With 285,000 residents, Ljubljana is a compact walking city built to the human scale and is often depicted as a welcoming lounge by conference delegates. It features a wealth of history, style, arts and culture, and an atmosphere that is both Central European and Mediterranean. Meeting planners would very often add that it is a safe, green, multilingual and hospitable city.

At the crossroads of cultures and historical developments

Ljubljana lies halfway between Vienna and Venice. Its location within a convenient two-hour flight from almost all major European airports makes it an easily accessible destination. Ljubljana is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, and is well-known as an extremely picturesque and green city.

The Old Town is full of outstanding architecture, a medley of styles from different periods in history, most notably the Baroque, bound together into one of the 20th century's most amazing total works of art by the famous Ljubljana-born architect and urban planner Jože Plečnik.

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An established conference city

Ljubljana, which offers high-quality conference halls with a capacity to cater for up to 2,200 delegates, boasts the largest number of conference facilities in Slovenia. The latest ICCA association statistics report from 2019 ranks Ljubljana as the world's 44th and Europe's 27th most popular international conference destination.

Ljubljana has the advantage of being a compact and relatively small city whose two conference centres, numerous conference hotels, and special venues are located right in the city centre. As the distances between the chosen venue and other locations can easily be covered on foot, conference organizers consider Ljubljana as easily navigable and logistically simple.

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Business delegates are highly desirable city visitors

For three consecutive years (2017-2019), the Ljubljana Tourism survey on habits, expenditures and expectations of congress delegates has shown that participants of international association and other business meetings are among the most desirable visitors in the city due to many multiplying effects and considerably higher expenditure.

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The city with a high quality of life

The ongoing commitment to sustainability and a number of high-profile international accolades make Ljubljana a destination whose overall tourist development has been carefully planned and well thought-out.

One of the things that contribute to the residents' satisfaction with the quality of life and are also important to visitors is the feeling of safety. According to the safety index compiled by Numbeo (2020), Ljubljana ranks as high as 11th among 129 European cities and Slovenia as high as 8th among 80 countries worldwide.

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