The Chief of the Air Staff’s
Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024

17 - 18 July 2024

Venue:

IET, Savoy Place, London and Online

Details

Description

The Chief of the Air Staff’s Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024 brings together global leaders in Air and Space Power with captains of industry and technology, enhanced by experts from international academia.

The conference explores the strategic challenges facing the Royal Air Force and Whole Force partners as well as international partners and global allies through a combination of keynote speakers, presentations and diverse panels formed of military, academic, industrial and other scientific and practitioner experts. The conference annually attracts 550 senior military and business personnel, including over 50 chiefs of the air and space forces and other force commands. It leads into the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Held at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, London, the Global Air and Space Chiefs’ Conference features conference, networking areas and displays and an exclusive reception on the evening of Day One. The conference is also broadcast for virtual attendees.

This year’s Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024 will be based around the theme of Deterrence, with a focus on the role of Interoperability and Integration in deterring our adversaries and the threats we face. It will explore how our Air and Space Forces can work together seamlessly to counter the future threats facing us all, and how we can use emerging technologies to ensure our capabilities remain at the cutting edge.

The Conference will comprise the following: 

Wednesday 17 July

Contemporary Air and Space Power: This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world.

One Team, One Fight: This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.

Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice: This first session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter the current and future threats we face.

Session 2: Integrated Deterrence: This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains. Three international air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will provide their perspectives.

Session 3: Integration and Interoperability – Air Perspectives: This session will see Air chiefs provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.

Thursday 18 July

Keynote Session: Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton and an international air force chief.

Session 4: Technology & Deterrence: This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Strategy), Air Vice-Marshal Simon S. Edwards

‘As ever, we are very much looking forward to CAS Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference. It has never been more important to come together and share perspectives and thinking on how best to employ and develop air and space power. This matters as we seek to safeguard our collective security and prosperity against the spectrum of strategic threats which face us all.’

Tickets on sale now

Please click on the ticket tab at the top of the page to purchase.

Sponsorship opportunities start from £4,950 + VAT. For more information please email catherine@airspacepower.com

 

GOLD TICKETS £899 + VAT

There are a limited numbers of gold tickets available to the conference. These tickets will provide:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • An invitation to the VIP Lunch in The Riverside Room on the top floor of the IET on Wednesday 17 July
  • An invitation to the VIP Evening Reception held in The Riverside Room and on The Johnson Roof Terrace (weather permitting) at the IET
  • Lunch on Thursday 18 July will be on the ground floor for all delegates
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

SILVER TICKETS £499 + VAT

Silver tickets provide the holder with:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • Lunch on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July on the ground floor
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

VIRTUAL TICKETS

  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Full access and catch-up facilities available
Strategic Partners

Event Details

Start date: 17 July 2024

End date: 18 July 2024

Start time: 09:00 BST

End time: 17:00 BST

Venue: IET London, Savoy Place, WC2R 0BL

Tickets

The Chief of the Air Staff’s
Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024

Ticket sales are currently offline for scheduled maintenance and will return later today.

GOLD TICKETS £899 + VAT

There are a limited numbers of gold tickets available to the conference. These tickets will provide:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • An invitation to the VIP Lunch in The Riverside Room on the top floor of the IET on Wednesday 17 July
  • An invitation to the VIP Evening Reception held in The Riverside Room and on The Johnson Roof Terrace (weather permitting) at the IET
  • Lunch on Thursday 18 July will be on the ground floor for all delegates
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

SILVER TICKETS £499 + VAT

Silver tickets provide the holder with:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • Lunch on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July on the ground floor
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

VIRTUAL TICKETS

  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Full access and catch-up facilities available

Agenda

Day One
0830Venue registration open
0830 – 0920Registration & Networking
0920Welcome and introductionsSusannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
0930-1030Contemporary Air & Space Power
This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world. Panellists from industry and academia will examine the lessons from Ukraine, Gaza and for Taiwan and the implications for current and future capability.
Professor Justin Bronk
Senior Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology,
Royal United Services Institute

