“Just like bedtime stories that we used to listen to as children, every event creates and shares its own story. A well-told story is an event where the narrator and the listener meet, where the participant and the speaker form a personal bond.”

Before you come to Conventa Crossover, a hybrid conference for everyone, who wants to learn, socialize and exchange ideas in an informal, relaxed environment, the organisers wanted you to meet the speakers (or storytellers as they like to call them). Don’t worry if you can’t make it to Ljubljana on 27 August 2020, you can join the conference virtually.

Ivo J. Franschitz

Owner & Managing Director of ­ENITED Business Events

Q: How are we going to organize events in the future?

Hopefully with the same and necessary professionalism. Probably with a better understanding of the bigger role our business events & live com industry can and should play on the Mar/Com playing field. Definitely in new & innovative ways and formats.

Q: What is your love story with the world of events?

It’s the people element. I am in love with starting, building and driving meaningful business relationships. It’s the “wild” knowledge I am curious about.

Q: What do you love about your job the most?

Meeting & working with people. “Teamwork makes the dream work.” I know it’s an old proverb, but I still like it.

Q: In your opinion, what is live marketing’s best advantage vs online?

The Human factor of engagement, interaction & emotion, right there and right now.

Q: What are you bringing to Conventa Crossover?

As always, my curiosity and my energy to engage.

Good friends of mine describe it differently. They say I talk too much!

Q: What do you expect from the event? 

Interesting conversations, some “Aha”-moments and good fun.

Q: Why should an attendee not miss your session?

  • Because of my Styrian accent?
  • Because we will have good & meaningful conversations.
  • Because I want to learn from the session participants.

About Conventa Crossover

The 5th Conventa Crossover, the festival of events and live marketing is moving forward in hybrid form for the first time. Despite the new hybrid form, Conventa Crossover will remain the central THINK-TANK for the meetings industry of New Europe. The live portion of the conference will be taking place from 27 to 28 August 2020 in Club CD, Cankarjev Dom Ljubljana, while the online portion of the event will be streamed on 27 August 2020 through a new online platform. All information about pricing can be found here.

Every August, Conventa Crossover transforms Ljubljana into the centre stage for leading experts in live marketing and event organisation. A place to explore, meet and create new ideas. Conventa Crossover is one of the few places where the event industry comes together to find out where the industry is heading through inspiring speakers, networking and fun. Conventa Crossover is a conference intended for event managers, creative heads, marketing experts, experts in event organisation, providers of meetings services, experts from companies, agencies, associations, tourist destinations, hotels, special venues, and everyone else from the region of New Europe who are closely related to event organisation and live marketing.

The venue; Cankarjev Dom Cultural Centre and the organisers of Conventa Crossover; Toleranca Marketing have both received the Safe & Healthy Events certification from the Slovenian Convention Bureau, ensuring health and safety will be on a high level.