Location & General Information


Dubrovnik ([dǔbroːʋniːk]), historically Ragusa) is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean Sea, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (census 2011). In 1979, the city of Dubrovnik joined the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The prosperity of the city was historically based on maritime trade; as the capital of the maritime Republic of Ragusa, it achieved a high level of development, particularly during the 15th and 16th centuries, as it became notable for its wealth and skilled diplomacy.

In 1991, after the break-up of Yugoslavia, Dubrovnik was besieged for seven months and suffered significant damage from shelling.  After repair and restoration works in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dubrovnik reemerged as one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
A feature of Dubrovnik is its walls that run almost 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) around the city. The walls are 4 to 6 metres (13–20 feet) thick on the landward side but are much thinner on the seaward side. The system of turrets and towers were intended to protect the vulnerable city. The walls of Dubrovnik have also been a popular filming location for the fictional city of King’s Landing in the HBO television series, Game of Thrones.

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Our Suggested Congress Hotel

Valmar Lacroma Hotel


Set in Dubrovnik’s green oasis of Babin kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches, hotel Valamar lacroma Dubrovnik is renowned for its intelligent fusion of nature and modern services. With the largest conference facilities in the area, expert staff, memorable and soulful gastronomic experiences in its fine dining Langusto restaurant, and abundance of activities, this hotel sets the standard for MICE hospitality.

EFCLIN offers special rates for congress accommodation . Please move over to hotel booking page.


Air & Rail: Dubrovnik Airport (IATA: DBVICAO: LDDU), also referred to as Čilipi Airport is the international airport of Dubrovnik. The airport is located approximately 15.5 km (9.5 mi) from Dubrovnik city centre. It was the third busiest airport in Croatia in 2016 after Zagreb Airport and Split Airport in terms of passenger throughput and has the country’s longest runway. The airport is a major destination for leisure flights during the European summer holiday season.

A taxi ride from the airport to the Valamar  lacroma Hotel will take approximately 30–45 minutes and costs about 25 EUR.

Driving by car from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, to Dubrovnik takes about 6 hours, from which 4 hours will be the highway ride. The distance is approximately 600 kilometres (400 miles).
To arrive in Dubrovnik you will have to transit the Bosnia&Herzegovina border at Neum. The border crossing is soft and the length of the transit area is about 20 kilometres (15miles). Be aware of visa requests.


However long you plan to stay in Dubrovnik I can confidently predict one thing…..it won’t be long enough! So, our best advice is to visit the hotel reception desk, take a tourist map and ask the staff to mark just some of the following for you: the old town with four gates, Minčeta Tower, Revelin Tower, the Stradun, the beautiful Renaissance church of the Holy Saviour, Onofrio’s Large Fountain, Francisian monastery. the Dominican monastery, the Sponza palace – and much more.


Croatia is a member of the EU but not a member of the single currency, the Euro.  The official currency is the Kuna (HRK).
100 Kuna (HRK)  is about  € 13.20/ £11.73 / $15.56 / CHF 15.30. Courses from November 2017. Check the daily courses. Euro is accepted at most places.
The customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia are harmonized with the standards of EU member states. An individual may bring in or take out the national currency up to the amount of 15.000,00 Kuna.

Visa Requirement

All delegates intending to travel to the EFCLIN Congress are advised to check visa requirements for their own specific case before booking any travel arrangements. EFCLIN cannot be held responsible for any losses or additional fees that might be incurred. EFCLIN can issue letters of invitation to bona fide delegates after registration via the EFCLIN website has taken place. If you require such a letter of invitation please contact the EFCLIN Secretariat via e-mail on efclin@mci-group.com after registration.

Dress Code

DSCN1499 - AD_C Classen The EFCLIN Congress is primarily a “business” forum. The EFCLIN Board believes however that a better atmosphere is created when delegates are encouraged to adopt “casual” dress. Exhibitors often feel more comfortable in formal business attire.  This unique blend of styles has lead to the typical “EFCLIN atmosphere”. The most important rule? Wear whatever makes you most comfortable!

Terms & Conditions

There is always some “small print” but we do try our best to keep it to an absolute minimum. However, in order to put the congress together we have to purchase services from other providers (hotels, restaurants, tour guides etc) and we are unable to do that without agreeing to certain terms and conditions from these providers. By making your congress registration and any associated bookings you are agreeing to those same terms and conditions. It’s only fair therefore that you get a chance to see what you are agreeing to. This is particularly relevant to hotel room bookings and cancellations thereof. Please therefore read the general terms and conditions which can be found here.  Hotel terms and conditions click here. Thank you.