News - Ljubljana fair

First day of Alpe-Adria Show was a success

Last night, Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show and the Boat Show officially opened their doors. This year, GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre presents over 300 tourist service providers from 11 countries and 16 nautical companies, all organised by destinations and tourist products. The Show is the largest tourism event in the Alps-Adriatic region with Ljubljana as its tourist centre.

Turizem Ljubljana z Osrednjo Slovenijo

At the Alpe-Adria Show, Tourism Ljubljana also presents itself within the framework of the Central Slovenia region.

Novelty of the Show – Gastronomy and Wine

The most significant novelty of this year’s Alpe-Adria Show is the emphasis on gastronomy and wine. Within the framework of the Show, an International Competition of Chefs from South Eastern Europe will take place in front of a live audience of visitors, while Slovenian winemakers will also present themselves.

Destinations outside of the Alps-Adriatic (AA) region

The Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show is the only fair within the AA region, which presents the tourist offer to the public organized by destinations from which the exhibitors originate, and by products of the exhibition programme. The destinations are divided into destinations within the AA region and those more remote, i.e. destinations outside of the AA region

Alpe-Adria: the meeting point

This year, Alpe-Adria will again host two meetings of tourism industry professionals: the Meeting of Tourist Guides and the Meeting of Travel Journalists of the Alps-Adriatic Working Community. Within the framework of the 2nd Meeting of Travel Journalists of the Alps-Adriatic region, a round table on brands in tourism is planned, which will include the participation of renowned experts from the field of tourism, marketing and media. The business conference Travel Zoom and Focus is also aimed at the expert public.

Global Chef Challenge

In cooperation with the Slovene Association of Chefs and Confectioners and other partners, Alpe-Adria: Tourism and Leisure Show will also host international cooking competition, the Global Chef Challenge, which will take place in front of a live audience of visitors. The challenge for the best chef will be extended also to junior chefs under 23 years of age, i.e. the Hans Bueschkens Junior Chef Challenge.

JAKOB awarded

The recipient of the Jakob prize, the prize for quality and excellence in tourism in the Alps-Adriatic region under this year’s title Innovative tourist products in the field of alternative forms of leisure and relaxation, has been selected! Actually, two recipients were selected, since the international expert jury, presided over by prof. Janez Bogataj, PhD, and composed of Joško Sirk, Italy, Lojze Wieser, Austria, and Miloš Milovanović, Serbia, has decided, in accordance with the set criteria, to award two equal prizes to:

Prize Naša Slovenija for Villa Bianca

The City Municipality of Velenje received the prize Naša Slovenija for its reconstruction of Villa Bianca. The prize is awarded to individuals, associations and informal civil initiatives for their endeavours in preserving Slovenian cultural heritage, landscape and the foundations of Slovenian visibility within the entire Slovenian cultural and ethical space.

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre at the Conventa Trade Show

GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre – the leading events centre in Ljubljana and the largest events centre in Slovenia presents itself at Conventa on a special exhibition space. The Meeting Industry Trade Show, which takes place at GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre for the 4th time this year, is the leading event in the field of the meeting industry of South Eastern Europe. Visit us in the Marmorna hall – exhibition space no. 5, where we will be happy to reveal to you our business advantages

Get to know our national minorities in our neighbouring countries

Are you familiar with the areas of outstanding natural beauty and sights of Austrian Carinthia or of Friuli–Venezia Giulia in Italy? Do you know that Slovenians are also among inhabitants of these areas and will welcome you with open arms and in our mother tongue?
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