The programme for Helsinki Security Forum 2023 is now published. This year’s Helsinki Security Forum hosts discussions on a range of defence and security policy topics from nuclear deterrence and enhancing European defence to Indo-Pacific security and rejecting Russian spheres of influence.
The second annual Helsinki Security Forum will gather high-level experts from the field of international security and defence policy in Finland on 29 September–1 October 2023. Most of the sessions will be livestreamed.
Helsinki Security Forum 2023 is themed Deter, Defend and Secure – Europe in the Era of Radical Uncertainty. This year’s event is organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Defence of Finland, the City of Helsinki and Patria.
The more detailed programme will follow closer to the conference. Updates to the programme will be published on HSF’s social media and website. Sign up to follow the livestream of HSF 2023 here.
HELSINKI SECURITY FORUM 2023
DETER, DEFEND & SECURE
– EUROPE IN THE ERA OF RADICAL UNCERTAINTY
DAY 1: FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
13:30-14:30 Pre-event: FUTURE OF FINNISH FOREIGN POLICY
15:30-17:30 HSF 2023 OPENING SESSION WELCOMING REMARKS
SESSION I: DETER, DEFEND AND SECURE – EUROPE IN THE ERA OF RADICAL UNCERTAINTY
DAY 2: SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER
8:30-9:45 SESSION II: RAPID TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIETAL SECURITY – OPPORTUNITIES AND DANGERS?
9:45-10:15 INTERVIEW ON STAGE
10:30-11:45 SESSION III: REVERBERATIONS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE
16:30-18:15 SESSION IV: ENHANCING EUROPE’S DEFENCE CAPABILITIES
21:45-23:00 NIGHT OWL SESSION: FOR A RAINY DAY: LEARNING ABOUT THE NUCLEAR UMBRELLA (CLOSED SESSION)
DAY 3: SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER