SAE Media Group’s Joint Forces Simulation & Training conference will provide you with the perfect platform to network with key senior policy and decision makers from the training & simulation industry. Attend & discuss global joint services simulation & training requirements with senior military officers & assess and examine the latest developments and solutions.

JFS&T is designed to address the ever changing operational training needs, technological aspects & challenges within the global training & simulation community.  This event brings together all under one roof, leading members of the industry, senior military training experts and technicians to discuss, develop and compare global training strategies & procurement priorities.

This event is well timed and will provide you with an insight into improvements and developments in synthetic & live training. Also be updated on trends and requirements from key nations. Take the opportunity to discuss developments in the gaming industry examine the lessons learned based on practical case studies.



This conference comes with an opportunity to visit: 

Royal School of Artillery - 28th January


On the morning of Thursday 28th January 2010, delegates will have the chance to visit the HQ Royal School of Artillery. This free to attend half day site visit  to Royal Artillery Headquarters at Larkhill gives the delegates of Joint Forces Simulation & Training an opportunity to get a hands on look at a British Army training establishment at work.  Places are limited. Please refer to the booking form on the back of the brochure to secure your place.

Security Checks: Please note that delegates wishing to attend the site visit will require prior security clearances.  Delegates must be from a NATO/Coalition Nation and must provide passport details on registration.



Simulation & Training Suite - Sponsored by Lockheed Martin:

Dear Industry Colleague,

JOINT FORCES SIMULATION & TRAINING 2010 is the perfect opportunity to address current evolving simulation and training requirements and the future challenges within the global defence community.

Existing and emerging nations continue to play their part in the Contemporary Operating Environment (COE) and this conference will examine the constant evolution of simulation and training requirements in the world of defence.

The event brings together key senior military experts, training architects and leading industry members and decision makers from around the globe. Networking and sharing with such distinguished international speakers and attendees will update you on new technologies and gaming solutions, global operational training needs and lessons learned from different countries to hopefully implement new ways of training in the future.

Lockheed Martin STS understand that the challenges are great within the current defence world, given the constant challenge of the war in Afghanistan and the global economic effects on the world economy. We believe that it is the right time to think about how we can Reinvent How People Prepare For Their Tomorrow™ and are proud to be the lead sponsor of this event to do exactly that.

I look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

Nick Mellor
Regional Director International Market Development

During the conference Lockheed Martin will be offering all attendees the opportunity to gain a hands-on opportunity to engage with their range of simulation & training equipment. Lockheed Martin’s Simulation & Training Suite will show you why military units around the world are turning increasingly to total training systems that give their troops the edge. Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support is developing the highest level of realistic training possible to give forces the key

Join your peers and business partners at this event  & network with like minded training and simulation focused delegates & speakers from across the globe

Obtain the most up-to-date insights into current and future live combined training exercises & synthetic training techniques

Identify & listen to presentations on iconic examples of how government & industry innovation combines to meet rapidly evolving global warfighter requirements

Network with & gain insights from senior military officers, manufacturers & senior management from the simulation & training industry

Training & simulation presentations from NATO nations including, Netherlands, Germany  USA & UK


  • NATO
  • Founder & CEO
  • Defence Advisor
  • Defence Attaché
  • Simulator Manufactures
  • Business Development Managers
  • Managers Land Combat Systems
  • Plans Policy & Doctrine Staff
  • Academics
  • Heads of Research
  • Program Manager
  • SO1, SO2 & SO3
  • Combat Developer
  • Military Officers - Operational
  • Military Officers - Training HQ
  • Scientific Adviser
  • Sales & Marketing Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Analysis & Experimentation
  • Land Warfare Centres
  • R&D Head
  • Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Chief of Staff
  • Training Major
  • J3 Collective Training


  • Senior Vice President  
  • Head of Testing
  • Marketing Director
  • Associate Partner
  • Operations Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Commercial Director
  • Chief Instructor
  • Commandant Training
  • Branch Chief
  • Head of Capability
  • Tactics Development Officer
  • Chief Design Engineer


Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Colonel (Ret'd) Mike O'Donoghue

Colonel (Ret'd) Mike O'Donoghue, Director & Former Commandant Defence Helicopter Flying School, Odee Consulting

