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2010 Conference Concept

Intellectual Leadership for Land Forces
For ten years the RUSI Land Warfare (RLW) conference has been the UK’s pre-eminent gathering of the land forces community. We bring together the leading practitioners, thinkers, policy-makers and industrialists in a unique forum for unparalleled discussion, debate and networking. The intellectual content of RLW is second to none. Since 2003 has been a key annual platform for the Chief of the General Staff to share his perspective on the current state of the Army and the challenges it faces both institutionally at home and operationally overseas.

US-UK Acquisition Focus
RUSI has since the conference’s inception worked in partnership with the Association of the US Army (AUSA). Together, RUSI and AUSA bring together the acquisition and requirements leadership from both the US and British armies. Following keynote presentations from their four-star leadership, day 2 of the conference features a strong focus on the latest thinking on equipping forces on both sides of the Atlantic.

Industrial Intellectual Leadership
Leading industrial perspectives have always been and will continue to be a cornerstone of RLW’s success. At the conference, captains of industry offer intellectually-focused presentations and debate openly and constructively with their military colleagues. This is not the stuff of profit margins and product pitches to shareholders and prospective customers. Our industry speakers and chairs represent the finest minds in the private sector. Each year they engage in the tough questions facing the military-industry partnerships that are the cornerstone of success in delivering of our armed forces’ capability.

Sponsorship and Exhibition
Networking is a key part of RLW and we offer a range of high quality lunches, dinners and drinks receptions to give our audience of 500 people the chance to catch up with old friends, meet new colleagues and to form relationships with customers and suppliers. As a not-for-profit institution, RUSI relies on the generosity of the private sector to make the conference the unparalleled success it has been for the last decade. Building on this success, RLW will move to a new home in the City of London for 2010. We have moved the conference to the historic grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company to offer even better conference facilities and a new exhibition space.


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