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Publisher: Kongres Magazine Editor: Jasmina Jerant Copywriting: Gorazd Čad, Jasmina Jerant Graphic Design: Barbara Dimec Translation: Jasmina Jerant Production: Toleranca Marketing d.o.o. Photos: Ljubljana Tourism photo library; Archives of individual hotels, venues, and events Date: March 2019

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Why Ljubljana

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Top places where people meet

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Top places to stay

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Ljubljana MTLG

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European green capital

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Ljubljana idividual grades 2017 and 2018

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Comparison with the region

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What’s hot 2019

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Need to know 2019

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Best incentive idea

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The perfect gift

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Best kept secrets

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Off the beaten MICE track

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Cool meetings

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Interview with Jan Oršič, head of Ljubljana Convention Bureau

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Off the Beaten MICE Track

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Ljubljana’s Jazz Scene

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Musem of Illusions

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Bee Path

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Icentive ideas

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Open Kitchen

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Ljubljana Feminist Tour

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Trnulja Country Estate

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Special venues

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Švicarija Creative Centre

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Ljubljana Castle

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The directory

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Conference facilities

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Why Ljubljana The EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL 2016, Ljubljana has congresses written in its DNA. In 1821, long before the emergence of the meetings industry as we know it today, Ljubljana hosted the Congress of the Holy Alliance. It brought together important sovereigns, politicians and diplomats of the time to draw a new political map of Europe after Napoleon’s downfall. Due to its natural passage through the Ljubljana basin, the Slovenian capital has always had a linking role between South East and Central Europe. Ljubljana has many attributes of a big city, while creating the impression of a smaller and friendly town, which makes it so relaxing. The city is compact, picturesque, attractive and friendly to delegates attending conferences, corporate events or incentives programmes. Due to its accessibility and the well-developed and diversified meeting infrastructure, Ljubljana is Slovenia’s major congress destination, having the highest share of (international) meetings. Ljubljana is extremely safe and it is one of the most sustainably-oriented cities in the region.

Top places where people meet

1. GR Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre

2. Cankarjev dom - Cultural and Congress Centre

The location of this modernist building close to the city centre

Cankarjev dom is one of the higher-quality and more interesting

represents a significant competitive advantage and also contrib-

convention centres in Europe. Its cultural-artistic programme

utes to the city from a sustainable point of view. Beyond con-

and congress activity have been excellently complementing each

vention activity, the proximity to shopping, entertainment, rec-

other for 33 years. Cankarjev dom stands as a synonym for cultur-

reation etc., also responds to the needs of conference delegates.

al and humanistic activities and meetings industry in Slovenia.


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3. Ljubljana Castle

4. Grand Hotel Union ****

A mighty medieval fortress, a symbol of Ljubljana, the castle of-

The Grand Hotel Union, located metres away from Ljubljana’s old

fers an idyllic venue for special outdoor (courtyard) and indoor

town, boasts the largest hotel conference centre in Ljubljana. The

events just a stone’s throw from the lively city centre. Guests can

outstanding cuisine ensures that receptions, business lunches,

also reach the castle by taking the funicular railway from the old

and gala dinners are a resounding success.

town.

5. Hotel Lev ****

6. Best Western Premier Hotel Slon ****

Hotel Lev has been welcoming guests for more than half a cen-

In the most central location of this vivid and charming capital

tury. The hotel recently introduced a new concept that is now of-

city, the Best Western Premier Hotel Slon captures its surprising

fered to event organisers as a combination of an ‘out of the box’

character. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation and

conference and unconventional meeting setting that will surpass

recently refurbished multipurpose conferencing facilities com-

delegates’ expectations.

bined with excellent cuisine.


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7. Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons ****

8. Hotel Cubo ****

On the outskirts of Ljubljana, the hotel is located in a green en-

The boutique Hotel Cubo follows the modern design trend for

vironment, yet it is in close proximity to the urban centre. Sur-

meetings, believing that the power of an event lies in the active

rounded by woods and meadows, it boasts a productive environ-

co-creating and contact of participants, which is also encouraged

ment for any meeting or event.

by the arrangement of conference rooms.

9. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana ****

10. InterContinental *****

This hotel is set in a location that is quickly accessible, offers a

As part of its exclusive offer ‘Uncover the Unforgettable’, Ljublja-

business and shopping centre, and sports and entertainment fa-

na’s newly-opened InterContinental Hotel presents Ljubljana as

cilities. One of the main assets of the congress centre is its 15th

one of the hidden gems of Europe. The hotel welcomes all con-

floor location offering amazing views that extend as far as the

gress guests to discover meeting stories at this unforgettable

Alps.

destination.


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Top places to stay

1. Grand Hotel Union ****

2. Hotel Lev ****

The Grand Hotel Union, designed in an Art Noveau style, offers

Combining old charm with new concepts for meetings and

194 comfortable and elegantly furnished rooms, while perfectly

events, this city centre hotel recently underwent a makeover and

combining business and pleasure with a fitness and wellness

has a renovated lobby bar, breakfast room, a new ‘Wine Corner’

centre and a swimming pool on the eighth floor.

and a gym. It has 173 rooms and suites.

3. Best Western Premier Hotel Slon ****

4. Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons ****

The oldest hotel in Ljubljana and one of the city’s icons, the Best

In the middle of the city’s recreation epicentre, Mostec, amid

Western Premier Hotel Slon prides itself on its elite central loca-

green nature, yet just a stone’s throw from the city centre, an ex-

tion. The hotel’s long history is evidenced by its excellent service

cellent hotel for all lovers of recreation and an active life.

and facilities that spoil guests in all aspects.


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5. Hotel Cubo ****

6. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana ****

Located in a prestigious location, this boutique hotel has not

Wrapped in black glass, the 17-storey monumental cube is woven

only built its profile and reputation through design trends and

with light strips, which give it a special dynamic. All rooms are

comfort, but it also focuses on excellent service and the attention

decorated in soothing, sober colours, and those on the top floors

given to each guest.

offer panoramic views over the city.

7. InterContinental ***** A newly-opened 21-storey hotel with 165 rooms, a 160 m2 presidential suite, and swimming pool, saunas and a fitness centre. There are breathtaking views from the 18th floor, and the hotel easily meets the highest standards and expectations of its guests.

According to a survey* on habits, expenditures, and expectations of congress delegates in Ljubljana that Ljubljana Tourism carried out in 2018, the three most important advantages of Ljubljana are the sense of safety at the destination, the congress staff, and the cleanliness and orderlines of the city. (* Congress’ delegates survey 2018, Ljubljana Tourism)


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Ljubljana MTLG European green capital Ljubljana has congresses written in its genome. Long before

of locals residents and visitors alike. With this, a number of public

the emergence of the meetings industry as we know it today, in

spaces have acquired a new functionality, now being also suit-

1821 Ljubljana hosted the Congress of the Holy Alliance, which

able for events. The city is compact, picturesque, attractive and

brought together important sovereigns, politicians and diplo-

friendly to delegates attending conferences, corporate events or

mats of the time to draw a new political map of Europe after Na-

incentives. Ljubljana is the major congress destination in Slove-

poleon’s downfall.

nia and the highest share of (international) meetings take place in the capital due to the well-developed and diversified meeting

Then a provincial centre in the Austrian Empire, Ljubljana was

infrastructure and its accessibility.

chosen to host the event because of its strategic location and adequate accommodation facilities, thus stepping on the stage of European diplomatic history. Chronicles report that during the four months (!) of the Congress many concerts, theatre performances, balls, parades and fireworks were held for the illustrious guests, much to the delight of the local residents, too.

Destination final grade

4.35

Ljubljana is graded as EXCELLENT MEETINGS DESTINATION

The legacy of this historic event is the central Congress Square, which is surrounded by some notable buildings and has been

Grades: 5 excellent meetings destination, 4 quality meetings

transformed, following a recent extensive renovation, into one

destination, 3 recommendable meetings destination , 2 average

of the most attractive open-air event spaces in the city, with the

meetings destination , 1 so so

Ljubljana Castle as a backdrop. Due to a natural passage through the Ljubljana basin, the Slovenian capital has always had a linking role between South East and Central Europe. Ljubljana has many attributes of a big city, while creating the impression of a smaller and friendly town, which makes it so relaxing. A comprehensive urban renewal plan that has won several international awards and is an ongoing project, has contributed to redesigning the city’s image with its sustainable development at the forefront. Over the recent years, traffic-free areas in the city centre and the Old Town have been visibly expanded, which made a positive impact on the quality of life


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Ljubljana idividual grades 2017 and 2018 Overall Performance

2017

2018

Natural and cultural factors

4.89

4.89

General and transport infrastructure

4.68

4.69

Tourist infrastructure

4.62

4.65

Meeting infrastructure

4.85

4.90

Subjective grade

4.68

4.70

Marketing Buzz

4.52

4.54

ICCA Index worldwide ranking - number of meetings

4.42

4.32

Numbeo Quality of life Index

3.32

3.43

Numbeo Safety Index

4.13

4.17

ACI Airport Connectivity Index

3.16

3.18

Finale grade

4.33

4.35

Destination capacity The number of 4* and 5* category hotel rooms The number of 4* and 5* category hotels (in m2) Destination population

1,610 18 279,756

Banquet hall maximum capacity The largest hall in the city Maximum hall capacity in theatre style

1,200 2,456 m2 2,200


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Comparison with the region Based on its conference and accommodation infrastructure, Ljubljana belongs to the group of capitals suitable for medium-sized and smaller meetings (up to 2.500 participants). It is positioned side by side with the new EU member states and geographically in the region of the Western Balkans. Thus, according to congress stakeholders in Ljubljana the most competitive destinations are Zagreb, Belgrade, Prague and Budapest. Compared to the newer EU capitals and countries of South East Europe, Ljubljana is ranked in the second half. It is preceded by Budapest and Vilnius, and we should also highlight the rapid growth of Belgrade. While most countries and cities in Europe, including New York, recorded a minimal decrease in the number of congresses, the cities in our immediate vicinity, mainly from South East Europe, recorded a fall on a smaller scale or record growth. At the end of last year in order to give Ljubljana a new sales and promotional momentum, a partnership called Ljubljana Strategic Bidding Team (LSBT), was established; it is composed of interested partners from both the private and public area.

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What’s hot 2019 Need to know 2019 Ljubljana’s unique mixture of beauty, compactness, green character and sustainable policies is furtherly strengthened by its cultural and artsy soul. Culture, for example, is embedded in its everyday life and is not considered a privilege. The year-round agenda features a multitude of international festivals and other events, encompassing a wide range of musical and artistic genres, where traditional lives side by side with the alternative. For being the city that flourishes in various colours of creativity and arts, Ljubljana has become renowned as the Open City that welcomes the innovative, unusual, and progressive approaches to showcase its creative and welcoming side. Be it either its

squatted ‘city inside the city’, the Autonomous Cultural Centre Metelkova City, or the numerous street, art, and cultural festivals like Lighting Guerilla, Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festvial, Indigo – Festival of Contemporary Ideas, Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns, LGBT Film Festival, or music festivals like Druga godba, Festival June in Ljubljana, Jazz Ljubljana, or theatre festivals like Young Lions. In addition, Ljubljana boasts alternative venues like ŠKUC Gallery, Kino Šiška, Dobra vaga, Ljubljana’s Old Power Station, Glej Theatre, Mini Theatre, PTL – Dance Theatre Ljubljana, and Španski borci Cultural Centre, to name a few.


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What’s hot 2019 Conventa Tradeshow 2019 / 23-24 January, 2019 11th Conventa Tradeshow - meetings, events, and incentive travel Venues: GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre and Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana

EFCNNA 2019 / 13-16 February 2019 8th EfCCNa Congress 2019 Venue: Grand Hotel Union

ESSM 2019 / 14-16 February 2019 21st Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine Venue: Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana

WCF 2019 / 8-11 April 2019 World Construction Forum: Buildings and infrastructure resilience Venue: Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana

Blockchain 2019 / 29-30 April 2019 Blockchain for sustainable development goals 2019 Venue: GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre

EUROPD / 3-5 May 2019 14th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting Venue: TBA

ESPID 2019 / 7-10 May 2019 ESPID 2019 Meeting – European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases Venue: Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana

Resuscitation 2019 / 26-28 September 2019 Resuscitation 2019, the CPR congress of Europe 2019 Venue: Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana

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Best incentive idea Moustache Tour The recently established Moustache Tour presents a unique opportunity to get familiar with one of the youngest and most creative European capitals that never ceases to surprise. The tour takes on a ride through the lifestyle of architect Jože Plečnik (1872-1957), writer Ivan Cankar (1876-1918), and painter Rihard Jakopič (1869-1943) who all lived in the same historical period and who wore impressive moustache – but of a different style that corresponded also to the difference in their personal and artistic character: disciplined, bohemian, and charismatic.


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The perfect gift Art work from Dobra vaga gallery DobraVaga, a selling art gallery showcases the work of younger generation of Slovenian artists in a very original way. The gallery, located in the Ljubljana Central Market’s previous fish market, with its unique concept, tries to transcend the conventional notion of the art market. Each time, its monthly selection features works by a new set of artists and new approaches to art. Rather than promoting the artists’ names and reputation, it focuses, in keeping with its concept of selling art ‘per kilo’, on the artistic weight and power of exhibited works and the nature of the creative process involved in their production. This serves as the basis for classifying the works for sale into different price categories. Thus, a perfect gift from Ljubljana is to buy one of the exhibited pictures from a young Slovenian artist in Dobra vaga. It is about getting a different gift and purchase that is just as alternative as the Ljubljana’s soul and lifestyle.

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Best kept secrets There aren’t many European capitals as rich in alternative culture and arts as the Slovenian capital. Ljubljana stands as a real gem compared to other cities when it comes to the bounty of independent venues and events bursting at the seams with alternative spirit. The alternative scene is so accessible that one could almost claim it has been intertwined with the capital’s mainstream lifestyle and beat. Ljubljana, the Open City, has been for decades the welcoming nest for diverse alternative approaches and activities. Autonomous Cultural Centre Metelkova City, for example, was established in 1993, when mainly underground artists and intellectuals squatted former military barracks and have, since then, developed the squatted infrastructure into an alternative culture centre that has become a world-wide attraction. Diverse artistic practices and events found their home at this ever changing complex full of creative spirit. A necessary visit for any young congress guest or a congress guest young by heart and alternative by soul looking for a different experience of the city.


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Off the beaten MICE track For those, seeking independent arts and culture, Ljubljana offers numerous spaces that showcase the best contemporary Slovenian as well as international independent performance arts scene spanning from independent off-off theatre performances to contemporary dance performances and art festivals. In addition, some of the venues can be rented for an out-of-the-box event organisation or incentive programmes.

Located in Ljubljana’s old town, the Glej Theatre is Slovenia’s oldest independent theatre founded in 1970. Also located in the Old Town is the Ljubljana Mini Theatre which through its paradox goal – to be an elite theatre that is accessible to the public, eccentric yet attractive for a wide audience –breaks the traditional boundaries of theatre. Dance Theatre Ljubljana (PTL) is a small but artistically exciting contemporary dance theatre which in its venue presents to the public a wide range of selected Slovenian and international contemporary dance creativity. Part of the premises of Ljubljana’s Old Power Station is Ljubljana’s unique example of a long and well-established international tradition in transforming attractive industrial structures into cultural centres. And last, but not the least, The Španski borci cultural centre is dedicated to promoting contemporary art practices.

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Cool Meetings Open kitchen On Fridays from mid-March to October, a square at the Ljubljana Central Market is literally occupied by a street food market that has in two years established itself as a true city hot spot. The Open Kitchen is wrapped up in the scents of delicious Slovenian and international dishes freshly prepared by chefs and cooks right there, on the market stalls. Locals mix with visitors from around the globe enjoying a wide array of flavours in a convivial atmosphere. Many people check the weather forecast on Thursdays, hoping it will not rain‌


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Did you know? Walking around this small in size, but big in character, Central European city, adds to the city’s sustainable mobility solutions for the core of the city center has been closed for motorized vehicles. The city’s sustainable traffic policy is just one in the line of Ljubljana’s sustainable policies that made it one of the most sustainably-oriented cities in the region. Ljubljana, for example, has been the European capital with the highest share of separated waste collected (63%) and the ‘zero waste’ city which has already exceeded the EU’s recycling targets for 2020 by 10%.

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The meetings industry can be described as a long-distance run Interview with Jan OrĹĄiÄ?, head of Ljubljana Convention Bureau Q: In your opinion what role do convention bureaus play in the development of congress destinations? Convention bureaus have a very important role, since their aim is to connect players in destinations, helping them to develop new products and activities in general. An additional aspect is promotion and marketing of entire destinations, particularly in the international business environment. I would point out the importance of co-operation between local and national bureaus, which, I believe, is already working synergetically in Slovenia. I would add that leading congress destinations also have the most developed convention bureaus that have already been operating on the market for a long time. Q: 2018 promises to be an exceptional year for congress tourism in Slovenia, which is certainly the result of good work in the past. What is the marketing strategy for maintaining such results in the future? The meetings industry can be desribed as a long-distance run. The events calendar of the Ljubljana Convention Bureau, which we are constantly updating, already has events published for 2019. We are now working on events that will take place in Ljubljana post-2021. The marketing strategy is long-term, however, of course, we are constantly adapting to new factors and rapid changes, and strive for even greater connectivity in the destination.


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Q: What can Ljubljana offer event organisers that other desti-

Q: You are from a DMC agency; in your opinion what is the role

nations cannot?

of DMC and PCO agencies in comparison to other stakeholders on the market?

I think that the residents of Ljubljana and Slovenia are ever more aware of how special the places are in which we live. This is also

Both are complementary and represent an important link in des-

confirmed by prestigious awards and titles such as ‘European

tinations’ offer in the meetings industry. Like any other providers

Green Capital 2016’, a triple ranking among the 100 top sustain-

in the chain, they have their own role and are able to offer spe-

able tourist destinations, and others. I would say that Ljubljana is

cific services. If PCOs actively market and promote destinations

very strongly positioned compared to numerous other European

especially in the field of associations, DMCs can target corporate

destinations in terms of its friendliness, personal and profession-

clients. Therefore, I believe that through close co-operation with

al approach of providers, safety and quality of the entire attendee

the convention bureau, they can achieve the better results for

experience. The compactness of the city with its short distances

which they strive.

between key venues and extensive pedestrian areas is also greatly appreciated. The icing on the cake is the excellent cuisine. Q: How can the Ljubljana Convention Bureau encourage Slovenian experts and scientists to try to bring even more international congresses to Ljubljana? At the Ljubljana Convention Bureau we are continually trying our best to help Slovenian experts and scientists in acquiring international congresses. We support all organisers who connect with us in various forms depending on each case (preparation of

“I am inspired by the fact that congresses and other events are in some way the driving-force of economic, professional and scientific development.”

candidacies, promotion of congresses, promotional and marking materials, co-operating in organising sightseeing tours, etc.). In the future we are planning to introduce a support model, which can be offered to organisers of major international events from

Q: In your opinion what will the regional congress industry be

the acquisition phase onwards.

like in the next few years?

Q: Is the quality of the congress offer in Ljubljana at a suitable

We can certainly say that the entire region has been placed on the

level?

congress map. In this area Ljubljana’s story is a very good one in terms of the number and size of the events that have taken place

It is a gratifying fact that everyone in Ljubljana is aware of the

in the past and which are confirmed for the forthcoming period.

strong competition, and this encourages us to make constant

Of course, it is also necessary to maintain our position and stan-

improvements and investments. It is essential to look into the

dards and ensure we don’t get left behind. The development of

future, and then, when new building and renovations are an-

airports, the number of air links, and building of new hotels in

nounced and realised, when new air and rail links open, and the

neighbouring countries must be taken seriously. We must ask

awareness about the meetings industry for the destination is en-

ourselves how our destination will be influenced by the building

hanced, we can say that things are developing in the right direc-

of the congress centre in Zagreb, particularly after the comple-

tion, which will speed up the acquisition of events in the future.

tion of its entirely new airport.


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Q: To what do you attribute the reasons for your appointment as Head of the Ljubljana Convention Bureau? I can say that I know the meetings industry very well. Over four years I gained experience at the Ljubljana Convention Bureau where I became familiar with the players in the destination, destination marketing and the international business environment. Then, for over four years I was a member of the Intours DMC team, where I had the opportunity to be part of the company’s development, and where I worked on various events both in Slovenia and abroad, especially in Croatia and Montenegro. There, among other things, I headed a car launch for the Jaguar F-Pace,

“We must ask ourselves how our destination will be influenced by the building of the congress centre in Zagreb, particularly after the completion of its entirely new airport.”

which was the biggest event of its type so far in Montenegro. Q: In your opinion, which of the region’s congress stories are those of success?

Q: What personally inspires you in the congress industry?

If we consider the great steps and changes that have happened in

I am inspired by the fact that congresses and other meetings

the last five years, how the region has developed, and how many

are in some way the driving-force of economic, professional and

excellent events have taken place, I think that the entire region

scientific development. I am inspired by the thought that I live

is a success story. I would add that this is also thanks to the Con-

in a city where congresses and other meetings have taken place,

venta show, which will take place this year for the tenth time in

where friendships have been made, important decisions have

Ljubljana; this, for me, is a story of success.

been taken and outstanding discoveries have been made.


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Off the Beaten MICE Track Ljubljana’s Jazz Scene Ljubljana is a city that breathes jazz, through song and dance, as well as through the city’s numerous clubs and festivals. A congress guest should take a walk through the city’s jazz scene to witness its stimulating inspirations that span from one stage to another, from one summer garden to the next.

Musem of Illusions The Museum of Illusions captivates and inspires with its fun and educational experiences where one can taste the limits of perception. Various installations in the form of holograms, puzzles, optical illusions, optical riddles, stereograms, etc. encourage visitors to get their mind wrapped around the phenomenon of perception, the human brain, and science.

Bee Path Bee Path innovatively promotes and explains the importance of bee-keeping. Its initial aim of establishing a ‘bee-friendly’ urban environment and active development of urban bee-keeping has overgrown its purpose and it has become a physical path, a network, an educational programme, a think-tank and an incubator, and even a movement.


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Incentive ideas Open Kitchen Ljubljana’s city centre on Fridays sizzles with special flavours, colours, and smells. Slovenia’s most popular open-air food market, Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna), attracts gastronomic enthusiasts who get a rare chance to taste, for a reasonable price, a wide array of amazing culinary creations and supremely prepared street food classics.

Ljubljana Feminist Tour Ljubljana has been one of the rare world’s capitals that through a regular daily tour recalls the city’s women from the past. Ljubljana Feminist Tour takes visitors back and forth between historical moments and showcases iconic female artists, urban architects, political leaders, scientists, nuns, and even witches.

Trnulja Country Estate Trnulja Country Estate, located in the Ljubljana Marshes, is known for its rare animals and vegetation, as well as for prehistoric pile dwellings protected by the UNESCO World Heritage List. The full commitment to sustainability is reflected in the production of own food, electric carriage rides, boat rides, and electric cars and bicycles.


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Special venues Edvard A short walk from university, governmental headquarters, from several embassies, and even to the Old Town, Edvard provides a trendy space for pop-up events of all kinds. Amidst the centre’s greenery, this pop-up venue is set in the groundfloor of a building protected as a monument of a cultural value.

Švicarija Creative Centre The Švicarija Creative Centre operates as part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), a venue that is on the site of a former wooden guest house, nowadays a cultural monument, which opened back in 1835 in Ljubljana’s main park. The multipurpose space, with adjoining coffee shop, is available for hosting various events.

Ljubljana Castle Ljubljana Castle, the mighty medieval fortress reigning above the Slovenian capital, has served many different purposes in the past. Today, though, it is a major tourist attraction, as well as a city landmark offering many halls and premises intended for various occasions in an idyllic castle environment.


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The directory Conference facilities

Venue

Conference rooms

Max. seating capacity theatre

Max. seating capacity classroom

Banquet

Reception

Surface area in m2

Largest meeting room in m2

CONGRESS CENTRES GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre

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2 200

1 200

1 200

2 100

12 323

2 456

Cankarjev dom - CD Congress Centre Ljubljana

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1 545

560

550

800

36 000

2 000

Grand Hotel Union

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700

390

390

800

3 150

504

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

8

600

350

450

800

869

621

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

8

600

240

300

450

830

554

Hotel Lev

7

360

150

220

500

721

367

InterContinental

4

300

150

200

380

528

363

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

5

250

100

140

200

490

310

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana

6

200

100

130

250

341

158

City Hotel Ljubljana

5

200

130

120

200

226

166

M Hotel

9

120

64

80

100

285

95

CONVENTION HOTELS

HOTELS WITH CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Central Hotel

3

110

100

90

120

142

142

G Design Hotel

8

70

30

0

70

200

421

Hotel Cubo

3

45

18

28

45

125

52

9

1 000

120

500

800

2016

600

SPECIAL VENUES Ljubljana Castle

Besides the listed meeting facilities, Ljubljana also provides a number of academic venues with the largest plenary capacities ranging from 400 to 200 seats, as well as other venues in business - or historic buildings that are suitable for smaller to medium-sized conferences. Another destination asset is the wide array of diverse special event venues: more than a dozen of them are found within a 15 minutes’ walk from the Triple Bridge - often defined as the most central downtown spot. More at: www.meetinljubljana.com.


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Hotels Hotel

Category

Number of rooms

Location

Hotel category

Number of rooms

InterContinental

5*

165

central

5-star

165

Grand Hotel Union

4*

327

central

4-star

1 652 778 39

Hotel Lev

4*

173

central

3-star

Central Hotel

4*

74

central

2-star

Best Western Premier Hotel Slon

4*

171

central

Total (Update May 2017)

Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

4*

217

city

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana

4*

237

city

M Hotel

4*

154

city

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

4*

114

city

Hotel NOX

4*

30

city

Hotel CUBO

4*

26

central

Birokrat Hotel

4*

29

city

G Design Hotel

4*

26

city

Allegro Hotel

4*

17

Old Town

Vander Hotel

4*

16

Old Town

Hotel Galleria

4*

16

Old Town

Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa

4*

13

central

Lesar Hotel Angel

4*

12

Old Town

City Hotel

3*

200

central

Hotel Park

3*

207

central

Ljubljana Resort

3*

60

city

Hotel Emonec

3*

54

central

Hotel Meksiko

3*

52

central

Hotel Stil

3*

45

city

Hotel Mrak

3*

35

central

Urban Hotel

3*

32

central

Ahotel Hotel

3*

28

city

Hotel Center

3*

20

central

Hotel Florjančkov Hram

3*

13

city

Hotel Asteria

3*

12

central

Adora Hotel

3*

10

Old Town

Art Hotel

3*

10

central

BIT Center Hotel

2*

39

city

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Additional accommodation is available in B&B, youth hostels, short-let apartments and Airbnb, many of which are centrally located.

Ljubljana Tourism LJUBLJANA CONVENTION BUREAU Contact person: Ms. Tatjana Radovič Krekov trg 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia T: +386 (0)1 306 45 84 E: tatjana.radovic@visitljubljana.si www.meetinljubljana.com


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