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MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM

REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:55 AM - 9:00 AM CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS AND PLENARY SESSIONS

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM HOST NATION WELCOME ADDRESS: THE CURRENT AND PLANNED INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLE CAPABILITY OF THE HUNGARIAN LAND FORCES

· Overview of current Hungarian infantry fighting capability relative to future mission requirements
· What are the strategic priorities of the Hungarian Land Forces?
· Examining the use of tanks and other armoured vehicles used in response to the migration of refugees on the Hungarian borders of Croatia, Serbia and Romania

8:00 AM - AM FUTURE CAPABILITIES AND DEVELOPMENTS

· The original MRAP met a specific need to improve survivability, however was limited in size and weight, mobility and off road performance.
· Capability trends in user requirements include a need for mobility, rapid deployment over distance, crew protection, tactical mobility through terrain, flexible/adaptable platforms, self-defence weapons, logistics support and value for money
· Changing design priorities call for a multi-role wheeled vehicle that provides combat AFV capability with high levels of protection and mobility
· The N35 multi-mission family of vehicles offer high levels of protection, combat and tactical mobility, operational and strategic mobility, high payload, modular design and manufactured in UAE
· The N35 is characterised by very high mobility, proven survivability, excellent situational awareness, compact design, high internal volume and system ready

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM CROATIAN PROCUREMENT PLAN FOR THE YEAR 2017: OUTLINING THE CROATIAN VEHICLE MODERNISATION PROGRAMME

· Examing current vehicle capacity and capability relative to Croatian strategic priorities
· Outlining the vehicle modernisation programme which includes the procurement of, mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle parts, new vehicles and M-84 tank upgrades

8:00 AM - AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM DEVELOPING THE 1ST INFANTRY’S MECHANISED BRIGADE TO FACE THE MODERN THREAT

· Who are the 1st infantry brigade and what is our role?
· Outlining Estonia’s armoured manoeuvring capability programme which includes a newly signed lifecycle support contract with BAE to provide configuration management for new IFV capabilities, as well as carry out maintenance, repairs, and spare parts
· Examining future plans to develop a tank battalion and 2nd motorised infantry brigade which will significantly increase Estonia’s firepower and rapid response capability

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM WEAPON SYSTEMS: IS BIGGER BETTER?

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM THE PLACEMENT OF ARMOUR AT THE CENTRE OF THE BULGARIAN ARMY’S MODERNISATION INITATIVE

· The centralisation of armoured vehicle modernisation as a key component of the Army’s overall capability
· Prioritising interoperability across land systems through close collaboration with NATO allies
· Increasing the diversity of the fleet to improve capacity and capability for multiple mission sets
· Integrating existing and new platforms into a single jinteroperable armour fleet for the Bulgarian Army

12:30 PM - 1:25 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM THE ARMOUR OF THE MOLDOVAN NATIONAL ARMY AND FUTURE OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

· Inventory of armoured assets currently in use with the Moldovan National Army including the TAB-71M and BMD-1P
· Modernisation plans and future opportunities for industry partners

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM COMPOSITE RUBBER TRACK OPERATE AT REACH - LOWER LOGISTIC NEED - FIGHT FOR LONGER

· An overview of the Composite Rubber Track System
· Survivability benefits
· Challenges for Integration and Maintainability

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL 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?


3:15 PM - 3:45 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM HOST NATION ADDRESS

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM BALANCE OF POWER; RELIABLE ENERGY STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR THE MODERN WORLD

· With ever-increasing power demands discover the advantages of Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) dual-purpose batteries that offer both high power engine-start capability and deep-cycle reserve capacity
· Learn how TPPL batteries consistently offer reliability to our partner customers even when operating in extreme temperatures or from a state of deep discharge
· Develop an understanding of how our batteries can be integrated as part of a complete energy solution for both monitoring and management of equipment performance

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF ARMOURED COMBAT

· Recent and Future Development of Armoured Vehicles
· Threat Analysis of Current and Future Challenges
· Role of Armoured Corps within the German Army

5:15 PM - 5:45 PM CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE