New year brings a new show and with it new surprises that will make that Conventa Experience even more enjoyable.
1. Conventa welcomes a record number of hosted buyers from overseas destinations.
Experience the meetings offer of New Europe.
Every year, Conventa hosts more than 150 international hosted buyers coming to Ljubljana mainly from European countries. Last year a new record was broken when hosted buyers from 33 countries attended the show. In 2017, 10 percent of hosted buyers are coming from overseas destinations.
2. Conventa reports a growing interest from regional buyers.
Experience regional meetings industry connecting.
Next to international buyers, Conventa is proud to host also around 100 regional buyers coming from neighboring countries and Slovenian buyers that are each year more aware of the benefits Conventa offers to meeting planners. Conventa is proud to welcome buyers from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Italy and Serbia.
3. A record number of fam trips available to hosted buyers.
Experience first-hand the local world of meetings.
Hosted buyers attending Conventa will upgrade their experience and personally get to know the region by going on a familiarization trip of their choice. A record number of 11 meetings destinations in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro extended their warm welcome to meeting planners.
4. Experts’ Campfire sessions, the wild nature of meetings.
Experience new knowledge.
Conventa Experts’ Corner has been transformed into a cozy meeting place where experts, exhibitors and buyers gather around the campfire to light up the meetings floor with their ideas, solutions and recipes for success. Don’t miss short 20-minute presentations by meetings industry experts held throughout both exhibition days.
5. Craft Beer Tasting that quenches your thirst.
Experience the refined taste.
Do you know the difference between ales, lagers, stouts and porters? Everybody knows how to drink beer, but few know how to really taste it. After a long day of meetings visit the Craft Beer tasting corner to unwind and learn the difference between commercial and craft beers brewed by Slovenian and Croatian microbreweries.
6. Take a piece of Conventa home. Photograph can be one of the best souvenirs imaginable.
Experience unforgettable moments.
Conventa offers plenty of different settings where you can take that perfect photo to take home. We have it covered. No selfie stick needed. Go back in time and take a photo in our retro camper or stylish Conventa Crossover corner.
7. Conventa, where WELLNESS meets MEETINGS
Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Speaker, Facilitator, Radio Show Host and 20+ years International MICE industry veteran, Annemarie Puntschart, will show you how to revitalize and reenergize your own day on the trade show floor and pick up ideas on how to incorporate wellbeing into your meetings & events. Prepare to feel invigorated and walk away with a new understanding for this ever-growing trend where mindfulness meets leadership and yoga, meditation and wellness meet Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events. Join Annemarie in the Experts’ Campfire.
8. Conventa Crossover Workshops
Experience interactive learning.
If you have missed Conventa Crossover Conference, the first international conference dedicated to the future of MICE and travel tourism, don’t despair. Morning energizers this time around dedicated to Conventa Crossover are back. In scope of Conventa educational modules, Slovenian and regional hosted buyers can attend “The art an value of moderation workshop” let by Jan-Jaap In der Maur, Founder-Moderator at Masters in Moderation and “Event StoryBoard Canvas Workshop” led by Martijn Timmermans, Co-founder, creative director, The Red Line Project & Event StoryBoard. Learn why moderation is worth the investment and how to design a pitchable blueprint for your event.
9. Sustainable transport - Getting around the European Green Capital of 2016
Experience sustainable tourism.
Conventa is fully committed to reducing the negative environmental impacts of a trade show by implementing sustainable practices that add value to every participant and the local community. Conventa organisers aim to follow the 4R principles of rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle. From conception to planning and implementation, the Conventa team makes sustainable decisions to decrease the generation of waste, prefer products with a high recycled content and reuse or donate materials. In scope of sustainable measures, this year for the first time ever the local city transfers of Conventa guests are being carried out by LLP’s new environment friendly methane buses and hybrid midi-buses.