13th International Conference
BLED STRATEGIC FORUM
Bridging the Divide
10 – 11 September 2018
10 – 11 September 2018
Recent technological advances have helped deepen our understanding of the world and, in certain areas, bring us closer together than ever, but the world remains rife with tensions. The predictions and indeed hope of many political thinkers at the end of the 20th century that access to information would result in greater homogeneity has not materialised. While many believe that facts are objective, we are now learning that in human interactions, distinguishing between facts and perceptions is harder than it seems, that reality is very personal, depending on our cultural experience, traditions and values. How do we distinguish a fact from a perception or a myth? How do we decide that what we see is true and not merely the result of subjective views? And when our realities differ, how do we bridge the divide?
We bring together over 1000 regional and global actors from the spheres of diplomacy, policy, business, science, and innovation. One stop shop to seek for global answers to the burning challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our Forum would not be what it is without its famous location. Hosted in the most beautiful alpine resort, the event offers a 2-in-1 deal: magnificent views and meaningful purpose.
An excellent opportunity for seeking fresh opportunities, starting new partnerships and exchange of ideas between political and business leaders.
Lean back and relax? Not at the Bled Strategic Forum! A fusion of panels, interviews and interactive formats sparkles vivid and at times heated debates.
They love it. See what the previous attendees had to say!
BSF Impressions: Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
BSF Impressions: Angel Gurria, Secretary General of OECD, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
BSF Impressions: Dr Hanan Ashrawi, PLO Executive Committee Member and PLC Member, Palestine, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
BSF Impressions: Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and President-elect for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
BSF Impressions: Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
BSF Impressions: Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2017. September 2017, Bled, Slovenia.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Slovenia
Centre for European Perspective
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