Past event: International Armoured Vehicles Conference 2024

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

The largest dedicated conference of its type, IAVs 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 technology leader from within both the Army and Defence Science and Technology Community.

Annually attracting 1000 delegates from over 40 nations, conference attendance spans the full armoured vehicles ecosystem. From military and government leadership to senior industry solution providers drawn from both the major vehicles OEMS and the supply chain involved in producing the state-of-the-art technologies integrated into the vehicles of the future. An important cross-section to gather and address the question: "how will we fight in the future?"

At a time when many in defence are spread thin and working overtime, we are commited to ensuring that time at IAVC2024 is time well spent. In addition to the plenary presentations, 7 focussed panel discussions, 4 themed conference streams, and the day dedicated to uncrewed systems, the 2024 conference features 16 workshop and specialist sessions. These allow you to select topics that match your professional interests and allows us to provide the time, space, and the specialist required to do them justice.

These topics, include:

  • The UK's Land Industrial Strategy (LIS)
  • Assured Position Navigation and Timing (aPNT)
  • Deployed application of Additive Manufacturing (AdM)
  • Counter s-UAS for armoured units (s-UAS)
  • The UK's Land Mobility Programme (LMP)
  • Accelerating the adoption of Hybrid Electric Drive (HED)
  • The Future of Active Protection Systems (APS)

Event Statistics

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

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.

Over the years 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.

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
The conference provides the perfect opportunity for the international armoured vehicle community to share thoughts, develop relationships and explore collaboration. This has always been important, but has been brought back in to sharp focus as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Lieutenant General Sharon Nesmith, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army, 2023 Speaker

Conference Chairman

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

Military and Government Perspectives

  • HON Nickolas H Guertin, Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • HON Douglas R Bush, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, U.S. Department of the Army
  • General Gábor Böröndi, Chief of Defence Staff, Hungary
  • General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB CBE DSO ADC Gen, Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • General Fernando José Sant'ana Soares e Silva, Chief of Staff, Brazilian Army
  • Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki, Commander, Finnish Army
  • Lieutenant General Kayanja Muhanga, Commander Land Forces, Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces
  • Lieutenant General Sharon P.M. Nesmith, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Sir Nicholas Borton KCB DSO MBE, Commander, NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
  • Lieutenant General Andreas Marlow, Vice Chief of the German Army and Commander Basic Military Organisation, German Army
  • Lieutenant General Erik C. Peterson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, United States Army
  • Lieutenant General Sir Ralph William Wooddisse, KCB, CBE, MC, Commander Field Army, British Army
  • Lieutenant General Nico Tak, Commander, 1 German-Netherlands Corps
  • Lieutenant General Jürgen-Joachim von Sandrart, Commander, NATO's Multinational Corps Northeast
  • Major General Jonny Lindfors, Commander, Swedish Army
  • Major General Veiko-Vello Palm, Commander of the Estonian Division, Estonian Defence Forces
  • Major General Glenn Dean, PEO, Ground Combat Systems (GCS), U.S. Army
  • Major General Darren Crook, Director Land Equipment, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Major General Jason Blain, Head Armoured Vehicle Division, CASG, Australian Department of Defence
  • Major General José R. Pérez Pérez, Director of Acquisitions, Logistics Support Command (MALE), Spanish Army
  • Major General Lardet Alain, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans & Programs, French Ministry of Defence
  • Major General Francesco Olla, Head of III Department (Military Policy and Planning), Italian Army
  • Brigadier Matt Wilkinson, Head of Vehicle Support Team, DE&S – UK MOD
  • Brigadier General Andre Demers, Chief of Staff, Strategic Capability Development, Canadian Army
  • Brigadier General Michael B. Lalor, Commanding General, US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
  • Brigadier General Geoffrey Norman, Director, Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Brigadier General Luke Peterson, Program Executive Officer, Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS & CSS), U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General John M. Cushing, Commanding General, Combat Capabilities Development Command, United States Army Futures Command
  • Brigadier General Michael J. Simmering, Armor School Commandant, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Brigadier Nick Cowley OBE, Commander, Combat Manoeuvre Centre, Land Warfare Centre, British Army
  • Brigadier Tobias Lambert, Head, Land Industrial Strategy & SRO LIOS, D Programmes, British Army
  • James Gavin, Future Capability Group Head, DE&S - UK MOD
  • Dr. Robert W. Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, GVSC, CCDC, U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Martyn Williams ChPP CEng,, SRO Mechanised Infantry Programme & Director Boxer Strategic Pipeline, British Army HQ
  • Robert Vining, SRO Land Mobility Programme and Head of Army Programmes Support Group, British Army HQ
  • Mr Mark Goode, Director Land Mobility Programme, British Army HQ
  • Colonel Jeremy Johnson, AH Protected Mobility, Vehicle Support, Land Environment Operating Center, DE&S - UK MOD
  • Colonel Jim Howard, Deputy Team Leader and Portfolio Lead, Land Combat Vehicles, DE&S - UK MOD
  • Colonel Fraser Auld, Director of the Royal Canadian Armour Corps, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Colonel Nat Haden, Commander, Understand Group, Headquarters Field Army, British Army HQ
  • Colonel Stuart Nassé, Assistant Head Military Capability Delivery, British Army Headquarters
  • Colonel Armin Dirks, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, Bundeswehr
  • Colonel Eric Molenaar, Head of Land and Joint Projects, Dutch Materiel and IT Command (COMMIT)
  • Colonel Hen Ouwehand, Project manager Mid Life Update CV90 and Boxer Programme, Dutch Materiel and IT Command (COMMIT)
  • Colonel (US Army) Timothy Wright, Assistant Head of Research & Experimentation, Future Force Development, Army Futures, British Army HQ
  • Colonel Toby Till MBE, Commander, Experimentation & Trials Group (ETG), British Army HQ
  • Colonel David Potts, Deputy Hd FCSS, DE&S – UK MOD
  • Colonel assistant prof. Ing. Jan Mazal, Ph.D., Head of the Military Robotics Department, Faculty of Military Technology of the University of Defense, Czech Armed Forces
  • Colonel William Waugh, Programme Director, Armour (Main Battle Tank) Programme, British Army HQ
  • Colonel Tim Allison, Operations Support Team Leader, VST, DE&S – UK MOD
  • Colonel Peter Cowell, AH Tech Design Authority, LEOC, DE&S – UK MOD
  • David Russell, MIV Team Leader, DE&S - UK MOD
  • Mr Simon Dewdney, Operations and Optimisation Lead, VST, DE&S – UK MOD
  • Alexandra Alonzi, BOXER Programme Manager, OCCAR-EA
  • Mr. David Dopp, Program Lead, Future Battle Platforms, PEO GCS, U.S. Army
  • Dwayne Hynes, Chief of Foreign Intelligence Technology, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. 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 Ryan Pearce, Project Manager – Boxer CRV Recon, Land 400-2, Australian Defence Force
  • Lieutenant Colonel Munetaka HAYASHI, 3rd Development Section Ground System Development Division, ATLA - JAPAN MOD
  • Michael Santaspirt, PhD, Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, and the Chief Futures Officer, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • David Goldstein, Counter-UAS team lead, Precision Targeting & Integration Branch, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • Marc Nuijten, BOXER System Group Manager, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Margaret R. Connelly, Director, Systems Engineering, Project Manager Positioning, Navigation and Timing, PEO IEW&S, U.S. Army
  • Matthew Santaspirt, Intelligence Representative to TRADOC G2, US Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • Mark J Zhelesnik, Senior Scientific Technical Manager for Networked Lethality, U.S. Army DEVCOM Armaments Center
  • Mr Markus Otsus, Department of Applied Research, Estonian Military Academy
  • Alexander Champion, Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing, DE&S - UK MoD
  • Tom Newbery CPhys, Platform Survivability Group, Dstl - U.K. Ministry of Defence
  • John Crozier MSc SEDC, MINCOSE, Principle Vetronics Systems Engineer, Platform Systems Division, Dstl - UK MOD
  • Prof. Bryn James BSc PhD CPhys FInstP, Senior Fellow, Physical Sciences Group, Platform Systems Division, Dstl - UK MOD
  • Mr. Rob Handley, Acting Chief PNT Scientist & PNT Technical Authority, Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing Team,, Dstl - UK MOD

