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  1. 1. Presents TO RE D P P R O $ AN TH UP SA GI AY IL 20 8 E ST B V ER Y A T 9-10 May 2011 0! Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Increasing the Capabilities of the UAE’s Land Forces through the Procurement and Sustainment of Cutting Edge Armoured Vehicles Systems With Expert Insights From:KEY REASONS TO ATTEND: Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Your only opportunity for content-driven networking with key UAE GHQ Former Chief of Logistics, Land Forces, decision makers, Operational Commanders and other stakeholders; providing UAE Armed Forces you with an unmatched chance to fully understand UAE armoured vehicle capability needs and procurement plans Confirmed Speaker, Al Taif Technical Services Keynote presentations from the World’s most authoritative armoured vehicle experts. Leverage their experience as they engage with local military Major General Vincent Desportes, and discover how best practice can be applied to future procurements Former Director General, Centre for Doctrine and Force Development, In-depth focus upon technology; Find out what systems for survivability, French MoD C4ISR, streamlined maintenance, C-IED and training the UAE Armed Forces Brigadier Ben Barry, really want and where investment will be prioritised Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, International Institute of Strategic Meet key local industry partners: Understand the importance of local Studies economic priorities and how you can work with selected organisations to partner for success on future Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Yver, Programme Manager, VBCI, Explore the operational and threat environment: Identify the systems that French Ministry of Defence offer greatest advantage for UAE Land Forces by identifying the optimum level of survivability and protection needed for future missions Dr Arnold Schoolderman, Detection and Neutralisation , TNO Defence and Security Sponsors & Exhibitors Confirmed Speaker, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army Confirmed Speaker, Counter-IED Centre of Excellence,“An ideal combination of regional knowledge and global best Spanish Ministry of Defence/NATOpractice presentations; formidable conference not to be missed.”Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director, The International Institute For Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia. Register online at or contact us at +44(0)20 7368 9300 or
  2. 2. 9-10 May 2011 Armed Forces Officers Club,Dear Colleague, Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesThe need for advanced armoured vehicles and survivability capabilities is made clear bythe daily reports from current operations. As the demand for protection increases, so toomust the quality of solutions that we can bring to the warfighter. But getting the balanceright between the capabilities that offer the greatest contribution for our forces and theinvestments we choose to make is no easy task. Force development in this environment isa tricky task and presents many challenges for militaries in the Middle-East - and for theirsuppliers.That’s why Armoured Vehicles UAE will offer you the region’s leading conference for Part of Defence IQ’sexploring cutting-edge armoured vehicle programmes and solutions. Leveraging the Armoured Vehicles seriesexpertise of the military programme managers, requirements developers, operators and thesolution providers, our agenda will get to the heart of the global debate about the future ofprotected mobility.Together with our expert speakers we’ll explore themes such as:• Force structure and the implications of how we deploy tactically with Major General Vincent Desportes• Maintaining, sustaining and upgrading armoured vehicles – exploring the through life challenge for UAE vehicle fleets with Al Taif Technical Services• Survivability and protection challenges – how to respond to a changing threat with lessons learned from the Stryker Brigade Combat TeamAnd of course, there’s our growing exhibition which gives you the chance to get hands-onexperience of the equipment that gives these platforms the edge, so you can see, touch andfeel exactly how the technology available will offer you the advantage you need.There’s so much on offer at Armoured Vehicles UAE 2011. I do hope you’ll join us in AbuDhabi this May for what is sure to be, for Middle East focused armoured vehicle professionals,one of the highlights of the year.Best wishes, P.S. Visit the website download centre for complimentaryKeith Mallon videos, podcasts, articles KEEP IN TOUCHEvent Director and white-papers from theArmoured Vehicles UAE 2011 Armoured Vehicles community Armoured Vehicles Networking Group ABOUT DEFENCE IQDefence IQ is host to a series of global events and runs an online community of military International Armoured Vehiclesand private sector professionals. We provide the platform on which leading defence expertsshare their experience, knowledge and strategic thoughts. We are dedicated to providingmilitary personnel and the private sector with strategic defence resources covering current International Armoured Vehiclesdefence issues. Join the community: Partners REGISTER AND PAY BY 8TH APRIL TO SAVE UP TO $200!
