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Dates Announced For HEMUS 2024

HEMUS, the Bulgarian International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition, is held every two years at the International Fair Plovdiv expo centre [© Bob Morrison]

The Organising Committee for the preparation of HEMUS has decided to hold the XVIth consecutive edition of the Bulgarian defence exhibition.


Press Release, Plovdiv, 11 November 2022: The Organising Committee for the preparation of the International Defence Equipment and Service Exhibition – HEMUS – has decided to hold the XVIth consecutive edition of the exhibition.

We inform our current and future exhibitors, guests and visitors that the XVIth consecutive edition of the International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition, ХЕМУС 2024 / HEMUS 2024, will be held in the period from 5 to 8 June 2024 in the International Fair Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

In 2024, after more than 29 years of growing experience, during which the main characteristics of the exhibition such as TRADITION, growing SUCCESS and RESILIENCE to crises were strengthened, we will once again offer unique opportunities to create new contacts, strengthen relations between business partners, governmental and non-governmental organisations, presenting innovative solutions for products and services in the field of defence and security, sharing knowledge and experience, concluding commercial agreements, etc.

Outdoor displays at HEMUS 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

It is important to note that the successfully held two editions of the exhibition after 2020 in conditions of crises of a different nature, give us the confidence that HEMUS 2024 will achieve its goals for thedevelopment of the defence industry, the security sector and the Armed Forces of Bulgaria, being a reliable partner of state institutions, Bulgarian and international companies from the defence industry, foreign guests and diplomatic representatives, scientific institutions and the academic community.

As an EU and NATO member state, we offer an equal conditions for the presentation of new and innovative defence and security products and services and would like to encourage participation of exhibitors andvisitors from both EU and non-EU member states and from different continents.

The upcoming edition will again be held under the auspices and with the active support of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Economy of Bulgaria. The motto of the exhibition remains Defence, Antiterrorism and Security, however the subject sections are updated, focusing on Cyber Security, Border Security, Strategic Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Unmanned Autonomous Systems, Crisis Management, Disaster Response and Civil Protection. R&D, Testing and Evaluation, S&T and Education are included as subject domains as well.

Indoor stand at HEMUS 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

The main accompanying events are defined as:

  • XIIth International Scientific Conference;
  • Industrial Forum;
  • Live Firings at Zmejovo Central Artillery Technical Test Range;
  • Live Demonstrations and Static Display of Capabilities of the Bulgarian and Allied Armed Forces and other governmental bodies with responsibilities in the field of the national security as well.

The HEMUS-95 Foundation is set for immediate organiser of the XVIth edition of IDEE HEMUS 2024 with key partners, the International Fair Plovdiv, JSC and the Bulgarian Defence Industry Association. A number of structures from the Ministry of Defence have also been assigned functions and responsibilities for the preparation of HEMUS 2024 and all accompanying events.


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