Munich Security Conference

McKinsey serves as an institutional partner and one of several contributors to the Munich Security Conference, and provides data and production support to the annual Munich Security Report. We also host our own independent events alongside the conference on topics such as diversity, innovation, and the potential for greater cooperation.

Since 2013, we have jointly stood up a series of publications and roundtables on the topic of “The Future of European Defence.”

Partnership publications

Related insights



Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for European defense spending

– The war in Ukraine has prompted European nations to increase defense spending. How can they maximize the impact and achieve optimal... security benefits?

Implementing inflation response strategies at defense companies

– This article, the third in our series about inflation challenges within the defense industry, discusses how companies can implement... measures to control inflation.

Strengthening collaboration in the European space ecosystem

– European space partnerships are complex, spanning multiple countries and organizations. A new approach can help all participants... unite behind shared goals.

McKinsey Global Institute

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Global flows: The ties that bind in an interconnected world

– Economic and political turbulence have prompted speculation that the world is already deglobalizing. But the evidence suggests... that global integration is here to stay, albeit with nuance.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

On the cusp of a new era?

– Current economic and political turbulence could presage the start of a new era that is structurally very different with a new... narrative of progress.