Live from the 50th Munich Security Conference

For the interested public, the Munich Security Conference will be offering information on and from the conference in a number of different ways and formats.

Live from the Munich Security Conference

The 50th Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from 31 January to 2 February 2014. Over 400 prominent decision-makers of international politics and senior business leaders will meet for the anniversary conference at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof to discuss current and long-term issues in foreign and security policy. Around 700 accredited media representatives will provide coverage of the 50th MSC.

The interested public may choose from a number of options to get a comprehensive impression of the conference proceedings and debates.

Live stream and media library

The Bayerischer Rundfunk (in German) and the Deutsche Welle (in English) will stream many of the panel discussions live. Both live streaming options will be available via When panels are finished, you will find full videos of the debates in our MSC media library – including of those breakout sessions that will not be broadcast live.


In addition, the following events will be broadcast live on German television:

31 January 2014, 14:50 – 15:45, on Bayerisches Fernsehen and Phoenix
Opening ceremony of 50th MSC, featuring a speech by German President Joachim Gauck

31 January 2014, 17:15 – 18:00, on Phoenix
First keynote address on security policy delivered by new German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen, followed by a debate on the future of a European defense

1 February 2014, 9:00 – 12:00, on Phoenix
Broadcast of the morning debates featuring UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, among others.

1 February 2014, 14:45 – 16:45, on Bayerisches Fernsehen
Broadcast of the anniversary event celebrating "50 years of Munich Security Conference" featuring former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski, among others.

Website: Summaries, photos and videos

Moreover, our online team will be covering the conference on our website at, providing background information, photo series and videos.

Social Media

We will tweet from many of the panel discussion from the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. Follow us on Twitter. We will also keep you updated on Facebook and Storify. The Twitter hashtag for the conference is #MSC50. See also our (non-comprehensive) list of participants and observers who are on Twitter. Join the discussion!

“The Security Times”

Also read the special edition of "The Security Times", an independent newspaper focusing on current security issues and published on the occasion of the Munich Security Conference. The authors include renowned journalists, decision-makers and academcics. You may find the newspaper here.

30 January 2014, by MSC