29 - 31 October, 2019 | Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center, Madrid, Spain

Conference Day Two

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Welcome Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:50 am PREPARING FOR “THE MOST LIKELY AND MOST DANGEROUS”

·         Increasing accuracy of indirect fire technology for a controlled engagement outcome
·         Adapting to hybrid warfare in a peer advisory context
·         Defining the British Army’s modernisation agenda and the future structure of British Infantry Forces

9:50 am - 10:20 am INDUSTRY PRESENTATION - HIRTENBERGER




10:20 am - 11:00 am REVIVING AND REINTRODUCING MORTAR SYSTEMS INTO THE CANADIAN ARMY’S INFANTRY

·         Focusing on 81mm mortar systems using existing stocks in our inventory
·         The necessity of mortar platoons within the Infantry Corps, Light Infantry Bns, and Reserve Infantry units
·         Developments in mortar training and capability for the NLT 2020 project

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Coffee and Networking

11:30 am - 12:10 pm EVOLUTION OF FORCE STRUCTURE TO MEET THE PEER THREAT

·         Insight on modifications of the force structure to address the peer threat
·         Pushing combat decision-making to battalion level and below
·         Implications for organic firepower in a manoeuvre force

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm INDUSTRY PANEL: SUPPORTING ONGOING WEAPON TRANSFORMATION

·         What is the industry’s understanding of their customers’ key operational priorities when it comes to mortar systems and soldier lethality, firepower and survivability in general?
·         What technologies and manufacturing processes need to mature in order to support these future priorities?
·         What is industry’s reading of the future operational scenario, and which requirements are there to ensured strategic dominance?
·         How specifically are solutions being modified and enhanced to meet these operational requirements?

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Lunch and Networking

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm STRATEGICALLY PLANNING FOR A SUCCESSFUL BREACH

·         Operational feedback: current challenges
·         The mortar system capability in the Guardian motorized brigade
·         How Croatia is adapting to changing mission demands

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm DEVELOPING INFANTRY POWER CAPABILITY

·         Update on 81mm procurement programme: replacing the L16A2
·         Reinforcement of the connection between people and technology
·         Investment in long-range engagements and urban operations

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Cofee & Networking


4:00 pm - 4:40 pm INNOVATING WEAPON SYSTEMS AND TRAINING FOR SMALL COMBAT UNITS

·         Defining the current modernisation agenda for training of mobile mortar units
·         How will mortars and indirect fire capabilities be integrated into the Strike concept
·         Planning how to counter  the challenges ahead for the networked dismounted soldier

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm Chairman's Closing Remarks