Area: 20.273 km²
Capital city: Ljubljana
International calling code: +386
Currency: Euro (€)
Time zone: GTM+1, GTM+2
Official language: Slovenian, Italian and Hungarian
Internet TLD: .si
Inetrnational Airport Joze Pucnik Ljubljana
Inetrnational Airport Edvard Rusjan Maribor
Inetrnational Airport Portoroz
Inetrnational Airport Trst
ICCA Statistic Report 2014
Slovenia - 49th place
Ljubljana - 74th place
Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian ski jumper who belongs to the world's best active ski flying athletes. He won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 2012 he won the Ski-Flying World Championship with 244m, and thus became the Slovenia's third World Champion in ski jumping and the first in ski flying. He also set a new national record.
Janez Avgustin Puhar
Janez Avgustin Puhar was a Slovenian priest, photographer, painter and poet. In 1841 he invented a process for making photographs on glass, what was recognized in 1852 in Paris by the National Agricultural Academy, Manufacturing and Trade. The "Janez Puhar Photo Society Kranj", named by him, established in 1910, is the oldest Slovenian photographic society.
Ivana Kobilca was Slovenia’s most important woman painter and represents the generation of Slovene realists. She studied and worked in Vienna, Munich, Paris, Sarajevo, Berlin, and Ljubljana. She mostly painted portraits. Paintings by Kobilca are exhibited in all the major galleries in Europe.
Baron Jurij Bartolomej Vega
Baron Jurij Bartolomej Vega was a Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer. Vega published a series of books of logarithm tables. In 1789 Vega achieved a world record when he calculated pi to 140 places. He was awarded the Order of Maria Theresa in 1796. In 1800 Vega obtained a title of hereditary baron including the right to his own coat of arms.
Ivan Cankar was the greatest Slovene short story writer and dramatist, a universal representative of Slovene Modernism. His best-known works are the play Hlapci ("Serfs"), the satire Pohujsanje v dolini Sentflorijanski (Scandal in St. Florian Valley) and the novel Na klancu (On the Hill). In 1899 Cankar published his first collection of poetry under the title Erotika.
- Coast and Karst Region
- Central Slovenia
- Eastern Slovenia
- Julian Alps
- Southeastern Slovenia
Coast and Karst Region
Portoroz is the city with the longest tradition in tourism which offers a great number of hotels, restaurants, and which is also a place where are held numerous events. Portoroz is also one of the favorite destinations for organizing a congresses.
Piran is a real open-air museum of medieval architecture and a rich cultural heritage.
Koper is the only commercial port in Slovenia, and one of the oldest towns. In Izola tourism is concentrated on the Simon Bay where hotel and restaurants are placed.
City of Ljubljana is a cultural, political, scientific, educational, economic and transportation center of the region. It is a city where cultures of the West and the East meet.
Also, Ljubljana is a city of theaters, museums, galleries.
One of the most famous cities of the region is Maribor, which is also the second most important city in Slovenia.
Maribor is famous for its vineyards, which are intertwined with more than 50 km of wine roads. Also, Maribor is known for the oldest grapevine in the world, which still bears fruit every year without fail.
Near to the river Drava is the Lent which is known for international multicultural Festival Lent.
The most famous tourist places in this region are Lake Bohinj and Bled which is known throughout the world for its many opportunities for recreation. Lake Bled, with island and castle also represents one of the major tourist attractions of the region.
Pohorje is known for its ski resorts - Areh, Rogla and Kope, and by mountain trails that are designed for biking and horse riding. Pohorje is visited frequently by tourists who like parachuting and flying balloons, but and with tourists who love to discover nature.
Southeastern region of Slovenia is known by vineyards and churches, monasteries and castles which gives it a special charm. One of the castles that stands out is Ribnica castle, which has been converted into a museum of local culture and traditions. In Kocevje tourists can see a forest reserve "Kočevski rog", as well as ice cave or cavern "Željna".
Bled Castle is according to written sources the oldest castle in Slovenia, first mentioned in 1011 donation deed as castellum Veldes. Perched atop a steep cliff rising 130m above the Lake Blade is a symbol of Bled and Slovenia.
Postojna Cave is the best-known cave in the world and only one that offers a unique and adventurous ride with a special train, under spectacular underground arches, which are embellished with stalactites.
National Park Triglav is is the only national park in Slovenia, which is added to the UNESCO list in 2003. Also, this park is considered for one of the oldest parks in Europe and it was named at the highest peak in Slovenia, Triglav.
Ljubljana Castle is the medieval castle which at first was a fortress, and in newer times it represents the major tourist attraction and a landmark of the city. The exterior shell, as it now appears is predominantly from the mid of 15th and 16th century.
National Museum of Slovenia houses exhibition on applied art in Slovenian inhabited areas including several study collections and presents occasional temporary exhibitions of applied art.
Lake Bohinj is located within National Park Triglav. To its visitors Lake Bohinj offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy in the nature. In addition to Lake Bohinj there are ski resort Vogel, Savica waterfalls, etc..
Gruber Palace was built between 1773 and 1781 by designs of Gabriel Gruber and currently houses the National Archives of Slovenia. Also, within the palace is an astronomical observatory.
Statistic report of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
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Slovenia represents an ideal destination for conference activities, given the fact that is easily accessible from all parts of Europe and at the same time offers an excellent range of conference facilities.
Another great advantage that Slovenia has over other countries is the favourable price-quality ratio of conference services.
Among the most important elements of MICE tourism in this country are professional and hospitable approach of conference facility operators, delicious cuisine and comfortable accommodation.
Congress destinations in Slovenia which can be a perfect choice for organizing seminars, conferences and other events are Ljubljana, Portoroz and Bled.
Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre/ Ljubljana, Slovenia / Number of conference rooms: 24 / The capacity of the biggest conference room: 2,200 seats
Slovenia is a country known by Alps, Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst.
Whether you are here on holiday with a family, or you're in search of active holiday in Slovenia, you will find everything you need. Slovenia is a country rich in natural beauty. Also, Slovenia is known for its vineyards, occupying one percent of its area.
One-third of the territory of Slovenia, is protected, and at the same time it is the richest country in Europe when it comes to water.
Slovenia, with only 46.6 km of coast, offers everything in small. Slovenian coast includes the towns of Koper, Izola, Piran and Portoroz, as the main tourist centres.
To the west it borders with Italy and Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, east and south by Croatia, and in the southwest, in the Piran Bay, has access to the Adriatic Sea.
35th Congress of the European Accounting Association - EAA 2012, Ljubljana (1,000 delegates)
10th World Congress of Nurse Anesthetist - WCNA, 2012, Ljubljana (500 delegates)
Pediatric Rheumatology European Society PRES 2013 Ljubljana (1,000 delegates)
18th Winter Meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons - ESCRS, 2014, Ljubljana (580 delegates)
40th World Scout Conference - WOSM 2014, Ljubljana (1,500 delegates)
World Hemp Congress, 2014, Lendava
14th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists - EAAE, 2014, Ljubljana (800 delegates)
14th International Congress of the European Association for Japanese Studies - EAJS, 2014, Ljubljana (700 delegates)
The Travel Convention 2014, Ljubljana (500-600 delegates)
Conventa - The South East European meetings trade show, 21st - 22nd January 2015, Ljubljana