Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference - Educational Program Announced

IDGA Editor

Tatiana Pose
Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference - Educational Program Announced
NEW YORK, NY – May 7, 2010 – The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) yesterday unveiled the program agenda and speaker roster for its Military Vehicles Conference taking place August 10-13, 2010 at the Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, MI. The conference is slated to run alongside the largest stand-alone military ground vehicles exhibition in the United States.

The much-awaited preliminary program agenda was posted on the event’s website ( yesterday afternoon. "The conference focuses on current and future initiatives to meet evolving requirements for the LAV, Stryker, M-ATV, MRAP, AAV, Abrams, Bradley and HMMWV" explained Shamara Ray, Program Director at IDGA. "It will delve into key military vehicle life-cycle management issues, provide essential program updates and explore crucial lessons learned from OIF and OEF for the various platforms."

Specific topics to be discussed at the conference include:

  • Acquisition strategies to maintain a combat ready force in Afghanistan
  • Latest updates on new requirements in vehicle platforms and modernization plans
  • Emerging power and energy technologies for military ground vehicles
  • Current challenges on M-ATV and acquisition strategy
  • Ensuring reliable and responsive vehicle overhaul at Depots
  • Military and industry partnerships in ground combat vehicle R&D
  • Advancements in military vehicle training and simulation technology
  • Challenges in developing lightweight materials with increased survivability and optimal armor protection
  • Latest updates on Army and Marine Corps military vehicle modernization strategy
Some of the experts on military ground vehicles confirmed to speak include:

  • Col Brian K. Buckles - Program Manager, Light Armored Vehicles, MARCORSYSCOM
  • COL Robert Schumitz - Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, PEO GCS
  • COL Cheri A. Provancha - Commander, Letterkenny Army Depot
  • LTC Coll S. Haddon - Program Manager, M-ATV, JPO MRAP
  • LTC Gregory A. Pickell - Chief, Training Technology Development, Joint Advanced Concepts Division, National Guard Bureau
  • CSM Clinton G. Hall - TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
In addition to the main conference, the event also features two full days of interactive, hands-on workshops covering Military Vehicle Armor, Power, Maintenance, and Modernization. Attendees will also enjoy access to the show floor theatre and exhibition area hosting over 200 exhibiting companies.
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