Photo credit: Maribor - Pohorje Tourist Board

Name: Bernarda Karo

Company: Maribor – Pohorje Tourist Board

Position: Congress Advisor

Q: What is the best part of your job?

It`s the dynamic of the job, most definitely, and it is also the challenge. Every day is something different. On one side we have clients and on the other side, we have the local suppliers. In the end, our goal is mutual, we all want our event to be a successful story.

Q: What would make your job easier?

If there was something, then it wouldn`t be so interesting anymore. I like it complex.

Q: What was your best idea last year?

Personal: moving into a new home. Business: the establishment of the MICE group for our destination, a partnership of the key MICE suppliers in the destination.

Q: The most memorable event at your work for you?

Definitely the year 2008 – Slovenian presidency to the EU. It was my first year in MICE department, our first year as the Slovenian Convention Bureau member, and I got this as my first major assignment… taking care of the congress to be held in Maribor for 3 days, with about 350 people. It was the best working experience because I was pushed into the water and I had to swim.

Q: What are you most proud of in business …?

I have to say I am very proud of the MICE group in the destination, that consists of Terme Maribor, Maribor City hotel, Mond Hotel and Galileo 3000 as DMC. All together we are working on our MICE segment and trying to make our destination identified and known as safe, boutique, green, hospitable…

Q: … and privately?

… finally finishing my Master’s degree …

Q: Wisdom/motto?

When life changes to be harder, change yourself to be stronger. That`s my motto.