Conference Day Two: Thursday, 31 August 2017

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Registration, refreshments and networking

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairman’s welcome

  • Working out most effective plans to maintain and keep equipment operational and effective in combat situation
  • Reviewing strategies to recapitalise equipment, remanufacture, upgrade, procure new equipment or improve maintenance practices
  • Integrating on-site maintenance capabilities for enhanced equipment durability

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Lt. Gen (R) Giorgio Battisti

Former Commander of Training and Doctrine Command
Italian Army
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Brigadier General Francois Ndiaye

Chief of Army Staff
Senegal
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Senior Representative

Artillery Division
Ghana Armed Forces

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Developing and integrating ISR assets for enhanced indirect and joint fires

Lt. Gen (R) Giorgio Battisti, Former Commander of Training and Doctrine Command, Italian Army
  • Integrating ISR capability and looking into upgrade requirements to enhance joint fires accuracy and effectiveness
  • Foreseen future requirements when considering the nature of future conflicts and the desire for greater integration into the joint fires environment
  • Coordinating and synchronizing all aspects of operational fires with component commands, and multinational forces

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Lt. Gen (R) Giorgio Battisti

Former Commander of Training and Doctrine Command
Italian Army

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Armoured warfare in urban areas

Senior Representative, Armoured Corps Division, Benin Armed Forces
  • Adapting armoured vehicles for urban warfare by reviewing sizes, shape, weights, armour, armaments, propulsion, connectivity and battlefield awareness
  • Delivering local fire power and allowing protected manoeuvres fighting in cities by being able to survive in the streets
  • Favouring highly manoeuvrable and sprint capability over long-range sustainability to protect manoeuvre, movement, and resupply

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Senior Representative

Armoured Corps Division
Benin Armed Forces

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee and networking break, corporate videos and media interviews

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Improving design of land equipment

Senior Representative, Signals Brigade, Senegal Armed Forces
  • Involving manufacturers, end-users and all decision makers to meet all expectations and ensure armed forces are in the best conditions to achieve their mission
  • Examining the best communication channels for industry and armed forces to work together
  • Supporting exchange between industries and armed forces to design the best suited equipment

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Senior Representative

Signals Brigade
Senegal Armed Forces

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Developing artillery for modern day warfare

Senior Representative, Artillery Division, Ghana Armed Forces
  • Increasing precision in a simplified and cost-effective manner for future fires capabilities
  • Discussing the desire to increase precision in a simplified and cost-effective manner for the 120mm mortar
  • Analysis of the requirement to update mature ammunition and assessment of the current command and control limitation

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Senior Representative

Artillery Division
Ghana Armed Forces

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Integrating technology advances in vehicle designs for African operations

  • Gearing up development, production and service activities to ensure the best possible protection for soldiers on deployment
  • Facing the increasing frequency and intensity of conflicts and disputes through increased efforts to improve security and mobility
  • Tailoring vehicle designs as per the hostile terrains of Africa

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Corporate videos followed by networking lunch

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Armoured vehicles on asymmetric missions: Developing agility across the armed forces

Brigadier General Jack Sinyangwe, Chief of Policy, Doctrine and Strategy Development Branch, Zambia Army
  • Deploying agile forces to react quickly to emerging crises and execute missions against adversaries employing asymmetric means
  • Generating smart, effective and up-to-date measures to adapt response to unconventional and asymmetrical warfare
  • Using specialised and light combat vehicles to improve mobility

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Brigadier General Jack Sinyangwe

Chief of Policy, Doctrine and Strategy Development Branch
Zambia Army

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Shortening repair times by ensuring availability of spare parts for tactical combat vehicles

Brigadier General (Ret. ITA AR) Giuseppe Morabito, Member of NATO Defense College Foundation (NDCF), Italy Armed Forces
  • Securing spare parts for the whole systems lifecycle and simplifying spare parts supply procurement and supply chain
  • Integrating third party service technicians within the armed forces maintenance platform
  • Developing local in country suppliers to ensure spare parts availability

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Brigadier General (Ret. ITA AR) Giuseppe Morabito

Member of NATO Defense College Foundation (NDCF)
Italy Armed Forces

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Utilising light-weight off-road vehicles in hostile terrains to combat operational ambush

Senior Representative, Armoured Corps Division, Senegal Armed Forces
  • Deploying all terrain versatile vehicle that can be utilised across border patrol, reconnaissance, convoy-escort and rescue missions
  • Having a highly-mobile vehicle with a potent fire support with a combination of commander, driver and gunners is highly advantageous for armed forces
  • Improving speed and using the surprise effect factor against enemy forces

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Senior Representative

Armoured Corps Division
Senegal Armed Forces

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Balancing weight, weaponry and mobility for an efficient use of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs)

  • Navigating different options to find the right mix of protection level without compromising on weight, autonomy and manoeuvrability to safely transport personnel to conflict areas
  • Transporting VIPs using APCs and ensuring safety of top dignitaries
  • Rapid troop deployment using APCs during combat operations

3:30 PM - 3:30 PM Closing ceremony

Senior Representative, Ghana Armed Forces,

Guest of honour –

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Senior Representative

Ghana Armed Forces
The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight. For the most up-to-date programme, please visit the event website.