  3. 3. 9-10 May 2011Main Conference Day One: Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesMonday, 9th May, 201107:30 – 07:50 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION07:50 – 08:00 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AND OPENING REMARKS08:00 – 08:30 LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT FOR UAE ARMOURED VEHICLE FLEETS Major General Obaid Al Ketbi, Former Chief of Logistics, Land Forces, UAE Armed Forces*08:30 – 09:00 RETENTION AND UPGRADE OF ARMOURED VEHICLE CAPABILTIES: LESSONS LEARNED IN INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION Confirmed Speaker, Al Taif Technical Services09:00 – 09:30 THE FRENCH EXPERIENCE IN EMPLOYING ARMOURED VEHICLES IN OPERATIONAL SCENARIOS BASED ON KEY PRINCIPLES OF DOCTRINE Major General Vincent Desportes, Former Commander, Military Doctrine Development Centre, French Armed Forces09:30 – 10:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK10:00 – 10:30 LESSONS IDENTIFIED WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMY’S STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW AND THE REORGANISATION OF VEHICLE FLEETS Brigadier Ben Barry, Senior Fellow Land Warfare, International Institute of Strategic Studies10:30 – 11:00 INTEGRATING “SOFT-KILL” TECHNOLOGIES TO ARMOURED VEHICLES TO DEFEAT REMOTELY ACTIVATED IEDS Confirmed Speaker, C-IED Centre of Excellence, Spanish MoD/NATO 11:00 – 11:30 LESSONS LEARNED IN THE DETECTION OF IEDS AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR SURVIVABILITY Dr Arnold Schoolderman, Detection and Neutralisation, TNO Defence and Security11:30 – 13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH13:00 – 13:30 ASSESSING THE SURVIVABILITY OF NEW VEHICLES TO WITHSTAND IED THREATS: THE BRITISH ARMY’S ARMOURED VEHICLE TESTING PROGRAMME Mr Robert Shaw, Head of Counter-IED Section, International Security Assistance Force, NATO13:30 – 14:00 THE FRENCH VBCI AS AN 8X8 VEHICLE THAT INTEGRATES TO A NETWORKED FIGHTING FORCE Lieutenant Colonel Bruno Yver, VBCI Programme Officer, French MoD14:00 – 14:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE * Subject to final confirmation REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ARMOUREDVEHICLESUAE.COM OR CONTACT US AT +44(0)20 7368 9300 OR DEFENCE@IQPC.CO.UK
  4. 4. www.ArmouredVehiclesUAE.comMain Conference Day Two: 9-10 May 2011 Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesTuesday, 10th May, 201107:30 – 07:50 COFFEE AND REGISTRATION07:50 – 08:00 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS AND OPENING REMARKS08:00 – 08:30 CREATING AND MAXIMISING THE POTENTIAL OF NETWORKED BATTLESPACE CAPABILITIES IN MANOEUVRE WARFARE Colonel Dwayne Carman, Capability Manager, Platform Battle Command and Combat Identification, TRADOC, US Army08:30 – 09:00 THE STRATEGIC IMPACT AND NECESSARY RESPONSE TO THE IED THREAT Scott Blaney, Chief of C-IED Branch, Centre for Army Lessons Learned, US Army09:00 – 09:30 OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN CREATING A FULLY UNIFIED, NETWORKED FIGHTING FORCE USING MULTIPLE VEHICLE TYPES: THE ITALIAN FORZA NETWORK Confirmed Speaker, Force Development Division, Italian Ministry of Defence09:30 – 10:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK10:00 – 10:30 DEVELOPING YOUR SUPPORT OF ARMOURED VEHICLES ON HARSH TERRAIN OPERATIONS: LESSONS FROM THE CANADIAN LAV III Lieutenant Colonel Vince Fagnan, Land Requirements, Canadian National Defence Department*10:30 – 11:00 ENABLING A QUICK REACTION TO OPERATIONAL THREATS IN DEVELOPING VEHICLE SURVIVABILITY Confirmed Speaker, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, US Army11:00 – 11:30 LEVERAGING ADVANCED MATERIELS TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION IN NEW VEHICLE DESIGNS Ted Maciuba, Director Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence*11:30 – 13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH13:00 – 14:00 ASSESSING MAJOR TRENDS IN ARMOURED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR CAPACITY TO PROVIDE VALUE FOR THE MILITARY CUSTOMER Edward Hobbs, Senior Analyst, Hawk ISM14:00 – 14:15 CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE * Subject to final confirmation REGISTER AND PAY BY 8TH APRIL TO SAVE UP TO $200!
