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International Armoured Vehicles 2018 Conference

22 January, 2018 - 25 January, 2018, London, United Kingdom

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The World's Premier Armoured Vehicles Forum

Combatting future threats in an increasingly complex world requires strategic vision and innovation in order to ensure armies are able to meet current requirements while preparing for the challenges 2020-2040.

Nations modernising their protected mobility have told us that they are placing an emphasis on medium-weight wheeled capability that allows armies to retain a high level of operational readiness, the ability to swiftly deliver strike capability, and do all this with a minimum logistical burden.

The complex and urban environments of the future demand modernization of C4ISR suites in order to ensure informed decisions and clear communication. The rise of organic UAV support for armoured vehicles, and the ability to counter-UAVs are examples of some of the emrging technologies and changing CONOPS under discussion each year.

This is the Annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference. This is the world's premier forum dedicated to the armour community. This is where you can make your contribution by sharing experiences and networking with colleagues from across the world.

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

''This is the main rendezvous for me to discuss Armoured Vehicles. If I can retain only one rendezvous in the year it is here, in London''
Brigadier General Beaudoin, French Army, Speaker 2016

''IAVs gives the possibility for interaction with colleagues and industry and also there are good panel discussions, and excellent presentations''
Lieutenant General Toivonen, Finish Army, Speaker 2016

''The conference provides a chance to reinforce the bonds between the nation's that make up the most successful alliance in the history of the world''
Lieutenant General Hodges, US Army Europe, Speaker 2015


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

IQPC Block
Start date: 21st of January 2018
End date: 25th of January 2018
Last day to book based on availability: 19th of January 2018
London Marriott Hotel Twickenham            
£125.00 per room, per night based on single occupancy. Including vat, Breakfast and WI-FI.

Marriott hotel is offering a special group rate, Please use the following link to book your reservation;

Book your group rate for IQPC Contracted Block

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the HotelMap link provided; this shows live availability and rates for all hotels in the area and allows you to book directly with the hotel of your choice within your budget.Parallel Focus Day - 22 January 2018

Conference Day One
- 23 January 2017

Conference Day Two - 24 January 2017

Conference Workshop - 25 January 2017

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


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

Keynote speakers

  • General David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • General John W. Nicholson, Commander, Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan

Focus Day, Stream and Panel Moderators

  • Major General Robert Talbot Rice, Former Director Land Equipment, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK
  • Christopher F Foss, Editor, IHS Jane's Armoured Fighting Vehicles

General Officers

  • Lieutenant General Nick Pope, CBE, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders, Commander Field Army, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Office, Bangladesh Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant General Hilalludin Hilal, Deputy Minister for Intelligence, Afghan Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander, Army of Sweden
  • Major General Chris Tickell, Director General Capability, British Army
  • Major-General Marc Thys, Land Component Commander, Belgian Armed Forces
  • Major General Payenda Mohammad Nazim, Senior Military Advisor to Minister of National Defense, Afghan Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Masood Ahmad Azizi, Deputy Minister of Interior, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
  • Major General George Shriem, Member of the Military Council, Lebanese Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Indrek Sirel, Deputy Commander, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Brigadier Greg McGlone, Director General of the Combined Arms Fighting System (CAF), Australian Army
  • Brigadier General David Lesperance, Armor School Commandant, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Brigadier General Aroldo Lazaro Saenz, Commander, “Brigada Guzman el Bueno” X, Spanish Army
  • Brigadier General Angelo Minelli, Commander of the Cavalry School and Inspector of the Cavalry, Italian Army
  • Brigadier General Norbert Huber, Director Armament and Procurement, MoD Austria
  • Brigadier General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, General Officer Commanding, Southern Command, Ghana Army HQ
  • Brigadier General Adnan Ahmad Alragad, 3rd Division Commander, Jordan Armed Forces
  • Brigadier Godfrey Tumusiime Katsigazi, Chief of Staff, Land Forces, Uganda People's Defence Forces
  • Brigadier General Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicle, Israeli MoD
  • Brigadier General Zaidan Atan, Armour Director, Malaysian Army
  • Brigadier Simon Hamilton OBE, future Head Vehicle Support Team, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Iacob Dragos, Commander of 15 Mechanized Brigade, Romanian Land Forces
  • Brigadier General Jack Singyangwe, Chief of Policy, Doctrine and Strategic Branch, Zambia Army
  • Brigadier General Denis Tretinjak, Commander of the Guards Armoured Mechanised Brigade, Croatian Army

Senior Officers and SMEs

  • Alexander Weis, Deputy Director, Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
  • Mr Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, Director, OCCAR
  • Artur Ploksto, Armaments & C4I Director, and Boxer Programme Committee Member, Lithuania MoD
  • Roddy Malone, Head of Land Concepts and Assessment (LCA), DE&S – UK MoD
  • Colonel Nikoloz Janjgava, Deputy Chief of General Staff, Georgian Armed Forces
  • Colonel (GS) Erik Claessen, Project Lead, Future AV Fleet, Belgian Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Chatchapong Panpayak, Program Director, Armoured Vehicle Project, Defence Technology Institute, Thailand MoD
  • Colonel Kevin Vanyo, Military Deputy to the Director, Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Glenn A. Dean, Stryker Program Manager, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Shane Fullmer, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Joint Program Office Manager, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division: Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Dick van Broekhoven, Head of material, Army Staff, Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Bond, Commanding Officer, Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Tomasz KOŁECKI, Senior Specialist of the Armed Acquisition and Development Branch of the Armoured & Mechanized Arms Directorate, Polish Land Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ian Brandon, Land Combat Capability Working Group Lead, New Zealand Defence Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Andy Simpson, SO1 Land Systems, Platforms Division, Dstl
  • Dr. William Suttie, Land Equipment Science Gateway, Dstl
  • Andreas Zekorn, Programme Manager for BOXER, OCCAR
  • Bryn James, Head - Armour & Protection Science & Technology Centre, UK Dstl
  • Dr. Dong Hyun Kim, Director for Mobility & Automotive R&D, Agency for Defense Development (RoK)
  • Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Ph.D., Director Mechanical & Aerospace Technology Division (STRIDE), Malaysian MoD
  • Dr. Mike Dalzell, Capability Advisor: Mounted Close Combat, Dstl
  • Richard Jones, ILS Manager, Land Combat Systems – BOXER, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Ian Bonallo, Chief, Land Systems Services & Material Management Section, NATO Support and Procurement Agency
  • Mr. Dieter Rauser, Director, K5 - Armoured Combat and Transport Systems, BAAINBw
  • Professor Merfyn Lloyd, Lately science advisor, DE&S Retired UK MoD
  • Mr. Dieter Rauser, Director, K5 - Armoured Combat and Transport Systems, BAAINBw
  • Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Mounted Requirements, US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Dwayne D. Hynes, Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, U.S. Army
  • Chris Nicholls, Defence Analyst - Information Management, DSTL, UK
  • Isabel Holtby, Senior Ergonomist / Human Factors Pracitioner, Dstl
  • Richard Hooper, Principal Vetronics Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Dstl


Event details

Defence IQ
22 January, 2018
25 January, 2018
Twickenham Stadium
United Kingdom


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