• 09:30 - 10:00 Welcome Coffee
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Opening Keynote Speech

    European Security and Defence Union - A New Look at an Old Topic


     Alexander De Croo
    Federica Mogherini

    High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
    European Commission

  • 10:30 - 10:40 ATA General Assembly Special Remarks
     Alexander De Croo
    Fabrizio Luciolli

    The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA)

  • 10:45 - 12:00 Session 1

    EU-NATO Strategic Partnership: Mobilising Tools and Resources

    EU-NATO Cooperation, IPR, Industry-Governments, Budget, 42 proposals, 2%

     Alexander De Croo
    Camille Grand

    Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

     Alexander De Croo
    David Bond

    Security and Defence Editor
    Financial Times

     Alexander De Croo
    Jorge Domecq

    Chief Executive
    European Defence Agency

     Alexander De Croo
    Octávia Frota

    Senior Advisor on Aerospace, Defense and Security

     Alexander De Croo
    Pierre Delsaux

    Deputy Director General DG GROW
    European Commission

  • 12:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00- 15:15 Session 2

    Development of Equipment and Technologies

    Budgets, Capability, Research, Innovations, AI&R, Cybersecurity



     Alexander De Croo
    Brooks Tigner

    EU/NATO Affairs
    Jane's Defence Weekly

     Alexander De Croo
    Chris Lombardi

    Vice-President, European Business Development

     Alexander De Croo
    Christina Wilén

    Deputy Director Ministry of Defence
    Government of the Kingdom of Sweden

     Alexander De Croo
    George Sharkov

    Adviser on Cyber Defense, Ministry of Defence
    Goverment of Bulgaria

     Alexander De Croo
    Giedrimas Jeglinskas

    Vice-Minister of National Defence
    Government of the Republic of Lithuania

  • 15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break
  • 15:45 - 17:00 Session 3

    Fostering Investments and Strengthening the Single Market for Defence

    Procurement, Investment, SMEs, Start-ups, Skills, non-traditional suppliers

     Alexander De Croo
    Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño

    Director General

     Alexander De Croo
    Gunnar Muent

    Director of Innovation and Competitiveness
    European Investment Bank

     Alexander De Croo
    Jaanus Tamm


     Alexander De Croo
    Jerzy Kwieciński

    Secretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development
    Government of Poland

     Alexander De Croo
    Rudy Priem

    Director, Security - Defense - Space Government Relations, Europe

     Alexander De Croo
    Teri Schultz

    Freelance Reporter
    NPR & Deutsche Welle

  • 17:00 - 17:30 Closing Remarks
     Alexander De Croo
    Elżbieta Bieńkowska

    EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
    European Commission

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