25 - 27 February, 2020 | Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington, London, United Kingdom

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:10 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

General Sir Peter Wall,  at

General Sir Peter Wall



9:10 am - 9:40 am OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: THE MULTI-DOMAIN CONCEPT AND CONSEQUENCES FOR COMBAT SUPPORT

·          The defining aspects of the multi-domain concept of operations that will impact Combat Support over the next ten years
·          Force Sustainment in increasingly degraded and denied environments
·          In what ways will our Combat Support capabilities and training have to develop in order to meet these challenges?
Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates, Deputy Commander at NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates

Deputy Commander
NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum

9:40 am - 10:10 am SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPORT TO EFFECTIVELY EQUIP AND SUSTAIN MILITARY FORCES

·          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?
Roger West, Interim Chief of Materiel (Land)/Director, Logistics Delivery at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)

Roger West

Interim Chief of Materiel (Land)/Director, Logistics Delivery
Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)

10:10 am - 11:10 am PANEL DISCUSSION: INTEROPERABILITY WITHIN COMBAT SUPPORT COMMANDS

With the return to preparations for combat against a peer or near-peer threat interoperability has become the main driving force for progress within NATO. In order to successful leverage the combined force of the Alliance it is essential that interoperability is maximised and this will undoubtedly place new strains on combat support commands in order to make sure that these forces are able to perform their roles effectively. Focusing on enhancing interoperability within combat support commands, this panel discussion will discuss:
 
·          The current combat support challenges for multi-national exercises and the lessons learned which must be addressed in order to improve levels of readiness for peer level conflict
·          The technological developments which will have the largest impact on integrating an Alliance wide supply-chain for effective sustainment of a joint force
·          Implications for funding and new procurements if international support networks increase in importance
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General Sir Peter Wall



11:10 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:10 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: COMBAT SUPPORT WITHIN A COMPLEX MULTI-NATIONAL FRAMEWORK

·          Responding to challenges of delivering Combat Support on multi-national operations
·          Particular NATO geo-strategic concerns and a roadmap towards more effective interoperability within Combat Support
·          Development of frameworks to improve support at the Operational Edge
Major General Anthony Funkhouser, Deputy Commanding General, Military and International Operations at US Army Corps of Engineers

Major General Anthony Funkhouser

Deputy Commanding General, Military and International Operations
US Army Corps of Engineers

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm SUPPORTING COMBAT AGILITY THROUGH LOGISTICS

·          Returning to mobile warfare on expeditionary operations
·          British Army developments that will improve preparedness, responsiveness and precision
·          Introduction of new analytics technologies
Brigadier Joseph Chestnutt, Commander, 104 Logistic Support Brigade at British Army

Brigadier Joseph Chestnutt

Commander, 104 Logistic Support Brigade
British Army

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm NATO CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MILITARY ENGINEERING

·          Introduction to the process by which NATO establishes its capability requirements for Military Engineering
·          Consequences for Allied nations in procuring to meet these requirements
·          Case study: developments in modern military bridging and potential developments
Lieutenant Colonel Sean Matten, Deputy Director at NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence

Lieutenant Colonel Sean Matten

Deputy Director
NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence

1:10 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION OF MARINE COMBAT ENGINEERS FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS

·          Key challenges which are being prepared for
·          Operations in dense urban centres and trying to maintain freedom of manoeuvre for friendly forces
·          Training for Combat Support operations where speed and momentum are the decisive factors 
Colonel Michael Jernigan, Commanding Officer, Engineer School at US Marine Corps

Colonel Michael Jernigan

Commanding Officer, Engineer School
US Marine Corps

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm COMBAT SUPPORT WITHIN CONGESTED AND DEGRADED 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
Major General Marcus Vinícius Fontoura de Melo, Commander, 2nd Engineering Brigade at Brazilian Army

Major General Marcus Vinícius Fontoura de Melo

Commander, 2nd Engineering Brigade
Brazilian Army

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm COMBAT ENGINEERING IN THE AGE OF UNCERTAINTY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

·          Structure of the RCE and how it fits into the wide Canadian Armed Forces combat support structure
·          Current operational challenges within Canadian deployments internationally and development initiatives to address them
·          Commitment to NATO and a view into future contributions to multi-national operations
Colonel Kyle Solomon, Director, Royal Canadian Engineers at Canadian Armed Forces

Colonel Kyle Solomon

Director, Royal Canadian Engineers
Canadian Armed Forces

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm IMPROVING BUNDESWEHR APPROACHES TO PREDICTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

·          Reducing the reactivity of supply chain management through an increased focus on demand forecasting
·          Using scenario builds and planning exercises to predict future operation requirements
·          The scope for predictive analytics to improve the Bundeswehr approach to MRO
Confirmed representative, - at Bundeswehr Logistics Command

Confirmed representative

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Bundeswehr Logistics Command

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE


General Sir Peter Wall,  at

General Sir Peter Wall