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EDC2012 June newsletter - industry involvement

posted 28 Jun 2012, 13:20 by Jan Wind   [ updated 28 Jun 2012, 23:54 ]
June 2012 newsletter - Industry involvement in Smart Defence and Pooling & Sharing

The programme of the European Defence Conference 2012 on 9 and 10 October in Prague is almost complete and focusses on the NATO Smart Defence and the EDA Pooling and Sharing initiatives. You will find an updated brochure for download below.

As proposed by the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) all keynote speakers have been invited to specifically address the role and opportunities of industry in these initiatives.

We are glad to announce that NATO HQ has formally confirmed to support our conference. This support underlines the importance NATO believes international cooperation in defence technology and capability development should have. We would like to express our thanks to NATO HQ for this symbol of trust.

We would like to welcome the following speakers who have agreed to present and discuss their views at the EDC2012 since our last newsletter:

Dr. Holger Bahle of the NATO Defence Policy Division and Programme Committee Member of the EDC 2012 confirmed to speak in panel discussion "Cooperation on Action" (2-4). He will particularly address Progress and opportunities of SMART Defence in South Eastern Europe;

Dr. Velizar Shalamanov
of NATO NC3A (future NCIA) will provide contents and speak in the debate session "Opportunities presented by regional cooperation" (1-2);

Mr. Maarten Stikkelorum,
financial expert, will provide contents and speak in the debate session "Private financing of defence technology development" (1-4).

Drs. Gerlof de Wilde
, Assistant Director Research & Technology at EDA and Programme Committee Member of the EDC 2012 confirmed to speak in panel discussion "Major Technological Challenges" (2-2). He will particularly address Trends in Science and Technology and their impact on future Defence capabilities.

Mr. Philippe Rutz
, Pooling and Sharing Project Officer at EDA confirmed to speak in the panel discussion on "Long term defence cooperation in EU/NATO" (1-1).

Snapshot and poster presentations
The first snapshot presentations on “R&T project results” (2-1) and “Cooperative project proposals” (2-3) have been submitted and are currently under review by the programme committee. Authors will be contacted as soon as the first submissions have been accepted.

It is still possible to submit abstracts for the snapshot sessions using the website form:


Information on opportunities to exhibit the innovative capabilities of your company at the EDC 2012 is available on the website.

For all questions concerning the exhibition contact Mr. Arnd Brannolte at the EDC conference office:
T: +49 341-24059681, E:

The newsletter and new version of the brochure are available for download below. More downloads are available on the downloads page of the website.

For all questions concerning the EDC please contact the conference office as indicated on the contact page.

Lobby of Dorint hotel Don Giovanni, Prague
Jan Wind,
28 Jun 2012, 13:20
Jan Wind,
28 Jun 2012, 13:20