The Meetings Star Award is an award for excellence in congress tourism, which is a result of strategically planned and harmonized collaboration of congress tourism providers. The winners in each category for Meetings Star Awards, conferred by Kongres Magazine and Conventa Trade Show, were announced at the Meetings Star Award ceremony that took place on 22 January 2019 in Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana on the opening night of Conventa trade show.
Slovenia’s capital was with the score of 4.35 (between 1 to 5, where 5 is the highest score) twice ranked among the best finalists: firstly, in the L – Category of the best meeting destinations, and, secondly, in the category of the Best Meeting destinations in New Europe.
In the L – Category, in which the destinations that can due to its congress infrastructure and aviation links host up to 2,000 congress participants, Ljubljana was ranked as the 3rd in the category (following Zagreb and Tallinn, respectively). In the category of the best meeting destinations in New Europe, Slovenia’s capital shared the 6th place with Budapest. The certificates were Both of the certificates present a special recognition of the development of Ljubljana and Slovenia as congress destinations.