defence IQ has taken pride in its strong speaker faculty to lead these discussions and to carry the debate during the conference.
These speakers have included:
General William Scott Wallace
Former Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command
Lieutenant General Tom Metz
Former Director, Joint IED Defeat Organisation
Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie
Chief of Land Staff
Lieutenant General Paul Newton
Commander, Force Development and Training
Lieutenant General Jean Tristan Verna
Land Equipment Maintenance Joint Organisation
See Speaker Hall of Fame
The Expansion of the Armoured Vehicles Conference Series
The Armoured Vehicles conference series has now expanded to around the world, with select cities including Asia, India, UAE and South Africa. The newest addition to the portfolio is Armoured Vehicles South America, taking place in Summer 2012, in Brasil.
Learn more about the other events: