Except for the panels strictly connected to defence, one of them (the panels) was devoted to cooperation of the defence industry with universities and enterprises. Moreover, the Forum was an opportunity for getting acquainted with the latest solutions of the defence industry. The event was organised by the Polish Naval Academy under the honorary auspices of governmental institutions including the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, the Ministry of National Defence, the National Security Bureau and the MPs involved in national defence. The Maritime University of Szczecin was represented by Maciej Gucma, PhD. Eng.