Warsaw Security Forum
The Warsaw Security Forum, established in 2014, is an international conference taking place in Fall in Warsaw. Since the first edition, the Forum was the meeting place of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and military personnel from NATO, EU, and beyond.
With every year the conference grows stronger, offering discussion and networking platform to over 1300 participants each year, including more than 120 world-class speakers, over 100 journalists, and leading defence companies. The overall outreach of the Forum worldwide via media and social-media has grown to more than 11 million recipients. The Forum is an outcome of cooperation with leading American and European think tanks and institutions with strategic partnership with National Security Bureau to the President of the Republic of Poland and NATO.
The 2019 edition of the Forum will be focused on several issues including the 70th anniversary of NATO, 10 years of the Eastern Partnership project, 20th anniversary of Polish membership in NATO, and 15 years of Polish membership in the EU. The 2019 WSF will be also celebrating the 100 years of the Polish-American diplomatic relations with the United States as the guest country of the Forum. The Forum has received patronages of number of Polish institutions, including the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Digital Affairs, Ministry of Energy, and Ministry of Infrastructure.
Traditionally, the Warsaw Security Forum is divided into three break-out session tracks that together establish a framework for the intellectual exchange during the Forum, as well as plenary sessions. With the plenary sessions focused predominantly on issues of grand strategy and broadly defined future of international order, the break-out sessions are concentrated on a somewhat more detailed set of issues relating to current and future state of the international security architecture. This framework is complemented by a number of side events, including by invitation only meetings between experts, representatives of business, and government stakeholders. Those events include executive dialogues, round table, as well as B2B and B2G format meetings.
- Jacek Czaputowicz – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
- Linas Linkevičius – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania
- Edgars Rinkēvičs – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Latvia
- Moderator: Corinna Hörst – President, Women in International Security, Brussels (WIIS)
- Lt. Gen. Rajmund T. Andrzejczak – Chief of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces, Poland
- Michael Carpenter – Senior Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (2015 – 2017), USA
- Jamie Shea – Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges (2010-2018), NATO
- Alina Inayeh – Director, Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, GMF of the US
- Moderator: Michał Baranowski – Director of Warsaw Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Poland
Session in partnership with the German Marshall Fund (GMF), USA