The two and a half day conference will traditionally consist of seven main discussion panels, six Night Owl sessions, a number of focused break-out dinner sessions and several informal networking receptions, held on the premises of the Kempinski Hotel River Park Bratislava.
YOUNG LEADERS AT GLOBSEC
Parallel to the GLOBSEC Forum, the Atlantic Council and the Slovak Atlantic Commission will organize Bratislava Young Atlanticist Summit which will set the stage for the Young Atlanticist Summit in Chicago in May 2012. Young Leaders Summit in Bratislava will welcome Young Atlanticist delegates - emerging leaders and young professionals - recruited from all NATO countries and some partner countries. The Bratislava Summit will provide participants with an opportunity to hold discussions with leading experts and distinguished speakers and to open key issues likely to be central at the Chicago Summit. The Bratislava Young Atlanticist Summit will culminate with an interactive model NATO simulation.
GLOBSEC GALA DINNER: 10 YEARS AFTER THE „BIG BANG"
The 10th Anniversary of the 2002 Prague Summit and the invitation of seven Central- and Eastern-European countries to NATO will be commemorated at GLOBSEC 2012. This major step towards „Europe Whole and Free," is also the leitmotiv of the GLOBSEC Gala Dinner, which will host a new joint initiative of the Slovak Atlantic Commission and the Czech Jagello 2000 Association. The annual Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Awards will be for the first time bestowed to personalities who have significantly contributed to the strengthening of the transatlantic ties, security, peace, prosperity and overall stability of the Euro-Atlantic area, with special emphasis on their bond to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Central European region.
One month before the NATO Summit in Chicago, under the leadership of the Czech Republic as the actually presiding country of the Visegrad Group and auspices of Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, Slovak Minister of Foreign Affairs will at GLOBSEC 2012 host a meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central Europe to discuss various urging issues of security, economy and foreign policy affecting the transatlantic cooperation and the region in particular. It is expected that much of the discussed agenda will be reflected at the Chicago Summit.