RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2023

Mobilising Today to Secure Tomorrow

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£180 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

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In Person Non-Member Ticket

£360 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

OPEN TO ALL

In Person Non-Member Concession Ticket

£240 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

Serving military personnel, students, under 30s and over 65s

Online Member Ticket

£36 (incl. VAT) online event fee

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Online Non-Member Ticket

£72 (incl. VAT) online event fee

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Overview

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the outcome of the war will determine the terms of European security for years to come. There is therefore an acute and strategic need to determine what should underpin the continent’s security and how NATO allies must mobilise to deliver upon that vision.

At the same time, the capabilities employed in Ukraine have indicated the extent of the changes in land warfare that are on the horizon. The fidelity of stand-off sensors and the evaporation of rear area security pose far-reaching challenges to established concepts of operation. How armies ensure that they are modernising to be prepared for the next fight, rather than the last, must drive priorities in investment and experimentation, for the next fight may not be in Europe and may impose very different quandaries.

Land Warfare Conference 2023, run in partnership between the Royal United Services Institute and the British Army’s Chief of the General Staff, aims to bring together the land forces community from across the UK’s partners and allies worldwide to address the conceptual challenges of the future.

This year’s conference will focus on the lessons from Ukraine, the future demands placed on alliance members through NATO, the requirements for a future force, and how the military can recruit the right talent and build an appropriate relationship with the defence industry to deliver it. The conference will explore how armies must mobilise not just to win the fight today but to secure tomorrow.

Tickets

In Person Conference Tickets

  • RUSI Member price: £180 (incl. VAT)
  • Non-Member price: £360 (incl. VAT)
  • Non-Member concession price: £240 (incl. VAT)
    - Students, under 30s, over 65s and serving military personnel are eligible for our non-member concessionary rate.

 

Online Conference Tickets

  • RUSI Member price: £36 (incl. VAT)
  • Non-Member price: £72 (incl. VAT)

 

Programme

Day 1: 26 June 2023, 12:00 - 17:00

Day 2: 27 June 2023, 09:00 - 17:00

In Person Member Ticket

£180 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

MEMBERS ONLY

Join RUSI or

In Person Non-Member Ticket

£360 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

OPEN TO ALL

In Person Non-Member Concession Ticket

£240 (incl. VAT) in-person event fee

Serving military personnel, students, under 30s and over 65s

Online Member Ticket

£36 (incl. VAT) online event fee

MEMBERS ONLY

Join RUSI or

Online Non-Member Ticket

£72 (incl. VAT) online event fee

OPEN TO ALL

Speakers

Speakers include:

General Sir Patrick Sanders KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen: Chief of the General Staff of the British Army

Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Chairman of the Centre of Defence Strategies, Ukraine

Lieutenant General Pasi Välimäki, Commander of the Finnish Army

Lieutenant General Iulian Berdilă, Commander of Romanian Land Forces

Lieutenant General Sharon Nesmith, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army

Professor Nina Kollars, US Naval War College

Major General (Retd) Mick Ryan AM, Author

Major General John Kline, TRADOC, US Army

Major General James Bowder OBE, Director of Futures, British Army

Michael Kofman, Director of the Russia Programme, Center of Naval Analysis

Brigadier General Herve Pierre, Commander of 9 Marine Infantry Brigade, Armee de Terre

Brigadier General Jonathan Byrom, Commander of Multi-Domain Task Force 2, US Army

Agenda

Day One

  • -

    Registration and Coffee

  • -

    Keynote Opening Remarks

    Chair: Sir David Lidington KCB CBE Chairman, RUSI

    Speaker: Gen Sir Patrick Sanders KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff, British Army

  • -

    Session One: Lessons from Ukraine

    Chair: Prof Tracy German – Reader in Defence Studies, King’s College London

    Speakers:

    Mr Andriy Zagorodnyuk – Chairman, Centre for Defence Strategies

    Lt Gen Sir Ralph Wooddisse KCB, CBE, MC – Commander Field Army, British Army

    Michael Kofman – Director Russia Studies Programme, Center for Naval Analysis

  • -

    Coffee Break

  • -

    Session Two: NATO's New Force Posture

    Chair: Prof Ursula Schroeder Director of Research on European Peace and Security, University of Hamburg

    Speakers:

    Lt Gen Pasi Välimäki Commander Land Forces, Finnish Army

    Maj Gen Greg Anderson Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division, US Army

    Lt Gen Nick Borton DSO, MBE Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, British Army

    Maj Gen Matthew Van Wagenen DCOS Ops, SHAPE

  • -

    Coffee Break

  • -

    Session Three: Mobilising Industry

    Chair: Prof Justin Bronk – Senior Research Fellow for Airpower and Technology, RUSI

    Speakers:

    Lt Gen Sharon Nesmith – Deputy Chief of the General Staff, British Army

    Louise Atkinson – Managing Director, Defence Equipment, Babcock 

    Alex Cresswell – CEO, Thales UK

    Wendy Gilmour – Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, NATO

  • -

    Keynote Closing Remarks

    Chair: Dr Jonathan Eyal Associate Director, RUSI

    Speakers: The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP Secretary of State for Defence

Day Two

  • -

    Registration and Coffee

  • -

    Opening Keynote Address

    Chair: Prof Malcolm Chalmers – Deputy Director General, RUSI

    Speakers: The Rt Hon James Heappey MP – Minister for the Armed Forces

  • -

    Session One: The Future Force

    Chair: Shashank Joshi – Defence Editor, The Economist

    Speakers:

    Dr Jack Watling – Senior Research Fellow for Land Warfare, RUSI

    Maj Gen James Bowder OBE – Director of Futures, British Army

    Dean Rosenfield – Managing Director, Saab UK

    Prof Nina Kollars – Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute, US Naval War College

  • -

    Coffee Break

  • -

    Session Two: The Skills for Tomorrow

    Chair: Air Cdre Paul O'Neill CBE – Director Military Siences, RUSI

    Speakers:

    Lt Gen Ian Cave CBE – Commander Home Command, British Army

    Maj Gen John Kline – TRADOC, US Army

    Marianne Green – Director, Deloitte

    Col James Leask – AH Workforce Plans, Personnel Directorate, British Army

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    Lunch

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    Session Three: Integrating the Force

    Chair: Fred Hargreaves OBE – Director of Strategy - L3Harris

    Speakers:

    Brigadier General Herve Pierre – Commander 9 Marine Infantry Brigade, Armee de Terre

    Brig Gen Jonathan Byrom – Commander, Multi Domain Task Force 2, US Army

    Sarah Randall – Head of Business Development, TacCIS, General Dynamics

  • -

    Coffee Break

  • -

    Session Four: The Wider Utility of Land Power

    Chair: Dr Sidharth Kaushal Research Fellow Sea Power RUSI

    Speakers:

    Maj Gen (Retd) Mick Ryan AM Author 

    Lt Col Sean McCulloch Staff Officer, NZDF

    Prof Nina Wilen Director, Africa Programme, Egmont Institute for International Relations

    Gen Pierre Schill CEMAT, Armee de Terre

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    Closing Remarks

    Chair: Dr Jack Watling Senior Research Fellow for Land Warfare, RUSI 

    Speaker: Gen Patrick Sanders KCB, CBE, DSO, ADC Gen Chief of the General Staff, British Army

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