The Berlin Security Conference is one of the largest European security and defence policy events.

The congress and exhibition, held every autumn since 2001 in Berlin, draw participants from European and non-European countries, the European institutions, and NATO. The 23rd Berlin Security Conference will take place at the Vienna House Andel’s Berlin on 19-20 November 2024. The event is free of any government influence. It is not supported by public budgets and is therefore at liberty to take a neutral and objective stance. The many participants appreciate this independence.

Berlin Security Conference at a glance:

  • One of the largest events on European Security and Defence
  • International Forum for Members of Parliaments, politicians, and senior executives of the military, and security organizations and industry
  • War in Ukraine and its effects for EU, NATO,OSCE and UN, high relevance of new members Sweden and Finland for the defence in Northern and Central Europe, situation in the Middle East conflict and its impact on security
  • Exhibitions of international companies
  • Main programme with international political, military and business leaders
  • Panel sessions with international experts
  • Exhibition with leading systems solutions manufacturers
  • Media coverage by the print press, radio and television

Famous Speakers

About 140 High-level Speakers from politics, the military and the business community


In 13 panels, top-class specialists discuss current aspects of security and defence policy, military aspects and defence technology.


from European and non-European countries

Catering included

Coffee, lunch and dinner buffet throughout the conference

Speakers and Participants:

In addition to over 140 distinguished speakers including political, military, business and civil society leaders the conference draws an ever larger number of members of national parliaments and the European Parliament, as well representatives of the European institutions and NATO. Foreign and Defence Ministers, Ambassadors, Generals, Admirals and industry representatives see the conference as an invaluable forum for addressing a wide range of topics related to security and defence policy.


The United Kingdom procures 500 HX lorries

The British Ministry of Defence has commissioned Rheinmetall to supply 500 HX 8×8 logistics vehicles of the Palletised Load System variant. The order is worth around 330 million euros.Rheinmetall’s British subsidiary RMMV UK is responsible for executing the order. The company is committed to deliver the vehicles to the British Army within three months. For…

Read more

Modernisation of the Rapid C-810

The Navy’s Operational Flotilla 2 has received the first two modernised Rapid C-810 standby and operational boats, which will be deployed on the F123 and F124 class frigates.The main changes of the modernisation are the new drive train and new radio and navigation systems. The drive train consists of a 350 hp engine, a matching…

Read more

Czech Republic procures F-35

The Czech Air Force is procuring 24 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. Maintenance and logistics services are also part of the package. The first aircraft will be introduced in 2031. This is the latest Block 4 configuration.It will be procured via the US government’s Foreign Military Sales programme. With this programme, the US…

Read more

The EU did not met its ambitions

The German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) had already announced in November that he believed that the European Union (EU) would not meet its ambitious targets for the supply of ammunition to Ukraine. Now the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, has admitted the failure. At a press conference in…

Read more


Deterrence and Defence in the Central Region | Military Forum Berlin Security Conference 2023

Admiral Rob Bauer Keynote Speech and Q&A at Berlin Security Conference 2023

Boris Pistorius and Kajsa Ollongren Opening Berlin Security Conference 2023


The event is supported by an Advisory Board made up of distinguished international personalities. The members of this board are:


For some years now nations have been invited to become partners of the Berlin Security Conference. In 2013, United Kingdom was the first partner country, followed by Türkiye, the United States of America, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic, international agencies at EU and NATO level the Kingdom of Norway and in 2023 the Netherlands again were partner of the BSC. They contribute to the programme, participate with high-ranking delegations and organise the preevent Reception in their embassies. Our conference partners from industry and business had accompanied the new format with specified contributions and an exhibition.



European Security and Defence

The Berlin Security Conference is a forum aimed at promoting the Common Security and Defence Policy. It focuses on issues concerning the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council as well as national parliaments and ministries. The emphasis is on proposing and discussing concrete solutions aimed at improving European and transatlantic political, operational and tactical cooperation. The goal is to develop ways to mitigate the frictions caused by insufficient capabilities, inadequate standardisation, the lack of interoperability, differences in the levels of support and national restrictions. Members of EU, NATO and OSCE contribute to the programme and participate in the Berlin Security Conferences.

New European and transatlantic security order

The 22nd Berlin Security Conference was again a major get-together among high-level international politicians, military decision-makers and senior representatives of business and industry in Germany while the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in contravention of international law continued. In addition, the brutal Hamas attack and the consequences had to be discussed. More than ever, the lines of action pointed torwards the establishment of a new European and transatlantic security order- including looking at the Indo-Pacific areas and Challenges. These topics will thefore be a central focus of the future conferences.


The Berlin Security Conference deals with European issues of security and defence, but looks also beyond Europe’s borders. Afghanistan has been the focus many times and beside the Eastern Flank, the Middle East and Africa (Southern Flank) and the Indopacific-Challenge are areas of major concern requiring continuous attention. Neighbourhood policy is a decisive issue of security and defence.