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Brdo Estate makes wonderful scenery for various events. We offer many locations for your product presentation, meetings, congresses and celebrations.

Years of experiences with state protocol and events on the highest level guarantee the best possible service tailor-made to your needs.

We are glad our effords are getting noticed and awarded. In September 2016 Brdo Congress Centre got awarded with “Brand Leader Award 2016” by the committee of Business Conference South East Europe Tourism. The award recognizes leaders in setting new standards in professionalism, reliability, quality and competitiveness in the domain of Congress and Meeting Tourism on the market of Southeast Europe.

The Brdo Congress Centre also received Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2015 and 2016, ranking it among the top conference centres in South-East Europe according to the editors of the Kongres magazine.

Our advantage is that we take care of everything – from planning to execution, topping it all off with superb cuisine and a wide range of other services.

In addition we present some of success stories we are really proud of, that we accomplished together with our esteem clients.

 

CEREMONIAL GALA

The 70th anniversary of the Iskratel

It has been a privilege to host our Iskratel 70th anniversary at Brdo Estate, surrounded by a beautiful nature that Brdo offers. We hosted as much as 250 guests from over 21 countries, among them most important home and foreign business partners, diplomatic gathering of member states, representatives of the academic, educational and development spheres and all of those, who contributed to a successful story of seven decades at Iskratel. Vice-president of Slovenian chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Igor Zorko, delivered a Jubilee prestigious award to our company.

Program included several keynote speakers, among them CEO of Iskratel Mr. Željko Puljić, Deputy Prime minister Mr. Karel Erjavec and Ambassador of Russian Federation, cultural note was provided by Sounds of Slovenia with Mr. Janez Dovč and Boštjan Gombač, singer Manca Izmajlova, dancing group ION and acrobats Filip and Blaž. Event ended as s culinary walk throughout Slovenia, provided by excellent Brdo culinary team, as our guest had nice time, surrounded by good ambiental music.

This event will remain in a memory of our guests and organizers as magnificent. Brdo team proved their value once more by providing hospitable and professional attitude. Words of Aleš Udir, Head of Marketing, summed up the event as: »Once again, many thanks to all those, who, on their own way, contributed to a great success of the anniversary event of Iskratel. You have proved anything can be achieved, when you dedicate yourself to the project.«

Video of the event https://youtu.be/hmcU7PMzX3E.

PASSION AND INSPIRATION IN BUSINESS

Bisnode organises probably the most passionate and inspiring business event in Slovenia: Best 4 Businesses or Bisnode for Business. And they have been preparing it annually since 2012, every year with greater enthusiasm. The concept of the event is simple - they want to inspire participants, relax them and mostly give them positive examples - that everything is possible and that restrictions are only in ourselves.

Back in 2012 when the event was organized for the first time, they said their expectations were very high from the beginning. And after the event had been finished, the satisfaction of participants regarding the content of the event, of its realization and location was above all expectations. There were around 350 participants in the first year, and for next five years they recorded more than 500 participants each year. Moreover - quite a few people had to remain on the waiting list.

There is always a lot of communication, coordination and simultaneous challenge-solving in the phase of the preparation for the event. Bisnode strives to add something new each year. And they say the delivered service in Brdo Congress Centre was always at the level of excellence.

Mrs. Aleksandra Brank, Marketing Director in Bisnode Southern Markets: “In addition to the content and concept of the event, location and foremost superior service of the personnel in the Brdo Congress Centre plays a very important role. It is not just our observations, but mainly feedback from our customers or participants - those who attend the event every year, because they are always positively impressed with the entire execution.

As an organizer, you simply know that the personnel at Brdo will handle every situation. And the best thing about all this is, that in the morning on the day of the event, you can go to the event relaxed and full of expectations. You simply know that everything will go as it should, or even better, with some additional positive surprise. At Brdo we have always received excellent support, performance, and above all, we have established a great relationship. And when you combine all the above, we can begin to talk about loyalty. And here is the answer to the question, why is it so nice to return each year; and even more, we are increasing our activities at Brdo.”

