April newsletter of the EDC2012: Call for papers

posted 4 Apr 2012, 23:55 by Jan Wind   [ updated 5 Apr 2012, 04:08 ]
The programme of the 2012 edition of the European Defence Conference is taking shape as confirmations of speakers come in:

· MEP Mr. Krzysztof Lisek, Vice chairman of the Security and Defence Committee in the European Parliament will give a keynote presentation at the EDC2012 about "Europe’s role in NATO Smart Defence – cooperation between NATO and EU".
· Mr. Jelle Keuning, Director Research & Technology of the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, and Mr. Eric Huybrechts, deputy Director of OCCAR-EA, confirmed to speak in the panel discussion on Long term defence cooperation in EU/NATO (1-1).
Mr. Keuning will address the Dutch initiative on Smart R&T cooperation and Mr. Huybrechts will address the interdependency challenges OCCAR experiences in major projects.
· Mr. Keuning will also chair the snap-shot and poster session Cooperative project proposals (2-3)

You can find the draft programme at http://www.defenceconference.eu/conference-programme/

Call for papers for “Snapshot and poster sessions”
During the first snapshot session results of R&T projects will be presented in very compact presentations. Here you can showcase R&T results in order to find opportunities for use in defence capabilities.
The second session is intended to cover proposals for new cooperative projects in the style of Eurofinder conferences in the past. The goal is to find cooperation partners and funding opportunities.
After the last presentation, the participants will move to the exhibition area where posters of the presenters will be displayed. Here, discussions, further explanations can take place and new cooperation may emerge.

Registration of abstracts for these sessions is now open on www.defenceconference.eu/your-contribution

Supporting and Content Partners Update
Similar to the first edition of the EDC in 2011, the second edition is supported by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the Federation of European Defence Technology Associations (EDTA), and the Dutch association for engineers and engineering students (KIVI NIRIA). In addition to these the Defence and Security Industry Association of the Czech Republic (DSIA) has joined the ranks of EDC supporters. Members of these associations enjoy a 15% discount to the registration fees.

We are happy to once again welcome the Security & Defence Agenda as our content partner.

If you wish to join our exhibitors, sponsors, partners or supporters, please contact Mr. Arnd Brannolte:
T: +49 341 240596-81, E: abrannolte@eventlab.org

Opening of registration and discount for EDTA members
On-line registration will commence on Monday 16 April 2012 Click the green “Register here” button on the EDC2012 homepage to register.

Members of EDTA associations may enjoy a discount of 15% on all published registration rates. Assocations can obtain a discount code by contacting Ms. Stefanie Abelmann of the EDC conference office at E: defenceconference@eventlab.org or T: +49 341-24059671

For more information see: http://www.defenceconference.eu or contact us: defenceconference@eventlab.org

The EDC Executive Team
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