Victoria Nuland / John Emerson on: Berlin Security Conference 2015

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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

08.00 Opening of the Exhibition / Registration

08.45 Welcome to the Congress, R. Uwe Proll, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Behörden Spiegel & Ambassador Jiří Šedivý, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to NATO, former Minister of Defence, Congress President BSC 2015


Opening Ceremony

  • Dr. Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament

10.15 NN, Raytheon

10.45 Coffee Break

11.15 Euro-Atlantic Security – responsibilities and lead, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, Deputy Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

11.30 The key role of satellites for global connectivity, Karim Michel Sabbagh, President & CEO, SES

12.00 HIGH-LEVEL DEBATE: Euro-Atlantic Security: Washington – Brussels – Moscow – how to meet the new challenges?

Chair: Prof. Ioan Mircea Pascu MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, former Defence Minister of Romania

  • Patricia Adam, Chairwoman, Defence Committee, National Assembly, France (tbc)
  • Michael Gahler MEP, EPP Group Spokesman on Security and Defence, European Parliament
  • Dr. Géza Andreas von Geyr, Director General for Security and Defence Policy, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany (tbc)
  • Ambassador Douglas Edward Lute, United States Permanent Representative to NATO
  • Aleksey Meshkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation
  • Peter Watkins, Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom
  • Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, OSCE Secretary General

13.30 Luncheon / Buffet

15.00 PANEL SESSION > Panels A1 – A6

16.30 Coffee Break

17.00 ICT as a firm anchor for Defence and Security in a turbulent world, Lieutenant General (ret) Jo Godderij, Executive Advisor, Atos Public Sector

17.20 TTIP – let us exploit the opportunities!, Ambassador John B. Emerson, Embassy of the United States, Germany

17.40 Best Procurement Practice for major Military Projects, Mathias Oberndörfer, Head of Public Sector, KPMG Germany

Tuesday, 17. November 2015 - 8:45 to Wednesday, 18. November 2015 - 17:00