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 147S - 14th U.S.-Sweden Defense Industry Conference 

147S - 14th U.S.-Sweden Defense Industry Conference 

Theme

“Strengthening Cooperation for the Future”

Event Number
147S

Event Date

5/18/2011
 to 5/18/2011

Event Location
House of Sweden

Event Contact
Ms. Alexis Schwartz at aschwartz@ndia.org or (703)247-9463

Introduction 

U.S. and Swedish defense companies have a several decades-long history sharing defense technology to their mutual benefit.  This one day event is structured to bring together industry and government representatives from both countries and leverage their talent and experience.  Participants at previous conferences consisted largely of government officials directly engaged in the identification and championing of new areas for collaboration; and executives from companies capable of executing those business and cooperative opportunities.  We anticipate the May 2011 conference will be similarly populated.

Standing at the beginning of a new decade, the U.S. and Swedish militaries are poised to transform into leaner, more efficient armed forces.  We will explore how U.S. and Swedish companies are supporting and adapting to these changes.  The conference will juxtapose these adaptations against a backdrop of challenging economic times, unstable regions and failed states. 

Participants will explore what can be done better to meet current operational needs while preparing for what comes next.  Government and industry attendees will benefit from engaging with the best minds in the U.S. and Swedish defense communities as they focus on transitioning technology and know-how into the new systems that will increase the near-term effectiveness of U.S. and Swedish forces.


Thanks to the Conference Planning Committee:

  • Mr. John Belanger, Vice President, Head of Communications, Saab
  • Mr. Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International, LLC
  • Mr. Anders Florenius, Counselor of Defense Industry Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden
  • Mr. Nils Johansson, Senior Advisor, Defense Industry Cooperation, Embassy of Sweden
  • Col Michael Joy, USAF, Armaments Cooperation Atlantic, OUSD(AT&L)

Thank you to our sponsor :

Agenda 

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Tuesday May 17, 2011
17:30 - 19:00
     OPENING RECEPTION

Wednesday May 18, 2011
7:30 - 8:00    
    
REGISTRATION

8:00 - 8:10 
     OPENING REMARKS
     Mr. Jan Pie, President, Swedish Security & Defense Industry Association 
     Lt Gen Lawrence P. Farrell, Jr., USAF (Ret), President and CEO, National Defense 
          Industrial Association

8:10 - 8:15 
     WELCOME REMARKS
     His Excellency Jonas Hafström, Ambassador of Sweden

8:15 – 8:45 
     SWEDISH GOVERNMENT REMARKS 
     Mr. Gunnar Oom, State Secretary, Swedish Department of Foreign Affairs

8:45 – 9:15 
     U.S. GOVERNMENT REMARKS 
     Mr. Frank Kendall, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, 
          Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense

9:15 – 9:45 
     TRANSFORMATION OF SWEDEN’S DEFENSE ACQUISITION POLICY AND 
     IMPLICATIONS FOR INDUSTRY
     Ms. Lena Olving, Chief Operating Officer, Saab

9:45 – 10:15 
     NETWORKING BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 
     U.S. DEFENSE INDUSTRY’S EVOLVING MARKET
     Mr. Brett Lambert, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and 
          Industrial Base Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
     To Be Determined

11:00 – 11:45 
     MACROECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM ADVNACED PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
     Gripen Program
     Dr. Gunnar Eliasson, Professor (EM), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
 
     
Mr. Joseph Evans, Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Saab North  
          America Inc.

11:45 - 12:15 
     U.S. EXPORT CONTROL REFORM UPDATE
     Mr. Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and 
          Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:15 - 13:45 
     NETWORKING LUNCH

13:45 - 14:45 
     U.S.-SWEDEN JOINT PROJECTS PANEL DISCUSSION
     MODERATOR: Mr. Frank Cevasco, President, Cevasco International, LLC
     *    GIRAFFE RADAR - Mr. Nicholas Klastava, PM Radars, Project Lead Giraffe, U.S. 
               Army
     *    ADVANCED RADARS IN A MARITIME ENVIRONMENT - Mr. Stephen Benson, 
               Manager Strategic Planning, Defense and Security Systems, Sensis Corporation

     *    MARITIME PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT - Mr. Ingemar Steimer, Vice President, 
               Business Unit Submarine, Kockums
     *    SHADOW PROGRAM - Mr. Per-Anders Hallqvist, Director International Business 
               Develpment, Textron

