Media Advisory

nif2018NATO-Industry Forum, 12-13 November 2018 in Berlin, Germany

November 9th 2018.

Berlin, Germany – The NATO-Industry Forum 2018 will take place in Berlin, Germany from 12 to 13 November, 2018.

The NATO-Industry Forum is the primary venue for strategic dialogue between NATO and the defence and security industry on capability planning and development. Sponsored by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the Forum is co-organised by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, General André Lanata, and NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Mr. Camille Grand. The Forum will include contributions from NATO Permanent and Military Representatives, officials from NATO and European institutions, Chief Executive Officers and Senior Executives from the defence and security industry, and other decision makers.

This year’s NATO-Industry Forum will focus on Innovation and Emerging & Disruptive Technologies. The international security environment is growing more complex. NATO must therefore harness the capabilities of partners, industry and academia to keep a technological edge over potential adversaries. Leading thinkers and decision makers at the NATO-Industry Forum will strategize on how to harness emerging and disruptive technologies for integration into NATO’s capability requirements and programs. Discussions are aimed at adapting NATO’s warfare development through military-industry engagement.

Media Opportunities

Monday, 12 November 2018

13:30 – 13:50 Welcome Remarks by General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Mr. Benedikt Zimmer, State Secretary of Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany.

15:00 – 17:00 Opportunities for one-on-one interviews with General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Mr Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment and with Admiral Manfred Nielson, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.

Tuesday – 13 November 2018

08:05 – 08:15 Keynote address General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation.

08:15 – 08:30 Keynote address Dr. Helge Braun, Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks.

08:30 – 08:45 Keynote address Ms. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Subject Matter Experts.

08:45 – 09:00 Keynote address H.E. Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General.

10:50 – 11:10 Press conference with General André Lanata, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and Mr. Camille Grand, Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment



All interested media must register online. Registration closes on 11 November 2018.

Media are expected to arrive on location:

On 12 November 2018 no later than 13:15.
On 13 November 2018 no later than 07:45.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Lieutenant Commander Katrin Miller (DEU Navy) in the Allied Command Transformation Public Affairs Office

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: +1-757-747-4157

Cell Phone: +1-757-672-6253

For more information on NATO Industry Forum click here.

Please visit NATO’s Allied Command Transformation electronic media kit here.