The best, most-viewed and most exclusive interviews of 2018

Interview with Jan Oršič, the newly appointed Head of the Ljubljana Convention Bureau

“I am inspired by the fact that congresses and other events are in some way the driving-force of economic, professional and scientific development.”

Interview with Mojca Madea Majhen, Founder and Director at Paideia Events

“The overall impression that people take away from events still remains the most important measure of quality and implementation.”

Interview with Jorg Zupan, a revolutionary chef

Two years ago, the talented young chef Jorg Zupan took over Atelje – a traditional restaurant in Grand Hotel Union – one of Ljubljana’s oldest hotels. With a wealth of experience in the industry, which is reflected in his philosophy of fusion from Ireland, Australia, Norway, London and Ljubljana, this young Slovenian chef has stepped into a new mission.

Interview with Anca Madalina Cristea, New General Manager Tarčin Forest Resort & Spa MGallery by Sofitel Hotel

“Sustainability, gender equality and empowering women as an essential aspect of sustainable development, is actively promoted by Accor and it is something that I strongly believe in.”

Exclusive interview with Nicolaas Houwert, General Manager at Hilton Belgrade

“Opening a hotel is all about recruiting talented professionals, not so much on the basis of experience – but more on individual personalities.”

Interview with the Managing Director of Salzburg Convention Bureau, Gernot Marx

“Nobody would build a conference venue, if associations and corporates wouldn’t understand the importance of meeting people in person.”

An exclusive interview with Tjaša Lampe, Hotel Manager at Hotel Das Weitzer in Graz

“The future certainly looks bright not only for the MICE part but for Weitzer in general.”

Interview with Doris Urbančič Windisch, director of Maribor-Pohorje Tourist Board

“Maribor`s greatest assets are its hospitable residents, natural resources with the world`s oldest vine as a highlight, and diverse, picturesque setting of the city with the mountain area covered in green woods in its vicinity.”

Interview with Christian Mutschlechner, Director of Vienna Convention Bureau

“I think one of the big issues in our industry is still that Convention bureaus are seen as tourism departments and very often local politics play a game not understanding that our business is a real long-term business.”

Exclusive interview with Mike Lee, Vice President of Sales for Marina Bay Sands Singapore

“We work hand in hand with the STB to promote Singapore and Marina Bay Sands as the ideal destination for hosting events in this region.”