Photo credit: Jani Ugrin

This year’s anniversary of, the Conventa, Trade Show of New Europe, awarded Slovenia’s capital with the prestigious award for the best congress destination and incentives, in the category of cities that can host up to 2000 guests. The award is a special recognition of the development of Ljubljana and Slovenia as a congress destination, and will certainly impact the visibility of Ljubljana as a hot congress destination in Europe.

The international expert jury of 12, evaluated many of Europeans congress destinations, and placed them in four categories, based on the number of participants that they can guest, without any logistical or organizational problems (category XL – more than 2000 guests, L – up to 2000 guests, M – up to 1200 guests, S – up to 600 guests). The jury awarded Ljubljana based on the following features: the optimal combination of the number of 4 and 5 star hotels, which are the most commonly used by the congress guests; the number of congress halls for banquet receptions and lectures; number of inhabitants and aviation accessibility.

In other categories the winners were: Vienna (XL), Dubrovnik (M) and Kranjska gora (S).

Meetings Star Award is an award for excellence in business tourism, which is a result of strategically planned and harmonized collaboration of congress tourism providers.