World Construction Forum 2019
In the beginning of April 2019, expert speakers from around the world and from Slovenia joined the World Construction Forum 2019 (WCF2019) to discuss individual topics within the overall theme ‘Buildings and Infrastructure Resilience from Climate Changes to Disaster Risk and Facility Management’. More than 500 attendees, among them practicing engineers and architects, policymakers from administration bodies of all levels, researchers and scientists, university professors and students, construction industry representatives, developers and investors, focused on six Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related to water, energy, innovation, sustainable cities and infrastructure, and action against climate change. Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre with its many halls provided space for discussing issues of shared concern and to develop appropriate engineering solutions for the future.
European Peritoneal Dialysis Meeting
In the first weekend of May 2019, more than 400 delegates arrived in Ljubljana to attend the 14th EuroPD (European Peritoneal Dialysis) Meeting, organised, held in association with the ISPD (International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis) and the Slovenian Society of Nephrology. The meeting took place in the main Slovenian cultural and congress centre – the Cankarjev dom, which is located in the heart of Slovenia’s capital. Experts from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, the UK, and the USA gave lectures, held workshops and discussions on latest discoveries, case studies, troubleshooting. The three-day event also included a symposium and an exhibition of posters. The events took place in the Grand Reception Hall, foyers, the Linhart Hall, and the Kosovel Hall.
Europe's main congress on sexual medicine
Almost 900 attending delegates, representing 63 countries, attended the 21st Congress of the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) in mid-February 2019. Gabrijela Simetinger explained that the organisational team decided on Cankarjev dom as the venue due to it being “The only institution in Slovenia meeting the requirements for hosting such a big congress and we also know that it does not disappoint.” The purpose of the ESSM congress, Simetinger added, is to remind the general public about “the right to sexual health” on the one side, and on the other to remind the professionals that they are “obliged to assure people this right while being aware of the ethical and legal responsibilities in the practice of sexual medicine.”