Home of creative meetings

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Home of creative meetings


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Location Airport Open since

In the heart of Slovenia and its capital, Ljubljana 25 minutes to/ from the airport 1980, totally renovated between 2006 and 2013

Number of halls

22

Capacity of halls

Overall capacity: 5,000 Largest cinema setting: 2,000 Largest classroom setting: 500 Largest reception setting: 1,500 Largest banquet: 700 Area (m2): 36,000 Exhibition area (m2): 4,000

Contact

CANKARJEV DOM PreĹĄernova cesta 10 1000 Ljubljana T.: +386 (0)1 241 71 22 E.: congress@cd-cc.si www.cd-cc.si

Specials

PCO agency Professional technical team Protocol trained

Membership

IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) SCB (Slovenian Convention Bureau)


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Welcome to the heart of creative meetings

Cankarjev dom is the heart of creative congresses and events in Slovenia. Creativity is the essence of our work and for almost 40 years we have been a legendary institution and a synonym for cultural and humanistic activities and the meetings industry in Slovenia. Every year, more than 2500 events reflect the creativity and innovation of Slovenian society, culture, and science, and mirror the time. The experience of organising events in Cankarjev dom is different. We are the only congress centre and organiser in Slovenia offering a comprehensive congress service. This includes everything from a professional congress organisation to a seamless technical implementation. Our mission is to provide space and the conditions for meeting the most influential experts from all over the world. Professional meetings are the basis for education and transfer of knowledge, for the creation of new scientific and professional ideas, which, ultimately, also affect the success of the economy. Our goal is to have satisfied participants, as we are aware that this also means having satisfied clients. In our country, the space for new congress ideas and top events is unlimited. The participants of your congresses will be impressed by our exciting offer, and our professional team is a guarantee for a superbly executed event. We add a new creative dimension to your congresses and events. We are Cankarjev dom – CD Congress Centre Ljubljana


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We have a lot to show Cankarjev dom, the largest culture and congress centre in Slovenia, hosts as many as 2500 cultural, scientific and corporate events per year and is annually visited by half a million people (for comparison: Slovenia has a population of two million, while its capital Ljubljana, where Cankarjev dom is located, has fewer than 300,000).

We are distinctive ... … through our name Cankarjev Dom, Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana is named after Slovenia’s finest novelist, playwright and poet, Ivan Cankar (1876–1918), a Central European literary giant whose output reflects the prevailing trends of his time.

… through our building Cankarjev dom is the work of the architect Edvard Ravnikar (1907–93) who represents the central figure of Slovenian modern architecture and urbanism.

Valerie Thiollet Team Manager of the Specialty Congress Department at European Society of Cardiology We chose the Cankarjev dom as a venue for Europrevent 2018 as it seemed the most appropriate venue in which to hold our congress. Its location in the city centre is a real asset. We got what we were looking for: good value for money, professionalism, good infrastructure and equipment. We were particularly amazed by the team! Everyone is very professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend the Cankarjev dom to other congress organisers as it’s a guarantee of success. The proof is our decision for the Europrevent congress to return to the Cankarjev dom every three years!

The building is dynamic and follows the organisation of the interior space. The unique façade casing made of white marble slabs gives the building a calm and homogeneous look. The fact that Cankarjev dom is worth a visit in its own right is confirmed by the fact that part of the city walls of the Roman Emona and older residential blocks is included in the aesthetic image of the surroundings of this mighty venue.

… through our address We are near to all the major institutions of the Slovenian state (the Parliament, the Government Building, and the Presidential Palace), as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ljubljana’s main Police Station, and several embassies.


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Our stunning interior Grand Reception Hall, First Foyer, Linhart Hall, Gallus Hall, Kosovel Hall, Ĺ tih Hall


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More than a congress centre The essence of organising events is in listening to and understanding the actual needs of the client. Experience is not just invaluable but is also a guarantee for top-notch events. At Cankarjev dom, we have been collecting experience for almost 40 years.

We have been constantly upgrading our services, and the integral elements of our PROFESSIONAL CONGRESS ORGANISATION SERVICE are adapted to the different groups of event organisers: scientific meetings, business and corporate events, as well as social and political events.

Danilo FerjanÄ?iÄ? General Manager of Porsche Slovenia Just as Cankarjev dom has marked the most important events in the history of our country, it is also recorded in the history of our company. We had the first press conference upon the founding of Porsche Slovenia in 1993 in Cankarjev dom. Last year, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of our company with a celebratory event in Cankarjev dom too.


