27 February - 01 March, 2018 | London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom

Agenda Day 2

8:00 am - 8:50 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE

8:50 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

9:00 am - 9:40 am PROVIDING COMBAT SUPPORT TO ENSURE MOBILITY ACROSS A WIDE SPECTRUM OF OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS

Colonel Peter Quaite - Commander 170 Infrastructure Support Engineer Group British Army
·          Assessing capabilities of the Titan Armoured Bridge Layer, providing for close bridging support to battle groups
·          Evaluating the role of the Armoured Engineer Squadron in Estonia and determining emerging technological requirements to advance the Enhanced Forward Presence initiative
·          Discussing the recent acquisition of the  JLTV vehicle acquisition and considering the requirement to modernize the Challenger 2
·          Examining current research and development programmes to avoid the ‘skill fade’ phenomenon
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Colonel Peter Quaite

Commander 170 Infrastructure Support Engineer Group
British Army

9:40 am - 10:20 am ATTAINING GROUND MANEUVER SUPERIORITY AND AUGMENTING COUNTER-MOBILITY IN URBAN OPERATIONS

Colonel Jochen Gumprich - Head of Army Engineering, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre Bundeswehr
·          Examining field force engineering and methods to advance technical engineering capabilities and expertise
·          Enhancing counter-mobility and force protection through incorporation of explosive barriers
·          Identifying capabilities to reinforce terrain, disrupt, and delay adversarial forces  
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Colonel Jochen Gumprich

Head of Army Engineering, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
Bundeswehr

10:20 am - 11:00 am EXAMINING EMERGING REQUIREMENTS, CURRENT PRIORITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE GOTA ENGINEER REGIMENT

Colonel Michael Giner - Army Chief of Engineers and Commander of the Göta Engineer Regiment Swedish Army
·          Assessing the role of the regiment in providing rapidly deployed combat support for international missions
·          Employing unmanned ground systems and sensor technology to attain combat superiority
·          Examining emerging technical requirements and procurement plans for the next decade
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Colonel Michael Giner

Army Chief of Engineers and Commander of the Göta Engineer Regiment
Swedish Army

11:00 am - 11:40 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 am - 12:20 pm ADVANCING TRAINING TO ATTAIN INTEROPERABILITY AND PREPARE ENGINEERS FOR MISSIONS IN AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS

Brigadier General Robert Whittle - Commandant
·          Integrating doctrine, organisation, training, and personnel management to boost engineer skills and maintain high readiness
·          Determining ways to advance know-how and integrate recent technological innovations into the training system
·          Preparing military engineers to provide combat support at various stages of foreign deployment and domestic engagements
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Brigadier General Robert Whittle

Commandant

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm IDENTIFYING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS TO PREPARE ENGINEERS FOR FOREIGN DEPLOYMENT AND CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

Brigadier General Josef Kopecky - Commander of the Training Command- Military Academy
·         Assessing the Czech experience in Afghanistan
·         Attaining an integrated, comprehensive training system to augment combat support, route clearance capabilities, and mobility of the land forces
·         Investing into training and remote counter-IED technologies to achieve interoperability and increase engagement in multinational efforts 
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Brigadier General Josef Kopecky

Commander of the Training Command- Military Academy

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm DEVELOPING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DATABASES TO REINFORCE NETWORK-CENTRICITY AND ENHANCE BATTLESPACE AWARENESS

Lieutenant Colonel Stephane Lexpert - Chief of Studies and Expertise Department at Joint Explosive Ordnance Warfare Centre French Ministry of Defence
·          Outlining the recently developed information management database, CITHARE
·          Deployment of Counter-IED Exploitation Laboratory (CIEL), Counter-IED Threat Analysis, Report and Exploitation (CITHARE) software
·          Meeting the requirement for sophisticated exploitation capabilities in small, short-term operating theatres, not lasting long enough for incorporation of large scale level 2 exploitation facilities
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Lieutenant Colonel Stephane Lexpert

Chief of Studies and Expertise Department at Joint Explosive Ordnance Warfare Centre
French Ministry of Defence

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm EXAMINING REQUIREMENTS TO ENHANCE AMPHIBIOUS COUNTER-IED CAPABILITIES

Colonel Attila Csurgo - Commander 1st EOD and River Fleet Regiment Hungarian Armed Forces
·          Preparing for the Iron Cat exercise to attain interoperability and improve mechanisms for disposal of explosive devices
·          Considering modernisation  of navigation systems to enhance IED detection in rivers
·          Utilising sensor technology and remote equipment for route proving and mobile detection
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Colonel Attila Csurgo

Commander 1st EOD and River Fleet Regiment
Hungarian Armed Forces

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm THE PRIORITIES, CHALLENGES AND REQUIREMENTS TO COUNTER THE THREAT OF IEDS

Colonel Rob Hyde-Bales - Consulting Editor C-IED Report
·          Identifying technological advancements and efficient strategies to reduce IED manufacture and placement
·          Examining the effectiveness and appropriateness of counter-IED equipment, such as ground penetrating radars in detecting Improvised Explosive Devices
·          Employing a systematic approach and improving operational capabilities to alleviate threats in mine/ERQ affected countries

Colonel Rob Hyde-Bales

Consulting Editor
C-IED Report

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm ALIGNING CAPABILITIES TO THE FUTURE THREAT ENVIRONMENT

Cameron Stanley - UK Liaison Officer Joint Improvised Threat-Defeat Organization
·          Current requirements submitted by the US Department of Defence for equipment against  IED and EOD threats
·          Assessing future requirements for counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism theatres of operation
·          Evaluating technologies to defeat  the threat of improvised explosive devices in Iraq
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Cameron Stanley

UK Liaison Officer
Joint Improvised Threat-Defeat Organization

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY TWO