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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Meet. Walk. Talk. Eat. Drink. Repeat.

The saying goes like this: if really want to get to know and understand a culture, you need to taste it. Or as J.S Foer stated ‘‘Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving, and identity‘‘.

The Bratislava Food Tours team knows exactly were to take you to taste the real Slovak soul through delightful and tasty city walks. The organized pleasant and enjoyable tours around the city with a local foodie will enrich your getting to know the city and its culture,

Gourmet street food – not an oxymoron!

Ljubljana‘s city centre on Fridays sizzles with special flavours, colours and smells. Slovenia’s most popular open-air food market, Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna), runs from late March to late October and attracts gastronomic enthusiasts as well as those who are just simply curious or hungry. Open Kitchen is held in the central market area, located in the centre of Ljubljana’s historic old town next to the Ljubljanica river.

Nicolaas Houwert: It is a pleasure to open a hotel in Serbia

Serbia’s capital recently welcomed a new upscale addition to its old town. Hilton Belgrade, a new-build seven-storey 242 room hotel, offers travellers world-renowned Hilton hospitality in a prime location in Belgrade and in close proximity to major sights.

Hilton Belgrade, the first new-build hotel in Belgrade for several decades, also offers 656 square metres of meeting space, including a ballroom for up to 500 guests.

Uršula Cetinski: The ratio between art and congresses will remain

Uršula Cetinski has been the Director General of Cankarjev dom – Cultural and Congress Centre (CD) since 2014. Her professional (and educational) background is very much connected to arts and culture. She took the professional path through various positions: journalist for arts and culture, selector in theatre and dance festivals, dramaturg, manager of theatre programmes, theatre’s managing director, and even as a playwright.The rich and diverse experience brought her to one of the most important positions among Slovenian culture and congress institutions.

Špela Terpin: Things begin and end with people

Interview with Špela Terpin, Strategic Marketing Director at GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Špela Terpin has been a part of the MICE team at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (GR) since its beginnings. She has great knowledge of the industry and decades of direct insight into GR’s meetings operations and marketing. She began her professional career working as an engineer in agronomy at the Ministry of Agriculture where she learned about the necessary strategies to reach agreements in the international arena,

How satisfied are you with international MICE associations?

Amongst survey respondents, the international ICCA, MPI, AIPC and SITE associations are held in the highest esteem.

The More I See, The More I Know, The More I Improve!

On the initiative of our readers, in autumn 2017 we carried out research into the satisfaction of meeting planners with international MICE associations. The research was carried out from August to December 2017. We invited 3,215 organisers to participate and received 612 responses.

2018 Will Be A Record Congress Year For Ljubljana

“WE HAVE KNOWN FOR QUITE SOME TIME THAT 2018 WILL BE A STELLAR YEAR FOR LJUBLJANA.”

There are 16 congress events confirmed so far with over 500 delegates, among which 6 will attract more than 1000 participants.

A particularly active year is ahead of the two biggest convention centres in the city, Cankarjev dom – CD Congress Centre and GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.