08.00 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08.45 Welcome to the Congress

  • General (ret) Jörg Vollmer, BSC / Behörden Spiegel Strategic Adviser
  • Wolfgang Hellmich, MP, Congress President BSC 2022

09.00 Opening of the Conference

  • Dr Tobias Lindner, Minister of State, on behalf of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany
  • Elvind Vad Petersson, State Secretary, on behalf of the Foreign Minister of Norway

09.30 Keynote Speech

Dr Iryna Wereschtschuk*, Deputy Prime Minister Ukraine

09.50 Cybersecurity: Safeguarding in unpredictable times

Uwe Peter, Vice President and General Manager Cisco Systems, Germany
10.10 Coffee Break

10.40 Keynote Congress Partner

Giovanni Soccodato, Chief Strategic Equity Officer, Leonardo

11.00 High-Level Debate: NATO’s Strategic Concept – Strong Cohesion and adaptive Dialogue

Chair: Dr Tobias Lindner, Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany

  • Michael Gahler, MEP, EPP Group Foreign Affairs Coordinator, European Parliament
  • Eivind Vad Petersson, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Dr Imre Porkoláb, Ministerial Commissioner for Defence Innovation Hungarian Ministry of Defence
  • Celeste A. Wallander, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense

12.15 The High North – Threat Analysis and Deductions

Vice Admiral Nils Andreas Stensønes, Director NIS Norway

12.35 New realities, new needs: Perspectives on collaboration to strengthen European defence capabilities

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

12.55 Vigilance is the Price of Liberty - NATO in light of Russia's attack on Ukraine

Admiral Joachim Rühle, Chief of Staff SHAPE, Belgium
13.15 Luncheon / Buffet

14.45 Embracing the Zeitenwende - Germany embarks on a new era for European security

Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Defence, Germany

15.15 Panel Session > Panels A1 – A6

16.45 Coffee Break

17.05 The development of space and cyber & information domain as security policy dimensions

Udo Littke, CEO ATOS Germany

17.30 Keynote

  • Olaf Scholz, Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway

in discussion with Wolfgang Hellmich, MP Congress President BSC 2022 and Dr Eva-Charlotte Proll, Editor and CDO Behörden Spiegel

18.30 High-Level Military Forum: The High North – Security and Military Challenges

Chair: Frederick, “Ben” Hodges, Lieutenant General (ret), Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies (CEPA)

  • Vice Admiral Jonas Haggren, Chief of Defence Staff, Sweden
  • General Timo Kivinen, Chief of Defence, Finland
  • General Eirik J. Kristoffersen, Chief of Defence, Norway
  • General Flemming Lentfer, Chief of Defence Denmark
  • Siemtje Möller, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
  • Admiral Olivier Lebas, Commander of Atlantic Maritime Region (CECLANT), France

19.35 CIDAN/ESDA Ceremony

European Award for Citizenship, Security and Defence
20.05 Dinner Buffet / Networking
21.15 End of the first day
08.00 Opening of the Exhibition
08.30 Welcome to the 2nd Conference Day

08.40 Opening of the 2nd Conference Day

Bjørn Arild Gram, Minister of Defence, Norway

09.10 Keynote Speech

Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO


Integration of Finland and Sweden into NATO

  • Nana Brink, Member of the executive Board Women in International Security Deutschland (WIIS e.V.), speaking with:
  • Antti Kaikkonen, Minister of Defence, Finland
  • Dr. Pål Jonson, Minister of Defence, Sweden
  • General (ret) Philip M. Breedlove, 17th SACEUR of NATO Command Allied Operations

10.20 Keynote Congress Partner

René Obermann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airbus SE
10.40 Coffee Break

11.00 Keynote Speech

Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of Defence, Hungary

11.20 Defence industry in the new security landscape

Micael Johansson, CEO Saab AB, Sweden
11.40 change room for Panel Session

11.45 Panel Session > Panel B1 – B7

13.15 Luncheon / Buffet

14.30 Joining Forces - Industrial Cooperation in Times of War

Thomas Gottschild, Managing Director and Executive Group Director Strategy, MBDA

14.50 Implementing effectivley the EU’s Strategic Compass – the military perspective

General Robert Brieger, Chairman of the European Union Military Commitee, Austria

15.10 Keynote Speech

General (ret) Gary North, former Commander of Pacific Air Forces

15.30 NATO’s Long-Term Military Transformation

General Christian Badia, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, NATO

15.50 Future Forces Forum: EU’s Strategic Compass and NATO′s Strategic Concept – Results for Combined Force Planning

Chair: Dr Hans-Peter Bartels, President of the Society for Security Policy (GSP)

