14 - 16 May, 2018
Stamford Bridge, London, UK

CONFERENCE DAY ONCE

8:15 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:45 am - 8:50 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

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

9:40 am - 10:20 am KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE IMPACT OF MULTI-DOMAIN BATTLE THROUGH THE LENS OF THE U.S. ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND

·          Examining the concept of multi-domain battle
·          How might land forces conduct future operations under the multi-domain battle concept being developed by the Army Capabilities and Integration Center
·          Maintaining freedom of maneuver and superiority across the air, land, maritime, space and cyber domains 

10:20 am - 10:50 am MORNING COFFEE & NETWORKING

10:20 am - 11:00 am JOINT FIRES PRINCIPLES FOR THE CURRENT AND FUTURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

·          Coordinating actions and activities across the full spectrum of lethal and non-lethal fires and effects
·          Coordinating functions to integrate all information activities within a StratCom framework across all planning horizons -  including Key Leader Engagement (KLE), Psychological Operations (PSYOPs), Electronic Warfare (EW)
·          Tactical-through-operational consistency with the NATO Land Component Command (LCC)/Operational Narrative

11:40 am - 12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: JOINT FIRES MOVING TOWARDS 2035

·          In which areas of capability do our adversaries wield greater capability? Which areas should we as a coalition prioritise our acquisition programmes?
·          How can joint, interorganisational, and multinational capabilities be best leveraged to create windows of domain superiority and preserve joint force freedom of maneuver?
·          How should our suite of fires capabilities be formulated for the Joint Force to project power across all domains and work as a formidable deterrent? 

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm - 2:10 pm BRAZILIAN ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY SYSTEM REFORMULATION

·          Examining the impact that the planned procurement of 32 155 mm M109A5+ BR self-propelled howitzers will have on Brazilian field artillery capability
·          Update on the progression of the ASTROS 2020 Strategic Program which aims at providing the Land Forces with means capable of offering  long-range fire support with high accuracy and lethality
·          What is the likely operational usage of the MRSL Astros’s and what future requirements are there for field artillery in the Brazilian Army?

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm FUTURE OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH 2030

·          Outlining the likely future operational environment and its near-term and long-term fire support implications
·          Why must we prepare to operate in a full range of complex environments? Wide spectrum of threats, challenges, & contingencies
·          Examining the essential elements of the complex environment and the strategic trends in warfare

8:00 am - 8:30 am AFTERNOON COFFEE & NETWORKING

3:20 pm - 4:10 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEILLANCE AND TARGET IDENTIFICATION DEVELOPMENT

·          What types of targets will most likely need to be engaged moving towards 2030 and what are the requirements for target acquisition technology to meet these mission requirements?
·          How can UAVs be best utilised to help build a clear intelligence picture, during target engagement and in post-damage assessment?
·          How can joint, interoganisational and multinational capabilities be better integrated to create airpower and ground capability superiority?

4:10 pm - 4:50 pm ADAPTING THE GERMAN ARMY’S JOINT FIRE CAPABILITY TO THE CHANGING SECURITY CONTEXT

·          Priorities for German Joint Fires and update on DEU-NLD binational Fire Support unit
·          Common Joint Fire Support training: examining the challenges, obstacles and successes met so far
·          Achieving interoperability in common logistic support, common doctrine on land warfare and cooperation in EW

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS