The conference will be held in Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, Dubrovnik

 

Just a few minutes’ drive from the beauty and bustle of the World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik, lies Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel, an oasis of calm and a gem of contemporary architecture. Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera is a perfect destination for all holidaymakers and event organizers, located between the Airport and the old town, in a secluded surroundings with an amazing and private view over Srebreno’s bay.

Interesting facts about Dubrovnik

In the 15th century Dubrovnik was the one the largest cities in Europe with population of around 40 000 (by comparison, London had a population of 50,000 at that time, Florence around 100,000)

The Dubrovnik Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was built with the help of a large donation from Richard the Lionheart. Legend has it that the monarch promised to God to build a cathedral wherever he reached land alive – and that land happened to be the small island of Lokrum opposite Dubrovnik. Hearing of the king’s arrival, locals sought out the monarch and convinced him not to build the cathedral on the island but instead in the city.

One bird species, the swift, precisely the black swift, is commonly found in the area during the summer and has become a symbol of the City of Dubrovnik. The leading European Association for Environmental Protection – the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) from Bonn – declared the swift the bird of the year in 2003. In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Dance Linđo is the most popular dance of Dubrovnik and its surroundings. It is danced to the accompaniment of the old South Dalmatian instrument called lijerica. It is played in couples around the player and the dance commands are given in humorous, often ambiguous verses shouted loudly by the ringleader who dictates the changes of dance figures and dance couples in a sharp tone, encouraging dancers who compete in improvisation.

Dubrovnik is well known as a magnet city for the movie makers (Game of Thrones, Star Wars)