Program

 16.5.2017 | ARMED CORPS MEMORIAL, LATRUN
08:00 - 09:00
Gathering and Registration
09:00 - 09:00
Opening

Amir Rapaport, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, IsraelDefense

09:00 - 09:10
Opening Remarks and Greetings

Conference President, Maj. Gen. (Res.) Udi Shani, Head of Armored Corps Association; Former Director-General of the Israeli Ministry of DefenseBrig. Gen. (Res.)
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yom-Tov Tamir, Conference Chairman, former Head of the Land Warfare Research Center, Senior IDF Officer in General Staff and Command Positions at all Levels

09:10 - 09:30
Challenges of the Quickly-Changing Environment

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya’alon, Former Minister of Defense of Israel and Former IDF Chief of General Staff 

09:30 - 10:00
Ground Warfare – IDF Perspective

Maj. Gen. Kobi Barak, Commander of GOC Army Headquarters, IDF (pending final confirmation)

10:00 - 10:30
Strong Europe in the Year of Execution

Maj. Gen. Timothy P. McGuire, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe

10:30 - 10:50
Challenges at the Political and Military Level

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yoav Galant, Minister of Housing and Construction; Member of the Knesset State Security Cabinet

10:50 - 11:10
Combat in Complex Environments

Col. (Res.) Boaz Cohen, VP Land Systems, Elbit Systems Land & C4i

11:10 - 11:30
Network-Centric Warfare to Cope with the Operational Challenges

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Shmulik Ulansky, Head of the Center of Innovative Programs, Rafael

11:30 - 11:50
Morning Intermission and Exhibition Tour
11:50 - 12:10
The Middle East - Opportunities and Risks

Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad, Head of Institute for Policy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Institute, Herzliya 

12:10 - 12:30
Loitering Munitions - Opening the Vertical Dimension to Combat Commanders

Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Romm, Chairman of Board of Directors, UVision

12:30 - 12:50
Development Cycles and Product Lines in the Present and Future

Maj. Gen. (res.) Uzi Moskowitz, Programs and Projects VP, Space & Missiles Division, Israel Aerospace Industries; Former Head of the IDF C4I Corps

12:50 - 13:10
Speed of Assembly: International Perspectives

Brig. Gen. Simon Hutchings OBE (Late RLC), Commander 104 Logisitc Support Brigade, British Army

13:10 - 14:30
Intermission and Tour of Exhibition
14:30 - 15:00
Armor on the Battlefield - From the street to the Arena

Brig. Gen. Guy Hasson, Head of IDF Armored Corps (pending final confirmation)

15:00 - 15:20
Air Support for Ground Maneuvering

Col. (Res.) Ronnie Treyfus, Marketing director, Air systems, IMI Systems

15:20 - 15:40
Vision of the Network Battlefield and its Realization

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yiftach Ron-Tal, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Israel Electric Corporation; Former IDF GOC Commander

15:40 - 16:00
Technological and Business Influences on the Modern Battlefield

Yair Ramati, Marketing VP, Israel Aerospace Industries; Former head of IMOD "Homa" administration

16:00 - 16:20
Combat in a Complex Environment – from Vision to Reality

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Guy Tzur, Former IDF GOC commander (Pending final confirmation)

16:20 - 16:40
Challenges of Command in Complex Battlefields

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Gershon Hacohen, Former Commander of Chief of Staff Corps; Former Commander of IDF Colleges

16:40 - 17:00
Another View of Achieving Victory in a Complex and Adapting Environment with Operational Uncertainty

Col. (Res.) Gidi Netzer, Expert in Combatting Guerilla and Terrorist Systems in Israel, the Middle East and the Global Stage

17:00 - 17:15
Closing Remarks

Conference Chairman, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yom-Tov Tamir, Head of Institute for Land Warfare Studies

17:30 - 19:00
Official Latrun Week Cocktail Reception

(by invitation only) 

 17.5.2017 | ARMED CORPS MEMORIAL, LATRUN
Opening Remarks

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yom-Tov Tamir, Conference Chairman, former Head of the Land Warfare Research Center, Senior IDF Officer in General Staff and Command Positions at all Levels
Barbara Opall-Rome, Journalist, Defense News

09:00 - 09:20
Ministry of defense - Where to?

Brig. Gen. (res.) Roni Moreno, Deputy Director of Israeli Ministry of Defense; former IDF Chief Logistics Officer (pending final confirmation)

09:20 - 09:50
Challenges and Technological Solutions to Logistics in Future Warfare

Brig. Gen. Ziv Avtalyon, Head of the IDF Ground Forces Technology Division 

09:50 - 10:20
Logistics on the Modern Battlefield: Perspectives from the British Army

Brigadier Martin Moore, Head of Capability for Combat Service Support in the British Army Headquarters
Colonel Jim Priest, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff of Operational Support in the British Army Headquarters Field

10:20 - 10:40
Logistics in Emergency

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Zeev Tzuk-Ram, Deputy Chief of Staff for National Security and Head of Internal and Homeland Policy

10:40 - 11:00
Military Procurement

Brig. Gen. (res.) Shmuel Zucker, Head of IMOD’s ProcurementProduction Administration

11:00 - 11:30
Morning Intermission and Exhibition Tour
11:30 - 11:50
How Will the Future APV Look in 2025?

Brig. Gen. Baruch Matzliach, Head of the MERKAVA Tank Directorate, Ministry of Defense

11:50 - 12:10
Armored Fighting Vehicles - Breaking Equality

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Avigdor Klein, Former Head of IDF Armored Corps
Maxi Blum, Chief of Advanced Technologies and Armaments, Wales

12:10 - 12:30
Tanks, Robots and Other "Animals" - From Operational Need to Weapons

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shmuel Yachin, Former Senior Official, Israel Aerospace Industries & Israeli Ministry of Defense

12:30 - 12:50
More Thoughts on the Future Vehicle

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Didi Ben Yoash, Head of Carmel Development Team, MAFAT, Israeli Ministry of Defense

12:50 - 14:00
Intermission and Exhibition Tour
14:00 - 14:20
Challenges of Artillery in a Complex Battlefield

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Benny Mer, Senior IDF Artillery Officer and Chief of Staff of IDF Northern Command, VP of SBM

Afternoon Session | Technological Vision in the Service of the Future Battlefield

Moderator: Col. (Res.) Duddy Rokach, Former head of Weapons in IDF GOC Command; Founder, Sosa HLS Innovation Zone

14:40 - 15:00
Integration of Fighting Robots onto the Battlefield

Udi Gal, President, General Robotics

15:00 - 15:20
3D Printers

Ran Carmeli, Polymertal

15:20 - 15:40
Use of Grass-Eating Animals in Various Armies

Ofer Cohen, Former Head of Grass-Eating Animals Desk, IDF

15:40 - 16:00
How To Advance in Environments with Difficult Navigability

Dr. David Zarrouk, Director of the Bioinspired and Medical Robotics Laboratory, Ben-Gurion University

16:00 - 16:10
Closing Remarks

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yom-Tov Tamir, Conference Chairman, former Head of the Land Warfare Research Center, Senior IDF Officer in General Staff and Command Positions at all Levels