It is again with great joy that we present you a new partner of the “Slovenian Energy – the secret for your meetings and incentives” project: Ana Božič, Sales Manager of Events & Congress Department at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. Here are her answers to our three questions.

1. Tell us something we don’t know about Slovenia and that you think is of interest to international planners.

Slovenia is definitely becoming one of the most interesting destinations, especially because of its boutique offer and “unrecognisability” in the world. International guests love the extraordinary geographical differences, cuisine and hospitality. Slovenia is a small and safe country that offers practically everything: sea, lakes, rivers, mountains, country side, beautiful cities and easy access to neighbour countries. At the crossroads of three cultures – Germanic, Roman and Slavic culture – it offers a unique view on the art and tradition of a small European nation. All these facts are important when organizing events as there are many interesting options for social events.

2. Could you please describe Slovenia in five words?

Green, Safe, Boutique, Friendly, easily Accessible.

3. What example in your specific MICE offer is adding a particularly energizing element to programs?

The GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre is a popular venue for exhibitions, meetings, congresses, corporate celebrations and other social events. It is also involved in various projects of the Municipality of Ljubljana by encouraging social responsibility and working together on different campaigns, such as “The European Green Capital 2016”. The European Green Capital, which Ljubljana won in 2014, is a European Commission initiative. GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre welcomes projects of the European Green Capital 2016 by offering them green solutions such as stands made of special crates, which are arbitrarily put together for various events. They are made of recycled wood and it is possible to combine them randomly.

GR as a host of Conventa trade show that was the Winner of the Sustainable Stand Award at EIBTM Barcelona 2011, is the owner of the idea of those stands.

The author, Matej Kadunc – GR employee, thought not only of stands but much more.

Your contact at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre:
Ana Božič
Sales Manager of Events & Congress Department
tel. +386 (0)1 300 26 39

Your contact at Slovenian Convention Bureau:
Miha Kovačič
tel. +386 1 569 1260

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
tel. +49 (0)931 9002 114