One day of in-depth discussions from inspirational speakers representing the leaders in defence industry and policy. Check out the full programme for the Spring Talks edition below. 

13:00-14:00

Registration

14:00 - 15:15

Session 1 : Growing Closer to a Defence Union?
Emilio Fajardo
Industry, Synergies & Enablers (ISE) Director
European Defence Agency
Georgios Bikakis
Director for Concepts and Capabilities
European Union Military Staff
Katalin Cseh
Member
European Parliament
Pierre Delsaux
Deputy Director General, DG for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS)
European Commission
Teri Schultz
Freelance Journalist
National Public Radio and Deutsche Welle

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:45

Session 2: European Defence Fund - How to Fund Cooperative Capability Development?
Alain Alexis
Head of Unit, DG for Defence Industry and Space
European Commission
Paul Taylor
Senior Fellow
Friends of Europe
Pauline Massart
Deputy Head
CEIS Brussels Office
Sebastian Vagt
European Affairs Manager
Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom
Tomáš Kopečný
Deputy Minister of Defence
Industrial Cooperation Division - Government of Czech Republic

16:45 - 18:00

Session 3: Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation
Bruno Lété
Senior Fellow for Security and Defense
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Christina Wilén
Defence Counsellor
Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment
NATO
Lukas Mandl
Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE)
Member of the European Parliament
Rudy Priem
Chair
AmCham EU Security, Defence & Space Committee

18:00-18:15

Closing Session
Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment
NATO