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<p>The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre – GR is to expand its convention facilities this autumn by adding new meeting space within the Marble Hall area. Additional four new smaller halls will complement the existing ones that were renovated in late 2004. By using partition walls, the halls will be suitable to host a range of events - from conferences and seminars to banquets and exhibitions.</p>


This multifunctional development, covering a surface area of 580 m², is certainly due to strengthen LECC’s position as Slovenia’s largest exhibition and convention centre. In addition to the two plenary halls with capacities from 490 to 1400 seats, the Marble Hall is to offer congress organisers nine additional breakout spaces for parallel meetings, all under one roof.

The new halls are to be called Water Man, while the complex of the nine smaller halls is to be “Urška and the Water Man”, sharing a name with the fountain in the LECC courtyard, which was designed by Stojan Batič. Urška and the Water Man are otherwise two nearly legendary personages from a poem by the major Slovenian bard, France Prešeren.

Some of the advantages to be offered by the new facilities, in a summary: the “all under one roof” concept; halls connected to the ground floor by escalators, city centre location, just a few minutes from the bus and railway station, 100 parking spaces within the GR grounds and over 1,500 parking spaces in the surrounding area, modern look and state-of-the-art multimedia equipment, 4 halls of different sizes: from 108 to 212 m² or a fully open space, the possibility of combining the halls into a maximum capacity of 500 seats theatre style, 350 seats classroom style or 138 seats U-shaped; a new function space for catering, receptions and exhibitions able to welcome up to 350 participants for a standing reception or 250 participants in the banquet set up; the possibility of using a special entrance from the LECC courtyard, which is especially attractive for evening events.

More at http://www.gr-sejem.si.