9:05 The Importance of an Integrated Joint Training Pipeline

Toby Mills

Toby Mills, Managing Director, Lockheed Martin STS


Group Captain John

Group Captain John "JW" Wariner, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, Permanent Joint Headquarters, Northwood, UK


Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones, Chief Architect, Lockheed Martin STS

  • Developing system Requirements and the Concept of Use
  • Developing the system architecture, combining:
  • System Management and planning tools 
  • Constructive Simulation
  • Live asset tracking
  • A mission rehearsal quality synthetic environment
  • GIS tools
  • WEB based C2 technology
  • The developed system
  • The system in use
  • Lessons Learned
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 UK Joint Helicopter Command – Chinook - Theatre Specific Training - ISAF

    Squadron Leader Elliot Jardine

    Squadron Leader Elliot Jardine, Officer Commanding Chinook Operational Conversion Flight, RAF Odiham, HQ Joint Helicopter Command, UK

  • JHC Force commitment to ISAF
  • ISAF Specific training programme
  • Training assets & Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility MSHATF
  • Aircrew training - Transition from DHFS to OCU to ISAF Deployment
  • Training aids for ground support crew – Live & synthetic
  • Maintaining operational effectiveness
  • Interoperability issues – ISAF Joint training
  • 11:30 'Performance Coaching' within the British Military Flying Training System (MFTS)

    Squadron Leader Adrian Rycroft

    Squadron Leader Adrian Rycroft, OC Human Factors Training Squadron, Royal Air Force

  • Trial at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and RAF Valley - 2005-2008
  • Selection of implementation strategy from various options
  • Design of 'Aircrew Performance Coach Qualification' course
  • Results so far
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 'The International Beat'..Simulating Global Peace Operations

    Chief Superintendent (Ret'd) Dick Barton

    Chief Superintendent (Ret'd) Dick Barton, Former UK Chief Police Advisor, Iraq &, International Policing Advisor

  • The role of simulation in police firearms training - purpose, advantages & limitations
  • Maintaining relevance in simulation training, against a rapidly changing operating environment
  • Accurate identification of core tasks - ensuring training supports them
  • Potential pitfalls of a stovepipe approach to specialist police operations
  • Reflections on joint military/police training in Afghanistan

    Michael Bodé

    Michael Bodé, Chief Operations Officer, Bohemia Interactive

  • The potential of game-based military simulation
  • Training gaps addressed by VBS2 in tactical training & mission rehearsal
  • Simulated joint fires with VBS2Fires & VBS2FAC
  • Case Studies – VBS2 in the joint domain
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 UK Joint Forces Simulation & Training Capabilities

    Andrew Fawkes

    Andrew Fawkes, Deputy Head of Capability, Joint Training Evaluation Simulation, Ministry of Defence, UK

  • Why joint training?
  • UK MoD simulation organisation & priorities
  • Why simulation?
  • Where have we come from & where do we want to go
  • Common simulation services - Technology & trends
  • 15:50 Virtual Worlds – Training for Joint Operations

    Christopher Chambers

    Christopher Chambers, President, LASER SHOT

  • Using VBS2 for training exercises in live, virtual & constructive (L-V-C) domains
  • Ground force elements - Convoy, IED defeat & gunnery simulators
  • How to enable multi-echelon training using VBS2 game-based software
  • Individual/Small unit dismounted soldier engagements – with live fire or simulated weapons
  • Sea/Riverine force elements – amphibious ops, fire support, special operations
  • Aerial force elements – Tactical insert & exit, fire support, special operations
  • Integrating the VBS2 applications into legacy training packages (JCATS, AVCATT, CCTT, etc)
  • 16:30 Realistic Training of Urban Combat Using Instrumented Environments

    Stephan Schäfer

    Stephan Schäfer, Head of Product Management Live Combat Simulation, RUAG Electronics

    • training scenarios
    • training mission planning & implementation
    • training mission interaction during action
    • fidelity - effect propagation, presentation and experience
    • training mission after action review
    • benefits of instrumented training

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:20 Post conference drinks reception sponsored by Lockheed Martin

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Colonel (Ret'd) Mike O'Donoghue

    Colonel (Ret'd) Mike O'Donoghue, Director & Former Commandant Defence Helicopter Flying School, Odee Consulting


  • Support to MRAP Overseas Contingency Operations
  • Opportunities to improve AAR capabilities
  • The future of simulation
  • Colonel Francisco Espaillat

