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October 17, 2019 | Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC

The Hon. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for A&S (Confirmed)
The Hon. Nazak Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary of Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (Confirmed)
AMB Tina S. Kaidanow, Senior Advisor, International Cooperation, OUSD (A&S) (Confirmed)
Morten Tiller, National Armaments Director, Department of Defense, Norway (Confirmed)
Gregory M. Kausner, Deputy Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (Confirmed)
Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley, Director, Navy International Programs Office (Confirmed)
Ann Cataldo, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Def. Exports and Cooperation, ASA(ALT) (Confirmed)
Kelli L. Seybolt, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs (Confirmed)
Heidi Grant, Director DTSA (Confirmed)
Major General Kathryn Toohey, AM, CSC, Head, Force Integration, Australia (Confirmed)
Edward Ferguson, Minister Defence, British Embassy, Washington, DC (Confirmed)
Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration (Confirmed)
Mike Miller, Acting DAS Bur.Pol.Mil.Afrs. DDTC (Confirmed)
Jennifer Santos, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy (IndPol) (Confirmed)
Michael J. Vaccaro, Director, International Armaments Cooperation, DoD (A&S)
Christopher J. Davis, President, Raytheon International Inc (Confirmed)
Frank Finelli, Managing Director, Carlyle Group (Confirmed)
Jennifer L. Hanley, Director, Intl Govt. Relations, L3 Harris Technologies, Inc. (Confirmed)
Michael E. O'Hanlon, Ph.D, Senior Fellow, Brookings (Confirmed)
William Greenwalt, Senior Fellow Atlantic Council (Confirmed)
Andrew P. Hunter, Director, Def.-Ind’l Initiatives Group and Snr Fellow, Int’l Security Prog., CSIS (Confirmed)
John Luddy, Vice President, National Security Policy, Aerospace Industries Association (Confirmed)
Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services, P.C. (Confirmed)
Vago Muradian, Editor, Defense & Aerospace Report (Confirmed)

Conference Booklet is now available

  • The Trump Administration is firmly focusing on its National Defense Strategy and 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?
    • What strategies will be given emphasis in exporting?
    • Will there be more protectionism?
    • How will the basing realignments be addressed?
    • How fast will industry adjust to the new realities?
    • Will there be a speedy round of mergers and acquisitions?
    • Will defense industry quickly integrate commercial technology into their offerings?
    • What role will commercial firms play in defense to speed up the tenchology refresh?
    • What new procurement approaches will be tested to bring in commercial/non traditional entities?
  • How will NATO adjust to the Trump Administration?
    • 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.
    • A changed security situation in Europe, in particular in the Baltic Sea area, have created new challenges and operating environments. 
    • Will the evolving situation in Europe impact US Pacific efforts? 
  • How is the threat matrix influencing equipment development and cooperation?
    • Immediate risk planning and signaling
    • Future operating environments
  • Where are the low hanging fruit of cooperation and capability?
    • Will Exportability be baked into security cooperation?
    • 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