NATO C2COE Annual Seminar “Get Connected”

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Date(s) - 25/06/2019 - 27/06/2019
All Day

Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport



Annually, the NATO C2COE organises a seminar. This year it will be conducted in Brussels, Belgium, from 25 to 27 June at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel Brussels Airport.

In today’s hybrid environment, it is imperative for commanders and their HQ’s to be able to work off the most, the most accurate and the most recent information possible, in order to gain and maintain an operational advantage. It is therefore important to be connected not just on the technical level, but even more so on the human and the organisational level. NATO and its allies have come a long way in achieving technical interoperability and many issues in that area have been resolved (although many still remain today). Similar or even higher in relevance, is the importance of organisational and human interoperability, in other words the importance of getting connected to any required and all contributing players in and around a theatre of operations. In order to extract the most relevant information to support decision-making, HQ’s need to access information from non-traditional sources in non-traditional ways in addition to not-to-be-neglected traditional information flows. Getting connected not only is important during the planning and execution of operations, but also during preparation. Various technological developments may affect C2, different domains and different levels may not always “understand” each other and essential or highly beneficial knowledge and information may be available but unfindable for the operator because he/she is unaware of the existence.


The aim of the seminar is to inspire participants by providing them with examples of the importance of both traditional information flows as well as evolving possibilities. In order to achieve this, the C2CoE will invite a variety of speakers addressing various aspects of getting connected. Thereby illustrating the needs, opportunities and challenges of connectivity.

Keynote Speakers:

To be announced shortly.

Seminar Guide:

The seminar guide, containing the biographies of the speakers, will be forwarded to participants nlt the 14th of June 2019.


Tue June 25th,
1800 – 2100LT: Welcome, inprocessing and hosted icebreaker

Wed June 26th
0900 – 1700LT: Seminar
1900 – 2200LT: Optional non-hosted BBQ

Thu June 27th
0900 – 1500LT: Seminar (cont’d)
1500 – 1600LT: Conclusion and closure

Theme 1:

Technological developments, near and far. To achieve this, we invited keynote speakers with authority on the subject.

Theme 2:

The language: understanding information within NATO. This track focuses on the intricacies of information exchange amongst different domains.

  • Exchange of awareness and understanding between different levels of command, including the political level;
  • Challenges within and amongst the classic and new battlespaces (land, air, maritime, space, cyber);
  • Keeping up with academic and commercial developments

Theme 3:

The unknown knowns: existing relations that may not be employed to the maximum extent possible.

  • Knowledge institutes and NATO’s own centres of excellence;
  • The relation between NATO and the EU.

High-ranking authorities and experts in Command and Control have been invited as keynote speakers.

Administrative Information:

Administrative information on the seminar can be found here.

Registration and payment for the seminar itself can be done through the registration form below.

Please feel free to contact the following project officers with any immediate questions related to our seminar:

LtCol Herbert de Groot (NLD AF), 0031 (0)30 218 7044
Maj František Bartko (SVK A), 0031 (0)30 218 7006

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Ticket
NATO C2COE Annual Seminar "Get Connected"
including BBQ
Participate no-host BBQ (€60) on Wednesday



Conference Fee
The conference fee of €95 per person (€155 including BBQ – see menu) is to be paid in advance using the following banking details:

Command and Control Centre of Excellence
IBAN NL82ABNA0615904270

The conference fee includes the use of the conference room and its facilities, coffee-breaks (including tea and soft drinks), lunch on the 26th and 27th and the ice-breaker on Tuesday-evening.

Hotel - Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport
All participants are responsible for booking their own hotel accommodation directly with their preferred hotel. A block reservation has been made at the Park Inn by Radisson Brussels Airport which can be used through this link: Follow given instructions.

Limited (paid) parking is available at the hotel (€15/day).

Transport between hotel and Brussels airport terminal can be provided upon request through the hotel reception. Please contact the reception desk to make the necessary arrangements.

T:+32 2 302 75 00
F: +32 2 302 75 99

Transportation to and from other hotels will not be provided.