This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Dr. Michael Spindelegger has extensive experience in international relations through his work in the Federal Government of the Republic of Austria. In 2008, he was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and he served for five years. From 2013 until 2014 he served as Minister of Finance. In January 2016 he was appointed Director General of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
ICMPD is an inter-governmental migration organisation with an European focus but world-wide coverage. With over 20 years of experience of providing assistance to states in dealing with the migration phenomenon and in developing effective migration policy tools, ICMPD today is an organisation with 15 member states, 170 staff members and activities taking place across Europe, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and South America. ICMPD also holds UN Observer Status.
ICMPD has been a key European player in the migration field and it strives for comprehensive, sustainable and future-oriented migration governance.