Past event: Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2023 Conference

Elevating Armoured Vehicle Capabilities along NATO’s Eastern Flank

Amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and the resulting unstable security environment in the region, many nations in the Eastern flank require fast and efficient solutions to speed up the process of technical modernisation of existing fleets and to fill gaps in armoured capability. Several nations have heightened their defence spending to prioritise acquisition and upgrade initiatives, as the invasion has underscored the critical importance of heavy metal land warfare and exposed the vulnerabilities of outdated technology and methods in the face of anti-tank weapons, that can quickly render armoured vehicles ineffective.

The Armoured Vehicles Eastern Europe 2023 conference will address a range of challenges faced by land force commanders and tactical ground units, including:
  • Requirements procedures and procurement activities
  • Mobility and future force structures
  • Training and simulation
  • Maintenance, repair, overhaul, fleet management, and in-service support
This conference provides an important opportunity for key decision-makers, international partners, operators, and industry experts to come together and exchange valuable knowledge on all aspects of armoured vehicle procurement, deployment, cooperation, and sustainment, as well as key program updates and including requirements and procurement activities, future force structures, training and simulation, maintenance, repair, overhaul, fleet management, in-service support, and first-hand accounts of the operational challenges faced in the Ukraine conflict.

Join us in Warsaw from 26-27 September 2023!

Key Topics Include

  • Armour requirements and procurement processes
  • Enhancing Survivability and Protection
  • Improving Vehicle Mobility and Firepower
  • case studies of armoured vehicles in battlefield operations

Conference Chairman

  • General (Rtd) Jaroslaw Mika, Former General Commander Branches (2017–2023), Polish Armed Forces


  • Lieutenant General Wieslaw Kukula, General Commander, Polish Armed Forces
  • Major General Roman Urbanc, Force Commander, Slovenian Armed Forces
  • Brigadier General Anders Svensson, Deputy Commander, Swedish Army
  • Brigadier General Gabriel Turculet, Commander 282nd Armoured Brigade, Romanian Land Forces
  • Brigadier General Kevin Lambert, Deputy Commander Maneuver, V Corps, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General Juha-Matti Ylitalo, Chairman, Common Armoured Vehicle System (CAVS) and NORDEFCO
  • Colonel Juhana Skyttä, Infantry Inspector, Army Command, Finnish Army
  • Colonel Grigore Rata, Deputy Head of J4 Logistics Directorate, chief of arms and armored vehicles section, National Army General Staff of the Republic of Moldova
  • Lieutenant Colonel Arvis Zile, Head of Combat Support Branch, Joint HQ, Latvian Army
  • Captain Jakub Murcek, Head senior officer, Land Forces Development Department, Section of Modernisation, Ministry of Slovak Republic
  • Magnus-Valdemar Saar, Director General, Estonian Centre for Defence Investment
  • Mr Piotr Kisiel, President, Rosomak S.A.
  • Mr. Corneliu VISOIANU, General Manager, Moreni factory
  • Mr Mario Blokken, Director of the Permanent Secretariat, Finabel - European Army Interoperability Centre
  • Brigadier General (Rtd) Piotr Zurawski, Principal Military Advisor to General Commander, Polish Armed Forces
  • Colonel (Rtd) Arkadiusz Stachowiak, Deputy Head of the WSzW Warszawa, General Command, Polish Armed Forces

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InterContinental Warszawa
Emilii Plater 49, 00- 125
Warsaw, Poland

Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24418