Information for Media Representatives

About the Munich Security Conference (MSC)


Over the past five decades the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become a key annual gathering for the international "strategic community." Since its foundation in 1963 as "Internationale Wehrkunde-Begegnung," the MSC has been an independent forum dedicated to promoting peaceful conflict resolution and international cooperation and dialogue in dealing with today’s and future security challenges. It has especially focused on the transatlantic partnership. 


You can find a short overview of the conference's history hereFor further information on the MSC's evolution and its goals, also read the essay "Towards Mutual Security: From Wehrkunde to the Munich Security Conference" by Wolfgang Ischinger, published in 2014 in the book "Towards Mutual Security - Fifty Years of Munich Security Conference.

In addition to the traditional annual conference in Munich in early February, the MSC has developed smaller formats, including, in particular, MSC Core Group Meetings and Cyber Security Summits, to discuss key challenges in international security policy in different capitals around the world:

Questions regarding press and media

The MSC press office is happy to assist you with any press or media related questions.


Regarding interview or statement requests, please contact:

Johannes Schmid, Press Officer


Munich Security Conference

Press Center

Prinzregentenstr. 7

D-80538 Munich


Phone +49 89 37979 4921
Fax +49 89 37979 4960

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Social Media

The Munich Security Conference is also present on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MunSecConf).