BSD ’25 • Save the Date • 9.+10.April 2025

—  About the BSD

The Budapest Security Dialogue is the biggest congress with focus on Central and South-Eastern Europe

Politics and the economy are more global than ever. Dialogue and Exchange are most important in our modern world. In its role as the gate between Central and South-East Europe is Budapest Building Bridges.  2024 will be the first year of the annual Budapest Security Dialogue congress.

The Budapest Security Dialogue delivers a platform for the exchange of various regional and international key players. The congress gives those experts the chance to develop common plans and cooperation for Central and South-East Europe. High-ranking representatives of politics, military, business and science from all over Europe and above come together in Budapest to talk about security, defense and issues of future developments, research, technology and economics.

The first Budapest Security Dialogue was a success

"This conference aims to strengthen Europe, which can no longer rely solely on the dominance of the USA in NATO."

Defence Minister Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky

"With our motto "Budapest building Bridges" we want to build bridges and act as a communication platform and network."

Managing Director Wolf Illner

"The development of our own defence industry should help to guarantee national security."

N7 CEO László Palkovics

"Our sincere thanks to all speakers, exhibitors and guests. We will meet again for the next BSD on 9 – 10 April 2025"

Managing Director Dr. Arne Gobert

Pictures: MTI/ Zoltán Balogh

The Budapest Security Dialogue
in a nutshell

▪︎ International forum for security and defense with a focus on South-East Europe and the Western Balkans.
▪︎ Main program featuring international ministers, chiefs of defense, and business leaders.
▪︎ Over 40 keynote speeches
▪︎ 6 panel sessions with international experts
▪︎ Over 20 exhibitors from the industry and business sectors
▪︎ Exhibition showcasing top system solutions manufacturers and innovations
▪︎ Media coverage by print newspapers, radio stations, and television channels
▪︎ Congress language: English

Key Topics 2024

BSD CONGRESS DAY EU and Western Balkans Towards a Common Future Central Europe and the Western Balkans in a new European security architecture▪︎ How does Illegal Migration influence the Security of Europe? ▪︎ Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo1 on their way to Europe▪︎ European Defence Fund and the Action Plan on Military Mobility ▪︎ Military regional focus from the neighborhood▪︎ Military & Forces Development Challenges

1. „This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence” subsequent to the first referral to the delegation from Priština marked as “Kosovo*”

Enhancing European Defence

▪︎ First-ever European defence industrial strategy to enhance Europe’s readiness and security ▪︎ Strengthening Defence Industry Capabilities in the region ▪︎ How could Changes on the Battlefield and Innovation support new required capabilities ▪︎ Development for Modern Strong Defence Forces in Cooperation with Defence Industry

Advisory Board 2024

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