1.       Who are you?
Since May 2009 I’ve been representing Hotel Lev as the conference manager. I gained my first experience in tourism as the receptionist at a Spa hotel. As a postgraduate student at the tourism faculty I joined the Slovenian Convention Bureau, where I had the opportunity to cooperate with the professionals at the first Conventa show.

2.       What is your favourite meetings brand?
Since my professional career in MICE started on Conventa, I still feel bound to it and support the project. In the MICE industry we have many different brands, but the real reason why MICE has grown in my heart is the constant contact with MICE professionals, making good relationships and new friendships, no matter where a show takes place, be that in Germany, Spain or at Conventa in Ljubljana.

3.       What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
For me, I think there were many things, but this one is kind of funny as well. I had the opportunity to host the event of one European association in the hotel. As I was discussing the details with the executive director of the organisation I just could not remember the English expression for head microphone, so at that moment I just told him: “The Madonna style” microphone. We both started to laugh and we connected on that other level immediately. Being spontaneous mostly works the best.

4.       What’s your alternative career fantasy?
If the meeting industry falls apart – which is impossible – I will start breeding English Bulldogs. I’m just joking, but I really like English Bulldogs; it is my favorite breed, and I can imagine having at least 5 English Bulldogs.

5.       What are you obsessed with at the moment?
At the moment I have no specific obsession. I am looking forward to summer, a vacation and everything that will come along.


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A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.