WROCLAW, POLAND – Wrocław, Poland will host 350 political, business, and civil society leaders from around the world June 13-14 for the Fourth Annual Wroclaw Global Forum, including Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski; French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius; US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman; former US National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley; Polish Treasury Minister Wlodzimierz Karpinski; Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania; and Macedonian Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki During a time of exceptional challenges facing the European Union, the transatlantic alliance, and its global partners, the Forum serves as a meeting place for regional and global leaders to discuss these issues while exploring innovative solutions. The Forum’s high-level speakers and guests will discuss efforts toward a new transatlantic trade and investment partnership, the impact of the US energy revolution, the future of NATO enlargement, and the prospects of a European global strategy. 

“The transatlantic community faces profound historic challenges that will test our resilience and our unity,” said Frederick Kempe, president and CEO of the Atlantic Council. “The Wroclaw Global Forum each year brings together a unique community of leaders whose purpose is to find solutions.”

As in previous years, the Atlantic Council Freedom Awards will be presented at the closing of the Forum to individuals who have contributed to expanding freedom around the world. This year’s honorees are: former Polish Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki; Pakistani youth activist and blogger Malala Yousafzai, whose father will accept the award on her behalf; European Humanities University of Belarus; and the late US Ambassador to Hungary Mark Palmer.

The Forum and Freedom Awards are held in the state-of-the-art Wroclaw Congress Center and are organized by the City of Wroclaw, the Atlantic Council, and the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

All Forum panels and the Freedom Awards are on-the-record and open for press coverage, in addition to some participants being available for one-on-one interviews. 

For more information or to confirm your press accreditation, please contact Atlantic Council Associate Director of Communications Taleen Ananian at  press@acus.org


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