Are you wondering if Ljubljana is the right choice for your next event? It has been regularly ranked among the best 50 congress destinations in the world according to the ICCA international association statistics.

Take a look at these 10 reasons why Ljubljana is a high-quality meetings destination and contact us for more!

1. Compact size

Once delegates are in the city no transfers are really needed as most of the meeting venues, hotels and points of interest are central and at a walking distance. The traffic-free downtown area blends with the picturesque Old Town, which functions as a cozy urban lounge along the riverbanks. That’s a first step to greening events in Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016!

 

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2. Quality meeting venues

In the wider region, no city of our size (286,000 residents out of 2,062,000 in Slovenia), or even a tad larger, can offer two larger, flexible and efficient convention centres at ten to maximum twenty minutes walking from the historic Old Town and a good share of the city hotels. Maximum plenary capacity: 2,200 seats. A good number among the hotels are well geared to welcome medium-sized and smaller meetings. The largest plenary capacity in the hotel sector is 800 seats theatre-style.

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3. State of the art equipment and great service

Over the last decade, a number of the Ljubljana venues have invested into the upgrade of their meeting and other facilities, to be aligned with modern functionality. Attention has been paid to the service aspect, too. At the general destination level, a visible development of tourist products has been running alongside.

 

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4. An array of special event venues

There are over a dozen special event venues of a very different type in the radius of max. 15 minutes walking from the Triple Bridge -­ the most central downtown spot. One of the most sought-after is the Ljubljana Castle, which reigns above the city. And there’s no hassle to reach them, as they are either a short stroll (or a funicular ride) away from several hotels / conference venues. You are still on the green side of life!

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5. Creative products

As nature invisibly blends with the urban tissue, Ljubljana offers a span of very diverse experiences and activities that can be incorporated into incentive or team building programmes adapted to a different number of attendees. A brunch while elegantly cruising along the Ljubljanica river or kayaking across town? Baking a traditional cake or learning to do pottery in a museum? CSR programmes or wine tasting? Check out the options!

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6. The city with a green soul

In Ljubljana sustainability is part of the local DNA. Over the years the city has implemented a number of different measures in the field of sustainable development, including green mobility, waste management and sustainable urban planning, which was recognized by winning the prestigious title of European Green Capital in 2016. Slovenia was also the first country to fulfil the international Green Destinations criteria and was declared the first green destination of the world.

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7. Numerous international accolades

Ljubljana has received a number of awards for its comprehensive approach to sustainable urban and tourism development and the quality of life. Among others, it was a recipient of the prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow award 2015. It is also the only city in the world that has been included among the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations (by Global Green Destinations) for the fifth time in a row in 2019. The international acknowledgements are an important motivation to perform even better.

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8. Really amazing people

Slovenians in general are described as affable, open, fluent in languages, helpful and hospitable in a genuine way. Dedicated and connected professionals in all the segments of meeting industry providers are the backbone of a destination, which we are well aware of in Ljubljana. Proving it are many success stories!

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9. A great culinary experience

Slovenia has recently gone through a real gastronomic revolution! It is the exceptional chefs and their incredible creativity that have established our country on the map of international culinary destinations. In 2020, Ljubljana and Slovenia received the very first Michelin stars, and Slovenia has been awarded the title of the European gastronomic region 2021. 'Taste of Ljubljana' is a project promoting traditional dishes, which Ljubljana residents have prepared for centuries and still enjoy. You can also offer them at your events!

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10. Beautiful scenery all around

Ljubljana, often referred to as the hidden gem of Europe, is a picturesque city. Its old city centre is full of outstanding architecture, a medley of styles from different periods in history bound together into one of the 20th century's most amazing total works of art by the world famous architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik.

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