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Conference venue

Congress Centre Bernardin





St. Bernardin is Ideally located at the head of the Adriatic Sea, between the medieval town of Piran and modern Portorož, both within walking distance from the venue. With a Mediterranean Climate and culinary delights it offers an authentic experience and much to explore.

It is the first and the largest Congress Centre in Slovenia. St. Bernardin Convention Centre offers:

  • 19 multi-purpose halls, 
  • Europa convention hall that seats 1.100 delegates,
  • Offices, 
  • Rooms for project work, 
  • Exhibition spaces and spaces for promotional activities, 
  • Registration terminals, 
  • Storage facilities,
  • Strong Wi-Fi connection, guaranteed for over 6000 devices,
  • External "Green Halls" for the implementation of a wide range of events,
  • 751 rooms within 3 hotel categories (Grand Hotel Bernardin, Hotel Histrion, Hotel Vile Park),
  • Casino, Spa & Wellness Centre.



Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica

University of Primorska


A secondary location, just a 5-10-minute walk along the coast from Bernardin, is the Faculty of Tourism Studies of the University of Primorska. It offers an additional 10 lecture rooms.

All facilities, those in Bernardin and at the university, are air-conditioned and offer comfort for all guests. Technical equipment (including beamers, white boards, flip charts, a Wi-Fi connection and other needed equipment) is fully available in all of the facilities.


Marine Biology Station Piran

National Institute of Biology

Marine Biology Station Piran has new and modern facilities for research and education.  The Lecture hall is available for different congresses, seminars and courses. It has 95 seats and is completely audio-visually equipped.

A smaller classroom for 40 persons is available for seminars and courses with a lesser number of people, which is also fully equipped.

A Biology practice classroom is available as well and is intended for workshops and field exercises. It is equipped with all the necessary gas connections, aquariums, microscopes, two binocular lenses, table lamps, glass utensils (petri dishes, test tubes, etc.) and audio-visual equipment.