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9 YEARS OF CONVENTA RESULTS

//9 YEARS OF CONVENTA RESULTS

A boutique trade show Conventa 2017 was held already 9th year in a row in Ljubljana and in all this years, it has become truly the best New Europe trade show for meetings, events and incentive travel. For 9 years in a row, every January the meetings industry starts the year at Conventa, so it became an IT event – something you just cannot miss if you are working in the industry.

In 9 years, from 2009 to 2017, Conventa had:

  • 1,887 HOSTED BUYERS FROM 47 COUNTRIES
  • 1,048 EXHIBITORS FROM 17 COUNTRIES
  • 20, 215 ONE2ONE PRESCHEDULED MEETINGS 

This year, Conventa 2017 welcomed a record number of meeting providers and providers of technology solutions for the meetings industry – 149 exhibitors from 15 different New European countries presented their offer to 171 international meeting planners and around 100 regional and Slovenian meeting planners.

A SHORT OVERVIEW OF CONVENTA IN 9 YEARS:

2007 welcome of the first First ‘Simex’, predecessor of the Conventa show
– in 2008 the decision was made to expand the project across borders
– the first Conventa 2009 welcomed 82 exhibitors, 157 hosted buyers with over 3,000 One2One meetings
Conventa 2010 welcomed 100 exhibitors and 266 hosted buyers, plus launched the Meeting Services spot
Conventa 2011 had 23 % more exhibitors from 9 SEE countries, launched the Conventa Wild Card programme, hosted first IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum and wins Sustainable Stand Award at EIBTM
Conventa 2012 had already 10 SEE destinations presented, launched the Conventa mobile site and hosted Meeting Star Awards for the first time and also Conventa TV – broadcasting live for the first time
– at Conventa 2013 Inside award was granted for the first time at Conventa and Conventa mingling was introduced
Conventa 2014 hosted the largest number of international meeting planners in the history of the show (over 200)
Conventa 2015 hosted a record number of hosted buyers (279) and presented the highest number of destination presented so far (15), introduced Conventa Valler
Conventa 2016 presented Conventa Best Event award for the first time and presented record number of participants from New Europe