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Finnish Army Seminar

Perspectives on developing land defence - watch the Finnish Army Seminar online on Wednesday 26 February 2020 and partake in the discussion!

Organised in Turku on 26 February 2020, the Finnish Army Seminar will convene to discuss the development of land defence in two panel sessions led by top specialists. You may follow the seminar online via livestream and take part in the discussion on Twitter, #finarmyseminar.

The livestream will be available on this site on the seminar day.

The seminar will have Military Professor, Lieutenant Colonel Janne Mäkitalo from the Finnish National Defence University give a presentation on future warfare developments followed by two panel sessions that each comprise four presentations with ensuing panel discussions with top specialists from Finland and overseas.

The first panel session will tackle the support provided by other operational domains to army combat. The four presentations given on this topic will be by Chief of the Strategic Planning Section Navy Command, Commander Mika Raunu, Naval Sales Director Finland Jonas Widerström from Saab Defence and Security, Deputy chief of Staff Air Force Command, Colonel Juha-Pekka Keränen, as well as Major Tuomo Rusila from the Defence Command.

The second panel session will focus on developing the key capabilities of the army. The four presentations will be by Inspector of the Infantry, Colonel Rainer Peltoniemi from the Army Command, Lieutenant Colonel Iain Harrop from the British Army, Lieutenant Colonel Gaute Indseth from the Norwegian Army, and Colonel James T. Iulo from the United States Marine Corps. The seminar will be moderated by Military Professor, Colonel Mika Hyytiäinen from the National Defence University, and Doctor of Military Sciences, Major Antti Paronen from the Army Academy.

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Seminar agenda

09:00 Opening remarks
09:20 Presentation: The trends of future warfare
09:40 1st Panel: Other operational domains supporting army combat
12:00 Lunch
13:00 2nd Panel: Key army capabilities in the future
15:30 Summary and closing remarks

Contact information

Media and livestream
Chief of Public Affairs
Erikka Mannila
+358 299 410 707

Public Information Officer
Lauri Paju
+358 299 410 716

Seminar Guests
Minna Mattila
+358 299 410 706