Area: 56.542 km²
Capital city: Zagreb
International calling code: +385
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Time zone: GTM+1, GTM+2
Official language: Croatian
Internet TLD: .hr
International Airport Dubrovnik
International Airport Osijek
International Airport Pula
International Airport Rijeka
International Airport Split
International Airport Zadar
International Airport Zagreb
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Croatia - 40th place
Zagreb - 72trd place
Vladimir Prelog was famous chemist, born in Sarajevo but spent most of his life scientific engaged in Croatia, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland. Prelog declared himself as a "citizen of the world". He was pioneer of stereochemistry research and Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry in 1975.
Faust Vrancic (Fausto Veranzio), born in Sibenik, was a Croatian polymath, inventor, linguist, diplomat, engineer, bishop. In the 1595, in Venice, he printed the first multilingual dictionary (dictionary in Latin, Italian, German, Dalmatian and Hungarian). Vrancic’s work is reprinted and studied even today.
Eduard Slavoljub Penkala
Eduard Slavoljub Penkala was a Croatian engineer and inventor. His boasts of 70 to 80 inventions in the field of mechanics, chemistry, physics, aerospace (aviation) etc. The first mechanical pencil in the world he patented in 1906, and already the 1907 the first pen in the world with solid ink was patented by Penkala.
Goran Ivanisevic, the Croatian tennis player, professionally started playing tennis in 1988. He won Wimbledon in 2001 and Davis Cup with Croatia team 2005. The best placement he achieved in 1994 as second at ATP list. He finished his professional career with 22 single titles and 9 double titles.
Lavoslav (Leopold) Ruzicka
Lavoslav (Leopold) Ruzicka is the first Nobel Prize winner from the area of present-day Croatia, 1939 he won the prize in Chemistry. Ruzicka’s first work was in the field of natural products. He has received eight honorary degrees (four for science, two in medicine, one for natural science and one for the law).
Drazen Petrovic was a Croatian basketball player. He played for Sibenk, Cibona, Real Madrid, Portland Trail Blazers and New Jersey Nets, the national team of Yugoslavia, and in 1992 he was a leader of the Croatian national team in the Olympics. He died in an accident 1993, and in his honor is opened Memorial center Drazen Petrovic.
Ruder Josip Boskovic
Ruder Josip Boskovic was a versatile creator, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, physicist etc. He is one of the most important scientists of his time. Numerous inventions are left behind, and Astronomical Society in Belgrade is named after him, as well as a crater on the Moon.
Marco Polo was a trader and explorer. He was one of the first Europeans who traveled the Silk Road to China. After 17 years of living in China with his family, he returned to Venice. Then, in battle was captured and taken to prison, where he wrote the book "II Millione" about his travels. The book had an importance in the era of great geographical discoveries.
Davor Suker is a former Croatian football player. He began his career in Osijek, where he played nearly 100 games and scored 40 goals. Then in Dinamo, in Sevilla, Real Madrid, Arsenal, West Ham etc. Fore representation, he play in 69 games scoring 45 goals, setting a high record. Currently is the president of the Croatian Football Federation.
- Eastern Croatia
- Istria and Croatian coast
- Lika and Gorski kotar
- Northwest Croatia
- Zagreb and Central Croatia
It is characterized by three major cities and they are 3,000 years old Zadar, Split, which is the capital of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and Dubrovnik that is listed on the UNESCO heritage list.
Slavonia offers continental tourism attractions, such as hunting, spa, wine cellar, folkloric richness and natural beauty, among which the Kopacki Rit wetlands along the Danube and the Drava river, park and nature reserve area and the mountains Papuk, which was also proclaimed a nature.
Baranja extends between the rivers Drava, Danube and the Hungarian border, and Western Srem with Ilok as a cultural, administrative and economic center is the easternmost part of Croatia known for its wine cellars.
Istria and Croatian coast
Croatia's coast belongs to the coastal part of Croatia, from Rijeka to Karlobag where are cities Bakar, Kraljevica, Novi Vinodolski and Senj, which was once the most important city of the region, leaving that role to the 19th century Rijeka.
Today, Istria is mostly devoted to tourism.
Lika and Gorski kotar
Gorski kotar is located between Kvarner Bay and the valley of the river Kupa, which runs along the border with Slovenia. Between the mountains of Lika fertile fields are spread.
Lika and Gorski kotar has a fresh mountain climate, and are attractive to tourists all year round, both for winter tourism and winter sports, as well as for sightseeing tourism.
Traces of populated areas of the Croatian Zagorje dates back to the Stone Age and have been found in the city Karpin. Also, very important are archaeological sites of spas from Roman times which are located on the territory of today's Varazdin Toplice.
