In-depth stories, prepared by the editorial board of Kongres Magazine. We are very proud of these stories, and they are extremely popular among our readers. The results of the researches done among congress participants received the most attention during Summer. The most-read researches were:
Kongres Magazine’s Extensive Research on Digital Communication during COVID-19
In an extensive survey we conducted in May 2020, we were interested in how well the websites of convention bureaus are optimized and how user-friendly they are.
The most impactful among the global news were articles, connected to large international trade-shows and events. They were mainly about presentations and change of formats. The absolute winner was the news regarding the type of events allowed in individual countries.
COVID-19: Which EU Countries Are Open for Events?
Organising an event in the near future? Before deciding on a host destination, check out our updated list of event restrictions in EU countries.
News from the region is the heart of our website. They are at the forefront of our portal due to their quantity. In the summer period, the biggest attention-seekers were articles about successful marketing projects, innovations and management changes.
David Pobjecky has taken on the leading role in the Bratislava Convention Bureau
At the beginning of August, after three years of successful leadership, the former Director of the Bratislava Convention Bureau, Nina Erneker handed her leading role to David Pobjecky.
Kongres Magazine has a diverse network of content partners, who send us truly interesting and useful news. The following articles were the most read:
Neuroscience: What goes on in our mind when visiting a live event?- News and Stories
What’s going on in people’s minds when they visit a live event, such as an exhibition? In a unique study, five event organisers commissioned brain research into the effect of an exhibition visit on the subconscious.
Interviews are a reflection of the times and a vital part of Kongres Magazine. The most controversial article was the interview with Juraj Holub on the future of the meetings industry. A large part of the debate on the future of events moved to social media channels, and we are particularly proud of this.
Juraj Holub: “The future of events will be virtual”
Exclusive interview for Kongres magazine with Juraj Holub, the Chief Meeting Designer at audience interaction platform Slido, with the headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia, has helped to make over 800.000 events and meetings more interactive.
FROM THE EDITOR
Articles from the editor in chief reflect the vision and opinion of Kongres Magazine on the key subjects of the meetings industry.
– How to solve the terminological mix-up caused by COVID-19?
– RHYTHM AND HARMONY: Creating good event rhythm is key
– THE PARTICIPANTS’ JOURNEY: How to create a good user experience?
– CO-CREATION: Activate your participants
– Marketing Strategies For Overcoming The Coronavirus Crisis
Among the most-read stories are the traditional congress travelogues or meetologues. Our readers access these articles through our well-accepted venue finder on our front page. Before the epidemic this year, we managed to evaluate four destinations in Bulgaria, bringing the number of evaluated destinations to 106. We are proud that our methodology is a credible source of information for event organisers.
Special venues are arguably the most popular segment of Kongres Magazine. A major contributing factor is also the venue finder, where event organisers can find over 1000 special venues. The past Summer the hits were overviews of special venues of each country.
Yet another successful season of evaluating congress hotels and conference centres for the certificate and award Meetings Star is behind us. During Summer 2020 the most-read were the following hidden guests:
– HIDDEN GUEST: Sunrose 7 – Heritage Boutique Hotel
– HIDDEN GUEST: Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel
– HIDDEN GUEST: Hotel Maribor
– HIDDEN GUEST: Congress Centre Sarajevo
– HIDDEN GUEST: Convention Centre Šibenik