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A current comparison of the closest competitors on the 2014 ICCA scale following the Kongres travelogue methodology – meetologues.

Population: 280,607Population: 527,612
ICCA Country and City rankings: 74 place 32 meetingsICCA Country and City rankings: 24 place 83 meetings
Numbeo Quality of Life 2015: 171,62Numbeo Quality of Life 2015: 160,52
Sunshine hours: 1,712 per yearSunshine hours: 1.424 per year
+ Ljubljana is not only picturesque, attractive and friendly to congress guests, but the city has congresses written into its genome. Long before the emergence of the meetings industry as we know it today, in 1821 Ljubljana was already hosting the Congress of the Holy Alliance. In line with its conference and accommodation infrastructure today, 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 sits in the region of the Western Balkans. Ljubljana is friendly and favourable to the meetings industry whilst at the same time being competitive in terms of price and quality. Among all of the regional capitals it also has a very good image.+ Ireland is ranked by Forbes as one of the best countries in the world to do business. The capital city is known for its friendly and hospitable people and has both the state of the art facilities and the expertise to cater for any conference, meeting or event. The ease of access is just one of the advantages. Dublin has one of Europe’s busiest airports with flights arriving from 179 international destinations. The city offers a wide range of accommodation, 20,000 hotel bedrooms across a wide variety of 3*, 4* and 5* properties. The number of international companies and associations choosing Dublin to stage their annual conference, corporate meeting or incentive is growing year on year. The city offers a perfect mix between historic and modern venues; from Medieval crypts and 17th century theatres, castles, Georgian townhouses, libraries and old military hospitals, to classy an quirky venues like breweries, science museums, a purpose built convention centre, a Gaelic Football stadium, a ‘thinking factory’…
Ljubljana meetings flashpoints:Dublin meetings flashpoints:
1. Grand Union Hall - a wonderful example of an Art Noveau conference hall tailored to the needs of modern congress organisers.1. Guinness Storehouse - has beaten the likes of Buckingham Palace, Rome's Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower to be named Europe's leading tourist attraction. Also a great special venue
2. Ljubljanica River - and its banks offers many possibilities for team building.2. Aviva Stadium Conference Centre – green venue and a world class international conference centre with the most amazing backdrops in Ireland.
3. 2 Convention Centres - Cankarjev dom and Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.3. The Phoenix Park - one of the largest designed landscapes in any European city and perfect venue for special corporate events
4. Hotel and Congress centres – all within easy walking distance4. The River Liffey - running through the heart of Dublin just calls for incentive activities.
5. Ljubljana Castle – a special historical venue for different types of events.5. Live traditional Irish music sessions - enrichment of every event and an unforgettable experience.
STAY: Grand Hotel UnionSTAY: The Westbury Hotel

Ljubljana; FINAL MARK: 4.40/5

Dublin: FINAL MARK; 4.59/5


DUBLIN: 4.59/5

FROM Meeting planners, FOR Meeting planners

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