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Bled Strategic Forum International Conference

2 – 3 September 2024



The Bled Strategic Forum International Conference is the leading conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe. It takes place annually at the end of summer in the picturesque Alpine setting of Lake Bled, Slovenia.

The conference is a gathering of participants from various fields with diverse knowledge, encouraging them to exchange views and generate ideas to address present and future challenges. In addition, the conference also offers a unique opportunity for tailored meetings and networking with regional and global stakeholders.

The Bled Strategic Forum International Conference is the central event of the Bled Strategic Forum.



The 19th International Conference of the Bled Strategic Forum will take place in Bled on 2 and 3 September. This year’s event will be held under the title “A World of Parallel Realities”. The aim of this year’s conference will be to bring new innovative approaches to the programme and for young people to play a bigger part.

Find the Concept Note (English only) and Press Release (English, Slovene) here.

Concept Note

Press Release

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Bled Strategic Forum an invite-only event?

The BSF is an invite-only event and access is only possible through the possession of an official invitation.

Why do I need accreditation and where can I pick it up?

BSF is dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of all participants and accompanying staff. In order to ensure this, a range of security measures will be in effect.

Participants will be requested to undergo a security check as access to the venues shall be limited. A colour-coded badge system will be in effect during the event and we kindly ask you to wear your badge visibly at all times when accessing the Forum venues.

Please note you will not gain access to the main conference venue without first collecting your badge at the accreditation centre.


We will inform you about the place of accreditation pick-up in due time.

Where does the Bled Strategic Forum take place?

The Bled Strategic Forum takes place at Bled, Slovenia. The main Forum venues are the Bled Festival Hall and Rikli Balance Hotel.

What language will be used during the Bled Strategic Forum?

The working language of the event is English.

Is there a dress code at the Bled Strategic Forum?

Dress code is business formal.

Accommodation and travel costs

Participation at the Bled Strategic Forum is free of charge, while the costs of hotel accommodation and the travel (to Slovenia) are covered by Forum participants themselves.

With the hope of making your stay at Bled as smooth as possible, we are happy to offer some ideas for accommodation, which can be found here:

Hotels in the vicinity of the Forum venues are Lovec Hotel, Rikli Balance Hotel, Astoria Hotel, Savica Hotel, Park Hotel and Grand Hotel Toplice.

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