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Priorities in Defense Cooperation

  • Thomas Goffus, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO (Invited)




Orienting Defense Dept. for Security Assistance Success

  • LTG Charles Hooper, USA, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Confirmed)
  • MG. Stephen E. Farmen, USA, Commanding General, United States Army Security Assistance Command (Confirmed)
  • Maj. Gen. Lawrence M. Martin, Jr., USAF, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (Confirmed)
  • E. Anne Sandel, Executive Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)

Moderator: Tim Sneek, Defence Cooperation Attaché, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)




A Conversation about Defense Budgets and Force Size

  • Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow for national security , American Enterprise Institute (Confirmed)
  • Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program,  Center for Strategic and International Studies (Confirmed)
  • John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association (Confirmed)

 Moderator:  Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report (Confirmed)


Future NATO Directions

  • Dr. Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defense Investment, NATO (Confirmed)

Introduced by: Peter C.W. Flory, Vice President International, QinetiQ North America (Confirmed)


Lunch: International Defense Partnerships

  • Robert F. de Jong, Director for Materiel Programs and Industry, Principal Directorate of Policy, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands (Confirmed)

Introduced by: Caroline G. Cooper, Regional Director, Europe, Raytheon International Inc. (Confirmed)


Partner Perspectives   

  • Adam Culley, Minister/Counselor, Materiel, Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • MG Finn Kristian Hannestad, Defense Attaché, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
  • Hiroyuki Hatada, Director Defense Industry Division, METI, Japan (Confirmed)
  • Lorna Prosper, Director General, Public Works & Govt.Services, Embassy of Canada, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Moderator: Matthew Warren, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (Confirmed)


Export Control Update

  • Beth M. McCormick, Director DTSA (Confirmed)
  • Brian H. Nilsson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls (Confirmed)

Moderator: Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C. (Confirmed)


Expanding the Defense Industrial Base

  • Alexander Gray, Special Assistant to the President (Defense Policy), White House (Confirmed)
  • John G. McGinn, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense MIBP (Confirmed)

Moderator: Jeffrey P. Bialos, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Confirmed)


New Global Industrial Partnerships

  • Kurt Amend, Chief Executive, Raytheon Arabia (Confirmed)
  • Chris Griner, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP (Confirmed)
  • Maria Laine, Vice President of International Strategic Partnerships, Boeing Defense Space & Security (Confirmed)
  • Nancy Ziuzin Schlegel, Vice President, International Government Affairs, Lockheed Martin International. (Confirmed)
Moderator: Steve Grundman, M.A. and George Lund Fellow for Emerging Defense Challenges, Atlantic Council (Confirmed)


Conference Reception 

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