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 a Young Atlanticist Summit, a pre-summit conference, which will set the stage for the Young Atlanticist Summit in Chicago in May 2012. The pre-summit meeting will welcome Young Atlanticist delegates - emerging leaders and young professionals - recruited from all NATO countries and some partner countries. The pre-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 pre-summit conference in Bratislava 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 on GLOBSEC 2012. The Prague Summit was a major step towards "Europe Whole and Free". Moreover, the Gala Dinner 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 bestowed to personalities who have significantly contributed to the strengthening of 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.
CORRIDOR DIPLOMACY & SIDE MEETINGS
Organized one month before the NATO Summit in Chicago, GLOBSEC 2012 is ideally positioned to create the right platform for informal debates and meetings of attending political leaders. We expect the participation of several Foreign and Defence Ministers, as well as Heads of States and Governments, from Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.