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

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

8:30 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 HOST NATION KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: ENSURING JOINT FORCE SUSTAINMENT IN VARIED FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

·          Assessing recent acquisitions, ongoing procurements and future requirements within Combat Support
·          Enhancing the UK MoD’s ability to project capability and remain agile across many operating environments
·          Identifying key capability gaps for enhancing force sustainment in theatre
Rear Admiral Andy Kyte, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Log Ops) at UK MoD

Rear Admiral Andy Kyte

Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Log Ops)
UK MoD

9:40 am - 10:10 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: HIGH READINESS COMBAT SUPPORT WITHIN AN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

·          USMC perspective on future operations and the consequences for transforming its supply chain
·          Unique nature of expeditionary forces and how support capabilities must adapt to meet the rigours of multi-domain operations
·          Incorporating automation into the supply chain for more precise Combat Support 
Major General Joseph Shrader, Commanding General, Logistics Command at US Marine Corps

Major General Joseph Shrader

Commanding General, Logistics Command
US Marine Corps

10:10 am - 10:40 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

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

11:10 am - 11:40 am 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

11:40 am - 12:10 pm THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF MANOEUVRE SUPPORT CAPABILITY IN THE BRITISH ARMY

·          Future force development within the British Army: current initiatives and focus areas outlined in the Future Manoeuvre Support plan
·          Enabling force mobility through more advanced military engineering capabilities
·          New repair and maintenance technologies that will reduce costs and labour times
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

12:10 pm - 12:40 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

12:40 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: COMBAT SUPPORT CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT

In order for combat support commands to effectively enable force deployed on operations there will need to be development of their own capabilities alongside those of the operational force. Bridging, land clearance, construction, logistics vehicles and supply chain management will all require modernisation in order to deliver support effectively to future operations and this will be the focus of our next panel discussion. Panellists will cover:
 
·          Areas in which the combat support space is lagging behind the rest of military industry development
·          Key industries which must see development in order for capability gaps being experienced by industry to be addressed
·          Disruptive technologies such as automisation within combat support and an assessment of the roadmap to integrating them effectively
General Sir Peter Wall,  at

General Sir Peter Wall



3:00 pm - 3:30 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

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

4:00 pm - 4:30 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

4:30 pm - 5:00 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

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

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General Sir Peter Wall