Delegates of IFHEMA member federations gathered in Athens on 2 December 2017 for the 4th regular session of the General Assembly. Their mission was to represent their national federations, to present the latest updates of HEMA in their countries, to discuss the issues they are dealing with on national and international level and to aid in the dissemination and evolution of Historical European Martial Arts.

Sadly, this year Spain decided to leave IFHEMA, but Sweden and its Swedish HEMA Federation instead joined.

The host of the event was the Greek IFHEMA member, HFHEMA (Hellenic Federation of Historical European Martial Arts) located in Athens, Greece.