Area: 88.509 km²
Population: 7.120.666 (excluding Kosovo) acording to 2012 census
Capital city: Belgrade
International calling code: +381
Currency: Dinar (RSD)
Time zone: GTM+1, GTM+2
Official language: Serbian
Internet TLD: .rs .срб
International airport "Nikola Tesla" - Belgrade
International airport "Constantine the Great" - Nis
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Republic of Serbia - 46th place
Belgrade - 50th place
Novak Djokovic, No. 1 at ATP list, the greatest Serbian tennis player of all time and is considered to be the best tennis player in the history. In his career he won 36 titles, 6 at Grand Slam tournaments, and the Masters Cup in 2008 and 2012. With Serbian national team won the Davis Cup in 2010. He received Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year 2012.
Nikola Tesla is one of the most famous inventors and scientists with 700 patents registered in 25 countries. International unit of measurement for magnetic flux density, Tesla was named after him. The most significant inventions of Tesla are polyphase system, the rotating magnetic field, induction motor, synchronous motor and the Tesla transformer.
Ivo Andric was a Serbian writer and diplomat. His first song, "In the twilight" was published in 1911, and he had a very successful diplomatic career. He wrote poetry and prose poems, then short stories and novels, “Travnicka hronika”, “Gospodjica”, “Prokleta avlija” etc. And for the novel “Na Drini cuprija” (1945) he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961.
Vlade Divac is a celebrated ex-basketball player. In his career he played in Sloga, Partizan, Lakers, Hornets, Crvena zvezda and Kings. In national team of Yugoslavia he played 145 matches and scored 1345 points. In 2008 ULEB was named one of the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors. Since 2009 is President of the Olympic Committee of Serbia.
Desanka Maksimovic was a Serbian poet, short story writer, novelist and writer for children, and occasionally translator, mainly poetry. She has published over fifty books, and one of her most famous poems is "Bloody Fairy Tale" which testifies to the occupation terror against innocent people during World War II. She was a member of the SANU since 1965.
Emir Kusturica is a director, he writes and guitarist in the group "Emir Kusturica & the No Smoking Orchestra". Twice winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the holder of the "Medal of the Order of Arts and Letters" and the National Ambassador for UNICEF in Serbia. He is founder of the International Film and Music Festival Küstendorf.
Milutin Milankovic was a Serbian engineer, astronomer and climatologist. He is world's respected scientist, known for his theory of Milankovitch cycles, the theory of ice ages, relating variations of the earth's orbit and long-term climate change. He is the founder of department for celestial mechanics at the University of Belgrade.
Nadezda Petrovic was the most important Serbian painter. In her best works dominate large areas, bright reds and complementary green. Education in Munich, visiting Paris and Italy and permanent return to Serbia left a mark on her work. Common themes were from nation's history and the people and landscapes of Serbia.
Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac
Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac was Serbian musicologist and conductor, director and professor of Serbian music school in Belgrade, which now bears his name. With his merit was established first string quartet in Serbia. His most famous works are the Rukoveti - fifteen bundles of songs based on folk motifs.
Jasna Sekaric is Serbian athlete and Serbian shooter. Several times she described as the best female athlete and shooter in Yugoslavia, Croatia, SCG, Serbia. She is a multiple Olympic, World and European Champion. The only shooter who is in every performance at the Olympics managed to reach the finals.
Joseph Pancic was a Serbian doctor, botanist and first president of the Serbian Royal Academy. The highest peak of Kopaonik was named after him (Pančićev top), where is the mausoleum of his remains. He also discovered a new type of conifer in Tara, which was named after him Serbian Spruce.
- Belgrade Region
- Eastern Serbia
- Kosovo and Metohija
- Southern Serbia
- Western Serbia
Its territory is divided into 17 urban municipalities.
City of Belgrade represents the center of this region, whose traces of settlement dates back to the Middle Neolithic.
By the written dates, Belgrade was first mentioned in 878. From that day until today, Belgrade has grown into a metropolis, which also offers numerous cultural - historical content.
The first settlements in Eastern Serbia date back to the Neolithic Age 6,500 BC. Eastern Serbia is a place were different empires crossed. Since ancient times, from Romans through Turkish to Serbian who brought with them different cultures and left a deep imprint on the life and customs. Cultural monuments are one of the great tourist potential, and another ones are numerous mountains, lakes, rivers and spas.
The main characteristics of Residents of Eastern Serbia are traditional hospitality and warmth which will disarm even the most demanding visitor.
Kosovo and Metohija
Southern Serbia is known by mountains, and the most famous skie center is Kopaonik. Beside, Kopaonik, Suva and Stara mountain are famous ski resorts.
Nis is the city center of this region, and Djavolja varos (Devils Town), and Vlasina lake are the most famous attractions in this region.
The main tourist sites in Vojvodina are city of Novi Sad, city of Subotica and Palic lake. Novi Sad is a city that was first mentioned in 1694, when it began the construction of the fortress of Petrovaradin, which is its main attraction. Subotica and Palic lake are the sites that stand out from the rest by the Art Nouveau style, which is characterized by a unique architecture.
Western Serbia is also the highest part of Serbia. The most visited mountains in Western Serbia region are Zlatibor, Tara, Zlatar and Golija. In addition to these mountains, which are the main winter tourist centers, Sargan Eight and Kustendorf are attractions in the region that can not be missed when visiting.
Skadarlija is a bohemian quarter of Belgrade built in the first half of 19th century. Skadarlija received the bohemian spirit after demolition of "Dardaneli" inn, and most often it is compared to the Montmartre of Paris.
Golubac Fortress is medieval fortress located in the National Park Djerdap. The exact year of construction is not known, but the first written record dates from the 1335. The fortress consists of 9 towers, with a height of 25m.
Petrovaradin Fortress was built in period from 1692 to 1780 and represents one of the best accomplishments of military architecture from 18th century. Also, Petrovaradin Fortress is the second largest fortress in Europe.
According to many Monastery Studenica is one of the most beautiful Serbian monasteries, which was built from 1183 to 1196. Monastery is under UNESCO protection since 1986.
Devil׳s Town is natural landmark which has two, very rare natural phenomena: soli figures and two springs of extremely acid water with high mineral content. These two phenomena together make Devil׳s Town a true wonder of nature.
Lake Palic is the "blue eye of the plane", which offers hotels, restaurants, a variety of sports facilities and splendid buildings from the start of 20th century. Palic has something new, exceptional and inspiring to offer at any time of the year.
Monastery Zica was built in 1206 and represents the largest center of Serbian spirituality, education and statehood. The monastery was ruined in 13th century, but it was rebuilt at the beginning of 14th century.
"Old village" Sirogojno is the open air museum and it is the only of the kind in Serbia. Museum shows architecture, interior of buildings, organization of people's family life at hilly and mountainous areas of Zlatibor.
Fortress of Nis was built at the beginning of 18th century in the center of Nis. The Fortress was built on Roman and medieval foundations, and today it represents very important monument of culture where are held many cultural and artistic events
Viminacium is one of the most important Roman cities, located where the Mlava flows into the Danube. At this archaeological site were found amphitheater, buildings, plazas, which only confirmed the importance of this former Roman capital.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Last years brought Serbia back on the international MICE market emphasizing its highly dynamic development and in 2013 in took 42nd place on ICCA list by the number of held meetings. Such as other countries in region, Serbia takes all benefits of the interest for South East Europe.
The crucial is its position at the cross-roads, and the fact that Belgrade is the major capital city and the hub of all business, cultural and social activities.
New investments worth one billion euros in the past few years have brought new airport terminal, conference facilities, hotels and roads which results in significant capacities of great quality.
Congress destinations in Serbia can be a perfect choice for the organization of congresses, conferences and events, and they include Belgrade, Subotica and Palic, and Novi Sad, as well as the mountain resorts Kopaonik and Zlatibor.
Sava Center / Belgrade, Serbia / Number of conference rooms: 18 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 3,672 seats
The total accommodation capacities per hotel category (5, 4, 3 and 2 stars) for this destinations are shown in the following table:
Republic of Serbia is situated on the Balkan peninsula in the Southeastern Europe, but the northern part of the country belongs to Northern Europe.
Serbia represents a country in which for centuries cultures and civilizations had meet and mingle. On its territory there are many archaeological sites, and many monasteries, from which some are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Beside rich cultural and historical heritage, Serbia is also known by mountains such as Zlatibor, Tara, Kopaonik, Stara Planina, which to the tourist provide many options for a winter or summer holidays. Lakes, rivers and spas are three more things by which Serbia is known. The most famous lakes in Serbia are Palic, Silver and Djerdap Lake, from rivers there are Dunav, Sava, Tara, Tisa, Drina, and from spas the most famous are Vrnjacka, Sokobanja, Bukovik, Nis, and Koviljaca Spa, etc.
Thanks to the numerous amenities and possibilities, many events are held in Serbia, such as business, cultural, sports and entertainment events...
Countries with which Serbia borders to are Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the east, Macedonia to the south, Albania and Montenegro to the southwest and Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west.
Heart Failure Congress of the European Society of Cardiology 2012, Belgrade (2,800 delegates)
European Maintenance Congress - EUROMAINTENANCE 2012, Belgrade (700 delegates)
5th Congress of the European Association for Critical Care Nursing 2013, Belgrade (1,500 delegates)
Congress of the European Society of Coloproctology - ESCP 2013, Belgrade (1,500 delegates)
10th Congress of the European Society for Menopause and Andropause - EMAS 2014, Belgrade (2,000 delegates)
21st European Pediatric Rheumatology Congress - PReS 2014, Belgrade (800 delegates)
37th European Conference on Visual Perception 2014, Belgrade (700 - 900 delegates)
35th International Fair of Tourisam IFT, 19th - 25th February 2015, Belgrade Fair, Belgrade
81st International Agricultural Fair, 9th - 15th May 2015, Novi Sad Fair, Novi Sad
47th International Fair of Tourisam, 10th - 14th April 2014, Novi Sad Fair, Novi Sad
40th International Building Trade Fair (UFI) - South East Europe Belgrade Building Expo, 8th - 14th April 2014, Belgrade Fair, Belgrade
59th International Belgrade Book Fair, 26th October - 2nd November 2014, Belgrade Fair, Belgrade