Julia Balm
Research Associate, Freeman Air and Space Institute, School of Security Stuidies, King’s College London

Dr Brendan Mulvaney
Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, National Defense University
1030-1100Morning Coffee & Networking
1100-1200One Team, One Fight
This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and Programmes and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.
Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck
Director Capability, Royal Air Force

Speakers from industry to be confirmed soon.
1200-1300Networking & Lunch
1300-1315Conference IntroductionsSusannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association

Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
1315-1415Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice:
This session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter current and future threats we face. Speakers with specialist regional knowledge will each address Modern Deterrence and Lessons from Ukraine; Deterring Russia; and Deterring China.
Dr Viktoriya Fedorchak
Associate Senior Lecturer
Air Operations Division
Swedish Defence University (SDU)

Professor Mark Galeotti
Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus
Senior Lecturer, Dept. Of War Studies, King’s College London
1415-1515Session 2: Integrated Deterrence
This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains.
Three International air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will each provide their perspective on Integrated Deterrence.
1515-1545Afternoon Tea & Networking
1545-1700Session 3: Integration, Interoperability and Deterrence – Air Perspectives
This session will see Air chiefs from Norway, Sweden and Finland provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.
Major General Juha-Pekka Keränen
Commander, Finnish Air Force


Major General Rolf Folland
Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force

Major General Olof Jonas Wikman
Commander, Swedish Air Force
1700-1715Conference Day One ReflectionsAir Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
1800-2000VIP Drinks Reception in the Riverside Room & Johnson Roof Terrace (Gold tickets only).Kindly supported by Leonardo and BAE SYSTEMS
Day Two
0830Venue registration open
0920Day Two of the Conference Opens.
Welcome and Introductions.
Susannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
0940-1040VIP Speakers
Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton, and an invited international Air Force Chief.
Keynote 1 Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Secretary of State for Defence
Keynote 2Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
Keynote 3 An international Air Force Chief
1040-1110Morning Coffee & Networking
1110-1210Session 4: Technology & Deterrence
This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.
Professor Dame Angela McLean
UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Mike (Pako) Benitez
Technical Director, Shield AI


Specialist speaker (TBC)
1210Closing RemarksAir Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
1230-1400Lunch & Networking
1400Conference closes and Coaches depart for RIAT
  • Day One
    0830Venue registration open
    0830 – 0920Registration & Networking
    0920Welcome and introductionsSusannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    0930-1030Contemporary Air & Space Power
    This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world. Panellists from industry and academia will examine the lessons from Ukraine, Gaza and for Taiwan and the implications for current and future capability.
    Professor Justin Bronk
    Senior Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology,
    Royal United Services Institute

    Julia Balm
    Research Associate, Freeman Air and Space Institute, School of Security Stuidies, King’s College London

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney
    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, National Defense University
    1030-1100Morning Coffee & Networking
    1100-1200One Team, One Fight
    This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and Programmes and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.
    Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck
    Director Capability, Royal Air Force

    Speakers from industry to be confirmed soon.
    1200-1300Networking & Lunch
    1300-1315Conference IntroductionsSusannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
    1315-1415Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice:
    This session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter current and future threats we face. Speakers with specialist regional knowledge will each address Modern Deterrence and Lessons from Ukraine; Deterring Russia; and Deterring China.
    Dr Viktoriya Fedorchak
    Associate Senior Lecturer
    Air Operations Division
    Swedish Defence University (SDU)

    Professor Mark Galeotti
    Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence

    Dr Nicola Leveringhaus
    Senior Lecturer, Dept. Of War Studies, King’s College London
    1415-1515Session 2: Integrated Deterrence
    This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains.
    Three International air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will each provide their perspective on Integrated Deterrence.
    1515-1545Afternoon Tea & Networking
    1545-1700Session 3: Integration, Interoperability and Deterrence – Air Perspectives
    This session will see Air chiefs from Norway, Sweden and Finland provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.
    Major General Juha-Pekka Keränen
    Commander, Finnish Air Force


