24 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022
Dallas, San Francisco
Transatlantic connections and cooperation is again proving to be a vital priority. Keeping the discussion relevant and active is an important building block of a stable and dynamic connection between Europe and the US.
The current security challenges, with an unpredictable and aggressive Russia is again reminding us that we need to keep the dialogue open and the connections active.
The European Liberal Forum, Svenska bildningsförbundet and partners are facilitating a trip of high level staffers, members of the European Parliament and national parliaments and researchers from Finland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Romania, Slovenia and the Czech republic to meet with, and connect to relevant actors in the US in the fields of security, technology and research.
The aim is to offer a program of the highest quality and impact to ensure a robust dialogue between the US and Europe. The project will feed into policy-papers, research documents and help facilitate constructive policies as we move into a new security framework.
Saturday September 24, 2022 – Dallas (TX), USA
Travel day, arrivals throughout the day.
Airport shuttle to the Embassy Suites DFW North (2401 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051)
Sunday September 25, 2022 – Dallas (TX), USA
9:00 Morning meeting
11:00 Cars leave for the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
18:00 Evening reception at the hotel
Monday September 26, 2022 – Dallas (TX), USA
7:00 Cars leave for the Lockheed Martin facility in Ft. Worth
8:00- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Host: Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Erin Moseley and Scott Davis
Aimee P. Burnett – Vice President, Integrated Fighter Group Business Development
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Tony G. Frese – Vice President, Business Development for Air Mobility
& Maritime Missions (AMMM)
Randy Howard – Vice President of Global Pursuits, Aeronautics
Strategy and Business Development.
Visit to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (TBC)
Tuesday September 27, 2022 – Dallas (TX), USA
8:00 Cars leave for AT&T HQ in Dallas
Host: Jeremy Legg – Chief Technology Officer
Transport to the George W. Bush Presidential Center
11.30 Lunch at the Cafe 43
13.00-15:30 Symposium on the future of Liberal Democracy, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Jessica Ludwig, Director, Freedom and Democracy, George W. Bush Presidential Center
David Kramer, Director, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Wednesday September 28, 2022 – Dallas (TX), USA and San Francisco (CA), USA
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
Visit to Microsoft Dallas
Thursday, September 29, 2022 – San Francisco (CA), USA
8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Visit to Meta
Foreign interference and security during elections, especially with the EU elections in sight
Security measures to protect user’s data when shared across apps and beyond
Intro to Metaverse (if time allows, also experiencing the Quest 2 headsets).
Friday September 30, 2022– San Francisco (CA), USA
9:00 Visit to Apple Park, Jason Lunguard
14:00 Mårten Mickos CEO of HackerOne, former CEO of MySQL on the current state and future of cybersec