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|NATO Procurement Seminar and Networking Reception -- Accounting Services, Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Computers/Peripherals, Computer Services, Defense Industry Eq., Information Services, Operations/Maintenance Services, Robotics, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Services|
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NATO Information Assurance Symposium (NIAS 2014) is coming on fast. The Symposium (September 16-18, Mons, Belgium) will focus mainly on Information Assurance and Cyber Defense for NATO.
The US Commercial Service Brussels will preface the symposium guiding US companies in NATO's procurement process. The half-day seminar will take place at NATO headquarters and will be followed by a Belgian-U.S. reception at the U.S. Ambassador Residence.
What Will the Half-Day Seminar Cover?
Expert speakers will address: the European Defense Agency, security clearances, export controls, declarations of eligibility, NATO Support Agency (NSPA) procurement, Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation, and MORE!
To encourage local partnering, there will be a networking reception at the U.S. Ambassador's residence where you can meet and partner with Belgian companies, that are also interested in NATO procurement.
Who Should Participate?
NATO procurement is very broad covering many industry sectors including aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, auditing services, janitorial services, cyber defense, intrusion detection, and more. For this reason, the event should interest:
• Any U.S. company interested in NATO procurement (regardless of industry)
• Any U.S. company interested in the defense procurement
When/Where Will the Briefing Occur?
The September 15 afternoon briefings will be held at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The Belgian-U.S. evening reception will be held at the U.S. Ambassador's residence in Brussels.
|Ira Bel, Brussels|
Senior Commercial Specialist
|Pompeya Lambrecht, Northern VA|
Senior International Trade Specialist