Portorož-Portorose, the town on the Slovene riviera, is known for its climatic conditions beneficial to health and well being in general. The thermal baths, based on brine and saline mud, have very old tradition, starting in 13th century. In addition, the “Port of Roses” offers the visitors sandy beaches, the best equipped marina for yacht tourist, various sport activities and a lot of entertainment including the casino. Portorož-Portorose can be conveniently reached by air (Ljubljana, Trieste, Venice), by train (Koper, Trieste), by ship (Venice) and by road.

The Ceria 2024 Conference will be held at luxurious Grand Hotel Bernardin Convention Center, located in the St. Bernardin hotel and conference resort (see The latter lies on a peninsula with lush Mediterranean flora, halfway between the medieval town of Piran-Pirano and the modern seaside resort of Portorož-Portorose. The bell tower of the remains of St. Bernardin’s monastery from the 15th century stands as a proud reminder of the rich cultural past, and marks the centerpiece of the resort.

The convention center of the Grand Hotel Bernardin offers several multi-purpose rooms, state-of-the-art audiovisual and telecommunication equipment and experienced staff. All this as well as the exceptional location and services of the resort make convention center of the Grand Hotel Bernardin the ideal venue for business, scientific and social events, that can host up to 2600 persons.

Some pleasures at disposal include sandy and grassy beaches, windsurfing school, boats, sailing boats, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness, scuba-diving school, boat marina, golf, tennis courts, boule lanes, basketball court, beach-valley court, bikes, exquisite national & fish food in several restaurants with perfect local wines, music & dance, casino and much more.