27-29 March, 2017
Sheraton Tysons Corner Hotel, Tysons, VA

Main Day One

8:45 am - 9:30 am Registration & Coffee

9:30 am - 9:45 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am KEYNOTE: Opening Remarks on behalf of the CSA


9:45 am - 10:30 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:Modernizing U.S. Army

Lieutenant General John Murray, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8,U.S. Army


Lieutenant General John Murray

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8
U.S. Army

10:30 am - 11:00 am Demo Drive and Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

Continue the conversation over some coffee and light
snacks while meeting up with each of our exclusive sponsors
and find out what they can do for you!

11:00 am - 11:45 am Future Operational Requirements of Amphibious Armored Vehicles in Order to Increase Land Mobility and Speed Capabilities

Colonel John Atkinson, Director, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division,U.S. Marine Corps
·· Future capabilities of All Terrain Vehicles and Multi-Role
·· Enhancing the composition of amphibious vehicles to
protect against multiple attacks
·· The significance of the littorals for freedom of movement
and action

Colonel John Atkinson

Director, Fires and Maneuver Integration Division
U.S. Marine Corps

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Philippine Army’s Defense Perspective in Addressing the Challenges of Armored Vehicles and Emerging Threats

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Networking Luncheon

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: US Southern Command’s perspective on current armored vehicle modernization in Latin America

Lieutenant General Joseph DiSalvo, Military Deputy Commander,U.S. Southern Command
·· Evaluating threat assessment and dynamics of the
mission to identify the appropriate equipment required
·· Better equipping Armored Fighting Vehicles to support
an array of situations

Lieutenant General Joseph DiSalvo

Military Deputy Commander
U.S. Southern Command

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Addressing the Challenges of Program Modernizations and Military Foreign Sales

Major General Major General Frank Muth, Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program,U.S. Army Security Assistance Command

Major General Major General Frank Muth

Program Manager-Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program
U.S. Army Security Assistance Command

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

During this break, pre-selected speakers will be arranged
in the networking hall to answer any of your questions.
Come and pick their brains!
The panel will include the participation of key government
leaders from Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin
America. During the panel key leaders will have the
opportunity to share challenges and solutions their
government is faced with as well as provide insight on
current projects and acquisitions.

Brigadier General Didi Benyoash

Head, Future Combat Vehicle Development Team (retired)
Israel Ministry of Defense


Major General Bernard Barrera

Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Programs and Acquisition
French Army


Lieutenant Colonel Armin Dirks

German Ministry of Defence

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm NATO’s Perspective on Armored Vehicles in Eastern Europe

·· Procuring vehicles that are robust and adaptable to an
array of regions
·· Increasing diversity to address increasingly
sophisticated threats
·· Adopting and integrating electronic and cyber elements
into the vehicles
·· International and multinational partnerships to enhance
training and readiness

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Chairperson's Closing Remarks