Meetings. Conferences. Congresses!____ 31 THE IDEAL LOCATION – THE BEST PARTNERS The success of an event does not only depend on having the right size of premises: the landscape or location that suits you best is also important. At least as important is the choice of a professional partner to implement the congress, business event or incentive programme. Find your ideal venue and optimal partner among the members of the Slovenian Convention Bureau at www.slovenia-convention.com LJUBLJANA: THE HEART OF SLOVENIA The Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre, the GR Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana Castle, hotels – ranging from the historic to the designer – and other conference venues host both prestigious international events and smaller gatherings. www.visitljubljana.si
TOWNS: CONTACT WITH HISTORY Maribor, a dynamic urban centre at the foot of the green Pohorje Hills, Velenje with its mining tradition and its new developmental impetus, Nova Gorica with its casinos – these are just some of the towns offering events venues and numerous experiences: from beautiful rivers to wine culture.
THE ALPS: CONFERENCE ROOMS WITH A VIEW Bled with its idyllic lake and medieval castle offers the Festival Hall and modern conference suites in hotels. Hotels in Kranjska Gora, famous for their wellness services, can host events for up to 350 participants. Bovec on the emerald river Soča, is a paradise for white-water activities.
THE COAST AND THE KARST: MEDITERRANEAN Portorož, the location of the largest congress hotel in Slovenia, is a venue for highprofile international events for up to 1,100 participants. Accompanying programmes often move to picturesque Piran, the Sečovlje saltworks, the stud farm in Lipica or to Postojna Cave, the Karst and nearby Venice. Its hotels are also famous for their excellent wellness programmes.
SPAS: FOR A SENSE OF WELLBEING Slovenia’s wellness centres offer conference halls of different sizes and are an excellent choice if you want to combine business meetings with relaxation programmes. Located across the country from north-east to south-east, they range from venues with centuries of history to showpiece architecture for the 21st century.
Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana
SURPRISING VENUES Postojna Cave – Jamski Dvorec www.turizem-kras.si The Jamski Dvorec mansion by the entrance to the famous karst cave, for events with between 24 and 300 participants; themed cuisine, adventure experiences in the cave and Predjama Castle. Brdo pri Kranju – Conference Centre www.brdo.si The venue for the most important state protocol events, set in a park below the Alps; a Renaissance manor house and the nearby state-of-theart conference centre with 4 large halls and 8 conference rooms. Mokrice Castle Golf Hotel – Business Centre www.terme-catez.si A castle converted into a luxury hotel set in a 200-year-old English park, as a venue for events with up to 110 participants; wine tastings in the castle wine cellar, a golf course and nearby spa resorts!
Brdo pri Kranju – conference centre