A No-Fail Mission – Inside the story of NATO’s new Headquarters Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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A project 20 years in the making, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) new headquarters in Brussels is not only one of the most unique buildings in the world, it was also a once-in-a-generation endeavor. Complexity, size, politics, security, technology and, most importantly, people were the core components of a successfully delivered one-off programme.  The story of the new NATO HQ, the team, the innovative approaches, the challenges, and the lessons learned are universally applicable.  This session will address the magnitude, human aspects and knowledge gained from building, equipping and launching one of the most state-of-the-art buildings in Europe for the world’s most successful alliance.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insights and lessons learned during this lengthy and complex project of NATO’s new headquarters.

  • Discover the innovative approaches and core components of creating one of the most state-of-the-art buildings in Europe.


Portrait photo of Bogdan Lazaroae Bogdan Lazaroae
Director, Headquarters Project Office and Transition Office, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NAT, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)


Project Management, Workplace

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