Q: Who are you?
My name is Blaž and I come from one of the most popular tourist and MICE destinations in Slovenia – Bled. I work for the largest tourism company in Slovenia – the Sava Hotels & Resorts. I have been working most of my life in many different jobs all related to tourism and my most recent step is into the MICE ”universe”. It has been one of my best working and learning experiences so far and it has given me an immense base of knowledge, contacts and lessons needed in the tourism business every day.
Q: What is your favourite meetings brand?
This one is easy. I have to say Bled. All the hotels and venues are located directly on the beautiful shore of lake Bled overlooking the Julian Alps in the background. A total of more than ten hotels of all categories with over thirty conference halls located within walking distance from one another, separated only by beautiful parks and spectacular views, all give Bled the perfect combination to make any event a masterpiece to remember.
Q: What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
Organising the royal visit of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his wife Princess Sophie. I am certain that all the security, protocol, and timing done specifically minute to minute for over two hours would keep anyone’s adrenalin level high. The honour and importance of such an event for the company Sava and for myself will probably rank high on my ”brave” list for quite some time.
Q: What’s your alternative career fantasy?
Since I live at the edge of Slovenia’s largest national park I have always had great respect for nature and the impact that we have on it. Tourism itself is one of those industries where you have the chance to show the natural beauties and also the duty to preserve them and keep them clean. If I ever leave the tourism business I will definitely do something related to the preservation of the environment.
Q: What are you obsessed with at the moment?
Bringing new ideas and more efficient work processes for my team and me so that we may yield even better financial results and make our clients even more satisfied.