The holidays are now over and after all the great food, wine and family time we have made our way into the new year replenished and full of optimism.
When I look back at the eight full years we have been doing Conventa I am particularly happy that it marks the traditional start of the congress year.
Our team has been working around the clock for the whole year to ensure that the event brings the socializing, high spirits and everything else that carries a positive sign and marks the beginning or a new year – and hopefully also of new and promising business relationships.
With perhaps a touch of immodesty we would venture to say that you are not really on the congress map if you aren’t attending Conventa. This is backed up by the record feedback from all of the hosted buyers and by the fact that 98% of exhibitors regularly return to the event.
The theme of this year’s Conventa follows that of the Conventa Experience and the participants journey through all the bodily senses. We believe that this encourages better thinking, more curiosity and a higher level of interest for our products and destinations. We also believe that an experience can tell more than a thousand words. Confirmation that we, as organisers, are on the right path with all of our approaches is the co-hosting of the SITE Executive Summit’s conference.
Amongst the many amazing experiences that this year promises will also be the Conventa Best Event Award, to be awarded this year for the first time. The response to our public tender last year has been amazing and the international judging panel had a really difficult time picking the best one. The successful event will join all the other award recipients in the Meeting Star section, which has been presenting the best destinations, hotels and congress centres since Conventa started out.
We, as the organisers, have done everything we can to make sure you leave Ljubljana with a smile on your face and new business connections in your pocket. We hope you really enjoy your time here with us.