GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2023
Upward Trail: Forging Economic Growth
One of Central and Eastern Europe‘s (CEE) longest-standing leadership meets, the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit is held annually in the untouched and rarefied mountain air of the High Tatras. This intimate, informal and invitation-only event brings together key leaders and stakeholders from the region, EU, US and the world. To push for real change, a cross-sectoral gathering of peers, comprising heads of state, key government ministers, business and financial market leaders, policymakers and academics will come together to discuss opportunities, policy, and investment issues of mutual concern. GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2023 is organised in cooperation with the co-chairs of the Summit: Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General of OECD, Thierry Déau, Chief Executive Officer of Meridiam, Gordon Bajnai, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Global Head of Infrastructure of Campbell Lutyens, and Maithreyi Seetharaman, Founder and Chief Executive officer of Facultas Media.
BREAKING DOWN SILOS
A testament to this approach is the strong, highlevel community the Tatra Summit has built. Over the years, global leaders such as Olaf Scholz, Bruno Le Maire, Margrethe Vestager, Kristalina Georgieva, Fatih Birol, Valdis Dombrovskis, Werner Hoyer, Donald Tusk, Mateusz Morawiecki, Thierry Déau, Andreas Treichl, Kadri Simson, Maroš Šefčovič, Wolfgang Schäuble, José Ángel Gurría, Torbjorn Caesar, and many others, have all been integral to the Summit.
ECONOMIC GROWTH STORY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
The war in Ukraine marks a historical turning point for the CEE, putting it squarely in the global spotlight. The unprecedented sanctions on Russia that are aiming to change Russia’s aggressive behavior are paralyzing Russian economy by targeting the fitnancial sector and strategic industries. Simultaneously, they are irreversibly changing the dynamics of the global economy. Within this conundrum, the CEE will play a pivotal role in shaping future EU strategy to support economic relief to its members in a post-pandemic, post-war recovery. Moreover, a determining role will be played by the CEE countries in the future reconstruction of Ukraine.
- European Energy Strategy & Green Transition
- EU Strategic Autonomy
- Modern Monetary and Fiscal Policies for Crises and Post-crises Times
- Digitalisation and Innovation
GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2023: HONOURING LEADERSHIP AND VISION
Tatra Summit annually honours two Europeans, who are celebrated at the annual gala dinner. The GLOBSEC European Award, recognises a leader who has worked above and beyond for the continent, and the GLOBSEC Business Award is bestowed for extraordinary European business achievements.
FOSTERING REAL DIALOGUE
To foster an open discussion that the Summit aims for, attendance at the event is limited. Attendees are selected based on each year’s topic, with consideration for diversity, background, and industry. Group of guests in 2023 will comprise approximately 150 C-suite business leaders, thought leaders, and key political decisionmakers. The Summit will include interactive plenary sessions, boardroom style discussions, alongside casual fireside conversations, mountain hikes, cocktails and dinners. Press attendance will be limited to a small group of senior journalists, with media coverage/on-record conversations restricted to only on-stage plenary sessions. All other conversations are strictly off the record, unless explicitly and by mutual agreement requested by the attendees. GLOBSEC will provide transportation assistance to and from the Summit to all of our guests.
FRESH AIR, FRESH PERSPECTIVES, THE UNTOUCHED SLOVAK MOUNTAINS AND HOSPITALITY
The Summit is set in the highest village in Slovakia, Štrbské Pleso, on the banks of the second-largest glacial lake on the Slovak side of the High Tatras. Štrbské Pleso is best known for being the top ski destination in Slovakia’s High Tatras mountain range. The venue is a perfect place to disconnect from the world. With more than 100 lakes, dozens of waterfalls, and the highest peaks in Tatra National Park to discover nearby, the fresh air allows participants to really open themselves up to fresh perspectives.