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The symposium will be held in the Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana

It is located 10 minutes drive from the city centre and has 214 guest rooms and a conference centre with eight individual conference rooms with a total area of 830 m², suitable for any kind of event – ranging from smaller meetings to conferences with up to 600 participants.

Ljubljana, the Capital of Slovenia

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a central European city lying between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. It offers a blend of old charm and new cool, being a small, but stylish city of arts, music, history and gastronomy. With a population of 280,000, it is conveniently compact and a true walking city. It is therefore logistically easy to run congresses here. In their free time, delegates can easily explore the Old Town quarter, with its narrow cobbled streets and the embankments of the Ljubljanica river, which are lined with excellent restaurants (ideal for organising dine-arounds) and trendy and friendly bars. Over 60,000 university students contribute to the city’s youthful image and urban creativity. Ljubljana’s relaxing atmosphere and interesting shopping options – from antiques to art galleries and designer clothes are also appreciated by its visitors who universally commend the city as an extremely safe place to visit and experience.

More information about Ljubljana can be found at www.visitljubljana.si

Ljubljana basics

  • Capital of the Republic of Slovenia, a European Union member state since 2004
  • Area: 273 km2
  • Population: 276,000
  • Average daily temperature in August: from 14 to 26 °C

SLOVENIA

Slovenia, with only two million inhabitants occupying an area of 20,000 m2 contains three climatic regions, four geographic regions and three wine regions. The human scale diversity includes the enchanting capital Ljubljana, the alpine setting, the Adriatic coast, health resorts and various beautiful historic towns.

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. To the north it borders with Austria, Hungary is to the east; Croatia to the south and Italy to the west.

  • Area: 20,273 km2
  • Population: 2,046,976 (1 January 2010)
  • Capital city: Ljubljana
  • Language: Slovenian (also Italian and Hungarian in nationally mixed areas)
  • Religions: According to the 2002 census most of the population (58 %) are Catholics. Altogether there are 43 religious communities registered in Slovenia.
  • Spoken languages: most Slovenians speak at least one foreign language, mainly English
  • Currency: euro (since 1 January 2007)
  • GDP per capita: € 17,331

 More information: www.slovenia.info; www.slovenia.si