Unified Security Force Assistance (SFA)
Combined Operational Fires
The Soldier of the Future
This year's CD&E Conference coincides with the 25th Defence and Security Symposium and Exhibition that will be held on 21 November 2013 in AHOY Rotterdam. This annual symposium and exhibition is organized by the Nederlandse Industrie voor Defensie en Veiligheid (NIDV) or Netherlands Industries for Defence and Security. Participants to the CD&E Conference are offered the opportunity to participate in the Symposium and exhibition.
The theme for the combined Symposium and Exhibition is "Investing jointly in Security and Development", a subject that is closely related to the theme of CD&E Conference: "Connected Force Development in an Uncertain World".
Visitors are offered a special program of presentations and lectures and the opportunity to visit the Defence exhibition. The tentative program includes speeches by Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and Ms. Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency. In addition (top) officials from Defence, the government and the political arena, a national or international industry or a relevant institute will be invited to provide an introduction. The Defence exhibition will present an overview of the latest technological developments in the area of defence and security to governments, defence organizations and the international business community.
NATO and Government officials can participate free of charge. When registering at the link above, select "I am a Dutch government official, politician or NIDV member company and wish to register for this event free of charge." In the electronic registration form, under Company, type in "2013 International CD&E Conference Participant".
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