kongres spring 2016
Illustration: Sara Koncilja

10 yearsDear readers,

We are happy to share with you the new SPRING ISSUE of Kongres Magazine where we again remembered our Jubilee. 10 years is a long time and a lot has happened since 2006 when the magazine was first published and our voice began to help raise the recognition of region as a meetings destination. We bring you the highlights of the Kongres Magazine round table that wrapped up this decade by bringing together key Slovenian meetings industry influencers who shared their hones opinion on past and present as well as their hopes for the future of the Slovenian meetings industry.

We have sat down with Thorsteinn Örn Gudmundsson, Managing Director of Reykjavik Convention Bureau and talked about the amazing Reykjavik as well as discussed the service design with Ivana Preiss and Filip Vasić of 52:HOURS, a brand and design consultancy. The Voice from the top this time comes from Sandi Kovačevič, Executive Director, Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana and Urša Radanović, Executive Director, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Ljubljana.

We have been Behind the scenes of Vila Vipolže and have assessed over 40 cities and smaller towns from the region to bring you Top 10 emerging incentive destinations of 2016. Hidden congress guest rated Hotel Galleria (Subotica), Hotel Radisson Blu Carlton (Bratislava), Hotel Golte (Golte), Hotel Plesnik (Logar valley), Hotel Hemera (Podgorica) and Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza (Ljubljana). We have put Face2Face the cities Podgorica and Skopje and Subotica and Osjek.

Our journalistic journey took us to Denmark to experience the Meetovation concept in person, we attended ACE of MICE in Istanbul and EMEC 2016. In the meantime we have Met the team of Kompas DMC and Introus DMC and spoke to Young talents Andreja Rus and Kristina Pangos.

This issue also includes Subotica Meetologue, One of the best venues of 2015 Business, Culture and Science Meet in ICE Krakow and an overview of New Hotel openings. Don’t miss our regulars Croatia addendum, Kongres telescope and news about the trade show that delivers the best personal experience, Conventa.

Last but not least, the editorial team of Kongres magazine invites you to IMEX Frankfurt where we will be waiting for you with a fresh copy of the newest magazine at the stand No G217. We look forward to catching up with you in Germany.

Enjoy the read!

Gorazd Čad,
Editor-in-Chief of Kongres magazine

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