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The GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre has been hosting trade shows since its very beginnings. It began by hosting the SIMEX trade show in the Gallery Hall, an event aimed only at Slovenian providers. In 2009, based on the experience of SIMEX, the international trade show Conventa was formed. In the following two years it was held in the Stebrna Hall, and since 2011 Conventa has been held in the Marmorna Hall – the size and functionality of which makes it the perfect venue for the trade show which annually hosts between 110-120 exhibitors and more than 250 hosted buyers.

Daylight, good acoustics, wooden crates decorated with apples, and rest corners create a pleasant atmosphere where face-to-face meetings take place over the two days between providers of congress services and their potential clients – representatives of international companies and agencies. Participants of the trade show, in particular those who are attending for the first time, are always impressed by the unique layout of the exhibition area.

The GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre’s technical team, in co-operation with the organisers – the Slovene Convention Bureau and the agency Toleranca Marketing – ensure that the trade show is flawlessly executed, not only in the central Marmorna Hall, but also in the Povodni mož Hall. Lunches are served here for 450 people on each day of the show, as well as the Urška Hall, where lectures by Slovenian and foreign industry professionals take place in parallel with meetings. At this year’s event, some of the lectures were in the form of business breakfasts, where attendees were able to enjoy listening to lectures whilst enjoying a real American breakfast.

When event organisers have special requests it can be a real challenge for the technical team at the centre. Last year, in the centre of the Marmorna Hall, a real campfire was installed, which was part of a scene of an interactive presentation, whilst there was also a real retro campervan where participants were able to have their photographs taken. At this year’s event, the campfire was replaced by the Conventa Trend Bar with a large central projection screen, and the show also became a dog-friendly event.

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Photo Credit: Jani Ugrin

Are you interested when Conventa 2019 will take place?

Note the date: 23rd and 24th January 2019 at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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