Panel A1 – Host Nation Support – prerequisite for successful operations

Chair and Introduction: Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief of German Joint Support Service

  • Major General Josef D. Blotz, Director Operations, German Joint Support Service
  • Brigadier General Wojciech Grabowski *,Inspector Land Forces, General Command Polish Land Forces
  • Major General John L. Gronski, Deputy Commanding General for Army National Guard, U.S. Army Europe
  • Andre Hansen, Chief Operations Officer, Ecolog International FZE
  • Bernd Heinen, Inspector of the NRW police, Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Timo S. Koster, Director Defence Policy & Capabilities, DPP Division, NATO HQ
  • NN, International Representative

Panel A2 – Protection of Forces – better solutions  for new threats

Co-Chairs: Major General Karl Engelbrektson, Chief of Swedish Army & Lieutenant General (MC) Dr Michael Tempel, Chief of German Joint Medical Service

Introduction: NN, General Atomics

  • Colonel Håkan Hedlund, Head of Army Department, T&D Staff, Swedish Armed Forces HQ
  • Brigadier General Dennis P. LeMaster, Commanding General, U.S. Army Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Europe
  • Colonel (GS) Thorsten Ludwig, Director Division IV, Counter-IED, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
  • Brigadier General (MC) Bruno Most, DCOS Operations & Plans, German Joint Medical Command
  • Dr Matthias Weber, Group Sales Director, Heckler & Koch GmbH 
  • Milad Youkhanna, Head of Business Unit Military & Law Enforcement, SCHUBERTH GMBH

Panel A3 – Enhanced Forward Presence – first results and recommendations

Chair: Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer, Chief of German Army

Introduction: Lutz Kampmann, Senior Vice President Land Systems, RUAG Schweiz

  • Lieutenant General Leo Beulen, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commanding General USAREUR
  • Lieutenant General Manfred Hofmann, Commander Multinational Corps Northeast
  • Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief of the Norwegian Army (CNORA)
  • Raimundas Karoblis, Minister of National Defence, Lithuania
  • Major General Xavier Watteeuw, Deputy Military Representative of Belgium to the EU Military Committee

Panel A4 – Digitizing the Battlefield – command and control in joint and combined operations  

Chair: Rear Admiral Dr Thomas Daum, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, NATO Communications and Information Agency

Introduction: Peter Obermark, Special Representative of the Management Board, Rheinmetall AG

  • Brigadier General Hervé Fouilland *, Chef d’état major du centre d’enseignement de la doctrine et du commandement, Armée de Terre, Collège interarmées de Défense
  • Dr Dr Gerhard van der Giet, former CIO Bundeswehr, Senior Consultant Public, Computacenter AG
  • Marco Salvietti, Senior Vice President Defence Communication Systems, Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo SpA
  • Andreas Schiel, Head of Business Unit Command & Control Systems and Joint Fire Support, Defence & Public Security Division, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
  • Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
  • NN, International Representative

Panel A5 – Future Surveillance and Control – from Space to UAV

Chair: Lieutenant General Frank Leidenberger, Commander German Elements Multinational Corps and Basic Military Organization, German Army Headquarters

Introduction: Dr Fritz Merkle, Member of the Executive Board, OHB SE

  • Gerard Donelan, Vice President Defence, SES
  • Brigadier General Pascal Legai, Director EU Satellite Centre, Spain
  • Colonel (GS) Christoph Pliet, Branch Chief Planning II 3, German Ministry of Defence
  • François Rivasseau, EU Special Envoy for Space, Head of Security Policy Division, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Simon Volkmann, Head of Sales and Customer Relations, Business Unit Aviation Operations, E.I.S. Aircraft
  • NN, International Representative

Panel A6 – Integrated Air and Missile Defence – joint and combined challenges

Chair: Lieutenant General Joachim Wundrak, Commander German Air Operations Command, Executive Director Joint Air Power Competence Centre

Introduction: Joseph P. DeAntona, Vice President & Business Development Executive, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Raytheon Company

  • General (ret) Frank Gorenc, former Commander, U.S. Air Forces Europe (USAFE)
  • Brigadier General Michael Hogrebe, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, German Air Force Headquarters
  • Brigadier General Rob Jeulink, Deputy Director Plans, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
  • Rear-Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Director Plans and Policy, German Naval Command; Chairman Maritime Theatre Missile Defence Forum
  • Major General Bernhardt Schlaak, Vice Chairman, Air and Missile Defence Committee (AMDC), NATO HQ
  • Jürgen Wlodarz, Vice President Integrated Air and Missile Defence, Member of the Board, MBDA Deutschland

Panel A7 – European Cooperation in Defence Procurement – limits, risks and opportunities

Chair: Major General Klaus Veit, Deputy Director-General, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)

Introduction: Stephan Rechten, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

  • Valerie Evans, Head International Relations Group, DE&S, UK
  • Dr Markus Hellenthal, Executive Vice President, Business Leader Public Sector Germany, Capgemini
  • Dr Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police, Military & Sports, Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co KG
  • Brigadier General Norbert Huber, Director Armament and Procurement, MOD Austria
  • Jan Lindner, Vice President Central Europe, Panda Security SL
  • Matthias Mantey, Branch Chief, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)

Panel B1 – How to enhance Europe’s strength and resilience to counter hybrid threats?

