The annual conference of the European Defence Agency - EDA is a landmark occasion for the European Union defense community. The 2013 event, held on 21 March in Brussels, brought together 450 key decision-makers from the EU area and beyond, including Member States, European institutions, research bodies, think-tanks, industry and the media.
Keynote speakers included:
- Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council,
- Cathy Ashton, Head of the EDA,
- Alan Shatter, TD Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defense representing the EU presidency,
- Claude-France Arnould, Chief Executive of the EDA.
The European Commission was represented by Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General of the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry.