DESTINATION AMBASSADOR CLUBS

The Slovenian Ambassador Program is led by Slovenian Convention Bureau and affiliates 6 destination ambassador clubs (local convention bureaus) which all have common goals and vision: Together with local ambassadors bring more events to their destination!

We could not be successful without the support of our local meeting professionals & suppliers (PCO's, DMC's, congress centres and hoteliers).

"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."
Mattie Stepanek

The destination ambassador club’s purpose is to enhance the promotion of city in the international meetings field, support local congress ambassadors to bring international events to the city, offers help to more efficient event completion, and provides stronger support for local and international professional, academic and expert institutions, associations and organizations.

CASE STUDIES

We have gathered a collection of Case Studies and testimonials from the conference organisers, who have successfully organised their event in one of the Slovenian destinations. Check them out.

LJUBLJANA

EuroPrevent is the annual congress of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology, where leading experts get together to share knowledge of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation for cardiologists, allied health professionals, general practitioners, basic scientists, young researchers and policymakers. Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre was visited by more than 1.200 healthcare professionals from more than 40 countries who participated in the scientific exchange of 800 abstracts and submitted clinical cases.

I would definitely recommend Cankarjev dom to other congress organisers as it is a guarantee of success. Our first congress was very successful, and we feel that people will not get bored to return or discover the destination every 3 years. We also know that we have space for growth which is important as the congress is expanding year after year

Valerie Thiollet

Team Manager of the Specialty Congress Department at European Society of Cardiology – France

The Three Seas Initiative 2019 at GR-Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre was the largest political and business event in independent Slovenia. The event promoted the initiative encouraging institutions and private investors to support the three seas situated amidst the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Sea in their endeavours for energy, traffic and digital infrastructure. The invitation of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor was accepted by nine foreign presidents, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.

With the help of GR-Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre we managed to provide a location in the centre of Ljubljana, which largely contributed to the successful execution of the event. The entire staff and technical team were professional and the setting of the hall, where the majority of the event took place, was exquisite.

mag. Dobran Božič

State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MARIBOR

In April 2019 motorcycle paramedics from Slovenia organized the 6th International IMRUA Congress (International Fire and EMS Motorcycle Response Unit Association). The Congress was attended by EMTs, nurses, paramedics, doctors and firefighters on a motorcycle from all over the world. The event was held at the City Hotel in Maribor, which can accommodate up to 200 conference participants.

When organizing the 2019 IMRUA congress we were aware that we would receive a large number of foreign participants and therefore had to find an appropriate congress centre. We decided to host our event at the City Hotel in Maribor, which turned out to be an excellent decision. Our congress was extremely successful, in a large part due to the professionalism of the hotel staff.

Marko Kukovec

President of Organizing Committee & IMRUA Vice-President

The Slovenian Chemical Society Annual Meeting 2019 was designed as a three-day scientific conference, with numerous foreign and local speakers and presentations held by the participants. The annual meeting took place in the congress centre of Hotel Habakuk and hosted 280 participants. The program, which enticed experts in the fields of chemistry, chemical technology, and chemical engineering from the region was accompanied by an exhibition of major Slovenian manufacturers and providers of laboratory equipment.

NOVA GORICA

The 17th edition of INFOSEK 2019, the largest event in Slovenia in the field of information security, took place between 27th and 29th November in Hotel Perla. The conference offered its 650 participants the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest trends and insights that information security brings, both in the Slovenian and wider European space.

Perla, Resort & Entertainment is an excellent venue for organizing a larger international conference such as INFOSEK. Our colleagues from their conference centre have been offering us professional services at the highest level for 17 years. We appreciate the effort they pour into the organizing of our conference and it is one of the reasons for such a large number of participants at INFOSEK.

Maša Arčon

INFOSEK Project Manager

ASK is the annual dementia conference, organized by the Alzheimer Association of Slovenia. This year The Perla Conference Center was the venue for its 11th revival, where leading local and foreign experts in the field of dementia presented discoveries, achievements and examples of good practice in their field of work. Along the various presentations, several different workshops and round tables were held during the conference. Over 250 participants from Slovenia and abroad attend the conference, which was held under the honorary auspices of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Marjan Šarec.

PORTOROŽ

The 68th IFMSA General Assembly March Meeting took place in March 2019 at Hotel Bernardin. The 7-day meeting was attended by 1.500 medical students from all over the world. The participants gathered in Portorož to discuss important topics and find solutions for a better future while ensuring the continuation of the work done by previous generations.

The 15th annual International Fotona Weekend, organized together with the 8th Laser and Health Academy Symposium, took place at the end of May 2018 at the LifeClass Hotels in Portorož. A record number of over 100 presentations were followed by over 700 participants from 56 different countries. The purpose of the event was to advance the use of lasers in medicine and provide advanced, sometimes disruptive training and education to world-leading experts.

BLED

The World Curling Association Congress of 2018 took place in Bled, connecting the representatives of national curling associations from all over the world. For six days, more than 160 attendees took part in various meetings and general assemblies in the congress halls of Hotel Golf (now Rikli Balance Hotel). The staff of Sava Hotels Bled functioned as hosts and facilitators, successfully connecting the World Curling Association with various tourist providers in Bled and the local authorities.

The World Curling Association Congress was one of the events that will forever stay in my memory, especially due to the good energy and the organizers, who were so intensely involved in the entire candidacy and the event. Truly outstanding hosts!

Gregor Rigler

Secretary-General at the Curling Association of Slovenia

Bled Strategic Forum 2018 with the overarching theme of Bridging the Divide attempted to shed light on some of the topics that seem to divide us. Over 1.000 attendees from more than 60 countries engaged in talks about the challenges, and different perspectives and concerns, and then proceeded with think about how to find constructive and consensual ways forward. The three-day event took place in Bled in Hotel Golf (now Rikli Balance Hotel), which has the largest congress space offering in Bled.

Bled has been home to the Bled Strategic Forum since its inception 12 years ago, providing, on the one hand, a symbolic, famous and world-renowned Slovenian location, and on the other an environment that is far from the everyday hustle and bustle. Our participants have the possibility to focus entirely on the discussions and the issues that we expect to address in Bled. Bled is an appropriate, logical and correct location for the organisation of this type of event and the local community has welcomed us very well during these years.

Peter Grk

Secretary-General of Bled Strategic Forum

KRANJSKA GORA

The 14th International Conference on Quasicrystals, organized by the Josef Stefan Institute in cooperation with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana and the Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics in Ljubljana was hosted by Hotel Kompas in Kranjska Gora. The meeting was attended by scientists from a range of complementary fields relevant to quasicrystal research from all over the world. In addition to the general program, the guests were also invited to participate in an accompanying program, through which they got to know the destination and Slovenia as a whole.

We are very pleased with the execution of the international science conference ICQ14, which took place at Hotel Kompas in Kranjska Gora under the wings of Hit-Alpinea. The participants' accommodation, the professional part of the conference and the accompanying activities (the program for accompanying persons) were well taken care of. We are especially pleased by the efforts of Ms. Polonca Bačner from Hit-Alpinea, who largely contributed to the conference's success with her excellent organization skills.

prof. dr. Janez Dolinšek

Chairman of the ICQ14 Organizing Committee

The Slovenian national debate organization Za in proti (for and against) held the Worlds School Debate Academy 2019 at Hotel Kompas in Kranjska Gora for the 10th time in a row. More than 200 debaters and teachers from all over the world attended the meeting, where debaters partook in a mixture of lectures and debates on various topics. The leading trainers from Oxford and other renowned universities in Europe, USA, Singapore and the UK trained the participants for four days of intense debate competitions. To relax, the guests were invited to partake in sports activities such as cycling, walks and exploring the marvellous Julian Alps.