Ljubljana - a congress city

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a beautiful small city situated on the river Ljubljanica that flows between the city centre and the castle hill above.  Its river banks are filled with great restaurants, and chic bars popular with visitors and locals alike. The town boasts a most relaxing atmosphere and offers numerous cultural events and excellent quality of life. The great geographical position it is a perfect spot for setting a business conference or a meeting. Form the North Europe to the South Balkans and from the West to the East, Ljubljana is on the crossroads of European highways. Only couple of hours drive takes you to Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest or Zagreb. Flights from all over Europe are frequent as well.

Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre (CD-CC)

Cankarjev dom is in the very heart of Ljubljana, within walking distance of several hotels and the attractive Old Town. With 20 multi-purpose halls and a maximum capacity of 2,000 delegates in the plenary hall, Cankarjev dom is among the largest congress centres and host to over 250 national and international congresses and convention-related events a year. The venue also provides extensive exhibition space and is a member of AIPC, ICCA and IAPCO. The range of facilities and all-round expertise available make Cankarjev dom one of the premier conference destinations. Cankarjev dom has an in-house PCO team with a longstanding tradition and more than 25 years of experience. The large choice of conference rooms and the integrated exhibition space makes it an excellent choice for FIAPAC 2014.
Presernova 10 1000 Ljubljana, Tel: +386 1 241 71 22


Slovenia offers a wide range of accommodation to suit allbudgets and requirements within a short walking distance of the conference centre. Participants are kindly advised to make their own hotel reservation directly with the hotels.

Please find an overview online at:www.ljubljana.infowww.visitljubljana.com

Following are a few suggestions of the many hotels in Ljubljana:

Getting to Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana has always had a strategically good position for travelling between Italy, Central Europe and the Balkans. Nowadays it's easily accessible due to a well developed network of railways and roads.    Google Maps

By Air: Ljubljana is served by the Ljubljana airport with several international and low cost airlines operating from there. www.lju-airport.si.
Adria airways, the Slovenian airline, connects Ljubljana with more than 20 European cities: www.adria-airways.com

You may also find it convenient to use one of the neighbouring airports such as

  • Trieste - Ronchi (Italy), 128 km southwest of Ljubljana
  • Klagenfurt (Austria), 90 km north of Ljubljana
  • Zagreb - Pleso (Croatia), 141 km southeast of Ljubljana

From the airport, Ljubljana can be easily reached either by bus shuttle service to Ljubljana bus station (approx. EUR 10) or by taxi (approx. EUR 40).

By Coach: The web site of the Ljubljana Bus station (Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana) offers timetables for all local bus connections, including the plan of the bus routes. www.ap-ljubljana.si/eng

By Train: Slovenia has a developed network of railways, connecting Ljubljana with Graz and Klagenfurt (Austria) to the north and Trieste (Italy) to the west. Ljubljana's main train station, simply called "Ljubljana", is within an easy walk to the city centre. The web site of Slovenian Railways (Slovenske Zeleznice) displays train schedules, also in English: www.slo-zeleznice.si

From the main bus or railway station in Ljubljana to the Conference Venue:
Bus No. 9 will take you to our immediate vicinity - the Drama stop, where busses No. 1, 3, 6 and 19 also stop. Not far away there is also bus stop Kongresni trg, where busses No. 2, 10, 11, 13, 17, 20, 21 stop. Bus No 14 will also bring you near Cankarjev dom - to Prešeren street.

By Car: Slovenia has a developed network of motorways:

  • from Graz (Austria) 195 km, via Maribor E 57/E 59 
  • from Trieste (Italy)110 km, E 61/E 70  
  • from Budapest (Hungary) 430 km,E 57/E 71