Q: Why have you entered the Conventa Best Event Award competition?

Our company Si Sport, which organised World Rowing Masters Regatta with Slovenian Rowing Federation and Rowing Club Bled, has been working in the business of event management and marketing for 20 years and we are proud of all of our projects. We believe that biggest awards for us are satisfied participants or competitors, spectators, sponsors and partners, co-workers and our clients. However, it is also very fulfilling for us to be recognised in the event management community, therefore we have applied for the Conventa Best Event Award. The World Rowing Masters Regatta is also one of the most special events for us that we have organised, because we have been working in the rowing sport since 2010 when we organised World Cup in Rowing in Bled, which took Bled on the map of the best rowing venues after 20 years.

With organisation of the World Rowing Championships in 2011 and World Cup in 2015, the International Rowing Federation (FISA) entrusted us the organisation of the biggest event in rowing in terms of participation. Therefore, it was an honour for us to organise it and it has even strengthened our respect among the rowing community. The additional reason why the World Rowing Masters Regatta is special for us is the meaning of the event in the Municipality of Bled. It has a massive effect on the tourism of Bled and I believe that such events should be presented in the event management community as a really good example of including all the relevant stakeholders.

Q: What does it mean to you that your event has been selected among the finalists for the Conventa Best Event Award?

It truly is an honour for us. It’s also the award for the team of more than 300 people that were working on the event, and not only at the event itself but also during the preparation phase.

“I believe that there is always a solution to any challenge that occurs before or during the event.”

Q: What is your secret recipe for a successful and effective event?

I believe that there is always a solution to any challenge that occurs before or during the event. This is my personal belief, and I try to pass it onto all of my co-workers and subcontractors. In addition, it is our motto that we treat everyone with respect and smile and work together to satisfy event stakeholders.

Q: If you had unlimited resources and a client who would say ‘yes’ to everything, what kind of event would you have organised?

World Championships in Biathlon. Our company haS been also very active in biathlon sport for 20 years and organisation of the World Cups in Pokljuka and a World Championship in Pokljuka (Slovenia), is our next goal. We are a candidate for 2021 and the organisation of it would have massive positive effects on the biathlon in Slovenia, destination of Pokljuka and surrounding municipalities and would be my personal challenge for the next 3 years.

Basic Event Information

Date: 6. -10. september 2017
Location: Bled
Organizer: Rowing Federation of Slovenia, Rowing Club Bled and SI SPORT Ltd. – Organizing Committee BLED 2015-17 d.o.o.
Client: The World Rowing Federation (FISA)
Event type: Sports event

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