  5. 5. 8 Reasons Why Armoured Vehicles UAE 2011 Conference & Exhibition Can Benefit You: 1. Generate new sales leads: Our event will bring together the region’s 5. Building customer loyalty: Face-to-face contact at conferences, key-decision makers, all of whom have strong business reasons for and showing continued support of the market, helps develop client attending the event. By exhibiting and presenting, you can impact loyalty as well as cementing your position as an industry player. on these buyers.By the very nature of the high quality of delegate attendance, the contacts generated will lead to very high 6. Positioning your company brand: Being part of this highly conversion rates. influential industry event establishes your company as a strong brand and highlights your company’s abilities and strength. 2. Launch new products or services: Use the event as a launch pad to Commitment to this event also demonstrates your capability as a promote your latest products or system. With the most senior global player, and your willingness to do business in Asia. figures from the industry in attendance, plus carefully selected media partners at the event, innovative new technology will always 7. Building relations with the media: We have researched the market generate a buzz. in order to find the most influential media partners. We understand that opportunities for editorial coverage and developing better 3. Demonstrate thought leadership: Speaking on the program will relations can be integral to your companies’ success, so our media allow you to demonstrate your market knowledge and expertise to partnerships offer additional benefit above and beyond the standard an audience of high level decision makers. sponsorship package. 4. Enter new markets: Sponsorship is one of the most effective ways 8. Brokering new business partnerships: Currently there are huge to enter new markets. It is a great opportunity to research and opportunities to partner with Middle Eastern suppliers network whilst gaining exposure to a new qualified database. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Armoured Vehicles UAE 2011 conference, please contact Mark Quinn at +44 (0)207 368 9500 or Who will you meet Defence IQ’s Armoured Vehicles Series at Armoured Vehicles UAE 2011? Globally, Defence IQ is the leader in premium conferences and exhibitions designed with a specific focus for the Armoured Vehicle community. Based on the success of the flagship annual International Armoured Vehicles, the only international exhibition & conference dedicated exclusively to the armoured vehicle community, Defence IQ is proud to showcase its dedicated regional events held in Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia and the Middle East. These Armoured Vehicles events bring together senior military and industry figures, providing opportunities to gain expert insights on armoured vehicle trends, global procurement activity and lessons learned from the battlefield; as well as conduct business with the world’s leading vehicle, system and component manufacturers and smaller specialist suppliers. These events provide both military and industry leaders with a focussed platform to: Military Vehicle Manufacturers • Gain valuable insights into future policy, doctrine and requirements • Track the development of active procurement programmes Other Industry • Conduct business with the world’s leading vehicle, system and component manufacturers “Our objective was to get in direct contact with our endcustomer to hear their feedback, learn from their experiences and use the opportunity to discuss our product offering. We are very pleased to say we achieved all of these goals.” Mr. Hugo Burgers, Warn Industries Inc. Key Technologies for Armoured Vehicles UAE Sponsors & ExhibitorsOur Production Team have met with the senior procurement officials from the UAE’s GHQ and gathered detailed feedback on the technologies that they wish to learn more about at this year’s conference.They have specifically requested vendors who can provide solutions in thefollowing areas:• Armour and Protection: Lightweight and easy-to-integrate technologies that will boost the survivability of vehicles and keep crews safer• Armament and lethality: Weapons and fire control systems that will deliver precise and timely effects across a variety of platforms• Sensors and C4ISR: As a key element within the UAE’s rapidly modernising Armed Forces, vehicles must be able to sense and communicate with other high-tech assets within the joint battlespace• Active Defence Systems: new protection solutions that will counter direct fire threats• Simulation and training: With many new systems coming into service, solutions to equip the force with the necessary skills to utilise the capabilities at their disposal are required• Through-life support: Technologies and methodologies that enable maximum efficiency throughout the maintenance and sustainment chainProcurement officials have specified a preference for systems that:• Have been proven to work, ideally in combat scenarios• Are easy to integrate with current platforms and capabilities• Offer the right balance of cost vs. capability REGISTER AND PAY BY 8TH APRIL TO SAVE UP TO $200!
