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New reality of the ever changing world

01.09.2017

Photo: Anže Malovrh/STA
On Monday and Tuesday Slovenia will host the 12th Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), which has become established in the region as an important and far-reaching meeting point of politicians, business leaders and representatives of the academic community. It is due to be attended by the largest number of participants to date, with around 1,000 people from 70 countries, including 15 foreign ministers and high representatives of the European Union.

This is an important regional event that will involve a total of 30 events under the title New Reality in the world at a time when circumstances in the world are changing and new centres of power are emerging. Since its beginnings back in 2006, when it was held for the first time, the Forum has grown into a recognisable brand and has become one of the most prominent high-level international conferences in the wider region, while the Forum aims to become a kind of regional Davos.

The fact that the European Union and its institutions have acknowledged the importance of the Forum is demonstrated by the fact that this year, it will be attended by three representatives of the Union, and alongside the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans will be the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, and the European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc from Slovenia.

The Forum is clearly developing successfully into an opportunity for an in-depth strategic discussion of pressing regional and global issues among leaders and decision-makers in the public and private sectors. It attracts heads of state and government, ministers, diplomats, business people, academics, young people and media from all over the world, and offers the opportunity for bilateral and multilateral meetings and for forging connections among political and business leaders.


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