The CEPA Forum is Washington’s leading annual transatlantic security conference. Attracting more than 400 government and business leaders, it highlights the transformative economic, strategic and political potential of all countries between the Baltic and Black seas and their importance to the United States.
The conference provides the only platform of its kind in Washington for government leaders and experts to analyze key issues in strategy and commerce facing CEE countries. The event’s panels—which are covered widely in U.S. and CEE media—bring together executives and senior decision-makers to discuss emerging opportunities, as well as ideas for overcoming obstacles to closer U.S. engagement.
Among those joining us at our 2015 Forum: Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves; Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis; foreign ministers of various CEE countries: U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy; U.S. Army Gen. Ben Hodges, U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Herbert McMaster and Robert Kaplan, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
The CEPA Forum aims to strengthen U.S.-CEE ties at both the intellectual and people-to-people levels through structured annual engagement on important themes in transatlantic policy. It provides an opportunity for U.S. and CEE officials, experts and corporate leaders to engage in candid discussions about CEE defense priorities, changes in American strategic thinking and the future of NATO security cooperation.