As GLOBSEC celebrates its 10th anniversary, Poland will send the largest political delegation led by its President, Prime Minister and Minister of National Defence to the conference. Since the timing of the forum is one year before the NATO Warsaw Summit, it is the best opportunity to start an informal preparation for the next year’s NATO summit in Warsaw as well. GLOBSEC 2015 will take place at the Bratislava Kempinski Hotel from 19 – 21 June.
The tenth edition of GLOBSEC will once again draw the attention of the international media towards the debates in Bratislava. The conflict in Ukraine, the threat posed by so-called Islamic State, danger of terrorist attacks in Europe and the challenge of propaganda will feature prominently on the agenda.
“Next year’s NATO summit will be historic and important. We designed the GLOBSEC Forum’s debates to provide a platform for shaping several of the major issues on NATO’s agenda. We have to face challenges in a number of different areas, which is the reason we have the honour of hosting the NATO Deputy Secretary General, Alexander Vershbow, as well as the strongest Polish delegation to date, led by President Komorowski,” said Róbert Vass, the founder of the Forum and Vice-President of the Central European Strategy Council that organises the GLOBSEC Forum.
The confirmed participants also include John McCain, the US Senator that rivaled Barack Obama in the 2008 race for the White House, or Michael Chertoff, former US Secretary of Homeland Security.
“GLOBSEC has consistently strengthened the voice of Slovakia and other Central European nations in international affairs. The numbers of presidents, prime ministers, ministers and international experts who participate regularly in this Forum certainly testify to this. In addition, the topics and ideas that are discussed in Bratislava very often set the agenda of the international politics. That is not only our assertion, but a fact recognized by many renowned experts,” adds Milan Solár, Director of the GLOBSEC Forum and Managing Director of the Slovak Atlantic Commission.
The Presidents of Poland, Slovakia, Georgia, Croatia, Estonia and Macedonia will all participate in the 2015 Forum. In addition to this strong political representation, the conference will also host prime ministers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Montenegro. Taken together, the GLOBSEC organisers will have the pleasure of welcoming almost a thousand invited participants including hundreds of journalists from all over the world.
Central European Strategy Council is an independent non-governmental organisation with more than 20-year history of the Slovak Atlantic Commission. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of Slovakia and Central Europe in European and global affairs. The organisation connects key Central European personalities and experts in foreign and security policy. Central European Strategy Council associates three organisations – the Slovak Atlantic Commission (SAC), the Central European Policy Institute (CEPI) and the Centre for European Affairs (CEA). The GLOBSEC forum, one of the biggest international conferences in Europe is organized by the Slovak Atlantic Commission.