Join the world's leading companies

With an audience of 250 selected policy makers, industry leaders, academia and civil society, debating and networking will be at the heart of the summit through different session formats: plenary sessions, breakout sessions, exclusive leaders’ lunch, but also private meeting rooms, one-to-one meetings and press conferences.

The European Defence Industry Summit partners have an opportunity to highlight their priorities, expertise and expectations to a diverse, influential audience including EU representatives and thus influence the EU decision-making process. Partners can engage with the audience in a wide variety of sessions’ formats including:

Shape the programme

Co-create a session at the European Defence Industry Summit and discuss your objectives with the EU Commission representatives.

Visibility package

Boost your company's visibility through & communicate your expecations and priorities to the European Defence Business Summit audience!

Tailor-made side events

Sponsor a side-session, speak at the lunch or breakfast or design your own private event at the European Defence Industry Summit.


Meet our carefully selected audience & meet top speakers and participants in private in exlusive Speakers' Room or pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. 
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