Event: MSPO

Location: Kielce, Poland

Date of Event: 09/01/2014-09/04/2014

Products: Military, Defense

Project Officer: Mary Lynn Landgraf 202-482-7909

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MSPO 2014

Trade Fair: MSPO 2014 Location: Kielce, Poland Dates: September 1st-4th, 2014

Show Description: Held annually in Kielce, Poland, MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition is the world’s largest international trade show in Central and Eastern Europe for the defense and security industries. It is one of Europe’s three largest trade shows dedicated to the defense sector. Poland is major recipient of FMS funding and one of the fastest growing textiles markets. MSPO is a platform for manufacturers, retailers and designers to create new business opportunities on a global level.

Visitors: Approximately 13,000 visitors came to the MSPO 2013 trade fair. Furthermore, the 2013 MSPO show was attended by the President of Poland, Polish Defense Minister, Polish Foreign Affairs Minister, and other distinguished diplomats and politicians.

Exhibitors: Over 400 exhibitors from 23 countries were attracted to MSPO 2013. The show attracts buyers from throughout the region and represents an excellent venue for U.S. companies in the sectors of defense and security textiles.

Amenities: The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce will feature a catalog/sample booth at MSPO 2013. Included in the package of services are the collections of leads that will be sent to each company in a spreadsheet after the show, promotion of samples on-site and the opportunity for pre- concurrent and post-show publicity for your company. The comprehensive pavilion package includes a cost-effective 9 sq. meter booth with multiple amenities priced at around 5,000 Euros.

Cost: OTEXA Sample Booth participation is $950 and limited to 10 US companies. For other companies who may seek to have their own booth, please contact Ms. Katarzyna Prostak, MSPO Project Director at prostak.k@targikielce.pl or at +48413651298.

Why Should You Exhibit: MSPO 2014 is a meeting place for buyers from all over the world and consequently offers new points of contact to highly promising business regions in a country with one of the fastest growing textile markets.

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The Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), of the U.S Department of Commerce participated for the first time in the MSPO trade show, held from September 1st - September 4th in Kielce, Poland. MSPO, now in its 22nd annual edition, is one of the three largest trade shows in Europe dedicated to the defense sector. MSPO focuses on Central and Eastern European defense and security industries.
This year, the show welcomed over 15,000 visitors from the global defense and security industries, as well as 500 exhibitors from 27 countries. 12 U.S. textile companies participated in the show and were exposed, through OTEXA, to buyers from Eastern and Central Europe. MSPO generated 88 leads for the 12 participating companies. The U.S Sample Booth participants were – Apex Mills, Auburn Manufacturing, Inc., Bernard Cap Company, Cockpit USA, Flying Circle Bag Co., Forceprotector Gear LLC., Infrastructure Defense Technologies, Invista-Cordura Brand Fabrics, Milliken & Company, Navajo Fabrics, Propper International and TACARM, LLC. Two of the 12 companies are new-to-OTEXA and new-to-market. All 12 companies are new-to-show and 11 are new-to-market.

The MSPO show helped U.S participants achieve brand recognition, valuable trade contacts and potential future sales in the Eastern and Central European markets.