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Programme

Final Conference Draft Programme

 

8.30        Registration and welcome coffee

 

 

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

 

 

9.40        Setting the scene – work done and next steps, 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  

 

                Bertrand Carette, Head of Strategic Workforce Planning, Safran 

 

                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

 

                 Benoit Consolini, Training Supervisor, Aerocampus Aquitaine  

 

                 Villiko Nurmoja, CEO, Threod Systems 

                 

                 Andrzej Rybka, Director of Polish Aviation Valley

 

                 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, member of RAND Europe Council of Advisors and former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

 

                Loris di Pietrantonio, Head of Unit, DG EMPL 

 

                Getter Oper, Chief Scientific Officer, Estonian Ministry of Defence

 

                Francesco Rogo, Head of Engineering and Knowledge Processes, Leonardo 

 

                Klaus Bolving, CEO, CenSec

 

                Discussion followed by Q&A

 

 

15.15      End of conference and networking coffee

 

 

15.45 - 17.00     General Assembly of the European Defence Skills Partnership