2019 Bled Strategic Forum

‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’


Resources, their availability and regional dispersion are shaping strategic relations in the international community. The effective management of strategic resources maintains stability, reduces security risks and contributes to improving living standards, whereas uneven and unjust distribution lead to inequality and the concentration of resources in centres of power.


Under the title ‘(Re)sources of (In)stability’, the 14th Bled Strategic Forum, took place between 31 August and 3 September 2019 in Ljubljana/Bled, Slovenia, and was dedicated to discussing the role of (re)sources regarding peace and security, sustainable development and economic progress.

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29th Economic Forum, Krynica Zdrój, Poland

Between 3 and 5 September 2019, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-Large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, participated at the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdrój, Poland.

Western Balkans Panel: It’s High Time for Region Join EU

The traditional high-profile panel on the Western Balkans at the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) heard the participants note that it was high time for the countries of the region to join the EU as they were making serious progress, and that the EU should not forget about the region while dealing with internal issues. The…

Climate Crisis Should Be Seen As a Business Opportunity

Climate change has become a reality, but rather than seeing climate crisis as a challenge it should be seen as an opportunity, heard participants of a debate on greentech at the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF). »We should not be driven by fear, but see [the climate crisis] as a motivation,«  Mr Gregor Benčina, President of…


12 – 15 November, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Creativity is recognized as a driving force for development – socially, culturally, economically, environmentally and even politically. Its potential, however, is still greatly untapped, the disconnect between policy makers and creative communities being one of the principal reasons.

To unlock the cultural and creative sector’s potential for regional development, Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Union for the Mediterranean launched Creative Forum Ljubljana in 2018. With its focus on the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, it brings together policy makers and creative communities from twenty countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Montenegro, Morocco, North Macedonia, Palestine, Serbia, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey.

While its first edition in April 2018 reviewed the regional state of play of the cultural and creative sector, this year’s Forum will set the ground for collective action. Under the title “Creative Capital United”, it is an invitation to unite our forces – regionally and sectorially, from education to the economy and policy making.

Creative Forum Ljubljana is the only platform that links the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans through creativity. It provides capacity building, networking opportunities, room for debate and policy review. It is an advocate and a catalyst of a policy change that creates a region-wide enabling environment for the cultural and creative sector.

More at www.creativeforum.si.


Crossroads of ideas

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.

The one and only, Bled

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.

Innovative session formats

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.




Turkish Airlines is the official airline of “Bled Strategic Forum” and special discounts are offered on certain booking classes. In order to proceed with the online booking tool for Turkish Conventions please visit the Turkish Conventions website and use the event code “152TKM19” under delegate section.