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Full service Assistance to the scientific committee

Financial management

Exhibition and sponsors management

▪ Registration ▪ Hotel reservation / accommodation ▪ Speakers’ and VIP’s handling ▪ Abstract submission and evaluation ▪ Congress materials, design and print

▪ Counselling on the event’s budget and/or financial management, including pre-financing ▪ Assistance in obtaining funds, sponsors, patrons

▪ Preparing the offer for sponsors & exhibitors ▪ On-line booking of exhibition space ▪ Agreements for sponsors & exhibitors ▪ Logistics from the floor plan to in-house technical equipment and execution

On-site management

Congress planning

▪ Destination management in Slovenia and internationally ▪ Technical organisation and implementation ▪ Rental of state-of-the-art technical equipment and services requisite for effective implementation ▪ Transfers and accompanying tourist services ▪ Social programme and catering

▪ General congress/event planning and organisation ▪ Assistance in submitting a bid and drawing up other documents to win the organisation of a conference ▪ Venue selection / organisation of events across Slovenia and around the globe ▪ Destination support

Communication ▪ Event marketing ▪ Promotion and PR ▪ Delegate management and communication ▪ Delegate registration and accommodation online and on-site ▪ Visa Handling Service ▪ Development, editing and maintenance of website and smartphone/tablet applications

Mojca Prah Klemenčič Director of Region Slovenia at Krka, d.d., Novo mesto For many years Krka has organised events for the professional public. Here, we are guided by the following: a quality professional programme, selected lecturers, and an appropriate place for the event. We are particularly pleased with the long-lasting successful cooperation with a reliable partner, which makes an excellent contribution to making our events ones which stay in the memory for many years.


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For professional congress organisers, the only internationally comparable and standardised method is the accreditation system of the international association IAPCO. The PCO – Professional Congress Organisers association is committed to orderly, transparent and reliable management of congressional projects based on the certification and accreditation of its members. Currently, 171 members from 14 countries meet the strict certification criteria. In Slovenia, the only member of the IAPCO is the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana, having been a member since 1980.

Membership of the ICCA - International Congress and Convention Association assures the clients that events will be organised according to the international standards. The CD Congress centre Ljubljana has been a part of the network of more than 1,100 members worldwide since 1981.

Cankarjev dom belongs to the very top of the congress centres of New Europe. On the certification for the Meetings Star it received a high score of 4.81.


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Club CD

Did you know?

Club CD boasts some of the most beautiful views in Ljubljana: from Rožnik (Ljubljana’s central hill) to Triglav (the highest Slovenian mountain in the Julian Alps) on one side, and all the way to Ljubljana Castle on the other.

Altitude The difference in altitude from the cellar below the Gallus Hall to the CD Club is equal to the height of Ljubljana’s famous Skyscraper - 70.35 metres.

Ljubljana Film Festival – LIFFe

Grand Reception Hall

LIFFe – the most important regional film festival - is organised by Cankarjev dom. Since 1990, the festival has been presenting the best and the latest in European and international film production. In its three decades, the festival has grown from the initial 13 to almost 300 screenings in 2017, while the number attending has also been steadily increasing, from 4,000 in 1990 to an impressive 42,000 recent visitors.

The Grand Reception Hall is considered to be one of the most stunning and elegant halls in Slovenia.

The Schuke Organ in the Gallus Hall - the largest in this part of Europe With its four manuals, pedals and 73 registers and almost 8000 pipes the Cankarjev dom organs is a true revelation and challenge to organists, composers, orchestras and conductors.

Ljubljana Jazz Festival The Ljubljana Jazz Festival - the largest and oldest regional jazz festival - also takes place under the auspices of Cankarjev dom. For almost 60 years, Slovenia’s capital has played host to the Ljubljana Jazz Festival. In addition to the established names, the Ljubljana Jazz Festival also presents rising artists from all over the world, as well as music projects, while always placing a special emphasis on Slovenian musical creativity.


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Everything under one roof Science and culture To organisers of scientific meetings we provide help at all stages of event preparation – from bidding to marketing, and all the way to execution of the conference or congress. We host events related to natural and human sciences. For example, we host everything from a series of lectures on “Robots are changing the world”, given by internationally renowned experts, to talks by the stars of human sciences, such as Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky. The most prominent recent scientific meetings held in Cankarjev dom vary from energy and power to pharmacy and medicine. Evidence of Cankarjev dom’s incredible

