13 - 15 May, 2019
Stamford Bridge, London, UK

Conference Day One

7:45 am - 8:40 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:40 am - 8:45 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

8:45 am - 9:15 am HOST NATION OPENING ADDRESS



9:15 am - 9:45 am INNOVATION, FLEXIBILITY, DRIVE

Sponsors:
AM General LLC



9:45 am - 10:15 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: U.S. ARMY FIRES MODERNISATION

•    The Army’s six core modernization priorities
•    Artillery and multi-domain operations
•    Long-range precision missile requirement update

10:15 am - 10:45 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

•    An update on operations in the Donbass: successes, main challenges, priorities for 2019-2020
•    The introduction of robotics into the land environment: what can autonomous systems offer the joint fires mission?
•    ‘Seeing’ through the noise: coordinated fires in the congested land domain

Lieutenant General Gorbylov, Land Forces Deputy Commander & Commander of Rocket Troops & Artillery at Armed Forces of Ukraine

Lieutenant General Gorbylov

Land Forces Deputy Commander & Commander of Rocket Troops & Artillery
Armed Forces of Ukraine

11:15 am - 11:45 am PROVIDING COMBATANTS WITH A DECISIVE OPERATIONAL ADVANTAGE

Sponsors:
Nexter



11:45 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: JOINT FIRES MOVING TOWARDS 2035

•    In which areas do our adversaries wield greater capability? Which areas should we as a coalition prioritise our acquisition programmes?
•    How can joint, interorganisational, and multinational capabilities be best leveraged to create windows of domain superiority and preserve joint force freedom of maneuver?
•    How should our suite of fires capabilities be formulated for the Joint Force to project power across all domains and work as a formidable deterrent?
able deterrent? 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

•    Mortar requirement update
•    Broader artillery development and mdernization plans

Colonel Milan  Kalina, Chief of Artillery at Czech Republic Army

Colonel Milan Kalina

Chief of Artillery
Czech Republic Army

Lieutenant Colonel Matin Blaha, Deputy Head of Fire Support Department, University Of Defence, Brno, at Czech Armed Forces

Lieutenant Colonel Matin Blaha

Deputy Head of Fire Support Department, University Of Defence, Brno,
Czech Armed Forces

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm TAILORED COMMAND AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS


Colonel Adolfo Garcia, Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment at United States Marine Corps

Colonel Adolfo Garcia

Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment
United States Marine Corps

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm SENSOR TO SHOOTER: THE HIGH MOBILITY ARTILLERY ROCKET SYSTEM

•    Recent tests and successful deployment of the HIMARS
•    The utility of high mobility weapons systems for distributed forces in the maritime domain
•    Key priorities for the 14th Regiment

Colonel Adolfo Garcia, Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment at United States Marine Corps

Colonel Adolfo Garcia

Commanding Officer, 14th Marine Regiment
United States Marine Corps

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm ADAPTING THE GERMAN ARMY’S JOINT FIRE CAPABILITY TO THE CHANGING SECURITY CONTEXT

•    Characterizing German Army warfighting concepts for today’s multi-domain environment
•    Equipping the future force: requirements informed by threat
•    Air-land integration challenges for the joint fires force

Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft, Head of Artillery and Joint Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre at German Army

Lieutenant Colonel Uwe Kraft

Head of Artillery and Joint Fires Branch, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
German Army

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm SECURING THE FUTURE

Sponsors:
Nammo


4:30 pm - 5:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEILLANCE AND TARGET IDENTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

•    What types of targets will most likely need to be engaged moving towards 2030 and what are the requirements for target acquisition technology to meet these mission requirements?
•    How can UAVs be best utilised to help build a clear intelligence picture, during target engagement and in post-damage assessment?
•    How can joint, interoganisational and multinational capabilities be better integrated to create airpower and ground capability superiority?

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS & DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsors:
Nammo