GLOBSEC Forum 2024

The 19th edition of the GLOBSEC Forum is set to captivate the global stage on 30 August – 1 September 2024, in Prague, Czech Republic. The GLOBSEC Forum is renowned for being one of the foremost dialogue platforms in Europe and aims to underscore Central and Eastern Europe’s growing significance in upholding global stability.

The upcoming 19th edition represents the start of a new era for the GLOBSEC Forum. At the very beginning of the fall diplomatic season, GLOBSEC will inaugurate the rotating GLOBSEC Forum, a strategic initiative designed to reflect GLOBSEC’s strong roots and legacy in Central and Eastern Europe. Thus, this year’s edition of the GLOBSEC Forum will be hosted in Prague. At the same time, it will mark the two-decade milestone of EU membership for Central and Eastern European countries, in addition to their 20th and 25th anniversaries in NATO.

FOUR TOPICAL PILLARS

As Ukraine continues its fight against the Russian aggressor, the level of geopolitical instability is on the rise. Escalating conflicts in the Middle East have led to bloodshed, further eroding security in the region. Adding to the complexity, the forthcoming elections on both sides of the Atlantic will significantly shape the future direction of both the European Union and the Transatlantic partnership. As debates continue over how best to address this era of polycrisis and the increasing dominance of geoeconomics and geotechnology, uncertainty remains the only certainty.

GLOBSEC is dedicated to promoting international dialogue and cooperation to enhance global security and prosperity, a commitment that will shape the discussions at the upcoming GLOBSEC Forum. Our discussions will be structured around four key topical pillars:

  • The Future of Security
  • Geopolitics
  • Economy & Business
  • Democracy & Resilience

Inside the pillars, we’ll delve into the outcomes of the NATO Summit and European elections and engage in forward-looking discussions on upcoming global events including the US Presidential election, the BRICS summit and COP29.

AN INTERNATIONAL GATHERING

More than 1,400 participants from over 70 countries are set to engage in the upcoming event. Alongside the main stage sessions, the Forum will feature various side events and exclusive brainstorming sessions, all aimed at generating workable solutions and formulating strategic plans for the future.

SHAPING THE FUTURE

The GLOBSEC Forum is the convergence point for key figures in politics, business, think tanks, NGOs, international organizations, academia, and innovation. Together, they forge pathways towards a future that enriches the lives of today and tomorrow. Over the years, Forum has proudly welcomed a distinguished lineup of guests, comprising of heads of state, global visionaries, and trailblazing thought leaders.

Throughout its history, GLOBSEC’s guests of honour have included Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ursula von der Leyen, Pope Francis, Jens Stoltenberg, Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz, Donald Tusk, Zuzana Čaputová, Karl Nehammer, Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Kersti Kaljulaid, Harjit Sajjan, the late Madeleine Albright, Margrethe Vestager, Joseph Nye, Timothy Garton Ash, Paul Collier, Francis Fukuyama, Brad Smith, and countless other influential stakeholders.

GLOBAL REACH

The GLOBSEC Forum routinely garners extensive international media coverage, with global outlets such as BBC, Euronews, AP, Financial Times, AFP, Euractiv, and Politico, ensuring that the Forum’s discussions resonate on a worldwide scale.

Experience the 19th edition of the GLOBSEC Forum, where we confront the world’s most pressing issues head-on and forge innovative solutions. Stay connected for updates and become a part of the GLOBSEC community!