12th of October 2021

Hotel Victoria Sofitel Warsaw

Conference begins:

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8:00 - 9:00



9:00 – 09:40 (40 min)

Opening remarks [WARSAW HALL]

– Piotr Małecki, President Defence24 Sp. z o.o. – welcoming remarks – Mariusz Błaszczak, Polish Minister of the National Defence – Paweł Soloch, Head of the National Security Bureau – Maciej Małecki, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Assets





09:40 – 10:40 (60 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Reform of the procurement system and the Armed Forces development

– General Jarosław Mika, General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces – Major General Dariusz Ryczkowski, Head of the Armed Forces Support Inspectorate Col. Romuald Maksymiuk, acting Head of the Armament Inspectorate Col. Robert Frommholz, Director at the Offset Agreements Bureau of the Polish Ministry of Defence Moderator: Jędrzej Graf, Editor in Chief Defence24

10:40 – 10:50



10:50 – 12:00 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] New Framework for the Armed Forces-Defence Industry Cooperation. Challenges and Experiences

– Maciej Małecki, Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Assets Sebastian Chwałek, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence – Andrzej Kensbok, President of the Management Board, PGZ S.A. – Piotr Wojciechowski, President of the Management Board, WB Group Janusz Noga, President of the Management Board, CRW Telesystem-Mesko Henryk Łabędź, President of the Management Board, Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A. Moderator: mec. Filip Seredyński

PANEL [HALL B] Critical infrastructure protection – new challenges for transport, energy sector and logistics

– Bogusław Cichoń, Director of the Department of Law and Non-Military Security, National Security Bureau (BBN) Krzysztof Malesa PhD, Deputy Head of the Government Centre for Security Col. Tomasz Chołuj, Logistic Department (P4/J4), the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces – Wiesław Włodek, Vicepresident Poczta Polska Czesław Warsewicz, Chief Executive Officer PKP Cargo Moderator: Jakub Wiech, Energetyka24

PANEL [HALL C] Wargames and Simulations as a Tool in Planning the Defence Potential of Poland

Wojciech Zalewski, The Institute of Security and Strategy Foundation FIBiS – Lieutenant General (res.) Bogusław Samol, Former Commander of the MNC NE – Grzegorz Matyasik, Deputy Director of the Department for Defence Analysis, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland – Prof. Andrzej Najgebauer,Faculty of Cybernetics, Military University of Technology (WAT) Moderator: Phd Jacek Raubo, Defence24

12:00 – 12:10



12:10 – 13:30 (80 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Innovation Development for the Defence Sector. The Role of Research Institutes and International Cooperation

Brigadier General Karol Dymanowski, Director of the Armament Policy Department, MoD – Col. Marcin Górka, Space Plenipotentiary, MoD – Piotr Dardziński, President of Łukasiewicz Research Network Przemsyław Kurczewski, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Adam Bartosiewicz, Vice-president, WB Group – representative of Lockheed Martin Monique Brown, Director, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Pursuits Moderator: Jerzy Aleksandrowicz, E&Y

PANEL [HALL B] Poland in the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defence System – Interoperability and User Sovereignty

– Brigadier General Stefan Mordacz, Head of the Department for the Air and Missile Defence – Deputy Inspector for the Armed Service Branches, Polish Armed Forces General Command Col. Romuald Maksymiuk, acting Armament Inspectorate Chaim Moriya, IAI Adrian Monks, MBDA Bill Lamb, Director, Multi-Domain Mission Command Operating Unit, Northrop Grumman Corporation Hubert Stępniewicz, member of the management board of PGZ – Prof. Bogdan Zygmunt, CRW Telesystem-Mesko Moderator: Phd Jacek Raubo, Defence24

CYBERDEFENCE24 PANEL [HALL C] Cybersecurity and Cryptography in the State Service

