Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2019

Shaping NATO for Multi-Domain Operations of the Future

Conference Agenda

08 October 2019

18.00 – 21.00 hrs, Registrations start one hour prior.

Icebreaker and Industry Showcase


09 October 2019

09.00 – 17.00 hrs (Conference), Registrations start one hour prior
20.00 – 22.00 hrs (Hosted Dinner)

Inaugural Session with JAPCC Director´s Opening Address

General Jeffrey L. Harrigian, USA AF, Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, U.S. Air Forces Africa; Commander, Allied Air Command; Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre

Keynote Speech

Lieutenant General David D. Thompson, USA AF, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command


Panel 1: What is a Multi-Domain Operation?

Brigadier General Uwe A. Becker, DEU A, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Allied Land Command
Vice Admiral Keith Edward Blount, GBR N, Commander, Allied Maritime Command
Group Captain Neale Dewar, GBR AF, Operations Branch Head, Cyberspace Operations Centre, SHAPE

Dr Brad W. Gladman, CAN AF, Operational Research Branch Head, RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre
General (ret) Frank Gorenc, USA AF, Defense and Leadership Consultant

Director´s Luncheon and Lunch Buffet

Panel 2: What Requirements Go Along with a Multi-Domain Operation?

Brigadier General Dag K. Baehr, DEU A, Deputy Commander, Strategic Reconnaissance Command
Ms Lone Kjelgaard, DNK, Assistant Legal Advisor, Office of Legal Affairs, NATO HQ
Major General Karsten Stoye, DEU AF, Chief of Staff, Allied Air Command

Professor David Stupples, GBR, Professor of Electronic & Radio Engineering, City University of London
Air Commodore Denny Traas, NLD AF, Director of Operations, Royal Netherlands Air Force


Multi-Domain Operations Command and Control Virtual Reality Demonstrator

Command and Control Centre of Excellence

Daily Wrap-Up
Director and VIP Tour of Industry Showcases
Networking Dinner and Industry Showcase


10 October 2019

08.30 – 16.00 hrs (Conference), Registrations start 30 minutes prior

Moderator´s and Director´s Comments

Keynote Speech

Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz, DEU AF, Commander, German Air Force


Panel 3: Which Challenges does NATO Face in Order to Meet the Requirements?

Brigadier General Prof. Dr. Paul Ducheine, NLD A, Professor for Cyber Operations and Cyber Security, Netherlands Defence Academy
Dr Candace Eshelman-Haynes, USA, Psychologist, Allied Command Transformation

Air Vice-Marshal Bruce H. Hedley, GBR AF, Director Joint Warfare, UK Joint Forces Command
Major General Laurent Lherbette, FRA AF, Commander, French Air Operations Command

Major General Francesco Vestito, ITA AF, Director, Italian Joint Cybernetic Operations Command


Panel 4: What are the Future Enablers to Cope with the Challenges?

Major General (ret) Mark Graper, USA AF, Vice President, Cubic Defence
Colonel Dainius Guzas, LTU AF, Commander, Lithuanian Air Force
Dr Donald Lewis, USA, Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation
Mr Harold Vermanen, NLD, Managing Director, D5-IQ
Dr Dirk Zimper, DEU, Head of Defence Research, German Aerospace Centre

Wrap-up and Director´s Closing Remarks


Last updated: 4 October 2019
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