Past event: International Armoured Vehicles Conference

The world's premier meeting ground for the Armoured Vehicles community

The largest dedicated conference of its type, IAVs has annually brings together 750+ defence and industry leaders, with a military cohort comprising force and operational commanders, acquisition officials, requirement-setters, capability development experts and S&T architects.

Annually attracting an international attendance of more than 40 nations; the conference represents a valuable opportunity to meet again in-person to renew professional acquaintances and build new relationships.

IAVs has endured as the essential annual event for the armour community by consistently delivering world-class speakers from across the community, bringing together military practitioners, procurement officials and industry from across the supply chain.

This is not only an important forum for staying ahead of the curve of advances in technologies and concepts but, through virtue of bringing together a valuable mix of people, the forum helps cataylse developments and discuss new military methods as we debate the role of Armour in Multi-Domain Warfare, and by extension, the way we will fight tomorrow.

  • 70+ Speakers
  • 40+ Nations
  • 150+ Industry Organisations
  • 750+ Attendees

Why People Attend IAVs:

  • To develop and share their organisation's capability, knowledge and project management expertise at the world's  largest annual international gathering of armoured mobility experts
  • To engage with their customers, targeted prospective partners, and supply chains to solve common challenges and accelerate modernisation and development agendas
  • To explore the future threat environment and participate in unbiased debate and discussion with the armour community's thought leaders, policy makers and innovators

About International Armoured Vehicles

The 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.

2023 Conference Chairman

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

2023 Early Confirmed Speakers

  • General Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • General Valério Stumpf Trindade, Chief of Army Staff, Brazilian Army
  • Lieutenant General Romulusz Ruszin-Szendi, Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant General Erik Peterson, Deputy chief of staff for programs (G8), United States Army
  • Lieutenant General Sharon P.M. Nesmith, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski, V Corps Commanding General, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse CBE MC, Commander Field Army, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Roland Walker, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Strategy and Operations), U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw, Chief of Defence Logistics and Support, U.K. Strategic Command
  • Chris Bushell, Chief of Materiel (Land), DE&S - UK MoD
  • Lieutenant General Syed Aamer Raza, HI(M), Chairman Heavy Industry Taxila (HIT), Pakistan Army
  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, Climate Change and Sustainability Non Executive Director, UK MOD
  • Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Commander, Army of Sweden
  • Major General Veiko-Vello Palm, Deputy Commander, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Major General Glenn Dean, PEO, Ground Combat Systems (GCS), U.S. Army
  • Major General Curtis A. Buzzard, Commanding General, United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Major General Darren L. Werner, Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
  • Major General Damien de Marsac, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Francesco Olla, Head of III Department (Military Policy and Planning), Italian Army
  • Major General Pierre Gérard, Commander, Belgian Land Forces
  • Major General Cristian-Daniel Dan, Deputy Chief of Land Forces Headquarters, Romanian Armed Forces
  • Major General S. Idris, Commander, Nigeria Army Armoured Corps(NAAC), Nigerian Army
  • Major General Gianluca Carai, Deputy Commander, NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Major General (Ret.) Robert Talbot Rice, Former Director Land Equipment, DE&S, UK MoD
  • Brigadier General Francisco Romero, Head of Weapons Systems Procurement Subdirectorate,(MALE), Spanish Army
  • Brigadier General Holger Draber, Chief of the Strategic Capability Development Division (Planning II), Bundeswehr
  • Brigadier General Mark Clingan USMC, Assistant Deputy Commandant to CD&I, DCG, Marine Corps Combat Development Command
  • Brigadier Nick Cowey MBE, Senior Responsible Owner, Challenger 3 Programme, British Army HQ
  • James Gavin, Future Capability Group Head, DE&S - UK MOD
  • Roddy Malone, Head of Land Concepts and Assessment (LCA), DE&S – UK MoD
  • Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry, OBE, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
  • Colonel Armin Dirks, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Daisuke SAKASEGAWA, Chief, 3rd Development Section, Ground Systems Development Division, ATLA - Japan MOD
  • Colonel Juhana Skyttä, Inspector, Finnish Infantry
  • Colonel Timothy Hough, PM Advanced Amphibious Assault, PEO Land Systems, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Michael Sprang, Program Manager, JPO JLTV, U.S. Army
  • Martyn Williams ChPP CEng, SRO Mechanised Infantry Programme & Director Boxer Strategic Pipeline, British Army HQ
  • Chris Bowbrick, SRO Armour Main Battle Tank Programme (Challenger 3), British Army HQ
  • Lieutenant Colonel Brennan Speakes, Commander, 1-7 CAV, 1ABCT, 1CD, United States Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel James de St John-Pryce, Commanding Officer - Armoured Trials and Development Unit, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hadicke, Commander, Robot Autonomous Systems Cell, 13th Light Infantry Brigade, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Hohl, Mobility/Counter-Mobility Branch Head, Capabilities Development Directorate, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Pearce, Project Manager – Boxer CRV Recon, Land 400-2, Australian Defence Force
  • Major Mark Foster REME, SO2 Equipment Support Capability Development, British Army
  • Major Marc W. Jason, Armor Threat Integrator HQDA, G-2 Foreign Intelligence Division, United States Army
  • Dr William Suttie, Land Platforms Group, Platforms Systems Division, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - UK MOD
  • Marc Nuijten, BOXER System Group Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Regine Friedberger, Programme Manager, BOXER, OCCAR
  • Duane Stefaniak, Deputy Chief of Foreign Intelligence Technology, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, US Army
  • Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl - U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • Dr. Sarah Ashbridge, Research Fellow in Military Science, RUSI
  • Christopher F Foss, Armoured Vehicles Author and Journalist, Consultant

