Grand Hotel River Park Bratislava 

Address: Dvořákovo nábrežie 6, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia 

GPS coordinates: 48.14124, 17.09156 


Participation at the GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum is possible by invitation only due to the limited capacity of the venue. The invitation is strictly personal and non-transferable, subject to a thorough selection process. Every invitee must be approved by the GLOBSEC Forum Audience Board, consisting of the organisation’s Executive Committee and Project Managers. For more information, please consult our Rules and Procedure of Participation. 


Accreditation will take place at the Riverpark Dance School, Dvořákovo nábrežie 4, 811 02 Bratislava. Entry is via the pedestrian zone from the back side of the River Park Complex. Please note you will not gain access to the main conference venue without first collecting your badge at the accreditation centre.  

If possible, we ask that you pick up your badge on 28 May 2023 to avoid likely queues on 29 May 2023 shortly before the opening. Please bring identification when collecting your badge. A passport is preferred, though a national ID card is also acceptable for EU citizens. 

The accreditation centre will be open at the following times: 

  • Sunday 28 May 2023, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Monday 29 May 2023, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Tuesday 30 May 2023, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 
  • Wednesday 31 May 2023, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 


The Forum will take place at the Grand Hotel River Park, Dvořákovo nábrežie 6, 811 02 Bratislava. Entry is via the pedestrian zone from the back side of the hotel, where you will need to show your badge. On entrance to the venue, you will go through airport-style security arches prior to gaining access to the conference. 

We ask that you refrain from bringing any luggage with you and make use of your hotel’s left luggage service when possible. Your luggage will be searched, and you are requested not to bring any personal defence items with you as these will be confiscated on arrival. 


In case you have booked accommodation in one of our partner hotels, please note that accommodated guests are fully responsible for fees related to the cancellation of their accommodation or no-show. Please note that the organisers are not responsible for the check-in and check-out policy of the partner hotels, therefore cannot guarantee either early check-in or late check-out. The information about the check-in and check-out time in the partner hotels will be available soon. 

For guests accommodated in one of our partner hotels, GLOBSEC will provide regular shuttle service between the hotel and the venue of the Forum. If you travel by car, you can park your car directly in the hotel’s garage. Please note that the hotels will charge you directly. 


The main sessions take place on three stages simultaneously: Maria TheresiaBallroom, located on the first floor of the Grand Hotel River Park, the Danube Stage, located in front of the Hotel, and the GLOBSEC Boat Stage, located on the Danube, near the Hotel. 


On the side-lines of the Forum, GLOBSEC, in collaboration with partner institutions and think-tanks, is organising multiple closed-door sessions. These exclusive by-invitation-only formats aim to gather selected participants of the Forum such as representatives of public institutions, businesses and academia to conduct professional discussions on specialised topics and network. 


If you have requested so in your registration, you will have the possibility to use the local shuttle service provided by the organisers. This will be available during the duration of the Forum (29–31 May) and will be provided by the BMW Group Slovakia. 

Arrival: the BMW shuttle service includes transport from Vienna airport, Bratislava airport, or from the train and bus station in Bratislava to the hotel you will be accommodated in, on the day of your arrival. Our colleagues will be waiting for you at the airport arrivals terminal, train, or bus station holding the GLOBSEC Forum logo and will accompany you to your GLOBSEC-branded BMW. 

Departure: the BMW shuttle service also includes transport from the Grand Hotel to Vienna airport,Bratislava airport, or to the train and bus station in Bratislava. Guests accommodated in other hotels than Grand Hotel River Park are advised to use the shuttle bus service to arrive to the Grand Hotel on time for their departure. 

Upon your arrival to the Grand Hotel, GLOBSEC staff at the BMW Shuttle Service Desk will accompany you to your car. 


For guests accommodated in one of our partner hotels, we will provide regular shuttles  between the hotels and the venue of the Forum. The shuttle timetable will be available at the Info point as well as in the conference app. 


Our colleagues at the Info Point, located in the lobby of the Grand Hotel River Park, will be at your disposal from early morning to late evening during the Forum and will be happy to help you with any questions or inquiries you might have. 


To ensure the safest possible environment for all guests, we have prepared additional listening rooms and live streaming at the Grand Hotel, including the cafeterias, restaurants, and lobby. These premises will be equipped with LCDs, furnished with comfortable sofas and refreshments outside the main conference room. 


GLOBSEC 2023 mobile application will allow you to view the detailed agenda, as well as the list of confirmed speakers and participants, create a personalised agenda, share your feedback, and join the discussion through the Q&A section and polls. You will be able to download the GLOBSEC app via our upcoming email invitation as well as the Info Point in the Grand Hotel upon your arrival to GLOBSEC. All the logistical information will be available in the app. 


The health of our guests and all involved team members and suppliers is of key importance to GLOBSEC. At the same time, we understand that a potential infection and subsequent need for a self-isolation/home-office would present an unwelcome disruption in the working routine of our guests. 

GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum organizers have therefore adopted several measures and recommendations in the execution of the event in order to keep the participants and all involved members of the team, hotel staff, technicians, and other providers safe and healthy. Find out more in our Health Protocol.


The security of our guests is of paramount importance to the organisers. Therefore, be prepared  to go through security checks every time you enter the Security Perimeter (more details in the upcoming weeks). We kindly ask you to wear your badge at all times when attending GLOBSEC 2023 Bratislava Forum

Access to the Security Perimeter will only be permitted to those wearing their badge provided by the organisers at the Accreditation centre. Please note that your badge and lace are non-transferable and any violation of this policy may result in immediate revoking of participation in GLOBSEC. In case of any medical or other emergency please inform the nearest organising team member.