  6. 6. 5 Ways to Register Phone: +44 (0)20 7368 9300 Fax: +44 (0)20 7368 9301 Post: your booking form to IQPC International 129 Wilton Road, 9-10 May 2011 London, SW1V 1JZ Armed Forces Officers Club, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Email: To speed registration, please provide the priority code located on the mailing label or in the box below. Web: My registration code is Team Discounts* Please contact our database manager on +44(0) 207 368 9300 or at quoting the registration IQPC recognises the value of learning in teams. Groups of 3 or more code above to inform us of any changes or to remove your details. booking at the same time from the same company receive a 10% discount. 5 or more receive a 15% discount. 7 receive a 20% discount. Only one discount available per person. Venue & Accommodation Prices in US dollars (USD) Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel Al Khaleej Al Arabi Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Military And Register & Pay by Register & Pay by Register & Pay by Standard Pricing Tel: + 971 2 4415 900 Email: Web: Government** 11th February 2011* 11th March 2011* 8th April 2011* Travel and accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However Main Conference Only $899 (Save $500) $1,099 (Save $300) $1,299 (Save $100) $1,399 a number of discounted bedrooms have been reserved at the Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel. Please call the hotel directly on Tel: + 971 2 4415 900 or email and quote booking reference IQPC to receive your Industry Register & Pay by Register & Pay by Register & Pay by Standard Pricing discounted rate of AED 600, subject to 10% service charge, 6% tourism fee and 11th February 2011* 11th March 2011* 8th April 2011* inclusive of buffet breakfast @ Al Bathna Restaurant. There is limited availability so we do encourage attendees to book early to avoid disappointment. Main Conference Only $1,999 (Save $600) $2,199 (Save $400) $2,399 (Save $200) $2,599 Free Online Resources *To qualify for discounts, payment must be received with booking by the registration deadline. Early booking discoutnas are not valid in conjunction To claim a variety of articles, podcasts and other free with any other offer **Military & Government discounted rates apply to serving military officers, government and university personnel only resources please visit Digital Conference On CD-ROM Delegate Details A digital version of the conference proceedings, including all Please photocopy for each additional delegate presentations, is available to buy. 6 Mr 6 Mrs 6 Miss 6 Ms 6 Dr 6 Other 6 I cannot attend the event, please send me the CD Rom priced at £599 First Name Family Name Recent digital conferences available - £599 each Job Title / Rank 6 Armoured Vehicles Middle East 2008 Tel No. 6 Armoured Vehicles Asia 2010 Email 6 International Armoured Vehicles 2011 6 Yes I would like to receive information about products and services via email Organisation 6 Please send me conference materials indicated above Nature of business 6 I have filled out credit card details below Address For further information Please call: 0207 368 9300 Postcode Country or email: Telephone Fax Approving Manager To search IQPC’s archived conference documentation Name of person completing form if different from delegate: visit: Signature Terms and Conditions Please read the information listed below as each booking is subject to IQPC Ltd standard terms and I agree to IQPC’s cancellation, substitution and payment terms conditions. Payment Terms: Upon completion and return of the registration form, full payment is Special dietary requirements: 6 Vegetarian 6 Non-dairy 6 Other (please specify) required no later than 5 business days from the date of invoice. Payment of invoices by means other than by credit card, or purchase order (UK Plc and UK government bodies only) will be subject to a Please indicate if you have already registered by Phone 6 Fax 6 Email 6 Web 6 $99 per delegate processing fee. Payment must be received prior to the conference date. We reserve Please note: if you have not received an acknowledgement before the conference, please call us to confirm your booking. the right to refuse admission to the conference if payment has not been received. IQPC Cancellation, Postponement and Substitution Policy: You may substitute delegates at any time by providing reasonable advance notice to IQPC. For any cancellations received in writing not less than eight (8) days prior to the conference, you will receive a 90% credit to be used at another IQPC conference Payment Method which must occur within one year from the date of issuance of such credit. An administration fee of 10% of the contract fee will be retained by IQPC for all permitted cancellations. No credit will be issued for any cancellations occurring within seven (7) days (inclusive) of the conference. In the Total price for your Organisation: (Add total of all individuals attending): event that IQPC cancels an event for any reason, you will receive a credit for 100% of the contractConference code 13429.002 Card Number: VISA 6 M/C 6 AMEX 6 fee paid. You may use this credit for another IQPC event to be mutually agreed with IQPC, which must occur within one year from the date of cancellation. In the event that IQPC postpones an event 6666666666666666 for any reason and the delegate is unable or unwilling to attend in on the rescheduled date, you will receive a credit for 100% of the contract fee paid. You may use this credit for another IQPC event to be Exp. Date: 6 6 6 6 Sec: 6 6 6 6 mutually agreed with IQPC, which must occur within one year from the date of postponement. Except as specified above, no credits will be issued for cancellations. There are no refunds given under any circumstances. IQPC is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration Name On Card: Signature: or cancellation/postponement of an event. IQPC shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen Billing Address (if different from below): occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, City/County/Postcode Cheque enclosed for: $ (Made payable to IQPC Ltd.) fire, labour strike, extreme weather or other emergency. Please note that while speakers and topics were confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, IQPC (Please quote 13429.002with remittance advice) reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without any IQPC Bank details: HSBC Bank, 67 George Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1HG. United Kingdom. liability to you whatsoever. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible. Discounts: All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts require payment at time of registration and before Sort Code: 40 05 15, Account No: 68882491, IBAN Code: GB11MIDL40051568882491 the cut-off date in order to receive any discount. Any discounts offered whether by IQPC (including Swift Code: MIDLGB22 Account name: International Quality & Productivity Centre Ltd. team discounts) must also require payment at the time of registration. All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE