Barbara Vajda, (ex) Turizma Ljubljana, hall of fame award recepient
Q: What does Conventa mean to you?
The meaning of Conventa nowadays has changed, since I’m not actively part of this business anymore. I am proud that I was a part of Conventa’s first steps and it brings me many happy memories. Conventa celebrating already 10th anniversary is a validation of a great project, that managed to grow in space and time.
Q: Can you share a memorable experience from Conventa that is hard to forget?
I remember searching for a motive that would represent content and vision of Conventa on a symbolic level. Working group that I was a part of accepted my suggestion that we use a nice cup with a colourful image of Ljubljana in the background. I am still very proud of that.
Q: Conventa is celebrating 10th jubilee in the upcoming year. What is Conventa’s message to the MICE industry?
Networking, cooperation and connection is important also in times, when the industry was not at its best. We can not survive without networking and that is what Conventa stands for.
Q: How do you see the impact of Conventa on the region?
Conventa is highly important for the region due to its unique position as the first and only such event in this area. It brings a great opportunity to destinations to present what they offer to the MICE segment. It also brings awareness of meaning and importance of the MICE segment in the region among wider circles and it generates the development of MICE in the region.
Q: If Conventa were a dish, what would it be and why?
Coffee, since everyone likes it, it stimulates us, makes us alert, enables us to think cleary and brings sparkling ideas. It gives us energy and power to do our job and exceed expectations. While drinking coffee we meet, create new business opportunities and make new friends. A cup of coffee as a symbol of Conventa’s visual identity did not come by chance.