Keynote Speaker

Mr Pål Jonson, Swedish Defence Minister

Minister Jonson holds the position as Minister for Defence since 2022. He has previously in his career, among other things, been the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence, and Secretary-General of the Swedish Atlantic Council. Minister Jonson holds a PhD in War Studies from Kings College in London, a Master’s degree in European policy from College of Europe in Bruges and a Bachelor’s degree in international policy from Georgetown University, USA. He has been a visiting researcher at NATO Defense College in Rome.


Karl Altau

Managing Director of the Joint Baltic American National Committee

John Lough

Associate Fellow, Russia & Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

Margarita Šešelgytė

Director of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University

BG (ret) Rainer Meyer zum Felde

Senior Fellow, Institute for Security Policy Kiel University

Rob de Wijk

Founder, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and Professor of International Relations and Security at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University

Jānis Garisons

State Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Latvia

Dr. Rebecca Harding

Independent trade and supply chain expert and the Author of the book, The Weaponization of Trade: The Great Unbalancing of Politics and Economics

Dr. Viljar Veebel

Lecturer, Baltic Defence College

Jānis Sārts

Director at NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence

Dr. Juris Binde

President, Latvijas Mobilais Telefons

Amb. Batu Kutelia

Member of the Board at the Atlantic Council of Georgia

Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, Head of the Asia program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Roger Moorhouse

Historian and Author, Specializing in Nazi Germany, Central Europe and World War Two in Europe

Konstantin Eggert

Freelance Journalist

Dr. Igor Gretskiy

Research Fellow, International Center for Defence and Security, Estonia

Leah Scheunemann

Deputy Director, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council of the United States

BG Ilmar Tamm

Baltic Defence College

Hanno Pevkur

Defence Minister, Estonia

George P.Kent

U.S. Ambassador to Estonia

Prof. Przemysław Piotr Żurawski vel Grajewski

Advisor of Foreign Minister, Poland

Archil Karaulashvili

Ambassador of Georgia to Estonia

Maj Denys Yurchenko

Ukrainian Armed Forces

Maj Kellan Bethke

United States Air Force

Jaanika Merilo

Advisor to Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Global Head of PR and Marketing at Funderbaum

COL Margo Grosberg

Estonian Defence Forces

Toms Rostoks

Director at the Centre for Security and Strategic Research, Latvia

Dagnija Lejina

Chair of Latvian Transatlantic Organization (LATO), Co-founder of Novatore

Dr. Sandis Šrāders

Baltic Defence College

Myroslava Gongadze

VOA's Eastern Europe Bureau Chief

Sintija Broka

Latvian Institute of International Affairs

LTC Dainius Paškevičius

Lithuanian Armed Forces

Holger Roonemaa

Delfi Meedia

Martin Laine

Delfi Meedia

Indrė Makaraitytė

Journalist, Head of the Investigative Board at LRT, Lithuania National Broadcaster

Prof. Jacek Reginia Zacharski

Director of the Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland

Jānis Karlsbergs