The jury of Conventa Best Event Award has selected the finalists of the 2021 competition

Conventa Best Event Award is an annual competition that awards the best events in the region of New Europe. A competent international jury, ensuring that only top-level events make it to the final rounds of live voting, are evaluating the events. Every member of the jury makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation, and authority. Every year, the grand finale of the competition is held at the Conventa Crossover conference. The evaluation of registered events follows a unique three-level model 80:20 (80% of the votes come from the jury and 20% from the audience at the Conventa Crossover conference).


From 24 applications and 20 shortlisted projects, 18 of them exceeded the threshold and earned a place in the final. Looking back at the many obstacles and challenges that the meetings industry has had to face, the organisers are satisfied with the number of registered projects and their quality.

Gorazd Čad, the Co-Founder of the project, emphasized: “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 ahead.”

LIVE VOTING AND ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS

Finalists will be presenting their projects on Thursday, 26 August 2021 at 17:00 at the GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. Attendees will be able to support their favourite event agency by joining the live voting session and contributing to the final score. The grand finale, where the winner will be chosen will be taking place on Friday, 27 August 2021 at 18:30 in Švicarija (Tivoli Park).

THE FINALISTS OF #CBEA21

Without further ado, these are the finalists competing for the Conventa Best Event Award:

CATEGORY B2B (Business-to-Business events)

Huawei Eco-Connect Poland 2020

This project was the most important Huawei Enterprise event in Poland in 2020. It was made online and was addressed to four groups: partners, IT companies, the media, new customers.

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Bynet Friends

The goals of the Bynet Friends event were clear: to provide a respite from the situation outside (covid-19), to provide a job for the entertainment industry that sat at home, and to market the company in the best way in between lockdowns from Covid-19.

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DOK – ING Presentation of new innovative robotic system

DOK-ING is a global leader in development and production of robotic systems for special purposes. With this event they wanted to introduce an innovative robotic remote-control system for operation in extreme conditions.

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Launch of Porsche Digital Croatia

Infinum’s goal was to present Porsche Digital Croatia to the business and media community, position the newly established company as a desirable employer and strengthen its image and reputation.

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Feel Sloveni@ Business Date

Feel Sloveni@ Business Dates are virtual business tourism events, bringing together foreign tour operators (TOs) and tourist agents (TAs) with the representatives of the Slovenian tourism industry.

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“O2XYGEN” – The First HYBRID Fashion Show in the Balkans

Hybrid project “O2xygen” aimed to present the Fall-winter collection 2020/21 by paying tribute to the worldwide medical workers fighting pandemics and giving them all the attention and spotlight.

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CATEGORY B2C (Business-to-Customer events)

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With open arms at FIMP House

A beautiful house in 3D welcomed paediatricians for their annual congress, redesigned into virtual version. A simple user experience, a pleasant visual aspect, great interaction among participants, richness and variety of content.

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Secret Dinner

Secret Dinners are occasional pop-up events since 2017, for those enjoying good food and selected wines and drinks, spiced up with excitement and some secrecy without prejudice.

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Communicating serious illnesses: A series of content marketing events

A campaign was set up to create awareness about serious illnesses followed by presenting the insurance product and helping the audience get in touch with the company.

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CATEGORY B2I (Business-to-Individual events)

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HYLA World Conference 2021

HYLA World Conference 2021 was a private event for associates of HYLA International that took place from 21 to 24 June 2021 in Congress Centre Cankarjev Dom.

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December Festivities A P A R T TOGETHER

Every good team deserves a teambuilding. And every year deserves a celebration, even the year 2020. Philip Morris Zagreb & Ljubljana wished to celebrate the end of the year with their employees.

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VEKOL DHC: Introducing The World’s FIRST Destination Hybrid Company

It was the very first time in Serbia that one traditional DMC went through such a heavy business transformation and hosted a public launch of their redesign.

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CATEGORY CROSSOVER (meant for both a B2B and B2C public)

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Travelling with ICare

For the first time, a travelling hybrid educational event was realised to reach anaesthesiologists and intensivists where they work and foster knowledge exchange, education and discussion, despite the limitation to gatherings.

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World of Synergy Confluence

World of Synergy (WoS) Confluence was a sequel to the World of Synergy 2019: Inclusive Leadership conference. Due to the changing circumstances, the format of this new edition took multiple forms.

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“Inoviraj – Profitiraj”

As part of the national initiative “Promotion of Entrepreneurship”, Komunikacijski laboratorij organised the event for their client Croatian Chamber of Commerce.

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Photomath Press Event

Photomath is the most used math learning app in the world, with more than 220 million downloads. The reason for the press event was a new investment of 23 million dollars that the company got for further development.

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Zagreb Digital Nomad Week

7 days. 7 themes. Plus a 6-month global ambassador project. Zagreb held a groundbreaking event for digital nomads in June 2021, only 6 months after devastating earthquakes in 2020.

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Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence

The Dubrovnik digital nomad-in-residence (DN-I-R) program is a collaboration between the city of Dubrovnik and the global digital nomad community it hosts. It was held from 23 April to 23 May 2021.

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