The Embassy/Defense Attaché Luncheon Series Featuring Sweden's MG Bengt Svensson
1/22/2019 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Army Navy Club
901 17th St NW
Washignton,  DC  20006
Event Type : Luncheon
Event Code : 947B
NEW DATE - January 22, 2019
NDIA's International Division presents a luncheon with MG Bengt Svensson, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Sweden and key staff from the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC.
Major General Bengt Svensson, will present an overview of the development of Sweden’s security situation and its Armed Forces.
He will also address Sweden’s perception of its regional situation and how the regional threats have and are developing.
This discussion is a timely one. In 2019, Sweden will be making significant decisions about its defense budget. MG Svensson will provide remarks focusing on Swedish views of changing security dynamics in Europe, Sweden’s ongoing efforts to enhance its operation capabilities, and opportunities to develop stronger bilateral relations with the United States.
One aspect of enhancing the operational capabilities is the discussion concerning future capabilities and procurement plans. What are the priorities? How does a small country balance the need for immediate increased capabilities and investments in the future?The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.