Today, more than one person in every thousand European citizens works in the European Aerospace and Defence Industries. But global competition is increasing and the question is; Will Europe be able to keep up the good performance also tomorrow?

Now is the time for the European Aerospace and Defence community, I mean Industry AND policy makers, to engage in a constructive debate. A debate on common strategies… Strategies that can be converted into investments for the future… A future where prosperity and competitiveness still become reality.

And Strengthening European Prosperity and Competitiveness is the theme of ASD’s next Annual Convention.

This is taking place in April, in the historic and beautiful city of Prague. We will take a 4-Dimensions-Approach to look at the challenges and opportunities for our sectors:

A forum for  young professionals will examine the path from ideas to market

The 4Dimensional MarketPlace will provide companies the possibility to exhibit, gain in visibility and find business partners across Europe

Thanks to the introduction of Knowledge Cafés participants will be able to voice their opinion on issues such as Defence Procurement and Aerospace Competitiveness

A plenary session with high-level speakers will look at European needs versus EU policies but also deepen the debate on true reciprocity in global cooperation

It's not long before the event, which is open to everyone. So, I invite you to quickly register if you wish to be part of this high-level ASD Convention and 4D MarketPlace.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Prague!