BNDES and the Ministry of Defence promote a seminar with the participation of EMGEPRON

The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and the Ministry of Defense (MD) promoted, on September 26th and 27th, the Seminar “4th Industrial Revolution: Challenges for Defense, Security and National Development”.



The event, held at the Bank's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, brought together authorities, experts and professionals who presented and suggested actions for the national strategic Defense and Security sector, contributing to expanding and improving interactions between military and civilian capabilities.



The importance of developing the Defense Industrial Base (BID) for the country's economy was also highlighted, with debates on the challenges of this market in the face of new technologies and means of production, as well as the creation of policies to encourage exports and new instruments of financing.



The opening was attended by the President of BNDES Aloízio Mercadante and the Minister of Defense José Múcio Monteiro Filho; and was attended by military and civil authorities, representatives of the Defense and Security Industry Committee (COMDEFESA), ThyssenKrupp, the Jurong-Aracruz Shipyard, the Military Institute of Engineering (IME) and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).



The program included a tribute to Vice Admiral Álvaro Alberto, Patron of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Brazilian Navy (MB).



On Wednesday (27.09) the Director-President of EMGEPRON Vice-Admiral Edesio and the Director of Navy Program Management (DGePM), Vice-Admiral (EN) Koga, presented the panel with the theme: “Digital Security, Cybernetics , Maritime, Aerospace and Training”, with emphasis on the Strategic Programs of the Brazilian Navy managed by the Company.



On this occasion, the CEO of EMGEPRON presented the innovations incorporated into the country, through MB's strategic programs, managed by EMGEPRON, but also the Company's projects that contribute to Brazilian socioeconomic and technological development.



The purpose of the seminar was to stimulate national political-strategic thinking on Defense and Security issues with repercussions on National Development, through interdisciplinary reflections.

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