The annual Aspen – GMF Bucharest Forum is a platform for genuine, thought-provoking, and forward-looking debate, which seeks to address topical questions and tackle the complex issues of increasingly dynamic and volatile regional and international contexts.
The 2022 edition will take place in the context of the war in Ukraine which has impacted the entire world economically and security-wise. From energy prices to supply chains to the defense industry to consumer prices, the economic effects of the war are deeply felt. The humanitarian aspect of the war remains the main catastrophic outcome, only to be complemented by all the other crisis and implications.
The military activity is not foreseen to end soon, and the length of the war will only deepen multiple crises. Albeit difficult, it is not premature to start a conversation about reconstruction, that must involve stabilization of Ukraine and the region as a pre-requisite for further actions.
The event will reunite high-level officials, business representatives, and the strategic community, in a format that best allows for synergetic analysis. Participants from Europe, North America, NATO partner countries will come together for the two days of debate.