Press release: 50th Munich Security Conference to take place from January 31 to February 2, 2014/Accreditation for media representatives/Events in fall of 2013

The date for the 50th Munich Security Conference (MSC) is set. The next conference, which again will be a gathering of high-ranking decision-makers in foreign and security policy and from the business sector as well as civil society representatives, will be held in Munich from January 31 to February 2, 2014.

Founded in 1963 by Ewald von Kleist as “Wehrkundetagung”, the MSC has since evolved into a leading independent conference for the discussion of transatlantic and international security policy. The upcoming conference will again focus on key challenges in international security. In addition, in celebration of the conference’s 50th anniversary, the MSC 2014 will also take a look back at the decades since its foundation.

Accreditation for media representatives who want to report from the 50th Munich Security Conference will begin in mid-October 2013. For further information regarding accreditation, please visit our website under

Further MSC events in the fall of 2013
From November 5 to 6, 2013, the fifth Munich Security Conference (MSC) “Core Group Meeting” will take place in Washington, D.C.. After the successful “Core Group” conferences in the last four years in Washington, Moscow, Beijing and Doha, the transatlantic ties are again the focal point of the meeting in the US capital. Key  issues include the crisis in Syria, the beginning of negotiations about an extensive free trade agreement, and current questions about security and privacy in cyberspace

On Nobember 11, 2013, MSC and Deutsche Telekom AG are hosting the “2nd Cyber Security Summit” in Bonn, where leaders from Germany and Europe collectively deliberate the potential threats originating from cyberspace, both concerning the economy, security, and society as a whole.

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About the Munich Security Conference
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is a leading international and independent forum in the field of foreign and security policy. Each year, it brings together decision-makers and experts – heads of state and government, foreign and defense ministers, diplomats and other government officials, military leaders, members of parliament, leaders of international and non-governmental organizations, CEOs and other private sector experts, as well as think tankers and academics – from around the world to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

13 September 2013, by MSC