Mrs. Brank also added a short anecdote that illustrates the extra effort of the Brdo staff:

Since our event took place in the autumn, we wanted to entertain the participants with some roasted chestnuts, served in conical shaped paper. We were wondering how to implement the service of chestnuts for some time, but Brdo staff came up with a flawless solution. As we found out later, one of the Brdo chefs made a special stand for the chestnuts out of wood by himself especially for this occasion, with his ingenuity and joinery ability. Remarkable.”

 

 

YOUTHFUL AND DINAMIC EVENT

Flexibility and diversity for all tastes

The Brdo estate is extremely flexible. Guests can have protocol events at the highest level, traditional business events and, if necessary, can also be adapted to a more relaxed atmosphere, to the taste of the millennium generation.

Slovene digital marketing agency Red orbit, that held their first marketing congress at Brdo in 2016, explaining them why they decided to reselect the same place for this year’s congress location:

"In 2016 we were looking for a conference venue for the largest inOrbit to date and the bar was set very high. We wanted a place where we can fit our massive 12-meter presentation screens, a stage for the speakers, comfortable seating for 500+ guests and we wanted the guest to know and feel that they are at a premium marketing event.

After reviewing many possibilities, we decided for Brdo congress centre and we could not have made a better choice. The beautiful estate, the modern and exquisite conference centre and the delicious food made for a fantastic conference venue. With a lot of custom wishes, special objects (table footballs, ornamental dixie toilet!, sofas, snack racks and a huge plastic box/room) we need to place around the venue and a lot of last minute additions to the conference, Brdo's staff was also very accommodating and helpful in piecing inOrbit 2016 together.

Conference venue grades were through the roof and we believe it's thanks to the choice of the venue and the atmosphere in addition to the lectures that inOrbit 2016 was such a big success. I guess it's no wonder we're going back for a second year. And we're all looking forward to it."

Thus, it was proved once again that Brdo is one of the most desirable location for such meetings in all seasons of the year. Brdo Congress Centre is also proud receiver of another Meeting Star award for 2016, placing it among top ten Congress Centre in south east Europe. 

HIGH CUISINE AS A METAPHORE

An innovative presentation of advanced technologies through cuisine

The harmony of flavours, sounds and light at Brdo

Last fall the introduction of innovative approach to product presentation was given by Renault Slovenia and Congress Centre Brdo.  Programs of Renault's innovative technology Multi-Sense were represented to the invited guests through culinary experimental menu drawn up by the top Brdo chefs.

Overture in Green

After the overture in the form of bread bites with salt flower and selected blend of olive oil and pumpkin seed the room suddenly filled with green light.  Brdo tuned team of waiters served the first meal, pea terrine domestic hub with pea cress, parsley foam, oil and cake. The green symbolizes Renault’s ecological driving program the ECO.

From yellow to red

A state of harmony and symbiosis represents Neutral program. The plates lit up with a warm touch of the sun in shades of yellow - smoked pumpkin ravioli with yolk on the  yellow carrots puree with the pumpkin Hokkaido. Red symbolizes casual setting in which Renault vehicles awaken responsiveness, agility and dynamic position on the road. On the plate occurred an invigorating boldness in the form of top-quality beef tenderloin with a red wine reduction, beet gnocchi, red cabbage and roasted beetroot. White wine was replaced by red.

The grand finale

For the grand finale a dark chocolate with a caramel core in the company of semi-sweet Muscatel was served. The desert was easy as Comfort setting of the Renault vehicles. Multi-Sense dinner rounded up with the blue color and light music.

Without a doubt  the Multi- Sense evening at Brdo Estate in the company of prestigious Renault vehicles was an exceptional event. An excitingly innovative approach to a product presentation provided by tuned Brdo team.

WINTER SPECTACEL AND FUN EVENT

A memorable internal company event

BMW NIGHT OF EXCELLENCE

In January 2015, a special evening event took place at the picturesque Brdo Estate.

The BMW Group Slovenia organized gala event for all its employees.More than 200 guests were welcomed with cocktails at the astonishing ice-bar outside the Congress Center Brdo, surrounded by ice sculptures, that even emphasised the magic of the night.