Gary Machado Executive Director at European Emergency Number Association (EENA) We were looking for a professional and modern venue, which was easily accessible, and which could cater to the needs of our growing audience. We found exactly this at Cankarjev dom. We were impressed by both the venue itself and the atmosphere within it. The facilities of the Cankarjev dom were fantastic, with spacious conference rooms and a large, convenient space for an exhibition area. I would recommend Cankarjev dom; we had an excellent experience when holding our conference there. The conference centre can easily be adapted to events of varied sizes and themes and the professional staff were ready to help whenever necessary. We are looking forward to coming back to Cankarjev dom in 2022!

value for organisers of professional and scientific events are: the decision by the organisers of Europrevent who, after holding the 13th European Congress on Preventive Cardiology in Cankarjev dom, decided to bring it back every three years; the decision of organisers of EDTNA / ERCA to hold the congress in Cankarjev dom in 2020 for the second time; and the recent decision by EENA organisers who decided to bring their conference back to Cankarjev dom in 2022.


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Protocol specialists Due to the exclusivity of our premises and our understanding of protocol, we are able to assure organisers of social and political events that their event will have a long-lasting echo in the public memory. The staff are already well-trained in the highest-level protocol. In other congress centres they usually hire an additional protocol service but in Cankarjev dom the protocol is automatically included in the package when you book our venues.

M. Sc. Aleksander Strel Chief of Protocol of the Republic of Slovenia Since its inauguration, Cankarjev dom has been and still is one of the most important Slovenian cultural and congress venues for many generations. It combines all the very significant qualities that are required when hosting events at the highest level of protocol: highquality and multipurpose spaces, top-level execution and staff, as well as a superb and diverse programme. Cankarjev dom is without doubt a cultural centre that connects, for Slovenia as a whole. With its role and location in the heart of the capital, it has become established both on the national as well as the international scene and, as such, it proudly and rightfully bears the name of one of our greatest authors.


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Large, medium or small events We can host everything from the most demanding large international congresses to smaller press conferences and seminars.

Aleksander SalkiÄ? Head of Corporate Communications at Petrol Cankarjev dom is our biggest cultural temple which has an excellent team behind. They always welcome us with open arms, provide us with technical and organisation assistance, and take care of the topnotch events. Our cooperation is based on a great deal of trust. And every time again we are surprised by their excellence, heartfulness, creativity and respect to us, supporters of Cankarjev dom. At the same time, with a wide repertoire of projects and events, they provide us with the opportunity to expand our cultural horizons.

International congresses and conferences We are qualified for large international productions, and our great advantage are the 22 multifunctional halls that allow for a wide variety of combinations. At the moment, we can host up to 5000 congress participants and larger accompanying exhibitions.

Corporate events We provide organisers of business events with supreme facilities, impeccable technical execution and the possibility of a comprehensive event production. Corporate events are co-created and enriched with our ideas and superior performance.

Trade fairs and exhibitions Fairs and exhibitions are equipped with our own exhibition and other technical equipment, we can provide the entire production of exhibitions and fairs.


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Political events Congresses and conventions of political parties, together with the protocol, security in accordance with the highest requirements and standards, and live TV broadcasts, have been held in Cankarjev dom since its foundation.

Celebrations and award ceremonies

Social events and celebrations We provide banqueting facilities furnished in accordance with the highest standards. We work with 3 selected catering companies in Slovenia, who prepare a varied selection of food for each event.

The best stage technology and staff that master the most demanding A-production are the main reason that most ceremonial events in Slovenia take place in Cankarjev dom.

Elita Zoer European Public Health Conference Coordinator After visiting the Cankarjev dom, the European Public Health Conference’s team decided that the building would be suitable for the size of this particular annual conference. The format of the EPH Conference needs a lot of rooms. We were most amazed by the very suitable location near the city centre, only a short distance away by foot, really great! We also loved the policy of greening the city, how the city and the Cankarjev dom are exceptionally well-maintained, and we were also amazed by the very reasonable cost. The service was also excellent and the staff is very dedicated. We would really recommend the Cankarjev dom to others.


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What visitors like about us Participants of congresses and events particularly value 1. Location in the city centre

4. Well-appointed rooms

Cankarjev dom is located in the city centre, by Ljubljana’s central Trg Republike square, and the great advantage of the location is that all the city sights and, above all, the key hotels are accessible on foot. There are many restaurants nearby, from self-service to top quality for the most demanding guests.

A great advantage is the variety of spaces for various congress needs. With recently completed renovations, all rooms are adapted to modern technological requirements, more useful, more comfortable, and more beautiful.

2. Accessibility

5. Sustainable approach

The administrative and political centre, in which Cankarjev dom is set, is easily accessible on foot, by car or by public transport. Under Trg Republike square, there is a large carpark, and the latest one is a nearby parking garage under Kongresni trg square.

