Danish Defence Industry Delegation to Paris

You are hereby invited to take part in the Defence Industry Delegation to Paris, France 2021 by the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Trade Council and the Defence Department, led by Defence Attaché, Brigadier General Prince Joachim.

France is known worldwide for the span of it’s defence industry. As a market France has approximately 5,000 companies and 400,000 jobs in the defence sector, and the French defencee industry accounts for over 25% of European capabilities.

France is only our 8th largest export marked and while the export has risen  steadily over the last years the danish market share is still low. With France being one of the largest defence and energy markets in the world, there is a lot of potential for danish companies.

Over the past decades, France and Denmark have been standing shoulder to shoulder in the defence and security of Europe, on European soil as well as in the Balkans, Sahel, the Middle East and beyond. France and Denmark continue to cooperate closely on a number of key issues.

Therefore it is vital to strengthen the Strategic Sector Cooperation between Denmark and France in the defence and energy industry, and pivotal to the expected launch of the Danish Defence Industry Strategy in 2021.

Furthermore the event will profoundly support the prospects of the European collaboration regarding the European defence fund (EDF).

The COVID-19 situation has postponed several arrangements such as the Eurosatory 2020 in Paris, which make the trade advance corporation event with France even more relevant.


    • 09:00-23:00 Arrival to Paris

    • 19:00-22:00 Informal/internal dinner (at own expense)

      with participation of H.E. Michael Starbæk Christensen, Ambassador to Denmark and Defence Attaché, BG Prince Joachim, at Flora Danica

    • 09:00 Arrival and coffee

    • 09:15 Welcome and practical remarks Moderated by Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)

    • 09:30 Introductory remarks by H. E. Michael Starbæk Christensen and BG Prince Joachim

    • 09:45 Keynotes by Defence ministers, H. E. Trine Bramsen and French Minister of Defence (TBD)

    • 10:15 Introduction of companies

    • 10:45 Briefing by LG Kim Jørgensen, Commander of Danish Acqusition and Logistics Organization (DALO)

    • 11:15 Coffee break

    • 11:30 Briefing by LG Thierry Carlier, Director international directorate of French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA)

    • 12:00 Q&A, DALO and DGA

    • 12:30 Closing remarks

    • 12:35 Informal lunch

    • 13:00-17:00 B2B meetings

    • 19:30 Official dinner

    • 09:00 Visit 1


    • 12:00 Lunch en route to visit 2

    • 14:00 Visit 2 (TBD)

    • 18:00 Return to hotel - end of program

    • 20:00 Optional: Embassy organizes official dinner (at own expense)

      More information will follow.

Who should join?

Participation in the Defence Delegation is relevant for export
oriented companies within the defence, security and aerospace
areas and with the ambition and maturity to engage
in dialogue with the French market within the following domains:
• Defence Industry
• Land
• Maritime
• Aerospace
• Space

Why join?

  • A unique networking opportunity for Danish companies to tap in
    on a large market - with unresolved potential.
  • Contribute the launch of the Danish Defence Industry Strategy in
    order to position Danish Defence Industry and technologies for
    projects in France significant to danish companies for future
  • Establish focus on the Danish Defence Industry Strategy and
    strengthening the strategic Danish-French defence collaboration
    especially e.g. in balance with the prospects of the European collaboration
    regarding the European defence fund (EDF).