The big opening was presented by a stuntman on a motorbike, accompanied by fireworks and followed by an attractive programme inside the largest hall Grandis.

The most challenging part of the evening for the organizing team was to park two cars inside the hall, which was achieved flawlessly by the extremely professional and helpful team of Brdo.

The event offered an exceptional culinary and entertaining experience to all the participants as well. Thus it was proved once again that Brdo is the most desirable location for such meetings.

USE OF THE GREEN AREAS AT THE BRDO ESTATE

The Brdo Estate – location with numerous possibilities

The Brdo Estate today represents a unique study of history, culture, architecture and nature thanks to 500 years of uninterrupted development.

Different event venues with strong character on almost 500 hectares will certanly meet your expectations. You may choose between modern multiple awarded congress centre, pleasant and cosy hotel, the Duck island in the middle of the nature and other unique venues for all types of events in a pristine green setting.

All the advantages of the Brdo Estate are best described through words of one of the clients - Husqvarna, the global leader in outdoor power products, who has organized a big presentation there recently:

„Every year we are looking for suitable locations for our events, that we organize for our business partners. We are quite demanding costumer, because we need huge outside areas, which offer possibility to test our machines for landscaping. Brdo Estate certanly fulfilled these conditions – there were enough surfaces for our activities, even though we had three days long event and new customers every day. Flexibility of employees of Brdo Estate was really invaluable. In addition to outside surfaces, big indoor halls are as well very important for our events as well. Congress centre Brdo has several of them to choose from. Modern design of congress centre, beautiful estate and excelent cuisine have enthused us and our guests. Especially guests from Austria, who were here for the first time, are happy to remember this event. Brdo is definetly location, we will return to.”

Brdo Estate offers all in one place, for your convenience and the most memorable events. They will be happy to present all the options and find best possible sollution for you.

LORD OF THE CASTLE

Thousands of stories, trapped between the castle walls …

Strmol Castle regained its status as a luxury and a boutique hotel with its renovation. Pristine intimacy and a relaxed castle atmosphere, make our guests stay memorable in so many ways. Experience, named "The Lord of the castle for one night" takes you back in time, where guests are greeted by our castle concierge upon arrival at the castle. While settling in a luxury apartment, a sweet welcome - Strmol chocolate, awaits. Our castle housekeeper takes them on a guided tour and tells them all about the exciting adventures of the former owners. When the weather is particularly friendly, the sun invites the guests to stroll through Strmol's avenue, around the lake and other perfectly, taken care of, castle grounds.  And when they are just about to lose themselves in the timelessness of the centuries, our castle team is preparing dinner. Dinner is served in the main castle dining room, which can accommodate up to 16 guests. The menu is tailor made, by Brdo's cooking chefs and the guests’ wishes. During dinner, the castle sommelier explains some interesting facts about the wines being served. Castle dining room boasts some of the most authentic pieces of furniture in the castle. After spending the night tucked in the softest linen they will ever come across with, breakfast is served in Ksenija's salon. Lace, silverware and crystal, for a truly good morning!

Our guests, Mrs. Urška and Mr. Marko, kindly wrote an impressions of being "The Lord of the castle for one night". We gladly share those words with you: » Strmol Castle is not a hotel. Strmol Castle is an experience to remember forever. And you want it back. Again and again. My wife and I stayed in hundreds of small charming historic hotels, but only Strmol Castle is unique and unrepeatable. It takes you back, to the time of the last owners, Rado and Ksenija Hribar and you just forget the present ... At the time, when architects were changing historic buildings beyond recognition, the Strmol Castle remained the same. Unteachable. A castle that has a soul. And as if this was not enough, there are Jerca, Irena, Branka, Andrej, Damir and Blaž. Without them, we would be lost in the past. They had read every wish of ours from our eyes. Their smiles, their kindness and their professional, but still human perfection, made us feel like we were living in a time that is long gone. Oh, what a great e experience is to be "The Lord of the castle for one night" at the Strmol castle. «

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