Chief of Brazilian Army Project Office confirmed for Armoured Vehicles Brazil conference

Lieutenant General Luiz Felipe Linhares Gomes and Colonel Josê Henrique de Câssio Ruffo are just two of the high profile names from the Brazilian Army which have been confirmed ahead of Armoured Vehicles Brazil next month.

The conference, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro between 26-28 June, will provide a platform to showcase local expertise and learn about future operational requirements from within the Latin America region. The final programme for Armoured Vehicles Brazil has just been released and is available to download at

Along with the Brazilian Army and Brazilian Marine Corps, representatives from the Columbian, Ecuadorean, Chilean, British and US Armies will also be providing insights in to their current vehicle capabilities. Additionally, Oto Melara, JCB and Saab will be showcasing their current solutions available to the market.

Conference Director, Alexander Stephenson said: "I’m delighted to confirm the speakers from the Brazilian Army who will be presenting at Armoured Vehicles Brazil. They will offer valuable insight in to their capabilities and requirements, along with the other senior military personnel which make up the fantastic speaker line-up."

Additionally, ahead of Armoured Vehicles Brazil, the conference team spoke with Fleet Admiral Marco Antonio Guimaraes before he retired, who spoke on the procurement of the M109 and the increasing capabilities of Brazilian forces as the nation prepares to securely stage the World Cup and Olympic Games in 2016. The full interview is available to view at

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Armoured Vehicles Brazil is sponsored by Oto Melara, JCB and Saab. You can find more information on the conference sponsors at

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