The European Special Operations Forces (SOF) community will convene in Hungary, Budapest next month at the special invitation of the Minister of Defence of Hungary, to put the county’s SOF requirements and capabilities in the spotlight.
The requirements of the Hungarian SOF (HUNSOF) will focus discussions in the Symposium, particularly in the government-only seminar (day one). Attendees will hear opening remarks from Lieutenant General Zsolt Sándor, Deputy Commander, Hungarian Defence Forces; followed by a session on Insight on Hungarian Funding and Acquisition Processes from Dr. Gáspár Maróth, Government Commissioner of Hungary.
The requirements of the HUNSOF will further shape discussions on the exhibition show floor, where defence companies will align their technologies with the HUNSOF capabilities catalogue, compiled and published by the GSOF Foundation specifically for the 2022 event.
The Global SOF Symposium Europe is every time a major forum to discuss current topics such as facilitation of defence acquisition processes and the empowerment of SOF in the near-future security environment.
We look forward to connecting with our Partner Nations’ defence companies in order to modernize our forces and fill capability gaps to confront emerging threats.
Commander of Hungarian Defence Forces, Lt Gen Ruszin-Szendi
Hungary is honored to be a part of the larger NATO allied SOF Community and participate in its future growth. This event will highlight the strides we have made in this area, also placing a focus on our regional SOF partners.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of Defence, Hungary
GSOF Symposium Europe 2022 attendees will include military and government visitors from more than 25 nations, along with more than 500 industry and educational stakeholders. Across the three-day event, high-ranking speakers will give their perspective on topical issues affecting European SOF today and in the future. Visitors will also get to grips with the latest technology developments from leading industry players on the exhibition show floor, and benefit from extensive networking opportunities.
The Global SOF Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to build and grow an international network of military, government, commercial and educational stakeholders in order to advance SOF capabilities and partnerships to confront global and networked threats.