    Major General Rolf Folland
    Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force

    Major General Olof Jonas Wikman
    Commander, Swedish Air Force
    1700-1715Conference Day One ReflectionsAir Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    1800-2000VIP Drinks Reception in the Riverside Room & Johnson Roof Terrace (Gold tickets only).Kindly supported by Leonardo and BAE SYSTEMS
  • Day Two
    0830Venue registration open
    0920Day Two of the Conference Opens.
    Welcome and Introductions.
    Susannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    0940-1040VIP Speakers
    Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton, and an invited international Air Force Chief.
    Keynote 1 Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

    Secretary of State for Defence
    Keynote 2Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
    Keynote 3 An international Air Force Chief
    1040-1110Morning Coffee & Networking
    1110-1210Session 4: Technology & Deterrence
    This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.
    Professor Dame Angela McLean
    UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser

    Mike (Pako) Benitez
    Technical Director, Shield AI


    Specialist speaker (TBC)
    1210Closing RemarksAir Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    1230-1400Lunch & Networking
    1400Conference closes and Coaches depart for RIAT

Speakers
More information coming soon

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE

Commander
United Kingdom Space Command

Mark Bacon

Deputy Director of Programmes, Direct Investments & Sector Policy
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Julia Balm

Doctoral Researcher
Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London

Dr Matthew Broadhead

Chief Consultant
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Space Systems Programme

Sponsors

Strategic Partners

Conference Sponsors

Individual Sponsors

Strategic Media Partners

Associate sponsors

Resources
More information coming soon

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE

Commander
United Kingdom Space Command

Mark Bacon

Deputy Director of Programmes, Direct Investments & Sector Policy
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Julia Balm

Doctoral Researcher
Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London

Dr Matthew Broadhead

Chief Consultant
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Space Systems Programme

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Details

Description

The Chief of the Air Staff’s Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024 brings together global leaders in Air and Space Power with captains of industry and technology, enhanced by experts from international academia.

The conference explores the strategic challenges facing the Royal Air Force and Whole Force partners as well as international partners and global allies through a combination of keynote speakers, presentations and diverse panels formed of military, academic, industrial and other scientific and practitioner experts. The conference annually attracts 550 senior military and business personnel, including over 50 chiefs of the air and space forces and other force commands. It leads into the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. Held at the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, London, the Global Air and Space Chiefs’ Conference features conference, networking areas and displays and an exclusive reception on the evening of Day One. The conference is also broadcast for virtual attendees.

This year’s Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024 will be based around the theme of Deterrence, with a focus on the role of Interoperability and Integration in deterring our adversaries and the threats we face. It will explore how our Air and Space Forces can work together seamlessly to counter the future threats facing us all, and how we can use emerging technologies to ensure our capabilities remain at the cutting edge.

The Conference will comprise the following: 

Wednesday 17 July

Contemporary Air and Space Power: This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world.

One Team, One Fight: This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.

Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice: This first session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter the current and future threats we face.

Session 2: Integrated Deterrence: This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains. Three international air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will provide their perspectives.

Session 3: Integration and Interoperability – Air Perspectives: This session will see Air chiefs provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.

Thursday 18 July

Keynote Session: Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton and an international air force chief.

Session 4: Technology & Deterrence: This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Strategy), Air Vice-Marshal Simon S. Edwards

‘As ever, we are very much looking forward to CAS Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference. It has never been more important to come together and share perspectives and thinking on how best to employ and develop air and space power. This matters as we seek to safeguard our collective security and prosperity against the spectrum of strategic threats which face us all.’

Tickets on sale now

Please click on the ticket tab at the top of the page to purchase.

