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the EIGHTH selection of NEW EUROPE’S influencers

Since 2014, Kongres Magazine has been giving centre stage to the most influential people of New Europe’s meetings industry.

The selection has earned recognition from the international meetings industry due to the following reasons:

1. Kongres Magazine evaluates candidates beforehand through its partner network. All shortlisted candidates are, therefore, reviewed before the selection. Kongres Magazine’s final shortlist is, in a way, an overview of who is who in the industry.

2. With your assistance, we have developed various influencer categories that enable us to separate apples from pears and compare candidates.

3. We are democratic when creating the shortlist and meticulously check all your suggestions. If candidates meet our strict requirements, they are placed on the final list.

4. We have transparent and clear criteria that help us choose individuals. During this year, we have further improved them and added the criterion LinkedIn reach.


Our selection is not just another online voting that gives doubtable results. On the contrary, it is a thorough selection of individuals that have left their mark on the regional meetings industry. We hope you will find our list valuable the next time you organise your event. It is with pride that we can say that we have been able to create a credible list of the most trustworthy professional in 2021. Hence, our project is not a competition, rather a professional platform that we will continue evolving.

You are kindly invited to cooperate in the EIGHTH selection of NEW EUROPE’S influencers

The evaluation will take place from 10 December 2021 till 21 January 2022. The results will be announced in January 2022, whilst the influencers will be awarded at the gala award ceremony MEETINGS STAR 2021 taking place as part of Conventa (Tuesday, 22 February 2022, at 17.00).

Help us enhance the reputation and visibility of the meetings industry in 2020/2021. You can vote for your candidate via the following link:

The influencers will be announced in seven categories:

  • TOP DESTINATION REPRESENTATIVES (DMO, CVB)
  • TOP MEETING AGENCIES (DMC, PCO)
  • TOP HOTELIERS
  • TOP CATERING SERVICE PROVIDERS (CATERING PROVIDERS)
  • TOP MEETING SERVICE PROVIDERS (TECHNOLOGY, MULTIMEDIA, ONLINE PLATFORMS, ….)
  • TOP MEETING INNOVATORS (MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY,….)
  • TOP CREATIVE EVENT AND LIVE MARKETING AGENCIES

For each chosen candidate, you will have to fill out a grading scale and clarify why you believe they are an influencer. The grading scale comprises five marks (from 1 to 5); 1 meaning that you completely disagree with the statement (terrible), and 5, meaning that you fully agree with the statement (excellent). With each attribute of an influencer, choose only the mark that reflects your own opinion.

CREDIBILITY

Trustworthiness and credibility are two of the most meaningful values in event organising. The candidate is recognised as a highly credible individual within the regional meetings industry.

CREATIVITY

The candidate showcased creativity and agility in their work. Particularly during the corona crisis, they executed innovative projects.

RESULTS

The candidate achieved financial or other multiplicative results that were above average compared to the regional average.

LEGACY

The candidate left a permanent mark by working for the common good of the meetings industry. Even in COVID-19 times, they strived to find a way out of the crisis.

WOM (WORD OF MOUTH)

For each selected candidate, you can briefly state why they deserve to earn the title of New Europe’s influencer.


You are invited to cast your votes and help us award the best MEETING STARS. We thank you in advance for your votes.

KONGRES MAGAZINE
Editorial Board

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THE MEETINGS STAR 2021 AWARD CEREMONY

For the first time, awards for the Most Influential People of New Europe’s Meetings Industry 2021 will be handed out in-person, at the gala award ceremony taking place as part of Conventa on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, at 17:00 in Cankarjev dom & online. We hope you will be able to join us.