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Frequently Asked Questions

Organization Participation

Q: How can I exhibit at this event?
Learn more about Exhibiting here.


Q: How can I be a sponsor at this event?
Learn more about Sponsorship opportunities here.


Q: What is the address of the Grand Hotel River Park?

Grand Hotel River Park, Dvorakovo Nabrezie 6, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 81102

Q: How do I get to Bratislava, Slovakia?

We have a handy page built out that tells you the best way(s) to get to beautiful Bratislava! Check it out here.

Q: How do I get to the Symposium once I'm in Bratislava? 

Once you are in Bratislava and checked into your hotel. It is a short walk to the venue from most transport links, more information can be found here

Check-In and Badge Pickup

Q: Where can I check in and pick up my event badge?

Onsite Badge Collection and Registration will take place in the venue reception.

Opening Hours:

Tuesday, 1 October 07.30 - 18.30 

Wednesday, 2 October 07.00 - 18.30 

Thursday, 3 October 07.00 - 14.30 


Q: What do I need to bring for check-in?

A: To avail of the discounted price according to your registration type, you must present proper identification. The specific requirements are as follows:

  • Academia (Faculty/Student Discount):

    • Faculty: Please present a valid faculty identification card.

    • Students: Please present a current student identification card.

  • Military/Government Discount:

    • Military Personnel: Please present a valid government/military identification card.

    • Government Employees: Please present a valid government identification card.

Dress Code

Q: What should I wear to the event?

Speakers: Business Dress
Civilian: Business Dress
Military: Service Dress

Civilian: Business 
Military: Uniform of the Day

Changing facilities are available onsite via WCs.

Q: Will a coat check be provided?

Yes, a cloakroom is available at registration.

Q&A Sessions

Q: How can I participate in Q&A sessions with speakers?

For this event, we are asking that all questions be asked through Slido. Slido is a system that you can access using your smartphone. Each speaker will have a designated QR code that you will be able to scan at the beginning and end of their session. This will then allow you to ask your question via your smartphone. 

Photography and Recording

Q: Can attendees take photos or record sessions? Are there any restrictions on sharing content from the event?

You may share photos and videos from the event with the hashtag #gsofeurope, keeping the below limitations in mind:

  •  Before taking or posting any pictures or videos featuring another individual or their technology, you must get their verbal approval.
  •  Panel Sessions are conducted under Chatham House Rule, therefore no videos of these sessions may be recorded or posted.

Refreshments and Meals

Q: Are meals provided during the event?

Lunch is available for all those onsite with a valid registration and can be found in the catering areas just left of the exhibition
floor entrance (rows C and D). These also cater to different dietary requirements. Please note, that opening hours may vary.

Q: Will there be an area to get water at the event?

Yes, there will be water stations throughout the venue. 


Technology and Connectivity

Q: Is there Wi-Fi available at the venue?

Yes, there will be WI-FI at this event. 

Social Media and Hashtags

Q: Is there an official event hashtag for social media?
Yes, there is an official event hashtag #GSOFEurope 

Q: How can attendees share their experiences online?

You can share your experiences by tagging the Global SOF Foundation or by adding the hashtag to any of your social media posts. We would to see everyone's experiences so please feel free to tag us. @Globalsof