RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2022

The RUSI Land Warfare Conference is the UK’s pre-eminent gathering of the international land forces community, hosted annually on behalf of the UK’s Chief of the General Staff.

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locationChurch House, Westminster | Online: C+

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Overview

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has directly challenged the international order, leading to a reappraisal of notions of deterrence. Its repercussions have shone a fresh spotlight on the utility of land forces. Beyond Europe, the ‘Competitive Age’ emphasised in the UK’s 2021 Integrated Review is being realised, as the world copes with the aftermath of the lingering coronavirus pandemic, increasing pressure on the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific, stabilisation operations in weak and failing states across the globe, and the continuing deadly spectre of international terrorism.

Simultaneously, the increasing pace of technological change will bestow advantages to those armies that transform to operate and fight in the digital age, but threatens to eclipse those who fail to do so at a speed of relevance. Armies must not only adapt to a new technological reality, but also ensure that they have the right people in order to equip future missions with the appropriate capabilities, understanding, skills and posture.

The Land Warfare Conference 2022 will bring together allies and partners to discuss how armies are ensuring mission readiness while pursuing technological transformation.

Speakers

Speakers will include:

  • General Sir Patrick Sanders – Designate Chief of the General Staff, British Army
  • Oleksandr Danylyuk – Former Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Ukraine
  • Major General Sharon Nesmith – Former General Officer Commanding, Army Recruiting and Initial Training Command (ARITC)
  • Dr Michael Knights – Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow, The Washington Institute
  • Professor Anthony King – Professor of War Studies, Warwick University
  • Hon. Christine Wormuth – United States Secretary of the Army
  • Rory Stewart – Former Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom
  • Lieutenant General Alfons Mais – Chief of Staff, German Army
  • Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO – Chief of the Australian Army (*presenting remotely)

Members In-Person Conference Pass

£300 (excl. VAT) in-person event fee

MEMBERS ONLY

Join RUSI or

Members Online Conference Pass

£30 (excl. VAT) online event fee

MEMBERS ONLY

Join RUSI or

Non-Members In-Person Conference Pass

£600 (excl. VAT) in-person event fee

OPEN TO ALL

Non-Members Online Conference Pass

£60 (excl. VAT) online event fee

OPEN TO ALL

Agenda

Day One

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    Registration and Refreshments

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    Opening Remarks

    Speaker: Dr Karin von Hippel, Director-General, RUSI

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    Session One: Keynote Speech

    Chair: Sir David Lidington, RUSI Chair

    Speaker: General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff, British Army

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    Session Two: The Shifting European Security Paradigm

    Chair: Dr Jack Watling, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI

    Speakers:

    • Dr Anya Fink, Research Scientist (Russian Studies Programme), US 
    • Oleksandr Danylyuk, Special Advisor to Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
    • Major General Matt Van Wagenen, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, SHAPE, NATO
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    Break

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    Session Three: The Utility of Land Power in Deterrence

    Chair: Maria de Goeij, Analyst, TRSS International, UK

    Speakers:

    • Major General James Bowder, D Futures, British Army  
    • Sam Cranny-Evans, Research Analyst, RUSI and Dr Sidharth Kaushal, Research Fellow, RUSI
    • Colonel Ed Werkheiser, US Army’s Futures and Concepts Centre, Army Futures Command
    • Senior NATO Speaker (TBA)
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    Lunch Break

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    Session Four: Talent Development - Identifying the Future Soldier

    Chair: Paul O’Neill, Director of Military Sciences, RUSI

    Speakers:

    • Lieutenant General Jennie Carignan, Chief Professional Conduct Culture, Canadian Armed Forces
    • Major General Sharon Nesmith, Former General Officer Commanding ARITC, British Army
    • Dr Christina Balis, Global Campaign Director, Training & Mission Rehearsal, QinetiQ, UK
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    Break

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    Session Five: Disrupting the Conventional Battlefield

    Chair: TBA

    Speakers:

    • Dr Michael Knights, Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow, Washington Institute
    • Lieutenant General Ralph Wooddisse, Commander Field Army, British Army
    • Professor Anthony King, Chair of War Studies, Warwick University
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    Session Six: Closing Keynote

    Chair: Professor Michael Clarke, Former Director-General, RUSI

    Speaker: Honorable Christine Wormuth, US Secretary of the  Army

Day Two

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    Registration and Refreshments

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    Opening Remarks

    Speaker: Dr Sarah Ashbridge, Research Fellow, RUSI

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    Session Seven: Ministerial Keynote

    Chair: Professor Malcolm Chalmers, Deputy Director-General, RUSI

    Speaker: Jeremy Quin MP, Minister of State for Defence Procurement 
     

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    Session Eight: Persistent Engagement and Partnered Operations

    Chair: Kate Clarke, Afghanistan Analysts Network

    Speakers:         

    • Rory Stewart, Former UK cabinet minister and parliamentarian
    • Lieutenant General Carsten Jacobson, Retired Commander 1st Panzer Division, Germany, formerly  NATO ARRC Headquarters, Gloucester
    • Major General Colin Weir, Chief of Staff Land Forces, British Army
    • Colonel Dai Bevan, Commander Operation CABRIT, British Army
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    Break

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    Session Nine: Integrating for Complex Environments

    As wars become increasingly technological, how are developments enhancing physical capabilities and improving interoperability across services and alliances?

    Chair: Beth McGrath, Global Industry Leader for Government and Public Services, Deloitte UK

    Speakers:

    • Bob Seymour, Vice President C4I and Cyber, Elbit Systems, UK
    • Major General John Collyer, Directorate of Information, British Army
    • Rob Bassett Cross, CEO, Adarga, UK
    • Justin Bronk, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI 
       
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    Lunch Break

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    Session Ten: Interoperability Amidst Transformation

    Countries are rapidly modernising their land forces with new C2 architectures and complex weapons. How can nations ensure interoperability for these systems, especially as coalitions become increasingly diverse?

    Chair: Dr Jonathan Eyal, Associate Director, RUSI

    Speakers: 

    • Lieutenant General Rick Burr, Chief of the Australian Army
    • Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, Chief of Staff, German Army
    • TBA
    • Plus a special guest from Ukraine
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    Closing Remarks

    Chair: TBA

    Speaker: General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of the General Staff, British Army

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