Chief of the Air Staff's Air Power Conference 2014

Improving our understanding of the utility of air power in our changing world

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This year’s conference will look to improve understanding of the utility of air power in our changing world. The Conference will consider the key changes which are likely to affect global security and prosperity. It will then explore the use of air power as an extension of political will; discuss the economic contributions that a national aerospace industry can make towards prosperity; before studying the relationship between airmen and society. The Conference will draw on the knowledge of eminent speakers from across the globe in order to provide a more rounded assessment of this subject.

Confirmed Speakers include:

The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

General Denis Mercier, Chief of Staff, French Air Force

Major General Micael Byden, Chief of Staff, Swedish Air Force

General Harukazu Saitoh, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force

Air Vice-Marshal Edward Stringer CBE MA BEng RAF, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

Sir Jeremy Greenstock GCMG, Chairman, UNA-UK Board of Directors

Air Marshal (ret’d) David Walker CB CBE AFC

Susanna Mason, Director General Exports, UK Ministry of Defence

Professor Chris Coker, London School of Economics

Brigadier (Ret’d) Stephen Gledhill, Chief Executive, Regular Forces Employment Association

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