There can be no doubt about the fact that, for San Marino, the conference sector represents a unique opportunity and also a small Country can play a lead role on the Italian and international conference scenario. San Marino has plenty to offer the conference market: its millenarian history, unique traditions and folklore, the particularity of being a small sovereign State offering a peaceful and quiet environment, as well as closeness to the sea and mountain for exciting post congress activities. Being a small State San Marino offers an added bonus: communication is easier and this helps establish and develop professional relationships. The Kursaal Congress Centre is the main conference venue, a top-quality building reopened in 2002 after a major restoration. The Convention & Visitors Bureau of the Republic of San Marino has been operative since January 2010 and is the ideal starting point for organizing conferences and conventions. For many years San Marino has also been a Member of prestigious Associations, such as AIPC and Italcongressi-PCO Italia.