Josep Borrell

EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy
Vice-President of the European Union

Oleksii Reznikov

Minister of Defence, Ukraine

Thierry Breton

EU Commissioner for Internal Market

Greta Monika Tučkutė

Vice-Minister of Defence, Lithuania


Margaritis Schinas

Vice-President of the Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life

Admiral Rob Bauer

Chair of the NATO Military Committee

Micael Johansson

President and CEO, SAAB AB

General Claudio Graziano

Chairman, Fincantieri SpA

Carl Bildt

Co-Chair of the ECFR, Former Swedish Prime Minister

Radka Konderlová

Director General for Industry Cooperation, Czech Ministry of Defence

Joanneke Balfoort

Director of Security and Defence Policy, EEAS

Olivier Lemaitre

Secretary General, Eurospace

Anna Samsel van Haasteren

Deputy Head of Unit for Space, Innovation, Start-ups, Economics, DG DEFIS

François Arbault

Director for Defence Industry, DG DEFIS


Willem van de Voorde

Belgian Permanent Representative to the EU

Andrea Nativi

Senior Vice-President and Chair of the Defence Business Unit ASD, Leonardo

Kris Peeters

Vice President, European Investment Bank

Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río

Commander of the European Maritime Force

Carine Claeys

Special Envoy for Space, EEAS

Simon Mordue

Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the European Council

General Tom Middendorp

Chair, International Military Committee on Climate and Security

Yevhen Gavrilov

General Director, Antonov

Major General André Denk

Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency

Dr. Mira Milosevich

Senior Analyst, Elcano

Donato Martínez Pérez de Rojas

Vice-President, Defence of Navantia

James Appathurai

Deputy Assistant Secretary General of Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

François Heisbourg

Special Advisor,FRS
Senior Advisor, IISS

Christiane Kirketerp de Viron

Head of Unit for Cybersecurity and Digital Privacy, DG CONNECT

Giorgio Mosca

Vice-President, Leonardo
ASD Chair Cyber Task Force

Dr. Xavier Pasco

Director of the Fondation pour la Recherce Stratégique


Deborah Allen

ASD Chair Task Force Green Defence 
BAE Systems Group Director

Vice Admiral Jan de Waard

National Armaments Director, the Netherlands


Jan Pie

Secretary General, ASD Europe

Diego De Ojeda Garcia-Pardo

Head of Unit, Secretariat General of the European Commission

Christos Economou

Deputy Director for Sea-basin Strategies, Maritime Regional Cooperation and Maritime Security, DG MARE

Oleksandra Ustinova

People’s deputy of Ukraine

Teri Schultz

EU/NATO Reporter

Maria Tadeo

Bloomberg TV Reporter

Jennifer Baker

EU Policy and Tech Reporter

Kim Mackrael

Wall Street Journal reporter

“Russia has already lost the war. Ukraine just hasn’t won yet”

Josep Borrell

HR/VP of the European Union

“The consequences of a war with Russia are so far-reaching, that it is not a simple black and white discussion”

Admiral Rob Bauer

Chair of the NATO Military Committee