Armored vehicle decision makers to meet

Aug. 6, 2009

LONDON, UK – International Armoured Vehicles, Defence IQ’s flagship event for the armored vehicle community, will take place Feb. 1-5, at the ExCel Centre, London.

A central date in the defense calendar, it attracts international military and industry decision makers – the 2009 event earlier this year saw attendance from over 530 delegates from 41 different nations.

Speakers confirmed to speak in February 2010 include:
General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army
Lieutenant General Andrew Leslie, Chief of Land Staff, Canadian DND
Lieutenant General Antonio Gucciardino, General Manager of the Procurement Agency for Land Systems, Italian Army
Mr. John B. Johns, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Maintenance, US Department of Defense
Major General Chris Deverell MBE, Director General Logistics Support and Equipment, HQ Land Forces, British Army
Major General Chris Wilson CBE, Director (Battlespace Manoeuvre), UK MoD
Right Honourable James Arbuthnot, Chairman of the Defence Select Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament
Right Honourable Gerald Howarth, Shadow Defence Minister, UK Parliament
 
The 2010 armoured vehicle symposium is expanding with a larger exhibition area, so that visitors can touch, feel and experience first hand the products and displays from exhibitors such as Hutchinson, Du Pont, Iveco, Kongsberg, IBD Deisenroth Engineering, Plasan and Saab. Fabrice Parodi, Sales Manager, 01db Metravib commented that “this is a very good opportunity for us to make a lot of contacts with the end users who express their requirements with possible partners in the industry”.

The event provides an opportunity for key stakeholders to meet each other, as well as discuss and attend sessions that examine the latest technologies, future capability requirements, international programme developments, the rapid acquisition, delivery and support of armored vehicles and international upgrade and life extension programmes. Lieutenant Colonel Greg Burton, Canadian DND commented that “the conference is a good opportunity to share procurement experience, to confirm requirements with allies and industry, and a good opportunity to network and get to know the professionals in the field”.

Participating organizations at International Armoured Vehicles also utilize the opportunity of direct communication with the global armored vehicle community, in order to gain feedback and insights to further product development.

Visit http://www.armoured-vehicles.co.uk for further details about the conference.

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