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9th Bled Strategic Forum is rapidly approaching

On 1 and 2 September 2014 Bled will be hosting the 9th BSF titled "The Power of Trust". The conference will bring together numerous high-level politicians, business and media representatives, academicians, and young professionals. The agenda and up-to date list of participants are available at http://www.bledstategicforum.org/.
The global lack of trust, which is an inextricable part od well-functioning societies, is cause for concern. The situation has been further exacerbated with the crisis, increasing the lack of trust at the national, regional and global levels. The 2014 BSF will thus look into the power of trust and what happens when trust is lacking. Discussions will look into topical issues, i.e. the philosophy of leadership, demographic change, the spirit of Central Europe, cyber-security and the future of the Western Balkans. The night-owl session will be dedicated to the digital economy. The latest version of the agenda is available at http://www.bledstategicforum.org/bsf_2014/agenda.
Participants will be welcomed by Speaker of the National Assembly Milan Brglez, MFA Karl Erjavec and Mayer of Bled Janez Fajfar.
This years Young BSF takes place between 27 August and 1 September. Under the title "The Potential of Trust", it will bring together aspiring young leaders, diplomats, intellectuals, representatives of NGOs and business professionals. it will oper with the Young BSF Business Case Competition, featuring 7 teams of post-graduate students competing to find strategic solutions for selected cases. At the weekend event, the Young BSF Camp, students will be joined by 25 young professionals, and together they will tackle the question of the potential of trust. Ideas, solutions and visions will be presented at a special panel titled "The Potential of Trust", held as part of the central conference, on 1 September.

The deadline for the registration of media representatives wishing to follow the events as they unfold is about to expire. Registration, which can be made at http://akeditacije.ukom.gov.si/, closes on 22 August. More info at www.bledstategicforum.org and info.bsf(at)gov.si.

The 9th BSF has been made possible by some 30 Slovenian and foreign corporate parents and sponsors. This years stategic partners are BMW Slovenia, Generali and Riko. Special mention goes to Studio Moderna for their contribution to Young BSF, the International Visegrad Fund for the panel on Central Europe and Pristop for the opening of BSF. More info about partnership and sponsorship packages at http://www.bledstategicforum.org/about/corporate_partnerships