CONFERENCE VENUE


Bled Strategic Forum will be held at Hotel Golf, Cankarjeva 4, Bled.

Opening ceremony and the Leaders’ Panel will be taking place at Bled Festival Hall, Cesta svobode 11, Bled.

Business BSF will be held at Hotel Golf, Cankarjeva 4, Bled as well.

Networking reception and the Night Owl Session will be held at Grand Hotel Toplice, Cesta svobode 12, Bled.

Young BSF (by separate YBSF invitation only) will be held at the IEDC – Bled School of Management, Prešernova 33, Bled and at Hotel Astoria, Prešernova 44, Bled.

The Conference Centre at Hotel Golf will be open as follows:

Sunday, 4 September 2016, from 9:00 to 20:00

Monday, 5 September 2016, from 9:00 to 20:00

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, from 8:00 to 18:00.

ACCOMMODATION


We will take care of the booking only for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Secretary Generals of International Organisations, Panellists and Moderators. Please note that all other participants have to book their hotel rooms directly at the hotel. When booking, please use the BSF2016 code to identify yourself as a participant of the Bled Strategic Forum, since a preliminary reservation of hotel rooms for participants has already been made.

Due to a limited hotel capacity, we advise you to book no later than 10 August 2016.

Hotels available for the Bled Strategic Forum:

Hotel Golf****superior
Address: Cankarjeva 4, 4260 Bled
Telephone: +386 4 579 17 00
E-mail: hotelgolf@hotelibled.com
Website: http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/sl/nastanitve/sava-hoteli-bled/hotel-golf/
Check-in: after 14:00
Check-out: by 11:00

Hotel Park****
Address: Cesta svobode 15, 4260 Bled
Telephone: +386 4 579 18 00
E-mail: hotelpark@hotelibled.com
Website: http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/sl/nastanitve/sava-hoteli-bled/hotel-park/
Check-in: after 14:00
Check-out: by 11:00

Reservations: info@hotelibled.com or +386 4 579 16 00.

Please note that to book accommodation in Hotel Golf****superior or Hotel Park********superior you need to submit special Reservation form directly  to info@hotelibled.com.

Kompas Hotel Bled****
Address: Cankarjeva 2, 4260 Bled
Telephone: +386 4 620 51 00
E-mail: reservations@kompas-lovec.com

Website: http://www.kompashotel.com/
Check-in: after 14:00
Check-out: by 11:00

Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec****superior
Address: Ljubljanska cesta 6, 4260 Bled
Telephone:+386 4 620 41 00
E-mail: reservations@kompas-lovec.com
Website: http://www.www.lovechotel.com/
Check-in: after 14:00
Check-out: by 11:00

Reservations: reservations@kompas-lovec.com or +386 4 6205 107, +386 4 6205 112, +386 4 6205 118.

Please note that to book accommodation in Kompas Hotel Bled**** or Best Western Premier Hotel Lovec ****superior you need to submit special Reservation form directly  to reservations@kompas-lovec.com.

WORKING LANGUAGE


The official language of the conference is English.

REGISTRATION


Registration is only possible if you have received an official invitation on your email address.

Please register your participation at the conference by using ‘register’ button in the email invitation you received. You will need to provide your personal and logistical details. Please not that you cannot change the personal details once submitted, while you can change your travel details until 20 August 2016.

Once you register, you will receive an electronic confirmation with a generic code on your designated email address. You should print it or save it on your mobile phone (or have it in an email inbox that you can access with your mobile phone), so you will be able to show it to us at the accreditation desk. With this email you will also receive a link with access to your registration information, where you will be able to change your logistical details.

Without formal registration, we will not be able to send you an automated message containing the official voucher (a few days before the event) for receiving your accreditation on the ground.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with the registration, please contact the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) at +386 1 560 86 10 (Ms Nina Čepon) or via e-mail at registration@bledstrategicforum.org.

ACCREDITATION


Please note that you need to pick up your accreditation badge at the Information and Accreditation Desk at Hotel Golf before the opening of the Forum, as there will be a security check at conference halls’ entrances. In order to make the security check as smooth as possible, please make sure to arrive at the venue sites ahead of time. You should print or save your registration code (that will be sent to you a few days before the event), so you will be able to show it to us at the accreditation desk.

Accreditation badges will be distributed at the Information & Accreditation Desk at Hotel Golf.

