In the Autumn of 2020, the organisers of Conventa announced the postponement of the annual trade show to the last week of August 2021. Considering the favourable epidemiological situation and the plan of easing restrictions in our part of Europe, they are confirming the joint execution of Conventa and Conventa Crossover. CONVENTA WEEK will take place from the 24 to the 27 August 2021 in hybrid form. Throughout the entire week, the team will build the vision of the regional meetings industry. Above all, they wish to see as many of you as possible in person.
Executing the event at the end of August regardless of the situation is one of the key promises. The hybrid model merges the best from the live and digital event world, enabling the organisers to swiftly adapt to the situation. Kongres Magazine talked to the co-founders of Conventa, Gorazd Čad and Miha Kovačič to gain more insight into the safe execution of the event.
“Our key organising concern is to follow necessary safety precautions to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.” said Gorazd Čad. For this reason, the organisers have acquired the certificate Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events issued by the Slovenian Convention Bureau. By doing so, they will make the event safe for both attendees and staff. However, they took it a step further. Project #SAFECONVENTA is based on recommendations of test projects across Europe, which the organisers used as an integral part of Conventa’s ten recommendations for ensuring safety.
Find out more about #SAFECONVENTA here.
THINK GLOBAL - ACT REGIONAL
The focal point of the entire week is the frequently heard paradigm: THINK GLOBALLY – ACT REGIONALLY. It is a fact that during these times we are completely dependent on the local and regional market. It is highly likely that it will stay this way for some time. Even during its greatest expansion, Conventa has remained loyal to the region of New Europe. We will be interested in whether and how we can distinguish ourselves and our region as the European California of the meetings industry.
WHAT’S ON DURING CONVENTA EXPERIENCE WEEK?
CONVENTA REGIONAL FORUM 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 from 14.00 to 15.30
Forum for SMART meeting planners after COVID-19
CONVENTA TRADE SHOW 2021
Wednesday – Thursday, 25 to the 26 August 2021 from 10.00 to 17.00
The oldest regional trade show of the meetings industry
Format: Live (possibility of online meetings)
CONVENTA CROSSOVER 2021
Friday, 27 August 2021 from 9.00 to 21.00
Festival of events and experience marketing
CONVENTA BEST EVENT AWARD 2021
Thursday – Friday, 26 to 27 August 2021
Competition for the best event in the region of New Europe
Principles of the hybrid CONVENTA WEEK 2021
The organisers of Conventa are connecting the regional meetings industry even during the current period, which forced us to accept new circumstances and adapt our modus operandi. Conventa has powered through these challenging times because it is resilient, brave, and true to its cause. The Conventa team still believes in the power of live events, which, in their opinion, cannot be replaced by any other form of communication.
As Gorazd Čad, the co-founder of Conventa, emphasised: “Professionally organised business events are, in my opinion, among the safest and healthiest forms of socialising. The organisers of Conventa will make sure that you will feel safe, relaxed and calm at the event. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to make events and the entire industry better and more sustainable.”