06 - 07 March, 2019 | Hilton London Olympia , London, United Kingdom

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY 2 | 7 MARCH

8:20 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

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

9:10 am - 9:40 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DEVELOPING TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO PREPARE FOR FUTURE MULTI-DOMAIN CONFLICT

Major General William Mullen - Commanding General, Training & Education Command, United States Marine Corps
·         Improving training to create warfighters with greater situational awareness, tactical mobility and assault support
·         Essential need to produce outstanding 'strategic' NCOs because of a predicted future operating environment where tactical groups must maximize effectiveness with increased independence
·         A greatly expanded training and education system, enhancing 'every Marine is a riflemen' with more emphasis on combat leadership, military knowledge and initiative 
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Major General William Mullen

Commanding General, Training & Education Command
United States Marine Corps

9:40 am - 10:10 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SIMULATORS TO ENHANCE REALISM IN FORCE-ON-FORCE COMBAT TRAINING

Major General Karl Engelbrektson - Commander, Army of Sweden
·         Maintaining high quality, cost-effective training simulators to enhance realism at the point of need
·         Validating training capabilities that can effectively prepare personnel for combat operations
·         Simulation capabilities that can provide long term effective force-on-force combat training from the individual to collective levels
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Major General Karl Engelbrektson

Commander
Army of Sweden

10:10 am - 10:40 am INVESTING IN PEOPLE TO ENHANCE AGILITY AND EFFECT

Brigadier General Nico Tak - Director, Training & Operations, Royal Netherlands Army
·         Keeping up with NATO requirements by investing in personnel and training an agile, effective force
·         Increasing opportunities for Land Forces to engage in training exercises both domestically and on deployment
·         Engaging with governmental and commercial bodies to guarantee training and career opportunities
·         The challenges of effective training capability procurement 
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Brigadier General Nico Tak

Director, Training & Operations
Royal Netherlands Army

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

11:10 am - 11:40 am THE ROLE OF DEFENCE COLLEGES IN ENSURING READINESS FOR FUTURE THREATS

Major General Grudi Angelov - Commandant, Rakovski National Defence College, Bulgarian Armed Forces
·         Creating the correct balance between live training and education in order to produce warfighters with initiative and ability
·         Education, Training, Exercises and Evaluation and its significance to Bulgarian Land Forces
·         Engendering the spirit of leadership in personnel to set up for future successes
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Major General Grudi Angelov

Commandant, Rakovski National Defence College
Bulgarian Armed Forces

11:40 am - 12:10 pm RAPID MODERNISATION AND A FOCUS ON INTEROPERABILITY

Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius - Commander, Training & Doctrine Command, Lithuanian Armed Forces
·         Increasing the role of Lithuania in NATO exercises and training
·         Integrating technology into expanded training areas for more multi-faceted training exercises
·         The need for a more effective quick reaction force in order to maintain readiness and to fully contribute to alliances
·         Modernisation and improvement beyond 2020
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Brigadier General Gintautas Zenkevičius

Commander, Training & Doctrine Command
Lithuanian Armed Forces

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm COMBINING DOCTRINE AND TRAINING CAPABILITY IN MILITARY ACADEMIES

Brigadier General Prof.Eng. Ghiță Bârsan PhD - Commandant, Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy, Romanian Land Forces
·         Producing personnel that can think, fight and win more successfully
·         Tackling the challenges of implementing requirements and new capabilities into real life training programmes
·         Increasing investment in Romanian defence and how it is shaping the development of new training capabilities for its Land Forces 
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Brigadier General Prof.Eng. Ghiță Bârsan PhD

Commandant, Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy
Romanian Land Forces

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

·         Combining existing programmes to create a more realistic training environment that will enhance exercises and provide greater challenges
·         High intensity training measures that will allow experience to be gained faster and recruits to perform better under stress
·         Developing Force on Force training that can create an adaptive ‘sparring partner’ and encourage initiative, independence and leadership
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Colonel John Barranco

Commanding Officer, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic
United States Marine Corps

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm INTEGRATING TRAINING CAPABILITIES AT THE JOINT LEVEL

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ongaro - Policy Programming, Joint Force Command, UK Ministry of Defence
·         Interoperable training capabilities within the Joint Force that share information between services so that joint training exercises can be improved and overall effectiveness enhanced
·         Highlight the increasing importance of joint training exercises for both readiness and to act as a deterrent against future threats from the Brigade to Corps level
·         Training capabilities that produce soldiers who ‘think’ at the Joint level – making quicker, better decisions
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Lieutenant Colonel Richard Ongaro

Policy Programming, Joint Force Command
UK Ministry of Defence

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm APPROACHES TO JOINT TRAINING AND COMBINING LIVE AND SIMULATED ELEMENTS

Colonel Ferdinand Murin PhD - Head of Training, Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic
·         Combining live and simulated training within a joint, international framework to provide realistic training and produce versatile personnel
·         An expanded defence budget, current plans for modernisation and how training capabilities need to be improved for the future
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Colonel Ferdinand Murin PhD

Head of Training
Ground Forces of the Slovak Republic

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS

Major Cristiano Refi - Training and Operations Chief, 4th Ranger Regiment, Italian Army
·         Italian Ranger Regiment pipeline: The two-year long process
·         Spec Ops Mountain Warfare Course: Summer and winter training in mountainous environments- one of the most challenging to face in the world
·         Amphibious Training Course: a streamlined, canyoning approach rather than classic "open water”
·         The way ahead: A clear direction and understanding needs to create better operators for potential future conflicts
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Major Cristiano Refi

Training and Operations Chief, 4th Ranger Regiment
Italian Army

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF URBAN OPERATIONS TRAINING

Confirmed representative - -, Israeli Defence Force
·         Overcoming the difficulty of creating fidelity and realism in training for urban scenarios
·         Live training for urban operations and where it can be enhanced with technological supplements
·         Integrating factors such as reduced situational awareness, degraded communications and improvised threats into training?
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Confirmed representative

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Israeli Defence Force

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE