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European Defence Industry Summit 2018

CASH - CAPABILITY - COOPERATION Debating the Future of European Defence

With the topic of European defence as high on the EU agenda as ever, it is the best time to stimulate further discussion on how to make defence cooperation among the Member States successful. Cash, Capability and Cooperation are the keywords for European Defence in 2019. The symbolic 3C's will take a major lead in the discussion to prepere the policy makers and insutry leaders for the challenges in the year of institututional changes.

Join us for the second edition of the European Defence Industry Summit organized by EBS. This annual event will be attended by esteemed professionals from across the European defense industry. High-level debate topics will include the future development and improvement of different EU defence mechanisms, international cooperation with non-EU actors and the role of SMEs in defence procurement.


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Each year the European Defense Industry Summit brings together speakers from a broad range of expertise in defence strategies and technologies, and this year is no exception.


EDIS 2018 will feature policy-makers, business leaders and academic institutions working on the front lines of defence. 




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Federica Mogherini

European Commission
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Elżbieta Bieńkowska

European Commission
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Pierre Delsaux

European Commission - DG GROW
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Lowri Evans

European Commission - DG GROW
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Jorge Domecq

European Defence Agency
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Françoise Grossetête

European Parliament
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Helga Schmid

European External Action Service (EEAS)
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Pedro Serrano

European External Action Service (EEAS)

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Add to Calendar 04-12-2018 9:00 04-12-2018 18:00 America/Los_Angeles European Defence Industry Summit 2018 European Defence Industry Summit 2018 Palais d'Egmont - Egmont Palace - Place du Petit Sablon 8 bis, B-1000 Brussels



Check here to hear about up-to-date news on sessions, speakers and topics at this year's European Defense Industry Summit!

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EBS is proud to support EDIS

EBS Is Proud To Organise The European Defence Summit 2018

EDIS returns for its second year at the Egmont Palace! This year's agenda will discuss issues such as the future development and improvement of different EU defence mechanisms, international cooperation with non-EU actors and the role of SMEs in defence procurement. 


Are you interested in partnering with us for the EDIS 2018? 

For more information about a partnership please contact: Bartosz Lasota

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Take Aways From The First EDIS

Throughout the day, speakers and defence experts in the audience exchanged views on a broad spectrum of themes such as EU-NATO strategic partnership, development of defence equipment and technologies and the European Security and Defence Union. 

Did you miss last year's EDIS? Not to worry! Here is the note summarising key elements of the discussion written by Armida van Rij, Policy Researcher, Security and Defence Policy at the Policy Institute at King's College London. 

The EDIS team also invites you to read the Q&A with Chris Lombardi, Vice President, Business Development Europe at Raytheon International. 

Do you wish to have a quick look at the topics discussed? Take a look at the EDIS highlights for 2017.

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