Laying the foundations for a safer, more prosperous, and resilient world
The 15th edition of GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum will be taking place from 7 to 8 October 2020 in Grand Hotel River Park Bratislava. The Forum will be held for the first time in a hybrid format allowing hundreds of the most influential heads of state, business leaders, innovators, and experts from leading global think tanks, NGOs, and international organizations to participate both in-person and digitally.
Would the world not be shattered by the coronavirus crisis, the 15th annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum with more than 1,000 participants from over 60 countries would have begun on May 21. This year GLOBSEC has decided to introduce a special three-stage concept:
The first stage kicked off in June and included an online brainstorming with global experts who addressed future trends. In August, the second stage took place – during a three-day virtual conference, participants analysed key takeaways from the first stage. The climax and the final third stage is the so-called “GLOBSEC Week”, for which the two flagship events, GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum (7 and 8 October) and Tatra Summit (9 and 10 October) are planned.
A 3-day summary of the second stage (online conference in August) can be found here.
The main theme of this year’s GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum – “Let’s Heal the World Together” invites an international community of experts to consider the most pressing issues that need to be resolved in order to build a safer, more prosperous and resilient society.
The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for the international community to come together and find solutions for unprecedented global health and economic crisis. It also revealed how fragmented and uncertain the world has become. The two-day GLOBSEC 2020 Bratislava Forum will provide a platform for discussing how to reshape a post-pandemic world.
The discussions will be framed by six topical streams: Future of Europe, Defence and Security, Economy and Global Order, Digital Future, Sustainability and Democracy & Resilience.
HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES AT THE FORUM
The Forum will take place under strict epidemiological measures. These measures will result in a reduced number of guests and in a hybrid conference format for the Bratislava Forum. Instead of welcoming 1200 guests over the course of three days, the GLOBSEC conference will turn into a two-day event hosting a few hundred guests on its physical premises, with dozens of more guests connecting online.
Vass explains: “We don’t want to compromise on the quality of discussions, therefore we’ve gone for a hybrid format, which enables us to engage the world’s best leaders and experts in debates, even if they can’t travel to Slovakia.”
GLOBSEC as an organisation takes the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. The organisers say they will not only adhere to all rules and policies requested by the respective Slovak authorities but will go beyond these official measures.
Watch an interesting video explaining all of the precautions they will take at the event.