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The SMi Group is a highly Professional, Independent and Global event producing company that specialises in Business to Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and Training. We create and deliver events within Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical sectors.

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Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016 - 13/09/2016

Agenda released for Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2016

Combining the latest updates from elite land forces, with the technical expertise of combat vehicle industry leaders; including General Dynamics, BAE Systems Hägglunds, ARTEC, Lockheed Martin and Rheinmetall Defence, SMi’s 2nd annual Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability returns to London on the 23rd and 24th of November 2016.

From a detailed analysis of operational requirements and future capability development to the cutting edge technology at the forefront of force protection, this unique meeting will provide the ideal platform for advancement in this vital area for the land domain.

The 2016 Speaker Panel features:

Military Speakers

  • Brigadier General Markus Laubenthal, Chief of Staff, US Army Europe
  • Brigadier General Derek Macaulay, Chief of Staff Army Strategy, Canadian Army 
  • Brigadier General Didi Ben Yoash, Head of Future Combat Vehicle Team, Israeli MoD 
  • Colonel William Nuckols, Director for Mounted Requirements, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, US Army 
  • Colonel Klaus Schiefenbusch, Chief of Combat Division, Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre, German Army 
  • Colonel Dag Søberg, Director Armaments Branch, Norwegian Army 
  • Colonel Tomas Dvoracek,  Director, Land Forces Armaments, Armaments and Acquisition Division, National Armaments Office, Czech MoD
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Brown, Director, Capability Integration, Manoeuvre Branch, United States Marine Corps 
  • Major Claus Johansen, Head of the Armoured Vehicles Study and Development Branch, Danish Army Combat & Fire Support Centre
  • Colonel (retd) Mike Smith, TARDEC Science & Technology Advocate at the Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence, United States Army  

OEMs and Industry Speakers

  • Mr. Jens Schroeter Dipl. Ing. TU, Senior Director Engineering, General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag
  • Mr. Michal Bieniek Dipl. Ing. ETH, Head of Heavy Platforms, General Dynamics European Land Systems - Mowag
  • Mr. Dan Lindell, Platform Manager, Combat Vehicles, BAE Systems Hägglunds 
  • Mr. Marius Thiart, VP Business Development and Sales, Protection Systems, Rheinmetall  
  • Mr. Thomas Bristow, Environmental System Design Authority, Engineering, Lockheed Martin UK   
  • Major (ret) Kevin Sloan, Former British Army, International Business Development Manager, Soucy Defense 
  • Mr. Stefan Lischka, Managing Director, ARTEC   
  • Mr. Roger Sloman, Managing Director, Advanced Blast & Ballistic Systems  
  • Mr. Taylor Hayley, Business Development, Skydex Technologies

New Chairman Confirmed: Major General David Cullen (retd), Former Assistant Chief of the General Staff, UK Ministry of Defence

To view the full speaker line-up and conference programme, visit

Plus, don't our interactive pre-conference workshop taking place on 22nd November 2016:
Countering IED Threats: Understanding the Operational Environment and Developing Proactive Solutions
Led by: Mr. Robert Shaw, Former Head of Counter-IED Training, NATO ISAF, C-IED Advisor, UNMAS, UN

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