Newsweek Romania is organising the fourth edition of the Defense Summit, with this year’s main theme being the current threats to Romania’s security and how prepared our country is to deal with them, given the war in Ukraine.
This war had a major impact on the European Union and NATO countries, triggered a new arms race and revealed the state of the military’s armament and Romania’s current needs for military, road and economic infrastructure.
It has also led to the development of new defence strategies and new economic cooperation to strengthen the independence of member states.
In the context of the war in Ukraine, Romania’s geopolitical relevance has increased with the considerable appreciation of the danger of the war approaching its borders.
What are the current threats to Romania? What lessons have been learned so far? How important is cutting-edge technology in a war like the one in Ukraine, and how accessible is it to Romania? What are the needs of the Romanian army? What is at stake in the Black Sea region? How and how fast will the world change, what are the new values to which the European area is adhering in the context of multiple crises?
These are just some of the questions our guests will answer at the #2022 Defense Summit.
2022 DEFENSE SUMMIT will be held in hybrid format and will be broadcast from the Newsweek Romania studio.
The public will have access to the hall, by invitation, limited to 20 seats.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be confirmed by the organizer.
The event will be broadcast live on newsweek.ro (Top 10 most read News and Analysis website in the SATI ranking, with a traffic of over 2.6 million unique readers per month) and on Newsweek Romania’s Facebook page (64,000 followers and a monthly impact of 5 million posts).
Former Minister of Defence, Ukraine
Zahorodniuk studied law at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. He also graduated from Warwick University and Oxford University.
Zahorodniuk is the CEO of Discovery Drilling Equipment
From 2015 to 2017, Zahorodniuk headed the Reform Project Office at the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine In 2018 he was a member of the Reform Project Office under the Ministry of Defense.
Zahorodniuk became an advisor to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky after Zelensky was elected president in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election.
On 9 July 2019, President Zelensky appointed Zahorodniuk to serve as a Member of the supervisory board at Ukroboronprom.
On 29 August 2019 Zahorodniuk was appointed Minister of Defence in the Honcharuk Government. On 4 March 2020 he was succeeded (in this post) by Andrii Taran.
Speaker: Sabin Orcan
➜ What are the current threats as a result of the war in Ukraine?
➜ How is the geopolitical map of the world changing?
➜ What is happening in the Black Sea, what are the scenarios for increasing security and developing new shipping routes?
➜ What special measures are being taken to strengthen Black Sea defences?
➜ How is NATO strengthening its position in Romania? What is the infrastructure of NATO troops in Romania?
Speakers: Mircea Geoană, Iulian Chifu, Cristian Diaconescu, Adrian Zuckerman, Corneliu Bjola, Andrii Zagorodniuk, Simona Cojocaru
*speakers to be confirmed
➜ What is the need to equip Romania with new equipment?
➜ What is the status of the new military equipment project and what does it provide for?
➜ When will the offset law for military equipment and technical procurement contracts be updated?
➜ What military technology are we producing in our country? How do we revitalize the defense industry, including powder production?
➜ Do we have foreign investors who want to produce in Romania?
Speakers: Claudiu Degeratu, Gen. (r) Virgil Bălăceanu*, Iulia Joja, Gen. Iulian Pațilea, Com. Liviu Coman, Dorin Popescu
*speakers to be confirmed