Serbia: 2008 Press Center and Euroclub

by Stella Floras 86 views

RTS have proposed the Sava Centar, the largest conference, cultural and business centre in Serbia, as the venue for the Press Center and Euroclub of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. Although the final decision is yet to be made by the EBU, it is considered highly probable that this is the place where media people and fans from around Europe will be spending days and nights in May.

The Sava Centar, where the Serbian national final takes place as well every year, is located about 15 minutes walk from the Belgrade Arena, a few minutes away from the city centre and about 15 minutes drive from Belgrade 's Nikola Tesla Airport. The conference center itself is directly connected to the Belgrade Intercontinental, one of the delegation hotels of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest and it is within walking distance from the five star Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The Sava consists of two component units (Building A and B) with 15 conference halls with a total capacity of 7.000 seats. It also includes a number of modern cafes and restaurants as well as exclusive shops, art galleries and boutiques.

You can take a virtual tour of the Sava here.

You can see the floor plan of the Sava here. The area in front of the Great hall in Building B is the proposed venue for the Euroclub.

A photo gallery can be found here.

For those visiting Belgrade, here is a useful interactive map. Type "Boulevar Arsenija Carnojevica 58", and you will be directed to Belgrade Arena (Blok 25) and the Sava (Blok 19)

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.