Sept 03-06, 2012 — MSPO 2012 Kielce, Poland. State-of-the-art military equipment, prestigious awards and distinctions, official delegations from all over the world and the guests of honour; representatives of the European Defence Agency – the exhibition was held for the nineteenth time and the four days from 5th to 8th September in Targi Kielce were spent under the banner of defence. This year’s edition of the event brought together almost 400 exhibitors from 20 countries – Poland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, the USA, Belgium, France, Czech Republic, Brazil, Denmark, Israel, Sweden, Austria, Norway, Korea, Russia and India represented at the Exhibition for the first time.
The ministry of defence representatives from 30 countries visited the Exhibition which was formally opened by Poland’s Minister of National Defence Tomasz Siemoniak. The exhibition space of the event was also record-breaking as it amounted to almost 25,000 square metres. The International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO which is organised under the auspices of the Minister of National Defence is one of the three most important events of this kind in Europe, ranked just after the London and Paris exhibitions, and the only event of this kind in Poland. The event is targeted not only at business insiders and professionals.