With more than 800 guests from 65 countries, travelling to Bratislava from places as far away as Washington, D.C., Moscow, or Wellington – GLOBSEC 2014 was the largest to date. The Forum managed to attract up to 150 top notch speakers, including 5 prime ministers, 12 ministers of foreign affairs and defence, almost two dozen deputy ministers of foreign affairs and defence as well as a number of special guests, including the Secretary General of NATO; Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security; Gen. John Allen, former Supreme Commander of ISAF; Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of the Italian Republic; Rt. Hon. Lord John Reid, former UK Home Secretary and Defence Secretary as well as one of the most distinct political thinkers of our times, George Friedman. In 2014, GLOBSEC cooperated with 45 institutional, corporate and media partners from all over the world and the three-day-event was covered by approximately 150 journalists from major European, US as well as international media.