Never before have military engineers needed to take on such a wide range of tasks. Recent stabilisation and humanitarian operations from Haiti and Pakistan to combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have proved that military engineers remain the central pillar to any operation - no matter what the required outcomes. Military Engineering 2011 - the largest gathering of high level government, military and industry engineering experts outside the USA is taking place on the 25-27 January 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme has been developed this year to bring even more decision makers, influencers and those at the forefront of current operations together to give you the crucial feedback and lessons learned direct from the front line.
Over 200 Senior military and industry experts attended Military Engineering 2010, with representatives from over 40 countries and 130 organisations.
The 2011 event will be even more interative, allowing small groups of attendees to discuss specific and clearly defined military engineering challenges and present back to the entire conference. Why let the speakers on the programme do all the work when you may have something to share?
Esteemed high level speaker panel includes:
- Brigadier General Bryan Watson, Commandant, US Army Engineer School, USA
- Major General Daniel Benjamin, Chief of Staff (Infrastructure and Environment) and Chief Military Engineer, Canadian Armed Forces, Canada
- Colonel Neil Greet, Military dvisor, Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence, Australia
- Colonel Hans Jürgen Kasselmann, Director, Civil-Military Co-Operation Centre of Excellence, Netherlands
- Colonel Robert Kaiser, Command Engineer, US Army Africa, USA
- Colonel Norberto Cintron, Command Engineer, USSOUTHCOM, USA
- Colonel John Kem, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, USA
- Colonel Giuseppe Fabio Carbonara, Chief Engineer, NATO SHAPE, Brussels
- Colonel Jean-Marie Ferber, Engineer Chief, Engineering Division, EuroCorps
The full speaker line up can be seen here
Pre-conference Workshop - Tuesday 25th January
Diversity is a critical element of a military engineer's operational work. As the operating environment continues to become more complex, military engineers are finding themselves working with a wide range of civilian organisations. This workshop is designed to maximise interactively between the military and some of the leading civilian organisations operating in disaster relief, stability operations and contractor support today.
See workshop agenda here
Programme Day 1 - Wednesday 26th January
Strategic Insight, Practical Solutions
Effective military engineering operations require planning, organisation and above all, well trained personnel. This first main day of the conference will focus on the strategy and doctrine necessary for effective engineering operations as well as a focus on an armed forces most important asset - it's people.
Force Insight session
Flexibility is the key to success and in the current economic climate - flexibility means value for money. This session will focus on the latest changes to operational engineering structures in making our assets more deployable and better prepared than ever.
Training Insight session
Armed forces train their personnel differently in order to deal with their own unique engineering needs. This session will include presentations and time for interactive discussion from three of the leading nations at the forefront of combat operations.
Innovation Showcase Session
The defence industry is an integral battle-winning element when it comes to the delivery and support of modern military engineering equipment. The following four short presentations are designed to give you a bite sized insight into the very latest innovations offered by the defence industry.
See Day One agenda here
Programme Day 2 - Thursday 27th January
Operational and tactical challenges
The operational environment is constantly changing. Whether it is mobility challenges in a disaster stricken area or combat engineering support on operations in Afghanistan then this final day of the conference will provide you with lessons learned and operational feedback that you will want to hear and discuss.
Feedback and Lessons Learned session
The following four presentations and subsequent interactive discussions will provide you with exclusive access to current and recently returned operational commanders from both current conflicts and ongoing developments around the world.
Innovation Showcase Session
This session provides you with another opportunity to listen and interact with the leaders from industry who are producing and delivering innovative products and services to the military engineering community.
Counter-IED and EOD Challenges Session
The final session of this conference focuses on one of the most challenging areas of military engineering support - how to detect and defeat the wide range of improvised threats. The session will also focus on traditional EOD support.
See Day Two agenda here
Maximise your involvement at Military Engineering 2011
The conference will bring together the key personnel from the military engineering community. This will provide the perfect opportunity for organisations working within this field to contribute their experience and expertise in solutions to the challenges facing the military engineering community.
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Registration is now open for the event.
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