The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) organises the first Helsinki Security Forum (HSF) on 30 September – 2 October 2022, bringing together decision-makers and experts of international security policy. The event is organised in Helsinki as an invitation-based event. The event will include both closed discussions among participants as well as panels livestreamed to a broader online audience.
The theme of HSF 2022 is Northern European Security Redone and speakers include President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland Pekka Haavisto, Minister of Defence of Finland Antti Kaikkonen, Secretary General of the OSCE Helga Schmid, EU Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen, and experts such as Michael Kofman and Constanze Stelzenmüller.
The HSF is a high-level, invitation-based event, bringing together approximately 100 decision-makers, experts, and influencers relevant to international security and to the changing theme of each year. HSF contributes to a global network of security conferences and spotlights issues of international security which are especially pertinent to Finland.
The HSF is organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), with support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Defence of Finland, and the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, acts as the patron of the conference and delivers the keynote speech.