  • Major General Wolfgang Gäbelein, Head of the Federal Armed Forces Planning Office
  • Major General Henning-André Frantzen, Head of Departement Defence Policy and long Term Planning, Ministry of Defence, Norway
  • Jānis Garisons, State Secretary Ministry of Defence, Latvia
  • Brigadier General Johan Pekkari, Deputy Chief Policy and Plans Department, Defence Staff, Swedish Armed Forces
  • Rear Admiral Juan Bautistan Pérez Puig, Deputy Director General for Defence Policy, Spain
  • Major General André Steur, Director Policy & Plans, Ministry of Defence, Netherlands

17.05 Closing Ceremoney

  • Wolfgang Hellmich, MP, Congress President BSC 2022
  • General (ret) Jörg Vollmer, BSC / Behörden Spiegel Strategic Adviser

17.20 End of the Congress

Panel A1: The Future of Arms Control and Confidence building

Chair and Introduction: Ambassador Günter Sautter, Federal Goverment, Commessioner for Disarmament and Arms Control, German Federal Foreign Office

  • Dr Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament at SIPRI, current Chair of the EU Nonproliferation and Disarmament Consortium
  • Major General (ret) Dr Dr Dieter Budde, Senior Expert COMTESSA, University of the Armed Forces, Munich
  • Dr Oliver Meier, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, (IFSH), Hamburg
  • Dr Wendin Smith, Director of NATO’s Arms Control, Disarmament, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Nonproliferation Centre (ACDC)
  • NN

Panel A2: Energy and Critical Infrastructure – a strategic challenge

Chair and Introduction: H.E. Torgeir Larsen, Embassy of Norway

  • Jalal Bouhdada, DNV Representative
  • Stacy Cummings, General Manager NSPA
  • Dr Carsten Rolle, Federation of Germany Industries, Director World Energy Council Germany
  • Dr Kirsten Westphal, head of the H2Global Stiftung and Member of the National Hydrogen Council
  • Jannicke Nilsson, Executive Vice President, Safety, Security & Sustainability, Equinor

Panel A3: SPACE – the ultimate challenge?

Chair and Introduction: Major General (ret) Reinhard Wolski, Chairman BSC 2022

  • Emiliano Kargieman, CEO Satellogic
  • Andreas Lindenthal, Head of Business Operations & Products, Airbus Defence and Space, Germany
  • Dr Andreas Ohndorf, Managing Director Responsive Space Cluster Competence Center, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Major General Michael Traut, Commander Bundeswehr Space Command
  • Colonel Fabio De Luca, Chief Space Operations Command Space Operation OfficeB1B1

Panel A4: Countering hybrid threats

Chairwoman: Professor Teija Tiilikainen, Director European Centre of Excellence Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)

Introduction: Baptiste Cazagou, Vice President International Sales for Preligens

  • Major General Hua-Ching Chien, Deputy Commander of ICE Force Command, Taiwan
  • Jānis Garisons, State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Latvia
  • Alexander Philipp, Managing Director Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs GmbH
  • Brigadier General Dag Baehr, Deputy CDR Strat AufKl & CDR Eloka Tr
  • Mike Stone, Managing Partner, Global Government, IBM Consulting
  • NN, UKR

Panel A5: A common European defence procurement plan

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

Introduction: NN, Nammo Raufoss AS

  • Vice Admiral Dr Ir Arie Jan de Waard, National Armaments Director & Director of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Netherland
  • Eva Hagwall, Deputy Director General and Deputy National Armament Director at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration
  • Dr Jörg Hennemann, Head of Defence, Science & Technology, Schmidt & Bender
  • Helmut Rauch, CEO Diehl Defence
  • Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki, National Armaments Director, MOD, Germany
  • Dr Stefan Stenzel, Vincorion
  • Gaёl Di Tuesta, National Armament Director (DGA/DI), France

Panel A6: Cyber warfighting – a contribution for European Security and Defence

Chair: Vice Admiral Dr Thomas Daum, Chief of the German Cyber and Information Domain

Introduction: Thomas Hemker, Head of Intelligence Service and the Advisory Board, DCSO GmbH

  • Brigadier General Thierry Bauer, Deputy Commander of Cyber Defence, France
  • Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes, Deputy Commander UK Strategic Command
  • Dr Christoph Erdmann, CEO Secusmart
  • John Reyels, Head of the Cyber Policy Coordination Staff, German Federal Foreign Office
  • Brigadier General Halvor Johansen, Commander Cyber Defence Forces, Norway
  • Stefan Vollmer, Vice President Cyber and Information Domain, ESG

