Audience profile


GSOF Symposium Europe is open to all stakeholders with a genuine role or interest in special operations forces. The event boasts a diverse agenda packed with high-ranking speakers and extensive networking opportunities.

Previous events have attracted in excess of 400 attendees, with further growth anticipated in Warsaw 2020.

More than 40% of the audience is comprised of active, serving military personnel. Other attendees include police, government civilians, industry, academia, trade press, and non-governmental organisations.

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Countries represented (2019)

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States


Registration for industry, government and military visitors will open in spring 2020. Further information on pricing and availability will be released in due course. In the meantime, you can register your interest to ensure you are kept up to date with the latest announcements.

Media registration

The Global SOF Foundation welcomes professional media to cover their events.

The event organisers require proof of employment as a member of the media to make certain that only qualified media receive media credentials and gain access to event sessions and the exhibit hall. It is required that media credentials are presented such as, press passes, business cards, letters of verification and other identification (i.e. a copy of a publication sample editorial work and/or name on the masthead, a link to an article previously written, etc.) be provided when preregistering, registering onsite or when picking up a preregistered media/press badge.