MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:20 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

General Sir Peter Wall - ,
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General Sir Peter Wall



9:00 am - 9:30 am CONTINUING THE TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY OF THE UK DEFENCE SUPPLY CHAIN

·          Challenges for procurement in maintaining an efficient end-to-end supply chain
·          Priorities for equipping the future force
·          Sustainment in future operations: how is DE&S preparing UK forces?

9:30 am - 10:00 am LOGISTICS INTEROPERABILITY IN FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

·          Interoperability as the driver behind EUCOM and NATO priorities
·          How the global supply chain will develop in order to integrate new technologies
·          Potential challenges and recommendations for industry priorities to overcome them

10:00 am - 10:30 am BRAZILIAN ARMY - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR ENGINEERING SUPPORT IN JUNGLE ENVIRONMENTS

·          Challenges for the Brazilian Army engaging in operations in the Amazon
·          Maintaining infrastructure and freedom of movement within these environments
·          Capability requirements for route clearance and resource supply

10:30 am - 11:00 am FIRST IN SUPPORT: THE 21ST THEATRE SUSTAINMENT COMMAND

·          Current 21st TSC challenges and maintaining close ties with industry in order to solve them
·          DEFENDER 2020 and enhancing the support delivered to Division level warfighting
·          Future improvements in ensuring the rapid movement and sustainment of personnel from West to East in the event of conflict

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 am - 11:40 am ENABLING MANOEUVRE, PROTECTING THE WARFIGHTER

11:40 am - 12:10 pm NEW WARFIGHTING METHODS FOR SUCCESS IN FUTURE ENGAGEMENTS

·          Getting to grips with the changing role of combat support and it will shift in the near future
·          Capabilities that will shape our ability to dictate the way that warfighting is conducted
·          The UK MoD’s commitment to meeting these challenges at the conceptual level in order to drive progress

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm DEVELOPING MANOEUVRE SUPPORT CAPABILITIES FOR THE FUTURE WITH INDUSTRY – JOINT FORCE 2025 AND BEYOND

·          Understand, live, move and fight
·          Project and pre-concept focus areas that will shape British Army manoeuvre in the coming years
·          Technological development, innovation, trials and experimentation areas for industry to focus on in order to meet requirements

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm HIGH READINESS COMBAT ENGINEERING IN EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT OPERATIONS

·          24 Commando aims and role within current British Army force development
·          Establishment of initial infrastructure required for the movement of future vehicles in theatre
·          Maximising mobility in the early stages of armoured manoeuvre 

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm SYNCHRONISING THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY’S GLOBAL LOGISTICS SUPPLY CHAIN

Rear Admiral Ian Murray - Commander, Logistics Command, Australian Department of Defence
·          Priorities for projecting capability to challenging environments
·          Australian Army plans for integrating new technologies into its Logistics supply chain
·          The changing role of industry and the improvements that must be made in order to meet new requirements
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Rear Admiral Ian Murray

Commander, Logistics Command
Australian Department of Defence

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm SWEDISH ARMY COMBAT ENGINEERING CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

·          Outlining the current threat picture
·          Force transformation
·          Modernization plans and procurement updates

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm SUPPORTING AND MAINTAINING THE FORCE ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF MISSION SETS

Colonel James Burke - Director of Engineer Corps, Irish Defence Forces
·          Irish involvement with international assistance missions: both peacekeeping and humanitarian
·          An examination of lessons learned as well as key capability gaps that have been highlighted
·          Future operations of the Irish Defence Forces and roadmap for future success
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Colonel James Burke

Director of Engineer Corps
Irish Defence Forces

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm CURRENT CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTIVE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE GERMAN ARMOURED ENGINEER BATTALION 803

Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peter - Commander, Armoured Engineer Battalion 803, German Army
·          An overview of Armoured Engineer Battalion 803: its role and functions
·          Current challenges in order to enhance mobility and provide effective armoured support
·          Planned developments for German Army engineers and a roadmap to future developments
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Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peter

Commander, Armoured Engineer Battalion 803
German Army

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE

General Sir Peter Wall - ,
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General Sir Peter Wall