Despite the halt of community life, the regional meetings industry is successfully adapting. Serving as proof, are excellent projects that were chosen as finalists of the Conventa Best Event Award. The projects were selected by an esteemed international expert jury. Headlining the event will be the presentation of finalists and live voting on Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 16:30 at the online Conventa Trend Bar event. The announcement of winners of all five categories will take place on Thursday, 21st January 2021 at 15:30.

In light of the crisis, we were positively surprised by the reaction of colleagues. From 32 shortlisted projects, 21 one of them earned a place in the final. This result is comparable to pre-corona times. The preliminary selection of registered projects, and selection of finalists, is executed by the expert jury on the basis of strict evaluation criteria. Evaluation of registered works takes place throughout three phases according to the unique 80:20 model (80% votes come from the expert jury, while 20% of votes come from the audience at Conventa Crossover).

“The regional meetings industry has a bright future ahead”

Gorazd Čad, the Co-Founder of the project, emphasizes: “The competition is an indicator of the industry’s condition and enables comparison while showing the way for the future. Judging by the registered projects, the regional meetings industry has a bright future. However, the events of the future will be different, much more digitalised and hybrid.”

The finalists of the Conventa Best Event Award 2020 are:

B2B Category

1. Managing Financing and Costing of Pension System Reforms, CEF – Centre of Excellence in Finance, Slovenia

2. Black Sea & Balkans Conference World Summit 2020, Consulting Cluster Veritas, Bulgaria

3. Eles Expert Consultation, Eles d.o.o., Slovenia,

4. Stada Global Leadership Meeting 2019, DMC Vekol, Serbia

B2C Category

1. “Miss You Mom!, Bo-Live Branding, Hungary

2. Lets Rock, Fortress of Culture Šibenik, Croatia

3. Underwater art, M2Communications, Serbia

4. #PowerOfLiveEvents, Special Effects International, Visual Europe Group, Bo-Live

5. Velenje Underground, Zavod za Turizem Šaleške doline, Slovenia


1. The Fourth China – CEEC (17+1) Conference on Innovation Cooperation, M2Communications, Serbia

2. Experience Design Summit Year Zero, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria

3. Slovenian Ambassador Programme 2020, Slovenian Convention Bureau, Slovenia


1. #PARTYATHOME, Black Pony d.o.o. and FM agency d.o.o. Slovenia

2. Untouched by Light, Bruketa&Zinic&Grey, Croatia

3. #TFROMHOME, Creative Pro, Slovakia

4. Open Eyes Economy Summit, Foundation of Public Economy and Administration, Poland

5. Krakow Network Webinars, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalow, Poland

6. NT Remote 2020 ver. 1.0., MPG Plus d.o.o., Slovenia

7. NT Conference 2020 – NT Remote ver. 2.0, MPG Plus d.o.o., Slovenia

8. Webiz 8.0 Virtual Conference 2020, M2Communications, Serbia

9. MICE Business Day 2020 Virtual, Visual Europe Group, Hungary


To follow the event online, attendees must register beforehand via the following online form.

All finalists will present their projects online on Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 16:30. The event will be live-streamed from GR STUDIO 20.20 in Ljubljana. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 21st January 2021 at 15:30.


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