Bratislava, 5 October 2023: Secretary General of OECD, European Commission representatives, various ministers of economy and finance and national banks’ governors meet at Štrbské Pleso to discuss policy solutions to forge economic growth.

This year’s Tatra Summit, focused on the global economic outlook and challenges in 2024, will take place between the 6th and 8th of October. The 12th edition convenes at a crucial time with more than 200 public figures, such as global and business leaders, meeting in person to address current economic issues, including the impact of the monetary policy on the fragmented world, Europe’s energy autonomy and security, the financing of infrastructure projects, and CEE innovation, notwithstanding topics related to Ukraine’s support and reconstruction.

Among the most prominent guests are Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President & Commissioner for Trade, European Commission; and Daren Tang, Director-General, World Intellectual Property Organization.

The Summit will serve as the leading platform for CEE representatives to debate necessary actions and policies to effectively navigate the present turning point in Europe’s economic status against the negative predictions for the upcoming year and the threat of a recession.

The war in Ukraine marks a historical turning point for the CEE, putting it squarely in the global spotlight. The economic consequences of the conflict are reshaping the global economic landscape. In this context, the CEE should have a central role in shaping the EU’s future strategy for aiding its members in post-pandemic and post-war recovery. Therefore, it is crucial for the CEE perspectives to be heard,” commented President of GLOBSEC Róbert Vass.

This year’s 12th edition of the Tatra Summit will once again take place at Štrbské Pleso. Held in an informal and hospitable setting in the High Tatra mountains, it has become an indispensable meeting place for key governmental and EU decision-makers, experts, and top business representatives.

The tradition of organizing the Tatra Summit dates back to 2011. Since then, many famous names have visited Slovakia, such as Kristalina Georgieva, Margrethe Vestager, Olaf Scholz, Donald Tusk, José Ángel Gurría, Wolfgang Schäuble, and many others. The strategic partner of this year’s Tatra Summit is the National Bank of Slovakia.


GLOBSEC is a global think-tank based in Bratislava committed to enhancing security, prosperity, and sustainability in Europe and throughout the world. It is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation. With its presence in Bratislava, Brussels, Kyiv, Vienna, and Washington, GLOBSEC’s mission is to influence the future by generating new ideas and solutions for a better and safer world. To this goal contributes the annual GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, one of the leading global security conferences. GLOBSEC also organises the annual GLOBSEC Tatra Summit, a conference that provides the opportunity for experts to have fruitful political discussions on the future of Europe.

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