Welcome to the 2015 AeroSpace & Defence Summit Website!
In today’s European economic and social situation, aerospace and defence industries play an important role. This sector develops and manufactures high-technology products that are crucial for guaranteeing the security and prosperity of all Europeans. Moreover, these industries employ over one person in every 1000 in the European Union.
However, times are changing. Growth is mainly taking place outside Europe and the classic “Western world”. We should not underestimate the impact this will have on the global balance of power.
To keep our technological leadership we need to set out ambitious goals and cooperate with a wide range of global stakeholders.
With renewed teams in the EU Institutions we have a unique opportunity to establish a structured dialogue and progress towards a healthy economy and a secure society.
I personally look forward to meeting and discussing these issues with you in Brussels, on 4 - 5 May 2015.
ASD Secretary General