Original stories, interviews, meetologues, hotel evaluations and fresh news from around the globe published daily have firmly positioned Kongres Magazine in the very top of specialized media by reach. In March the editorial board summed up your feedback and compiled 20 of the most read articles.


Jana Mičeková, MICE Specialist at Bratislava Convention Bureau: “After coffee, I can fully enjoy anything.”

In my business life I am proud to be a part of a young and dynamic team that has accepted the challenge to get Bratislava on the map of congress tourism.

Kempinski Palace Portorož proudly announces the appointment of a new executive Chef

Daniel will be responsible for the whole culinary operations at Kempinski Palace Portorož, ensuring that the Kempinski credo of F&B experiences is reached by keeping the international standards with the local touch points and flair. As Daniel began his work in banqueting, the hotel is proud to enhance the quality in the MICE business even further.


Cubo Village – A Deluxe Living Environment

At the foot of Mount Šmarna Gora and just 15 kilometres from Ljubljana, as well as being set on the grounds of Diners Ljubljana, Slovenia’s most modern and best equipped private golf course, the Cubo Village project is set to take shape.


Getting to know Union hotels, of which I am lucky to be a part of since last year, has shown me a great deal. We not only offer accommodation, culinary services and meeting facilities, we offer and fulfil a variety of client’s wishes and expectations, through personalised service. We always do our utmost best. It’s funny, but when I was 8 years old I was drawing pictures and making plans for my own hotel. Today, nearly 20 years later, I am working at Union hotels, a landmark of Slovenia’s hospitality. It seems life has always been steering me into this (right) direction. But if I had to choose a different path – photography is my second passion.


Croatian Island Brač with new 5-star Resort Project

Tourism in one of main economic forces of Croatia and one of their main focuses in recent years has been also luxury tourism, with many openings of new 5-star hotel all over the country.

Andrea Lippi

Andrea Lippi: “The chef I admire most is still my mother”

Maestro di pasta, Andrea Lippi, has joined the Hotel Lev cuisine team and its chef de cuisine Uroš Hribernik. As for his title, you might have already guessed, Andrea will be preparing authentic Italian pasta made by hand, at Restaurant Pri Levu and in Hotel Lev.

Ana Roš in Valter Kramar

Hiša Franko crowned best restaurant in Slovenia

On Tuesday, 21st of March, the winners of the best regional restaurants were announced at »THE SLOVENIA RESTAURANT AWARDS sponsored by Diners Club«. The ceremony took place in the South Hall of Fužine Castle, home of the Museum of Architecture and Design.

Stefan Kozak

Stefan Kozák: “There is nothing older than the success of yesterday”

Stefan Kozák obtained a degree in theatre & film production management at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia and has widened the scope of his studies by attending an MBA course at Brno International Business School in the Czech Republic. In 2003, he founded a company focused on live & event marketing, CREATIVE PRO, and subsequently built a diversified group of companies called the CREATIVE PRO group, with its business base mainly on the Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and Polish markets.

VLM Airlines Slovenia announced the launch of eleven routes from Maribor

The new operators of Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, the 60% Dutch and 40% Canadian-owned SHS Aviation, have announced the launch of a new Slovenian carrier, VLM Airlines, which has plans to overtake Adria Airways as the country’s main airline.

New hotel investments in Rabac Valamar Riviera are in full swing

The largest construction site in Croatian tourism, an investment worth 562 million kuna (over 75 million euros) is in full swing. New investments will turn Rabac into a leading holiday destination in Croatia. Valamar Riviera is building two luxury resorts in Rabac: Family Life Bellevue Resort 4* and Valamar Girandella Resort 4*/5*.

How To Win Congress Bids
This time Kongres Magazine turned to 8 experts in our industry to tell us more about preparing and eventually winning your own congress bid.

  • Elaine Miller, Edinburgh Ambassador Programme
  • Suzanne Singleton, London Convention Bureau
  • Igor Kovačević, Serbian Convention Bureau
  • Christian Mutschlechner, Vienna Convention Bureau

The 24th Slovenian Motor Car Show is coming back to Ljubljana

After 16 years in Ljubljana and 10 years in Slovenia the centre was this year proud to announce that the 24th Slovenian Motor Car Show, the biggest car industry fair in Slovenia, was making its way back to the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Goni Pony

Vintage is the new black, and so is Pony – nostalgic, vintage but new

It has more recently, however, become a status symbol, and in Slovenia the production of the Pony bicycle along with its cult status is back – only with a different guise and price. To explain all this we need to wind the clock back to the year 1949…


13th Assembly of Slovenian Convention Bureau: SCIENCE – BUSINESS – NETWORKING

67 representative members of the Slovenian Convention Bureau (SCB) attended todays 13th Assembly, held at Hotel Slon, Ljubljana. Maja Pak welcomed the participants with an introductory speech on behalf of the Slovenian Tourist Board, stressing out the importance of Slovenian congress/business tourism.

Urban Space


Meet your friends, come for a delicious light meal, try one of their homemade lemonades or just relax on a big sofa. This is a coffee shop that also serves as a bookshop and has a particular atmosphere for which it has become so popular among the locals as well as tourists.

Uroš Hribernik

Uroš Hribernik: “My kitchen philosophy is to keep it simple and delicious”

Uroš Hribernik is Chef de cuisine of the famous restaurant “Pri Levu”, under Ljubljana’s Hotel Lev. He and his team like to improve recipes with new flavours and combinations and transform them into the cutting-edge cuisine. Uroš builds his restaurant storyline with fresh and simple ingredients and is particularly fond of the Mediterranean kitchen, which inspires many of their culinary delights.


Ziferblat is a place where the only thing not free is the time. It’s a place for socialising where you can really make yourself feel at home. You can enjoy a cup of coffee, help yourself to some biscuits or make your own pancakes. And when the bill comes, the only thing you pay for is the time spent in Ziferblat.


Bratislava Meeting Hangouts

On first inspection Bratislava mightn’t really feel like the hipster capital of the world, but look a bit more closely and there are some locations that will definitely impress your congress guests, spaces that offer a different perspective to the onlooker’s eye.

An Overview of the Event Industry in the Baltic States

Being primarily a MICE agency that brings Russian and American delegations to the Baltic countries, we understand what a breakthrough the Baltic countries have made in the past 5 years. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are great travel destinations, offering their visitors positive surprises and a plethora of emotions in terms of diverse cultures between regions and traditions, well preserved cultural treasures, and unspoilt nature.

How To Win Congress Bids Part 2
This time Kongres Magazine turned to 8 experts in our industry to tell us more about preparing and eventually winning your own congress bid.

  • Aileen Crawford, Glasgow Convention Bureau
  • Roman Muška, Prague Convention Bureau
  • Elisabeth Pfoess, Salzburg Convention Bureau
  • Petr Brincil, Guarant International


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