GLOBSEC Tatra Summit (5 – 6 October 2018) is a prominent annual conference on the most pressing European political, economic and financial issues. Its goal is simple but ambitious – to help shape the future of Europe. Since its foundation, the Tatra Summit has become an indispensable meeting place for hundreds of government and EU representatives, as well as experts from business and non-governmental sectors. Over the years, it has made a significant contribution to defining the challenges facing Europe and further afield and discussing possible solutions. This year’s 7th edition carries on this tradition in the Tatra Summit’s newly established home in the snow capped Tatra Mountains.

Ideas for Testing Times

While Europe has experienced modest economic growth in recent years, there are issues on the horizon that could derail progress. These include the structure of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, EU institutional reforms and Brexit. That’s why financing Europe’s future, promoting convergence, smart industries, innovative energy and labour markets are among the main topics to be discussed at GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018.

Honouring Strong Leadership

Building upon past tradition, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018 will welcome a guest of honour to deliver an inspiring Annual Speech on the future of Europe. Recognising the importance of strong leadership in these turbulent and fragmented times, we will present our esteemed guest with the GLOBSEC European Award during the Summit’s Gala Dinner.

Joining Dots, Connecting Experts

GLOBSEC Tatra Summit is an established platform for bringing together senior policymakers, leading business figures and visionaries from academia and non-governmental organisations. Previous high-profile guests include Wolfgang Schäuble, Mateusz Morawiecki, Roy Perticucci, Gordon Bajnai, Maroš Šefčovič, Kristalina Georgieva, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Pierre Moscovici, Valdis Dombrovskis, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Jean Arthuis, Werner Hoyer, Vazil Hudák, Jean-Claude Piris, Arthur Laffer, Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Tomáš David and Jörg Asmussen. We look forward to regularly updating you on who will be attending GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018.

At the Heart of the High Tatras

GLOBSEC Tatra Summit once again returns to Štrbské Pleso, a resort located in Slovakia’s majestic High Tatra Mountains. The relaxed and informal atmosphere makes the Summit the ideal place for discussions between private and public sector actors, as well as numerous opportunities for an informal programme on the side of the conference.