Conventa will celebrate 10th anniversary this year and we could not be more excited about that. The show developed from a small gathering, that hosted 35 exhibitors and 40 hosted buyers in 2007 to an important event in the region, that has a standard place in MICE calendar. Let’s check out the highlights of development through years:
In 2007, the first show happened andone2one system for pre-scheduling meetings was developed for 35 exhibitors and 40 hosted buyers.
In 2008, we already hosted more than 100 hosted buyers and developed the first catalogue: meet in SEE.
In 2009, we launched Conventa brand, started Academy Conventa and we hosted more than 3000 one-to-one meetings.
In 2010, we hosted more than 100 exhibitors, 266 hosted buyers and another important development came to life: we started to recognize outstanding achievements by granting awards.
In 2011, we launched Conventa Wild Card programme, granted Conventa Hall of Fame award for the first time, won Sustainable award at EIBTM and hosted first IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum.
In 2012, Conventa was broadcasted live for the first time, it hosted Meeting Star Awards for the first time and 10 SEE destinations were present at the show.
In 2013, Conventa celebrated 5 years. We introduced Conventa mingling and and we expanded our borders with Turkey joining us as an exhibitor.
In 2014, we hosted more than 200 international meeting planners from 12 congress destinations. Extensive three days educational programme was offered and we announced first Conventa Ambassador.
In 2015, we hosted a record number of hosted buyers (279). Conventa show invited emerging destinations of New Europe for the first time, introduced Conventa Valley and arranged more media partners than ever before.
In 2016, we launched Conventa Best Event award, established partnership with Turkish Airlines and hosted record number of participants from New Europe.
In 2017, we hosted a record number of exhibitors (149), hosted buyers came from 35 different countries. We offered a record number of fam trips (11) and developed a new sustainable ways of green transportation for Conventa guests.
What will 2018 bring? We guarantee that the show will be full of surprises and better than ever. But let’s keep the surprises a secret for now …