Future Forces Forum – an important event in the field of defence and security, Prague, Czech Republic


March 31, 2016

This October, Prague will traditionally become the venue of a meeting of domestic and foreign defence and security leaders on the occasion of Future Forces Forum (FFF). The project consists of a compilation of events and activities at high political, military, security and expert level, supported by many national and international institutions.

For the first time in its history, it will present not only elements of national capabilities, but also the ability to meet interoperability goals in different areas of defence and security. FFF will cover not only traditional topics, such as soldier’s equipment and protection, CBRN, Medical, Robotic, Logistics, Cyber defence, but also Hydrometeorological, Geospatial and GNSS. FFF also focuses on protection of critical infrastructure, counterterrorism, management of non-military crises and emergencies, CIMIC, importance and need to involve science, research and education in the field of defence and security. 

FFF activities this year will culminate in the week from October 17 to 21 at PVA EXPO PRAGUE by a traditional international exhibition, a congress, three conferences, four workshops, and meetings of several NATO expert groups. The FFF participants will have the unique opportunity to meet experts from the whole world, industry leaders in the field of defence and security technologies, leading scientists, but also high-ranking government and army officials from NATO, EU and other partner countries. 

Future Forces Forum 2016 includes number of events:

During the event, official expert working groups’ sessions will take place in 17 – 21 October 2016.

Among these groups are for example:

  • CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL and NUCLEAR MEDICAL WORKING GROUP (CBRNMED WG)
  • MILITARY COMMITTEE MEDICAL STANDARDIZATION BOARD (MCMedSB) MEDICAL MATERIAL MILITARY PHARMACY (MMMP)
  • NATO ARMY ARMAMENTS GROUP (NAAG) LAND CAPABILITY GROUP DISMOUNTED SOLDIER SYSTEMS (LCG DSS)
  • CCIEP – Combat Clothing, Individual Equipment & Protection
  • C4I&SA – C4I & SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
  • SG/1 – AMMUNITION INTERCHANGEABILITY
  • SCAG – SOLDIER CAPABILITIES ANALYSIS GROUP
  • POWER – POWER AND CONNECTORS
  • HBS TOE – HEAD BORNE SYSTEMS TOE
  • W&S – WEAPONS & SENSORS
  • NLCSG- NON LETHAL CAPABILITIES
  • SAS Panel

Leading representatives of national and international organizations have also confirmed they will attend the event: 

  • General Petr Pavel, M.A. – Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO
  • Mr. Wolfgang Rudischhauser – Director WMDC (Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre), NATO
  • Mr. Paul Scharre – Fellow and Director for the 20YY Warfare Initiative, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), USA
  • Prof. Ronald C. Arkin – Regents’ Professor & Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, Associate Dean for Research & Space Planning, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Mr. Jamie A. Williamson – Head of Unit for relations with the Arms Carriers, International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, CHE
  • Mr. Mark Richter – Chairman of the NATO AC/225 LCG DSS (Land Capability Dismounted Soldier Systems), USA
  • COL Prof. Frederic Dorandeu, Ph.D. – Chairman of the NATO/COMEDS CBRN Medical WG, FRA
  • Mrs. Susanne Michaelis, Ph.D. – Officer (SMART ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT), Energy Security Section, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
  • Mr. Cornelius Doraton – CL13 and CL15 Evaluation Analysis and Reporting Cell (EARC) Director, USA NATO International Standardization Program Representative, USA
  • COL Laszlo Csaba Tar – Head of Logistics Operations Branch, MLCC
  • Dr. med. Walter Gaber – Medical Director, Vice President Medical Services, Representative for Medical Affairs, Frankfurt Airport, DEU
  • Information about other invited and confirmed participants of FFF are here 

The FFF project includes static and dynamic demonstrations that will give the event attendance an opportunity to make a first-hand acquaintance with the latest technologies in the field of armament and equipment of armed and security forces, means of CBRN protection, protection of critical infrastructure elements, robotic technologies and unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, defence against terrorism, cyber defence, and others. Organizers expect more than 8,000 participants, approx. 200 exhibiting companies, more than 1,000 experts and VIP guests from more than 60 countries. Exhibitors and visitors from the professional community can look forward to a unique security-focused event with a rich programme in the preparation of which government institutions, research centers, universities, and industry representatives have been directly participating.

 

More information, including the on-line registration, is available on www.future-forces-forum.org