Programme Day 1, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2020

08.00 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08.45 Welcome to the Congress

  • Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Behörden Spiegel
  • Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, former President of the European Parliament, Representative for European Affairs of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Congress President BSC 2020

09.00 Opening Ceremony

  • Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Thomas Silberhorn MP, Parliamentary State Secretrary on behalf of the German Federal Minister of Defence

10.00 Keynote Congress Partner

  • Dong Jin Koh*, President & CEO Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

10.20 Keynote Speech

  • Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

10.40 Keynote Congress Partner

  • NN, Raytheon Technologies Corp

11.00 Coffee Break

11.45 HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE: European Security and Defence – Central and Eastern (Expectations) and Contributions

Chair and Introduction:

  • Niels Annen MP, Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office

Speakers:

  • Dr Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister of Latvia
  • Tomáš Petříček, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
  • Rt. Hon. Ben Wallace* MP, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom
  • Dr Detlef Wächter, Director General for Security and Defence Policy, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • General Tod D. Wolters*, USAF, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)

13.00 Luncheon / Buffet
14.30 Panel Session: Panels A1 – A7
16.00 Coffee Break

16.30 Keynote Congress Partner

  • Timothy S. (Tim) Cahill, Senior Vice President of Lockheed Martin International

16.50 Keynote Speech

  • General Jörg Vollmer, Commander Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum

17.10 Military digital collaboration - a vision for a European approach

  • Udo F. Littke, Head of Public Sector and Defence Central Europe, Atos

17.30 Keynote Speech

  • General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee (CEUMC)

17.50 HIGH-LEVEL MILITARY FORUM: Enhancing European security through regional military cooperation – opportunities and gaps

Chair:

  • General (ret) Petr Pavel, former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

Speakers:

  • Admiral Rob Bauer*, Chief of Defence, the Netherlands
  • General Claudio Graziano, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee
  • General Ferenc Korom, Chief of Defence, Hungary
  • Lieutenant General Markus Laubenthal, Deputy Chief of Defence, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • Lieutenant General Valdemaras Rupšys, Chief of Defence, Lithuania
  • Lieutenant General Jaromír Zůna, MSc., Ph.D. Deputy Chief of Defence, Czech Republic
  • NN, Congress Partner

19.15 CIDAN/ESDA Ceremony

  • European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence

19.45 Buffet / Networking

21.00 End of the first day

Programme Day 2, Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020

08.00 Opening of the Exhibition

08.30 Welcome to the 2nd Conference Day

08.40 OPENING OF THE 2ND CONFERENCE DAY

  • Lubomír Metnar, Minister of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Klaus Iohannis*, President of Romania

09.10 The Czech Republic’s Perspective on Transatlantic Security

  • Lubomír Metnar, Minister of Defence, Czech Republic

09.40 HIGH-LEVEL INTERVIEW: Implementation of gender policy in NATO and EU defence planning

  • Dr Hans-Peter Bartels, former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Germany
    with
  • Clare Hutchinson, NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security
  • AMB Mara Marinaki, Principal Advisor on Gender and on the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, EEAS
  • Colonel Magda Dvorřáková, Head of the Public Diplomacy Section, General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces
  • Lieutenant Colonel Peter Östmann, Commander Nordic Center for Gender in Military Operations, Sweden

10.20 Keynote Congress Partner

  • NN, Airbus Defence and Space

10.40 Keynote Speech

  • Admiral (ret) Matteo Bisceglia, Director Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR)

10.50 Coffee Break

11.20 Keynote Congress Partner

  • NN, Leonardo

11.40 change room for Panel Session
11.45 Panel Session: Panel B1 – B7
13.15 Luncheon / Buffet

14.30 Keynote Speech

  • General Eberhard Zorn, Chief of Defence, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

14.50 Keynote Congress Partner

  • NN, IAI

15.10 Keynote Speech

  • Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA)

15.30 FUTURE FORCES FORUM: EU Defence Initiatives for technological innovation and relevant capabilities – do they deliver?

Chair:

  • Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Chief Executive, European Defence Agency (EDA)

Speakers:

  • Hubert Blahnik, Deputy National Armament Director, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • Lieutenant General Thierry Carlier, Head of International Development and Deputy National Armament Director, France
  • Dr Gáspár Maróth, Government Commissioner for National Defence Industry, Defence Development and Coordination of Armament Modernization, Hungary
  • Timo Pesonen, Director General for Defence and Space, EU Commission
  • Major General (AF) Giandomenico Taricco, Director 4th Department Armament Programs Coordination, Italian National Armaments Directorate
  • Dr Pavel Zůna, Director of the Collaboration Support Office, NATO Science and Technology Organization
  • NN, Congress Partner

16.45 CLOSING REMARKS

  • Dr Hans-Gert Pöttering, Congress President of the BSC 2020
  • Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Behörden Spiegel

17.00 End of the Congress

Chairman BSC 2020: Major General (ret) Reinhard Wolski
Coordinator BSC 2020: Colonel (ret) Hubertus von Rohr

*speakers requested