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 4770 - U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day 

4770 - U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 1/21/2014

Event Location
Embassy of Austria

Event Contact
Ms. Kari King, CMP at or 703-247-2588

Weather Status: The U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day will begin as scheduled at 9:00am today.


Over the last few decades, U.S. and Austrian defense and security industries established strong ties of cooperation based on mutual understanding. A strong commitment to investment and joint R&D has led to the successful implementation of countless projects in the United States.

Under the globalized economic environment and national budget restrictions, the exchange of know-how and technology is the key to meet future challenges.

In this context, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Austrian Defense & Security Industry Group (ADIG), ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA, and the Austrian Defense Cooperation Attaché jointly host the first “U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day” at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Representatives from the Austrian MoD and U.S. DoD, as well as experts and company representatives from both countries, will examine recent trends and provide an overview of industrial capabilities. The industry day will be an ideal platform for industry and government officials to identify and discuss new areas of cooperation.

As part of the event, NDIA and ADIG will officially sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote broader cooperation and exchange of information between both institutions for the benefit of their member companies.

Weather Status: The U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day will begin as scheduled at 9:00am today.


Download/Print/View the Agenda (as of 1-17-14)

Schedule At-A-Glance

 8:00 am - 6:30 pm  Registration Open
 8:00 am - 9:00 am  Networking Breakfast in Display Area
 9:00 am - 9:15 am  Welcome and Opening Remarks
 9:15 am - 9:35 am  Austria: Strong Industries, Strong Partners
 9:35 am - 10:05 am  Austrian Defence and Security Industry
 10:05 am - 10:25 am  National Defense Industrial Association
10:25 am - 10:30 am Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony
 10:30 am - 11:00 am  Networking Break in Display Area
 11:00 am - 11:30 am  U.S. Government Perspective - Industrial Base
 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  U.S. Government Perspective - Emerging Capabilities Prototyping 
 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  U.S. Government Perspective - Research
 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm  Networking Luncheon
 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm  Austrian Armed Forces at a Glance 
 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm  Deployable Situational Awareness & Secure Communication
 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Networking Break in Display Area
 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm  Advanced Components and Materiel
 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm  Innovations in UAVs & Aerospace
 5:00 pm - 5:10 pm  Closing Remarks
 5:10 pm - 6:30 pm  Networking Reception Hosted by Austrian Industry


Embassy of Austria
3524 International Ct., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 895-6700

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


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Registration Fees



(Until 5pm EST

(After 5pm EST




Industry/Individual (Members & Non-members)



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 January 10 will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after January 10. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations! Substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to  

Weather Status: The U.S.-Austria Defense Industry Day will begin as scheduled at 9:00am today.

Attendee Information

Seminar attire is business for civilians and uniform of the day for military. In addition, your identification badge, received upon registration check-in, must be worn at all times.

Special Needs
NDIA supports the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Attendees with special needs or
allergies/dietary restrictions should contact Kari King at (703) 247-2588 or

Austrian Company Participation

The following companies will have the listed representatives available in the display area and throughout the seminar:

  1. AMAG Austria Metall (Mr. Wynn Werner, President, AMAG USA)
  2. Böhler Schmiedetechnik (Mr. Thomas Kornfeld, CEO)
  3. Frequentis (Mr. Dieter Eier, Vice President, Business Development, Frequentis USA)
  4. Global Tungsten and Powders Corp. (Mr. Paul Sedor, Innovation Segment Manager)
  5. Glock (Mr. Michael Jacquorie, Senior Executive Vice President)
  6. HPI High Pressure Instrumentation (Mr. Heinz Steindl, Global Sales and Marketing)
  7. IAT21, (Mr. Meinhard Schwaiger, CSO/CTO)
  8. Kahles (Mr. Wolfgang Demarle, Head of Government Sales)
  9. Pankl Aerospace (Ms. Sonya Zierhut, CEO)
  10. Plansee (Mr. Egon Okorn, CEO, Plansee USA)
  11. Scotty (Mr. Kurt Kerschat, CEO)
  12. Siemens Convergence Creators, (Mr. Hans Martin Steiner, Director, Space)
  13. Steyr-Mannlicher (Mr. Erwin Derntl, Military and Law Enforcement Sales)
  14. Steyr-Motors (Mr. Rudolf Mandorfer, CEO)
  15. Stratodesk (Mr. Emanuel Pirker, Founder & CEO)
  16. Tiger Coatings (Mr. Andreas Gassl, Global Sales)
  17. Zell-Metall (Mr. Nick Kraguljac, Director, Marketing and Sales)

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Ms. Kari King, CMP, Associate Director, Operations, or (703) 247-2588.


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