Second Annual Defence Industry Conference (DI03)

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2003 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2003
Registration Date: Oct 20, 2003
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2003
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This one-day strategic conference is aimed at senior executives from across the global defence industry. The aim of the day is to provide insight and analysis of the challenges facing all those responsible for moving the defence industry forward.

This conference will discover the nature of defence partnerships, through close analysis of the relationship between Government and Industry; Customer armed-forces and Industry and the unique relationship between Europe, the US and other global partners.

Last year the event attracted some high-level industry leaders and government officials including:

Daniel P. Burnham, Chairman and CEO, Raytheon

Dr. Thomas Enders, Executive Vice President Defence & Civil Systems, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS)

David Gould, Deputy Chief Executive, Defence Procurement Agency

John J. Hamre, President and CEO, Centre for Strategic and International Studies

The Rt. Hon. Patricia Hewitt MP, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

The Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Hoon MP, Secretary of State for Defence

Steven Mogford, Chief Operating Officer, BAE SYSTEMS

Marc Otte, Head of Task Force - European Security & Defence Policy, The Council of the European Union

Denis Ranque, Chairman and CEO, Thales

The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, NATO Secretary General

Dr John Shaw, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L) International Technology Security, US Department of Defense

We are also delighted to welcome back Paul Beaver, a leading commentator in the defence industry, to again chair the event.