The Meetings Star Award has been awarded for the past twelve years by the editorial board of Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best destinations, meeting hotels and individuals. This year, the award ceremony took place online on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, broadcasted live from Cankarjev dom.

Since its inception, the Meetings Star Award has become a recognised accolade by event organisers and the industry. It is considered one of the rare awards based on comprehensive criteria and standards. The evaluated hotels and destinations are assessed by hidden congress guests. They are industry professionals with rich experience in event organising and extensive knowledge in the hotel business. Furthermore, the assessors have verified references in ensuring the quality of their work in the meetings industry, thus ensuring clients get objective insight and the reliability of the methodology.

38 convention centres were evaluated in the category of Best Convention Centres. 29 of them earned The Meetings Star certificate. Cankarjev dom took the fourth spot on the list.



In the category of Best Convention Centres in Slovenia, 10 convention centres with a capacity for more than 500 participants were evaluated, and 6 of them received the Meetings Star certificate. Cankarjev dom was announced the winner in this category.

Gorazd Čad, Editor in Chief of the Kongres Magazine, the organiser of the Meetings Star Award explained: “Without Cankarjev dom and its team, the Slovenian meetings industry would not be what it is today. Slovenia’s cultural and convention meeting point is where Slovenian history was written. Cankarjev dom has been the heart of creative congresses and events in Slovenia for the past four decades. Our last evaluation has shown that it has brilliantly adapted to the new corona reality. Regardless of the crisis, the convention centre continued with the renovation and implemented new digital services. With the latest refurbishments, all halls are now more diverse, comfortable, appealing and, more importantly, adapted to modern technological demands. Congress and event attendees can enjoy the rich cultural offer anytime. That is why, according to our evaluation, Cankarjev dom belongs to the top five convention centres in this part of Europe.”

Upon receiving the accolade, Breda Pečovnik, Congress and Commercial Programme Director of Cankarjev dom, said: “It is a great honour for us to receive this award. We will continue to provide trustworthy and professional service for our clients in the future. We are proud that the award recognised our efforts during the pandemic.”