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Realigning Priorities in an Uncertain Era | National Press Club, Washington, DC | September 6th, 2017



Speakers | Conference Booklet Here | Photos

Kurt Amend, Chief Executive, Raytheon Arabia
Jeffrey P. Bialos, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow for national security, American Enterprise Institute
MG. Stephen E. Farmen, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command
Peter C.W. Flory, Vice President International, QinetiQ North America
Thomas Goffus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO, DoD
Dr. Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, NATO
Alexander Gray, Special Assistant to the President (Defense Policy), White House
Chris Griner, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Steve Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Atlantic Council
MG Finn Kristian Hannestad, Defense Attaché, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, DC
Van Hipp, Jr, Chairman, American Defense International
LTG Charles Hooper, USA, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency
Andrew P. Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
Robert F. de Jong, Director for Materiel Programs and Industry, Principal Directorate of Policy, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
Maria Laine, Vice President of International Strategic Partnerships, Boeing Defense Space & Security
John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association
Maj. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin, Jr., USAF, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs
Beth M. McCormick, Director DTSA
John G. McGinn, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense MIBP
Congresswoman Martha McSally R-AZ (2nd District), House Armed Services Committee
Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report
Brian H. Nilsson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls
Lorna Prosper, Director General, Public Works & Govt.Services, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC
E. Anne Sandel, Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office
Tim Sneek, Defence Cooperation Attaché, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC
Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C.
Matthew Warren, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L)
Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin International (Invited)
  • The new administration will be charting a more muscular course
    • How will this impact defense programs?
    • What will its impact be on force structure?
    • What programs are likely to be impacted?
    • will it lead to more protectionism?
    • will there be another BRAC?
    • how will industry adjust to the new realities
    • will there be a new round of mergers and acquisitions?
  • A changed security situation in Europe, in particular in the Baltic Sea area, have created new challenges and operating environments. 
  • Several nations in Europe have begun to increase defense budgets.
  • NATO is reviewing its focus areas in light of recent government changes and international events.    
  • How is the threat matrix influencing equipment development and cooperation?
    • immediate risk planning and signaling
    • Future operating environments
  • Impact of Third Offset and BBP?
  • Will the evolving situation in Europe impact US Pacific efforts? 
  • Where are the low hanging fruit of cooperation and capability?
    • where should friends and allies invest their capability?
    • in what technologies and capabilities should governments invest?
    • what will be the impact of cancelled programs on arms exports?
  • How can industry partner internationally for success?
  • How potent are existing and envisaged export control regimes?

Government and industry representatives from more than 35 countries will be present. Over 30 speakers will provide their insight and perspectives.

Network with Government and industry leaders from all US Services and Agencies at this premier international event held in Washington.

  • Government Industrial policy staff
  • Government international agreements staff
  • Government FMS staff
  • Government R&D community
  • Embassy officials
    • Procurement
    • R&D
    • Defense Cooperation Attaches
    • Service Attaches
  • Industry government relations executives
  • Industry business development executives
  • Industry sales and marketing executives
  • Industry merger and acquisition staff
  • Aviation and defense financial analysts
  • Think Tanks
  • Defense media



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