Panel B1: NATO and the new Nordic Stronghold

Chair: Dr (PhD) Robin Allers, Norwegian Institut for Defence Studies

Introduction: Eirik Lie, Executive Vice President Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace & Oliver Burkhard, Member of the Executive Board, CEO thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH

  • Major General Henning-André Frantzen, Head of Department Defence Policy and Long Term Planning, Ministry of Defence, Norway
  • Sir Philip Jones, Military Adviser and former First Sea Lord, BAE Systems
  • Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Director Plans & Concept, International Cooperation, German Navy Command
  • Commodore Carsten Fjord-Larsen, Acting Admiral Danish Fleet, Danmark

Panel B2: How to think European defence in the Land Domain - The future role of major formations

Co-Chairs: Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, Chief of German Army & General Darryl Williams, Commanding General of United States Army Europe and Africa

Introduction: Oliver Dörre, CEO and Country Director, Thales Deutschland

  • Brigadier General Artũras Radvilas, Chief LTU Army
  • Esa Rautalinko, President and CEO Patria Group
  • General Pierre Schill, Chief of French Army
  • Anders Sjöberg, Head of Saab Germany GmbH and Board member of Saab AB
  • Lieutenant General Martin Wijnen, Commander Land Forces Royal Netherlands Army

Panel B3: Air Power in a changing security environment – operational Air Force

Chair: Lieutenant General Dr Ansgar Rieks, Vice Chief of German Air Force

Introduction: Christoph Ruffner, Head of Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions and Member of the Executive Committee of HENSOLDT AG

  • Marco Gumbrecht, Head of Combat Aircraft Business Growth, Airbus
  • Christoph Müller, Acting Executive Board Representaive Defense and Security Research, Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Brigadier General Luciano Ippoliti, Head of the 3rd Air Force Staff  Division

Panel B4: Comprehensive Defence Concepts in Europe

Chair: Dr Marie-Agness Strack-Zimmermann, MP, Chairwoman of the Defence Committee, German Bundestag, Germany

Introduction: Dr. Nils Förster, Partner at PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH

  • Marc Akkermann, Direktor Sales, infodas
  • Antti Häkkänen, MP, Chairman of the Defence Committee, Parliament of Finland
  • Mario Hempel, Director Sales Development Public Sector, Bechtle
  • Major General Elisabeth Michelsen, Chief of the Home Guard, Norway
  • Lieutenant General Alexander Sollfrank, Commander Joint Support and Enabling Command, Germany
  • Riho Terras, Member of EU Parliament, EST

Panel B5: Digitalization of Multinational Forces – Software defined Defence

Chair: Lieutenant General Michael Vetter, Director-General CIT, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany

Introduction: Marcel Taubert, Vice President of Division Defence & Space, secunet Security Networks AG

  • Rear Admiral Christian Bock, Director of Education, Bundeswehr Command and Staff College
  • Frank Leidenberger, Chief Digital Officer, BWI GmbH
  • Dr Gundbert Scherf, CEO Helsing GmbH
  • Dr Dr Gerhard van der Giet, Senior Advisor, Computacenter AG & Co oHG
  • Sven Weizenegger, Head of the Cyber Innovation Hub of the Bundeswehr (CIHBw)

Panel B6: European Medical Healthcare-Perspectives and Chances

Chair: Major General (MD) Dr Stephan Schoeps, Deputy Surgeon General of the Bundeswehr

Introduction: Dr Olaf Iseringhausen, Head of Competence Center Healthcare Solutuíons, Bechtle GmbH & Ko. KG

  • Major General Timothy Hodgetts, Surgeon General, Chair Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO
  • Brigadier General (MD) Dr Stefan Kowitz, Director Multinational Medical Coordination Center / European Medical Command
  • Brigadier General (MD) Dr Almut Nolte, Medical Advisor to the SACEUR
  • Harun Özkalp, german ercelliance GmbH

Panel B7: Reinforcement Sustainment Network - Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Lieutenant General Martin Schelleis, Chief oft he German Joint Support and Enabling Service

Introduction: Todd Tuthill, Vice President for Aerospace and Defense Strategy and Marketing, Siemens Digital Industries Software

  • Stephan Heitz, Head of Business Area Support & Logistics Director, ESG
  • Vidar Hole, CEO WilNor Governmental Services, Norway
  • Major General Stefan Linus Fix, DCOS Support, Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Brunssum, Netherland
  • Major General Gerald Funke, Bundeswehr Logistics Command
  • Major General James M. Smith, Commanding General 21st Theater Sustainment Comman
  • Enrico Scharlock, Senior Director for Dassault Systems

* to be confirmed