Event Name: Defence Antiterrorism and Security Exhibition
Date: 01-04 June 2022
Venue: 37 Tsar Boris III Obedinitel blvd., 4003 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
THE INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES EXHIBITION ‘HEMUS 2022’ WHO WE ARE“TRADITION, outstanding PERFORMANCE, crisis RESILIENCE”„An Event where the West and the East match interests “„Platform on which the European Union meets its partners “ The biennial specialized International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition “HEMUS” was established in 1995 with a decision of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria to be held at the International Fair Plovdiv venue. “HEMUS-95” Foundation, the Principal of which is the Ministry of Defence, is a member of the Organizing Committee and is responsible for the immediate arrangements of each edition of ‘Hemus’. ‘Hemus’ is focused on equipment and services related to Defence, Antiterrorism and Security with a special accent on Cyber Security, Border Security, Strategic Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Autonomous Systems, Crisis Management, Disaster Response and Civil Protection. In 2022 we are celebrating 27 years of tradition since the exhibition was established in 1995. ‘Hemus 2022’ again is under the auspices of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence and Ministry for Economics and will be held from 1-st to 4-th of June 2022 at the International Fair Plovdiv venue, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Over the course of its 27-year existence, the Exhibition has pursued and achieved its main goal - to give an impetus to the development of the Defence Industry, providing the manufacturers and business people a focal point to showcase armaments and combat equipment along with the whole spectrum of Defence assets. The Forum creates opportunities for the establishment of joint-venture enterprises, maintenance and repair activities and joint innovative Research & Development projects in the area of Defence and security. Since 2011, the concept of the Exhibition has been expanded and enriched to involve three more perspectives: Defence, Antiterrorism and Security. Special role has been assigned to innovations and research and development promoted by scientific conferences, demonstrations and test firings, presentations of academia and higher educational institutions, etc. WHY TO EXHIBIT AT “HEMUS 2022” “HEMUS 2022” delivers a range of opportunities for You• Access to the Bulgarian, European and International Defence and Security Market and the opportunity to explore the potential for business at national, European and international level, interacting directly with Bulgarian, European and International manufacturers and traders;• Equal opportunity to the national and foreign companies for starting new business projects;• Meetings with decision makers and high-level official from variety of national, European and International Organizations and foreign official delegations;• Meetings with national, European and International Procurement Agencies;• Direct contact and commercial meetings with business partners, potential customers, scientific organizations and institutions from Bulgaria and participating countries;• Exploring 3rd party market opportunities;• Demonstrating the full range of your products and services capabilities during live demonstrations and live firings.• Last but not least, in 2020 ‘’HEMUS’’ demonstrated to be one of the few events in the branch worldwide resistant to crises and with a proven ability to be held in conditions of severe anti-epidemic restrictions and economic difficulties assuring not only attractive but also save place and conditions for exhibitors and visitors. WHAT OTHER BENEFITS YOU WILL HAVE AT “HEMUS 2022”Innovations, R&D, Testing and Evaluation, S&T and Education are included as subject section as well. As accompanying events we organize International Scientific Conference with a strong University presence, Industrial Forum, Live Firings and demonstrations. Furthermore, we offer extended opportunities for ‘business-to-business’, ‘business-to-government’ and ‘government-to-government’ meetings and attractive sponsorship packages, tailor-made advertising and PR solution, exhibitor’s presentations, virtual services for our physical exhibitors and potential remote visitors and many others. WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PREVIOUS EDITION ‘HEMUS 2020’The Fourteenth Jubilee edition took place from 30-th September to 3-rd October 2020 at the International Fair Plovdiv. The Event was one of the few worldwide carried out physically in heavy pandemic restrictions and economic difficulties. Despite the complex epidemic and economic situation around the world ‘Hemus 2020’ marked significant growth in all trade parameters compared to the previous edition in 2018. This Edition in 2020 aroused widespread interest and visits from five continents. Notably, we hosted representatives of the Bulgarian state institutions, VIP’s from the European Commission, the European Defence Agency, NATO Agencies, National Armament Directors, Official delegations and guests of the Minister of Defence, many Ambassadors, Defence and Trade attachés from diplomatic missions accredited in Sofia, representatives of the Bulgarian and foreign business. Also, we hosted the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Members of Parliament, Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers, the Chief of Defence, the Chiefs of the Services, Generals, Admirals and many other high-ranking decision-makers. Expanded international participation and the strong international, European and Euro-Atlantic interest in the exhibition have turned it into a high international forum for the realization of interests, in the domains "business to business", "state to state" and "business to state". Traditionally the Exhibition was accompanied by conduction of Live Demonstrations and Static display of armament and equipment of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Interior, Live Firings, International Scientific Conference and Industrial forum. Participation in the Live Firings took number of companies and organizations that have demonstrated the fire power of 24 kinds of new Defence products. Drawing on the accumulated experience and long lasting tradition, relying on established contacts and business relationships with our partners from the EU, NATO and worldwide, recognizing mutual benefits, we look ahead with optimism to the next International Defence Equipment Exhibition “HEMUS 2022”.