29th and 30th September 2021

EXPO XXI, Prądzyńskiego Street No. 12/14, Warsaw


Defence24 Day is the leading defence and security sector conference, focused on the strategic aspects of the defence and security policy both in Poland and internationally

The event is a place where decisionmakers senior administration & Armed Forces officials, defence industry representatives and experts may debate and share their experience on the they issues

This year, Defence24 Day will be held in a two-day formula in conjunction with an international scientific conference and the SOFEAST exhibition devoted to special operations forces and battlefield rescue

The Honorary Patronage over SOFEAST was taken by Major Aleksander Tarnawski – the last living Cichociemny Paratrooper of the Home Army

Conference begins:

Motywy przewodnie konferencji
Defence24 Day 2021

NATO in the era of power rivalry. Regional cooperation on NATO's eastern flank

National Security Strategy

Technical modernization of the Polish Armed Forces

Universal defense in building the country's resistance to modern threats

Direction of development of special operations forces

Battlefield Medicine

Three Seas as a concept of security and development of Eastern Europe

Science Conference

New and breakthrough technologies and the development of special operations

Cooperation of special operations forces and services

will be published soon

8:00 - 9:00



9:00 – 09:40 (40 min)

Opening remarks [WARSAW HALL]

– Piotr Małecki, President Defence24 Sp. z o.o. – welcoming remarks

– Mariusz Błaszczak, Polish Minister of the National Defence

Paweł Soloch, Head of the National Security Bureau

Maciej Małecki, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Assets







09:40 – 10:40 (60 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Reform of the procurement system and the Armed Forces development

– General Jarosław Mika, General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces

– Major General Dariusz Ryczkowski, Head of the Armed Forces Support Inspectorate

Col. Romuald Maksymiuk, acting Head of the Armament Inspectorate

Col. Robert Frommholz, Director at the Offset Agreements Bureau of the Polish Ministry of Defence

Moderator: Jędrzej Graf, Editor in Chief Defence24



10:40 – 10:50



10:50 – 12:00 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] New Framework for the Armed Forces-Defence Industry Cooperation. Challenges and Experiences

– Maciej Małecki, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Assets

Sebastian Chwałek, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence

– Andrzej Kensbok, President of the Management Board, PGZ S.A.

– Piotr Wojciechowski, President of the Management Board, WB Group

Janusz Noga, President of the Management Board, CRW Telesystem-Mesko

Henryk Łabędź, President of the Management Board, Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A.

Moderator: mec. Filip Seredyński


PANEL [HALL B] Critical infrastructure protection – new challenges for transport, energy sector and logistics

– Bogusław Cichoń, Director of the Department of Law and Non-Military Security, National Security Bureau (BBN)

Krzysztof Malesa PhD, Deputy Head of the Government Centre for Security

Col. Tomasz Chołuj, Logistic Department (P4/J4), the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

– Wiesław Włodek, Vicepresident Poczta Polska

Czesław Warsewicz, Chief Executive Officer PKP Cargo

Moderator: Jakub Wiech, Energetyka24

PANEL [HALL C] Wargames and Simulations as a Tool in Planning the Defence Potential of Poland

Wojciech Zalewski, The Institute of Security and Strategy Foundation FIBiS

Lieutenant General (res.) Bogusław Samol, Former Commander of the MNC NE

Grzegorz Matyasik, Deputy Director of the Department for Defence Analysis, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Prof. Andrzej Najgebauer,Faculty of Cybernetics, Military University of Technology (WAT)

Moderator: Phd Jacek Raubo, Defence24


12:00 – 12:10



12:10 – 13:30 (80 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Innovation Development for the Defence Sector. The Role of Research Institutes and International Cooperation

Brigadier General Karol Dymanowski, Director of the Armament Policy Department, MoD

– Col. Marcin Górka, Space Plenipotentiary, MoD

– Piotr Dardziński, President of Łukasiewicz Research Network

Przemsyław Kurczewski, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Adam Bartosiewicz, Vice-president, WB Group

– representative of Lockheed Martin

Monique Brown, Director, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Pursuits

Moderator: Jerzy Aleksandrowicz, E&Y


PANEL [HALL B] Poland in the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence System – Interoperability and User Sovereignty

– Brigadier General Stefan Mordacz, Head of the Department for the Air and Missile Defence – Deputy Inspector for the Armed Service Branches, Polish Armed Forces General Command

Col. Romuald Maksymiuk, acting Armament Inspectorate

Chaim Moriya, IAI

Adrian Monks, MBDA

Bill Lamb, Director, Multi-Domain Mission Command Operating Unit, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Hubert Stępniewicz, member of the management board of PGZ

