The Most Noticeable Medical Conferences in 2019 at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre


One of the three medical conferences taking place this year at the GR that was among most noticable and important events was the 37th ESPID, organised by GR’s partner, the Kenes International. The 37th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) was attended by 2300 participants from 90 countries and made ESPID the congress of the year 2019 in Slovenia. While another one of the three was the three-day Health Equity Conference, under the auspices of the World Health Organisation, the international conference about health equity, gender equality and the right to the highest attainable standard of health, that took place in GR’s halls on 11-13 June 2019. 

On the 19th of September more than 1000 global experts in emergency medicine gathered in GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre for the Resuscitation 2019, the CPR Congress of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC). According to the Congress Manager at the ERC, Jeroen Janssens, there were 29 exhibiting companies and 109 faculty members. Among the participants, the nationalities spanned from EU countries, to Australia, Balkan countries, Belarus, Canada, China, Djibouti, Egypt, Georgia, Honk Kong, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, US, and others. Resuscitation 2019 was, during the three days, focused on the main topic of the event »Controversies in resuscitation. What works and what doesn’t work during resuscitation?« Delivering updates on controversies in resuscitation science, guidelines and practice, the Resuscitation 2019 brought to GR’s halls and Slovenia one of the most important scientific events of the year.

WHY GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre?

The participants and the organizer were very satisfied with the halls of the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (GR). »I have only heard positive feedback,« said Jeroen Janssens from ERC for Kongres Magazine. »But it’s not just the hardware of the building. The real quality is within the entire GR team that is very committed and professional. I have nothing but respect for their work and who they are as persons!«

“The real quality is within the entire GR team”

The organizational team also liked the city. Congress Manager at the ERC emphasized the boutique character of Slovenia’s capital: »Ljubljana is a nice size for a city. It’s cozy, it has nice bars and restaurants. The atmosphere reflects what we want to be: not the biggest, but the warmest and friendliest.« Jeroen Janssens, congress manager of the CPR Congress of the European Resuscitation Council (ERC)2019

»High level of professionalism«

»The GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, was the only bidder who had big enough conference hall and other facilities, to organize the event this size at the proposed date. We have had really good experiences in the past with the collaboration with the GR and we are looking forward for a possible future cooperating with them, since they have shown high level of professionalism and preparedness to help.« Urška Šturman from the Public Relations Service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Slovenia about Health Equity Conference

»The venue has been a complete success«

»The venue has been a complete success: 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 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 GR, as well as to the Ljubljana Convention Bureau for all the continuous support in the preparation of this large and successful event.« Assist Professor Marko Pokorn, MD, PhD, Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana on the 37th Annual Meeting of the ESPID