14:45 - 15:15 
     FUTURE SWEDISH MILITARY REQUIREMENTS – THE EFFECT FOR INDUSTRY AND 
     INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
     MG Per Lodin, Director Strategic Planning and Development, Swedish Defense Materiel 
          Administration, FMV

 15:15 - 15:45 
     NETWORKING BREAK

15:45 - 16:30 
     FUTURE COOPERATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
     Moderator: Mr. Jeff Bialos, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP 
     *    Mr. Richard J. Millies, Vice President, International Government Relations, BAE 
               Systems, Inc.

     *   
Mr. Dennis Carroll, Vice President Business Development, Raytheon Missile 
               Systems Company

16:30 - 16:45 
     CLOSING REMARKS
     Mr. Jan Pie, President, Swedish Security & Defense Industry Association 
     Lt Gen Lawrence P. Farrell, Jr., USAF (Ret), President and CEO, National Defense 
          Industrial Association

18:30 - 20:30 
     BUFFET DINNER HOSTED BY SWEDISH AMBASSADOR
     Location: Ambassador’s Residence

                  

Location

House of Sweden
2900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: (202) 536-1511
Fax: (202) 536-1501

Registration

There are three ways to register:

  1. Register Now Online!
  2. Fax your completed registration form to (703) 522-1885.
  3. Mail your completed registration form to NDIA, Event #147S, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 400, Arlington, VA 22201.

Download/Print/View Registration Form

Registration Fees

 

Early

Regular

Late

 

(Before 4/9/11)

(4/9/11- 5/6/11) 

(After 5/6/11)

Government/Academia

$200

$220

$245

Industry NDIA Member

$300

$330

$365

Industry Non-NDIA Member

$300

$330

$365

Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Alexis Larkin, alarkin@ndia.org. Cancellations received before May 7, 2011 will receive a refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after May 7, 2011. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

To be added to a mailing list for information, please email Alexis Larkin at alarkin@ndia.org.

Displays

Cost
The cost to display is $1000 (includes one complimentary displayer’s conference registration and electrical hook-up along with one table and one chair). The registered displayer is welcome and encouraged to attend the conference sessions, continental breakfast, breaks, luncheons, and reception. Any additional display personnel must register as attendees and pay the attendee fee. If additional personnel are registered to be at the display table, a displayer ribbon can be added to his/her badge.

Registration
 Download/print/view the Display Registration Form. (PDF)

Please complete the form above and send it to NDIA via fax, mail, or email.
Fax: 703-522-1885
Email: alarkin@ndia.org
Mail: NDIA, Event #147S
        2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
        Arlington, VA 22201

Display Rules & Regulations

  1. If NDIA should be prevented from holding the conference for any reason beyond NDIA’s control (such as, but not limited to, damage to the building, riots, strikes, acts of government, or acts of God) or if a displayer cannot occupy the assigned display space due to reasons beyond NDIA’s control, then NDIA has the right to cancel the conference or any part thereof, with no further liability to the displayer other than a refund of display space fee, less a proportionate share of the conference cost incurred.

  2. Neither the management of the host facility nor NDIA shall be liable for the damages, loss or destruction to the displays by reason of fire, theft, accident or other destructive causes. Displayer shall lease space at his sole risk. Neither the management of the host facility, NDIA nor any of their agents, servants or employees will be accountable or liable for accidents to displayers, their agents or employees.

  3. The displayer shall be liable to the host facility and/or NDIA for any damage to the building and/or the furniture and fixtures contained therein which shall occur through acts or omissions of the displayer.

  4. Displayer assumes the entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless NDIA, the host facility, their officers, employees, and agents against all claims, losses and damages to persons and property, governmental charges or fines, and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by displayers installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of the display premises or any part thereof, including any outside display areas.

  5. Displayer acknowledges that NDIA does not maintain and is not responsible for obtaining insurance covering displayer’s property. Displayers are advised to obtain business interruption and property damage and loss insurance to cover such occurrences.

*Note, display tables are available on a first come, first serve basis and are limited. Location of the display will be decided during move in and will also be on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Alexis Larkin, alarkin@ndia.org or (703) 247-9463.

 

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