Vienna Migration Conference 2023

VMC2023 insights

Explore key moments and insights from the 8th edition of VMC in this page. Access session recordings, takeaways, and speaker quotes as we prepare the full conference report. Click below to read the conference takeaways, five essential reflections capturing the core of the discussions.

The Vienna Migration Conference (VMC) is ICMPD’s flagship event and Europe’s leading forum for migration policy discussions. In October 2023, the conference brought together international leaders, practitioners, and experts to discuss vital themes in European and global migration policy.

Session recordings

Conference opening


A short introduction to VMC2023


Keynote address


VMC2023 programme

Revisit the VMC2023 programme that showcased a remarkable array of international leaders, practitioners, and experts from both government and civil society. The conference addressed major themes in European and global migration policy. Topics included the future of work in a digital world, the significance of migration partnerships, evaluations of the European Union’s reform initiatives, and much more.

Our speakers at a glance

Michael Spindelegger

Director General

Susanne Raab

Federal Minister for Women, Family, Integration and Media

Atilla Toros

President of the Presidency of Migration Management, Ministry of Interior

Margaritis Schinas

Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life
European Commission

Dimitris Kairidis

Minister of Migration and Asylum

Maria Malmer Stenergard

Minister of Migration

Janina Kugel

Non Executive Board Member and Senior Advisor
Kyndryl Inc, TUI AG and Boston Consulting Group

Raffaella Greco Tonegutti

Head of Unit, Human Mobility
Enabel - Belgian Development Agency

Diederik de Boer

Associate Professor of Sustainable Business Development and Director of the Expert Centre on Emerging Economies, Maastricht School of Management
University of Maastricht

Alexander Wilhelm

Director for International Relations
Federal Employment Agency, Germany

Patrick Philipp

Director Certification and Standards International Road Transport Union

Hendrik Bourgeois

Vice President, Government Affairs Europe
Intel Corporation

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VMC2023 is made possible thanks to the following partners: