Kongres Magazine September Issue
Kongres Magazine September Issue

Dear readers,

We are happy to share with you the AUTUMN ISSUE of Kongres Magazine where we focused on Coopetition as one of the best ways to reduce costs. We set down with the Ying and Yang of the meetings industry, Patrick Delaney and Padraic Giligan, and spoke with Graeme Barnett, Senior Exhibition Director, ibtm world, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

In Focus we bring you the interviews with Christian Mutschlechner, Director of Vienna Convention Bureau and Christoph Tessmar, Managing Director of Barcelona Convention Bureau. Voice from the TOP comes from Marilka Tovarac, MICE Sales department Manager at Valamar, while Dijana Kustudic Bukilica, Project Manager at Talas-M DMC and Taja Maček, Managing Partner at DT Slovenia are being presented it in our Who is who column. This time around we are introducing 7 young talents that will be shaping the future of the meetings industry. Find out who they are.

Finally we took the time to answer most frequently asked questions about how and why content marketing and PR works. We are revealing which venues made it on the Top 20 special/unusual venues list voted by our readers and are presenting Europe’s latest congress venues that are setting new standards for Convention Centres.

The autumn issue also takes you to Pula through Meetologue, to Soča Valley as one of the most beautiful incentive destinations and behind the scenes of D-Resort Šibenik. Our hidden congress guest visited 5 premium congress hotels while the cities Belgrade/Montreal and Ljubljana/Bucharest went Face2Face.

What you shouldn’t miss is the extensive Conventa Experience catalogue bringing you fresh stories from meeting providers exhibiting at Conventa 2016 and the new column – PCO Views where we spoke with 6 professional congress organizers about the perfect PCO.

Enjoy the read!

Gorazd Čad,
Editor-in-Chief of Kongres Magazine