Each year, when MSPO in Poland is announced, there is a “Lead Nation” chosen. This “Lead Nation” is responsible for setting a tone, putting their best foot forward and showcasing their products and support for the Polish defense industry and MSPO. For the meeting in 2008, Sweden was chosen, and Swedish companies were out in force on the display floor.
In 2007, there were 364 companies from 24 countries present and the US contingent represented 31companies. In 2008, there were almost 400 companies from 28 countries present, and 2009 is expected to exceed that high watermark.
MSPO has grown into the largest military show in Eastern Europe, and its prominence in the defense industry is growing every year. Along with the trade show and live demonstrations, there are several days of seminars on arms and military subjects. MSPO is fast becoming a “Must attend” show for those in the international arms trade, and SADJ heartily recommends attending.
The Bumar Group represents most of the Polish arms manufacturers as the export group and is the sponsor of many of the booths at MSPO. www.bumar.com