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Programme

Final Conference Draft Programme

 

9.00        Registration

 

 

9.30        Opening statement by Tomasz Husak, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska

 

 

9.40        Setting the scene – work done and next steps Director I, DG GROW

 

 

10.00      High level panel – What priorities for the next 5 years? chaired & moderated  by Slawomir Tokarski, Director of Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, DG GROW

 

                Sabine Klauke, Head of Engineering - Airbus Defence and Space

 

                Thomas Stocker, Head of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer, Hensoldt

 

                Katarina Björklund, Vice President, Group Strategy, Saab  

 

                Safran (tbc)

 

                Discussion followed by Q&A 

 

 

11.15      Break

 

 

11.45      Panel discussion – Bridging the defence sector skills gaps through education and training, moderated by Christina Balis, Director of Services and Products Strategy, QinetiQ

 

                 Prof. Peter Nielsen, Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University

 

                 Jerȏme Verschave, General Manager, Aerocampus Aquitaine

 

                 Industry representative           

 

                 Discussion followed by Q&A

 

 

13.00       Networking Lunch

 

 

14.00       Panel discussion – Tapping into regional potential through ESIF for building defence skills, moderated by László Andor,  former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (tbc)

 

 

                Slawomir Tokarski, Director DG GROW 

 

                Getter Oper, Chief Scientific Officer, Estonian Ministry of Defence

(tbc)

 

                Leonardo representative  

 

                Klaus Bolving, CEO CenSec & Member of the European Network of Defence-related Regions

 

                Discussion followed by Q&A

 

 

15.15      Break

 

 

15.45      General Assembly of the European Defence Skills Partnership

 

 

17.00      End