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The 7th Conventa Crossover will return next week, combining an education-filled programme with valuable networking. Attendees can look forward to a festival celebrating innovation, where they will learn and exchange ideas. An impactful programme will see some of the industry’s biggest names.

One of this year’s highlights will be presentations by so-called Meet Busters, masters in marketing and seasoned event organisers who will share their take on pressing issues faced by the meetings industry.

Meet Busters will present numerous practical examples from their impressive careers. The lineup features:


Mark Toonen


Mark Toonen is a Dutch design native who started with bricks and ink before discovering the power of the pixel. He is always driven by the new, the fresh and the better. Mark seeks to create boldness with a commitment to simplicity and a solid story that goes down to the core of the brand and beyond the screen.


Tanja Polegubic

Saltwater Nomads

Australian-born Croatian Tanja Polegubic has extensive international travel and remote working experience. This inspired a business in Croatia which has since connected hundreds of professionals in Croatia – from Google to Antarctic employees and digital nomads from New York to New Zealand.


Manuela Šola

Komunikacijski laboratorij

Manuela is the General Manager at Komunikacijski laboratorij, one of the leading communication agencies in the region today, which she founded in 2004 and expanded its operations to Serbia a few years later. Manuela is an ambassador for female entrepreneurship and an active member of a number of business associations.


Maja Bosanac


Maja is the owner and Ecology, Ethics and Efficiency Event Manager at Eventful, an event agency based in Croatia that focuses on creating sustainable events with great social impact. Entering the world of sustainability, she saw the real effects of organizing events and decided to take matters into her own hands – be a change.


Gaja Brecelj


Gaja is the Managing Director at Umanotera, The Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable Development. What is Umanotera? A beacon of sustainable development practices. Initiators of needed change. Global awareness. Boldness. Freedom to decide and act. Cooperation. Effectiveness. Alternative thinking power. It’s raising awareness.


Meta Pavlin Avdić


Meta is the co-founder and strategic director of prvi.prvi., an agency specialising in creative sustainable marketing projects. An event planner by heart with over 20 years of agency experience, she started working in PR, developed into a content specialist of all kinds, creatively designed events of all types, and mastered team and client management.


Jakob Sterlich


Jakob Sterlich is the Head of ClimatePartner Austria, currently dedicating his time to enabling and supporting companies in taking effective climate action. In 2015, the international community decided to limit global warming to 1.5°C, because otherwise irreversible changes to the climate will make the earth increasingly inhabitable.


Yuliia Katynska

Lviv Convention Bureau

Yuliia Katynska has been working as a communication manager at Lviv Convention Bureau since 2019. During this time she has created original content campaigns for websites and social media channels. She was the initiator of the video project “Industry Talks during the war” and co-organizer of the Online marathon “GMID:United for Ukraine”.


Dejan Bogdanov

Vekol DMC

Dejan is the General Manager of DMC Vekol. He helps meeting professionals envision, design, and shape business travel experiences in Serbia. His company DMC Vekol organises business events, meeting conferences, incentive programs, team buildings, tailored tours, green meetings, accommodation, transport etc, while taking care of everything from strategy, idea, concept development, and planning to project management at the very highest level.

There are still some tickets left to attend the thought-provoking event next week. Get yours now!

Photo Credit: Marko Delbello Ocepek

From Crossover Legends to Ljubljana Talks

Among a slew of impressive speakers and Crossover icons, this year’s event will play host to several speakers attending for the premier time. These include Claus Raasted, Bo Krüger, Jordan Waid and Milena S. Nikolova.

A pivotal part of the programme will feature the awarded and iconic Ljubljana Talks hosting a special guest from the Netherlands. Aragorn Meulendijks (YOM) will delve into the future of events in the Metaverse. He will discuss and contrast his view with Jens Oliver Mayer (Jack Morton) and Mladen Ljubišič ( The conversation will be led by Jan Oršič and Gorazd Čad.

Rounding off the eventful programme are Crossover Legends, who marked the history of the event with their memorable lectures. They will attend the event in the role of mentors and provocateurs. Ivo Franschitz (Enited), Kim Myhre (Xdesign), Henrik von Arnold (Enited), Jens Oliver Mayer (Jack Morton), Miloš Milovanović (Gaining Edge) and Maarten Schram (LiveCom Alliance) are the legends coming to Ljubljana.

Photo Credit: Marko Delbello Ocepek

Attendees will have the chance to ask everything they ever wanted to know about event organising but did not dare to ask.

All curious and creative event organisers will also find out who is the proud owner of over 100 kg of Lego bricks and if we will organise concerts, trade shows and congresses in the metaverse. Participants will get an insight into organising events with a reduced carbon footprint, what LARP is, how to avoid Mr. Murphy at events and how to turn quality conferences into inspiring events. Attendees will have the chance to ask everything they ever wanted to know about event organising but did not dare to ask.

To find out more, visit Conventa Crossover’s website.

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