- "Future Armed Forces 2040", 26 - 27 September 2017, Central Military Club, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Defense Advanced Research Institute (DARI) of G. S. Rakovski National Defense College
- To stimulate expert discussions on emerging security challenges and to encourage the process of concept and doctrine development of future warfare;
- To propose effective ways and means for building integrated capabilities of future armed forces to counter new threats;
- To encourage cooperation between the security sector and the industry sector in building capabilities for the future armed forces.