Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference

Detroit, Livonia Novi, MI, United States

Spring Forward into The Future of Ground Combat Vehicles

With each iteration of the Future Ground Combat Vehicles Conference Series we are getting bigger and better! Our fall FGCV conference saw 250+ attendees come together from both the military and industry. This was made possible by the support we have received from the Army and more specifically the GCV community. It is because of that continued support that we are proud to announce our Spring FGCV conference.

We will continue the conversations and discussions from our last conference. Our speakers will break down the direction the NGCV and modernization efforts are leading. We will have speakers from the commercial industry that will talk about AI, autonomy and robotics and how those technologies can be applied to military GCVs. We will have ample time for networking with industry leaders, decision makers from Army GCV community, speakers and researchers. FGCV has proven to be an effective platform for the Army to engage with the industry and for the industry to develop meaningful relationships with the Army and industry partners. We are excited to put together another great FGCV conference this Spring

Bigger! Badder! Bolder Topics!

  • Establishing AI software in vehicles to increase automation, communication and maintenance
  • Adopting next-generation armor to lower the weight and increase protection and mobility of vehicles
  • Utilizing advanced communication and navigation technologies to operate in area denial environments
  • Reviewing energy efficient powertrain technologies for upgrading current fleets
  • Using unmanned robots and vehicles to increase situational awareness and lighten the soldier's load
  • Integrating Active Protection Systems into the NGCV platform to counter anti-tank missiles
  • Understanding current and future plans for modernization of the Abrams, Bradley and Stryker platforms
  • and look forward to seeing you all there again!

"Ability and opportunity to interact with US Army and business leaders."
Department of National Defence

"Great networking opportunities! Very informative conference."
Northrop Grumman

"Extremely informative for the direction of current and future vehicles."
Noregon Systems


  • Mr. David Dopp, Program Manager, Mobile Protected Firepower, PEO-GCS,, U.S. Army
  • Colonel Kevin Vanyo, MilDep, TARDEC, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General (Ret.) Didi Ben-Yoash, Team Leader, Future Combat Vehicles, Israel Ministry of Defence
  • Kevin Centeck, Fuel Cell Technologies Team Lead, Ground Vehicle Power & Mobility, TARDEC
  • Dean McGrew, Team Leader Powertrain Electrification Team Ground Vehicle Systems Center, US Army
  • Major Mia Bruner, Deputy AD Survivability, TARDEC, U.S. Army
  • Major Daniel Smith, Joint Land Warfare Chief, DIA, U.S. Army
  • Major Eric Rempfer, Land Warfare Technology Chief, DIA, U.S. Army
  • Ricardo Rodriguez, Senior Land Warfare Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Tim McGee, Business Development Manager, Curtiss-Wright
  • Scott Roemig, Engineering Manager, Curtiss-Wright
  • Colonel (R) Frederick Gellert, Professor of Resource Management, U.S. Army War College
  • Sam White, Deputy Director, Center For Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College
  • Craig Powell, VP Business Development - Global ISR, Systel USA
Focus Day - April 29th, 2019

Conference Day One - April 30th, 2019

Conference Day Two - May 1st, 2019


Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi
19525 Victor Parkway
Livonia Michigan 48152
United States
Website: www.embassysuitesnovi.com
Phone: 734-462-6003

Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi provides an ideal location in southeast Michigan. Renovated in March 2016, the hotel features a newly designed atrium, guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Centrally located 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, downtown and Ann Arbor, the hotel offers easy access to neighboring Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Canton, Laurel Park Mall, Twelve Oaks Mall and other upscale shopping and restaurants.

After a productive day of meetings, treat yourself to a delicious meal at Ganders Restaurant & Lounge. Take advantage of our free made-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception with light snacks and refreshments.

The special room rate of $131 has been established to make your reservation process easy.  Simply call 734-462-6003 and give the group name IQPC. You must make your reservation no later than April 5th, 2019. For your convenience, the special rate has been extended to three days before and after the conference. 

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 endeavor to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.