International Armoured Vehicles 18
About International Armoured Vehicles The annual International Armoured Vehicles Conference (IAVs) has gained a reputation as the world’s premier international meeting ground for all elements of the armoured community. IAVs has established itself among the world’s Armies, Marine Corps, procurement officials, and industry representatives as the unbiased quality forum to focus solely upon land vehicles and force protection. The audience grows each year and in 2017 attracted 635 armoured vehicles professionals from 41 nations – including 266 industry experts and 369 military leaders and offered an unparalleled opportunity to share varied experiences in this vital field, at a venue that offers the space to exhibit, confer and network with a wide variety of international colleagues all on one site. Now in its 18th year, the conference has helped contribute to the debate around many timely subjects over the years; charting trends in armoured vehicles, from the rise of the MRAP to the more recent increase in demand for 6x6 and 8x8 wheeled vehicles. The 2018 agenda includes a streamed day dedicated to retrofit and modernization and in-service support, two further days comprise the main conference, and a workshop on the fourth and final day. Regular attendees will note some enduring themes: the need for dialogue between industry and military; an emphasis on realistic, pragmatic and simple requirements; modularity, scalability and future proofing enabled by an Open System Architecture (OSA); the exchange of lessons and requirements between nations and partners, and; the refutation of the suggestion that the tank is dead! Defence IQ, the conference organisers, specialise is creating world-leading conferences including the global series of Armoured Vehicles conferences which takes place across Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe, as well as this flagship international conference held in London. Defence IQ works closely with governments, armed forces and industry partners around the world with an extensive portfolio of events that spans the Air, Land and Maritime domains. Whether you are a military practitioner, acquisition staffer, decision maker, programme manager, technical expert, industrial supplier or strategic leader, I believe you will all benefit considerably from attending IAVs and look forward to welcoming you to Twickenham early next year.