Sponsorship opportunities start from £4,950 + VAT. For more information please email catherine@airspacepower.com

 

GOLD TICKETS £899 + VAT

There are a limited numbers of gold tickets available to the conference. These tickets will provide:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • An invitation to the VIP Lunch in The Riverside Room on the top floor of the IET on Wednesday 17 July
  • An invitation to the VIP Evening Reception held in The Riverside Room and on The Johnson Roof Terrace (weather permitting) at the IET
  • Lunch on Thursday 18 July will be on the ground floor for all delegates
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

SILVER TICKETS £499 + VAT

Silver tickets provide the holder with:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • Lunch on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July on the ground floor
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

VIRTUAL TICKETS

  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Full access and catch-up facilities available
Strategic Partners

Event Details

Start date: 17 July 2024

End date: 18 July 2024

Start time: 09:00 BST

End time: 17:00 BST

Venue: IET London, Savoy Place, WC2R 0BL

Tickets

The Chief of the Air Staff’s
Global Air & Space Chiefs’ Conference 2024

Ticket sales are currently offline for scheduled maintenance and will return later today.

GOLD TICKETS £899 + VAT

There are a limited numbers of gold tickets available to the conference. These tickets will provide:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • An invitation to the VIP Lunch in The Riverside Room on the top floor of the IET on Wednesday 17 July
  • An invitation to the VIP Evening Reception held in The Riverside Room and on The Johnson Roof Terrace (weather permitting) at the IET
  • Lunch on Thursday 18 July will be on the ground floor for all delegates
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

SILVER TICKETS £499 + VAT

Silver tickets provide the holder with:

  • Access to the whole conference on both days at the IET
  • Lunch on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July on the ground floor
  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Virtual networking facilities available with opportunities to take part in the live question & answer sessions on the conference days
  • Catch-up facility available

 

VIRTUAL TICKETS

  • Full access to the conference via The Air & Space Power Association’s virtual platform
  • Full access and catch-up facilities available

Agenda

Day One
0830Venue registration open
0830 – 0920Registration & Networking
0920Welcome and introductionsSusannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
0930-1030Contemporary Air & Space Power
This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world. Panellists from industry and academia will examine the lessons from Ukraine, Gaza and for Taiwan and the implications for current and future capability.
Professor Justin Bronk
Senior Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology,
Royal United Services Institute

Julia Balm
Research Associate, Freeman Air and Space Institute, School of Security Stuidies, King’s College London

Dr Brendan Mulvaney
Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, National Defense University
1030-1100Morning Coffee & Networking
1100-1200One Team, One Fight
This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and Programmes and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.
Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck
Director Capability, Royal Air Force

Speakers from industry to be confirmed soon.
1200-1300Networking & Lunch
1300-1315Conference IntroductionsSusannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association

Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
1315-1415Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice:
This session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter current and future threats we face. Speakers with specialist regional knowledge will each address Modern Deterrence and Lessons from Ukraine; Deterring Russia; and Deterring China.
Dr Viktoriya Fedorchak
Associate Senior Lecturer
Air Operations Division
Swedish Defence University (SDU)

Professor Mark Galeotti
Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus
Senior Lecturer, Dept. Of War Studies, King’s College London
1415-1515Session 2: Integrated Deterrence
This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains.
Three International air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will each provide their perspective on Integrated Deterrence.
1515-1545Afternoon Tea & Networking
1545-1700Session 3: Integration, Interoperability and Deterrence – Air Perspectives
This session will see Air chiefs from Norway, Sweden and Finland provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.
Major General Juha-Pekka Keränen
Commander, Finnish Air Force


Major General Rolf Folland
Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force

Major General Olof Jonas Wikman
Commander, Swedish Air Force
1700-1715Conference Day One ReflectionsAir Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
1800-2000VIP Drinks Reception in the Riverside Room & Johnson Roof Terrace (Gold tickets only).Kindly supported by Leonardo and BAE SYSTEMS
Day Two
0830Venue registration open
0920Day Two of the Conference Opens.
Welcome and Introductions.
Susannah Streeter
Broadcaster & Analyst

