The Meetings Star Award has been awarded for the past thirteen years by the editorial board of Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best destinations, meeting hotels and convention centres. The gala ceremony for the winners will take place during Conventa, on 1 February 2023 in Ljubljana in Gallus Hall.

Before the event in February, it is our honour to present the best convention centres in the eighth category – BEST SLOVENIAN CONVENTION CENTRES.

There are eight convention centres in Slovenia according to the standards of the Slovenian Convention Bureau. Several more are located in larger specialised congress hotels. In the previous year, we evaluated six convention centres, five of them earning our certificate.

Convention centres play an integral role in the development of the meetings industry.

Photo Credit: Brdo Congress Centre

The capacity of the convention centre for less than 500 attendees

Final Mark: 4.91

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. On top of that Cankarjev dom is a perfectly oiled congress machine, which does not show its age and is in excellent condition after recent renovations.

Read the full Hidden Guest evaluation here.

Photo Credit: Cankarjev dom


1. Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.91
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2. Brdo Congress Centre, Brdo pri Kranju, Slovenia – final mark: 4.84
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3. Ljubljana Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia – final mark: 4.81
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4. Bled Congress Centre, Bled, Slovenia – final mark: 4.53
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5. Avditorij Portorose, Portorose, Slovenia – final mark: 4.51
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We sincerely congratulate the best convention centres and wish them a successful congress year in 2023.

On the day of the gala award ceremony, taking place on 1 February in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, we will award the winners with prestigious accolades. Furthermore, all Meeting Star certificate recipients will be announced for 2022. In the category of Slovenian convention centres, the following certificates, divided into three sub-categories on the premise of achieved points in the hidden guest evaluation, will be announced:

3 GOLD certificates – final score from 4.81 to 5.00
0 SILVER certificates – final score from 4.61 to 4.80
3 BRONZE certificates – final score from 4.41 to 4.60

All certificate recipients can be found in Kongres Magazine’s venue and hotel finder FIND VENUES at You can seek hotels according to the certificate or final mark.


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