Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference 2011

Air Power in an Age of Uncertainty - debating how the delivery of air and space power can maximise value in support of the national interest

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Air Power Conference Programme 2011

Agenda

Day 1

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    Registration, Refreshments and Display

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    Conference Opening Remarks and Welcome

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton KCB ADC BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence

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    Session One: Delivering Reformed Defence

    Speaker: The Right Honourable Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence

    Discussion Session

    Professor Michael Clarke, Director General, Royal United Services Institute

    Discussion Session

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    Morning Tea and Coffee

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    Session Two: The Industry Contribution

    Chair: Air Vice-Marshal Simon Bollom BSc CEng FRAES MIMech RAF, Director General Combat Air, Ministry of Defence

    Speakers:

    Chris Boardman, Managing Director, Military Air and Information, BAE Systems ‘The Future of the Air Sector’

    Steve Wadey, Managing Director, MBDA ‘The Future of European Complex Weapons’

    Mike Simpson, Head, Synthetic Training, Inzpire ‘Training Away Uncertainty’

    Colin Paynter, Chief Executive Officer, Astrium Ltd ‘Ensuring and Assuring Access to Space’

    Discussion Session

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    Networking Lunch and Displays

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    Session Three: International Co-operation

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director General, RUSI

    Speakers:

    Général d'Armée Aérienne Patrick de Rousiers, Inspecteur Général, Armée de l’Aire, France ‘Developing the Bilateral Partnership’

    Lieutenant General Aarne Kreuzinger-Janik, Inspektur der Luftwaffe, German Air Force ‘Integrating Capabilities and Skills with Partner Nations (A Central European View)’

    Major General Henrik Røboe Dam, Commander Tactical Air Command, Royal Danish Air Force 'International Corporation from a RDAF perspective'

    Discussion Session

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    Afternoon Tea and Coffee

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    Session Four: Delivering Air Power in the Current Operational Environment

    Chair: Major General Gordon Messenger DSO OBE ADC, Chief of Staff (Operations), Permanent Joint Headquarters, Ministry of Defence

    Speakers:

    Commodore Paul Chivers, Commanding Officer, Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, Royal Navy ‘Combining Air and Naval Power in Operation Unified Protector’

    Brigadier General Glenn Walters USMC, Assistant Wing Commander, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, US Marine Corps ‘Integrating Indigenous and Coalition Air Assets in Support of USMC forces in Southern Afghanistan’

    Brigadier Kevin Abraham, Director Force Development, British Army ‘Air, Space and Land Power: from Current Operations into the Future’

    Discussion Session

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    Keynote Address

    Keynote Speaker: Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton KCB ADC BSc FRAeS CCMI RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence

    Discussion Session

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    Drinks Reception

Day 2

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    Registration

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    Keynote Address

    Keynote Speaker: General Mark Welsh III, Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe ‘Partnering by Choice and Necessity’

    Discussion Session

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    Session Five: Debating the Future Environment

    Chair: Professor Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War, University of Oxford

    Speakers:

    Howard Wheeldon, Senior Strategist, BGC Partners ‘The Continuing Impact of Financial Uncertainty’

    Dr Tomas Ries, Senior Lecturer, National Swedish Defence College ‘Global Security Flows’

    Dr Tarak Barkawi, Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge ‘Multiculturalism and UK Grand Strategy’

    Discussion Session

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    Morning Tea and Coffee

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    Session Six: Austere Air Power in the Future Operating Environment

    Chair: Professor Phil Sabin, Professor of Strategic Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

    Speakers:

    William Nye, National Security Secretariat, Cabinet Office ‘The Formulation and Implications of the National Security Strategy’

    Air Commodore Stu Evans, Director, Air Warfare Centre (desig) and former Director, Air and Space, Development Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence ‘Future Operating Concepts (Joint)’

    Air Commodore Edward Stringer, OP ELLAMY Air Contingent Commander and Head Joint Capability (desig), Ministry of Defence ‘Strategic Value of Air and Space Power in the 21st Century’

    Discussion Session

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    Closing Remarks

    Speaker: Air Marshal Dick Garwood CB CBE DFC MA RAF, Deputy Commander in Chief (Operations) RAF High Wycombe ‘An Operational Résumé’

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    Networking Lunch

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