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
0940-1040VIP Speakers
Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton, and an invited international Air Force Chief.
Keynote 1 Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

Secretary of State for Defence
Keynote 2Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
Keynote 3 An international Air Force Chief
1040-1110Morning Coffee & Networking
1110-1210Session 4: Technology & Deterrence
This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.
Professor Dame Angela McLean
UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser

Mike (Pako) Benitez
Technical Director, Shield AI


Specialist speaker (TBC)
1210Closing RemarksAir Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
President, The Air & Space Power Association
1230-1400Lunch & Networking
1400Conference closes and Coaches depart for RIAT
  • Day One
    0830Venue registration open
    0830 – 0920Registration & Networking
    0920Welcome and introductionsSusannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    0930-1030Contemporary Air & Space Power
    This opening session will examine air and space power lessons from current conflicts around the world. Panellists from industry and academia will examine the lessons from Ukraine, Gaza and for Taiwan and the implications for current and future capability.
    Professor Justin Bronk
    Senior Research Fellow, Airpower & Technology,
    Royal United Services Institute

    Julia Balm
    Research Associate, Freeman Air and Space Institute, School of Security Stuidies, King’s College London

    Dr Brendan Mulvaney
    Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, National Defense University
    1030-1100Morning Coffee & Networking
    1100-1200One Team, One Fight
    This session will see the Royal Air Force Director Capability and Programmes and a panel of technology and industry leaders explore how industry will help us to Fly, Fight & Win.
    Air Vice-Marshal Jim Beck
    Director Capability, Royal Air Force

    Speakers from industry to be confirmed soon.
    1200-1300Networking & Lunch
    1300-1315Conference IntroductionsSusannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
    1315-1415Session 1: Deterrence Theory and Practice:
    This session will examine the meaning of modern deterrence and ways to deter current and future threats we face. Speakers with specialist regional knowledge will each address Modern Deterrence and Lessons from Ukraine; Deterring Russia; and Deterring China.
    Dr Viktoriya Fedorchak
    Associate Senior Lecturer
    Air Operations Division
    Swedish Defence University (SDU)

    Professor Mark Galeotti
    Principal Director, Mayak Intelligence

    Dr Nicola Leveringhaus
    Senior Lecturer, Dept. Of War Studies, King’s College London
    1415-1515Session 2: Integrated Deterrence
    This session will explore what integrated multi-domain deterrence means and examine the Air, Space, Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Spectrum domains.
    Three International air and space chiefs representing the European and Indo-Pacific regions will each provide their perspective on Integrated Deterrence.
    1515-1545Afternoon Tea & Networking
    1545-1700Session 3: Integration, Interoperability and Deterrence – Air Perspectives
    This session will see Air chiefs from Norway, Sweden and Finland provide operational perspectives on integration and interoperability in Air and Space Power.
    Major General Juha-Pekka Keränen
    Commander, Finnish Air Force


    Major General Rolf Folland
    Chief of the Royal Norwegian Air Force

    Major General Olof Jonas Wikman
    Commander, Swedish Air Force
    1700-1715Conference Day One ReflectionsAir Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    1800-2000VIP Drinks Reception in the Riverside Room & Johnson Roof Terrace (Gold tickets only).Kindly supported by Leonardo and BAE SYSTEMS
  • Day Two
    0830Venue registration open
    0920Day Two of the Conference Opens.
    Welcome and Introductions.
    Susannah Streeter
    Broadcaster & Analyst

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    0940-1040VIP Speakers
    Day Two opens with Keynote speeches from a senior UK Government Minister, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton, and an invited international Air Force Chief.
    Keynote 1 Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

    Secretary of State for Defence
    Keynote 2Air Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
    Keynote 3 An international Air Force Chief
    1040-1110Morning Coffee & Networking
    1110-1210Session 4: Technology & Deterrence
    This session will see technology and capability experts tackle the complexity of Integration and Interoperability with a focus on a future that will be AI-Assisted, Augmented, Autonomous and Robotic.
    Professor Dame Angela McLean
    UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser

