9th Conference of the Federation of
the European Zeolite Associations

Portorož-Portorose, Slovenia | 2-6 July 2023



Slovenia is located in Central Europe and shares its borders with Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. This small country has much to offer, with something for everyone (https://www.slovenia.info/en). Thanks to the combination of the European Alps, the karstic Dinaric Alps, the Pannonian and Danubian lowlands and hills, and a Mediterranean coastline, Slovenia offers breathtakingly beautiful, green and diverse landscapes. Here you will find snow-capped mountains of the Alps, vast forests, a limestone region with underground rivers, gorges and caves (Postojna and Škocjan Caves), ancient and medieval towns, old castles, modern cities and towns, crystal clear lakes (Bled and Bohinj), vineyards, museums, churches, galleries and much more.

Ljubljana, the capital, is located in the centre of Slovenia. Here the old city core merges seamlessly with the more modern parts of the city. The Tromostovje (Triple Bridge), Ljubljana Castle, Jože Plečnik's architectural masterpieces and the Odprta kuhna (Open Kitchen) in Pogačarjev trg are just a few examples of what you can find in this charming city. On the coast, visitors can enjoy the sun and take short trips to the surrounding area (for example, to the mediaeval streets of Piran or to the Postojna Cave). For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there are endless possibilities. The most common outdoor activities in Slovenia are skiing, walking, hiking and, more recently, biking. Finally, Slovenian cuisine is all about using fresh local ingredients to create great food and wine to enjoy in company. You can expect traditional Slovenian dishes, dishes with influences from neighbouring countries (Italy, Austria, Hungary and the Balkans) as well as modern and international cuisine.

You will never forget a visit to Slovenia. Come, discover and be enchanted by this beautiful country and its friendly and cheerful people.