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EDC2012 focus also on PPP - August 2012 newsletter

posted 13 Aug 2012, 05:52 by Jan Wind   [ updated 20 Aug 2012, 02:53 ]

With confirmation of Mr. Rudolph Scharping as plenary speaker the focus of the second day of the EDC2012 is now strongly on Public Private Partnership and other forms of private financing. Both the plenary speech and the debate session on private financing are covering this topic.
The latest version of the programme can be found here:

We are glad to announce that Mr. Rudolph Scharping, a.o. CEO of RSBK and former German Minister of Defence will speak plenary about economic aspects and alternative financing of defence technology and capability development.

Also Finmeccanica recently confirmed they will present their views on SMART defence and Pooling & Sharing in a plenary speech.

Mr. Martin Hill, Vice President of Thales for NATO and EDA and
Vice Chairman of the NATO Industrial Advisory Group NIAG
will speak plenary about "Challenges of Smart Defence and P&S to industry and industry policy"

Furthermore Czech Republic specialist Dr. Libor Palíšek will speak about future threats of High Power Microwave and Directed Energy Weapons. He will present NATO cooperative research results in this area coordinated by the Systems Concepts and Integration (SCI) panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO, former RTO).

Media partners
Two important media partners were added to the list of supporters of the EDC:
The European Military Press Association EMPA and publishing company Security Europe.

Technology snapshot and poster presentations
It is still possible to submit abstracts on R&T results and new project proposals:

Information on exhibit pricing has been updated in our documentation. Visit
Mr. Arnd Brannolte is available at the EDC conference office to answer your questions: T: +49 341-24059681, E:

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