A current comparison of the closest rivals on the 2013 ICCA scale according to the methodology of kongres travelogues – meetologues

Population: 272,220 Population: 118,488
ICCA Country and City rankings 2013: 84 place 31 meetingsICCA Country and City rankings 2013: 84th place 31 meetings
Mercer Quality of Living 2013:75Mercer Quality of Living 2013: NA
+ Ljubljana has congresses written into its genome. Long before the emergence of the meetings industry as we know it today, in 1821 Ljubljana hosted the Congress of the Holy Alliance. The city is picturesque, attractive and friendly to congress guests. According to its conference and accommodation infrastructure, Ljubljana belongs to the group of capitals suitable for medium-sized and smaller meetings (up to 2,500 participants). It is positioned side by side with the new EU member states and geographically in the region of the Western Balkans. Ljubljana is friendly and favourable to the meetings industry whilst at the same time competitive in terms of price and quality. Among all regional capitals it also has a very good image.+ Reykjavik is a successful convention destination not because of its geysers, volcanoes and natural attractions, but mainly due to the friendly, hospitable and democratic Icelanders. Maybe the biggest advantage of the destination is also the fact that everything is at your fingertips and you can address the majority of congress problems with a few phone calls. Because they are subject to changeable weather they are accustomed to improvising and also due to this are considered to be excellent organisers. Moreover, nightlife and entertainment in the city is worthy of much larger and more notorious convention destinations. The surprising part of the offer is the local cuisine. In addition, Reykjavik is taking very good advantage of its strategic location halfway between the United States and Europe. The fact that it was ranked in first place in the rankings of Global Peace Index 2014 says a lot about the destination
Ljubljana meetings flashpoints:Reykjavik meetings flashpoints:
1. Grand Union Hall - a wonderful example of an Art Nouveau conference hall tailored to the needs of modern congress organisers 1. Harpa Reykjavik - new congress and concert hall in the port, which is an architectural and sustainable highlight
2. Ljubljanica River - and its banks offers many possibilities for team building2. Blue Lagoon - the most authentic and natural spa in the world, which also includes a unique hotel and conference centre and the famous Lava restaurant
3. Two Convention Centres - Cankarjev dom and Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre3. Hilton Reykjavik Nordica - one of the largest convention hotels, which can host up to 650 participants in 11 halls
4. Hotels and Congress centres within walking distance 4. Get infused by Culture - vibrant and interesting art scene
5. Ljubljana Castle - special historical venue for different types of events5. The Pearl - an elegant rotating restaurant that holds up to 300 participants
STAY: Grand Hotel UnionSTAY: Grand Hotel Reykjavik
FINAL MARK: 4.46/5FINAL MARK: 4,57/5