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 U.S.-Denmark Defense Industry Seminar 

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.  

9:30 am Registration & Coffee Available
10:00 am

Welcome Remarks
MG Barry Bates, USA (Ret), Vice President, Operations, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)

10:05 am Introductory Remarks
Ambassador Peter Taksøe-Jensen
10:10 am Danish Government Keynote
Per Hesselberg, Commander Senior Grade, Project Manager, Danish Frigate Programme
10:55 am U.S. Government Keynote
Mr. Keith Webster, Director, International Cooperation, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
11:40 am Coffee Break
12:00 pm Combined & Shared Logistics Overview
Mr. Lou Kratz, Vice President and Managing Director, Logistics and Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Corporation
12:30 pm Partnering Success – A Case Study
Mr. Frank Dühring, Business Development Manager, Multicut A/S
1:00 pm Concluding Remarks
Mr. Frank Bill, Director, Danish Defence & Security Industries Association (FAD)

1:05 pm - 2:30 pm

Buffet Luncheon at the Ambassador's Residence




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The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense