Bosnia and Herzegovina
Area: 51.209,2 km²
Capital city: Sarajevo
International calling code: +387
Currency: Konvertabilna marka (KM)
Time zone: GTM+1, GTM+2
Official language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Internet TLD: .ba
International Airport Sarajevo
International Airport Mostar
International Airport Tuzla
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina - 86th place
Sarajevo - 266th place
Branko Copic was a writer born in Bihac. He published the first story in 1928 and first short story in 1936. His works have been translated into English, German, French, Russian etc. He wrote novels, short stories, poems, and for children. He has received numerous awards and was a member of the SANU and the Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Socialist Republic of BiH.
Mehmed Mesa Selimovic
Mehmed Mesa Selimovic was a prominent writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which wrote in the second half of the twentieth century. His most famous novel is "Dervis i smrt", and he also wrote short stories. His major awards are NIN Award, Goran awards, Njegoseva Award, AVNOJ, etc.
Safet Zec is academic painter and graphic artist, born in Rogatica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 1943. In the seventies, Safet Zec became one of the major exhibits of poetic realism. He has won over 20 awards and is acknowledged for his work. His works are in major European and international galleries, as well as private collections.
Danis Tanovic is a Bosnian film director and screenwriter. The film "No Man's Land" was directed 2001. The film won a total of 42 awards, including the American Film Academy Award for best foreign film. The new movie "Episode in the Life of Steel Pickers" won the Silver Bear - Grand Prix of the Jury at the Berlin Film Festival 2013.
Goran Bregovic is a musician and songwriter, born in Sarajevo. Today he is the leader of band Orkestar za svadbe i sahrane. He was the leader and only permanent member of the band Bijelo dugme, one of the most popular rock groups of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1970's and mid 1980's. He is also known for composing music for Emir Kusturica’s films.
Zdravko Colic – Cola is a pop singer how is very popular throughout the territory of the former Yugoslavia. He began his career in 1968 in a group Mladi i lepi, and in 1972 he started his solo career. He has published 13 studio albums and 20 singles, in the period from1975 to 2010, and is preparing a new album.
Branko Djuric, known as Djuro, was born in Sarajevo and is one of the most recognizable bosnian actors - comedian, director and playwright. Glory in the former Yugoslavia he gained in series Top lista nadrealista. In addition to numerous acting roles in domestic and foreign films, Djuro has his own band Bombaj stampa.
Momcilo Momo Kapor
Momcilo Momo Kapor was a painter, writer, journalist, member of the Senate of the Republika Srpska and Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republika Srpska. In honor of this extraordinary artists is founded the Foundation and festival “Momin krug”. Also, the prize "Momo Kapor" is given alternately to contribute to the literature and visual arts.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Republic of Srpska
Brcko is an important cultural center and it is also the largest port in BiH. Also, it is the place of sport events, from which the most famous is "Vidovdanska Trka" street marathon held in Brcko since 1997.
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
The country BiH name probably derived from word "bosana", which is an old Indo-European word meaning water, while Herzegovina got its name by Herceg Stjepan (Duke Stjepan) which ruled this area in the mid 15th century.
Interesting and attractive places in Bosnia and Herzegovina represent a wonderful blend of cultural and natural heritage. It is almost impossible to separate them, because the culture and traditions of this country just blossomed from this pristine nature.
The most famous city of this region is Sarajevo.
Republic of Srpska
according to the archaeological sites has been inhabited since the Paleolithic.
When Romans arrived they began to build roads and then it was built "The Road of Salt", which is the most famous road from that period.
Slavs came after the Romans, whose settlements testify development of Orthodox monasteries and a large number of fortified cities.
The tombstones called "stećci" represents the important basis for the study of medieval culture.
Several bridges from Ottoman rule are preserved.
The most famous cities of this region are Banja Luka and Bijeljina and off course mountain Jahorina.
Bascarsija is an old bazzar in Sarajevo, and also historical and cultural centre of city. It was built in 15th century and its name comes from Turkish word "bas", which means "main" and "carsi" meaning the central part, so Bascarsija means "main part of town".
Old bridge is famous bridge in Mostar, built in period from 1557 to 1566. In his place before was a wooden suspension bridge, which was attached to the towers where were guards who charged the toll.
Kastel Fortress is the oldest preserved cultural and historical monument of Banja Luka, which was in 1950 proclaimed for cultural and historical heritage of the first category, and 2002 was included among the list of endangered monuments of BiH.
Emperor's Mosque was built in 1462 but it burnt in1480, so that the mosque in its present form was built in 1566. It is the first mosque built in Sarajevo and one of 1st built in BiH.
Government's Palace is a cultural center in Banja Luka, built in the period from 1931 to 1932. Originally, palace was used as a residence, and today it is a place of different events. Some parts of the palace have preserved their authentic look.
Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1889 by the project of Joseph Vancas, who used elements of romance and Gothic. At the same time, this cathedral is the largest cathedral in BiH.
National Museum of BiH represents the oldest cultural and scientific institution in BiH in western style. Within the museum there are departments for archeology, ethnology, science and library.
Ethno Village Stanisici was founded in 2003, and it is allocated in two parts. One part shows the secular life and buildings made from wood, and the other is the spiritual character and displays medieval architecture.
Wellspring of the Bosnia represents the natural monument at river Bosnia and the most attractive spring of drinking water in Europe.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Bosnia and Herzegovina represents an attractive destination for tourist who wants to have active holiday thanks to the natural, environmental, cultural and historical sites, but also it is an excellent destination for congress tourism and business travel.
Thanks to the central location in the Balkan peninsula, BiH represents an ideal location for the organization congresses, conferences, seminars, conventions, public gatherings and incentive traveling on international level.
Thanks to this, congress tourism has become very important mosaic part of various touristic offers which are increasing on daily basis.
Congress destinations in Bosnia and Herzegovina that can be a great choice for conferences and other events, are certainly the city of Sarajevo and Jahorina mountain resort.
Hotel Holywood / Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Number of conference rooms: 15 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 800 seats
The total accommodation capacities per hotel category (5, 4, 3 and 2 stars) for this destinations are shown in the following table:
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is a country in Southeastern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula which consists of two autonomous entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republic of Srpska, with a third region, the Brcko District, governed under local government.
Countries with which BiH borders are Croatia (north, west and south), Montenegro (southeast) and Serbia (east).
City of Neum, with a coast line of 21,2 km represents the exit point of BiH to the Adriatic sea.
BiH is country filled with traces of crossings of different cultures and religions, and it can be distinguished by her magnificent heritage such as the medieval tombstone – Stecak, the Old Bridge in Mostar, the Vjetrenica Cave, the National Park Hutovo Blato, the European rain forest – Perucica, Bosnian pyramids, and many other monuments.
3rd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 2013, Sarajevo
11th International Conference on Accomplishments in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology, DEMI 2013, Banja Luka
2nd International Eurasian Conference on Mathematical Sciences and Applications, 2013, Sarajevo
EUMMAS 2014 - International Conference on Marketing, Management and Economics, 2014, Sarajevo
2nd Congress of anesthetists in BiH with international participation, 2014, Mostar,
3rd AGPFM SEE Congress,2014, Sarajevo
5th Congress of Physiatrists of BiH with international participation, 2014, Sarajevo
37th International Fair of Tourism and Hospitality, Tourism Exchange, 8th - 11th May 2014, Skenderija Center, Sarajevo
International Economy Fair, 14th - 18th April 2015, Fair Mostar, Mostar