Genius scientist, engineer and inventor was in the past often overlooked, but is recently gaining the deserved recognition. Contributing to its reputation is also the excellent exhibition which is currently on display at CD Congress Centre in Ljubljana. The ambitious project is a co-production of CD Congress Centre and the Museum of Nikola Tesla in Belgrade, the home of the author of the exhibition Dr. Branislav Jovanović. Tesla has mostly worked in the USA, where he patented more than 300 inventions. The exhibition, in addition to his inventions also shows the issues of creativity and innovation in contemporary society. It comprises of several thematic sections illustrated by models, from operating models of Tesla’s inventions to video and sound recordings; among other also a scale model of hydro power plant on the Niagara and aircraft for vertical take-off.

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Ljubljana offers a wide range of hotels suitable for different needs and budgets. What kind of accommodation we chose depends solely on us and on our interests. Having the boutique hotel offer in mind, we recommended hotel Cubo in the immediate vicinity of CD Congress Centre. Since its opening, the hotel has been receiving one award after another. It offers 26 designer rooms, furnished with top quality materials and stylish furniture. For larger groups, we recommend the famous Grand Hotel Union, which has last year celebrated its 110th anniversary. The hotel is known for its stunning Art Nouveau style and is also the largest congress hotel in Ljubljana.

The exhibition is interesting for all participants of professional congresses and the general public visiting Ljubljana sometime by 6 November 2016. It is a special congress experience, which is suitable for small groups as well as for individual excursions. In this year when Ljubljana holds the title of The European Green Capital of Europe, Tesla’s study from the year 1900 on “The problem of increasing human energy” is very relevant. It identifies the key problems of mankind, which until now we were unable to solve. Tesla was a man before his time with a great understanding of the future. So much so that he and his definition of what a great man is (one who gathers knowledge like a bee is gathering honey and uses this knowledge to help his fellow men out of the trouble, disease,…) are still relevant.


1. Urban beekeeping – Guided tour of the world’s particularities of CD Congress centre, the urban beehives located on the roof of the CD Congress Centre, an example of environmentally-friendly business philosophy.


2. Heroes of SFRJ – Urban learning about the streets, places and buildings that will create the impression of modernist architecture of the Slovenian capital. To a large extent shaped by Edvard Ravnikar, which was the first to bring architectural and urban planning principles of Le Corbusier to this region.


3. Green Urban Experience – Trnulja offers a genuine congress experience through which you will straight from the city fall into the parallel world fairly unknown also to the people of Ljubljana and closed to the world of childhood of Nikola Tesla.

CD Congress Centre is located in the heart of the administrative and gourmet center of Ljubljana. The capital city is becoming an important stop for lovers of gastronomy and new Slovenian cuisine. Exposing the best restaurants is a thankless task but for better orientation in the city, we recommend you use the guide we trust due to its quality criteria – “Teden restavracij” (Restaurant Week) is available at www.tedenrestavracij.si. 86 Slovenian restaurants and pubs were a part of this year’s Spring Restaurant Week.

CD Congress Centre is the work of architect Edvard Ravnikar and is an integral part of its regulatory of the Republic Square. It was built in the era of modernism and it stands as an example of a monumental architecture comparable to the achievements of Alvar Aalto and its congress hall Finlandia. Many small details surprise the visitor, but what impresses most is the fact that the architecture of the venue has preserved its value. The current renovation, which triggered tumultuous controversy, gave the convention center a more elegant and contemporary feel and more natural materials. By visiting the exhibition you have a good excuse also to take the architectural tour of this part of Ljubljana.

The administrative center where CD Congress Centre lies is easily accessible by foot, car or public transfer. There is a big parking garage below the Republic Square, while the newest parking garage is only a stone throw away under the Congress Square. Both comply with the needs of congress guests arriving by car. The biggest advantage of the location is that all the city’s sights, especially the key hotels are within walking distance. Having this in mind, we can easily say that the CD Congress Centre is a congress guest friendly location.

“Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment and merging of races, and we are still far from this blissful realization.” (Nikola Tesla, My Inventions)

Prešernova cesta 10
1000 Ljubljana
T.: +386 (0)1 241 71 22
E.: congress@cd-cc.si

Project organised in cooperation with the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade, concept devised by Branimir Jovanović, PhD, Nikola Tesla Museum Director and author of Tesla’s World of Miracles

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