This event will advise on the recent developments within land capability, with a focus on the emerging strategic context, the innovation needed to stay at the forefront of technology developments, the requirement to reduce logistic need and streamline its delivery and the information architectures to inform and enable future army operations.

As CSR is about to be undertaken, this will allow industry leaders to understand how better to engage with the end-customer and on what, discuss ideas with Army staff at an extensive networking opportunity, talk through associated need for research/innovation and assist industry to anticipate future requirements, identify common interests, and provide the best possible levels of industrial support.


09:00 Registration & refreshments

09:45 Welcome & introduction - Willy Hockin OBE, Director Defence, ADS

10:00 Keynote address - Major General Chris Tickell CBE, Director Capability

10:20 Capability Management Strategy - Brigadier Kevin Copsey OBE, Head of Future Force Development

10:50 Refreshment break

11:20 Support strategy - Brigadier Andrew Stuart MBE, Head of Equipment, Supportive Directorate

11:40 The Impact of the Digital Era on Capability - Major General Jon Cole OBE, Director Information

12:00 Industry view - James Allibone, UK Deputy Managing Director, MBDA & Lionel Nierop, Director, Digital Concepts Engineering

12:20 Refreshments

12:30 Speaker panel & open forum - Chaired by Major General Chris Tickell CBE, Director Capability

13:10 Briefing for networking activities - Willy Hockin OBE, Director Defence, ADS

13:15 Lunch

14:00 Networking

15:00 Depart



Please note revised date of 4 July; this is a delay from the previously advertised 11 June.