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New Horizons Summit-2019

Future of the Transatlantic Defence Cooperation

A collaboration among the decision makers, industry and the academia is of crucial importance to form a Comprehensive Transatlantic Defense Cooperation. New Horizons Summit, as an annual landmark event, aspires to be a unique platform for political, academic and defence industry leaders across Euro-Atlantic region to discuss and provide solutions for the most pressing issues of our time and future.

Rules based international order, set up in the wake of Second World War, is challenged by state and non-state actors in many aspects. Transatlantic bond, which is one of the main pillars of this order, is not immune from these challenges. Beyond the Horizon International Strategic Studies Group (ISSG), believes that a robust transatlantic cooperation is vital in the face of emerging security challenges to international world order. We do not favour transactional relations which would lead to a zero-sum game, but a mutually beneficial two-way road that would foster both sides of the Atlantic. As a matter of fact, more dialogue and interaction are needed to that end. Thus, the aim of the event is to provide a platform in order to facilitate transatlantic dialogue. Beyond the Horizon visits the topic in a regular basis. Last year, at New Horizons Symposium 2018, the focus was on « Emerging Trends Reshaping the International Security » where academics, officials as well as representatives from the NGOs discussed the collapse of liberal world order and expansion of future conflict domains. New Horizons Summit 2019, accordingly, will cover the future of transatlantic defence cooperation with a special focus on emerging mega trends, security challenges and disruptive technologies with a banner headline « Future of Transatlantic Defence Cooperation Summit ».

The subject is very timely and relevant while defence industries from both sides of the Atlantic strive for ways to cooperate. The US defence industry, for instance, keeps abreast of PESCO and EDF as well as third state participation therein, whereas, the implementation of Third Offset Strategy and “Buy American Act” are two areas of concern for EU defence industry. Thus, this summit would be a perfect opportunity for a more constructive dialogue. With these two consecutive annual landmark events, Beyond the Horizon aspires to provide unique annual platforms for politicians, academics and defence industry representatives as well as the civil society across the Euro-Atlantic region to discuss and provide solutions for the most pressing issues of our time and future.

Schedule

 Tuesday Oct, 22

Registration, Coffee & Networking

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09:00 – 09:45

Welcome Remarks

Hasan SUZEN, President & CEO at Beyond the Horizon ISSG

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09.45-09.50

Opening Remarks

Vincent Sassel, Security Policy – Defence expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

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09.50-10.00

PANEL 1

(10.00-11.15)

Enhanced Transatlantic Cooperation in the Light of PESCO & EDF

Pauline Massart, Moderator, Deputy Head of the Brussels Office, CEIS

The Impact of PESCO for the European & the Transatlantic Defence Industry

Elena Lazarou, Dr., Senior Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

Steven Blockmans, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Transatlantic Defence Cooperation, the case of Raytheon and Rheinmetall
 Dr. Charles Graf Dijon de Monteton, Deputy Head of EU and NATO Affairs, Rheinmetall Group
3rd state participation in PESCO and EDF

Arnout Molenaar, Head of Security Policy Unit (SECDEFPOL.1), EEAS
Diego de Ojeda,
Representative to the PSC and European Commission Head of Unit for Coordination of Foreign, Security and Defence Policy Implementation

Q & A

Coffee Break

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11.15-11.45

PANEL 2

(11.45-12.45)

Transatlantic Perspective on Defence Cooperation

Teri Schultz, Moderator

What to Expect from the Collaboration? Practical Industrial Cooperative Solutions

Rudy Priem, Chair, Security & Defence Committee, AmCham EU; Director, Security – Defense – Space Government Relations, EMEA & NATO, United Technologies Corporation

Third Offset Strategy vs. EDF

Pete Ito, Dr. Former US Official,  Cranfield University

Q & A

Lunch and Networking

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12.45-13.45

Keynote Speech

Christopher Coker, Prof, London School of Economics

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13.45-14.00

PANEL 3

(14.00-15.00)

Emerging Disruptive Technologies as a Potential Threat to Transatlantic Stability and Security

Teri Schultz, Moderator

The Impact of High-Tech Actors in Transatlantic Defence Cooperation

Maaike VERBRUGGEN, PhD Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, PhD, Adviser on Global Affairs, European Political Strategy Centre; Adjunct Professor, Sciences Po Paris.

State-of-the-Art in High-Tech and Way Forward

Ms. Kim Stollar, Member of AmCham EU and Managing Director EU & NATO, Boeing

Q & A

Speakers

Alphabetically ordered

Steven Blockmans, Prof.

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Christopher Coker, Prof.

London School of Economics

Jolyon Howorth, Prof.

Harvard University

Pete Ito, Dr.

Former US Official, Cranfield University

Elena Lazarou, Dr.

 Senior Policy Analyst, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

Arnout Molenaar

 Head of Security Policy Unit (SECDEFPOL.1), EEAS

Pauline Massart

Deputy Head of the Brussels Office, CEIS

Diego de Ojeda

Representative to the PSC and European Commission Head of Unit for Coordination of Foreign, Security and Defence Policy Implementation

Rudy Priem

Chair, Security & Defence CMMTE, AmCham EU and Director Security – Defense – Space Govt. Rel., EMEA & NATO, United Tech.

Vincent Sassel

Security Policy – Defence expert, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium

Teri Schultz

Freelance Reporter

Kim Stollar

Managing Director, EU & NATO Government Affairs Boeing International

Bart M.J. Szewczyk, PhD

Adviser on Global Affairs, European Political Strategy Centre; Adjunct Professor, Sciences Po Paris

Maaike VERBRUGGEN

PhD Researcher, Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Proceedings

VENUE

Brussels Marriott Hotel Grand Place

Contact

Phone

Tel: +32 (0) 2 801 13 57-58

Email

info@behorizon.org

Address

Beyond the Horizon ISSG
Davincilaan 1, 1932 Brussels