"If there are to be problems, may they come during my life-time so that I can resolve them and give my children the chance of a good life."

Kenyan proverb

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker (1895 - 1983)

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987

Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the conference will be held in hybrid mode or full online mode.


Dubrovnik is not only a world-famous tourist attraction but also a congress city, so finding the right accommodation can be a challenge, all year round. The conference will be held at Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel which offers special prices for participants, including special offers for the nearby Valamar Argosy Hotel, Tirena Sunny Hotel by Valamar and Valamar Club Dubrovnik Hotel. 

Hotels with Conference special rates are listed below. Please note that accommodation at these prices is available only for a limited number of rooms for a period of time so it is highly advisable to book your room as soon as possible

In order to reserve a room with special conference prices, please use the following link and select SDEWES2021 conference

For travel information, please use the following link:  VALAMAR HOTELS - TRAVEL INFORMATION - CROATIA: COVID-19

For more information about V-Health&Safety a comprehensive programme of health, safety and environmental standards and advanced cleaning protocol, please use this following link: V - HEALTH & SAFETY

On-line hotel reservation requires credit card information in order to guarantee payment. For participants who are not able to guarantee their reservation with credit card details, a payment of full amount is required. 

Cancellation Policy:
On-line reservation can be cancelled without any charge up to 14 days prior to arrival date. Otherwise, hotel reserves right to charge participant’s credit card for the total envisaged period of stay. In case of no-show, the hotel reserves the right to charge participant’sgiven credit card for the total envisaged period of stay.



Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel" and the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel", is located on the tranquil Babin kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra-modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands and an abundance of activities to let you create a perfectly balanced holiday in Croatia.

  • superb location by the sea near the old town of Dubrovnik
  • Refurbished lobby and pool area, Momenti restaurant, exclusive V Level rooms
  • stunning view of the Elaphiti Islands
  • modern hotel with superb service
  • Various stylish rooms and suites
  • indoor and outdoor pools
  • Luxury wellness and spa facilities
  • Momenti Restaurant
  • wide ranging hotel buffet, gourmet cuisine in the à la carte restaurant and Dine Around service
  • attractive Dubrovnik beaches (250 m)


Surrounded by stunning Mediterranean scenery, the Valamar Argosy Hotel is the ideal choice for a relaxing, located near the old town of Dubrovnik. It's located in the unspoilt nature of the Babin kuk peninsula, just a few minutes away from three attractive Dubrovnik beaches. Valamar Argosy Hotel welcomes you with our new services and facilities and an offer carefully designed to meet the needs of adults in search of perfect peace. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers a comfortable, stylish room with a balcony, the elegant hotel restaurant with a terrace and sea view, the fantastic infinity pool with a view of the sea and nearby islands and an abundance of activities to let you create a perfectly balanced holiday in Croatia.

  • Quiet location by the sea surrounded by Mediterranean gardens
  • Hotel designed for adults
  • Completely refurbished rooms
  • Two outdoor infinity pools with a view of the sea and an indoor pool
  • Three attractive beaches (150 - 250 m)
  • Refurbished hotel buffet restaurant with spacious terrace
  • Wellness zone with saunas and fitness studio


Located in the quiet natural surroundings of the Babin Kuk peninsula, the Tirena Sunny Hotel by Valamar is ideal for a relaxing holiday close to the historic centre of Dubrovnik.

  • quiet location close to superb pebble beaches
  • comfortable and spacious accommodation
  • outdoor pool for adults and children
  • hotel show cooking buffet restaurant
  • entertainment programme and sports activities in the Valamar Club Dubrovnik Hotel
  • wellness centres at an additional charge in the nearby Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President, Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik and Valamar Argosy hotels


Located on the coast of the picturesque Babin Kuk peninsula, just a few minutes from the town's historic centre, the Valamar Club Dubrovnik is ideal for a relaxing holiday. 

  • the only family club hotel in Dubrovnik
  • all Inclusive Light service with drinks during meals included in the price at the restaurant
  • buffet restaurant with special children's corner
  • Maro Holidays – great family amenities
  • Stay Fit – daily exercise, fitness and recreational programme
  • outdoor pool with children's pool
  • attractive pebbly beaches near the hotel






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