See What Senior Leaders Have to Say About International Armoured Vehicles:
“The opportunity for industry to come together, and meet ministers, meet those who are from export markets who actually want to buy the equipment on offer, to discuss new and innovative solutions to common challenges…it’s absolutely crucial”
Minister Peter Luff, MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, UK Ministry of Defence
“There are lots of conferences around, but there’s not another one on this sort of scale that is specifically focussed on armoured vehicles, so it fills a very useful niche”
Major General Christopher Michael Deverell, Director, Military Strategy, DE&S UK MoD
“We’re looking for ideas from every source, to challenge ourselves - are we getting our requirements right, do we have our vehicles right, so I think this kind of exchange of ideas is critical for the future”
Lieutenant General Robert Lennox, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 (Programs), US Army
“A very good opportunity to quickly and easily take advantage of interesting information from the leading countries and firms within military vehicles.”
Magnus Hellgren, Product Manager, Swedish FMV
“Extremely useful, becomes more and more effective year on year.”
Jamie MacKenzie, Head of Export Campaigns, BAE Systems
“That’s what actually draws the right people. If it were just a pure exhibition, you wouldn’t get the key people, the key personnel here in the quality of numbers, which they are here.”
Tony Rossi, Senior Product Manager Protection from RUAG
Participants over the years have different reasons for attending International Armoured Vehicles.
Why do you think it's beneficial to participate at events and conferences such as IAVs?
Why are you here at International Armoured Vehicles?
Here are some answers!
Periklis Charchalakis, Senior Research Fellow, Vetronics Research Centre, Speaker, IAVs
"Networking and research – it's a great way to hear feedback on what we're currently working on from the industry and government."
Espen Tandstad, Project Officer, Norwegian Army, Delegate, IAVs
"It's my first time at an event such as this - I'm here for information on the different vehicles - We are currently planning purchase for vehicles, so I've attended all four days to hear what other nations have done, avoid mistakes that they've made, and learn lessons that they've learned."
Erik Ronning, Senior Advisor, Procurement Staff, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, Delegate, IAVs
"I'm here for the overall view of what's going on in the armoured vehicle space – I'm on the procurement staff for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, so it's important for me to be here and gather information from the other countries."
Major Armando Riveron, Deputy Chief of Models and Simulations at the Joint Multinational Simulation Centre, US Army Europe, Speaker, IAVs
"Networking, definitely. I'm hearing from different countries, understanding how they train. Although it seems similar, there may be some technical improvements they're doing that we're not doing, and vice versa. So after this event, I have all these business cards and you've met them onsite, so you can just call them and ask a quick question, instead of trying to find out who does what on which project. It's been enlightening to hear what all the other organisations are doing with simulation training."
Here are some other testimonials from International Armoured Vehicles over the years:
"This agenda promises to bring together many leading experts and experienced ground combat commanders to discuss the changing, joint nature of 21st century warfare and lessons learned after eight-plus years of war. I look forward to participating."- General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army
"We were interested in International Armoured Vehicles because it represents a highly focused event for our target markets. We are first time exhibitors this year and have found the team to be helpful and flexible in their approach to our needs - we look forward to meeting with the range of international military officials who are expected to attend."- Victoria Bailey, CMS Strategic on behalf of Force Protection
"Our objective was to get in direct contact with our endcustomer to hear their feedback, learn from their experiences and use the opportunity to discuss our product offering. We are very pleased to say we achieved all of these goals."
- Mr. Hugo Burgers, Warn Industries Inc