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Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the Organising Committee of the 34th FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine had to propose a change in location from the originally planned Istanbul. Among several cities, such as Belgrade and Valencia, whose congress centres could offer the availability in the same date, Ljubljana with the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre was confirmed in the end of March.

Ljubljana wins a new congress for september 2016

Tatjana Radovič (Tourism Ljubljana) and the Dekon Group representatives in front of the new WOW installation in Ljubljana. © M. Habič

This was just days after the first site inspection, during which Mr. Onur Yeniyigit, Director of Congresses at DEKON Congress & Tourism, assessed the feasibility in the destination.

About FIMS

34th FIMS World Sports Medicine Congress is an event which attracts around 1,500 delegates from all over the world. Despite the change of destination, the Turkish Sports Medicine Association will continue to lead the Congress organization, supported by the Slovenian Sports Medicine Association and DEKON as the professional congress organiser.

DEKON’s Operational Site Inspection in Ljubljana

Mrs. Tatjana Radovic, Congress Manager at Ljubljana Convention Bureau, was also in charge of organizing and executing the site inspection for a part of the operations team - the Project Manager, Mr. Berk Yumer, and Mr. Adnan Canli. While also getting a feel of the city they visited the main congress venue as well as several hotels and potential venues for the gala dinner. Did you know that there are 13 diverse options in a walking distance from the main square in Ljubljana?

Dedication and Good Cooperation

We, at the Ljubljana Convention Bureau, are always very pleased when we see that the cooperation and professional dedication are always at the forefront in our partners’ minds. Therefore, foreign Meeting Planners always feel at ease that everything will be great for their event, which was also the case with the 34th FIMS Congress that happened on a very short notice.

How can Ljubljana Convention Bureau assist in organizing international events can be viewed on our website.