2023 Industry Leaders

  • Emre Akin, Strategic Planning and Market Development Director, Nurol Makina
  • Richard Allen-Miles, International Business Development – Defence Sector, Moog
  • Rory Breen, Strategy and Future Business Director, RBSL
  • Lilian Cantuern, Manager of Engineering for Defense applications, Meritor
  • Mike Duckworth, Vice President Regional Sales, Nexter Systems
  • Dr. David Gershon, Senior System Engineer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
  • Christoffer Gregers Glaesel, Managing Director, Glaucus
  • Stefan Haase, Head of the product unit Active Protection, Rheinmetall Protection Systems GmbH
  • Col (Retired) Nick Hunter, Business Development and Sales, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK
  • Christoph Jehn, Project Manager, FFG
  • Pete Johnson, Vice President of Business Development for Integrated Vehicles, GM Defense
  • Dan Kalfus, Managing Director Company, EuroTrophy GmbH
  • Alex Koers, Co-Founder/Director, Microflown AVISA
  • Martin Krona, President of EMEA, MarkForged
  • Jukka Lemola, Product Manager, Patria
  • Dan Lindell, Director Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds
  • Benjamin Lindsay, Project Development Director, Military Program Division, FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH
  • Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC GmbH
  • Mr Colin McClean, Managing Director, Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL)
  • Colonel (Ret.) Alan M. Mosher, Senior Director Strategic Campaigns and Planning, DRS Land Electronics
  • Lauri Pauniaho, Director, Weapon Systems, Patria
  • David Phalippon, Director of Sales, Meritor Defense
  • Rami Sokolower, Senior Director Land, Elbit Systems Ltd
  • James Teo, Vice President, International Business, ST Engineering Land Systems
  • Onur Töreci, Marketing Professional, Aselsan
  • Hugo Vanbockryck, Senior Vice President, Market Area Europe, Patria
  • Jean Vandel, Managing Director, Texelis
  • Andrew Walker, Business Development Manager Land Systems Division, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS
  • Michal Wermuth, Head of Land Autonomous Systems Product line, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
  • Graeme Wilcock, Business Development Executive, RENK VMS Division
  • Bertie Williams, Business Development Executive, Horstman

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Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Rd, TW2 7BA
Twickenham, London , UK
Phone: 0208 744 9997

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23878