CELJE FAIR Plc
The largest and most modern showground in Slovenia
Celje Fair Plc is a company whose main business activities are organising trade fairs and other events. We boast a rich, over 40 years long tradition and are recognised all over Slovenia and abroad. We organise 20 international trade shows, some annual and some biennial.
The shows held on Celje Showground are visited by over 230,000 people annually, but counting in other events the number of visitors soars to approximately half a million. We are the only showground in Slovenia that has managed to retain the number of visitors in the past years and deliver an even greater number of them. The proof of this is our market share which is more than 50% and is the largest among the organizers of similar events in Slovenia.
Celje Fair Plc does not only organise trade shows, but also other events as we boast a large number of facilities serving different purposes from meetings to other social and educational events which meet all the requirements of the modern business world.
The largest among trade shows is undoubtedly our annual International Trade Fair (MOS) which has grown into a mega business and trade fair event of the region. Every year it lives up to its reputation of the Fair of All Fairs and boosts its cosmopolitan image by featuring exhibitors from more than 30 world countries, which is the result of our active involvement in the internationalization of the trade fair activities.
List of trade fairs and exhibitions: http://www.ce-sejem.si/en/fairs
Celje lives with trade fairs and trade fairs live with Celje. Celje Fair Plc continues the old tradition. We started organizing trade fairs already in 1967.
- October 1863 – the first modern fair event takes place (first agriculture exhibition in Celje)
- 1922 – first craft exhibition is organised by All Slovenian Crafts Society (167 exhibitors from Slovenia and former Yugoslavia)
- 1967 – Slovenian craftsmen make a decision about organising annual trade fairs in Celje (the final decision is made at the »First Craftsmen Meeting« on 2 September 1967 in Dobrna and is complemented by a casualcraft exhibition)
- 1968 – 1975 eight fair events are held in Celje at Kladivar Athletic Association (AD) stadium
- 1973 – The new »Initiative Committee for building Celje tourist and recreational centre« is formed; under the new name, the 5-year Agens or Formator Initiative Committee work ceases
- 1976– In May ŠRC Golovec is established and the 20 July sees an opening of the eventshall; the event moves to permanent indoor exhibition premises and suitable outdoor space; the new showground allows more modern and better organized display.
- 1984 to 1993 – purpose-built halls C, D, and E are built and ŠRC Golovec becomes Celje Fair Ltd
- 1995 – Celjanka office building, a new acquisition, is built
- 1996 –Celje Fair Ltd becomes Celje Fair Plc
- 1999 – Hall L is built
- 2004 – Hall K is built
- 2009 – Solar power plant is mounted on the roof of the halls
Celje Showground boasts the most modern infrastructure in Slovenia.
- 65,000 m² of exhibition space
- 9 exhibition halls with most modern equipment and
- 2,000 parking spaces on the Showground and another 3,000 in the adjacent over-spill areas near the Showground
Permanent Exhibition Halls
11,000 sq m of total gross exhibition space with mezzanines, maximum 6000 m² net exhibition space (3000 m² on the ground floor and 3000 m² on the floor marked L1). The hall is air-conditioned and allows erection of stands up to 6 metres in height.
3,250 m² of gross exhibition space, maximum 2,300 m² net exhibition space. The hall is air-conditioned and allows erection of stands up to 7 metres in height.
3,000 m² of gross exhibition space, maximum 2,200 m² net exhibition space. During the events the hall is air-conditioned by a portable AC system. It allows erection of exhibition stands from 3 to 8 metres in height (the roof of the hall can be lowered on each side; only 3 m from the eaves the height is already 6 m).
2,500 m ² of gross exhibition space, maximum 1,600 m² net exhibition space. During the events the hall is air-conditioned by a portable AC system and it allows erection of stands up to 6 m in height.
845 m² of gross exhibition space, maximum 560 m² net exhibition space. It allows erection of stands up to 6 metres in height and is air-conditioned by a portable AC system during the events.
1,500 m² of gross exhibition space, maximum 900 m² net exhibition space. It is air-conditioned and allows erection of stands 2.5 m in height.
Due to higher demand, we can also rent Hall A, adjacent to the showground but owned by Celje Municipality with 3,200 m² of gross exhibition space on the ground and first floor, allowing 2000 m² net exhibition space.
Temporary (prefabricated) exhibition halls
Due to higher demand, another 11,000 m² of prefabricated exhibition halls can be built on the showground which means another 7,000 m² of net exhibition space. We can provide all the necessary installations in temporary halls, including the heating and ventilation system.
Outdoor exhibition space
We can offer another 30,000 m² of outdoor exhibition space (less if we build prefabricated halls).
Conference Halls and Press Centre
Celje Showground is a multi-purpose venue hosting a variety of events and functions all year round. It boasts a superb range of modern facilities and air-conditioned congress and conference halls which can receive from 70 to 700 people and a few smaller halls catering for meetings.
There is also a modern Press Centre available to reporters in the Head Office Building allowing uninterrupted work, immediate connection with the editorial board and a special room to hold press conferences.
The Showground has excellent parking facilities that can accommodate 2,000 cars to which another 3,000 adjacent parking spaces can be added for the needs of large events. Situated just a stone’s throw from the motorway, the Showground has an excellent location and there is no traffic congestion or problems with parking even during the largest annual event International Trade Fair (MOS).
Celje, the third largest Slovenian city, is located half way between the capital city Ljubljana and the second largest city Maribor, and is just a stone’s throw from Ljubljana-Maribor motorway. It is only 70 km from Ljubljana and 50 from Maribor.
The distance from some largest and nearest European cities:
- Vienna (Austria) 300 km
- Graz (Austria) 115 km
- Zagreb (Croatia) 110 km
- Belgrade (Serbia) 500 km
- Budapest (Hungary) 400 km
- Trieste (Italy) 165 km
- Venice (Italy) 300 km
- Munich (Germany) 465 km
Access to the Showground
On exiting Jože Pučnik (Brnik) international airport, follow Ljubljana-Celje motorway signs, then take Celje-West exit, turn left at the traffic lights and straight on to the city centre. You pass a few large shopping centres on the left (Merkur and Planet Tuš). When you reach City Center Celje shopping complex turn right and you can already see Celje Fair Plc office building and the adjoining car park.
By rail and bus
Celje railway and bus station are only a 15 to 20-minute walk from the Showground. On exiting the station, go along Mariborska cesta and follow the signs for Ljubljana-Maribor. When you reach City Center Celje shopping complex, turn left and you will see Celje Fair Plc office building and a car park on your left.
From Ljubljana-Celje or Maribor-Celje direction take Celje-West exit, turn left at the traffic lights and drive straight on to the city centre. You pass a few large shopping centres on your left (Merkur and Planet Tuš). When you reach City Center Celje shopping complex turn right and you can already see Celje Fair Plc office building and an adjoining car park.
Celje Fair Plc
SI -3102 Celje
Phone: +386 3 54 33 000
Fax: +386 3 54 19 164