Helen Zhao, CEO at Global Century Science Group

Q: Why did you choose the Conventa trade show and did it meet you expectations in 2015?
East of Europe is always our focus for organising academic events. With the unique cultures and landscapes, Slovenia and the neighbouring countries are more attractive to American and Asian visitors, as well as other Europeans. Meanwhile, in terms of the competitive price of the hotels and conference packages, this area will be our main market. We felt that the Conventa 2015 trade show was well organised and it did meet our expectations to be one of our event destination.

Q: Why did you once again choose to come to Conventa 2016?
Last year we joined the event just for looking at the possibility to bring an event into this region and this year we will confirm the final destination and select cooperators for our few further events.

This year‘s Conventa Welcome reception was once again held at the Grand Hotel Union, where most of the participants got the chance to meet or catch-up again with colleagues and talk about topics of inter- est in a relaxed and informal setting. The concept of the 8th Conventa trade show is „experience“, in terms of experiencing the event with all of our senses – including the sense of humour, and because doing business can often be hard and serious work the Conventa team teamed up with two top Slovenian stand-up comics, Tilen Artač and Jure Godler, to kick-off the 8th Conventa exhibition in a humorous and entertaining spirit. The duo quickly warmed up the audience with ingenious stand-up and music stunts, after which the guests were visually enchanted by the stunning performance by aerial dancer Maruša Conič, loaded with tricks and gravity-defying movement on her aerial silk.

The evening was then spiced up with the Best Event Award, where the best events in the MICE category and other business oriented promo events were all acknowledged. In short, the welcome reception was all about laughter, relaxed conversations, high spirits and an inspiring start to Conventa 2016.