Panels

Panel A1 – PESCO – a major step ahead for Europe’s Security!?

Chair: Radu G. Magdin, Vice President Strategikon, Bucharest
Introduction: Prof Dr Sergiu Nicolae Vintilǎ, Political Advisor, European Parliament

  • Arild Eikeland, Director International Security Policy, Defence cooperation and operations, Ministry of Defence, Norway
  • Christoffer Jonker, Director International Affairs and Operations, Policy Department, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands
  • Marcin Kazmierski, Director International Security Policy Department, Ministry of National Defence, Poland
  • Brigadier General (MC) Bruno Most, Director Multinational Medical Coordination Centre
  • Ran Naor, CEO Ortech Defence Systems Ltd.
  • Brigadier General Stefan Schulz*, Director for Security and Defence Policy, German Federal Ministry of Defence

Panel A2 – Military Mobility, Joint Support – cross border solutions for force projection

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

  • Brigadier Duncan Bedding, Commander Standing Joint Logistics Support Group Headquarters (SJLSG HQ)
  • Brigadier General Hans Damen, Head of Taskforce Logistics, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands
  • Lieutenant General Patrick Destremau, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Performance, Ministry of Armed Forces, France
  • Lieutenant General (ret) Ben Hodges, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), Partner, Berlin Global Advisors
  • Martin Nohroudi, Key Account Manager, Panasonic
  • Major General Volker Thomas, Commanding General of Bundeswehr Logistics Command
  • NN, Industry

Panel A3 – Cyber Security Architecture – a national, European and international challenge

Chair: Arne Schönbohm, President German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
Introduction: Jan Lindner, Vice President Northern Continental Europe, Panda Security

  • Wolfgang Ebner, President, Secure Information Technology Center (SIT), Austria
  • Dr Christoph Erdmann, CEO Secusmart
  • Celia Pelaz, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Electronic Warfare and Avionics, Hensoldt
  • Uku Särekanno, Deputy DG, Director of Cyber Security, Information System Authority
  • Hans de Vries, Head, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Netherlands

Panel A4 – The future of integrated Forces – from enhanced Forward Battlegroups to a Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) and beyond

Co-Chairs: Lieutenant General Leo Beulen, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Army, Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer, Chief of German Army
Introduction: Jan-Patrick Helmsen, Head of Programme Organisation German Market, Rheinmetall AG

  • Lieutenant General Jürgen Knappe, Commanding General of Multinational Joint Headquarters Ulm
  • Lieutenant General Michiel van der Laan, Commanding General of 1 (GE/NL) Corps
  • Heiko Seebode, Head of Business Segment IT & Land Systems, Defence & Public Security Division, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
  • Lieutenant General Jürgen Weigt, Commanding General of Eurocorps
  • NN, Commanding General of Multinational Corps North East

Panel A5 – Enhancing Multinational Air Power – how to improve operational availability and readiness?

Chair: Lieutenant General (ret) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, former Chief of German Air Force
Introduction: Kurt Rossner, Head of Combat A/C Systems, Airbus

  • General Major Pascal Chiffoleau*, Commander European Air Transport Command
  • Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, Chief of German Air Force
  • Air Marshall (ret) Sir Christopher Nigel Harper, KBE, former Director General, NATO International Military Staff
  • Lieutenant General Dennis Luyt, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • Volker Paltzo, CEO Eurofighter Jagdflugzeuge GmbH
  • General Tod D. Wolters*, Commander United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)
  • NN, Boeing

Panel A6 – Digitization – Challenges of future multinational joint and combined operations

Chair: Major General Reinhard Wolski, Commanding General of German Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Center
Introduction: NN, Industry

  • Tobias Dames, Information Technology Expert, Bechtle AG
  • Rear Admiral Dr Thomas Daum, Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Brigadier General Kurt Pedersen, Special Advisor, NATO Joint Warfare Centre
  • Andreas Schiel, Head of Business Unit Command & Control Systems and Joint Fire Support, Defence & Public Security Division, ESG Elektroniksystemund Logistik-GmbH
  • Major General (ret) Erich Staudacher, Vice President EMEA and General Manager AFCEA Europe

Panel A7 – Defence Capabilities – Common Security and Defence Policy’s credibility

Chair: Rear Admiral Thomas E.P. Jugel, Director General Bundeswehr Office for Defence Planning
Introduction: Gert Nutzel, Chief Scientist Officer, Photonis

  • Andrea Avoli, Leonardo
  • Vice Admiral Ben Bekkering, Permanent Military Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to NATO and EUMC
  • Richard Berthon, Director Strategic Programmes, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Martin Konertz*, Director Capability, Armament, Technology, EDA
  • Admiral Manfred Nielson*, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation NATO
  • Frank Leidenberger, designated Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) BWI GmbH
  • Alexander von Erdmannsdorff, Vice President Government Business, Member of the Board, RUAG Germany GmbH

Panel B1 – Resilience – how to cope with future multilevel threats?

