Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz, Slovenia

September 11, 2014 – September 18, 2014

Meeting Venue and Timetable

St. Bernardin Resort
Grand Hotel Bernardin
Obala 2
6320 Portorož

T: +386 5 695 10 00
F: +386 5 674 64 11

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Once registered you will receive a registration ID and QR code, please print these off and bring them with you when you collect your badge from the secretariat office at the meeting.

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Media Contact: +386 5 695 7005

Commission Plenary

  • Monday 15 September to Thursday 18 September

Commission Sub-groups

  • Thursday 11 September to Saturday 13 September

Private Meeting of Commissioners

  • Sunday 14 September


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65th Biennial Commission Meeting

(Four Days)


Airport Transfers

Nearest airports to Portoroz:

  • Ronchi airport – TRIESTE, Italy: about  50 minutes
  • Jože Pučnik airport - LJUBLJANA, Slovenia: about  100 minutes
  • Marco Polo airport - VENICE, Italy: about 2 hours

Tranfers to the venue from the nearest airports  can be booked by contacting Sun Tours as indicated below.

Sun-tours d.o.o.
Grand hotel Bernardin
Obala 2 - 6320 Portoroz

Contact person: Boris Rolc
Tel: +386- 56 748 510     Fax: +386- 56 746 411
Emergency  telephone  number: +386-40 710 560

When booking please provide the following information :  Your Name, Date of arrival , Flight No.,Time of arrival, Date of departure, Flight No., Time of Departure, Your Hotel.

CLICK HERE to download pricing infomation



Hotel Booking

Grand Hotel Metropol (5*) - 2km from venue

Hotel Roža (3*) - 2km from venue

Hotel Lucija (3*) - 2km from venue

Vile Park (3*) - 5min walk from venue



Visa requirements

Slovenia is a member of the Schengen area. Entering into one Schengen member state allows persons to travel freely to all Schengen member states (Schengen area). Countries within the Schengen area are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.


Visa Exemptions

Citizens of a number of countries can enter the Schengen area with a valid travel document and without a visa. Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 lists nationals of third countries who are exempt from the visa requirement:


Holders of a valid Schengen visa

Foreign nationals holding a valid visa issued by any Schengen country may also enter Slovenia, they only need to take into account the Schengen visa restriction limiting a holder's stay to up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. Third country nationals who are holders of a valid residence permit or a long-stay visa of any Schengen country are also allowed to enter Slovenia.


If you do not hold a valid visa or if there is no visa exemption

If you are not in possession of a valid Schengen visa, you can apply for one at any Slovenian diplomatic mission or consular post, or at the missions of other Schengen countries with which Slovenia has concluded agreements for issuing short stay visas. There are more than 140 such missions all over the world:

Some countries have neither a Slovenian embassy nor a visa agreement concluded with missions of other Schengen countries, in which case the applicant needs to apply for a visa at the nearest Slovenian embassy. Applicants from these countries are advised to immediately inform the Secretariat about this situation, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia will try to facilitate the visa procedure.  The Secretariat will require the following information: first name and surname, date of birth, nationality, type of passport, passport number, information if one already holds a Schengen visa or residency permit of a Schengen country and the name of the Embassy where applying.


Visa fee

Regular visa fee is EUR 60. Based on the agreements between the EU and certain countries, a reduced visa fee of EUR 35 or even an exemption from the fees can be applied for.


Visa procedure

The visa procedure is usually concluded within 15 days, provided that all required documents have been submitted. The application can be filed up to three months in advance and no later than four (4) weeks in advance of the planned trip.


General visa information is available at the following links:

Applicants should submit the following documents:

• Invitation, required for the visa process, by the organiser in Slovenia

• Any other documents required by a specific embassy

More information on the required documents is available at:


Important notice

To receive an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the applicants needing a Schengen visa shall write to the IWC Secretariat ( as soon as possible and provide it with necessary personal data (name, home address, nationality, date of birth, passport number).

Should you have any difficulties in obtaining a visa, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, Consular Department, at the following email: