Venue

The location of St. Bernardin Adriatic Resort & Convention Center, Grand Hotel Bernardin, where the Conference will be held, is in Portorož, the most famous Slovenian coast resort. The nearest airports are: Airport of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Brnik, Slovenia - 140 km away from Portorož), Marco Polo Venice Airport, Italy  (Venice – 190 km), Airport of Trieste, Italy (Ronchi – 75 km), Treviso Airport, Italy (Treviso – 185 km), Pula Airport, Croatia (Pula – 90 km), Rijeka Airport, Croatia (Rijeka – 100 km).

Please note that no transport will be provided between accommodation/congress venue and airport, and participants will need to make independent arrangements. We recommend using the GoOpti low-cost shuttle company or the company Sun-tours to reach Portorož. They offer transports from most or all the airports mentioned above. There are also regular public train and bus connections from Ljubljana to Koper which is 15 km away from the venue.

Sea, wind, salt, Mediterranean scents, palms, roses and evergreen plants, relaxation, entertainment and companionship are just a few of the words which portray Portoroz, a sea resort in the heart of Europe. The intermingling of various cultures, musical styles, nature, culinary delights and turbulent historical events has created an atmosphere in which the tension and stress of everyday life simply disappear in a relaxed state of mind. A peaceful stroll on the shoreline, a recuperating run along the beach, swimming in the sea and pools, beauty and health programs in the spas, as well as sports and recreational activities all fill us with new energy.

A visit to the nearby countryside can color your day. The coastal towns of Piran, Izola and Koper are interspersed with narrow streets leading to picturesque squares encircled with mighty palaces. Magnificent views of Istria open up from the villages in hinterland and during spells of clear weather even the Alps can be admired.

Close by the Karst offers different possibilities: a visit to subterranean caves or to the Stud Farm Lipica, home of the famous Lipizzaner horses, the horses of the former Austrian Imperial Court. More information about the venue can be found at official page of Portorož.