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Congress & Events Management

Hosting a broad variety of national and international meetings since 1980, Cankarjev dom Congress and Cultural Centre Ljubljana is one of Slovenia’s busiest conferencing and expos hubs. A meetings and events industry pioneer, CD is member of international associations IAPCO and ICCA, as well as national professional organisations – the Slovenian and Ljubljana convention bureaus.

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Ultimate online conferences for a new reality

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Cankarjev dom is a professional congress organizer and one of the pillars of Slovenia’s meetings industry. At a time when measures adopted to contain the Coronavirus spread are severely limiting face-to-face events, we are conducting our business in the virtual domain – online. Check the video for a few tips on online events.

In the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered our clients wishing to organize events and meetings a solution of hybrid events (Cankarjev dom was one of the pioneers of this practice, we implemented CD’s cultural projects, including the Ljubljana Jazz Festival, as hybrid events as early as in June). Wonderfully complemented by a small number of live attendees, the online video transmission of the event to a selected platform reached its target audience. And just when we thought the situation would improve, the current restrictive measures and consideration for the safety of our participants have compelled us to wholly switch to the digital environment. Meetings that are the catalysts for new ideas and knowledge transfer must not be brought to a standstill or postponed. They have to take place now.

Our venues

Cankarjev dom boasts 22 multi-purpose conference halls and represents the largest purpose-built convention centre in Slovenia. A big advantage is the diversity of spaces for different convention needs. The main venue, 2000-seat Gallus Hall is the largest hall of this type in Slovenia (auditorium) and embodies the concept of extraordinary acoustics.

Venue with a total surface of 36.000 sq. m. can accommodate up to 5000 visitors, with extensive lobby exhibits it has already carried out a number of conferences with large accompanying exhibitions. 

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Our advantages

•    Ideal location in the heart of Ljubljana; within an easily manageable distance from / to airport
•    In close vicinity of parking facilities and garages
•    Numerous hotels and accommodation facilities in the nearby area
•    Within strolling distance of the city’s sights and bustling city centre
•    22 halls of diverse capacities that can be hired for a wide variety of events
•    Expert event management team
•    Professional congress organiser (PCO)
•    First-rate service
•    Culture and art as perfect complements to the scientific programme


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Where we are

An dministrative centre of Ljubljana, where Cankarjev dom is located,  is easily accessible on foot, by car or by public transport. Under the Square of the Republic there is a large parking garage, and the latest one is just a stone's throw away under the Congress Square. Both are sufficient to cover the needs of motorised conference guests. A great advantage of the location is that all the city's attractions, and especially the key hotels are within walking distance. In these terms Cankarjev dom is a very friendly and nice location to conference guests.

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Our mission is to provide space and the conditions for meeting the most influential experts from all over the world. Our goal is to have satisfied participants, as we are aware that this also means having satisfied clients.          


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As Slovenia’s largest and most prominent events venue Cankarjev dom provides top-class event management services. Why not entrust us with your event?

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