International Armoured Vehicles Revamps its Look to Welcome Global Leaders and SMEs

12 Octo­ber 2011 – Lon­don, UK — Defence IQ recent­ly launched its 2012 Inter­na­tion­al Armoured Vehi­cles pro­gramme, fea­tur­ing a revamped look and new home at the FIVE in Farn­bor­ough. These changes are part of the major devel­op­ments into expand­ing the event’s reach, as well as increas­ing the UK’s role host­ing the inter­na­tion­al armoured vehi­cle com­mu­ni­ty. (www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com)

Although Inter­na­tion­al Armoured Vehi­cles has main­tained its tra­di­tion­al stance as a meet­ing place between mil­i­tary and the major defence con­trac­tors, its plat­form this year has been notice­ably altered to extend its reach and to accom­mo­date small and medi­um enter­pris­es (SMEs). Com­ple­ment­ing the high-pro­file mil­i­tary pre­sen­ta­tions and debates, the event is expand­ing its ded­i­cat­ed “Inno­va­tion Stage” designed to facil­i­tate direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion between OEMs and SMEs on new vehi­cle pro­gramme require­ments and inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts, and intro­duc­ing the all new G6 Indus­try Lead­ers Glob­al Strat­e­gy Debate, an open con­ver­sa­tion between 6 thought lead­ers from the defence indus­try on what they fore­see as the future of armoured vehi­cles.

All of this goes hand in hand with the pur­pose of the show, to increase the influx of inter­na­tion­al mil­i­tary and indus­try lead­ers from the armoured vehi­cles com­mu­ni­ty to the UK. Along­side mil­i­tary speak­ers rep­re­sent­ing both NATO and ISAF nations, as well as the Mid­dle East, Asia and Africa, show organ­is­ers Defence IQ recent­ly con­firmed the UAE based defence man­u­fac­tur­er Tawazun, with addi­tion­al indus­try part­ners includ­ing OshKosh, Nex­ter, Ive­co, RUAG and Renault. Sig­nif­i­cant­ly, in line with the increased pres­ence of inter­na­tion­al OEMs, the Lon­don Cham­ber of Com­merce & Indus­try has part­nered with the show, in efforts to sup­port UK SMEs onsite.

The entire show, which com­pris­es of a con­fer­ence and exhi­bi­tion hall, will take place at the FIVE in Farn­bor­ough, notice­ably clos­er to the British Army’s heart­land in Eng­land. In addi­tion it will show­case the UK’s role as host to the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, with open­ing and clos­ing keynote speech­es from Min­is­ter Peter Luff MP, Min­is­ter for Defence Equip­ment, Sup­port and Tech­nol­o­gy, UK Min­istry of Defence and Gen­er­al Sir Peter Wall, KCB, CBE, ADC Gen., Chief of the Gen­er­al Staff, British Army.

Com­plete event infor­ma­tion is avail­able on the event web­site at www.internationalarmouredvehicles.com. Appli­ca­tions for vis­i­tor pass­es to the exhib­it hall are now being accept­ed; entrance fees to the exhib­it hall are waived upon approval, how­ev­er, con­fer­ence pass fees will apply. Con­tact Kim Vig­ilia at kim.vigilia@iqpc.co.uk for enquiries.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kim Vig­ilia | IQPC, 2nd Floor, 129 Wilton Road, Lon­don SW1V 1JZ | Tel: +44 20 7368 9737