Uniting the global community of special operations forces

GSOF Symposium Europe is a conference and exhibition which brings international SOF stakeholders together to network, explore topical developments and do business. The next edition will be held on 4-6 October 2022 at the HungExpo in Budapest, Hungary.



Who attends GSOF Symposium Europe?

Who attends GSOF Symposium Europe?


SOF-related attendees


Participating organisations
Become an exhibitor

Become an exhibitor

  • "The successful launch of the European SOF Symposium and the dedicated following that it has already secured, has demonstrated a greater appetite for this event for the future. Clarion’s established reputation within the defence community for executing high quality events will enable us to take this event to the next level.”
    Meaghan Keeler-Pettigrew
    COO, Global SOF Foundation
  • "The 2021 symposium will fulfil our collective desire to execute a world-class event to highlight Poland’s important contributions to European security and the significance of special operations forces globally."
    Tracy Bebbington
    Event Director, Clarion Defence & Security
  • "GSOF Symposium Europe is an extraordinarily important forum to discover cool technology and connect with industry and coalition partners on a level you cannot achieve at larger conferences."​​​​
    Sam Havelock
  • "We have developed excellent relationships with Polish special forces and key regional defence ministers who have offered outstanding support. While it was disappointing to defer the event until October 2021, we look forward to joining belated Centennial celebrations of Poland’s famous victory in the Battle of Warsaw."
    Stu Bradin
    President/CEO, Global SOF Foundation
  • "An event like this is very important, allowing us to meet new international businesses that need the type of services we provide. It also helps us to network with like-minded businesses and like-minded people to support our core business activities."​​​​
    Robert Akin
    CEO, Crisis Response Company