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Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2018

The Fog of Day Zero – Joint Air & Space in the Vanguard

Conference Agenda

09 October 2018

Icebreaker and Industry Showcase

10 October 2018

Inaugural Session with JAPCC Director´s Opening Address

General Tod D. Wolters, USA AF
Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command, Director JAPCC

Keynote Speech

Major General Frederik Vansina, BEL AF, Commander Belgian Air Component

Panel 1: The ‘Day Zero’ Threat Enviroment: Modern Threat Vectors, Adversary Shaping Operations and the Article V Threshold

Major General Claudio Gabellini, ITA AF, Chief of Staff, Allied Air Command
Colonel Dainius Guzas, LTU AF, Commander of the Lithuanian Air Force
Ms. Lone Kjelgaard, DNK, Senior Assistant Legal Adviser, NATO HQ
Mr. Rob de Wijk, NLD, Founder and Non-executive Director of The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Mr. Roger McDermott, Senior Fellow, Department of War Studies, King’s College London

Director’s Luncheon

Panel 2: Joint Air Power in the Vanguard of NATO´s Response: Capabilities, Vulnerabilities, and Challenges

Lieutenant General David D. Thompson, USA AF, Vice Commander USAF Space Command
Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe, DEU AF, Commander Multinational Joint HQ Ulm
Lieutenant General Fernando Giancotti, ITA AF, Commander ITAF Op Forces Command
Rear Admiral Keith E. Blount, GBR N, Rear Admiral, Fleet Air Arm, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Aviation, Amphibious Capability & Carriers)
Group Captain David C. Tait, GBR AF, Director National Force Protection Centre

Panel 3: Does NATO Have the Required Mindset to Fight on Day Zero?

Lieutenant General (ret.) Ralph J. Jodice, USA AF, Former Commander AIRCOM Izmir
Major General (ret.) Roger Lane, GBR MC, Mentor at NATO Joint Warfare Center
Commodore Andreas Vettos, GRC N, Commander Maritime Air NATO
Mr. Saulius Gasiūnas, LTU MOD, Director, Defence Policy and Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Department
Mr. Diego Ruiz Palmer, USA, NATO IS, Policy Advisor to the Director, Nuclear Policy

Director and VIP Tour of Industry Showcases

Networking Dinner and Industry Showcase

11 October 2018

Keynote Speech

Lieutenant General David D. Thompson, USA AF, Vice Commander USAF Space Command

Panel 4: How Can NATO Address Emerging Security Challenges Using Air and Space Power?

General (ret.) Frank Gorenc, USA AF, Former Commander Allied Air Command
Lieutenant General Ruben Servert, ESP AF, Commander CAOC Torrejón
Lieutenant General Giovanni Fantuzzi, ITA AF, Commander ITAF Logistics Command
Mr. John Jansen, NLD, Chairman NATO Industrial Advisory Group


Director’s Closing Remarks



Updated 27 September 2018