25 - 26 September, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Day 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:30 am HOST NATION: KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:30 am - 10:00 am ARMOURED VEHICLES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

David Leibusher - Senior Manager International Marketing & Business Development IAI Ramta
·         Changes and challenges of modern conflicts and wars
·         Armoured vehicle performance and trends today
·         New solutions ,add on systems for vehicles and troops on the ground
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David Leibusher

Senior Manager International Marketing & Business Development
IAI Ramta

10:00 am - 10:30 am ARMOURED AND MECHANISED CAPABILITY BUILDING IN A NEW SECURITY ERA: A HUNGARIAN APPROACH

·          Outlining current armoured and mechanised capability and relative to the complex security context the Hungarian Armed Forces currently faces – which includes the use of armoured vehicles in response to the migration of refugees on the Hungarian borders of Croatia, Serbia and Romania
·          What are the consequenses of the Zrínyi 2026 modernisation programme for the Hungarian Land Forces?
·          Future plans, strategic priorities and challenges

11:00 am - 11:50 am PANEL DISCUSSION: LAND FORCE COMMANDERS – DEFINING THE SECURITY CHALLENGES OF THE REGION AND THE BEST WAY FORWARD

 
·          What are the future security challenges and dilemmas faced by the region’s land forces, and what role can armoured vehicles play in addressing these challenges?
·          What lessons can we take from recent land force operations to apply and prepare for the threats of tomorrow?
·          What collaborative strategies can be employed to increase coordination and joint-capability between Eastern European nations?
·          How can industry and military work together more efficiently to deliver the required solutions to meet mission requirements?

11:50 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: INDUSTRY LEADERS DISCUSSION

·          What are the trends and armoured vehicle developments in Eastern Europe over the last 10 years?
·          What are the technological breakthroughs and performance requirements of the vehicles that the region’s vehicle users are looking for?
·          How do the panellists perceive military expenditures amongst Eastern European countries, and how would they anticipate future opportunities related to armoured vehicle demand from end-users?
·          How important is local partnership content models & what are the benefits?

12:30 pm - 1:40 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm UKRAINIAN ARMOURED VEHICLE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK FROM THE DONBASS

·          Enhancing the security of armoured combat vehicles based on the experience of the armed conflict in the Donbass
·          Reviewing combat damage to armoured vehicles during the conflict in the Donbass
·          Insights into the Ukraine’s indigenous defence manufacturing base and the way forward

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm CROATIAN LONG TERM MODERNISATION PROGRAMME: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE CROATIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY

·          Protecting national interests while being able to participate alongside allied forces in NATO- or EU-led operations
·          Training to deploy sustainable forces of a battlegroup size within the Mechanized battalion to Peace  Support Operations
·          Outlining the different roles and capabilities of Croatia’s Armoured Mechanised Guard Brigade and the Mechanised Guard Brigade

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm IN SERVICE SUPPORT PREPARATION IN AN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME

·          How can national requirements be implemented in a multinational programme?
·          How can different national logistic concepts be supported in a cooperative ISS Phase?
·          What are the main aspects to prepare for common ISS?
·          How can an entirely new capability be fielded in the Army?

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm NSPA SUPPORT TO THE CURRENT BOXER USER NATIONS THROUGH THE IN-SERVICE SUPPORT PHASE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MRAV PROGRAMMES

·          Bringing together in a single organisation NATO’s logistics and procurement support activities, providing integrated multinational support solutions for its stakeholders
·          Support to Operations and Exercises; Life Cycle Management (including the large-scale acquisition) and Services
·          How can industry support the transition into the ISS Phase and the ISS Phase?

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO