The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is Slovenia's largest venue for fairs and exhibitions, educational events, business conferences, congresses and other meetings. Occasionally it also hosts larger music concerts and other entertainment events. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre, close to a number of hotels.
The Gospodarsko razstavišče exhibition and convention centre was build between 1954 and 1958. The exhibition complex as a whole was designed by Branko Simčič and individual halls and pavilions by several different architects.
One of the complex's architecturally most interesting buildings is Hall A (Dvorana A) with its curved roof, designed by Branko Simšič. At the time when it was built it was considered to be an innovative architectural achievement and it influenced the work of numerous other architects. The Jurček Pavilion (Paviljon Jurček), built in 1960 after a design by Marko Šlajmer, has an unusual mushroom shape. The Pavilion C (Paviljon C), built between 1965 and 1967 to Milan Mihelič's designs based on the idea of an adjustable construction which can be assembled in various ways, reflects influences from Japanese architecture.