General Information


After more than a decade of annual gathering, the Bled Strategic Forum has evolved into a leading international conference in Central and South-Eastern Europe, bringing together a diverse set of participants, including heads of state and government, ministers, diplomats, businesspeople, scholars and experts, youth, and media from around the world.

The Forum focuses on engaging the participants in discussions about, and seeking out of the box solutions for, the compelling regional and global challenges. In addition, it provides an excellent opportunity for tailored bilateral and multilateral meetings and networking with prominent regional and global actors from the spheres of diplomacy, policy, business, science, and innovation.


With over 1200 participants (including BSF, Business BSF and Young BSF) from 80 countries, the 2018 Bled Strategic Forum was the biggest event in its history.

The participants in 2018 included 1 head of state, 2 heads of government, 4 foreign and 32 other ministers, 16 representatives of international organizations and 14 other high-level guests. The Forum was covered by 72 media representatives, including television, radio and newspaper journalists, which were supported by 99 partners and sponsors. Around one third of participants at the event were representatives of economy and business.


Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) international conference is a project of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, and is organized jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Centre for European Perspective.


Mr Peter Grk, Secretary-General of the Bled Strategic Forum (Curriculum Vitae)

Ms Katja Geršak, Executive Director of the Centre for European Perspective and Executive Editor of the Bled Strategic Times

Ms Meliha Muherina, Young BSF Programme Director

Mr Matej Gregorec, BSF Project Manager

Ms Neža Repše, BSF Project Manager

Ms Urška Volk-Kovačič, BSF Project Manager

Mr Žiga Pirnat, BSF Creative Director

Tomaž Rogač, BSF Corporate Partnerships