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Conventa Trend Bar 2017: Sofia

On Thursday, 26th of October, more than 30 representatives of agencies, hotels, congress destinations and event agencies gathered In the Park.

The socialist realistic hall was turned into a cafe and bar in which attendees really felt relaxed, as they were at home. Through various good case examples, we presented them the “Power to the Meetings” methodology, which we have been successfully developing for the past ten years on our Conventa trade show.

Conventa Best Event Award Call for Entries is now open

Excellence will be at the forefront once again at Conventa 2018

Kongres Magazine, in collaboration with the Conventa trade show, is opening submissions for the Meetings Star awards category – best event. Organisers of mind-blowing events from the New European region are invited to enter the competition that for the second time will acknowledge the best of the best in the event business. The winner will be announced in January 2018 during the Conventa trade show.

Conventa Ambassadors – Nik Račić

Nik Račič, Director of the Croatia Convention Bureau

Q: What does Conventa mean to you?

Conventa is a quality MICE industry trade show that is especially important for the countries of Central and South-East Europe.

Q: Can you share a really memorable experience from Conventa that is hard to forget?

There were plenty of such moments, from planning Conventa to the successful realization of the project,

To be or not to be? That is NOT the question!


Still trying to decide whether to come along and meet us at the Conventa 2018 edition? Whether to join us at our celebratory anniversary or not? To grab a few more coffees with us than might be recommended on a daily basis? To meet with the right connections for your business and turn these connections into solid friendships? Whether to come party with us and have a blast in Ljubljana?

Hosted buyers: quality, not quantity

At every Conventa we aim for top quality of hosted buyers. Each year, the number of hosted buyer is growing, but slowly, since our motto is quality over quantity. We decline more than 200 applicants every year and thoroughly examine each applicant before they are invited as hosted buyers. We also want to make sure that we bring new buyers every year and in 80 %, they join us for the first time.

Our aim is to target leading meeting industry buyers from associations,

Networking like a pro

Meeting new people, establishing lasting connections and having an actual face to face conversation usually has an everlasting positive impact on further business actions. We all prefer doing business with people that we actually know, right?

At Conventa, networking is the heart and soul of our event and it is one of the reasons for hosted buyers to join us at the show. Networking setup at Conventa is rich and diverse and here are just a few tips where can you meet new friends at our trade show:

  • Opening ceremony at Grand hotel Union,

Top reasons for joining the Conventa 2018 as an exhibitor

Conventa remains the central event for organizers of business events in Southeast Europe, where networking and establishing new business contacts is emphasized in addition to the exchange of knowledge and experience. More than 250 organizers from all over Europe visit the trade show every year.

Did you know that …

  • Every year 80% of hosted buyers are new-comers?
  • Conventa is leading B2B event in the area of meetings industry in New Europe?

10th jubilee Conventa

10 Years Meet – Explore – Create 

We’ve been creating Conventa since 2009, which means that in the upcoming year, Conventa is celebrating 10th anniversary. 10 years of success, friendship, connections. Let the numbers speak for themselves: from 2009 to 2017, Conventa led to Ljubljana 2.286 meeting planners from 48 countries. In all these years 1.192 exhibitors from 17 countries presented at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Rebook your stand and start with marketing activities now!

Conventa promises to stay a boutique trade show focused on quality,
not quantity!

The 2017 trade show once again demonstrated why Conventa deserves
the title of the leading business-tobusiness event in the area of meeting
industry in New Europe!

So make sure you jump on the bandwagon now to:

  • be among the first to secure your place at the 2018 trade show
  • save money and take advantage of the Super Saver Booking rate
  • exhaust all Conventa marketing and PR activities
  • attract the hosted buyers attention at an early stage and build a relationship before the show

We keep our promise and we promise to deliver:

  • international and regional hosted buyers of the highest quality
  • one2one meetings and plenty of chances to network
  • your exposure and introduction to the key meeting industry audience 365 days a year
  • great support and an unforgettable


For more information about rebooking the stand please go to or write to Mrs.