2014 WSF Partners

Strategic Partner

National Security Bureau (BBN) is a government agency providing aid and support to the President of Poland in executing security and defence issues. BBN fulfils the tasks entrusted by the President, who acts as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the guarantor of the continuity of the State authority.

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.

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.

The European Academy of Diplomacy (EAD) is the first non-governmental, non-for-profit diplomatic academy in Europe, with a mission of shaping, sharpening and inspiring a new generation of enlightened international leaders.

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.

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.

Polish Institute of Economic Studies (PIMG) is a non-governmental, research analytics centre, which strives for the enhancement of social knowledge about economics and law. By organizing projects, research and social campaigns, PIMG helps to improve collective social consciousness.

The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) is a leading Central European think tank that positions itself between the world of politics and independent analysis. PISM provides analytical support to decision-makers and diplomats, initiates public debate, and disseminates expert knowledge about contemporary international relations. The work of PISM is guided by the conviction that the decision-making process in international relations should be based on knowledge that comes from reliable and valid research.

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.

Main Sponsors

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.

Grupa Azoty is the largest Polish and one of the largest European chemical companies. It sells products in over fifty countries worldwide and offers a wide range of chemical products from OXO alcohols and plasticizers to pigments.

WSF2014 Sponsors

Lockheed Martin is an American aerospace, defense, 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.

WB Electronics is one of the leading companies of the Polish defence industry and a major supplier for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland for more than fifteen years. They focus on developing new radio communication technology, encryption, UAVs, gun automation and C4I solutions.

United Technologies is an American multinational conglomerate which serves customers in the commercial aerospace, defense and building industries and ranks among the world’s most respected and innovative companies.

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.

Thales is a French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets.

Catering Sponsor

WARS is a Polish dining service, established 65 years ago, that excels in the area of gastronomy and in the hotel sector.

Clothing Sponsors

PAWO is one of Poland’s leading menswear companies. Since its establishment in 2002, It has aimed to provide a new kind of men’s style, offering suits, jackets and ties in unconventional styles and colors. PAWO has grown rapidly, and now has almost 30 stores throughout Poland.

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 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.

Nowoczesna Armia (Modern Army) is a publication distributed with Rzeczpospolita, it is therefore the most widely circulated Polish newspaper about security and defence matters. The publication focuses on security issues, the technical needs of contemporary armies, the defence industry and other issues associated with defence policy.

Polskie Radio (Polish Radio) is Poland’s national radio service. It broadcasts on several stations, including PR24 and Jedynka (news and information), Trójka and Czwórka (musicand entertainment) and Dwójka (culture). Polskie Radio also has a foreign language station called External. This provides broadcasts in English, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian. Polskie Radio was established in 1925 and has been broadcasting continuously since then, with the exception of the Second World War period.

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 personel.

The Warsaw Voice is the first-of-its-kind, English-language magazine issued monthly in Poland.  Since its establishment in 1988, the mission of its writers has been to provide reliable, objective and up-to-date information about Polish issues to English-speakers living in Poland and abroad.