Allied Reach is a biennial conference for NATO military leaders organized by Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) General Denis Mercier, created for the mutual exchange of ideas affecting military, strategic and transformational issues from an operational perspective.
The conference took place in Riga, Latvia, from 11-14 April. The NCI Agency General Manager, Mr Koen Gijsbers, was among the NATO leaders invited to support the discussion on Continuous Strategic Awareness, Security Networking, Strategic Communication and the Capabilities and Capacities needed for the Alliance to "keep its edge, today and tomorrow". Mr Gijsbers underlined the importance for NATO Strategic Commanders to recognize the need for a close relationship with Industry and to put in place the policies and mechanisms necessary for the Alliance to deliver timely and effectively the C4ISR capabilities and services required to enable continuous strategic awareness.
SACT and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) will take the key findings and proposed actionable outcomes to adapt and improve concepts, to shape the Warsaw Summit Deliverables, and jointly address the future challenges that the Alliance and its partners are likely to face.