The world's premier meeting ground for the Armoured Vehicles communityThe largest dedicated conference of its type, it annually brings together 650+ defence and industry leaders, with a military cohort comprising force and operational commanders, acquisition officials, requirement-setters, capability development experts and S&T architects.
For the first time in 2021, the conference will expand to span five days, with new dedicated sessions on amphibious vehicle capability and C4i that speak to critical priorities for the UK, US and its partners across NATO.
With representatives from over 40 nations currently confirmed.
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.
Why People attend IAVs:It is 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 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 community's thought leaders, policy makers and innovators and support the community's ability to defeat the enemy by demonstrating your armoured capability
About International Armoured VehiclesThe annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference (IAVs) has gained a reputation as the world's premier international meeting ground for all elements of the armoured community. IAVs has established itself among the world's Armies, Marine Corps, procurement officials, and industry representatives as the unbiased quality forum to focus solely upon land vehicles and force protection.
Since the first 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.
Now in its 21st year, the conference has helped contribute to the debate around many timely subjects over the years; charting trends in armoured vehicles, from the rise of the MRAP to the more recent increase in demand for 6x6 and 8x8 wheeled vehicles.
Whether you are a military practitioner, acquisition staffer, decision maker, programme manager, technical expert, industrial supplier or strategic leader, I believe you will all benefit considerably from attending IAVs and look forward to welcoming you to Twickenham early next year.
- General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB, OBE, DSACEUR (Mar 2014 - Mar 2017), Conference Chairman
Early-Confirmed 2021 Speakers and Panelists
- General Tim Radford CB DSO OBE, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO SHAPE
- Lieutenant General Shoichi Shibata, Director General Armoured Vehicles, ATLA, Japan Ministry of Defence
- Lieutenant General Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer, Bangladesh Armed Forces
- Major General Pierre Gérard, Commander, Belgian Land Component
- Major General Attila Takacs, Commander, Hungarian Ground Forces
- Major General Erik Peterson, Director, Force Development, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, US Army
- Major General Jez Bennett, Director Capability, British Army
- Brigadier General Richard Coffman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, U.S. Army Futures Command
- Colonel Tom Laurent, Project Officer, CaMo/Scorpion, Belgian Land Component
- Colonel Syd Hills, Director, Stryker Warfighter's Forum, I Corps, U.S. Army
- Colonel Valentin Skroza, G-3 Armored Mechanized Brigade, Republic of Croatia Ministry of Defence
- Colonel Klaus Nebe, Deputy Chief of Staff Support, NATO Joint Support and Enabling Command
- Lieutenant Colonel (GS) Armin Dirks, Planning Division II, Land Systems Roadmap Group, German Ministry of Defence
- Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director of Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Futures Command
- Lieutenant Colonel Iain Fake, SO1 Medium Forces, Ground Maneoeuvre Capability, Army HQ, British Arm
- Major Cory Wallace, Robotic Combat Vehicle Lead, NGCV CFT, U.S. Army Futures Command
- William Suttie, Land Platforms Group, DSTL
- Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl
- Dr. Yazid Ahmad, Ph.D., Director Mechanical & Aerospace Technology Division (STRIDE), Malaysian MoD
- MSG Andrew Frazier, Lethality Lead, NGCV
- Andrew Davis, Global Technology Advisor, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
- Nanda Van Der Stap, Scientist Innovator, Intelligent Imaging, TNO
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