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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

08.00 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08.45 Welcome to the Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Behörden Spiegel, Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, Congress President BSC 2015/2016


Opening Ceremony

  • Michael Roth MP, Minister of State for Europe, Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Republic
  • Louis Gautier, Secretary General for Defence and National Security (SGDSN), French Republic

10.20 Satellite Communications for Security and Defense solutions, Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO, SES

10.45 Coffee Break

11.15 The management of the EU external borders as a critical security function for the EU, Fabrice Leggeri, Executive Director, Frontex

11.40 The Imperative of European and Transatlantic Armaments Co-operation – An Industrial View, Thomas Gottschild, Managing Director, MBDA Deutschland GmbH

12.00 HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE: Europe under multiple pressures – how to regain and balance internal and external security?

Chair: Prof Ioan Mircea Pascu MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, former Defence Minister of Romania

  • Dr Hans-Peter Bartels, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Arnaud Danjean MEP, Vice-Coordinator Foreign Affairs, former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament
  • Ambassador Susan Elliot, Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, United States European Command
  • Andrey Kelin, Director, Department European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
  • Nick Pickard, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Berlin

13.30 Luncheon / Buffet

15.00 PANEL SESSION > Panels A1 – A6

16.30 Coffee Break

17.00 Europe: towards a European Security and Defence Fund?, Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos S.A., former French Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry

17.20 German Army Challenges – with regard to upcoming requirements, Lieutenant General Jörg Vollmer, Chief of Staff, German Army

17.40 Energy supply – in a major transition, Michael Keinert, Chairman of the Executive Board, Pfisterer Holding AG

18.00 FORUM INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION: European Industrial Security and Defence Cooperation – on its way to strategic autonomy?

Chair: Wolfgang Hellmich MP, Chair, Defence Committee, German Bundestag

Introduction: IGHC Caroline Laurent, Director Strategy, French Defence Technology and Procurement Agency (DGA) & Major General (Res.) Eitan Ben Eliahu, Chairman of the Board, Aeronautics Ltd, former Commander in Chief of the Israel Air Force

  • Michael Gahler MEP, EPP Group Coordinator Security and Defence, European Parliament
  • Bertram Gorlo, Head of Key Account Management DE, AU, CH, Senior Vice President, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
  • Daniel Kostoval, Deputy Minister for Armaments and Acquisition, Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic
  • Nicole Robinson, Head of Government Market Solutions Centre, SES
  • Dr Velizar Shalamanov, Director Demand Management, NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency

19.30 Buffet / Networking

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

08.00 Opening of the Exhibition

08.30 OPENING OF THE 2ND CONFERENCE DAY, Andreas Michaelis, Political Director, Federal Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany & Eric Danon, Deputy Director General for Political Affairs and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Republic

09.15 Innovative Approaches to Advancing Transatlantic Partnership, Caroline Cooper, Regional Director Europe, Raytheon International, Inc.

09.40 HIGH-LEVEL STRATEGIC INTERVIEW: Terrorism in Europe – how to consolidate the fight against it?

Werner Sonne, former German TV Correspondent, speaking with

  • Philippe Errera, Director General for International Relations and Strategy, Ministry of Defence, French Republic
  • Dr Géza Andreas von Geyr, Director General for Security and Defence Policy, German Federal Ministry of Defence
  • Elissa Slotkin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Peter Watkins, Director General Security Policy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

10.25 Digitization, a Challenge for Security, Awareness and Resilience, Dr Markus Hellenthal, Senior Vice President, Business Leader Public Sector Germany, Capgemini

10.45 Coffee Break

11.15 Europe at risk – a National Territorial Commander’s View, Lieutenant General Peter Bohrer, Vice Chief, German Joint Support Service

11.35 Future Technologies and Cognitive Solutions, Martina Koederitz, General Manager IBM DACH – Germany, Austria & Switzerland

11.55 change room for Panel Session

12.00 PANEL SESSION > Panel B1 – B5

13.30 Luncheon / Buffet

14.45 Future Security Challenges and the Capabilities of the Alliance – SACT’s Vision, General Denis Mercier, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Norfolk, USA

15.10 The next Wave – a military Internet of Things, Lieutenant General (ret) Steven Boutelle, VP Cisco Consulting Services, Cisco Systems, Inc.

15.30 HIGH-LEVEL MILITARY FORUM: European Defence – common ambitions and national realities

Chair: Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament ret., Chairman of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung & Robert Walter, President of the Assembly of the Western European Union 2008 – 2011, President of the European Security and Defence Association (ESDA)

16.45 CLOSING REMARKS, Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, Congress President BSC 2015/2016

Conference Chairman: Brigadier General (ret) Reimar Scherz, Behörden Spiegel | Programme
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