    Mike (Pako) Benitez
    Technical Director, Shield AI


    Specialist speaker (TBC)
    1210Closing RemarksAir Chief Marshal Sir Rich Knighton
    Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force

    Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell
    President, The Air & Space Power Association
    1230-1400Lunch & Networking
    1400Conference closes and Coaches depart for RIAT

Speakers
More information coming soon

Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE

Commander
United Kingdom Space Command

Mark Bacon

Deputy Director of Programmes, Direct Investments & Sector Policy
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Julia Balm

Doctoral Researcher
Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London

Dr Matthew Broadhead

Chief Consultant
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Space Systems Programme

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Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE

Commander
United Kingdom Space Command

Mark Bacon

Deputy Director of Programmes, Direct Investments & Sector Policy
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)

Julia Balm

Doctoral Researcher
Freeman Air and Space Institute, King’s College London

Dr Matthew Broadhead

Chief Consultant
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Space Systems Programme

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Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey OBE

Commander, UK Space Command

Paul joined the Royal Air Force in 1991 and has been a fighter pilot for most of his career. A weapons instructor on the Harrier and one of the first operational pilots on the Eurofighter Typhoon, he has flown on numerous operations and exercises with the RAF and undertook an exchange tour on the F-16 Fighting Falcon with the United States Air Force. He was also privileged to be a Spitfire and Hurricane pilot on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Other roles have included Typhoon requirements management at Defence Equipment and Support in Bristol, capability management at the Ministry of Defence and operational programme management within the F-35 Lightning programme. Between 2015 and 2017, Paul was Station Commander of RAF Lossiemouth before moving to the Ministry of Defence as head of Carrier Enabled Power Projection, integrating F-35B fighters and Crowsnest helicopters with Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers. He recently returned from Al Udeid airbase, where he was responsible for coalition air and space power across the Middle East within the USAF Combined Air and Space Operations Centre. He took control of UK Space Command in April 2021.

Mark Bacon

Deputy Director of Programmes, Direct Investments & Sector Policy
Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT)
Mark Bacon works in the Space Directorate at the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, leading on sector engagement and a number of space capabilities (the national space flight programme, OneWeb and satcoms) and a strategy for delivery of the National Space Capabilities referred to in the National Space Strategy. He has worked in the space sector for 12+ years, first in the UK Space Agency and now in DSIT.

Julia Balm

Doctoral Researcher
Freeman Air and Space Institute, King's College London

Julia Balm is a PhD candidate in the Freeman Air and Space Institute (FASI) in the School of Security Studies, King’s College London. Her research focuses on space power theory in the New Space Age and she utilises interdisciplinary methods to approach the topic through a contemporary lens.

Dr Matthew Broadhead

Chief Consultant
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Space Systems Programme

Dr Broadhead is the Technology Strategy Leader and Chief Consultant for Space at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) based at Portsdown West near Portsmouth. He began a professional career in space after completing a PhD in early universe cosmology at the University in Liverpool in 2005. Matt spent three years in MOD head office as a programme manager and technical advisor to senior officials. He has been a senior advisor within Dstl since 2014 and in 2019 is the Technical Strategy Leader for the domain. This includes leading the strategic direction for the wider space capability within the lab. He is an advocate for the role that technology push and innovation can play in shaking up Defence thinking and has published on such cross-cutting issues as deterrence, mission assurance and space warfare. Across all areas, Dr Broadhead has a track record of technical and programmatic collaboration with the US, the wider 5-eyes community, NATO, and other nations in pursuing common Defence objectives in space. Matt is a Chartered Physicist and a mentor for the Institute of Physics. He is active in leading the development of a growing space capability in Dstl to serve Defence’s future needs. He is an avid board and war-gamer.

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