Updated: 10-Jul-2003 NATO Press Releases


9 July 2003

NATO and the Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United States to co-sponsor Conference on Transatlantic Defence Industrial Cooperation in Brussels, Belgium - Friday, 18 July 2003

9/07/2003 - NATO
Agenda of the conference
Video-interview: Transatlantic defence cooperation - Mr. Robert Bell

NATO and the Transatlantic Center of the German Marshall Fund of the United States are co-sponsoring a high level Conference on July 18, designed to explore key issues affecting defence industrial cooperation across the Atlantic. The Conference will take place at the Résidence Palace, 155 Rue de la Loi, in the centre of Brussels, commencing 0900 hours.

The Secretary General of NATO, Lord Robertson, will deliver the keynote address, to be followed by a high-level US panel consisting of US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Mr. Lincoln Bloomfield, and US Deputy Under-Secretary of Defense for Technology Security Policy and Counter-Proliferation, Ms. Lisa Bronson. The two speakers will assess the status of the current Administration review of US export licensing and technology transfer policies.

An industry panel, consisting of Mr. Robert D. Bauerlein (Boeing), Mr. Thomas M. Culligan (Raytheon), Dr. Tom Enders (EADS), and Mr. Rick Kirkland (Lockheed Martin) will give the views of U.S and European defence industry. Other speakers later in the programme will include Dr. Simon Serfaty of the US Center for Strategic and International Studies, Professor Ethan Kapstein of the INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, Messrs Servolle, O’Blenis and Jonge Poerink from the NATO Industrial Advisory Group and Ernst Van Hoek from the Western European Armaments Group.

The programme for this Conference, which is by invitation only, is on the NATO website. A transcript of the proceedings, together with audio files, will be made available during the day.

For further information, please contact :

  Ms Doris Kowollik
Mr. David Cooper
Mr. Raymond Schaus
Tel: +32/2 707-3801 +32/2 707-4966 +32/2 707-4307
Fax: +32/2 707-4959 +32/2 707-4959 +32/2 707-4103
email plan.policy@hq.nato.int d.cooper@hq.nato.int dasg.armaments@hq.nato.int

+32 (0)2 707 50 41
+32 (0)2 707 50 57
B-1110 Brussels/Bruxelles

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