Italy hosts NATO-Industry Forum 2021

NATO

The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue with industry on NATO capability planning, development and delivery. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General Philippe Lavigne, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Camille Grand.

This year the Forum provides an opportunity for industry leaders to contribute to the debate on the development of the new NATO Strategic Concept, which will be approved at the 2022 Summit in Madrid.

The first day of the Forum will start by exploring practical solutions to improve the agility of NATO’s acquisition of novel systems, followed by an assessment of impact of Emerging Disruptive Technologies on the Alliance and plenary sessions on the challenges and opportunities of cloud networking, artificial intelligence and systems with autonomous functions.

The plenary sessions on the second day will make strategic evaluations of the defence and security landscape, anticipating the capabilities that will be needed by our defence forces in the next decade, concluding with recommendations on how to improve NATO’s resilience in the current geopolitical security environment.

The NATO-Industry Forum will include contributions from NATO Ambassadors, Chiefs of Defence and Military Representatives, senior representatives from the host nation – Italy, NATO and European institutions, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives representing the defence, security and commercial industries, think-tanks and academia.

The event will take place on 17-18 November 2021, in Rome. Additional information is available on https://www.act.nato.int/industryforum

[The organisers and the Italian hosts will continuously monitor the COVID situation, in order to ensure the appropriate conditions for NIF participants.]

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