Wednesday, 24 November 2021

07:30 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08:30 Welcome to the Congress

  • Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Behörden Spiegel
  • Wolfgang Hellmich, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Defence Committee, German Bundestag, Congress President BSC 2021

08:45 Opening of the conference

Opening Ceremony

  • NN, High-Level Representative

09:15 Special Forum

European Security and Defence – Lessons Identified from 20 years of Afghanistan Engagement

  • Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide*, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Defence, Norway
  • Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament, Representative for European Affairs of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Congress President 2019-2020 speaking with
  • Niels Annen MP, Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Ambassador Claude-France Arnould, Senior Advisor on European matters of the French Institute of international relations (ifri) , former French Ambassador to Belgium, former Chief Executive of the EDA
  • Prof Ioan Mircea Paşcu, former Vice-President of the European Parliament, former Defence Minister of Romania, Congress President BSC 2018
  • NN, High-Level Representatives

10:15 Keynote Speech

Thomas Silberhorn MP, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Defence

10:35 NATO 2030

Major General Jörg See, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

10:55 Keynote Congress Partner

NN, Raytheon Technologies

11:15 Modern Procurement for Europe

Vice Admiral Matteo Bisceglia, Director OCCAR
11:40 Coffee Break

11:55 Enhancing Europe’s Military Capabilities

General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of the European Military Committee

12:20 Keynote Congress Partner

NN, Lockheed Martin

12:40 Keynote Speech

Ambassador Jiřý Šedivý, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency

13:10 Keynote Congress Partner

NN, Samsung
13:30 Luncheon / Buffet

14:30 How NSPA can assist in European Capability Building?

Stacy A. Cummings, General Manager NSPA

15:00 Opening of the Lounges, Programme of the Service Chiefs


NN, PwC Strategy& GmbH

18:00 CiDAN/ESDA Ceremony

18:30 Welcome address to the opening of the dinner buffet

20:00 End of the first day

Thursday, 25 November 2021

07:30 Opening of the Exhibition

08:30 Keynote Speech

General Jörg Vollmer, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum

09:00 Keynote Congress Partner

Dr Germar Schröder, Managing Director and Partner PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH

09:20 High-Level Discussion

How do we enhance efficiency in European procurement?

Chair: Dr Hans-Peter Bartels, Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Germany

  • Lieutenant General Thierry Carlier, Head of International Development and National Armament Director, France
  • Vice Admiral Santiago González Gómez, National Armaments Director General, Ministry of Defence, Spain
  • Dr Gáspár Maróth*, Government Commissioner for National Defence Industry, Defence Development and Coordination of Armament Modernization, Hungary
  • Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki, National Armaments Director, MOD, Germany
  • Major General (AF) Giandomenico Taricco, Director 4th Department Armament Programs Coordination, National Armaments Directorate, Italy
  • Morton Tiller, National Armaments Director at Ministry of Defence, Norway

10:30 Service Lounges to continue

13:00 Luncheon / Buffet

14:00 Keynote Congress Partner

Bruno Fichefeux, Vice President, Head of FCAS Programme

14:20 Keynote Speech

Dr Hans C. Atzpodien, Managing Director, Federation of German Security and Defence Industries (BDSV)

14:50 Keynote Congress Partner

Pasquale Di Bartolomeo, Chief Commercial Officer of Leonardo and Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo International
15:10 Coffee Break

15:30 The NCI Agency and the NATO 2030 Agenda

Ludwig Decamps, General Manager NCI Agency

16:00 Keynote Congress Partner


16:00 Keynote Congress Partner


16:30 High-Level Military Forum

The Way ahead

Chair: Wolfgang Hellmich, Congress President BSC 2021

  • Lieutenant General (MC) Dr. Ulrich Baumgärtner, Surgeon General of the Bundeswehr Joint Medical Service
  • Vice Admiral Dr. Thomas Daum, Chief of the German CID Service
  • Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, Chief of the German Army
  • Lieutenant General Dr Ansgar Rieks, Deputy Chief of the German Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief of the German Joint Support and Enabling Service
  • Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach, Chief of the German Navy

17:30 Closing Remarks

  • Wolfgang Hellmich, MP, Chairman of the Defence Committee German Bundestag, Congress President BSC 2021
  • Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in Chief Behörden Spiegel

Chairman BSC: Major General (ret) Reinhard Wolski
Coordinator BSC: Colonel (ret) Hubertus von Rohr

*speakers requested