The Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre – The World’s Centre of Paediatric Infectiology

GR Ljubljana, ESPID 2019_Photo by Jani Ugrin
GR Ljubljana, ESPID 2019_Photo by Jani Ugrin

After an exceptionally successful conventions’ year last year, when the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre hosted 12 international conventions and brought as many as 11,000 participants into the Slovenian capital, the year 2019 appears to be very good as well. At this venue, from the 6th to the 11th of May, the International Conference ESPID – the 37thAnnual Meeting of the European Association for Paediatric Infectious Diseases – was organized by the Kenes International. Over 2,300 delegates from 90 countries attended the event, that has become the convention of the year in Slovenia, and in the first May week Ljubljana became the world’s centre of paediatric infectiology, with lecturers and leading experts coming from all over the world.

Great credit for the fact that such an important international event took place in Ljubljana goes to Assistant Professor, Marko Pokorn, MD, PhD, paediatrician and infectologist  at UKC Ljubljana, who was, as a co-chairing member of the convention organizing committee, actively involved in the organization of the meeting.

The participants were acquainted with the novelties in the field of vaccinating, new methods of paediatric infectious diseases researching, etc, at plenary symposiums and debates, choosing among four simultaneous parallel sessions and eight parallel morning meetings, as well as the exhibition.

The events took place in all the halls of the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. “The venue was a complete success,” emphasized Mr. Marko Pokorn“Easy access and close proximity to the city centre, friendly architecture and daylight in most of the interiors with hardly any stairs. AV and IT services were flawless and the catering (author’s note: Vivo Catering) has been delicious. We have had nothing but extremely positive feedback from all the participants saying that this has been one of the best ESPID meetings in the recent years. My sincere thanks goes to the extremely dedicated and professional team at the Ljubljana  Exhibition and Convention Centre, as well as to the Ljubljana Convention Bureau for all the continuous support in the preparation of this large and successful event.”

This year, at least three international conventions in the field of medicine are following. In the beginning of June there will be, under the auspices of the World Health Organization, the conference on health equity. The International RIMS Conference will bring together specialists in the field of multiple sclerosis and its rehabilitation also in June. The latest resuscitation experience will be exchanged among about 1,500 participants from Europe at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre from the19th to the 21st of September.

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre