14 Apr 11. Protected Mobility Display and Sustainability Conference at Millbrook meets needs of UK Armed Forces. The defence industry will return to Millbrook this June to discuss and experience the vehicle equipment, technologies and support services that are critical to the UK’s armed forces. The Protected Mobility Display and Sustainability Conference will take place over two days on June 22 / 23 at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire. Demonstrations will come from core vehicle platform and component manufacturers, as well as technology suppliers. During the display and conference, members of the defence acquisition community, military personnel and industry organisations, together with government departments, will come together for informal discussion and briefings – offering vital user feedback and strengthening MOD and industry working relationships. Conference to see displays of vehicles and linked technologies and to understand and experience – firsthand – the capabilities of the products displayed at the event. This unique dimension allows companies to demonstrate products to their fullest potential, in a fitting and safe environment. In addition to the displays, the event will incorporate a DE&S Combat Wheels Sustainability Conference. This will focus on the issues around redeploying military vehicles in different theatres and for use at home. Julian Bryan, head of defence at Millbrook, comments: “We’re delighted to welcome the defence community back to Millbrook. While political, economic and global developments are all playing their part in shaping the future of the UK armed forces, Millbrook continues to take the lead to ensure vehicle platform development and displays remain firmly on the defence agenda.” He continues: “The job of bringing together the procurement and supply elements of the defence industry is a vital component to ensuring the ongoing security of the UK’s armed forces. As such, events like this have an essential role in fostering the exchange of ideas between customer and supplier in a way that is just not possible in any other environment. By discussing the big issues – such as sustainability and whole-life vehicle testing – it enables us all to continue to provide the best possible equipment and support to our armed forces.
“Millbrook provides a unique venue for defence events, boasting one of the world’s finest off-road courses and the home of the UK MoD’s Battlefield Mission. We have worked with the Defence industry, in consultation with the MoD and ADS, to develop an event that will offer visitors the opportunity to experience the various technologies on display within an environment that simulates typical operational usage. The Sustainability Conference element will provide a hugely effective means for the defence sector to come together to discuss the future requirements of the UK’s armed forces.”
Bryan concludes: “As one of Europe’s leading locations for the development and display of every type of land vehicle, we’re used to hosting displays on this scale. However, the defence industry event is always a highlight in our calendar.”
The Protected Mobility Display and Sustainability Conference takes place on June 22 / 23 2011 at Millbrook in Bedfordshire. To find out more, please visit www.protectedmobility.co.uk or call the team at Millbrook on 01525 408375.
Apr 11. IWA & OutdoorClassics, which takes place annually in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, constantly shows its potential anew even after almost four decades. With 1,166 exhibitors (2010: 1,141) in seven full exhibition halls and 35,220 trade visitors (2010: 32,214), the 38th edition from 11–14 March 2011 set new records for the key figures and confirmed its worldwide reputation as the international meeting place for guns for hunting, shooting sports and official agencies, outdoor activities and security equipment. IWA & OutdoorClassics owes its growth mainly to the high level of internationality, which is still growing a