kongres, magazine, spring, 2015

Spring is officially here and the meetings industry is bursting with news and events. To find out what’s hot and what’s not, take your time to flip through the newest issue of Kongres magazine where we emphasize the importance of Personalization.

We strongly believe that the personalisation of meetings does not happen through technological platforms, but through storytelling and quality content, the type of which will touch your guests’ hearts.

So we got up close and personal with Toby Daniels, CEO, founder and executive director of Social Media Week, David Mulcahy, Craft And Food Development Director at Sodexo UK & Ireland and Slovenia’s Chef Extraordinaire, Ana Roš. We also interviewed Adion Cano, Operations manager at Albania–Experience (Voice from the Top), Nina Marić, Hotel & Restaurant Manager at Meneghetti (Who is Who), and Janette Poglajen, Sales Manager MICE at Terme Ptuj, Sava Hotels&Resorts (Young talent).

In Focus we bring you the Polish perspective of the global event market and an article about the importance and role of Convention Bureaus. If you are thinking about which Slovenian destinations are also great for meetings and events, check out our tips for venues and activities in Piran and Prekmurje. Also, find out which are The 10 biggest hotel venues for events and meetings in the Adriatic and which are the Top 10 Rock venues. Which city wins when you put Face2Face Trieste and Split, Bratislava and Krakow?

The editorial team has been to Dubai, Africa and Shanghai. All great trips and a lot to tell. We share it all in this issue. In Meetologue we take you to Villach & The Carinthia and then Behind the scenes of Esplanade Zagreb. Hidden guest went to Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, Hotel Cubo, Bluesun Hotel Kaj, Remisens Premium Hotel Metropol Portorož and Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, Belgrade.

For the first time we also present Conventa 2015 satisfaction survey results and introduce you to a new column – Meet the team. Get to know the PENTA team, great PCO from Croatia.

Last but not least. Croatia addendum opens the door to the world of networking.

Enjoy the magazine. We know we did making it!

Gorazd Čad
Editor-in-Chief of Kongres Magazine