RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2013

The Utility of Land Power: Delivering a 21st Century Force. Held annually on behalf of the Chief of the General Staff, the RUSI Land Warfare Conference is the UK’s pre-eminent gathering of the land forces community.

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RUSI Land Warfare 2013 Conference Programme

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General Sir Peter Wall at the RUSI Land Warfare Conference

Agenda

Day 1

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    Registration, Tea and Coffee

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    Opening Keynote Address

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services

    Institute Speaker: General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff

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    Session One: The Security Landscape

    Chair: Dr Robert Johnson, Director, Changing Character of War, University of Oxford

    Speakers:

    Rear Admiral Paul Bennett, Director, Development Concepts & Doctrine Centre ‘Global Strategic Trends’

    Sir Simon Gass, Director General Political, Foreign & Commonwealth Office ‘FCO Approaches to Horizon Scanning’

    David Chinn, Director, McKinsey & Company ‘Corporate Conceptions of Security’

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    Tea and Coffee

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    Session Two: Contingent Forces – Demand for Land Power

    Chair: Professor Theo Farrell, Professor of War in the Modern World, King’s College London

    Speakers:

    Brigadier (Retd) Allan Mallinson ‘The British Army and Contingency in Historical Context’

    General Bertrand Ract-Madoux, Chef d'état-major de l'armée de terre (CEMAT) ‘The French Approach to Contingency Operations’

    Air Marshal Greg Bagwell, Deputy Commander Operations, Air Command ‘The Joint Operational Framework’

    Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Commander Land Forces ‘Fighting the Land Component’

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    Lunch

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    Session Three: Contingent Forces – Design and Equipment

    Chair: Lieutenant General Jacko Page, Commander Force Development and Training

    Speakers:

    General Robert W. Cone, Commanding General US Army Training and Doctrine Command ‘US Approaches to Force Design and Training’

    Brigadier Martin Smith, Royal Marines ‘Training, from campaigns to contingency’

    Lieutenant General Chris Deverell, Chief of Materiel (Land), Quarter Master General ‘Equipping for Agility’

    Colonel (Retd) Alex Alderson PhD, Director Marketing and Sales Western Europe, Saab AB ‘Agility in Training: a perspective from industry’

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    Tea and Coffee

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    Session Four: Defence Engagement – Getting Upstream of Crises

    Chair: Tom McKane, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence

    Speakers:

    Lindy Cameron, Head of the Stabilisation Unit ‘Cross-government Stabilisation’

    Brigadier Charlie Herbert, Commander 4th Mechanized Brigade ‘The Army and Defence Engagement’

    Colonel Marc Conruyt, Principal Advisor to the French Chief of Defence for African Affairs ‘The Utility of Defence Engagement in Contingency Operations’

    Paul Murphy, Executive Director, Saferworld ‘International Non-Governmental Organisations and Conflict Prevention’

    Chris Baker, Operations Director, UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation ‘Defence Exports’ role in the International Defence Engagement Strategy’

    Lieutenant General William Phillips, Military Director US Army Acquisition Corps ‘Equipping Allies and Partners’

    Commodore (Retd) Luke van Beek, Director of Business Development & Marketing, Raytheon UK ‘Exports and Private Sector Capability Sustainment’

    Colonel (Retd) Tim Collins, CEO, New Century Corporation ‘Capacity Building and Private Sector Delivery’

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    Conference Reception

    Riverside Room

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    VIP and Speakers’ Dinner

Day 2

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    Registration, Tea and Coffee

    Under 35s Forum breakfast event – Chief of the General Staff’s Q&A session (invitation only)

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    Opening Keynote Address: The Armed Forces and Society

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services

    Institute Speaker: The Rt Hon Mark Francois MP, Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans

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    Session Five: The British Army in Society

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Director-General, Royal United Services

    Speakers:

    Professor Christopher Dandeker, Professor of Military Sociology, King’s College London ‘The Relationship between Army and Society’

    Peter Kellner, Director YouGov ‘Public Perceptions of the Army’

    Lieutenant General Gerry Berragan, Adjutant General ‘The Army’s Dependence on Society‘

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    Tea and Coffee

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    Session Six: Discussion Panel – Integrating the Army Reserve

    Chair: Julian Brazier MP

    Speakers:

    Major General Ranald Munro, Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves) ‘Delivering the Integrated Model’

    Major General Kevin Abraham, Director General for Army Reform Mike Cherry, National Policy Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

    Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Paul Luker, Chief Executive, Council of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Associations

    Brigadier General Edward Burley, Commanding General Civil Affairs Command, US Army Reserve

    Brigadier William Sowry, Defence Adviser, Australian High Commission

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    Session Seven: The Army’s Contribution to UK Resilience

    Chair: Lieutenant General (Retd) Guy Swan, Vice President, Association of the United States Army

    Speakers:

    Peter Tallantire, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office ‘Civil Contingency Requirements’

    Major General Colin Boag, General Officer Commanding Support Command ‘The Army’s Role’

    Hamish Cameron, London Resilience Manager, Greater London Authority ‘Military Aid to the Civil Authorities’

    Dr Garren Mulloy, Daito Bunka University ‘Japanese Lessons Learned’

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    Closing remarks

    General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff

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    Lunch

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