In twelve years of its existence, GLOBSEC Forum has grown into one of the top strategic forums worldwide connecting the realms of politics, academia, non-governmental sector and business. Political and social developments in transatlantic area, in the Middle East and other regions underline the demand for a truly global policy-making platform.
GLOBSEC Forum has become an essential meeting place of political and business leaders, visionaries and innovators contributing to the advancement of the world.
The Forum provides a space for both formal and informal discussions seeking solutions and encouraging firm action in the most urgent crises and planning long-term strategies for the future ahead of us.
Hundreds of the most influential statesmen, experts from leading global think-tanks, academia, business leaders, visionaries and innovators will once again come to GLOBSEC Forum to discuss and seek solutions to the most pressing issues of today and of tomorrow. Over the years, GLOBSEC’s guest list has included David Cameron, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Madeleine Albright, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Donald Tusk, Kersti Kaljulaid, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Rose Gottemoeller, David Roberts and other personalities.
GLOBSEC 2018 KEY FEATURES
- The phenomenon of terrorist groups abusing social media platforms and various applications to recruit and radicalise new members and coordinate attacks anywhere in the world has emerged among top security issues with the rising number of deadly attacks on European or American soil. GLOBSEC Forum will connect experts on terrorism, intelligence and social media to seek approaches how to mitigate this threat.
- As instability in the Middle East continues to fuel persistent humanitarian crisis, GLOBSEC Forum will provide platform for strategic discussions of regional and global leaders and experts looking for ways how to lead the region from the quagmire.
- Transatlantic relations have always been a substantial feature of the Forum. After numerous key elections on both sides of the Atlantic, new era of this crucial relationship has started. GLOBSEC Forum will once again connect old partners to discuss our common strategies towards the future.
- Virtual space of the Internet has become a battlefield of ideas where facts get distorted by trolls and propaganda is propelled by automated bots. Technology, while empowering citizens, seems to also be chipping away at democracy. Open societies with democratic political systems and values have become a prey of these predatory tactics. GLOBSEC, developing its own research initiative in the field, will connect experts devising technical measures as well as policies to tackle this issue.
- Recent election results in several key member states of the European Union will significantly shape the future direction of the project of united Europe. Various models are being put on the table while new political leaders raise hopes for the EU to be seen as a solution rather than a problem. GLOBSEC Forum will actively contribute to this mission, inviting these leaders to present their vision of the European future.
- Rise of disruptive technologies penetrating all spheres of societies is poised to profoundly alter the place and purpose of humans in the world of future. While offering effective solutions to numerous challenges, phenomena such as automation and widespread artificial intelligence are causing a discomfort and fear. GLOBSEC Forum will continue to expand its agenda by tackling these long-term trendsetting issues which require holistic approach in order to equip and redefine humanity entering the next phase of its existence.
- Making globalisation work for everyone is at the heart of tackling major global challenges stemming from inequality such as migration or radicalisation. GLOBSEC Forum will debate ways to reinvent multilateral decision-making platforms in order to address these issues via inclusive policies for empowerment of women, sustainable urbanisation, fighting climate change or global trade.