WSF 2015 Partners 2016-10-19T08:54:03+00:00

2015 WSF Partners

Main Sponsors

Airbus makes the freedom of flight possible by designing, manufacturing and supporting the world’s best aircraft. Its people around the globe are united by a passion for aviation, as well as their desire to create better, more efficient ways for airlines and passengers to fly.

The company – a division of Airbus Group – helps shape the future of air transportation and drives sustainable growth around the world. Based on a deep understanding of ever-changing market needs, Airbus pioneers technological solutions and seeks the most efficient sourcing and manufacturing possible – so airlines can grow and people can connect.

The Direction des Constructions Navales Services success as an advanced technology company with global reach is built on meeting customer needs by deploying exceptional know-how, unique industrial resources and an ability to develop innovative strategic partnerships.

DCNS designs and builds submarines and surface combatants, develops associated systems and infrastructure, and offers a full range of services to naval bases and shipyards. The Group has also expanded its focus into marine renewable energy.

Aware of its corporate social responsibilities, DCNS is a member of the United Nations Global Compact. The DCNS Group generates annual revenues of €3.1 billion and employs 13130 people.

Lockheed Martin is an American aerospace, defence, security and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. federal government agencies.

MBDA is a world leader in designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) has been developed to International Common Operational Requirements to provide system capabilities not met by fielded air and missile defence systems.

MEADS incorporates the advanced hit-to-kill PAC-3 MSE missile, surveillance and fire control sensors, battle management/communication centers, and high-firepower launchers. It combines superior battlefield protection with unprecedented flexibility that allows it to protect maneuver forces and to provide homeland defence.

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.

SAAB is a long-term partner of Poland with leading-edge solutions to today’s complex defence and security challenges, offering a product portfolio that supports local forces in all domains. SAAB is reinvesting into R&D programmes, supporting technology transfer, and boosting local export markets. The company constantly develops, adapts and improves its capabilities while creating new and better services for the partners and end users around the world.

WB Electronics S.A., the continuator of technological transformation in the Polish army and the defence sector. Operating in the field of specialised electronics and military IT, it has led the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland into the 21st century, setting binding standards in key areas for national security. It is the leader of the WB Group – the largest private defence industry group in Poland. Exporter of concepts and technologies to several dozen countries around the world, including the United States of America. It is guided in its business by innovativeness and the creation of major technological breakthroughs. The business philosophy adopted by us is expressed in a product offer that has incorporated unique solutions on a global scale, implemented in the toughest and most demanding markets.

General Sponsor

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries.  Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

Strategic Sponsor

KONGSBERG is an international technology corporation that delivers advanced and reliable solutions that improve safety, security and performance in complex operations and during extreme conditions. The Group is a customer focused organization with a worldwide performance culture. KONGSBERG works with demanding customers in the global defence, maritime, oil and gas and aerospace industries.

Honorary Patronage

The Constitution gives the Minister of National Defence the right to realize the President’s entitles to the supremacy over the Armed Forces during peace time. The Minister of National Defence manages the activities of the Ministry of Defence and of the Armed Forces directly and with the assistance of the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, the Secretary or Secretaries of State, and the Undersecretaries of State. The Minister of National Defence has all disciplinary powers in relation to all persons in active military service; he cannot transfer these powers to any other person. In relation to persons on active military service, the Minister’s decisions have the power of a military order.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a government agency providing comprehensive support to the minister competent for: foreign affairs, matters associated with Poland’s membership of the European Union. The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to pursue the interests of the Republic of Poland through European and global cooperation for security, democracy and development.

Institutional Partners

Amicus Europae is a foundation established by former President of Poland Aleksander Kwaśniewski.  Its main goals are to propagate ideas of European integration, Neighbourhood Policy, Polish output, reinforcement of the democratic principles, and co-operation between states.

Freedom Institute (Instytut Wolności) is an independent Polish think tank focused on energy security, the free market, improving modern education, and extending cooperation between countries.

Jagello 2000 is civic association, specializing the field of communication strategy within the membership of the North Atlantic Alliance and of security policy, with the aim of informing the public about transatlantic relations and security politics.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is an international organization whose aim is to serve as a forum and source of ideas for strengthening transatlantic cooperation with particular focus on issues related to Poland and Central Europe as well as to the U.S. and European Union.

The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

The Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation – PAUCI was established in April 2005 as a legacy organization to the Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative. Since 1999, this initiative served as a unique tri-lateral program aimed at sharing the best practices of Poland´s successful transition from a centrally planned economy to a liberal, market-oriented democracy.

The mission of the PAUCI Foundation is to build the capacity of Ukraine to integrate more closely with the European Union and NATO through the application of Polish and European experience and to facilitate extensive cross-border dissemination of knowledge and experience in key areas that impact human capital and civil society.

DemosEuropa is an independent international research institution which aims to provide strategic insights into key aspects of the European Union, and the functioning of its institutions and its policies. It seeks to formulate answers to the challenges facing the European Union, its member states, and its citizens.

Human Resources Partner

The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats – is a nationwide non-governmental organization that brings together young people, students and graduates of a number of Polish and foreign universities, who have defined career ambitions of working in an international environment.

The vast majority of nearly 100 members of the PFYD are people with experience in national and international non-governmental organizations as well as, employees of the Polish public administration and the European Union institutions. The PFYD was established in 2002 and since then has been achieving its goals and objectives through Regional Representations based in Cracow, Lublin, Lodz, Poznan, Tricity and Warsaw.

