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 4470 - U.S.-Finland Defense and Security Industry Seminar 

4470 - U.S.-Finland Defense and Security Industry Seminar 

Theme

For Stronger and Closer Cooperation

Event Number
4470

Event Date

10/2/2013
 to 10/2/2013

Event Location
Embassy of Finland

Event Contact
Ms. Kari King, CMP at kking@ndia.org or (703)247-2588

Introduction

The seminar will proceed as scheduled, regardless of the Government shutdown.
All speakers listed on the agenda tab are confirmed.

The U.S. and Finland enjoy a tradition of friendly association. The defense industries in both countries face similar challenges and both are looking for more arenas in which they can cooperate for mutual benefit. Both sides' defense industries have prospered from their past and ongoing business relationships.

This one day industry and government bilateral conference is designed to focus on ways in which the two countries' defense and security industries can work more closely together to accomplish common goals by illuminating those technological and programmatic areas which U.S. DoD and Finland’s MoD officials have identified as needed now. Knowledge of those areas will provide U.S. and Finnish companies with a point of departure from which future business opportunities can spring. Conference attendees will benefit from having the best minds in the U.S. and Finnish governments and defense industrial bases focused on the transition of technology and know how into the new systems that will increase the near-term effectiveness of U.S. and Finnish forces.

The conference will bring together government officials who are directly engaged in the identification of new areas for collaboration and the companies capable of executing those identified business and cooperative opportunities. Moreover, the conference is deliberately structured to foster serious conversation among the government and industry participants, identify areas for improvement, and provide recommendations for action.

Agenda

The seminar will proceed as scheduled, regardless of the Government shutdown.
All speakers listed on the agenda tab are confirmed.

Download/Print/View the Seminar agenda (updated 10-1-13 3:50pm)

8:30am - 9:00am    
Opening Remarks 

  • Lt Gen Larry Farrell, USAF (Ret), President & CEO, National Defense Industrial Association
  • Ms. Tuija Karanko, Secretary General, Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace Industries
  • Her Excellency Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to the United States

9:00am - 9:45am    
Government Perspective

  • Ms. Elana Broitman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Manufacturing &
    Industrial Base Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
  • Mr. Jukka Juusti, National Armaments Director, Ministry of Defence

9:45am - 10:15am    
Networking Break

Procurement Outlook
10:15am - 10:45am 
Update from the Foreign Comparative Testing Team

  • Col (Select) Hans Miller, Director, Comparative Technology Office, Office of the Secretary of  Defense

10:45am - 11:15am 
Finland and the Transposition of the EU Defence Procurement Directive

  • Mr. Jari Takanen, Commercial Councellor, Ministry of Defence

Partnering Case Studies
11:15am - 12:00pm 
Experiences of Industrial Participation

  • Ms. J. Michelle Achuff, Manager, Industrial Participation, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Solutions
  • Mr. Simo Mäkipaja, Senior VP, Business Development, Patria Systems

12:00pm - 12:20pm 
Cooperation Between a Finnish SME and the U.S. Navy

  • Mr. Roope Kotiranta, Chief Technology Officer, Surma

12:20pm - 1:40pm    
Networking Luncheon

Cyber Defense and C4ISR
1:40pm - 3:00pm    
Cyber Strategy & Opportunities Panel

  • Moderated by RADM James ‘Gib’ Godwin, III, USN (Ret), President/Owner, BriteWerx, Inc.; Co-Chair, NDIA Cyber Division
  • MG Jennifer Napper, USA, Director of Plans and Policy, J5, U.S. Cyber Command
  • Mr. Mikko Mustonen, Senior Staff Officer, Ministry of Defence
  • Mr. Ron Foudray, Vice President, Business Development & Cyber Solutions, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Mr. Simo Mäkipaja, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Patria Systems
  • Mr. Michael Waksman, CEO, Jetico

3:00pm - 3:30pm    
Networking Break

Opportunities for Future Collaboration
3:30pm - 4:00pm    
Supply Chain & Counterfeit Items

  • Ms. Jennifer Bisceglie, President & CEO, Interos Solutions

4:00pm - 4:20pm
Finnish Defence Forces Development Programs

  • LtGen Jarmo Lindberg, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments, Defence Forces

4:20pm - 4:50pm    
FDF Development Programs - Opportunities for Collaboration

  • Moderated by Mr. Pertti Woitsch, Board Member, AFDA
  • LtGen Jarmo Lindberg, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics and Armaments, Defence Force
  • Mr. Heikki Allonen, Chairman, AFDA; CEO of Patria Corporation
  • LtCol Matt Davis, USAF, Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, Helsinki

4:50pm - 5:00pm    
Closing Remarks

  • Lt Gen Larry Farrell, USAF (Ret), President & CEO, National Defense Industrial       Association
  • Ms. Tuija Karanko, Secretary General, Association of Finnish Defence and Aerospace      Industries

5:00pm - 7:00pm    
Networking Dinner
Buffet Dinner and Refreshments Available
Co-Hosted by Her Excellency Ritva Koukku-Ronde, Ambassador of Finland to the United States
 

Location

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 298-5800

Valet Parking
Complimentary valet parking will be available from 7am until 8pm.

Registration

Register Now Online!

Registration Fees

 

Regular

Late

 

(Until
5pm EST 09/20/13) 

(After 5pm EST 09/20/13)

Government/Academia/Allied

$100

$125

Industry/Individual (Members & Non-members)

$250

$275

Download/Print/View the Registration Form to register by mail or fax. Mail to 2111 Wilson Blvd. Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201. Fax to (703) 522-1885.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations on/before September 20 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after September 20. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations! Substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to kking@ndia.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your company or organization’s exposure at this premier, international-level seminar by becoming a Sponsor! With a Sponsorship of $5,000, you will receive your organization's name on the back cover of the onsite brochure, a 350-word organization description in the onsite brochure, podium recognition, signage at the event, and a hotlink to your company website right HERE. For more information, please contact Kari King at kking@ndia.org.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Kari King, CMP at kking@ndia.org or (703) 247-2588

 

Affiliate Associations

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