Chair: Ambassador Jirí Sedivy, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, Congress President BSC 2015–2017

Introduction: Joel Bollö, CEO, MSAB

  • Lieutenant General Thierry Corbet, Commander Rapid Reaction Corps France
  • Professor Shaul Kimhi, Psychology Department, Tel-Hai College, Israel
  • Johan Lagerlöf, Deputy Director General/Head of the Department for Security Policy and International Relations (Defence Policy Director), Swedish Ministry of Defence
  • Matti Saarelainen, Director European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, Finland
  • Dr Volker Strecke, Senior Business Development Manager, Arrow ECS AG
  • Christoph Unger, President Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance

Panel B2 – Future Combat Aircraft – new capabilities against new threats

Co-Chairs: Major General Mats Helgesson, Chief of Swedish Air Force & Lieutenant General Karl Müllner, Chief of German Air Force

Introduction: Jonas Hjelm, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Aeronautics, Saab AB & Bertram Gorlo, Head of Sales Central Europe, Airbus Defense and Space

  • Air Commodore Robert Adang, Deputy Director European Air Group, Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Brigadier General Gerald Funke, Head of Division Strategic Defence Planning and Concepts, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Colonel Lars Jäderblom, Head of Fighter Program, Plans and Finance Department, Swedish Armed Forces HQ
  • NN, Lockheed Martin
  • NN, International Representative

Panel B3 – C5ISR – a tactical view on the first / last mile

Chair: Major General Klaus Veit, Deputy Director-General, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)

Introduction: Dr Kai Martius, CTO, secunet Security Networks AG

  • Brigadier General Peter Mirow, Director Planning, German Army Headquarters
  • Heiko Seebode, Head of Business Segment IT & Land Systems, Defence & Public Security Division, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
  • Peter Stracke, Branch Chief, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)
  • Dr Timo Unger, Key Account Manager Defence DACH, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
  • Alexander Weis, Deputy Director General and Chief of Staff Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
  • NN, International Representative
  • NN, Microsoft

Panel B4 – Future Land Forces – in the operational environment

Chair: Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commander, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre

Introduction: Oliver Dörre, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Thales Deutschland

  • Christian Goettfert, Director International Business & Services Europe Central, General Dynamics European Land Systems
  • Colonel Håkan Hedlund, Head of Army Department, T&D Staff, Swedish Armed Forces HQ
  • Brigadier General David P. Komar, Director Capabilities Developments, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army Training and Doctrine Command
  • Major General Günter Katz, Commander Flying Units, Air Force Forces Command
  • Brigadier General (MC) Bruno Most, DCOS Operations & Plans, German Joint Medical Command
  • Colonel (GS) Michael Schlechtweg, Director Department I, German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre
  • Major General Chris Tickell, Director Capability British Army, Army Headquarters, UK

Panel B5 – Cyber Security – how to build up a resilient European cyber and information domain?

Co-Chairs: Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, Chief of German CID Service & Arne Schönbohm, President German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Introduction: Juan Santamaria, CEO, Panda Security SL

  • Josip Benkovic, Director Sales Public Sector, Palo Alto Networks
  • Sorin Ducaru, Assistent Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO HQ
  • Dr Christoph Erdmann, CEO, Secusmart
  • Colonel DI (FH) Mag Heinrich Krispler, Acting CIS/Cyber Director and Branch Chief Policy and Requirements, EU Military Staff, European External Action Service
  • Klaus Lenssen, Chief Security Officer, Head of Security & Trust Office Germany, Cisco Germany
  • Taimar Peterkop, Director General, Information Systems Authority (RIA), Estonia

Panel B6 – European Naval Cooperation – best practices for multinational naval capability development    

Chair: Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen, Director Operations, German Naval Command

Introduction: Marco De Fazio, Senior Vice President Naval & Air Defence Systems, Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division, Leonardo SpA

  • Sabine Hipp, Head of Sales & Marketing, Member of the Executive Committee, HENSOLDT
  • Martin Konertz, Capability, Armament & Technology Director, European Defence Agency (EDA)
  • Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Director Plans & Concept, International Cooperation, German Naval Command
  • Dr Rolf Wirtz, CEO, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems
  • NN, International Representative

Panel B7 – Israeli Competence in Defence Technology  – HLS, Anti-Drone Protection, Cyber Defense, …

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