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Congress centre Bernardin  

Congress centre Bernardin has the needed capacity to host the 8th ECM. The venue holds differently-sized halls, which can be used for parallel sessions. Their largest, Europa Hall, can accept up to 1,100 guests, which makes it perfect for ceremonies. 

The congress centre Bernardin emphasises collaboration by keeping all the participants and facilities in the same area. While it offers all the needed amenities for lectures and seminars, it also holds areas where different activities can be organised. These include the main lobby, perfect for registrations and receptions, a lobby for poster sessions, a restaurant with almost 1,000 seats and outdoor areas perfect for congress social events

Faculty of Tourism Studies 
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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 additional 10 lecture rooms.

Congress Centre Bernardin and UP TURISTICA offer up to 26 differently-sized halls. Their capacities range from 20 - 1,100. The halls in the Bernardin congress centre can be combined or split into rooms, which enables great adaptability. We can provide enough halls for parallel sessions.

Other facilities 

In the unlikely event that the interest will still surpass these capacities, we can also utilise nearby schools (Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport and Maritime Highshool) and institutes (Marine Biology Station). All these are within a 500 m radius from St. Bernardin. 


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 wifi connection and other needed equipment) is fully available in all of the facilities.