Programme 2018

One day of in-depth discussions from inspirational speakers representing the leaders in defence strategies and technologies.

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Cercle de Lorraine, Brussels

6 December 2018

Welcome Coffee and Registration

Opening Keynote Speech

Jorge Domecq

EDA Chief Executive

Anne Bauer

Moderator

Panel 1 - Getting Closer to a Defence Union?

Pedro Serrano

EEAS Deputy Secretary-General

Alain Alexis

Head of Unit Defence, DG GROW

Pierre Defraigne

Madariaga Executive Director

Anne Bauer

Moderator

Coffee Break

Panel 2 - European Defence Fund - How to Fund Cooperative Capability Development?

Valerie Evans

UK Ministry of Defence Head of the Ministry of Defence International Relations Group

Brando Benifei

Member of the European Parliament

Tomáš Kopečný

Director of Industrial Cooperation Department at Ministry of Defence

Claude Alber

Vice President Europe

Alexandra Brzozowski

Moderator

Lunch

Afternoon Session 1 - Challenges and Opportunities of the Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation

Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director General DG GROW

Gordon B. “Skip” Davis Jr.

NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment

Rudy Priem

UTC Director Security - Defense - Space Government Relations, EMEA and NATO

Chris Lombardi

Raytheon Vice-President European Business Development

Daniel Michaels

Moderator

Afternoon Session 2 - Cybersecurity and Cyber Defence Technology and Innovation

Martin Konertz

EDA Director Capability

Laura Piovesan

EIB Director Innovation and Competitiveness Department

Kusti Salm

Estonia Ministry of Defence National Armaments Director

Carmen Gonsalves

Head of International Cyber Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bruno Lété

Moderator

Closing Session

Patrick Fesquet

NSPA Director of Procurement

Daniel Michaels

Moderator

300

Attendees

27

Speakers

12

Countries

4

Panels

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