There are 16 congress events confirmed so far with over 500 delegates, among which 6 will attract more than 1,000 participants.
A particularly active year is ahead of the two biggest convention centres in the city, Cankarjev dom – CD Congress Centre and GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. Together they will host over 35 international congresses, with two expecting over 2,000 attendees. Very confident projections come also from the hotel and agency business sectors regarding the growth in the number of corporate events that have been confirmed for the destination, taking place in different convention hotels and special venues.
Important to point out is that these remarkable successes couldn’t have been accomplished without a continuing marketing support from key local actors involved in bidding for large international congresses and the active engagement from various partners working harmoniously toward a common goal – to increase the visibility of Ljubljana and Slovenia as a congress destination. Furthermore, groundbreaking achievements and important roles of Slovenian experts in international associations, the steady development of congress products, growing investments made in the hotel industry and an increasingly attractive tourist offer played an equally important part. Last but not least, the positive attitude, genuine energy and much-needed passion are vital elements of any kind of achievement and luckily enough, something Ljubljana has never struggled with.
Ljubljana congress calendar is regularly updated and published on the destination portal www.meetinljubljana.com. You are welcome to inform them about confirmed events in the current year (as well as later). The calendar also serves as basis for the overall number of international association events held in Ljubljana in the previous year. The results are then sent to ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) every year in January. Their global statistics, published every year in spring, is an important report that offers a very relevant insight into the global event market of international scientific and professional associations. Last year, Ljubljana ranked on 25th place in Europe ranking (no. of meetings per city), and on 47th place in worldwide ranking, according to ICCA Statistics Report 2016. Therefore, Slovenia was ranked on 23rd place in Europe ranking (no. of meetings per country), and 44th place in worldwide ranking (no. of meetings per contry), in 2016. Now let’s see what 2017 statistics will bring.
Ljubljana Convention Bureau