Exactly 40 years ago, the renowned architect Edvard Ravnikar (student of notable Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik) started to plan the prestigious building of Cankarjev dom complex, home to the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana. In October 2017, they’ve commemorated this special anniversary by opening a remarkable exhibition titled “RAVNIKAR’S LINE”. The architectural planning of the Republic Square and Cankarjev dom complex”. Cankarjev dom, Slovenia’s largest cultural institution, was built between 1982 and 1983 following the designs of the architect Ravnikar.
At this year’s 50th European congress of Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) in Glasgow, Ljubljana competed for the organization of the ESPN congress 2020 and won against rivalling and prestigious destinations such as Dublin and Moscow. The ESPN 2020 candidacy was presented by prof. Tanja Kersnik Levart (Head of the Paediatric Nephrology Department, Ljubljana University Medical Centre) and Dušica Todorović, representative of CD Congress Centre Ljubljana, event venue.
Besides maintaining the leading role as the central Slovenian congress centre with the largest number of international congresses, Cankarjev dom also focuses on being professional congress organizers (PCO) on other locations, one of the leading PCO´s in the region. One of their latest successful congresses was the ECML-PKDD 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia, organized together with the Slovenian Jožef Stefan Institute from 17th to 22nd September 2017. Three different locations, one congress abroad, 615 experts – great success of the Slovenian PCO, Cankarjev dom, home to the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana.