The IBTM special edition of Kongres Magazine is focused on the tops!
Every year, we publish a special autumn edition of Kongres Magazine prior to the 2018 IBTM trade show. It contains an overview and recap of the most interesting stories that our writers have gathered in the final quarter of the year.
The 72nd issue is focused on the tops! Meaning, top meetings destinations, top influencers 2018, top views from DMC leaders on fee-based and commission-based, top interviews, top awards, and THE top Conventa!
IN THIS ISSUE
KONGRES PEOPLE // VOICE FROM THE TOP
We present an exclusive interview with Alexis Galinos, general manager at Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau, and managing director at Athens Development Agency.
KONGRES IN FOCUS // VIEWS
Leaders of local and global DMCs shared with us their views on the relationships between event agencies and DMCS, and the fee-based vs commission-based models. Check the views on this matter from Ulrica Hackl (Aim Group International), Hugo Slimbrouck (Ovation), Barbara Hunt Vodopivec (Kompas), Silva Ušić (Penta DMC), and Perisa Boko (Adriatic DMC).
KONGRES INTERVIEWS // SELECTION
See our quick selection of the 2018 interviews: Florian Weitzer (Weitzer Hotels), Jean-Paul Dantil (Almanac Hotels), Aleksei Kalachev (Russian Convention Bureau), Julien Le Bas (Jack Morton Worldwide Germany), and Juraj Holub (Slido).
Our editorial board conducted an extensive survey on measuring ROI of individual sales activities. Among other things, the survey highlights the discovery that a third of providers count on their feelings and not on mathematics and ROI analytics.
We recap the Conventa Best Event Award 2018 and invite for registering for the Conventa Best Event Award 2019. We also look into the BEA Awards finals 2018 at the Best Event Award World Festival 2018.
THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN NEW EUROPE
We reveal the top influencers in the New Europe meetings industry. See which influencers were chosen among more than 110 assessed individuals from DMOs and CVBs, DMCs and PCOs, top event agencies, top meeting innovators (marketing, technology,..), top hotels and venues, and the top meeting services.
TIRANA MEET BUSTERS
During our recent visit to Tirana, we came across some myths that circulate about the capital as a meetings destination. Check what we found out about this city of charming contradictions.
MEETINGS STAR // MEETOLOGUES EUROPE
In the Meetings Star section, we introduce the best meetings destinations for 2018. The winners will be announced at Conventa 2019.
And, finally and most importantly, we present our CONVENTA EXPERIENCE which is coming to Ljubljana again no 23-24 January 2019. Read about Conventa in numbers, about fam trips that we organise for you, and about the Conventa Trend Bar which will wrap up in Bucharest on the 6th of December 2018.
POWER TO THE MEETINGS
Our editor-in-chief, Gorazd Čad, presents the first chapter of his new upcoming book Power to the meetings which will be published soon! Read how boring meetings suck or what can we learn from the Danes.