A sustainable approach is achieved with as many as 500,000 buzzing Carniola bees providing own honey production and contributing to Ljubljana and Slovenia’s biodiversity and sustainable stability also through our environmentally friendly business philosophy.

3. Rich cultural programme

6. Friendly staff

Participants at congresses can also enjoy the rich cultural programme of our premises at any time. Exhibitions, music concerts and theatre performances are on all year round and they enrich our congress offer.

Cankarjev dom’s own hosting service with a long tradition is a guarantee that event participants are always warmly welcomed and feel at home.

7. Quality food Professional staff cater for the different tastes and diverse nutritional needs and specialties of the participants, while ensuring that the food is seasonal and of local origin.


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What clients like about us Event organisers love to highlight 1. Full service concept

5. Complete client care

We are the only congress centre in the region which in addition to the premises also provides comprehensive organisation of congresses and events and has its own unparalleled technical team.

We are advisers, partners and friends to event organisers. We are with them during all stages of preparation and execution of the event which is particularly enabled by a wide range of in-house experts.

2. Space

6. Financial transparency

Among all the 22 multifunctional halls, that are definitely one of the key advantages compared to other congress venues, the largest, Gallus Hall, stands out with hosting of the most demanding and most acclaimed stage performances and scenographies in Slovenia.

Good cost and revenue management is crucial for a congress’ ultimate success. Cankarjev dom is committed to strict financial transparency and with us your budget will be in safe hands.

3. Top Team

7. No hidden or extra costs

Cankarjev dom has the largest number of specialists for individual segments of performance execution. One of the greatest benefits for the clients is a team of permanent staff who undergo constant training and can, thus, advise you in every situation.

Financial quotations for hall rental always include the available in-house technical equipment and staff, from hostesses to cleaning service, security and A/V technicians.

4. Technical equipment

8. Complexity of the offer

The latest multimedia technology, a premium light park and audio equipment, and simultaneous interpreting equipment which enables execution of the most demanding productions.

Booking a hall includes all the available technical facilities and staff, from A/V technicians to hosting staff and cleaning.

Tjaša Kolenc Filipčič International Marketing Manager for Group Triglav at Triglav Insurance Company Ltd. Why do you choose Cankarjev dom for events? Cankarjev dom is a key cultural institution in Slovenia, which in addition to the excellent cultural programme also offers a professional execution and technologically complete set of services for the implementation of events. What makes you most excited about Cankarjev dom? The whole repertoire of services provided by the institution for the implementation of events. And definitely its highly professional attitude at all levels. What is the most important thing for you when choosing a place for an event and do you get it at Cankarjev dom? The acoustics of the hall, technical equipment, accessibility and the previously mentioned criteria. Would you recommend the Cankarjev dom to others and why? Absolutely. Since trust, responsiveness and a high level of professional cooperation are crucial in organising events.


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The right capacity for you 6

KC

CD CLUB

GD

GALLUS HALL

LD

LINHART HALL

CD Club KC

KD

DP

0

GD

GC

LN

DP

LN

Ground Floor

VS

4 3

With 22-multi-purpose halls and functional rooms and a maxKOSOVEL HALL imum capacity of 2000 delegates in the DUŠA POČKAJ HALL plenary hall, Cankarjev dom is the largest LILI NOVY CLUB purpose-built congress centre in Slovenia.

E

CONFERENCE ROOMS E

M

CONFERENCE CD CLUB KC ROOMS M

VS

GRAND GALLUS HALL GD RECEPTION HALL

P1

FOYER LD 1 LINHART HALL

P2

FOYER 2 KD KOSOVEL HALL

GC

CD GALLERY

MG

SMALL GALLERY DP DUŠA POČKAJ HALL

M 2

LD

-1

1

MG

Foyer 1 ŠD

GD

ŠD

LN

-2 Foyer 2

6

5

4

3

2

LD KD

E

P2

ŠTIH HALL

P1

1

LILI NOVY CLUB

E

CONFERENCE ROOMS E

M

CONFERENCE ROOMS M

VS

GRAND RECEPTION HALL

P1

FOYER 1

P2

FOYER 2

GC

CD GALLERY

MG

SMALL GALLERY

E


U-shape

Double U

Reception

Banquet

-

-

-

-

Gallus Hall (GD)

-

-

-

-

Linhart Hall (LD)

72

50

70

300

180

-

-

-

-

-

-

Kosovel Hall (KD)

253

-

-

-

-

-

-

Štih Hall (ŠD)

116

72

40

30

-

-

70

-

Duša Počkaj Hall (DP)

90

40

30

28

22

-

50

40

Lili Novy Club (LN)

