Remarkable Year at Ljubljana’s CD – Cultural and Congress Centre

Cankarjev dom - CD Cultural and Congress Centre
Cankarjev dom - CD Cultural and Congress Centre

Slovenia’s central events venue, Cankarjev dom blends culture and art with scientific meetings. Due to its specific role, CD has acquired the status of the country’s cultural and scientific crossroads.

In 2019, CD hosted 12 high-profile scientific meetings, most notably the 21st Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM), World Construction Forum (WCF), the 14th European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting (EuroPD), European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE Agora), European Congress of Sports Medicine (EFSMA), International Conference of the European Society for Vascular Medicine (ESVM-IUA-CEVF). In 2019, within the context of scientific meetings, Cankarjev dom hosted around 7.200 participants from all over the world. This constitutes both a great responsibility and an exceptional opportunity for Slovenia’s growth in all scientific fields, and – with an estimated daily spend of 494 EUR per participant per day – provides the destination with a significant financial boost.

In addition to international meetings, major importance is placed on festivals and fairs that attract almost 80,000 visitors to Cankarjev dom. Among these, most noteworthy are the Third Age Festival, the Appeal of Wood, Mineralfest Ljubljana, the 35th Slovenian Book Fair and Careers Fair. Scientific and educational events, e.g. Positive Psychology Marathon, TedX and various daily conferences that draw a total of 10,000 visitors, are also of great significance. 

Social and corporate events need to be organised with tact and flair. Although relatively brief, these gatherings should not fail to impress the guests. Throughout the year they bring a fair number of attendees to Cankarjev dom (up to 11,000 according to the revised estimate), especially towards the end of the year when social gatherings are traditionally held for business partners. All of the above provides just a brief insight into Cankarjev dom’s calendar, a programme that complements CD’s events and festivals of all artistic genres like a piece in the puzzle. An artistic atmosphere pervades Cankarjev dom and this infectious spirit (or inspiration) also spills over to other events.

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming happening at Slovenia’s largest cultural institution!

CD – Cultural and Congress Centre