The most-read interviews with the region's meetings industry professionals

During the pandemic, Kongres Magazine conducted a series of interviews with regional meetings industry professionals, who shared their thoughts on the future of events, if hybrid events will replace live events and how the pandemic has changed the industry irrevocably. The question that sparked debate was: High Tech or High Touch?

Below are the most-read interviews since the start of the pandemic.


Ivan Burazin: “Every crisis leads to change and leaves space for tremendous growth”

Interview with Ivan Burazin, Chief Developer Experience Officer at Infobip and Founder of Shift.


Vesna Vlašić Jusupović: “The meetings industry is heading right where it’s supposed to”

Interview with Vesna Vlašić Jusupović, Managing Director at McCann Sarajevo on the future of the meetings industry.


Dejan Bogdanov: “An event is the mirror of a company”

Interview with Dejan Bogdanov, General Manager of DMC Vekol. Dejan helps meeting professionals envision, design, and shape business travel experiences.


Inese Lukaševska: ”Events are unique instruments that provide unlimited options”

Interview with Inese Lukaševska, Founder at LUKA AGENCY on her vision about the meetings industry and its future.


Rafaela Rica: “Nothing beats the importance of face to face events”

Interview with Rafaela Rica, the Founder and CEO of Iceberg Communication Ltd in Albania on her opinion regarding the significance of live events.


Gundega Skudriņa: “An event tells the glorious story of human relations”

Interview with Gundega Skudriņa, Creative Director at Creative Association “Skudras Metropole”.


János Fazakas: “I want to crowd surf at some dirty punk concert”

Interview with János Fazakas, International Sales Director at Visual Europe Group. János is an experienced international sales director.


Mary Kirillova: “Events have always been the best tool for building trust”

Interview with Mary Kirillova, Managing Director at Baltic-Nordic Event Forum. Mary Kirillova is the CEO of Baltic Event Industry Club.


Tomislav Zeljko: “The future will be a balance between two ends”

Interview with Tomislav Zeljko, Event Manager at Bruketa&Žinić&Grey on his opinion on live and hybrid events.


Jaka Gornik: “It is vital that companies stay in touch with their clients“

Interview with Jaka Gornik, founder and CEO at FM Agencija. Jaka Gornik is one of the most recognizable representatives of the regional meetings industry.

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