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

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

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

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

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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?
Roger West, Director, Logistics Delivery at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)

Roger West

Director, Logistics Delivery
Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)

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
Rear Admiral Peter Stamatopoulos, Director of Logistics, J4 at US European Command

Rear Admiral Peter Stamatopoulos

Director of Logistics, J4
US European Command

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
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

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
Colonel Douglas Levien, Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command at US Army

Colonel Douglas Levien

Deputy Commander, 21st Theatre Sustainment Command
US Army

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

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

Pete Eadon, Business Development Manager at Pearson Engineering

Pete Eadon

Business Development Manager
Pearson Engineering

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
Brigadier Kevin Copsey, Head, Future Force Development at UK MoD

Brigadier Kevin Copsey

Head, Future Force Development
UK MoD

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
Colonel Simon Bradley, Assistant Head Manoeuvre Support, Ground Manoeuvre Capability at British Army

Colonel Simon Bradley

Assistant Head Manoeuvre Support, Ground Manoeuvre Capability
British Army

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 
Lieutenant Colonel Iain Lamont, Commanding Officer, 24 Commando. Royal Engineers at British Army

Lieutenant Colonel Iain Lamont

Commanding Officer, 24 Commando. Royal Engineers
British Army

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

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

·          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
Brigadier Todd Ashurst, Director General, Logistics at Australian Army

Brigadier Todd Ashurst

Director General, Logistics
Australian Army

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

·          Outlining the current threat picture
·          Force transformation
·          Modernization plans and procurement updates
Colonel Michael Ginér, Chief Engineer at Swedish Army

Colonel Michael Ginér

Chief Engineer
Swedish Army

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

·          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
Colonel James Burke, Director of Engineer Corps at Irish Defence Forces

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

·          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
Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peter, Commander, Armoured Engineer Battalion 803 at German Army

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

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General Sir Peter Wall