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