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April 2, 2012 – International Conference, Day I

09:00 – 10:00 Registration of the participants
10:00 – 10:30 

 

Official opening of the event and addresses by: 

  • Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria (confirmed)
  • Prof. D.Sc. (Econ.) Statty Stattev, President of the University of National and World Economy (confirmed)
  • Mr. Anu Angelov, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria (confirmed)
  • Col. Dr. Holger Bahle, NATO Defence Planning and Smart Defence Team (confirmed)

 

Questions and Answers Session

(Open to the media)

 

Chairman: Mr. Svetoslav Spassov, PhD, Advisor of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

Session I:

Smart Defence / Pooling and Sharing – NATO and EU approaches

10:45 – 11:00 “European Security and Defence in a Time of Crisis” – Mr. Andrey Kovatchev, Vice-chair of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs
11:00 – 11:15 “The NATO Smart Defence Priorities” – Georges D’Hollander, General Manager NATO, NC3 Agency
11:15 – 11:30 “Civil-Military Aspects of Capability Development” – Philipp Agathonos, Security Policy Directorate, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria
11:40 – 11:55 “Pooling and Sharing: Ideas Whose Time Has Come?” – Prof. Zaneta Ozolina, University of Latvia, Riga
11:55 – 12:10 “Future Transatlantic Bargains: Implications for Smart Defence?” – Dr. Graeme Herd, GCSP
12:10 – 12:30 Questions and Answers Session 

Chairman: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Head of Department ‘National and Regional Security’, University of National and World Economy

 

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

Session II:

NATO / EU Regional Initiatives for Cooperation and Good Practices

14:30 – 14:45 “Participation of Bulgaria in MN Defence Projects” – Mr. Valentin Radev, PhD, Deputy Minister of Defence
14:45 – 15:00 “NATO Regional Defence and Industrial Cooperations” – Mr. Svetoslav Spassov, PhD, Advisor of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria
15:00 – 15:15 “Challenges for the Smart Defence Initiative on Regional Level” –  Col. Dr. Holger Bahle, NATO Defence Planning and Smart Defence Team
15:15 – 15:30 “IBM – Bridging the Collaboration Gap” – Mr. Frans J. H. Picavet, Major General NL Army IBM  NCO NATO Representative
15:30 – 15:45 “SAP Solution Strategy For Defence Organizations” – Boytcho Dellevsky, Managing Director, SAP Bulgaria
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 16:30 “Barriers to the Implementation of the ‘Smart Defence’ Concept” –  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Todor Tagarev,  CSDM Head, and  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Venelin Georgiev,  CSDM Expert, Centre for Security and Defence Management IICT – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
16:30 – 16:45 “Human Dimension of Science and Technology Cooperation in NATO – Bulgarian Viewpoint” – Capt Navy. Prof. DS.c. Yantsislav Yanakiev,  “G.S. Rakovski National Defense Academy”, Director of Defence Advanced Research Institute (DARI) and Col. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaharin Markov
16:45 – 17:00 “Smart Defence in Central and Southeast Europe” – Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Professor of National Security Studies, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (confirmed)
17:00 – 17:15 “The Role ?nd Participation of the Institute of Catalysis, BAS to the National R&D Defence Strategy” – Prof. Sl. Rakovski, Director of the Institute of Catalysis, BAS
17:15 – 18:00 Questions and Answers SessionDiscussion Panel

 

Chairman:  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Head of Department ‘National and Regional Security’, University of National and World Economy

18:30 – 20:00 Reception

 


April 3, 2012 International High-level Conference, Day II

Session III:

Future Dimensions of CEE / SEE Smart Defence Cooperation

09:00 – 09:15 “Cyber Defence Cooperation in CEE/SEE” – General Rumen Milanov,  Advisor of the Prime Minister of Bulgaria
09:15 – 09:30 “Mechanisms for Regional Cooperation in the Area of Defence and Security” –  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Head of Department ‘National and Regional Security’, University of National and World Economy
09:30 – 09:45 “Development of Capabilities for Crisis management in Support of  Regional Cooperation” – Prof. Col. Mitko Stoykov, Professor in Dept. “Joint Operations”, National Security and Defence Department in “G.S. Rakovski” National Defence Academy and Lt.Col. Orlin Nikolov – Chief expert in Directorate “Operations and Training” in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria
09:45 – 10:00 “Achieving Efficiencies and Interoperability through Long-Term Human Capital Investment: The Role of Information and Communications Technology” – Arnold C. Dupuy,  Virginia Tech University, USA
10:15 – 10:30 “Multinational  Approach to Medical Support in Operations and Missions – The Experience of Military Medical Academy” – Col. A. Parashkevov, MD, Maj. Gen. Prof. St. Tonev, MD, PhD, Col. Assoc. Prof. K. Ramshev, MD, PhD, Lt. C. K. Kanev, MD, Military Medical Academy – Sofia
10:30 – 10:45 Discussion panelChairman: Prof. Stefan Vodenicharov,  Director of the Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydroaerodynamics Centre “Acad. Angel Balevski”
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:30 “Capabilities of Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydro- and Aerodynamics Centre to Contribute, Cooperate and Participate in MN Projects” – Prof. Stefan Vodenicharov,  Director of the Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydroaerodynamics Center “Acad. Angel Balevski”
11:30 – 11:45 “View on development of Romanian military and Industrial capabilities in relationship with NATO and EDA” – Viorel Manole (M.Sc), Executive Director of the Romanian Business Association of the Military Technique Manufacturers (PATROMIL)
11:45 – 12:00 “Surveillance systems and personal protection for the future Bulgarian soldier” – Mr. Petar Cholakov, Commercial Director, “Optix”
12:00 – 12:30 Questions and Answers SessionDiscussion Panel

 

Chairman: Prof. Stefan Vodenicharov,  Director of the Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies with Hydroaerodynamics Centre “Acad. Angel Balevski”

12:30 Closing of the International High-level Conference 

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