About Slovak Convention Bureau
The Slovak Convention Bureau was established in October 2010 under the auspices of the Slovak Tourist Board. However, in 2016 organizational changes were made and Slovak Convention Bureau platform has become a part of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic. Since 2018, the Slovak Convention Bureau platform has operated under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic to support congress and incentive tourism. The main goal of SCB is to actively promote Slovakia and its congress potential thus ensuring a growth of events in the specific regions of Slovakia, supporting tourism in regions and supporting promotion of individual member subjects.
Slovak Convention Bureau becomes a member of ICCA and other international tourism organizations and by means of this membership it may participate at specialized international events.
What Slovak Convention Bureau can do for you
Within its sphere of competence, Slovak Convention Bureau – working group particularly:
- Monitors current situation, problems and suggests and finds solutions, which create a favorable conditions for development of congress tourism,
- Cooperates mainly with state and non-state entities of congress tourism in order to promote and effectively use the capacities of congress tourism in Slovakia,
- Provides information regarding to the support of congress tourism in marketing plan of the Tourism Section of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic for a particular year.
- Sourcing of suitable venues, accommodation and travel operators.
Practical information about Slovakia
Capital City: Bratislava
Total area: 49.035 km2
Official languages: Slovak
Local currency: Euro
Foreign currencies: All major currencies are accepted
Climate: The average temperature of the hottest month is between 15° C and 18.5 ° C and the average temperature of the coldest month is between -3 ° C and -6 ° C.
Electricity Voltage: 230V at 50Hz
Accessibility: Bratislava Airport (BTS) is just fifteen minutes drive from central Bratislava. Vienna Airport (VIE) is forty-five minutes by coach from central Bratislava. Slovakia has excellent motorway connections and also direct train services to and from Vienna, Budapest and Prague.
Slovakia, with its capital Bratislava, is a growing presence on the meeting industry scene. It’s a safe and politically stable destination with excellent accessibility, located in the heart of Europe. Slovakia today is fully integrated into European institutions and uses the euro as its currency, making it the ideal place to plan your event well in advance. Boasting time-honored Central European charm, it has retained an authentic local character and unique heritage. Bratislava is one of the best connected cities in the CEE region, served by two international airports, extensive rail links, and a major motorway hub. The vibrant slovak capital boasts a long and proud history, embodied in its striking hilltop castle and its painstakingly restored Old Town. The city´s Central European charm, lively but laid-back atmosphere, compact size and its dozens of outdoor cafes and restaurants make it and ideal destination for inspiring getaways. The city lies on the River Danube, wich plays a big part of its character, and is also famous for its excellent food and wine.
The Small Carpathian wine region is the largest of Slovakia´s six winemaking regions, and is located right next to Bratislava.
The Danube region and nearby Vienna provide a broad array of opportunities for organizing a successful event.
In the Slovak mountains, just a few hours drive from Bratislava, you will find numerous national parks, among them the beautiful Tatra National Park, consider the pride of the country. Here you will find a pristine natural environment, modern but tasteful mountain resort, medieval castles and towns, and wooden folk architecture. Some of this are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
For further information, please contact:
Slovak Convention Bureau
Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Namestie slobody 6
810 05 Bratislava
Phone: +421 2 594 94375
In case of interest of cooperating with Slovak Convention Bureau platform, please feel free to contact to: firstname.lastname@example.org