Established in 2014, the Warsaw Security Forum (WSF) is a leading conference in Central and Eastern Europe, devoted to issues of international security, military affairs, cyber threats, transatlantic cooperation, as well as challenges and opportunities lying ahead not only for Poland, but the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe. The 5th edition of Warsaw Security Forum this year is organised in cooperation with National Security Bureau – the advisory body to the President of Poland – and is under patronage of e.g. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and Ministry of Investment and Economic Development of the Republic of Poland.

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.

We firmly believe that WSF 2019 will continue the success of the previous editions, gathering even more renown experts and most prominent high-level government officials.

Organizer

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank specializing in foreign policy and international security.

The Pulaski Foundation provides analyses that describe and explain international developments, identify trends in international environment, and contain possible recommendations and solutions for government decision makers and private sector managers to implement.

Founded in 2004 and based in Warsaw, the Foundation concentrates its research on two subjects: transatlantic relations and Russia and the post-Soviet sphere. It focuses primarily on security, both in traditional and non-military dimensions, as well as political changes and economic trends that may have consequences for Poland and the European Union. The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is composed of over 60 experts from various fields. It publishes the Pulaski Policy Papers, the Pulaski Report, and the Pulaski Commentaries. The Foundation experts cooperate with media on a regular basis.

One of the leading projects in the field of international security is the annual Warsaw Security Forum, organized in partnership with the Polish and foreign partners and institutions, which is bringing together policymakers from European Union and NATO countries to discuss major security challenges.

Casimir Pulaski Foundation received an award “Think Tank Awards 2017” in category “Best EU International Affairs think tank”, awarded by Prospect magazine.

The Casimir Pulaski Foundation has a partnership status with the Council of Europe.

Organizing Committee

Mr. Zbigniew Pisarski | Chairman of the Warsaw Security Forum

Ms. Patrycja Chomicka | Head of the Organising Committee

Amb. Jan Wojciech Piekarski |  Director of Protocole and Gala Ceremony

Prof. Katarzyna Pisarska | Director of Programming

Dr. Tomasz Smura | Director of Research | Head of Defense Track

Mr. Marcin Bużański | Director for Policy Dialogue

Mr. Sławomir Florek | Partners Coordinator

Mr. Joshua Burgin | New Security Leaders Program Coordinator

Ms. Anna Dombek | Participants Coordinator

Mr. Bartłomiej Kot | Programme Coordinator

Mr. Maciej Mikołajczyk | Logistics Coordinator

Mr. Jason Worlledge | Senior Expert

Dr. Jacek Bartosiak | Senior Advisor

Mr. Grzegorz Chmielewski | Senior Advisor

Mr. Wojciech Dzięgiel | Senior Advisor

Mr. Marcin Sęk | Senior Advisor

Amb. Piotr Łukasiewicz | Senior Advisor

Mr. Grzegorz Małecki | Senior Advisor

Ms. Katarzyna Waksmudzka | Senior Advisor

Mr. Maciej Starzyński | IT Support