Program

We are delighted that, after the exhibition was postponed due to rising COVID-19 numbers in the Netherlands, the NEDS 2021 will take place physically in 2022. On February 24th we would like to welcome you for the physical event in Ahoy Rotterdam.

Due to COVID-19, the maximum number of attendees for the plenary program is 400 people.

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08:00-17:00
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Exhibition Open
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Time
09:00-09:05
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Opening NEDS 2021
Vice Admiral Ir. Arie Jan de Waard, director of the Defense Materiel Organization (DMO)
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Defence Square
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Plenary morning program
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Time
10:00-10:05
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Opening plenary program
Moderator N. (Nick) Schoemaker
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Time
10:05-10:10
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Welcome
Drs. A.M.C. (Angelien) Eijsink, chair NIDV
Location

Podium area
Time
10:10-10:25
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Keynote drs. E.H.Th.M. (Ed) Nijpels
"Climate accords and defense"
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Time
10:25-10:40
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Deputy Chief of Defence B.G.F.M (Boudewijn) Boots
“Sustainable Armed Forces”
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Time
10:40-10:55
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Micael Johansson, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Saab
“D&S Industry towards sustainable solutions”
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Time
10:55-11:05
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Presentation of Jan Gmelich Meijling Thesis Award
E.G.M. (Liesbeth) Huyzer, deputy chief of police
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11:05-11:50
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Paneldiscussion
“Sustainability of mobility sectors and D&S”
-R. Verkerk, Chairman Netherlands Maritime Nation (NML)
-M. Hendriksen, Primary Spokesman Topsector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM)
-General b.d. T.A. (Tom) Middendorp, Chairman International Military Committee on Climate and Security
-Dr. Ir. A. Veenman, Primary Spokesman Logistics

Clips regarding "The importance of sustainability for the armed forces"
- Army Commander Lieutenant General M.H. (Martin) Wijnen
- Air Force Commander Lieutenant General D. (Dennis) Luyt
- Navy Commander Vice Admiral R.P. (Rene) Tas
-Ms. Majorie Jans, Chief Procurement Officer Politie

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Time
11:50-12:00
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Announcement of NIDV Innovation Challenge Winner
Challenge: Swarming drones
Award presented by Brigadier General Jos Pieters, Director of Knowledge, Strategy and Innovation for the Royal Netherlands Military Police

Challenge: Hydrogen for Defence
Award presented by Jan Terlouw, managing director Saab Nederland

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12:00
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Closing of plenary program
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12:00-13:00
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Lunch
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Time
13:00-17:00
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Afternoon program, contract signings and breakout sessions
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Exhibition floor/coffee corners

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Breakout Sessions
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Breakout Sessions
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Breakout Sessions
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13:30-14:00
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Tülay Berk, Defense Energy Transition Program Leader, Directorate General of Policy, Ministry of Defense
"Actions for Energy Transition of Operational Material"
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Exhibition Floor
Time
14:15-14:45
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Brigadier General Jos Pieters, director of knowledge, strategy and innovation
"Future borders, current and future challenges"
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Exhibition Floor
Time
15:00-15:30
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IJle Stelstra, managing director of the Insitute for Physical Security
"Sharing information Nationally"
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Exhibition Floor
Time
17:00
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Exhibition closes
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