Confirmed Speakers

Tomas Kopecny

Deputy Minister for Defence Industrial Cooperation of the Czech Republic


Lukas Mandl

Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE) of the European Parliament

Christina Wilèn

Defence Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

Rudy Priem

Chair of AmCham EU Security, Defence & Space Committee

Pauline Massart

Deputy Head of CEIS Brussels Office

Davis Jr. Gordon B​

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment of NATO

Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director-General of the European Commission (DG DEFIS)

Arnaud Thysen

Director General of the European Business Summits

Bruno Lété

Senior Fellow for Security and Defense at The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Sylvia Kainz-Huber

Head of Unit of the DG for Defence Industry and Space (DEFIS) of the European Commission

Katalin Cseh

Member of the European Parliament

Paul Taylor

Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe

Georgios Bikakis

Director for Concepts and Capabilities of the European Union Military Staff

Sebastian Vagt

European Affairs Manager of  Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom

Emilio Fajardo

Industry, Synergies & Enablers (ISE) Director of the European Defence Agency

Teri Schultz

Independent Journalist

“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