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GDH 2024

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Global Defence Helicopter

The 11th Global Defence Helicopter (GDH) meeting takes place in Warsaw, Poland over the 22 – 24 October 2024, building on last year’s success when we welcomed over 700+ representatives from 50 NATO and friendly nations.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, terrorism, migration and human trafficking, the challenge of China’s international policies, cyber and other asymmetric threats, rapid advances in space, and climate change are some of the current NATO challenges. The endorsement by its 30 member nations of the NATO 2030 agenda has global implications hence increased dialogue and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region and strengthened engagement far beyond the Euro-Atlantic area.

With speed of response and tactical agility being at the heart of solutions to many of these defence and security challenges, rotary wing aviation – crewed and increasingly uncrewed – remains a critical capability for militaries of all sizes and capabilities.

It is therefore with pleasure that Global Defence Helicopter will return once again to Warsaw. Geographically at the heart of NATO’s response to Russian posturing towards Eastern Europe, Poland is also midway through a €43.2bn Technical Modernisation Plan for its armed forces, setting the standard for defence acquisition to counter modern as well as more traditional threats.

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2024 Conference Agenda

Our 2024 conference programme will be the biggest and most comprehensive to-date. It is currently in production and will be available in Spring 2024.

Over 700 military helicopter professionals joined our plenary keynotes in 2023, the largest gathering of it's kind under one roof in Europe.

We then offer an unprecedented level of insight via three dedicated conference streams, each with a specific theme and topic focus.


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Exhibition & Sponsorship

Get involved with Global Defence Helicopter 2024:

Private Briefing - Host an invited audience for 90 minutes addressing a topic of your choice.

Exhibition - Your own dedicated demonstration and meeting point at the event.

Branding - We have multiple opportunities to raise your brand awareness at the event.


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Join us in Warsaw, Poland on 22 - 24 October 2024 for our 11th iteration of Global Defence Helicopter 

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Launch a product, share a case study or showcase your solutions at your exhibition stand. Find out how you can engage our audience of military and governmental end users at our events

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Military personnel, governmental and other end-users are invited to speak at our events on an Invitation only basis. Fill out our form through the link to be considered.

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2023 Speakers




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GDH Insights Report

The Global Defence Helicopter 2023 Insights Report is brought to you by Defence Leaders. The objective of the report is to provide an insight into the key challenges, opportunities and future considerations of rotary wing personnel who participated at the Global Defence Helicopter 2023 Event.

The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views and positions of any organisations they represent. 

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2023 Video Highlights

GDH 2023 was an unprecedented success, with over 800 rotary wing professionals from both military and industry organisations in attendance.

The sold-out exhibition featured 90 leading companies offering solutions for a wide variety of applications.

See what you missed or remind yourself of what took place at the highlight event for the military helicopter community in 2023.



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