The 9th selection of New Europe's Influencers

The results are in! The voting for the most influential people of New Europe in 2022 has come to a close. Now in its ninth edition, the two-phased selection ended with online voting. The list of influencers was viewed by a record-breaking 5937 event organisers, while 1611 cast their votes.

This year’s selection has shown a balanced ratio between male and female candidates. Thus, among 242 candidates, 48,15% were female representatives, and 51,85% were male nominees.

The selection of the Most Influential People of New Europe has earned recognition from the international meetings industry through Kongres Magazine’s partner network. Only individuals who meet strict criteria are placed on the list. Each candidate is segmented into various comparable categories. That is one of the reasons why the selection has become a credible and professional platform.


The nominees are evaluated based on clear criteria on a scale from 1 to 5:

1. CREDIBILITY: Trust and credibility are two core values in event organising. The candidate is recognised as a highly credible individual in the regional meetings industry.

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

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

4. 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.

We would like to sincerely congratulate the winners and all of the nominees on their impressive achievements.

TOP 10 Most Influential Sustainability Advocates 2022

1. Nika BRUNET MILUNOVIČ

FINAL SCORE: 4.87
Metal Days
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikabrunet/

 2. Gaja BRECELJ

FINAL SCORE: 4.75
Umanotera
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaja-brecelj-1629308/

3. Jakob STERLICH

FINAL SCORE: 4.69
ClimatePartner
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakobsterlich/

4. Sarah SOMMERAUER

FINAL SCORE: 4.66
The Ocean Race
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-sommerauer-322003116/

5. Nika TAVČAR

FINAL SCORE: 4.64
Umanotera
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nika-tav%C4%8Dar-9638bba8/

6. Milena S. NIKOLOVA

FINAL SCORE: 4.52
BehaviorSMART
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milena1827/

7. Meta PAVLIN AVDIČ

FINAL SCORE: 4.51
Prvi Prvi
https://www.linkedin.com/in/meta-pavlin-avdi%C4%87-418927135/

8. Manca JURCA

FINAL SCORE: 4.43
Climatepartner
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manca-jurca/

9. Ladeja GODINA KOŠIR

FINAL SCORE: 4.41
Circular Change
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ladeja/

9. Maja BOSANAC

FINAL SCORE: 4.41
Eventful
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maja-bosanac/

10. Jana APIH

FINAL SCORE: 4.38
Goodplace
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-apih-1b593624/

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THE MEETINGS STAR 2022 AWARD CEREMONY

The awards for the Most Influential People of New Europe’s Meetings Industry 2022 will be awarded at the gala award ceremony taking place as part of Conventa on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, at 19:00 in Gallus Hall in Cankarjev dom. We hope you will be able to join us.