The Defence24 DAY has created a unique opportunity for the decisionmakers, experts, and industry representatives to meet up. Mariusz Błaszczak announced the establishment of the Armament Agency, over the course of this edition of the conference. The entity is expected to be founded within the framework of the defence procurement system reform in Poland.
Defence24 Day is one of the leading defence and security conferences organized in Poland focusing on the strategic aspects of national defence in the domestic and international dimensions. The second edition of the conference took place on 22nd September this year. It involved more than 400 attendants The main theme concerned the reform of the defence procurement system used by the Polish Armed Forces.
The assumptions of the reform involving the establishment of the Armament Agency that would fuse the know-how of numerous entities responsible for the procurement process have all been outlined during the opening speech by Mariusz Błaszczak, head of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The event also involved the head of the National Security Bureau, Paweł Solochand the Secretary of State at the Ministry of State Assets, Maciej Małecki.
I hope that the scope of topics covered throughout the conference and involvement in all panels and sessions would help us all, decision-makers in particular, in better comprehension and more effective creation of the security ecosystem, said Piotr Małecki, President of the Management Board at Defence24, during the opening of the event.
The Armament Agency and the details of the procurement system reform were among the primary topics discussed during the panels involving the representatives of the MoD and the Ministry of State Assets, as well as the Armed Forces, defence industry, and other experts.
During Defence24 Day, other matters related to defence and security were discussed as well. Priority modernization undertakings, pursued by the Polish military, have also been scrutinized, concerning the capacity of the Polish industry and the Polish Armed Forces’ recruitment system, along with the process of establishment of a common defence, cyber-security, critical infrastructure protection, and simulation use system. 13 discussion panels took place in total, involving 75 panelists. The event involved more than 400 attendants, experts, and people representing the Armed Forces, the governments. 20 partners supported the event as well.
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The conference was supported by the Head of the MoD, Deputy PM and Minister of State Assets - Jacek Sasin, Head of the National Security Bureau and National Centre for Cyberspace Security.
The participants included: