City hall reception
City hall reception

In the first week of September Ljubljana and its two congress centres were crowded with roughly 2,000 medical scientists and other experts, attending two different European events. 34th Annual ESRA Congress – State of the Art Safety Standards in Regional Anaesthesia was the largest congress in Ljubljana and Slovenia this year and thus GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre hosted around 1,360 delegates.

The 25th Annual Conference of Alzheimer Europe was held at the CD Congress Centre Ljubljana and has attracted around 550 delegates. What was special and honourable about this event is that health professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers are brought together with people with dementia and their carers. Thus, the real life situations were introduced and merged with the scientific advancements and researches.

Doing it in a sustainable way

ESRA Congress

Aligned with the saying “Healthy mind in a Healthy Body” ESRA delegates took part in an early morning fun run in our central Tivoli Park. On the other hand, some patients with dementia were treated with a ride around the Old Town quarter with the Kavalir electric vehicles. This is just a part of the sustainability practices in our city, which has been awarded the prestigious title of European Green Capital in 2016. We are pleased to notice that congress and event organizers pay more and more attention to the integration of green elements into their content concepts.