Registration Now Open for the 5th Annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe Conference

SMi Group Reports: 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 20th and 21st May 2019.

With the $2.5 billion defence contract, due to be signed imminently, the Czech Armed Forces can expect to receive the first of their 210 modern Infantry Fighting Vehicles in early 2019; the rest being delivered over the course of the next 10 years. This contract will be the largest single military purchase for the Czech Armed Forces, as they strive to modernise their land forces by 2026.

Not only does this highlight the immense importance that NATO Nations are placing on Infantry Fighting Vehicles, but it also outlines the fundamental importance of Central and Eastern Europe as a region, both for the security of neighbouring allies and for the rest of Europe.

Taking place in Prague, Czech Republic on the 20th and 21st May 2019, SMi's 5th annual Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe conference returns to explore combat vehicle development in this highly dynamic region.

Delegates will gain regionally focused key note briefings from senior military figures across the V4 Nations as well as briefings from Estonia, Slovenia and Austria.

SMi Group are delighted to welcome the confirmed speakers during the two-day event, a few of them include:
• Major General Ivo Strecha, Director of the Force Development Division, Czech Armed Forces
• Lieutenant General Dr Gábor Böröndi, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Hungarian Defence Forces
• Colonel Hans-Joerg Voll, Branch Chief, Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Center ACCDC, Bundeswehr

The conference brochure will shortly be available to download from the event website, request your copy now at

With the role of the main battle tank in decline, it is crucial that regional forces are increasingly investing in updating their legacy armoured fighting vehicles with modernised equipment as well as procuring the latest vehicles with the most up to date capabilities available on the market today.

The event last year attracted a range of regional and international attendees from: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA.

There is an Early Bird offer available until 31/01/19, register today to save £400 at

Proudly sponsored by: Lockheed Martin, Microflown AVISA, The Soucy Group
For information on exhibiting and or sponsoring at Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe 2019, please contact Justin Predescu on Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6748 or Email:

For media enquiries contact, please contact Shannon Cargan on Tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6138 or Email:

Future Armoured Vehicles Central and Eastern Europe
20th- 21st May 2019
Prague, Czech Republic

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