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International intervention of military forces, civilian agencies and actors working within an effects based Comprehensive Approach have more requirements than ever before for protection.  In conventional war fighting, an enemy is easily identifiable whereas irregular forces change and adapt to the environment in which they seek to cause disruption, thus making it more complicated for intervention forces to identify them.

Operations are inherently risky and force protection is one of the means by which operational effectiveness is maintained.  Protection must be considered at national, strategic, operations, tactical and individual levels.

Among the questions which will be explored are:

  • Physical Force Protection
  • Counter Influence Activities
  • What has been done thus far and the challenges still faced
  • Integrated survivability from an industrial point of view
  • Education and Training required; preparedness of force and balance of risk

Confirmed speakers and chairmen include:

  • Major General Graham Messervy-Whiting CBE FRUSI FCMI, Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute
  • James Cameron CBE, Director Government and Public Sector, Control Risks Group
  • Wing Commander Bill Preece MA AFRIN MCGI RAF, Author of the Protect Interim Concept, DCDC, Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Jon Mullin MBE, Directorate of Joint Capability, Assistant Director Force Protection, Ministry of Defence
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Garth Whitty MBE FRGS MIMCSE, Operational Threat Analyst, Explora Security Architects and Engineers
  • Dr Deborah Fish, Principal Scientist, DSTL
  • Colin Robinson, Capability Director, Force Protection and Counter Terrorism, Thales UK 
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Marc Lanthier MSC CD MSc, Director Land Requirements, Canadian Forces
  • Ronald Christenson, Group Managing Director, Lockheed Martin UK
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mattias Ardin, Deputy Head of Operations, Swedish Joint Forces Land Component Command
  • Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham KCB BA, Vice President, Royal United Services Institute
  • Captain Chad Froehlich, US Army Military Police
  • Dr Jim Storr, Independent Defence Analyst
  • Dr Dominick Donald, Senior Analyst, Aegis Research and Intelligence 
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Reserve) Shlomo Levy, Marketing Manager for Litening & RecceLite, Rafael                                   

For further information and to discuss sponsorship opportunities please contact Neil Watling on +44 (0) 20 7747 2628 or

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