Industry Thought Leaders

  • LT Col (Res) Moshe Adler, Force Protection Program Manager, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • Emre Akin, Strategic Planning and Market Development Director, Nurol Makina
  • Niklas Alund, Director Strategy and Business Development, Saab Barracuda
  • Mr. Bora Beyter, Electronic Warfare Solutions Manager, Aselsan
  • Giuliano Borghi, Vice President Engineer & Design, D Cube Srl
  • Rory Breen, Strategy and Future Business Director, RBSL
  • Arend Brünjes, Product Manager Test Rigs -Defence-, RENK Test System GmbH
  • Jorgen Andreas Bull, Programme Leader C4ISR, Integrated Defence Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace
  • Phil Campion, (AKA Big Phil), former soldier, author, and TV personality, GETAC Brand Ambassador
  • Nusret Duyar, Mechanical Design Director, FNSS Savunma Sistemleri
  • Mr. Tomer Gabso, Head of Marketing & BD, Multi Domain Warfare Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
  • Christoffer Gregers Glaesel, Managing Director, Glaucus
  • Col (Retired) Nick Hunter, Business Development and Sales, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles UK
  • Dan Kalfus, Managing Director Company, EuroTrophy GmbH
  • Gavin Kenneally, PhD, Co-Founder and CEO, Ghost Robotics
  • Toni Leikas, CBRN Specialist, Training Manager Company, Bertin Environics
  • 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
  • Dr Peter J Meikle, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Universal Motion Simulation (UMS)
  • Colonel (Ret.) Alan M. Mosher, Senior Director, International Strategy, DRS Land Electronics
  • Col (Res) Yossi Pinto, Land Maneuver Manager Directorate, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
  • John Reeve, Business Development Consultant, Elbit Systems UK
  • Col (Ret.) Robert Ryan, Director of Business Development, Teledyne -FLIR
  • Martin Schmurr, Sales - Military Test Systems, RENK Test System GmbH
  • Rami Sokolower, Senior Director Land, Elbit Systems Ltd
  • Toni Töyrylä, Product Manager, Vehicles, Patria
  • Tony White, Chief Technology Officer & Ultra Fellow, ULTRA - PCS


  • Professor Peter Roberts, Co-Author, War's Changed Landscape, and Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Brigadier (ret.) Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, International Institute for Strategic Studies, UK
  • Jim Storr, Author, 'Something Rotten: Land Command in the 21st Century', Defence Consultant & Professor of War Studies
  • Major General (Ret.) Gary Deakin CBE, Founder, Kingfisher Consulting Ltd

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Twickenham Stadium
200 Whitton Rd, TW2 7BA
Twickenham, London , UK

Tel: +44 020 3613 2036

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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24537