Confirmed & Invited Speakers

United Arab Emirates –
“Updates on UAE Industrial Partnership Programs and Activities”
Matar Al Romaithi, Chief Officer, Industrial Development Unit, Tawazun Economic Council – Awaiting Confirmation 

United Arab Emirates –
“Showcase of Strata's Aerospace Component Manufacturing Activities in the UAE"
Ismail Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer, Strata Manufacturing – Awaiting Confirmation 

Saudi Arabia –
“An Update on GAMI and the New Industrial Development (Offset) Policy”
Abdullah Binzaraah, Director, Industrial Development Division, General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI), Ministry of Defense, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Confirmed

Saudi Arabia –
“Introducing the Local Content & Government Procurement Authority Saudi Arabia”
Abdulrahman Alsamari, CEO, Local Content & Government Procurement Authority – Awaiting Confirmation

Oman –
“An Update on Oman’s Industrial Partnership Activities”
Dhafir A. Al-Shanfari, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Public Authority for Privatization and Partnership (PAPP) – Confirmed 

Israel –
“An Update and Showcase of Success Stories in the Industrial Partnership Area with Examples of both Foreign and Local Beneficiary Companies”
Ziva Eger, Director General, Israel Industrial Cooperation Authority – Confirmed  

Malaysia –
“An Update of Malaysia’s Industrial Partnership Activities”
Dato’ Zailani Bin Safari, Chief Executive Officer, Technology Depository Agency Berhad – Confirmed

South Korea –
“An Update on Defense Acquisition Program Administration’s (DAPA) Recent Industrial Partnership Guideline Changes with Examples of Recent Success Stories”
Min-Sik Cho, Director, Offset Trade Division Defense Acquisition Program Administration – Awaiting Confirmation

South Africa –
“Armscor’s Defence Industrial Program Policy, the latest updates of the Policy and the inclusion of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice”
Khehle Ntlemeza, Senior Manager: DIP, Defence Industrial Participation, ARMSCOR – Awaiting Confirmation

South Africa –
“The DTI’s National Industrial Participation Program Policy - The Latest Updates of the Policy and the Inclusion of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice”
Reshme Pillay, Director, Industrial Participation, Department of Trade and Industry – Awaiting Confirmation 

Philippines – 
“An Update on the Philippines International Partnership Programs” 
David Inocencio , Manager, Countertrade Department, International Trading and Services Group
Philippine International Trading Corporation – Awaiting Confirmation 

India –

“Defence Offset Management Wing’s Update on India’s Industrial Partnership Programs”

Senior Leadership from DOMW, Defense Production Ministry of Defense, India – Awaiting Confirmation

Netherlands –
“Update of Netherland’s Industrial Partnership Program”  
Jan Christiaan Dicke, Commissioner Military Production, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy – Awaiting Confirmation

Andalucía Spain – 
“Opportunities for Building Rewarding Industrial Partnerships in Andalusia Spain”
Rogelio Velasco, the Regional Minister of Economy, Knowledge, Business and Universities, Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalucía (IDEA) – Confirmed 

Castilla La Mancha Spain – 
“Presentation of Castilla La Mancha Government: Regional Incentives to the partnership, Castilla La Mancha”
Patricia Franco, Regional Minister of Economy – Confirmed 

Poland – 
“An Update and Overview of Poland’s Industrial Partnership Activities and Programs”
Jacek Najs, Deputy Director, Ministry of National Defense Offset Bureau – Awaiting Confirmation

Finland –
“An Overview of Finland’s Industrial Partnership Programs”
Senior Leadership from Finland’s IP Authority – Awaiting Confirmation

Switzerland –
Simon Hufschmid, Swiss Offset Bureau – Awaiting Confirmation 
Swiss AFD & Swiss GRPM – Awaiting Confirmation 

Canada –
“Update on the Latest Developments on the Canadian Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Program”
Stephanie Tanton, Director General, Industrial and Technological Benefits Branch (ITTB),
Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada – Awaiting Confirmation 

Turkey –
“A Way-Out or Stuck: Impacts of Possible Sanctions and Force Majeure Conditions in Offset Programs of Turkey”
Safak Herdem, Managing Partner, Herdem Attorneys at Law – Confirmed

PricewaterhouseCoopers – 
“A Showcase of PWC’s Specialist Advisory Services to both Industry and Government Leaders Engaged in Building Sustainable Industrial Partnership Activities”
Suzanna Mason and Other PWC Team Members – Confirmed 

Baker McKenzie/Lockheed Martin 
“Challenges in Choosing Representation in Foreign Markets”
Howard Weissman, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP – Confirmed

Renaissance Strategic Advisors – 
“Important and Recent Developments in the Aerospace and Defense Sector – As It Relates to Industrial Partnership Opportunities” 
Michael Formosa, Managing Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors – Confirmed

Jane’s Defense Market – 
“An Update and Overview of Global Developments in the Industrial Partnership Arena” 

Guy Anderson, Associate Director, A&D Industry and Markets, Jane's Defense – Confirmed

Global Industrial Cooperation Association – 
“Legal, Industry and Government Perspectives on Contracts Between Governments and Foreign Partners Including Discussions on How to Best Secure Substantive Cooperation Without Harming Your Program Participants"
Speaker Panel TBD

Brazil/Sweden –
“Beyond Offset: An Example of Growth Through Triple Helix – the Brazilian-Swedish Research and innovation Centre (CISB)”

Alessandra Holmo Managing Director, CISB – Confirmed

“How OEM Vendors, Such as Cisco, Address Country/Government Requirements to Take Appropriate Measures Against Cyber Attacks”
Corien Vermaak, Cybersecurity Partner Specialist, Cisco Systems, Inc. – Awaiting Confirmation 

THEON Sensors & EFA Ventures – 
“Leveraging Industrial Partnerships to Build Sustainable Industries”

Christian Hadjiminas, President, THEON Sensors S.A. – Confirmed 


PAPP & Thales –
“How Cybersecurity Initiatives Have Been Successfully Deployed to Satisfy Industrial Partnership Commitments”
Dhafir A. Al-Shanfari, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Public Authority for Privatization and Partnership (PAPP) – Confirmed 
Dr. Ahmed, Dean of the ACA – Awaiting Confirmation

Pierre Jeanne, VP ITS – Awaiting Confirmation
Paul Theron, Cyber Specialist and Teacher, ACA – Awaiting Confirmation

“The Challenges of Aerospace Industry to Face the Carbon Emission Guidelines as Established by ICAO”
Valerie Guenon, Director of Environment Policy, Safran Aircraft Engine – Confirmed 

IAI – 
“An Overview of the Recent Developments Concerning European Defense Cooperation”
Alessandro Marrone, Head of Defence Programme, Istituto Affari Italiani – Awaiting Confirmation  

“Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration Program - The South African Success story on the strategic partnership with national leadership to accelerate the national digitization Agenda and Create New Value for the Country, its Businesses and its Citizens”
Maria-Jose Sobrini, Country Digitization Director, Cisco Spain. – Awaiting Confirmation

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