The first edition of the Defence24 DAY conference, organized on 28th May 2019 in Warsaw, involved more than 300 participants - leaders of the Polish defence and security sector. The event covered the most important and significant challenges in the international security domain.
The event was opened by the head of the Polish MoD, Mariusz Błaszczak. During the conference he announced that Poland had sent a Letter of Request to the US government, concerning the acquisition of 32 F-35 Multi-Role Combat Aircraft. Meanwhile, deputy head of the National Security Bureau, Dariusz Gwizdała, noted that it remains obvious that the military shall get ready for the future wars, not the wars currently going on.
During the seven discussion panels, a group of more than 40 panelists that included Ministers, commanders, officers, experts and representatives of research and industrial entities discussed adjustment that could potentially be made to the Polish defence strategy, so that Warsaw could face the dynamic changes in the domains of geopolitics, and in the area of military, industrial and social developments.
Among the panelists there were: