We realize everything thinkable, as well as everything thought unrealizable.

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.

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.

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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. 

Safe and Healthy Events

Cankarjev dom has met the Slovenian Convention Bureau’s criteria and was issued with the "Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events" certificate.


As part of the "Safe and Healthy Events" initiative, the Slovenian Convention Bureau has defined the safety and health standards at events or meetings in cooperation with the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). The standards aim to ensure a higher level of health security for both event participants and staff and to limit the possible spread of communicable diseases, in particular COVID-19.

Because we believe in face-to-face meetings, Cankarjev dom joined the initiative and earned the Slovenian Convention Bureau's "Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events" certificate, which confirms that Cankarjev dom meets the criteria in the categories "Conference & Event Organizer" and "Venue". By following the standards of the highest level of health security for event participants and attendees, we have further committed ourselves to providing services of the highest quality. We invite you to entrust us with your next business or social event.

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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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Meet the Team

For conferences and meetings – professional, scientific, or business


There Is no I in Team
Each event is managed by a focused project team whose expertise, experience, ingenuity and resourcefulness ensure a smooth and successful implementation.

Halls that Meet Ultimate Challenges
The team of Cankarjev dom are your partners in each project. Our staff know CD’s halls and facilities like the backs of their hands, so they are invaluable in implementing first-class events.

A Team Unfamiliar with the Concept ‘It Can’t Be Done’
We can do it all. Where there's a will, there's a way. All this applies to the experienced team of Cankarjev dom – trained professionals dedicated to achieving the desired results.

Technical Equipment that Delivers Superior Results
Our halls are equipped with cutting-edge technology. To ensure optimal results, the technical crew operating CD’s equipment are also highly qualified. Driven by enthusiasm, strong motivation and desire for high achievement, we continuously seek to expand the horizons of event management.




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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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