– Brigadier General Karol Molenda – Head of the National Cyberspace Security Centre (NCBC), MoD plenipotentiary for the creation of Cyber Defence Forces – Robert Kośla, Director of Cyber Security Department, Ministry of Digitral Affairs – Col. Mariusz Chmielewski PhD Eng., Deputy Dean of the Cybernetics Faculty, Military University of Technology (WAT) – Tomasz Zdzikot, President Poczta Polska – Michal Czmoch, President Krypton Polska Moderator: Phd Andrzej Kozłowski, CyberDefence24

13:30 – 14:20 (50 min)



14:20 – 15:30 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Polish Artillery and Anti-Tank Defence in the XXIst Century

Major General Jarosław Gromadziński, Commander of the 18th mechanized division Brigadier General Szymon Koziatek, Head of the Armed Forces Development Planning and Programming Department, General Staff of the Armed Forces (P5/J5) – Brigadier General (res.) Jarosław Wierzcholski – Col. Wojciech Dalka, Program Administration Unit, Rocket and Artillery Forces Department, Land Forces Inspectorate, Armed Forces General Command – Bartłomiej Zając, President of the Management Board, Huta Stalowa Wola S.A. Krzysztof Skrzypiński, WB Group Jan Grabowski, MBDA Gal Papier, Rafael Moderator: Brigadier Goenral (res) Jarosław Wierzcholski

PANEL [HALL B] Polish Armed Forces Helicopter Fleet Development. Challenges and Perspectives

Brigadier General Sławomir Mąkosa, Commander, 1st Army Aviation Brigade Col. Waldemar Bogusławski, Deputy Head of the Armament Inspectorate for the Air and Maritime Systems – representative of Inspectorate of the Air Forces Col. (res.) Wiesław Kałkowski, Former Head of the Airmobile and Motorised Forces, Polish Armed Forces George Adam Hodges, Capture Team Leader Global Sales & Marketing, Vertical Lift Boeing Defense, Space & Security Marco Lupo, President of Leonardo Poland Sp. z o.o. Moderator: Maj (res) Mariusz Kordowski

PANEL HALL C] Common Defence - challenges of common defence and recruitment to the army?

Michał Dworczyk, Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Polish Prime Minister – Wojciech Skurkiewicz, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence Anna Siarkowska, Member of the Parliamentary National Defence Committee – Angieszka Glapiak, Director of the MoND Operational Centre – Major General Wiesław Kukuła, Commander, Territorial Defence Forces – Brigadier General Artur Dębczak, MoD plenipotentiary for implementing the Polish Armed Forces recruitment system Moderator: Piotr Małecki, President Defence24 Sp. z o.o.

15:30 – 15:40



15:40 – 16:50 (70 min)

PANEL [WARSAW HALL] Challenges for the Military Aviation at the NATO Eastern Flank

– Brigadier General Krzysztof Walczak, Chief of Air Force Directorate, Deputy Inspector for Air Force – Brigadier General Ireneusz Starzyński, Commander of the Air Operations Centre, Armed Forces Operational Command – Brigadier General Ireneusz Nowak, Commander of the 2nd Tactical Aviation Wing Jay Annis, International Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation Randy Howard, Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Global Pursuits Krystian Chmielewski, Kongsberg Moderator: Maciej Szopa, Defence24.pl

PANEL [HALL B] Battlefield Becoming Digital. Unmanned & Autonomous Systems and Robots

Professor Hubert Królikowski, Director of the Department for Defence Analysis, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland Lieutenant General Tomasz Piotrowski, Operational Commander of the Armed Forces Major General Stanisław Czosnek, Deputy General Commander of the Polish Armed Forces EngD Józef Wrona, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP Mart Noorma, Science and Development Director MILREM Moderator: Phd Robert Czulda 

16:50 – 17:00




Janusz Cieszyński

Secretary of State, Government Representative for Cybersecurity, Chancellary of the Prime Minister

Gen. Andrzej Reudowicz

Deputy Head of the National Security Bureau

Gen. Karol Molenda

Director of National Cyber Security Centre

Justyna Orłowska

Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for GovTech, Head of the GovTech Center

Płk dr inż. Mariusz Chmielewski

Deputy Director of National Cyber Security Centre, NCBC

Robert Kośla

Cybersecurity Department Director, Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Honorary Patronages

Merit Partners

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