    Colonel Francisco Espaillat, Project Manager, Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, PEO STRI, US Army

    Colonel Henry St. Pierre

    Colonel Henry St. Pierre, Combat Developer, Combined Arms Command/Training, US Army

    9:50 US Army Joint Infantry & Armoured Training

    Dr Bob Bauer

    Dr Bob Bauer, Deputy Director of Training & Doctrine, Manoeuvre Centre of Excellence (Fort Knox), US Army

  • US Army infantry & armour modelling & simulation overview
  • Manoeuvre Center of Excellence (MCOE) – Primary mission
  • Define required training capabilities for Infantry & Amour to meet the need of the future
  • Interoperability between live-virtual-constructive-gaming to meet these required capabilities
  • Linking the institutional training at the school with the unit training around the world
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee


    Pete Buckley

    Pete Buckley, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin UK

    • The Requirement – Middle East & Asia
    • Current Facilities and Programmes – UAE, Saudi & Kuwait
    • LMCO Capability & Product Mix - Air, Land & Sea
    • CATT UK & CATT Germany – UK Land Command
    • The Joint Element – Training Non Military Government Agencies

    11:30 Medical Training & Practices – Operational Medivac & Healthcare

    Colonel Tim Hodgetts

    Colonel Tim Hodgetts, Defence Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Emergency Medicine

  • Operational readiness of defence medical service teams
  • Training case study - Medical Emergency Response Team (Enhanced) (MERT(E)), Op Herrick
  • Training combat medics for deployed operations
  • Advanced trauma training – Medivac
  • Joint multinational force component – Field hospital
  • Joint Medical Command (JMC) – Developing joint medical capability
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:30 NATO - Joint Warfare Centre

    Colonel Wayne Stilwell

    Colonel Wayne Stilwell, Branch Chief, Simulation Modeling & C4, NATO Joint Warfare Centre

  • Specific technology requirements
  • Challenges of training a multi national force component
  • Joint exercises – Planning & execution
  • Classroom based training systems
  • 14:10 Enhanced Human Machine Interfaces & Gaming Software

  • Generation Y & games technologies
  • New human/machine interfaces for control of virtual world simulations
  • Commercial games & military applications
  • Implications for training & combat
  • David Wortley

    David Wortley, Director, Serious Games Institute

    Dr David Swift

    Dr David Swift, Principal Psychologist, Directorate of Training, British Army

    14:50 Multi National Joint Force Components - Iraq

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ballard

    Lieutenant Colonel Chris Ballard, Joint Training, Readiness, & Exercise (JTRE) Staff Division, HQ United States European Command - EUCOM

  • Examining the training & synchronisation – Joint fires targeting process
  • Air & ground – Force integration & interoperability
  • JSF – Integration of close air support in joint forces land training
  • Key Factors Influencing Training, Tactics & Protocols
  • Joint forces training – Ensuring realism
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Forward Air Controller Simulation Accreditation in NATO

  • Background to FAC/JTAC training issues in NATO
  • Why FAC Sim Accreditation is needed in NATO
  • Criteria used to accredit simulator systems
  •  FAC Sim Accreditation implementation
  • Limitations of e-training
  • Case Study – Validating Joint Forward  Air Controllers e-learning
  • Jason Wilkes

    Jason Wilkes, Chief Executive Officer, Innov8learning

    Colonel David Pedersen

    Colonel David Pedersen, Director of Staff, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

    Colonel Jay Bickley

    Colonel Jay Bickley, Combat Air Branch Head, NATO Joint Air Power Competence Centre

    16:30 Special Forces and Sniper Training Techniques

    David Heeley

    David Heeley, Director of Training, Praetorian International

  • Finding the balance in training
  • Special forces – training areas & facilities
  • Benefits of live training
  • Utilising rotary wing & vehicles in special forces training
  • Case study in Special forces training - Royal Guard Jordan
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



    Virtual Battlespace 2 – Interactive Master Class

    Virtual Battlespace 2 – Interactive Master Class

    Hilton London Kensington
    25th January 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Military Gaming Applications & Human Factors

    Military Gaming Applications & Human Factors

    Hilton London Kensington
    25th January 2010
    London, United Kingdom

    Training for Air & Land Integration

    Training for Air & Land Integration

    Hilton London Kensington
    25th January 2010
    London, United Kingdom

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


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    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


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