3rd European

Defence & Security


A Strong European Pillar for Security and Defence:
Navigating Challenges and Embracing Cooperation Opportunities

Meet the leaders. Shape Europe’s future.

10 October 2023 | Egmont Palace, Brussels

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Meet the leaders and shape Europe's future.

2023 is a pivotal year for security and defence cooperation in Europe. Against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges and the impact of the war in Ukraine, the European Union has taken significant action to support the development of an autonomous defence and security ecosystem.

The 3rd European Defence and Security Conference, set to be held on 10 October 2023, will bring together influential decision-makers from EU institutions and Member States, C-level representatives of the defence and security industry, as well as researchers and academia. This conference serves as a platform for all relevant stakeholders to share insights and debate the path for strengthening the EU’s Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB) and enabling it to stay ahead of the curve.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the discussion and engage with policy makers, defence officials, and industry players. Join the 3rd European Defence and Security Conference!

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Reaching the EU's defence ambitions in the face of ongoing challenges.

Building on the success of its 1st and 2nd editions, the European Defence and Security Conference provides a unique platform for experts, policy-makers and industry representatives from leading organizations and start-ups to come together, reflect, and shape the future of European security and defence.

 The current geopolitical context calls for a collaborative effort to forge an autonomous European security and defence ecosystem, endowed with a world-leading and innovative industry. The conference aims to foster meaningful debates and collaborations that contribute to this objective, as well as the development of a robust and fully-fledged European pillar within NATO. Get in touch with us to discuss partnership opportunities.

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Why become a partner?

The European Defence and Security Conference offers an exceptional opportunity for industry executives, researchers, and policy-makers to engage in crucial discussions about Europe’s security and defence future.

As a partner, you become an integral part of this process. Benefit from prominent visibility, exclusive access to VIP events, and unparalleled networking opportunities, connecting you with high-level decision-makers in an exclusive setting.

By joining forces with us for the conference, you contribute to shaping European Defence and Security and position yourself as a key player. Register your interest and keep in touch to get involved.

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