Friday, 24 February


08.00 – 09.30

Panel VII. Key Legal Issues Facing the RPAS Industry
09.30 – 10.30

Chair: Mr. Augustin LUPU, Chairman, UVS Romania Association, Romania

Mrs. Nicoleta PAULIUC, President, Committee on National Defence, Senate, Romanian Parliament
Mr. Remus DOGARU, Civil Aeronautical Authority, Head of National Certification Department / Airworthiness Directorate, Romania
COL (Air Force) Florin BĂLAN, Director of the National Military Aeronautical Autority, Romania
10:10 – 10:30 Open Discussions


10.30 – 11.00

Panel VIIIa. Critical Infrastructure on the Economic Exclusive Zone of Romania. How Can We Better Protect Energy Projects? (Part I)
11.00 – 11.40

Chair: Mr. Laurențiu PACHIU, Vice President, Energy Policy Group, Romania

Rear Admiral (FH) Liviu COMAN, Deputy Chief for Operations & Training, Romanian Navy
Brigadier General Anton ROG, Director, National CyberInt Center, Romanian Intelligence Service
11:20 – 11:40 Open Discussions

Panel VIIIb. Critical Infrastructure on the Economic Exclusive Zone of Romania. How Can We Better Protect Energy Projects? Lessons Learned from Other States (Part II)
11.40 – 12.20

Chair: Mr. Ionel PAVEL, Senior Associate Expert, New Strategy Center, Romania

Mr. Alexandru MAXIMESCU, VicePresident, OMV Petrom, Romania
Clément THERME, Non-resident Fellow at the International Institute for Iranian Studies (Rasanah) (via VTC)
Mr. Jakub GODZIMIRSKI, Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs – NUPI
12:05 – 12:20 Open Discussions

Working Lunch. „Unmanned systems on the battlefield. Ukraine`s approach. Russia`s approach”
12.20 – 13.45

Mr. Mykhailo SAMUS, Director, New Geopolitics Research Network, Ukraine
Mr. Phill PETERSEN, Chairman, Center for the Study of New Generation Warfare, USA

Panel IX. Battlefields of the Future and the Air Domain. Lesson Learned from Ukrainian Front
13.45 – 14.30

Chair: Mr. Greg MELCHER, Chief Operations Officer, Center for the Study of New  Generation Warfare, USA

General (Ret) Frank GORENC, former Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Africa and Commander of NATO Allied Air Command, USA (via VTC)
Air Flotila General Valerică VRĂJESCU, Commander of Air Component Command
14:10 – 14:30 Open Discussions

Panel X. Autonomous Vehicles and Air Domain. Defense Strategies for the Black Sea
14.30 – 15.30

Chair: COL (AF) (Ret) Mihai ȘTIR, associated expert New Strategy Center, Romania

Mr. Christophe FONTAINE, Vice president for concept and capabilities development NATO/EU International Strategic Development, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., USA
Mr. Or MASTEY, UAS specialist, IAI, Israel
15:00 – 15:30 Open Discussions


15.30 – 15.45

Panel XI. Drones War. Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Future Combat Environment
15.45 – 16.55

Chair: Mr. Marcel FOCA, Senior Expert, New Strategy Center, Romania

Col. Cornel ARGINT, EW & Cyber Expert, Military Intelligence Directorate, Ministry of National Defence, Romania
Mr. Frédéric MARCHAL, representative for the Eastern Europe zone, CERBAIR, France
Mr. Adrian IACOB, Executive Director, Lockheed Martin Global Inc., Romania
Mr. Nic VÂLCEANU, Chief Network Officer, Vodafone Romania
16:15 – 16:45 Open Discussions


16.55 – 17.10

Panel XII. Defence Industry Cooperation in the Context of the War in Ukraine. The Impact on Unmanned Systems
17.10 – 18.00

Chair: Mr. George SCUTARU, CEO, New Strategy Center, Romania

Lieutenant General Teodor INCICAȘ, Chief of the General Directorate for Armaments, Ministry of Defence, Romania (confirmed)
Mr.  Emanuel POPP, General Manager, Representative of Autonomous Flight Technologies, Romania 
17:30 – 18:00 Open Discussions

Closing Remarks
18.00 – 18.10

Mr. George SCUTARU, CEO, New Strategy Center, Romania