Jan Oršič, the newly appointed Head of Ljubljana Convention Bureau set himself three key tasks for Bureau’s management. Strengthening connectinos between the destination’s key stakeholders in order to provide a continuity in incrising competiteveness of Ljubljana on the international market. Additionally, he is aiming to strengthen Ljubljana Convention Bureau’s brand in Slovenia and abroad, and, finally, to introduce new digital tools for more effective marketing of the destination. Jan Oršič entered the new position accompanied with many years of experience in meetings industry, and even more experience in tourism.
The award for the Ljubljana Convention Bureau came through the award that a long-term leader of the Bureau received. Tatjana Radovič was for the 3rd time ranked among ten most influential people in meetings industry of South-East Europe in the category of destinations/convention bureaus. The ranking, that Kongres Magazine prepares on the ground of anonymous voting from more than 80 international experts, every year highlights the most prominent meetings industry people in the region. In her career spanning for more than 15 years, Tatjana Radovič, with successful work inside the Ljubljana Convention Bureau, importantly contributed to the development and positioning of Ljubljana in Slovenia and in the international market. In 2006, as the only Slovenian so far, she received a prestigious IMEX Academy Award Europe for her input to Ljubljana’s development as a congress destination.
And lastly, Ljubljana will have a record year when it comes to the number and size of professional and scientific events. Sixteen professional events with more than 500 guests have already been confirmed. Among them, there are six congresses with one to two thousand attendees. In April 2018, Ljubljana will for the first time host a congress from specialistic portfolio – the European Congress on Preventive Cardiology.
CD Congress Centre Ljubljana and GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, two biggest city’s congress centres will have a particularly strong year for CD will host 24 international professional events, among them two with two thousand delegates, while GR has up until now confirmed 12 international meetings.