Logistics Partner

Opel was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1862 and is one of Europe’s largest automakers. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall sell over one million vehicles annually. This made it the third-largest passenger car brand in the European Union in 2014.

Opel invests in future growth and is conducting the largest model offensive in its history. The company will introduce 29 new models from 2016 to 2020. Opel reached a milestone of the model offensive this year with the introduction of the new Astra compact car. The new Astra is a quantum leap in terms of efficiency, connectivity and innovative features. More than that Opel has successfully entered new segments with vehicles such as the compact Mokka SUV, the small lifestyle ADAM and the elegant Cascada convertible.

Opel’s aim is to deliver high-tech for all customers in all segments – at affordable prices. The company makes German engineering expertise available for a broad spectrum of the population and surprises with innovative features previously only known from higher segments. The all-new Astra for example offers innovative assistance systems as well as the glare-free full-LED matrix light IntelliLux LED®.

The brand sees itself as a pioneer for the digital connection between humans and cars and sets new standards in the volume segment with the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar, which will turn new Opel cars into a 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot. On its way to becoming a provider of mobility services, Opel introduced innovative concepts such as the peer-to-peer car-sharing-app CarUnity.

Opel is part of General Motors and is headquartered in Rüsselsheim. The company operates ten plants and four development and test centers in seven European countries. Opel/Vauxhall employs around 34,500 people in Europe, with more than 16,500 in Germany. Opel and Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries.

The plant was built in a record time of just 22 months and began producing components in April 1998. Just four months later, production expanded to assembling cars and when the first Astra Classic rolled off the line.

The plant is one of the largest foreign investors in Silesia; its presence has contributed to the economic awakening of this region.

The Gliwice plant uses state-of-the-art production systems. High quality of products is achieved with the environmental impact taken into account. For this reason the plant has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environment Protection Management System conforming to state-of-the-art ISO 9001-2000 and ISO 14001 standards.

Between its opening in 1998 and April 2015, it manufactured 2 million cars. Since September 2015 the plant is proud of producing the new Opel Astra V.

The official air carrier

The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to. It was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. It unites the most respected airlines.

Media Partners

The TVP INFO is a dynamic rolling news TV channel, providing viewers constant access to the information from Poland and around the world. It follows the current politics, social affairs, economy and cultural events, sports news and the weather.

The TVP INFO  provides viewers with the comments and analyses of the key events.

On daily basis the Channel invites the politicians, experts, athletes, artists and social affair specialists to let them exchange their views and opinions on current problems.

With a team of the reporters working throughout Poland, TVP INFO provides with the first-hand information and last minute live reports.

Our foreign correspondents keep an eye on the international affairs and are always in those places in the world where the news are taking a place.

Polska Zbrojna (Armed Poland) is a monthly magazine concerning
topics of interest to soldiers and the military. These topics include international security, national strategy, and strategies of war, both modern and historic. Polska Zbrojna is issued by the Polish Army and is written by both military and civilian personnel.

Defence24.pl is a Polish news website covering defense and security affairs. The analists writing for this website are experienced in the field of security. It has also the English language version of a website – Defence24.com.

Nowa Technika Wojskowa – ‘New Military Technology’ is the most influential monthly military magazine in Poland. As the leading title of the Magnum-X publishing house, it has built its reputation during 24 years of existence on the Polish market. The magazine covers the most important problems and events on the military market, from the technical, industrial and political side. Continuous cooperation with foreign partners and constant collaboration with Polish Armed Forces helped New Military Technology to become a significant impact factor with an extensive reach out, that is definitely the strongest asset of the magazine.

Parabellum is an independent strategic magazine concerning polish defence and security as well as international affairs. Authors of published articles are experts in field of security, politicians and diplomats.

Media Patronage

Rzeczpospolita is one of the most widely read and frequently quoted daily newspapers in Poland, with an audience including business leaders, professors and politicians. It is known for presenting current economic information and political analysis.

TVN24 Biznes i Świat (TVN24 Bussines and World) is a new Polish, 24/7, TV station, informating about global and national economy and also about world events and international affairs. It is known from its ones of the best programmes about contemporary world affairs and crises.

Polish Press Agency (PAP) is the one of the largest trusted largest trusted news sources in Poland, contributing to other major media outlets’ coverage of global events. Established in 1918, under the name Polish Telegraphic Agency, PAP is still is among the most highly regarded sources of information in Poland.

Defence24.pl is a Polish news website covering defense and security affairs. The analists writing for this website are experienced in the field of security. It has also the English language  version of a website – Defence24.com.

Media Patronage

Rzeczpospolita is one of the most widely read and frequently quoted daily newspapers in Poland, with an audience including business leaders, professors and politicians. It is known for presenting current economic information and political analysis.

TVN24 Biznes i Świat (TVN24 Bussines and World) is a new Polish, 24/7, TV station, informating about global and national economy and also about world events and international affairs. It is known from its ones of the best programmes about contemporary world affairs and crises.

Polish Press Agency (PAP) is the one of the largest trusted largest trusted news sources in Poland, contributing to other major media outlets’ coverage of global events. Established in 1918, under the name Polish Telegraphic Agency, PAP is still is among the most highly regarded sources of information in Poland.

Defence24.pl is a Polish news website covering defense and security affairs. The analists writing for this website are experienced in the field of security. It has also the English language  version of a website – Defence24.com.