previous edition Speakers

Jiří Šedivý

Chief Executive, European Defence Agency

 

Kris Peeters

EIB Vice President

Jan Pie

Secretary General, ASD Europe

Joanneke Balfoort

Director Security and Defence Policy, European External Action Service

Sylvia Kainz-Huber

Head of Unit for EDF Implementation, DG DEFIS

Gordon B. Davis Jr.

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment of NATO

Tomáš Kopečný

Czech Envoy for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, former Deputy Minister of Defence of the Czech Republic

 

Christina Wilèn

Policy Officer at DG DEFIS and Senior Advisor at Swedish Ministry of Defence

Giedrimas Jeglinskas

Former Vice-Minister of Defence of Lithuania and Assistant Secretary General of NATO

Lorena Boix-Alonso

Director for Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity of DG CONNECT

Lukas Mandl

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

Alain Alexis

Former Advisor for Synergies Space, Defence and Civil Industries in DG DEFIS

Christian Hedelin

Chief Strategy Officer, Saab

Pierre Delsaux

Director General of HERA, former Deputy Director General at DG DEFIS

Pauline Massart

Head of the Brussels Strategic Intelligence Practice at AVISA Partners, former Director of CEIS Brussels Office

Camille Grande

Distinguished Policy Fellow, ECFR and former Assistant Secretary General Defence Investment of NATO

Bruno Lété

Senior Fellow for Security and Defense at The German Marshall Fund

Katalin Cseh

Member of the European Parliament

Pedro Serrano

EU Ambassador to the UK, Former Head of Cabinet to HR/VP Borrell and DSG EEAS

Rasmus Andresen

Member of the European Parliament

Brigadier General Georgios Bikakis

Director for Concepts and Capabilities of the European Union Military Staff

Emilio Fajardo

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

Patrick Fesquet

Director of Procurement, NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)

Teri Schultz

EU/NATO Freelance Reporter and Journalist

“It is also clear that for the first time since we discussed 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

Former Chief Executive, European Defence Agency