Key Themes

With the new European Commission appointed, European Defence strategy will be high on the EU agenda, it is the best time to stimulate further discussion on how to strengthen the successful cooperation among the Member States.

Defence Union

Is the EU growing closer to a Defence Union?  

European Defence Fund

European Defence Fund - How to Fund Cooperative Capability Development? 

Transatlantic cooperation

Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation:


Cybersecurity and Cyber defence Technology and innovation:

SMEs Procurement

How SMEs Can Break Defence Procurement Barriers?


See the list of confirmed speakers

...and stay-tuned for new speakers announcements! 

Tomáš Kopečný

Industrial Cooperation Division - Government of Czech Republic

Deputy Minister of Defence

Christina Wilén

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Defence Counsellor

Rudy Priem

AmCham EU Security, Defence & Space Committee


Pauline Massart

CEIS Brussels Office

Deputy Head

Arnaud Thysen

European Business Summits

Director General

Bruno Lété

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Senior Fellow for Security and Defense

Katalin Cseh

European Parliament


Paul Taylor

Friends of Europe

Senior Fellow

Sebastian Vagt

Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom

European Affairs Manager

Teri Schultz

Independent Media


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Join the European Defence Industry Summit !

On 5 March, join this high-level platform for defence industry and policy experts to influence the next EU agenda. 

Business ticket: 590 EUR exc. VAT. 

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European Defence Industry Summit, which takes place in a prestigious setting of the Egmont Palace, welcomes 250 high-level speakers representing defence industry, mililary as well as EU and national policy-makers and experts. 
"It is also clear that for the first time since we discuss defence cooperation, the Commission is ready to play its role to the full and to even consider putting EU funds, especially for research in defence. This is potentially a game changer as some people say." Elzbieta Bienkowska, Former EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
"Collaboration and coordination among the community and intergovernmental tools are indispensable to provide effective support and incentives to defence cooperation." Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency