Each year, the WSF gathers key policy makers, industry leaders, as well as military and civilian experts from around the world in order to discuss events, trends, as well as opportunities and challenges lying ahead for the Transatlantic Community. Last year, the Warsaw Security Forum gathered a record breaking audience of over 800 guests, including 120 speakers from Europe, North America and Asia. This year, the WSF boasts an impressive number of high ranking government officials that have confirmed their attendance at the event, including the French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz, Minister of Defence of Estonia Juri Luik, as well as the head of the Polish Security Bureau (BBN) Paweł Soloch.
Traditionally, the Warsaw Security Forum is divided into three break-out session tracks that together establish a framework for the intellectual exchange during the Forum, as well as plenary sessions. With the plenary sessions focused predominantly on issues of grand strategy, and broadly defined future of international order, the break-out sessions are concentrated on a somewhat more narrow set of issues relating to current and future state of the international security architecture, and were divided into three separate tracks. This framework is complemented by a number of side events, including by invitation only meetings between experts, representatives of business and government stakeholders. Those events include executive dialog, round table, as well as B2B and B2G format meetings.
Last but not least, apart from the Forum itself, this year’s edition of the WSF will also consist of a series of events, which taken together constitute the WSF Week. The week will start with the New Security Leaders programme, with the Warsaw Security Forum 2018 as the culminating point, with a number of side events and different formats organised on the sidelines of the conference. Together, they will be a platform to promote NATO and campaign “#WeAreNATO”. We firmly believe that WSF 2018 will continue the success of the previous editions, gathering even more renown experts and most prominent high-level government officials.