EWDSC 2014 - 19-21 February, Sofia, Bulgaria

DAY 1: Defence & Aerospace

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19 February 2014 (Wednesday)


08:30 Registration & Pass Collection

09:00 Introduction & Opening Remarks

Ioanna Peeva
Managing Director
Haldane Systems Ltd.

Ivo Trayanov
Epsilon Arms Ltd.

Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov
Head of the National & Regional Security Department
University of National & World Economy (UNWE)

Amb. Jonathan Allen
British Ambassador to Bulgaria

Dr. Solomon Passy
Founding President
The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

Acad. Stefan Vodenicharov
Chairman, Bulgarian Defence Industries Association
Chairman, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Statty Stattev
University of National & World Economy (UNWE), Sofia

Lt. Gen. Kiril Tsvetkov
Defence Committee
National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria

Keynote Address by Mr. Angel Naydenov, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria

11:00 Morning Coffee Break

11:30 Panel 1 - Defence Industry Co-operation, Capabilities & Operations

  • Defence Industry in Central and Eastern Europe in the Era of Austerity
  • 'Burning the Bullet: Industrial Demilitarization of Ammunition'
  • Smart defence, defence modernization, interoperability and industrial co-operation (Bulgarian – Romanian bilateral initiative in the frame of EDEM, Pooling & Sharing and European Directive 81/2009)
  • Bulgarian industry potential for defence supply
  • Stimulation & encouragement of co-operation and integration of the defence industry by governments through defence procurement projects and trade of defence goods
  • On the modalities and prerequisites of defence cooperation
Dr. Eugene Kogan
Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS), Tbilisi

Pierre Gobinet
Small Arms Survey
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Viorel Manole
Executive Director

Bozhidar Penchev
State Expert
Ministry of Economy & Energy, Republic of Bulgaria

Prof. Dimitar Dimitrov
Head of the National & Regional Security Department
University of National & World Economy (UNWE), Sofia

Dr. Todor Tagarev
Head, Centre for Security and Defence Management, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Former Minister of Defence, Republic of Bulgaria

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Panel 1 – Continued & Discussion

15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break

16:00 Session 2 – Keynote Presentation by Brig. Gen. Rumen Radev, Deputy Commander of the Bulgarian Air Force

  • Approaches in the Bulgarian Air Force capabilities development

17:00 Networking Reception

Conference Times
19 February 2014, 08:30 - 19:30
20 February 2014, 09:00 - 19:30
21 February 2014, 09:00 - 19:30