Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2023 Conference

The Only Event Focusing on Regional Armoured Vehicle Development

May 15-16, 2023- Prague, Czech Republic

We are delighted to announce that Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe will return for its 9th annual conference on 15 - 16 May 2023.

The Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference is the premier meeting for armoured vehicle programme managers and military commanders from within the Central and Eastern European region. In response to the ever-increasing digitalisation of the modern battlefield, and the emergence of new near-peer adversaries, there is a continuing requirement for the modernisation of armoured vehicle systems across the region.

Key highlights for FAVCEE 2023:

  • Gain insight on the latest developments from the Hungarian Armed Forces about their recent acquisition of the LYNX IFV platform and their plans to further modernize their armoured fleets
  • Listen to presentations from senior military representatives from the CEE region, including the Czech Republic, Austria, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia and Slovenia, outlining their current armoured capability requirements, modernization and procurement programmes
  • Hear updates from industry experts, OEMs and technical designers on the latest products and technologies in the market
  • Network with senior military officials and leading industry representatives

Who should attend

National militaries:
  • Military survivability specialists
  • Military Land Forces
  • Businesses looking to break into the regional market
  • Established players in the regional market
  • Developers and innovators in military technology
  • Transnational/Continental/Euro-Atlantic organisations/bodies:
  • To sell their products, create capital and acquire more business, remain afloat  and aware of the direction the market is going to and MOST IMPORTANTLY: the meet  relevant  people from countries openly seeking to enhance their capabilities and therefore looking to meet  key industry representatives.

Featured Speakers

  • Brigadier General (ret'd) Name withheld for security reasons, Future Combat Vehicle Team, Israeli MoD
  • Brigadier General Gabor Lorincz, Commander Land Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Brigadier General Jaroslaw Growski, Deputy Army Inspector, Head of Armoured and Mechanised Troops Directorate, Polish Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Stefan Lampl, Commander, Austrian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Zdenek Mikula, Director of Land Forces Development Department, Capabilities Development Division , Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel Istvan Ocskay, Director of HDF Research and Development Directorate, Hungarian Defence Forces
  • Colonel Jan Kerdik, Head of Land Forces Development Division, Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel Marcel Janiga, Director, Material Development Division, Modernization Department, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic
  • Colonel Tom Briggs, Senior Army Advisor, UK Defence & Security Exports
  • Lieutenant Colonel David Chudy, Product Manager, Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Gaschler Robert Ciprian, Commander, 284th Armor Battalion
  • Lieutenant Colonel Riku Rantakari, Senior Staff Officer, Army Command
  • Major General (ret'd) Josef Sedlak, Former Commander Joint Forces, Czech Armed Forces
  • Major General Karel Rehka, Chief of the General Staff, Czech Armed Forces
  • Major George Duffield, SO2 Industry Strategy and Exports, British Army
  • Major Name witheld for security reasons, Survivability Systems Branch, Israel Ministry of Defence
  • Major Suhan Ionut, Chief of Armor Directorate, Land Force Staff
  • Mr Ivar Janson, Strategic Category Manager for Armoured Vehicles, Estonian Centre for Defence Investments
  • Mr Mario Blokken, Director PSec, European Army Interoperability Centre - Finabel
  • Mr Matthew West, Deputy Technical Section Leader, OCCAR-EA
  • Mr Robert Elvish, Programme Manager Air & Land Combat Systems, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Mr Tugrul Gazi, Program Manager Main Battle Tank Systems, SSB
  • Senior Representative, Senior Planning Officer, Lithuanian Land Force Command
  • Senior Representative, FMV, Swedish MoD

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Vienna House Andel's Prague
Stroupeznickeho 21, 15000
Prague, Czech Republic

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