SHAPING THE FUTURE OF EUROPE

Inspiring, relaxed and with the aim to have a profound impact on European policy, this is the face of the 8th edition of GLOBSEC Tatra Summit. Held in an informal and hospitable setting in the High Tatra mountains, it has become an indispensable meeting place of key governmental and EU decision makers, experts and top business representatives.

CONNECTING THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

Representing one of the leading platforms in Europe, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit has built a community of top statesmen, high-level private sector representatives, visionaries, experts from the most influential European organisations and academia. Over the years, the guest list has included personalities such as Wolfgang Schäuble, Kristalina Georgieva, Mateusz Morawiecki, Olaf Scholz, Bruno Le Maire, Margrethe Vestager, Andreas Treichl, Gordon Bajnai, Maroš Šefčovič, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Pierre Moscovici, Valdis Dombrovskis, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Werner Hoyer, Vazil Hudák, Arthur Laffer and many others.

CHALLENGES OF TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND 

This year is shaping up to become one of the most turbulent years in the history of the European integration project. With the uncertain shadow of Brexit threatening the very foundations of the Union, Europe is bracing itself for a fresh political cycle that is set to define the new political balance and priorities for the next 5 years. Populism and nationalism are fuelling international trade confrontation. Tatra Summit 2019 will not only discuss how to overcome the issues and challenges of today, but also how to think ahead and boost European competitiveness. Research and innovation are fields that the Union needs to dominate to become a global leader. Capital Markets Union is required to mobilize private investment to fuel growth. How can the EU become a digital superpower while protecting the consumers?

HONOURING LEADERSHIP AND VISION

By utilizing the traits of strong leadership and bold vision to navigate us through these fragmented times, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit holds to its tradition of presenting
a prominent guest with the GLOBSEC European Award. Recognised at a high-profile Gala Dinner, the guest of honour will deliver an inspiring Annual Speech on Europe offering valuable insights on the challenges which will shape Europe’s future in the years ahead. The GLOBSEC Business Award recognises extraordinary European business leaders who made significant contributions to economic growth, sustainability and competitiveness. Through this award, we aim to show our utmost support, respect and admiration towards the business community and their contribution to upholding the European values on the global stage.

TATRA SUMMIT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Once again, GLOBSEC Tatra Summit will host a unique group of young professionals and experts under Tatra Summit Young Professionals program. By aiming at improving their professional skills, Tatra Summit Young Professionals program engages young generation into the policy-shaping debates concerning the challenges faced by the EU. Young professionals can fully benefit from networking opportunities and relationships building not only with their peers, but as well with senior policy makers.

DISCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF SLOVAK MOUNTAINS

Surrounded by the majestic nature of the High Tatras, together with a truly relaxed, informal and intimate atmosphere, Štrbské Pleso proved ideally placed to become the home of GLOBSEC Tatra Summit for the years to come. What is more, by offering a platform for even closer cooperation between private and public sector, as part of the formal as well as informal programme of the conference, the Summit is unrivalled as the place to be this October.