resconf2017logoIn close cooperation between NATO HQ International Staff, International Military Staff, the Strategic Commands, and the National Representatives, the NATO Resource Conference 2017 will be held from 8-9 March 2017 in Reykjavik, ICELAND.

The theme of the conference is "Resourcing NATO's Long term Adaptation".

This event will provide a unique opportunity for key national decision makers across all resource areas, to obtain valuable insight in work that is planned for and ongoing within the NATO Resource Communities. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for an exchange of views, clarification of positions and identification of challenges and risk that may lay ahead.

These exchanges will enable all participants to increase their awareness, obtain better understanding and to express their views, ideas and options to allow for those to be taken into consideration during future deliberations on these, whether at national level, within NATO HQ or at Command level.

The NATO Resource Conference is a recurring event that takes place every 18 months and aims at gathering decision makers from the NATO Nations capitals and their representatives in Brussels to enhance understanding and directions on how to maximize the use of resources in order to satisfy requirements from the Military Commanders in countering threats (both present and future) and seek ways in obtaining the necessary capabilities.

After the Warsaw Summit, the Heads of States and Government have endorsed the path of Adaptation of the Alliance to counter threats to our east and south, while safeguarding the protection of our populations, enhancing consultation and cooperation and partnerships.

A central thread throughout the conference will be an integrated approach to decision making taking into account all resources, their characteristics, their strength and weaknesses and how we best can utilized these in a manner that will create synergies, and enable us to maintain, enhance and obtain those capabilities required for todays and tomorrows security environment, and securing the success of NATO's long term adaptation.

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Click here to open the Resource Conference 2017 Agenda
(as of December 14th, 2016)

If you intend to participate, please register at

Transportation, Accommodation and Administrative Notes

It is the participant's responsibility to reserve and book his/her own air transportation. We have secured favourable rates with Icelandair on a limited number of seats. You can make use of the rates on a "first come, first serve" basis. Those favourable rates apply to flights from Brussels and returning either to Brussels, Paris-Orly or Amsterdam, and flights from Washington (IAD) and return. Only a limited number of seats are available. Details can be found in the attachment to the "Flight Reservation Form". Once these limited seats are gone, Icelandair regular rates will apply. Deadline for obtaining favourable rates is 25 January 2017. After this date, Icelandair regular rates will apply. Booking at the favourable rates can be done by completing this Flight Reservation Form and emailing it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the Icelandair office for Belgium/Netherlands on workdays between 0900-1700 at telephone +31 20 521 3955.

Accommodation is an individual responsibility. We have secured rooms at reduced rates for the conference at the Grand Hotel Reykjavik. You are advised to make reservations through the aforementioned website using the procedures described therein. The negotiated rate is 193 Euro per night for single occupancy or 215 Euro for double occupancy and includes breakfast, access to the fitness centre and free Wi-Fi. Direct booking can be done through this dedicated link for the conference set up by the hotel. The rates and the rooms will only be guaranteed if reservations are made prior to 26 January 2017. We cannot guarantee the availability of rooms after that date.
The conference would be held in the

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Click here to download a PDF version of the above information plus information on conference fees, ground transportation and more.

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