Nikolina Štorga, Hotel Artistos, Sales and Marketing Manager
Zagreb is the capital city of the Republic of Croatia, a modern city with hospitality and unique charm. Zagreb is a recognizable spot for the meetings industry thanks to excellent traffic connections to other European and non-European cities, great congress facilities, diverse hotels, high quality of service, professionalism and hospitality. Zagreb has proven to be a great host to many international congresses, cultural and sporting events. It is a centre of culture, science, commerce, industry and presents a combination of a modern and traditional way of life. Its visitors can enjoy the Baroque atmosphere of the Upper Town, picturesque open-air markets, numerous museums and galleries, theatres, diverse shopping venues and great restaurants with domestic and international cuisines. In spite of the rapid business development, it did not lose its relaxing atmosphere which makes it a genuinely humane city, the one you will want to return to.
Aleksandra Uhernik Đurđek, Atlas DMC, Meetings & Events Division Manager
Refined and playful, Zagreb finds a way into your heart almost unnoticeably, and its trams of the typical blue colour, old-time charm and warmth are difficult to forget. At first sight it will remind you of other European capitals like Vienna, Prague or Budapest, as the city has always been deeply rooted in Central European culture and tradition; however, everything is still different, special, Zagreb-like.
Did you know that Zagreb is the city known for Croata tie – a national pride and Croatian invention and typical accessorise for business people? “Penkala” was invented by a Zagreb citizen Slavoljub Penkala more than 80 years ago and advertised as “an incredible pencil that does not need to be sharpened and remains the same and fits every hand.
Good connections, modern meeting capacities, variety of hotels… What more could one need?
Slaven Reljić, VenEvent DMC-PCO, Managing Director
Zagreb is an optimal sized capital, approaching 1 million inhabitants with surroundings, but still has a flair of a pleasant smaller city. Historic upper and down-town are especially attractive.
Zagreb’s airport has direct flights to almost all European capitals and major hubs, so it is easily accessible for intercontinental participants at congresses as well.
Most of the congresses are organized in down-town located 5* & 4* hotels, which are very convenient for work as well as cultural/social programmes and dine-arounds,
There are also mid-sized congress centres or multifunctional halls, V.S.O.P. are also in use for important meetings and congresses.
Being open to all its visitors, easy-reachable, safe and with some magic mix of mid-European and Mediterranean charm (because of its numerous citizens who come from Croatian Adriatic coast, which is just 1 hour away), Zagreb becomes one of the most attractive destinations in Europe for smaller & mid-sized international congresses.