Norwegian - German Business Summit 

- a strong partnership


6-7 NOV. MUNICH: Defence industry

7-8 NOV. HAMBURG: Green Industrial transition


Topic: Defence industry 


19:00-22:00 Norwegian - German business networking reception

Location: Rosewood, map


07:30-18:00 Norwegian - German Business Summit - a strong partnership within the defence industry  

Location: Rosewood, map Use event entrance on Prannerstraße, not main entrance.

07:30-08:45 Registration coffee/tea. The event is overbooked, so arrive early.

09:00-10:15 Opening ceremony: Norwegian - German Business Summit - a strong partnership within the defence industry

Moderator: Ambassador Christoph Heusgen  

Speech by H.R.H. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway 

Panel on defence and security policy 

  • Moderator Ambassador Mr Christoph Heusgen

  • Minister of Defence Mr Bjørn Arild Gram (Sp) 

  • Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Ministry of Defence Mr Thomas Hitschler (SPD)

  • Chair of the Defence Committee in the Norwegian Parliament Ms Ine Eriksen Søreide (H)

  • Chair of the Defence Committee in the Bundestag Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann (FDP) 

Industry panel

  • Mr Morten Brandtzæg, President and CEO NAMMO

  • Mr Eirik Lie, Executive Vice President KONGSBERG / President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

  • Ms Celia Pelaz, CSO Hensholdt

10:15-10:30 Coffe and tea break

10:30-16:30 Seminar: Norwegian - German defence and security challenges - an opportunity for expanding and strengthen bilateral armaments and defense industrial cooperation

10:30-10:50 Welcome

  • Mr Morten Tiller, National Armaments Director, NO MOD

  • Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki, National Armaments Director, GE MOD

10:50-11.30 Reinforcing and strengthening the armed forces

  • Developing Norwegian capabilities in an allied context - defence transformation and technology. Major General Henning Frantzen, Director General, Head of The Department of Defence Policy and Long-Term Planning, NO MOD

  • Transforming the Bundeswehr – A roadmap for rebuilding the German armed forces – priorities, budget, planned procurements and international cooperation. Lieutenant General Gert Nultsch, Head of the Department for Planning, GE MOD

11:30-11:50 Networking break 

11:50-13:10 The Land domain – an opportunity for increased collaboration and a strong partnership

  • Modernizing the Norwegian Land forces – safeguarding combat readiness and deterrence in a severely deteriorating security situation. Major General Lars Lervik, Chief of the Army, Norwegian Army

  • Leopard II MBT, an enabler for enhanced military and industrial cooperation in the land domain. Heiner OEHLEN, Executive Manager/Division Main Battle Tanks, KNDS/Ms. Ruzica Bulatovic, Manager Industrial Participation, KNDS

  • The munition challenge – Can more cooperation improve Europe’s ability to timely supply nations´ requirement for munitions towards 2040. Mr. Morten Brandtzæg, CEO NAMMO AS & Mr. Stefan Bullmer Corporate Senior Vice President Business Development, Diehl Defence

  • Equipping the warfighter for the future - Norwegian-German industry cooperation contributes to increased combat effectiveness and reduced operational risk. Mr. Nils Toverud, Chief Business Officer, NFM Group AS

13:10-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:00 Taking Norwegian–German naval cooperation to the next level – preparing for the future

  • The Norwegian Navy towards 2040. Captain (N), Alexander Erichsen, Head of Investment Planning Department, Navy staff, Royal Norwegian Navy

  • The German Navy preparing for the surface and subsea battlefields of the future - building a blue water capability for Atlantic and High-North operations. Rear Admiral Christoph Joachim Müller-Meinhard, Director Support, German Navy.

  • Building submarines together – strategic cooperation, a vehicle for longterm cooperation and partnership for developing, manufacturing, and sustaining next generation submarines and strike missiles – Lessons learned Mr. Thomas Ruckert, Vice President Sales ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems/Sverre Nordahl Engeness, Vice President Business Development Europe and NATO, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS

15:00-15:20 Networking Break

15:20-16:30 Innovation and technology cooperation - enabling capabilities to respond to emerging operational and security challenges

  • Responding to future space challenges - how to benefit from bilateral cooperation on responsive space and the military space domain Mr. Daniel Metzler, CEO ISAR Aerospace

  • Advanced interoperable digital battle managements systems – an enabler for increased situational awareness and combat effectiveness. Mr. Jan Nyegaarden, CEO Teleplan Globe/Mr. Christoph Bieselt, Geschäftsführer Teleplan GmbH

  • Digitalization of the Battlefield Dr. Christian Martens, Chief Operating Officer, Rheinmetall Division Electronic Solutions/ Sverre Nordahl Engeness, Vice President Business Development Europe and NATO, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS

  • Closing Remarks

16:30-18:00 Business networking reception  

  • Location: Rosewood, map
  • Dress code: Business attire