Chair: Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO
Introduction: Mikael Falkoven, Vice President Sales, MSAB

  • Jonathon Dalrymple, Vice President Business Development, L3 Aerospace Systems Group
  • Ørjan Nordhus Karlsson, Specialist Director, Directorate for Civil Protection, Norway
  • HP Schreinemachers, Director Analysis and Strategy NCTV, Ministry of Justice and Security, the Netherlands
  • Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Director of Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l’Ecole Militaire, French Ministry for Armed Forces
  • NN, Cisco

Panel B2 – Human Resources – backbone of armed forces

Chair: Lieutenant General (ret) Dr Klaus Olshausen, former German Military Representative MC/NATO and MC/EU

  • Peter Geluk, Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Lieutenant General Klaus von Heimendahl, Director General for Personell, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • Kjersti Klæboe, Director General Personell Policy, Competence and joint judicial services, Ministry of Defence, Norway
  • Lieutenant General Richard Nugee*, Deputy Chief of Defence People, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • Rear Admiral Peter Reesink, Director Principal, Directorate of Personnel, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands
  • Maurits Speksnijder, Managing Director, Randstad Consultancy

Panel B3 – Cyber Operations – a legal and technological challenge

Chair: Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, Chief of German CID Service
Introduction: Dr Kai Martius, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Secunet

  • Andree Bergner, IT Security Expert, Panda Security Germany
  • Brigadier General Prof Paul Ducheine, Professor Cyber Operations, Netherlands Military Academy
  • Prof Robin Geiss, Professor of International Law and Security (School of Law), University of Glasgow
  • Todd Oja, Branch Chief, Departement Plans and Policy, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Dr Gerhard Schabhüser, Vice President German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)
  • Dr Volker Strecke, Senior Business Development Manager, Arrow ESC AG

Panel B4 – European Naval Cooperation – how to shape European Navies for tomorrow?

Co-Chairs: Vice Admiral Rob Kramer, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of German Navy
Introduction: Hein van Ameijden, Managing Director, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding

  • Sabine Hipp, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Sales & Marketing, Hensoldt
  • Division Admiral Wim Robberecht*, Commander of the Belgian Navy
  • NN, Raytheon
  • NN, …

Panel B5 – Digitization of land-based operations

Chair: Brigadier General Dr Michael Heinz Färber, Deputy Director CIT, Federal Ministry of Defence
Introduction: Oliver Dörre, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Thales Deutschland

  • Brigadier General Michael Hauschild, Director Information Technology, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)
  • Dr Markus Hellenthal, Executive Vice President, Capgemini
  • Brigadier General Manfred Gerhard Kreis, Director Planning, German Joint Support Service
  • Peter Obermark, Special Representative of the Management Board, Rheinmetall AG
  • Brigadier General Wilfred Rietdijk, Deputy Director Organisation and Information, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands

Panel B6 – Ballistic Missile Defence – how to integrate European capabilities?

Chair: Air Marshal (ret) Sir Christopher Nigel Harper, KBE, former Director General, NATO International Military Staff
Introduction: Joseph P. DeAntona, Vice President & Business Development Executive, Integrated Air and Missile Defense, Raytheon Company

  • Brigadier General Dipl-Ing Gerald Funke, Head of Division Strategic Defence Planning and Concepts, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • Bart van der Graaff, Director Operational Business Development, Thales Netherlands
  • Brigadier General Rob Jeulink, Deputy Director Plans, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands
  • Rear Admiral Ulrich Reinecke, Director Plans & Concept, International Cooperation, German Naval Command
  • Colonel (Res) J. Dietmar Thelen, Managing Director of TLVS GmbH and Member of the Board, MBDA Deutschland GmbH

Panel B7 – National Military Procurement – a major challenge for any EU/NATO Nation

Chair: Dr Hans C. Atzpodien, Managing Director, Federation of German Security and Defence Industries (BDSV)
Introduction: Stephan Rechten, BEITEN BURKHARDT Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft GmbH

  • Peter Dohmen, General Manager NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA)
  • Dr Jörg Hennemann, Marketing Police, Military & Sport, Schmidt & Bender
  • Richard Keulen, Director Naval Sales, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding
  • Matthias Mantey*, Branch Chief, Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service-Support (BAAINBw)
  • Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, Director OCCAR EA
  • Ron Nulkes, Director NIDV (The Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security)