Air Power Conference 2018

The Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference returns to the IET in London this year, for two days of future-focussed discussion, over 11 and 12 July 2018.  The conference sits in the middle of a big week for the RAF, which also includes an Aircraft Tour in Horse Guards Parade, a ceremonial parade down The Mall, a flypast over Buckingham Palace and RIAT.

Building the next generation Air Force

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘building the next generation Air Force’. Topics will include emerging technologies in the air, space and cyber spheres, whilst also examining the challenges that air forces will face technologically, structurally and doctrinally. Senior Government Ministers, RAF senior officers, business leaders and up to 60 international air chiefs are just some of those confirmed as attending the conference so far.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Mr Michael Christie, Strategy and Market Development Director, BAE Systems
  • Miss Anita Bernie MBA BEng, Director of Exploration Missions and Institutional Relations, Surrey Satellites
  • Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
  • Royal Air Force’s Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier
  • Plus many more

With speakers from PWC and NATO AEW (Airborne Early Warning) talking on topics such as virtual reality and cultivating innovation, this year’s Air Power Conference is living up to its reputation for challenging content and unrivalled quality of speaker. 

For the latest version of the programme and to purchase tickets for the event go to the Air Power Association Website; tickets are selling fast.

Serving personnel have the opportunity to interact with the Conference via the APC18 Livestream and Live Q&A. Further details for serving personnel can be found on the RAF Intranet in IBN 21/18.