– Prof. Bogdan Zygmunt, CRW Telesystem-Mesko

Moderator: Phd Jacek Raubo, Defence24


CYBERDEFENCE24 PANEL [HALL C] Cybersecurity and Cryptography in the State Service

– Brigadier General Karol Molenda – Head of the National Cyberspace Security Centre (NCBC), MoD plenipotentiary for the creation of Cyber Defence Forces

– Robert Kośla, Director of Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Digitral Affairs

– Col. Mariusz Chmielewski PhD Eng., Deputy Dean of the Cybernetics Faculty, Military University of Technology (WAT)

Tomasz Zdzikot, President Poczta Polska

Michal Czmoch, President Krypton Polska

Moderator: Phd Andrzej Kozłowski, CyberDefence24


13:30 – 14:20



14:20 – 15:30 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Polish Artillery and Anti-Tank Defence in the XXIst Century

Major General Jarosław Gromadziński, Commander of the 18th mechanized division

Brigadier General Szymon Koziatek, Head of the Armed Forces Development Planning and Programming Department, General Staff of the Armed Forces (P5/J5)

– Brigadier General (res.) Jarosław Wierzcholski

– Col. Wojciech Dalka, Program Administration Unit, Rocket and Artillery Forces Department, Land Forces Inspectorate, Armed Forces General Command

– Bartłomiej Zając, President of the Management Board, Huta Stalowa Wola S.A.

Krzysztof Skrzypiński, WB Group

Jan Grabowski, MBDA

Gal Papier, Rafael

Moderator: Brigadier Goenral (res) Jarosław Wierzcholski



PANEL [HALL B] Polish Armed Forces Helicopter Fleet Development. Challenges and Perspectives

Brigadier General Sławomir Mąkosa, Commander, 1st Army Aviation Brigade

Col. Waldemar Bogusławski, Deputy Head of the Armament Inspectorate for the Air and Maritime Systems

– representative of Inspectorate of the Air Forces

Col. (res.) Wiesław Kałkowski, Former Head of the Airmobile and Motorised Forces, Polish Armed Forces

George Adam Hodges, Capture Team Leader Global Sales & Marketing, Vertical Lift Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Marco Lupo, President of Leonardo Poland Sp. z o.o.

Moderator: Maj (res) Mariusz Kordowski



PANEL HALL C] Common Defence - challenges of common defence and recruitment to the army?

Michał Dworczyk, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Polish Prime Minister

– Wojciech Skurkiewicz, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence

Anna Siarkowska, Member of the Parliamentary National Defence Committee

– Angieszka Glapiak, Director of the MoND Operational Centre

– Major General Wiesław Kukuła, Commander, Territorial Defence Forces

– Brigadier General Artur Dębczak, MoD plenipotentiary for implementing the Polish Armed Forces recruitment system

Moderator: Piotr Małecki, President Defence24 Sp. z o.o.



15:30 – 15:40



15:40 – 16:50 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Challenges for the Military Aviation at the NATO Eastern Flank

– Brigadier General Krzysztof Walczak, Chief of Air Force Directorate, Deputy Inspector for Air Force

– Brigadier General Ireneusz Starzyński, Commander of the Air Operations Centre, Armed Forces Operational Command

– Brigadier General Ireneusz Nowak, Commander of the 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing

Jay Annis, International Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Randy Howard, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Pursuits

Krystian Chmielewski, Kongsberg

Moderator: Maciej Szopa, Defence24.pl



PANEL [HALL B] Battlefield Becoming Digital. Unmanned & Autonomous Systems and Robots

Professor Hubert Królikowski, Director of the Department for Defence Analysis, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, Operational Commander of the Armed Forces

Major General Stanisław Czosnek, Deputy General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces

EngD Józef Wrona, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP

Mart Noorma, Science and Development Director MILREM

Moderator: Phd Robert Czulda 



16:50 – 17:00




15:40 – 17:40 (90 min)

SESJA ZAMKNIĘTA [LIGHTROOM] Polska Polityka Wschodnia jako klucz do bezpieczeństwa regionu. Zagrożenia i szanse dla Polski w wymiarze politycznym, gospodarczym oraz militarnym

SPEAKERS The list of speakers will be published soon

Previous Edition
Defence24 Day 2020

See the report

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Mariusz Błaszczak

head of the Polish MoD

“I and all the soldiers of the Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces respect the achievements of Defence24 - also when it comes to other portals like InfoSecurity24, CyberDefence24 and Space24. It is an invaluable source of analysis that we use. Thank you very much and I congratulate your success. ”

Gen. Tomasz Piotrowski

Operational Commander of the Armed Forces

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