The 32nd International Defense Industry Exhibition MSPO will take place from 3 to 6 September 2024 in Kielce, Poland


MSPO is undoubtedly a presentation platform for the global defence industry’s most outstanding achievements. MSPO is also abounds with business meetings and contracts concluded between manufacturers and the defence sector institutions from different continents. For 32 years, in the context of Europe’s defence industry expos, Kielce has come at par with Eurosatory in Paris and the Defence & Security Equipment International in London.

 

MSPO 2023 expo brought 711 companies from 35 countries, including 350 Polish companies. The trade fair hosted 61 delegations from 43 countries. The 2023 MSPO utilised the record-breaking exhibition area of over 34,000 sq m. For the first time in its history, MSPO display was also located in an additional temporary hall of 2,800 sq m. Almost 26,000 guests from all over the world attended MSPO 2023.

 

Poland’s purchasing plans will certainly influence on the offer presented at Kielce’s 2024 autumn expo. In 2024, Poland is to earmark PLN 113.3 billion for its defence, i.e. constitutes 3% of 2024 GDP forecast (PLN 3,778 billion). The expenses plan is included in part 29 of the state budget i.e., the “National Defence” section with the amount of PLN 112.7 billion as well as in the 752 sections in other parts of the state budget. Additionally, funds for the implementation of the multi-annual program “Equipping the Polish Armed Forces with tanks” in the amount of PLN 4.8 billion were secured in the special budgetary reserve; these funds will be transferred to the Armed Forces Support Fund (FWSZ). Moreover, expenditures of approximately PLN 40 billion have been planned for defence purposes in the Armed Forces Support Fund FWSZ, including debt mechanisms. If these funds are fully utilised, the total defence expenditure in 2024 may amount to over PLN 158 billion.

 

For 25 years, the Armed Forces Exhibition of the Republic of Poland has been an inseparable part of the International Defence Industry Exhibition, each consecutive display is held under the banner reflecting the current Polish Army’s developments. The exhibition is organised by the Chief of the Polish Armed Forces General Staff, and the Head of the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support is responsible for the preparation. Conceptual work on the exhibition begins in spring, and the exhibition space preparations start at the end of August. As a result, MSPO is the only place to see over 300 units of various types of equipment. In 2024, the Armed Forces Exhibition celebrates its anniversary, and the organisers have already announced that the upcoming show will be extraordinary.

We look forward to seeing you at the International Defence Industry Exhibition – 3 to 6 September 2024!