Zagreb Fair

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Zagreb Fair
Zagrebački velesajam
Founded 1909 (as Zagrebački zbor)
1946 (as Zagrebački velesajam)
Headquarters Zagreb, Croatia
Parent Zagreb Holding
Website www.zv.hr

Zagreb Fair (Croatian: Zagrebački velesajam) is a complex of exhibition pavilions in Zagreb, Croatia. The company which operates the venue carries the same name.

The Zagreb Fair is the main venue in Zagreb for trade shows and fairs. Every year more than 25 specialised events are held at the venue, attended by more than 6,000 participants from 50 countries.[1] Apart from trade fairs it is also used as a convention center.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

History of trade fairs in Zagreb dates back to 1242 when the Hungarian king Bela IV issued a Golden Bull declaring Zagreb a free royal city and granting it the right to hold fairs.[5] The first international exhibition in Zagreb was held in 1864. "Zagreb assembly" (Croatian: Zagrebački zbor) was co-founded by Samuel David Alexander. The Zagreb Fair was also the first fair held in post-WWII Yugoslavia in 1947.[6] In 1956 it was relocated to the newly constructed Novi Zagreb part of the city south of the river Sava.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zagrebački Velesajam". Zv.hr. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Zagrebački velesajam | Turistička zajednica grada Zagreba". Zagreb-convention.hr. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Zagrebački Velesajam". Zv.hr. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Zagrebački Velesajam". Zv.hr. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  6. ^ "ZAGREB FAIR IN 1947: THE FIRST FAIR TRADE EXHIBITION IN THE POST-WAR YUGOSLAVIA". Hrcak.srce.hr. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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Coordinates: 45°46′40″N 15°58′12″E / 45.77778°N 15.97000°E / 45.77778; 15.97000