International Armoured Vehicles Conference

  • January 20-23, 2020
  • Twickenham, London, United Kingdom

The Worlds Premier Armoured Vehicles Forum

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) conference.

Since our first armoured vehicles event in 2001, we've seen the rapid evolution of land power doctrine and technology. 2001 was the start of an extended period of counter-insurgency and counter-terror fighting, leading to the rapid acquisition of armoured vehicles, innovation in counter-IED technology and the proliferation of unmanned aerial systems. Now, we see the emergence of multi-domain concepts of operation, a reorientation towards high-end peer conflict and the aggressive pursuit of disruptive technologies in AI and Robotics, which are sure to revolutionise and re-energise debate within the land forces community - not least, the armoured vehicles market.

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IAVs has endured as the essential annual event for the armour community by consistently delivering world-class speakers from both the end-user community and industry partner communities, and by staying ahead of the curve with the technologies and concepts discussed over the four days.

Over 650 armoured vehicles professionals - including over 250 industry experts and 400 military leaders will gather in January at the World's Largest Dedicated Armoured Vehicles Conference, to discuss the full range of emerging technologies and the changing CONOPS impacting the sector, and how to prepare for challenges 2035 and beyond.

The Unmanned Ground Vehicles Conference taking place on 23 January- led and moderated by the Robotics Requirements Branch of U.S. Army Futures Command- offers a dedicated platform to compliment discussions taking place at International Armoured Vehicles, by deep diving into the world of autonomous land systems. The UGV conference comes highly recommended to any IAV attendee interested in exploring robotics and its disruptive impact on the future of armoured manoeuvre in more detail.

Why People attend IAVs:

  • It is the largest, annual and international gathering of armoured mobility experts to develop and share your organisations capability, knowledge and project management expertise within the largest group of targeted prospective partners, anywhere in the world
  • Engage with their customers and supply chains in conference and at the exhibition in order to solve common challenges and to bring forward modernisation and development agendas
  • Explore the future threat environment with the communitys thought leaders, policy makers and innovators and support the communitys ability to defeat the enemy by demonstrating your armoured capability

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  • General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE, DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017), Conference Chairman

Early Confirmed 2020 Speaker Faculty:

  • Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Lieutenant General Richard Cripwell CB CBE, Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Land Command
  • Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata, Director General Armoured Vehicles, ATLA, Japan Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
  • Major General Charles Beaudouin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
  • Major General James Akomolafe, Commander, Armoured Corps, Nigerian Army
  • Major General Daniel Petrescu, Commander, Headquarters Multinational Division South-East, Romanian Land Forces Staff, NATO
  • Lieutenant General Sheikh Mamun Khaled, Commandant, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Bangladesh Army
  • Major General Jurgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commanding General 1 Panzerdivision, German Army
  • Major General Maurizio Ricco, Chief of the Logistics Division, Italian Army General Staff
  • Major General Norbert Huber, Director, Armament and Procurement, Austrian Ministry of Defence
  • Major General (Ret.) Robert Talbot Rice, Former Director Land Equipment, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Richard Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Brigadier General Jan Rydz, Chief, Operational Planning and Training Directorate J3/J7, General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Attila Takacs, Commander, Hungarian Ground Forces
  • Brigadier General Ralph Lungershausen, Chief of Division Planning II, Strategic Capability Development, Bundeswehr
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles, Israel Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Mindaugas PetkeviCius, Deputy Commander,, Lithuanian Land Forces
  • Colonel Bill Venable, Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Manuel Monin, Senior Project Officer, Motorised Capability, Belgian Army Staff
  • Dr. Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, GVSC, CCDC, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Michael Sprang, Program Manager, JPO JLTV, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Kalin Haladzhov, State Expert, Project Management Directorate,, inistry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • Colonel Scott Taylor, Chief, Soldier, Maneuver and Robotics Division, HQDA, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Kevin Vanyo, Military Deputy, Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Erik Claessen, Chief of the Project Team International Programs Directorate General Material Resources, Land Systems, Belgian Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel Raymond Feltham, PM, SOF Vehicles, Acquisition Technology & Logistics, U.S. Special Operations Forces Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel (GS) Armin Dirks, Planning Division II, Land Systems Roadmap Group, German Ministry of Defence
  • Confirmed Representative, Weapons Development Department, Armored Branch, Israel Defence Force
  • Major Cory Wallace, Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, NGCV CFT, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Major Jeroen Franssen, Information & Innovation Manager, Belgian Army
  • Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS, U.S. Army
  • David Marck, Project Director, Main Battle Tank Systems, U.S. Army
  • Product Lead Robotic Combat Vehicle, PM Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV), PEO-GCS, U.S. Army
  • Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Bob Elvish, Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles, NSPA
  • Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Ph.D., Director Mechanical & Aerospace Technology Division (STRIDE), Malaysian MoD
  • Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl
  • Richard Jones, ILS Manager, Land Combat Systems - BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Melanie Rovery, Editor UGVs, Jane's

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Dec 10, 2019