25 March 2021 (Thursday)

4 PM – 6 PM CET

NATO leaders have asked the Secretary-General to lead a forward-looking reflection on NATO’s future, NATO 2030. As part of this effort, NATO seeks to strengthen its engagement with civil society, youth and the private sector.

This is why NATO is launching the NATO 2030: NATO-Private Sector Dialogues. Facilitated by GLOBSEC, the dialogues will look to deepen the involvement of the private sector across the transatlantic sphere and galvanize their activity in advancing NATO’s collective security agenda.

This initiative began with a conference on November 25th focusing on The Future of Warfare and the Role of New and Emerging Technologies that brought together experts from the fields of technology, security, and public policy.

Going forward, and into 2021, six NATO 2030 dialogues will explore how the private sector can contribute to addressing the most pressing technology-based security risks and contribute to increasing societal resilience across the Alliance. GLOBSEC is proud to have been partnering with NATO to lead the engagement with the private sector on this high-profile project.

The upcoming 5th dialogue on Transatlantic Cooperation on Ethical Deployment and Governance of New Technologies will aim to help NATO better understand the private sector’s perspective on the security challenges and realities that come along with emerging and disruptive technologies. Ensuring that these technologies are developed and deployed in a way that is consistent with Allied common values is essential, especially since standard and norm-setting for emerging technologies are already prime venues for geopolitical competition. The centrality of private sector actors in these domains makes these conversations essential.

Although this event is closed-door and will be governed by Chatham House Rule, we will bring you a summary of the most important take-aways in the upcoming days.

In the meantime, we encourage you to follow GLOBSEC on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and our website where you can find the latest news on #NATO2030 and #NATOGLOBSECdialogues.

Read a recap of the event here