Baltic MilTech

Data - 06/10/2021
8:30 - 18:00

Baltic Miltech Summit aims to foster new and existing synergies between private and public sectors, NATO and EU policymakers, industry and research in developing and applying cutting-edge military technologies. All players of defense sector are invited to widen their reach and progress in international markets.
Let’s meet and discuss cooperation opportunities among defence sector representatives, small companies and large corporations, policy makers and innovators. The international event will take place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It will be delivered in a hybrid format with both in-person and online attendance options.

The agenda

6th October 2021
8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee
9:00-9:10 Welcome „Drivers for innovation and technological change in defence“ by

Mr Vilius Semeška, Vice-Minister, Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania

Mrs Jovita Neliupšienė, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economy and Innovations of the Republic of Lithuania

9:10-9:30 Paradigm shift in defence innovation
Mr Giedrimas Jeglinskas, NATO Assistant Secretary General
9:30-10:00 European Defence Fund – new opportunities for the European defence industry
Mr Guillaume Galtier, Defence Funds Policy Officer at European Commission
10:00-10:20 EDA presentation (topic tbc)
10:20-10:35 MILInvest – smart investments for defence sector
Mrs Inga Beiliūnienė, Deputy CEO, INVEGA, Lithuania
10:35-11:10 Coffee break
Global trends for defence industry development
11:10-11:30 The German defence industry as a strategic partner
Mr Matthias Wachter, Head of Department for International Cooperation, Security Policy, Raw Materials and Space, Federation of German Industries (BDI)
11:30-11:50 Leveraging Science and Technology into Generation-After-Next Military Capabilities
Dr Nicholas Joad, Director of Defence Science & Technology, UK MOD
Defence industry and ecosystems in the Baltics
11:50-12:20 Overview of defence industries in the Baltics
  • Lithuania: Mrs Daina Kleponė, Director General, Enterprise Lithuania
  • Latvia: Ms Elīna Egle-Ločmele, Chairperson of the Board of Federation of Security and Defence
    Industries of Latvia
  • Estonia: Mr Jaanus Tamm, Supervisory Board Member of Estonian Defense Cluster and Defense
    Industry Association
12:20-13:00 Case studies of Baltic defence industry companies
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Shaping the future of defence capabilities together
14:00-14:20 Incremental capability development vs. incremental product portfolio development
Mr Dan Runefeldt, Senior Director, Marketing and Sales, SAAB AB, Business Area Surveillance (Sweden)
14:20-14:40 Defence procurement cooperation within Europe with focus on the Baltic States
Mr Ludwig Ostler, CEO Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH & CEO Rheinmetall Defence Lietuva, Rheinmetall AG (Germany)
14:40-15:00 Providing “Military Mobility” and “Industrial Capabilities” through Cooperation
Mr Marc-Aurel Bischof, Senior Director EU-Policy & Industrial Affairs General Dynamics European Land Systems
15:00-15:20 Innovation streams in Multi domain Radar Technology
15:00-18:00 B2B meetings

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