By Kerstan Szczepanski
Belgrade’s Sava Center 2.0 opened for the 14th European Nutrition Conference ENC-FENS 2023 on November 14th and will run until the 17th, with over 1,000 people in attendance.
With three years of renovations now completed, the Sava Center can host 5,000 attendees in nearly 700,000 square feet of space, boasting 46 halls, including the region’s first completely immersive hall. The renovation, costing over $128 million, was led by Delta Real Estate.
The now-largest regional congress center was inaugurated the week before with 500 stakeholders from the Serbian meetings industry. Kristina Milinčić, the General Director of Sava Center, and Angelina Nekić, the CEO of Delta Real Estate, gave speeches at the press conference, unabashedly stating that Sava Center was “built to last forever.”
Technology wasn’t limited to the centerpiece immersive hall; sustainability tech was also featured. With green surfaces covering 183 thousand square feet and modernized heating and cooling systems, lighting, and over 900 solar panels, the venue is expected to use 50 percent less energy than before. It is estimated that renewable energy will save over 225 tons of CO2 emissions.
Long regarded as an icon of Belgrade’s past and present, Sava Center now moves into the future.
About Sava Center
The largest convention center in Belgrade and the former largest convention center in Europe, Sava Center is a living encyclopedia of Belgrade’s modern history. Built in six months to host the OSCE 1977 conference, Sava Center has welcomed over 1.6 million visitors who attended over seven thousand congresses and conferences.
Source: Kongres Magazine