National Maritime Security Forum 2018
Date of publication: 03.11.2017
25-01-2018 - 25-01-2018

The third edition of National Maritime Security Forum 2018 will be held on Thursday 25 January 2018 in Novotel Airport Hotel in Warsaw.

National Maritime Security Forum is a unique event in Poland. It is organised by two entities with a long-term involvement in maritime matters – Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, which educates Polish Navy staff, and Warsaw Exhibition Board (Zarząd Targów Warszawskich S.A.), the organiser of the biggest maritime sector event in Poland – the BALTEXPO International Maritime Exhibition. The axis of the Forum’s programme has been set up after consultations with all the institutions which influence the direction and the dynamics of the development of Polish Navy and support the potential of maritime industries. Traditionally the Forum takes place in Warsaw, which promotes inclusion of those among the decision makers who haven’t had many opportunities in their work so far to participate in this dialogue.
Among participants of the previus edition of the Forum were: Mr. Tomasz Szatkowski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of National Defence; Mr. Michal Jach, Chairman of the Sejm Committee of National Defence; Vice Admiral Stanisław Zarychta, PhD, Commander, Maritime Operations Centre – Maritime Component Command (COM-DKM), Operational Command of the Polish Armed Forces; Rear Admiral Mirosław Mordel, Inspector of the Navy General Headquarters of the Armed Forces; Rear Admiral Odd Werin, Director of Naval Programmes of the Swedish Defence Material Administration FMV; Gen. Brig. Jarosław Kraszewski, Director of the Department of Sovereignty over the Armed Forces of the National Security Bureau; Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Commander of the 3rd Flotilla; Colonel Dariusz Pluta, Head of the Inspectorate of Armament and Capt. (N) Krzysztof Zdonek, Commander of the 8th Coast Defence Flotilla.

The Maritime Security Forum is also an exhibition which presents advanced technologies for the Navy, a potential for cooperation of Polish and foreign shipyards, naval armament producers as well as the heritage of the Polish Navy. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with solutions and technologies of leading Polish and foreign companies such as: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., DCNS, SAAB, BAE Systems, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A., Siltec Sp. z o.o., Kenbit Sp.J., Mavernic, Gdańsk University of Technology, Ośrodek Badawczo – Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej, PIT-Radwar, Ibcol and Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów.