Why Exhibit with the Lead Nation in the USA Partnership Pavilion?

What will this mean for you?
• More participation from the highest  levels of the United States government 
• Extra exposure to show visitors
• More U.S. aircraft on static display
• Join our USA hosted VIP events
• Take part in a gift presentation from the USA to the highest ranking Polish dignitary attending
• Opportunity to share your thoughtleadership in our presentation area
• Enhanced exhibitor visibility options


U.S. companies have invested heavily in the Polish economy since the late 1980s, when the country began its transition to a democracy and market-driven economy. As prosperity returned to the country, MSPO, as a vital meeting place for the exchange of information and technology within the NATO community, grew as well.


For more than a decade, Kallman Worldwide has been active in supporting American participation in MSPO. Poland has named the United States as the "Lead Nation" for MSPO 2019 for the first time since 2007. This experience translates in valuable ways to the benefit of American exhibitors at this year’s show.

Why Exhibit at MSPO 2019?

There are many good reasons why MSPO ranks as a major mid-European marketplace for defense equipment, and each in turn adds to its attraction for American manufacturers seeking sales in this highly competitive environment.

Poland’s membership in NATO provides opportunities for U.S. equipment providers to contribute to the ongoing modernization of its armed forces. While the country is committed to meeting NATO’s goal of 2% of GDP (± $9.8 billion) devoted to defense, the government announced its intent to increase defense spending to 2.5% of GDP.


The Polish military is continuously undergoing changes intended to transform it into a more capable and mobile force, compatible with NATO troops. Change touches on every area of operation: force structure, staff organizations, training programs, doctrine and security procedures.

Currently, Poland has 75 active Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases valued at some $5 billion. The country has received more than $473 million in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) grants as well as a $3.8 billion US-backed loan, to help fund NATO force goals and national procurement requirements. This aid has focused primarily on F-16 fighter aircraft, C-130 transport aircraft, HMMV’s, tactical radios, Scan Eagle and support for Perry-Class frigates and SH-2G helicopters. Additionally, the Ministry of Defense is planning to spend more than $14.5 billion to acquire new weapons and military equipment from 2017 to 2022.

The 2017 edition of MSPO hosted more than 600 exhibitors and almost 40,000 visitors, including 67 delegations from 43 countries, participation that attracted the attention and attendance of numerous state authorities and officials including the National Defence Minister, the Deputy MOD Minister, the Minister of Development and Republic of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda who said, notably, “Now, as the Polish Army is being modernized I watched the exhibition with particular interest . . . first and foremost as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. I want the best equipment available, of adequate value for money so that it serves the purpose of securing Polish soldiers safety.”

No wonder savvy American defense marketers have set their sights on MSPO.


Experience more of what you're going for at MSPO 2019!

Kallman Worldwide creates unique opportunities for you to strengthen business relationships in Poland by maximizing your impact at MSPO 2019! Learn about our exclusive program features here, and start planning to take advantage of them there.

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Meet Your Team

Carolyn Carniaux Project Manager

Carolyn Carniaux

Project Manager


I have the pleasure to work with a team of dedicated experts who represent both internal and external stakeholders. It is my job to ensure that the ball is moving forward to the collective goal of an overall successful show for U.S. International Pavilion exhibitors. In planning, we usually hit both bumps and smooth patches along the way – much like the actual roads we travel in the diverse and exciting destinations we work in across the globe!

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Sales Manager

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Nancy Villari

Nancy Villari

Project Coordinator


I’ve worked at Kallman Worldwide for the past nine years, and have enjoyed traveling to different parts of the globe, meeting people and learning about their lifestyles. My job allows me to interact and assist companies to make their trade show experience easy and trouble-free. Love my job!

Samantha Eichmann

Project Coordinator



As Kallman Worldwide's newest Project Coordinator, I've enjoyed learning the "ins" and "outs" of the trade show business over the last year. When I'm not at my desk caffeinating and singing along to country music, you can find me outside on a run, or in the kitchen baking something sweet!

Sharon Slender, Senior Operations Specialist

Sharon Slender

Senior Operations Specialist

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In the trade show industry for over 34 years and still love giving exhibitors the “wow” factor to help them accomplish their marketing message with their booth design.