KONGRES Magazine

Dear readers,

After a long and cold winter, there is finally time to step into the most exuberant time of the year full of colourful and joyful meetings. Indeed, spring, and this year even more so, is that time when everything and everyone starts crawling out of the hidden holes and prepares for the new and promising events. It is as if the cage’s door shut tight had suddenly opened and the wings took towards new horizons, onto the new journey.

Nothing in meetings industry is as exciting as journeys. Be our passenger, fly with us, join us in the journey … in the Participants’ Journey theme of the KONGRES Magazine!

Enjoy the read and get ready for the printed May issue of the KONGRES Magazine which will take us to IMEX 2018!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

This edition’s exclusive interviews are in a full blossom: Anca Madelina Cristea, the new general manager at Tarčin Forest Resort & SPA MGallery by Sofitel Hotel; Nicolaas Houwert, the general manager at the newly opened Hilton Belgrade; Danica Purg, the guru of modern management and the Founder & CEO at IEDC BLED School of Management; and an exclusive quick talk with Elling Hamso, the Managing Partner of Event ROI Institute.

MEETING PLANNERS: GET READY FOR GDPR

We present the new GDPR (general Data Protection Regulation) that replaces the EU Data Protection Directive and lays down new rules in accordance with the regulation of personal data. In addition, we offer advice on which urgent steps the meeting planners should take prior to the implementation date.

VIEWS: HOW WILL NEW GDPR AFFECT YOUR NEXT EVENT?

The VIEWS from the important MICE industry people on the new GDPR makes for a logical sequel of the earlier GDPR presentation.

IN FOCUS: PARTICIPANTS’ JOURNEY

This section focuses on the participants’ journey or user experience. We present the starting points, the concept, and the tips and tools.

NEW EXCITING DESTINATIONS

We also present two new and exciting congress destinations. In MEETOLOGUE, we invite you to travel with us to the multicultural capital with spectacular architecture – Doha (Qatar), while in TELESCOPE we look through the journey lens into an eventful and wondrous Sicilian city – Catania.

KONGRES SURVEY

And last, but not the least, we present results of a survey that we carried out among meeting planners on how they are satisfied with international MICE associations.

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