Information & Accreditation Desk (Phone: +386 4 579 16 60) is located in the lobby of Hotel Golf and will be open as follows:

Sunday, 4 September 2016, from 9:00 to 20:00

Monday, 5 September 2016, from 9:00 to 20:00

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, from 8:00 to 18:00.

OFFICIAL CARRIER


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Turkish Airlines is the Official Carrier of the Bled Strategic Forum 2016 and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. For discounts, please visit the Turkish Conventions Website and use the event code 180TKM16 under delegate section.

Please note that the discount prices are applicable for the participant and one accompanying person, and are only valid for flights to Ljubljana, seven days before and seven days after the event.

TRANSPORT


Arriving by airplane

A shuttle service will be organised for BSF participants between Ljubljana Airport, Hotel Golf and other hotels in Bled (Grand Hotel Toplice, Hotel Park, Hotel Kompas, Hotel Lovec) and vice-versa. The shuttles between Ljubljana Airport and hotels in Bled will be departing every half an hour (e.g. 9.00, 9.30, 10.00 …). Upon your arrival to Ljubljana Airport, please find the Bled Strategic Forum Information Desk in the arrivals lounge, where our colleagues will direct you to the shuttle and provide you with any additional information.

Please note that a shuttle service will be provided for those only who have expressly indicated this option in their registration form and provided all the needed logistical details. Please note that other guests might accompany you in the shuttle.

Please note that the shuttles from Bled will depart from hotel Golf (every half an hour) and then continue picking up guests in other hotels in Bled (Grand Hotel Toplice, Hotel Park, Hotel Kompas, Hotel Lovec) before leaving for Ljubljana Airport. Please make sure to be waiting for you shuttle in front of your hotel, 5 minutes before departure at the latest. Also, take not that you need to be at Ljubljana Airport at least two hours before your flight departure. If you miss your shuttle you will need to wait for another one, in which case we will not be responsible for any delays. Should you be staying in other hotel in Bled than the ones listed above, we will contact you regarding your pick-up point and time of departure.

Detailed information regarding transport will also be available at the Information & Accreditation Desk in the Hotel Golf lobby.

Arriving by automobile

If you will be arriving to Bled with an automobile and will use Slovenian motorways and highways, you will need to buy a vignette (this can be obtained at any petrol station or highway rest area).

MEALS


A networking reception for all participants will be held on Monday, 5 September 2016 at 20:00 at the Grand Restaurant, Grand Hotel Toplice, Cesta svobode 12, Bled.

Lunch for all participants will be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2016 between 12:30 and 14:00 at the Golf Restaurant, Hotel Golf, ground floor, Cankarjeva 4, Bled.

Coffee breaks are scheduled during the conference.

LEISURE TIME & GUIDED TOUR


During leisure time (Monday, 5 September from 10:00 to 12:00) a guided tour will take place. You will receive an email with an invitation, where you will be able to sign up for the tour. Guests are welcome to register as well as at the Information & Accreditation Desk, where additional information is also available.

The departure point is Hotel Golf, Cankarjeva 4, Bled.

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES


Computers with internet access and printers will be available at the internet corner in the lobby of the Golf Hotel. Internet connections for laptops will be available at the internet corner as well.

VISA REQUIREMENTS


Visa requirements should be met prior to arrival in Slovenia. To obtain visas on time, we recommend applying for them as soon as possible, but no later than 10 August 2016.

Participants requiring entry visas should submit a copy of their registration form and the invitation to the conference to the nearest diplomatic mission of the Republic of Slovenia or to a diplomatic mission of a Schengen state representing Slovenia in visa matters. Further information is available at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. Participants with a valid Schengen visa, a resident permit or a long-term visa of any Schengen state do not require an additional visa to enter Slovenia. Participants are requested to indicate this on the registration form.

PRESS INFORMATION


The Press Centre will be located in the first floor of Hotel Golf, in room AURORA, and will be equipped with internet connection (LAN and W-LAN), five computers, and a printer.

The Press Information & Accreditation Desk will be located in the lobby of the Hotel Golf.

The Press Centre will be open as follows:

Sunday, 4 September 2016, from 9:00 to 20:00

Monday, 5 September 2016, from 9:00 to 22:00

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, from 8:00 to 18:00.

SOCIAL MEDIA


Guests are welcome to follow the 2016 Bled Strategic Forum on Facebook and Twitter (please use hasthtag #BSF).