BELGRADE – The Host City

Belgrade (Beograd) is the capital of Serbia, with about 1,6 million inhabitants. It is located in the South-East of Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and since ancient times it has been an important traffic focal point, an intersection of the roads of Eastern and Western Europe.

Belgrade is a city easy to reach by plane, by train, by bus, and by car. Belgrade is a modern, multicultural European city, but also a capital of Serbian culture, education, and science. It is a rapidly developing, warm-hearted city with a growing economy, famous for its hospitality and general spirit.

The city is very safe, and a foreigner would feel welcomed and comfortable both during day and night. Belgrade is arguably the most vibrant and attractive town in the Balkans. A vast spectrum of historic sights and cultural events is offered to the visitors throughout the year.

There are spots you must see and feel: streets, squares, monuments, parks, drinking fountains, archeological sites and other cultural assets that deserve a recommendation. Many nightclubs, bars and floating river clubs along the river banks make Belgrade nightlife one of the most exuberant in Europe.

Belgrade is also the starting point for Serbia’s diverse landscape featuring beautiful monasteries, wineries, farmhouse restaurants, Ethno villages, spas, wildlife reserves, natural beauty and archeological sites. The climate in Belgrade is moderately continental.


WordCamp Europe 2018 Conference Venue – Sava Centar

Sava Centar is the largest conference, cultural and business center in Serbia, as well as in the region. Built in 1977, this still modern complex is situated in one of the most attractive parts of Belgrade, the only five minutes away from the city center and fifteen minutes away from Belgrade International Airport “Nikola Tesla.” In the immediate vicinity of Sava Center, there are several five-stars and four-stars hotels. One of them, Crowne Plaza Hotel, is directly connected to Sava Center by an enclosed passage, creating a unique conference complex.

Sava Center is a modern center of extraordinary local and international reputation, which has been organizing the biggest international congress and cultural events for more than three decades (European Aids Clinical Society in 2011 with more than 3000 participants, European Society of Cardiology-Heart Failure Congress in 2012 with more than 3700 attendees, European Society of Pathology in 2015 with more than 2700 attendees…)

Sava Center’s facilities and technical capability, combined with long-standing professional experience at the international level, rank it among the leading partners on the map of a conference and cultural centers in the region.

In its two component units (Building A and Building B), Sava Center has 15 conference halls with the total capacity of 7000 seats. They all feature state-of-the-art audio, Infra-Red conference interpretation systems, equipment for multimedia presentation, Internet connections and superb lighting. Three bus lines, as well as three tram lines, connect Sava Centre with various stops within the City.

Sava Centar Key facts:

  • 3672 seats in the main Plenary Hall
  • 15 meeting rooms from 30 – 1000 seats
  • AV equipment in each lecture room
  • Network in the whole building, internet access
  • Exhibition and poster area (4000 m2 in total)
  • Plenty of space for hospitality suites
  • Large registration area
  • Catering facilities
  • Parking area (900 vehicles)