Venue & Travel

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Conference Venue

Cankarjev Dom, Cultural and Congress Centre
Prešernova 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel.: + 386 1 241 7100
Fax: + 386 1 241 7296

The conference will be held at the Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre, a multipurpose centre, located in the very centre of the city within walking distance to all major hotels, shops, restaurants and main sights of Ljubljana.

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Please see the Cankarjev dom Map for the location of lecture halls within the Cankarjev dom congress centre.

Business Centre

The following services are available in Business Centre in the M2 Hall: internet terminals, e-mail, word processors.


Wireless internet connection is available in the Second Foyer.

General Information

Money Exchange

The Slovenian legal tender is EUR. Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, airports and railway stations. There is a bank in the immediate vicinity of the Congress Centre: Nova Ljubljanska Banka at Trg republike 2.

Automatic Cash Dispensers

Automatic cash dispensers accepting Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, American Express credit cards and Maestro Cirrus are situated at all main banks in Ljubljana and also at Ljubljana Airport. The nearest cash dispenser to the Congress Centre is at the main entrance to the Maximarket department store located 50 metres from the Congress Centre.

Credit Cards

All major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Diners, are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.


Electricity in Slovenia is 220V, 50Hz. Continental Europe (Schuko) plugs are used.

Drinking Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Slovenia.


European summer time, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Slovenia is a country with an excellent geographic position at the crossroads of routes leading from the cold north to the warm Mediterranean south. On no more than 20,000 square kilometres, a fascinating variety of landscapes can be found, ranging from the Mediterranean seaside and stone Karst to the Alps and the Pannonian lowlands. Equally diverse and attractive is the cultural heritage of Slovenia and its people.

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Organized tourist excursions visiting major Slovenian landmarks are available for conference participants.


The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour's drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Ljubljana is a lively industrial, commercial, administrative, and cultural centre with a population of 300,000 people, of which 54,000 are students. With its cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries, the picturesque Old Town on the banks of the Ljubljanica River is an increasingly popular tourist attraction.

A free Ljubljana sightseeing tour is available for registered participants.

For more information on Ljubljana, visit or contact:

TIC Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre
Stritarjeva ulica, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel.: + 386 1 306 1215
Fax: + 386 1 306 1204

How to Get to Ljubljana

By Train

Ljubljana is an important railroad junction and can be reached by trains from all major European cities. The railway station is within walking distance of the city centre.

By Road

Arriving to Ljubljana by car is easy. Listed below are distances to some nearby cities:

Zagreb (Croatia) - 139 km
Trieste (Italy) - 95 km
Venice (Italy) - 242 km
Klagenfurt (Austria) - 83 km
Vienna (Austria) - 380 km
Munich (Germany) - 408 km

By Air

Ljubljana is best served by its International Airport at Brnik, 23 km northwest of the city, with daily connections to most major European cities. From the airport, Ljubljana can be easily reached either by bus shuttle service to Ljubljana bus station (approx. EUR 10) or by taxi (approx. EUR 40).

You may also find it convenient to use one of the neighbouring airports such as
Trieste (Italy), 128 km southwest of Ljubljana
Klagenfurt (Austria), 90 km north of Ljubljana
Zagreb (Croatia), 141 km southeast of Ljubljana

There are direct flights to Ljubljana from: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Birmingham, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Manchester, Moscow, Munich, Ohrid, Paris, Podgorica, Prague, Pristina, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Tirana, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich.

Airport Transfer

The organisers have engaged the transportation services of the company Eminenta Group, represented by Mr. Domen Grah, [email protected], mobile phone +386 41376964, fax +386 1 5110637.

Arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus service or private transfers are offered from the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (commonly known as Brnik Airport), during the period 21st and 24nd September for arrivals and 23th and 26th September 2011 for departures.

Delegates can book their arrival/departure transfer by completing the TRANSFER ORDER FORM on-line.

Possible forms of transfer are:

  • Shuttle bus transfer: 12 EUR per person (max. waiting time 1 hour, price of one-way transfer, VAT included)
  • Private transfer: 42 EUR per car (1-3 persons in car, price of one-way transfer, VAT included)

The company reserves the right to combine transfers for participants of SiNAPSA conference with maximum waiting time 1 hour.

Important: Transfer requests must be submitted by September 15th, 2011.

If you book a transfer, your English-speaking driver will meet you with SiNAPSA 2011 sign located in the Arrival Hall of Jože Pučnik Airport.

Departure times for pre-booked transfers from the hotel to the airports will be announced 24 hours prior to the time of departure at the "Eminenta SiNAPSA 2011 Desk" at the conference venue.

Page last updated: Sunday, September 11th 2011

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