100

70

48

36

28

58

70

40

E1 Conference Hall

100

70

48

36

28

58

70

40

E2 Conference Hall

100

70

48

36

28

58

70

40

E3 Conference Hall

100

70

48

36

28

58

70

40

E4 Conference Hall

200

150

132

68

64

106

150

80

E1+2 Conference Hall

200

150

132

68

64

106

150

80

E3+4 Conference Hall

117

100

54

36

30

58

50

30

M1 Conference Hall

52

40

30

20

24

-

-

-

M2 Conference Hall

74

60

30

28

24

-

40

-

M3 Conference Hall

92

60

40

28

24

40

50

-

M4 Conference Hall

165

120

60

44

38

-

100

-

M3+M4 Conference Hall

1214

-

-

100

100

-

800

550

Grand Reception Hall (VS)

1456

-

-

-

-

-

600

400

First Foyer (P1)

1351

-

-

-

-

-

700

500

Second Foyer (P2)

364

-

-

-

-

-

200

100

CD Gallery (GC)

303

-

-

-

-

-

150

-

Classroom

-

Cinema

Boardroom

17

2000

1545

-

880

602

-

472

220

112

273

170

323

Club CD (KC)

Small Gallery (MG)


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Useful tips from our team Our team members share some tips on how to spend as much quality time as possible during congress events in the Cankarjev dom. The interesting answers make for a very special guide for congress guests in the Slovenian capital. Read our recommendations.

Breda Pečovnik Msc, Congress and Commercial Programme Director / Director General Assistant In Ljubljana I’m delighted by the mixture of Germanic rationality and the Mediterranean spirit, halfway between Vienna and Venice. This is embodied in the superb architecture of the famous Jože Plečnik. I would recommend to visit his masterpieces, which are among the most notable treasures of the 20th century.

Alenka Kregar Congress Management Senior Expert It’s nice to live in Ljubljana and the quality of life in our capital is remarkable. I think that in Ljubljana you can’t ignore the first-class cuisine, which has recently been flourishing. After a busy day at a congress I recommend going to the banks of the Ljubljanica river, where you will find high-class restaurants and bars.

© Blaž Potočnik, Ljubljana Tourism Photo Library

Maja Vidergar PR & Congress Marketing Specialist As a geographer by education, I’m still immensely in love with nature. If you have time during the congress I advise you to go to Tivoli Park and Rožnik hill. The Cankarjev dom is only a stone’s throw from the green lungs of the city, where Plečnik’s promenade and Ljubljana’s beautiful park await you.

Tina Kramberger

Mateja Peric

Dušica Todorović

Congress Project Manager

Congress Project Manager

MSc, Senior Business Development Manager

I’m happy to share the love of culture. Ljubljana’s cultural offer is so rich that no capital city would be ashamed of this. It’s best that you start your research on culture in our own building, while all the other central cultural institutions of Slovenia are also concentrated in the immediate vicinity.

I think that in their lives people can’t just disregard things like a healthy environment. Our five-star experiences are based on a safe and pleasant environment. This includes the mild climate, a high level of service, and a good attitude towards nature. You can connect with nature on the CD roof where, right in the city centre, we look after our own bee family.

I love it in Ljubljana that at the weekend I can put on my hiking shoes and either go to the nearby hills or take a trip to the sea and explore the picturesque towns and other places. You can really feel the breadth of life in Ljubljana. I’m trying to live this and I’m also trying to give our congress guests some of this same magic.


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We offer different meetings You can surprise your participants in Cankarjev dom by visiting cultural events and exhibitions. Some of the special programmes can be exclusively experienced only in CD.

Walk through the impressive backstage area Urban Beekeeping A guided tour of the global specialty of Cankarjev dom: the urban beehive on the roof of the CD, which is an example of an environmentally friendly business philosophy.

In addition to the three independently moving parts of 324-square-metre base stage, the Gallus Hall in the subsection also houses a rotating stage with a diameter of 17 metres and an acoustic orchestra pit. This extraordinary space can also be transformed into an exceptional venue for events.

Park Cankarjev dom A breath of fresh air after a tiring day or a venue for a meeting with nature in mind.


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Issued by Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Prešernova cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia www.cd-cc.si Prepared by Toleranca marketing d.o.o. Štihova 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia www.toleranca.eu Photos by Cankarjev dom photo library, Dragan Arrigler, Tadej Bernik, Branko Cvetkovič, Žiga Palčar, Tina Ramujkić, Mare Vavpotič, Nada Žgank Pattern by IlovarStritar Printed by MAT-FORMAT d.o.o. May 2019

We add a new creative dimension to your congresses and events.

Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana


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