Certainly the most famous attractions that tourists visit in Zagorje are numerous spas and medieval castles, among which the most famous are Trakoscan and Veliki Tabor.
Medjimurje is a region that includes the Northern part of Croatia, and the urban center of the region is Cakovec.
Zagreb and Central Croatia
Zagreb is a city known by numerous historical monuments and medieval architecture.
Moslavina is known for its production of wine and the discovery of oil fields. Turopolje is an area largely covered with forests in which resides a large number of birds whose observation tourists show great interest. Banovina and Kordun characterized picnic areas along the river Mreznice and the Koran that are joind with Krka and with Dobra and flow through the city of Karlovac. Podravina in the world, and artistic circles, is known primarily as a region in which the developed naive paintings representing Ivan Generalic, Mirko Virius and others.
Stone Gate is the only gate that still exists, and its present form received in 1760. Stone Gate is best known as the Chapel of "Majke Božje" of Stone Gate, as well as being one of the best preserved monuments of old Zagreb.
Stradun or Placa is the center of Dubrovnik, and the main urban area and gathering place for citizens and tourists. Also, it is the main commercial street and a popular tourist promenade.
Castle Trakoscan was built in 13th century and represents one of the most attractive castles in Croatia.
Diocletian's Palace was built in the late 3rd and early 4th century. It is one of the most ancient buildings, the largest and best preserved late antique palace in the world. On the UNESCO World Heritage List is since 1979.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia, founded in 1949. Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO list in 1979, among the first natural sites worldwide.
Amphitheater in Pula is the most famous ancient buildings in Croatia, built between 100 and 200 in AD. It was the place for gladiator fights, and now it is used for cultural events.
Mainland Gate is the comic about history of Zadar viewed through carved stones into the gate in Fosa five centuries ago. The Gate was built in 1543 and has the form of a arch with three doors. Also, in that period it was the main entrance to the city.
Augustus Temple is a well-preserved Roman temple in Pula, built in 1st century AD. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Roma and Emperor Augustus.
Triumphal Arch of the Sergi – Golden gate was constructed by the Sergi family, in memory of three brothers that were engaged as high officials. It is supposed to have been built between 29 – 27 year BC.
Forum in Zadar is the biggest explored forum on East coast of the Adriatic.Forum was built in 1st century BC, by the emperor August. Forum in Zadar is the biggest explored forum on East coast of the Adriatic. It is located under the foundation of the church of St. Donat and Bishops Palace.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Featured many times as a "top spot for relaxation and adventure" in the last few years, Croatia has undergone a transformation in a first-class destination for business travel. To this it contributes the international award "For the best conference and incentive destination" on CONFEX, in the UK .
It's appeal as the ideal backdrop for MICE travel lies in the perfect blend of attractive setting that invites exploring and modern facilities found throughout the country.
Among the most famous MICE destinations in Croatia there are Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik and Opatija.
Arena Zagreb / Zagreb, Croatia / Number of conference rooms:6 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 13,000 seats
The total accommodation capacities per hotel category (5, 4, 3 and 2 stars) for this destinations are shown in the following table:
Croatia is a republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean.
Croatia borders with Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro to the east, to the west on the Adriatic sea with Italy and with Slovenia and Hungary to the north.
Croatian coast is famous for its numerous islands, clear sea, historic sites and impressive ramparts of the coastal towns.
Among the most famous coastal cities in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Split, Opatija, Porec, Rovinj, Pula, Rijeka, while in the continental part Zagreb attracts the most attention.
Also, National Park Brijuni, National Park Kornati (archipelago with approximately 150 islands) and the National Park Krka (river with numerous waterfalls) are destinations which should be visited when traveling.
2nd EFCC- UEMS Congress 2012, Dubrovnik (1,000 - 1,200 delegates)
21st Congress of the European Association for Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery 2012, Dubrovnik (1,500 delegates)
53rd International Neuropsychiatric Pula Congress, 2013, Pula
IADR/PER Congress 2014, Dubrovnik
ESHA biennial conference 2014, Dubrovnik
10th Congress of the Croatian Cardiac Society with international participation, 2014, Zagreb
22nd Zagreb Boat Show, 19th - 23rd February 2014, Zagreb Fair Congress Center
6th International Fair of Food Drinks & Innovative Gastronomy - INGA, 19th - 22nd February 2014, Zagreb Fair Congress Center
Hotel & Gastroteh,19th - 22nd February 2014, Zagrebački velesajam, Zagreb
Biograd Boat Show, 23rd - 26th October 2014, Biograd na moru