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Cankarjev dom is continuing cooperation with several Slovenian Congress Ambassadors to attract more events and gain international prominence in scientific fields. Many of the distinguished Slovenian Congress Ambassadors chose to host their event in Ljubljana’s most esteemed venue. Below are interviews with ambassadors who successfully organised international events by closely cooperating with Cankarjev dom.

Among those who opted to organise internationally-renowned scientific events is MSc. Črtomir Remec, the Director of the Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia and President of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers. He organised the World Construction Forum 2019, a resounding success for both the organisers and Cankarjev dom.

Črtomir Remec

MSc. Črtomir Remec is the Director of the Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia and President of the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers, in which the members of its Assembly have repeatedly expressed their confidence since 2000. In the period of 2003 and 2004, he was President of the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) Executive Board. Between 2005 and 2011, he was a national member of the Executive Council of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and, from 2015 to 2019, its Executive Vice-President. From 2012 to 2018, he was the President of the European Council of Engineers Chambers (ECEC), of which he is also one of the founding members.

Another Slovenian Congress Ambassador who attracted and organised an important event in Cankarjev dom is Ass. Prof. Mojca Volk, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. She co-organised the European Conferences on Networks and Communications by working closely with Cankarjev dom.

Mojca Volk

Mojca Volk received her PhD degree in telecommunications from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2010. She is with the Laboratory for Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, holding the role of Scientific Associate and habilitated Assistant Professor. Her main areas of work are R&D and innovative infrastructure and business model development and prototyping in communication networks, services and applications, with a specific focus on 5G, cybersecurity, and public protection and disaster relief technologies and services. Dr. Volk has been involved in a number of international research and development projects in her fields of interest. Her recent track record includes scientific research and managerial roles in national and European projects in the domain of IoT, e-health, cybersecurity and public safety. She collaborates with various international institutions and societies on a regular basis, including the European Commission, ENISA, Eurostars and COST agencies, and is a member of the IEEE and IEICE societies.

Cankarjev dom, in addition, worked closely with Ass. Prof. Petra Zupet, MD, PeT, IMS Institute for Medicine and Sports, to organise the 11th EFSMA Congress of Sports Medicine.

Petra Zupet

Petra Zupet has 15 years of experience in clinical work in athletes’ medical care. She was the Chief Medical Officer of the Slovenian Ice Hockey Federation from 2012 to 2017. She has been the Slovenian National rowing team doctor since 2013 and the Slovenian National gymnastics team doctor since 2014. She is the Medical director of IMS Institute for Medicine and sports, Ljubljana, Slovenia and an Assistant Professor in Sports Medicine, at the University of Primorska. Petra is the President of the Slovenian Sports Medicine Association, a Member of the Expert Board of the Slovenian Olympic Committee, a Member of the Scientific and Education Commission European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations (EFSMA) and Secretary General European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations.

About the Slovenian Ambassador Program

The Slovenian Ambassador Program contributes to Slovenia’s greater success in the internationalization of science, professional areas of expertise, economy and sports. The Ambassador Program aims to identify, recognise and support Slovenian scientists, doctors, professors, researchers, business people, athletes and other individuals who are members of international associations, experts in their respective fields and who strive to bring international events to Slovenia.

Find out more about Slovenian Congress Ambassadors here.