The 18th edition of the Bratislava Forum is scheduled to take place from May 29 to 31, 2023, in Bratislava, Slovakia. GLOBSEC’s 2023 Bratislava Forum is a leading international strategic conference in a newly divided world. It has established itself as the distinguished platform in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, highlighting the crucial role of CEE in ensuring global stability.
The upcoming GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum will focus on three overarching themes: Continuing Support for Ukraine, Resilience of Europe in the Face of War and Mitigating Global Consequences of Conflict (economic, energy, value chains) through Global Dialogue.
Over a thousand key stakeholders from 65+ countries will gather in Bratislava to generate breakthrough ideas and solutions to tackle the challenges defining the changing global order. Alongside the main sessions, the Forum will organize diverse thematic side events and exclusive brainstorming sessions to address urgent crises and develop long-term strategies.
Political representatives, business leaders, global think tanks, NGO experts, heads of international organizations, thinkers, and innovators will actively shape the future for generations to come. Notable past guests of honor include influential figures such as Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ursula von der Leyen, Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron, Zuzana Čaputová, Karl Nehammer, Olaf Scholz, Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Jens Stoltenberg, Harjit Sajjan, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Kersti Kaljulaid, Madeleine Albright, Margrethe Vestager, Donald Tusk, Joseph Nye, Timothy Garton Ash, Paul Collier, Francis Fukuyama, Brad Smith, and many others.
The Bratislava Forum consistently enjoys substantial international media coverage. Journalists from over 30 countries and live broadcasting ensure the global reach of the Forum’s outcomes.
This 18th edition will witness the largest number of participants in its history, emphasizing the pivotal role of the CEE region in global stability. The Forum’s discussions will seek practical solutions, address urgent crises, and plan long-term strategies for a better future.