The International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO 2018 in Targi Kielce - the 2018 expo breaks a number of records Compared to the previous year, the number of exhibitors increased to 624, the number of represented countries also sky-rocketed too, from 27 to 31.This is a further confirmation that MSPO 2018 truly deserves its third position in the European defence industry ranking of expo leaders, next to Paris and London trade shows. The 26th MSPO’s leitmotif is the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence. Thus Poland is the lead-nation of 2018 exhibition, for the second time in the trade-show history. This year's MSPO is held from 4 to 7 September. On 8 and 9 September the Open Days follow the Expo. MSPO is complemented and held parallel to the 24th LOGISTICS EXPO.
The opening ceremony at MSPO 2018, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland
This year, the record-breaking number of companies, i.e. 624 (including 328 Polish firms) from 31 countries use the MSPO and MTL as the showcase for their products and services. The expos have brought together representatives of Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy. The exhibitors use 27,000 square meters in the 7 exhibition halls of the Kielce exhibition and congress centre and in its outdoor expo grounds. The 6 helicopters on display will be a real highlight of the expo.
MSPO has hosted many presidents of the Republic of Poland. President Andrzej Duda has visited the expo twice. Polish President has also granted his Honorary Patronage for this year’s trade-show. The Polish Armaments Group has is the 26th MSPO's Strategic Partner.