Leonarda Djinovic: Yes, the Mediteran Congress Centre was opened in May 2009; it operates as a part of Hotel Mediteran in Bečići, but it is detached from it.
Can you tell us more about the capacity and facilities of the Congress Centre?
Leonarda Djinovic: The two floors of the Mediteran Congress Centre may host up to 1.300 persons in its conference halls. There are two large halls, one being an amphitheatre with 450 seats and booths for interpreters, journalists and reporters, and the other being a hall on the first floor with 700 seats, daylight and the option of partitioning it into 3 smaller rooms soon. This large hall on the first floor is absolutely suitable for accommodating both conferences and gala dinners, weddings, fashion shows, exhibitions, etc.
In addition to these two halls, the Mediteran Congress Centre offers 7 smaller meeting rooms with up to 50 seats, a VIP hall, lounge with a café bar and accompanying facilities (cloakroom, storage space, toilettes, etc.). Moreover, within Hotel Mediteran, there are additional 4 meeting rooms with the capacity of up to 100 seats. Apart from the Congress Centre main entrance where VIP guest are offered direct access from their vehicles, leading straight to the VIP hall, there is direct connection to the hotel, providing guests accommodated at the hotel a separate access.
Mediteran Congress Centre was opened less than a year ago, and you still had the opportunity of hosting certain important conferences?
Leonarda Djinovic: Of course, the first congress, immediately after the opening, was the 13th Congress of the Montenegrin Medical Association with international guests. We are thankful to the Montenegrin Medical Association and the Montenegrin Medical Chamber for putting their trust in us at the very beginning. This event was followed by conferences organised by the Montenegrin Ministry of Defence, American Embassy in Montenegro, USEUCOM, FECC, UNDP, CEP, GTZ and a great number of corporate seminars. The Montenegrin Ministry of Defence has already become our long-term partner.
Beside the fact that currently it is the only congress centre in Montenegro, what are the other noteworthy features of your congress centre?
Leonarda Djinovic: What immediately strikes the eye is the specific interior design. The interior of the Mediteran Congress Centre is covered with high-quality mosaic stone plates, fitting into the design of the whole Hotel Mediteran where guests may enjoy the natural interior comprised of water, stone and greenery. You can hear water humming everywhere, both from a large number of pools and numerous fountains and aquariums, adding to the relaxing atmosphere.