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The most-read stories from Kongres Magazine in 2021

Kongres Magazine’s category Featured News saw a diverse selection of topics addressed in a turbulent 2021. The main topics stirring heated debates this year were sustainability, hybrid events, The Meetings Star Award Competition and Conventa’s hybrid plans for the future.

Below are the most-read featured stories of 2021.


Meetings Star Award 2020: Best Convention Centres

Since its inception, the Meetings Star Award (Congress Star) has become a recognisable trademark inside the meetings industry.

VOK DAMS publishes Success Factors of Hybrid & Digital Events White Paper

The learnings from 439 digital and hybrid events are summed up in the whitepaper “Success Factors of Hybrid & Digital Events”.


The Most Influential “Creative and Live Marketing Event Agencies” of 2020

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


Meetings Star Award 2020 Winners Announced

The Meetings Stae award is awarded by Kongres Magazine and Conventa to the best congress destinations, hotels and congress centres in New Europe.


Organisers of Dutch Initiative “Back To Live” Share Groundbreaking Results

Fieldlab research in April 2021 showcased that indoor seated events should be able to take place at 50% occupancy without social distancing.


Why You Shouldn’t Miss Conventa Trend Bar New Europe

CONVENTA TREND BAR NEW EUROPE, an online educational event will equip you with practical tools and knowledge for overcoming the corona crisis.


Why Cyprus? Rediscover the destination at Meet in Cyprus 2021

With Cyprus open from Spring 2021, the organisers want to remind you of their famous Cyprus hospitality; and share what is new and exciting in the destination.


Winners Of Conventa Best Event Award Paving The Way For The Future

The 21 finalists and winners of the competition for the best events in the New Europe region have again proven how resilient the industry is.


Regional experts that are a true source of inspiration

As you might have heard, Conventa, the B2B tradeshow traditionally held live in Ljubljana, was rescheduled and took place from 25 to 26 August 2021.


The Most Influential “Meeting Innovators” of 2020

The list of influencers was viewed by a record number of 9.430 readers, while 2.606 of Kongres Magazine’s readers cast their votes.


#HYBRIDCONVENTA The first hybrid edition of Conventa Trade Show

For the first time since its inception, Conventa Trade Show took place in the summertime – from 25 to 26 August 2021.


Five years of Ljubljana, the Green Capital of Europe

The title of Green Capital of Europe 2016 has greatly strengthened the visibility of Ljubljana around the world and put the city on the maps of leading sustainable and innovative cities.


Amazing WRC Weekend in Croatia

Without a doubt, WRC is an exceptional project in terms of organisation. The organisers have announced that the media promotion alone is worth 40 million euros.


#ACTREGIONAL Conventa strengthens its regional focus

The organisers of Conventa Trade Show often emphasize that hosted buyers are the heart of their events. The corona crisis has not changed that.


The Future of Trade Fairs and Exhibitions

The research conducted by Livecom Alliance has shown that the exhibition industry was affected the most out of all sectors of the meetings industry in Europe.