International Armoured Vehicles 2019 Conference

London, United Kingdom


Over 650 armoured vehicles professionals - including over 250 industry experts and 400 military leaders -  will gather for what is The World's Largest Dedicated Armoured Vehicles Conference.

Reflecting on the seventeen years since our first amoured vehicles event in 2001, we've seen the rapid evolution of land power doctrine. 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 in 2018, 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.

International Armoured Vehicles is the foremost annual meeting that drives this debate - providing a comprehensive dialogue on everything armoured vehicle related from the geostrategic issues shaping doctrine, to the challenges of MRO, lifecycle management and active procurement programmes, through to the next generation of 'optionally manned' combat vehicles. Put simply, over four days, military practitioners, research & development leaders, acquistion specialists and partners from industry will meet to discuss the full range of emerging technologies and changing CONOPS impacting the sector, and how to prepare for challenges to 2035 and beyond.

A truly unique experience for the armour community, welcome to the world's Premier Armoured Vehicles Forum.

We Welcome You to Join us at IAV to:

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


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

2019 Speaker Faculty

  • General John W Murray, Commanding General, US Army Futures Command
  • General Griffin Spoon Phiri, Commander, Malawi Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant General John C. Thomson, Commander, Allied Land Command, NATO
  • Lieutenant General Theodore D. Martin, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Lieutenant General Christopher Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe
  • Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders, Commander Field Army, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Tim Radford, Commander, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, NATO
  • Lieutenant General Paul Mihova, Commander, Zambian National Defence Force
  • Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Office, Bangladesh Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant General Ben Hodges (Ret.), Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe (2014-2017)
  • Lieutenant General Payenda Mohammad Nazim, Senior Military Advisor to Minister of National Defense, Afghan Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Gary M. Brito, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
  • Major General Johannessen Odin, Inspector General, Norwegian Army
  • Major-General Marc Thys, Commander, Land Component, Belgian Armed Forces
  • Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander, Army of Sweden
  • Major General Ovidiu-Liviu Uifaleanu, Chief of Staff, Romanian Land Forces
  • Major General Hans-Christian Mathiesen, Chief of the Army Staff, Defence Command Denmark
  • Major General Charles Beaudouin, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Robert Talbot Rice, Former Director Land Equipment, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Richard Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier Greg McGlone, Director General of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAF), Australian Army
  • Brigadier General Zsolt Sandor, Commander, Hungarian Ground Forces
  • Brigadier General Fezile Mbotyi, GOC Armour Formation, South African Army
  • Brigadier General Angelo Minelli, Commander of the Cavalry School and Inspector of the Cavalry, Italian Army
  • Brigadier Joseph Musoke Ssemwanga, Commander of Armoured Forces, Uganda People's Defence Force
  • Brigadier General Aroldo Lazaro Saenz, Commander, "Brigada Guzman el Bueno" X, panish Army
  • Brigadier General Rudolf Maus, Director, Life Cycle Management, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles, Israel Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel James Schirmer, Program Manager, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, PEO - GCS, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Vladimir Kavicky, National Armaments Director, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
  • Colonel Shane Fullmer, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Joint Program Office Manager, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Glenn Dean, PEO Stryker, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Tom Nelson, Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Kevin Vanyo, MilDep, TARDEC, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Jan Stepanek, Head of Training Department (G7), Czech Land Forces
  • Colonel Tom Nelson, Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division: Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
  • Lieutenant Colonel Richard Craig MBE, SO1 Capability Coherence, Director Capability, Army HQ, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Denis Servais, Directorate General Material Resources, Land, Systems, Belgian Ministry of Defence
  • Major Yanay Ish-Am, Weapons Development Department, Armored Branch, Israel Defence Force
  • Major Nerijus Sivickas, BOXER Project Lead, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, U.S. Army
  • Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS,, U.S. Army
  • Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Robotic Requirements, Maneuver Center of Excellence, U.S. Army
  • Mr. Miha Matek, Head of Armaments Project Management Division, Slovenian Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Mohd Yazid Ahmad, Deputy Director General, STRIDE, Malaysian Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Mike Dalzell, Complex Weapons - Science Gateway, Directorate Strategic Programmes, WECA, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Andreas Zekorn, Programme Manager for BOXER, OCCAR
  • Bob Elvish, Programme Manager, Land Combat Vehicles, NSPA
  • Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl
  • Richard Hooper, Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Dstl
  • Professor Merfyn Lloyd, lately science advisor, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Colonel (Ret.) Alan M. Mosher, Senior Director Strategic Campaigns and Planning, DRS Land Electronics
MRO & ISS Day - 21 January, 2018

Conference Day One - 22 January, 2018

Conference Day Two - 23 January, 2018

Focus Day - 24 January, 2018


Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Road
Twickenham London TW2 7BA
United Kingdom
Phone: 0208 744 9997


Start date: 20th of January 2019
End date: 24th of January 2019
Last day to book: 27th of December 2018
  • London Marriott Hotel Twickenham            
  • Bed and Breakfast Rate at GBP125 per room per night based on single occupancy.
  • These rates are inclusive of wifi and VAT.
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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Venue : Twickenham Stadium, London, United Kingdom
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19049