67 representative members of the Slovenian Convention Bureau (SCB) attended todays 13th Assembly, held at Hotel Slon, Ljubljana.
Maja Pak welcomed the participants with an introductory speech on behalf of the Slovenian Tourist Board, stressing out the importance of Slovenian congress/business tourism.
Slovenian business tourism is one of the primary tourist products of Slovenia and is implemented in the national strategy as well in the action documents. The Slovenian Convention Bureau, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and meetinga industry, is successfully connecting and promoting it internationally, thereby increasing the international recognition of Slovenia.
Tatjana Juriševič addressed the participants in behalf of Slovenian CB Council, emphasizing the quality of Slovenian CB work and specifically pointed out that Slovenia has many development opportunities, being a boutique country in the heart of Europe, with a diverse and rich offer with numerous international comparative advantages.
Participants were also greeted by Sandi Kovačevič, the President of the Expert Council of SCB. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of partnership cooperation and active involvement in the development and marketing projects.
Slovenian Convention Bureau supports international bids for congresses. They take care of all necessary arrangements to present Slovenia as a potential host professionally and pleasingly. Therefore, the main topic of the assembly was focused on the destination bidding.
Knowing the destination, the relationship with local partners and personal approach of each candidacy are your main advantages that are, together with team spirit of the Slovenian meetings industry, providing you a competitive advantage, pointed out the main lecturer at the assembly, Mr. Thomas (Tom) Reiser, CEO of a respectable international organization “International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.” Joining him in the lecture was Mr. Michael Kern, Executive Director, Executive Director PCO, DEKON Group. The title of the lecture was: “Key Aspects for Successfully Establishing Slovenia Towards the International Association Market – The Association Perspective”.
Contributing members prepared bids for four main Slovenian MICE products for a scientific-professional meeting, with aim to gain knowledge of both foreign guests and domestic colleagues who work professionally in this field.
The Assembly also elected new members of the Slovenian CB Council, replacing the members which mandates have expired. Elected were Tatjana Juriševič and Saša Zor.
The Assembly ended in a pleasant and positive spirit, with lots of optimism for the future of Slovenian congress industry.