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

Chair and introduction: Radu G. Magdin, Vice President Strategikon, Bucharest

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

Chair: Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief of German Joint Support Service
Introduction: Dr Thomas Kauffmann, Vice President International, Business & Services General Dynamics, European Land Systems and Managing Director, GDELS-Deutschland

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

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

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: Terry Halvorsen, Chief Information Officer / EVP, IT & Mobile Communication, Samsung Electronics

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

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

Panel B2 – Human Resources – backbone of armed forces

Chair: Lieutenant General (ret) Dr Klaus Olshausen, former German Military Representative MC/NATO and MC/EU
Introduction: Rear Admiral Peter Reesink, Director Principal, Directorate of Personnel, Ministry of Defence, the Netherlands

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

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

  • Paul Ferraro, Vice President Seapower Capability Systems, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Sabine Hipp, Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Sales & Marketing, Hensoldt
  • Division Admiral Wim Robberecht*, Commander of the Belgian Navy
  • NN, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems

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

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

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)
  • Ron Nulkes, Director NIDV (The Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security)