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Hosted buyers

Apply early & choose your dream FAM trip

Already confirmed hosted buyers will have their chance to apply for the trip of their choice. Since the attendance at FAM trips will be limited, meeting planners interested in applying for hosted buyers status at Conventa have to act soon to ensure their place. Register today.

Where are we taking you?

Very attractive hosted buyer programme will be created for Conventa 2018 as well. FAM trips will enble meeting planners to experience the South East Europe region and emerging destinations of New Europe.

Patrick Delaney

Patrick Delaney – Conventa is a stimulating and rewarding show

Patrick Delaney, Soolnua, Conventa ambassador

What does Conventa mean to you?

Conventa provides a brilliant opportunity to meet the key MICE suppliers from South East Europe  and keep up to date on new developments and initiatives relevant to the meetings and incentives in the region.

Can you share a memorable experience from Conventa that is hard to forget?

Conventa was where I met the amazing innovative social and cultural entrepreneur,

Crossover speakers

First Conventa Crossover speakers revealed

Before January’s Conventa Ljubljana welcomes you in August as well. Warm summer nights, easy city vibes, autumn workaholic season is slowly starting. Perfect time to get back on track, soak up some new knowledge and get in touch with latest marketing trends in tourism, right?

Conventa Crossover conference will tackle themes like customer experience, digital marketing, stories of success in the event management area and hotels and venues marketing development. Learn more about it and register here.

Crème de la crème of hosted buyers

At every Conventa we aim for top quality of hosted buyers. Each year, the number of hosted buyer is growing, but slowly, since our motto is quality over quantity. We decline more than 200 applicants every year and thoroughly examine each applicant before they are invited as hosted buyers. We also want to make sure that we bring new buyers every year and in 80 %, they join us for the first time.

Our aim is to target leading meeting industry buyers from associations,

Networking like a pro

Meeting new people, establishing lasting connections and having an actual face to face conversation usually has an everlasting positive impact on further business actions. We all prefer doing business with people that we actually know, right?

At Conventa, networking is the heart and soul of our event and it is one of the reasons for hosted buyers to join us at the show. Networking setup at Conventa is rich and diverse and here are just a few tips where can you meet new friends at our trade show:

  • Opening ceremony at Grand hotel Union,

Potica, a symbol of 10th Conventa trade show

Celebration is crucial for every successful project. At Conventa, we’re celebrating with “potica” – traditional festive cake of Slovenia, that usually comes with nut filling, but you can also have potice with poppyseed, cottage cheers, hazelnut, tarragon etc. Potica is just like Conventa – traditional, sweet, tasty and once you have a taste, you can’t get enough of it. It also symbolizes celebration and that’s why we thought it is more than appropriate to choose potica as a symbol for 10th jubilee Conventa.

Announcing 2nd Conventa Crossover conference

From 28 to 29 of August 2017, 2nd Conventa Crossover conference, dedicated to the future of MICE and travel marketing will be held in Hotel Lev in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This year’s main topic and question, that we will be exploring: how to survive the marketing jungle?

The Conventa Crossover conference is a conference like no other. Fresh, creative and most of all bold. In a new and diverse format it brings a better understanding of the future of live marketing to the meetings industry professionals.

Top reasons for joining the Conventa 2018 as an exhibitor

Conventa remains the central event for organizers of business events in Southeast Europe, where networking and establishing new business contacts is emphasized in addition to the exchange of knowledge and experience. More than 250 organizers from all over Europe visit the trade show every year.

Did you know that …

  • Every year 80% of hosted buyers are new-comers?
  • Conventa is leading B2B event in the area of meetings industry in New Europe?

10th jubilee Conventa

10 Years Meet – Explore – Create 

We’ve been creating Conventa since 2009, which means that in the upcoming year, Conventa is celebrating 10th anniversary. 10 years of success, friendship, connections. Let the numbers speak for themselves: from 2009 to 2017, Conventa led to Ljubljana 2.286 meeting planners from 48 countries. In all these years 1.192 exhibitors from 17 countries presented at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.


  1. It’s personal: A boutique show with a maximum of 150 meeting providers which provides the perfect balance between meetings and networking.
  2. It’s business: You will get to know the region and its destinations, meet new business partners in a professional but relaxing environment.
  3. It’s education: International and local speakers deliver key addresses in great workshops and expert corner.
  4. It’s pleasure: A hosted buyer status guarantees you VIP treatment at all times.