The first part of our meeting will be dedicated to short presentations in Pecha Kucha format, starting at 11.00 o’clock sharp. You will be able to hear stories and case studies about event management from the speakers listed below. Do not be shy and ask them any question that will pop up your mind – go ahead and make their day! After the “official” part, it is time for networking – behind and in front of the bar. We wish you to make the best out of it over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, however you like it best.

Enjoy your time – we are already looking forward to meeting you at Conventa trade show in January!

GORAZD ČAD

A long time congress tourism addict, Gorazd has many years’ experience in organizing large congress projects in cooperation with some of the most respected institutions in the region. He is an accomplished advisor for marketing success and the owner of Toleranca Marketing agency. Gorazd has established himself as the founder and editor of Kongres Magazine, is the co-founder of Conventa Trade Show and founder of Conventa’s little sister – Conventa Crossover.

At the Conventa Trend Bar 2017, he will present the Power to the Meetings Methodology – The Slovenian methodology for creating memorable events.

VARTAN SURMEJAN

Vartan immersed in the magical world of events in 2007 when he started his work at the National Theatre of Macedonia. Enchanted with the concept of organizing events he moved to London, where he studied the post-graduate degree in Events Marketing and Management. Granted with Master degree he started his career in events management collaborating with marketing agencies, event management agencies and working freelance.

Vartan was engaged in the organization of various types of events, acting as an event manager, event coordinator and being part of the technical crews at film festivals, conferences, exhibitions and business events. He worked as location manager at International Cinematographer’s Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” and event coordinator at Skopje Film Festival. At the 20th jubilee edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, he worked as Protocol Officer at the biggest festival’s open-air cinema location with the audience of 3000 attendees on a daily basis. His diversified portfolio displays also the organization of promotional events, development event’s quality by using the blue print mapping and teaching marketing basics. When organizing team buildings, Vartan is dedicated to develop stories and enhance participants’ experience by using new technologies and wooden made gadgets.

At the Conventa Trend Bar 2017, he will present his event management approach, depicted in the brand The Event Cook.