Janes Defence Conference (JDC 2006)

Venue: Radisson Edwardian Mayfair Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 10, 2006
Early Registration Date: Sep 08, 2006
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This conference is designed to provide a critical analysis of European defence and of the prospects for those who supply it. Unlike the United States, Europe has no huge and excellently financed buyer with the power of the Department of Defense. The ministries of the European Union have neither collective vision nor individual budgets that are capable of shaping European provision, acquisition and the positions of defence industry suppliers. Can this situation change and can Europeans unite over defence policy and encourage innovation, competitiveness and efficiency among its defence contractors?

It is in the demand side of European defence that the greatest obstacles to efficiency and economy lie and this conference will present a number of speakers who will comment on this problem now and over the next ten years. The day includes responses from leading manufacturers and will feature examination of the Transatlantic aspirations of the European industry and at the ambitions of American companies in reverse. Transatlantic defence business has huge technology transfer issues and these will affect collaboration between European and US governments and corporations. These issues, burning now over JSF, will also feature on 10 October.