U.S.-Denmark Defense Industry Seminar
U.S. and Danish industry have been partners in addressing national security concerns for decades. The two industries have worked together not only on a number of industrial cooperation arrangements in Denmark, but also on technology cooperation programs in the U.S. and other international markets.
Danish defense industry is a high-tech business exporting 80 percent of goods and services. An increased focus on manufacturing innovation, specifically maritime, will create new opportunities for partnerships with U.S. industry. Denmark possesses a highly skilled, English-speaking workforce characterized with 96 percent of young people completing a secondary education program.
In this context, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and the Danish Defence & Security Industries Association (FAD), with support from the Danish Assistant Defense, Military, Naval, and Air Attaché, produced the first U.S.-Denmark Defense Industry Seminar at the Royal Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2014.
||Registration & Coffee Available|
MG Barry Bates, USA (Ret), Vice President, Operations, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen
||Danish Government Keynote|
Per Hesselberg, Commander Senior Grade, Project Manager, Danish Frigate Programme
||U.S. Government Keynote|
Mr. Keith Webster, Director, International Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
||Combined & Shared Logistics Overview |
Mr. Lou Kratz, Vice President and Managing Director, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Corporation
||Partnering Success – A Case Study |
Mr. Frank Dühring, Business Development Manager, Multicut A/S
Mr. Frank Bill, Director, Danish Defence & Security Industries Association (FAD)
1:05 pm - 2:30 pm
|Buffet Luncheon at the Ambassador's Residence|