Brussels hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2016
The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with the defence and security industry on NATO capability planning and development. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation General Denis Mercier, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment Camille Grand.
This year the Forum builds upon the Warsaw Summit Communiqué in which NATO Heads of State and Government highlighted that, “A stronger defence industry across the Alliance, which includes small- and medium-sized enterprises, greater defence industrial and technological cooperation across the Atlantic and within Europe, and a robust industrial base in the whole of Europe and North America, remain essential for acquiring needed Alliance capabilities”.
The Forum is organised with breakout sessions in the morning and plenary sessions in the afternoon. The morning sessions address both in-depth options to meet NATO capability priorities and options to improve Command and Control. The afternoon plenary sessions focus on solutions for nations and NATO and the place for cooperation with the European Union, in the first instance, and the role of industry global strategies in the development of a stronger European and Transatlantic defence industrial base.
The Forum will include contributions from NATO Permanent and Military Representatives, officials from NATO and European institutions, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the defence and security industry, think-tankers and other opinion formers.
The event will take place on 9 November 2016, in Palais D’Egmont, Brussels. Additional information can be found at http://www.act.nato.int/industryforum