“Meetings and events in Croatia are inspired by beautiful scenery and World Heritage Mediaeval cities on
a long and sparkling Adriatic coastline that offers over 1,000 islands to explore”.
Croatia is one of Eastern Europe’s most inspiring emerging MICE destinations. Based at the crossroads of Mediterranean and Central Europe, Asia and the Balkan States, it delivers an intriguing blend of cultural influences not found anywhere else in Europe.
In Croatia ancient forts and castles are transformed into spectacular special event venues, and direct flight access to the country’s main MICE destinations is under 2-3 hours from Europe’s key international hubs.
Zagreb is the country’s inland capital and Croatia’s most established MICE destination. Perfect for conferences, it offers modern event facilities, convention centres and international hotels. Dubrovnik, Croatia’s beautiful walled coastal city, is one of the country’s seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is rapidly developing exceptional MICE facilities to complement its rich culture and historic sites that together deliver outstanding, rewarding events.
Direct flight access out of Europe’s hubs to both destinations makes single or multi-destination event itineraries within Croatia easy.
“Croatia is a small country that is packed with diversity for appealing event itineraries. Having only gained independence in 1991, it is less touristy than its more established European neighbours, retaining an inherent charm that rewards delegates with a sense of discovery, making it fashionable for boutique events. It offers excellent new meeting facilities and with significant developments in meetings infrastructure is gradually emerging as a global international conference destination.
Zagreb, the country’s charming European influenced capital, is the main conference destination and has Croatia’s only purpose built convention centres, catering for meetings up to 5000 delegates. It is also the main epicentre for Croatia’s key infrastructure developments. Dubrovnik and Split also compete for smaller conferences with modern meeting facilities in a combination of beautiful luxury, heritage and contemporary hotels. There are no current plans for convention centres in either destination, but this gap will likely be filled in years to come, along with many other planned developments for hotels throughout the country, over the next four years.
Both destinations work perfectly for incentives and smaller conferences seeking incredible event experiences and impressive gala dinners in heritage venues. Dubrovnik has gained particular attention in recent years, being one of the main filming locations for the popular TV series Game of Thrones, which Pacific World Croatia can incorporate to be a fun inclusion in your event itinerary with themed dinners and team building activities.
Pacific World Croatia operates offices in Dubrovnik and Zagreb providing the most knowledgeable destination management expertise in Croatia. Using their best creative skills they bring the destinations to life, organizing: special events in mediaeval forts; dinner suspended 50 metres above ground or on a 16th century galleon; swimming with horses; sailing on a luxury yacht to the Bisevo blue grotto or an island for wine tasting and truffle hunting; jeep safaris through the Dalmatian hinterland or watching what Alfred Hitchcock declared to be the ‘most beautiful sunset in the world’ from a rustic seaside restaurant.
Croatia is appealing to:
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Medical conferences seeking a new European MICE destination within 2-3 hours of European hubs
Croatia is a Mediterranean Medical Centre of Excellence – educational and inspiring for international medical delegates, with excellent conference facilities and flight access within Europe.
Clients seeking a fantastic emerging conference destination to inspire delegates
Croatia is a new, upcoming destination for events, offers an appealing new cultural experience, high quality services and products and beautiful cities and landscapes to explore pre and post event.
Incentives seeking a new multi-destination adventure
Croatia ticks all the boxes for twin or multi destination incentives. Its stunning coastline offers so many opportunities for sailing adventures combined with beautiful landscapes and fascinating World Heritage cities that offer diverse architectural and cultural venues for spectacular events.
Incentives that enjoy unique culture, history and cuisine influenced by East and West
Croatia lies on the border between East and West offering a myriad of contrasting traditions and rich heritage, well known for its wonderful wines, local produce and multi-culturally-influenced cuisine.
Special culinary and cultural events in World Heritage venues
Turn one of Croatia’s forts into an arena of laser lights and memorable fireworks and delight your delegates with an incredible cultural and culinary adventure, enjoying extraordinary Croatian cuisine and wines.
A young sales force inspired by Game of Thrones themed events and team building
Game of Thrones fans will revel in the chance to experience the grandeur of King’s Landing in real life in Dubrovnik being one of the major filming locations and a great backdrop for special events.