Photo Credit: Marko Delbello Ocepek

Between 28 and 29 August 2023, Ljubljana will host the eighth Conventa Crossover festival. The event is considered the premier and only regional event of professional event organisers and creative minds. A central part of the event is the finale of the Conventa Best Event Award competition. A distinguished 20-member international jury selected the finalists and winners.

The best projects will be presented live on Monday, 28 August. The jury evaluation will take place in person in Cankarjev dom’s Club CD. A record-breaking 37 events from 14 countries will compete for the coveted awards in four main categories: B2B, B2C, B2E and Crossover. In addition, projects will compete for six special jury awards (best event agency, best event in corporate social responsibility, best online event, best hybrid event, best sustainable event and most creative event).

The expert jury selected the finalists based on strict evaluation criteria. The three-stage evaluation takes place according to a unique 80/20 model (the expert jury contributes 80% of the votes, while the audience at Conventa Crossover contributes 20%). The organisers emphasised that they are the only competition that evaluates works this way. They introduced the evaluation to the jury and the audience a decade ago and received positive responses. This approach ensures the highest level of objectivity of the competition.

Gorazd Čad, the project founder, emphasised: “The best event award competition is a compass heralding the direction of the meetings industry. It shows which projects are game-changers and why. In addition, it showcases the most creative, original and relevant events. Furthermore, best event award competitions help event organisers compare themselves to the competition, uncovering which event agencies can host the most demanding projects.”

Photo Credit: Marko Dellbelo Ocepek

The finalists of the Conventa Best Event Award 2023

The finalists of the Conventa Best Event Award 2023 are (in alphabetical order):

B2B category:

  • Promotion of Łódź city during Routes Europe 2023, Acora Sp. z o.o., Poland
  • Appetite for Arendalsuka 2022, Appetite for Production, Norway
  • Experience Opening Stora Enso, Creative Pro, Czech Republic
  • Adria Security Summit powered by Intersec, Global Security Ltd, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Digital Labin conference, Lloyds digital, Croatia
  • Hisense East European Partners Conference, Paideia d.o.o., Slovenia
  • BUD Shape of Success Annual Awards Gala, Progressive BEX Kft., Hungary
  • What Did the Princess Say, Rekurai LT, Lithuania
  • Wishday, Rekurai LT, Lithuania
  • Audi Hungaria Tool Shop Expansion, Special Event Budapest Kft., Hungary
  • European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad EGMO 2023, St. Bernardin, Sava Hotels & Resorts, Slovenia
  • Wärtsilä’s W25 hybrid launch, Wolttigroup, Finland

B2C category:

  • Air Max Celebration Day Slovenija, bold AM Agencija, Slovenia
  • Inspired by you, Croatia Airlines, Croatia
  • 41st Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), Kenes Group, Switzerland
  • MVM Zenergia 2022, Lounge Event Kft., Hungary
  • MVM Future Talks 2022, Lounge Event Kft., Hungary
  • The Play of Fire and Lights – St. Stephens’s day Closing Ceremony, Lounge Event Kft., Hungary
  • Wine Vision by Open Balkan, M2Communications, Serbia
  • CUPRA Be the Impulse, McCann, Bosnia in Herzegovina
  • Slovakia National Day @ EXPO 2020 DUBAI, Mertel, Slovakia
  • MetalDays Festival, One Happy Turtle, Slovenia
  • Poli marathon, Perutnina Ptuj, Slovenia
  • 12th Castle Days, Public Institution: Ljubljanski grad, Slovenia
  • Opening Ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023, Ski Association of Slovenia, Slovenia
  • Online Brainiacs – the largest online quiz in the World, Taktik, Slovenia
  • Judit Polgár vs The World, Universum 8 Zrt, Hungary
  • The Velvet Dinner among the vineyards, Zavod za turizem Maribor, Slovenia

B2E category:

  • Boyden World Conference 2023, AIM Group International, Italy
  • IBM Destination Apollo, Creative Pro a.s., Slovakia
  • Triada – The lifetime cruise, Polka Travel, Poland

CROSSOVER category:

  • Prague summit 2022, AV MEDIA EVENTS, a.s., Czech Republic
  • Odpadnesh, Creative Pro (KE) s.r.o., Slovakia
  • Bynet Expo 2023, Eldan Production, Israel
  • Out of the black, GAS Communication, Italy
  • Photo exhibition “Life”, Makarska Tourist Board, Croatia
  • Texas Feels Slovenia 2023, Slovenian Tourist Board & SPIRIT Slovenia, Slovenia

Subcategories – multiple entries:

  • Appetite for Arendalsuka 2022, Appetite for Production, Norveška
  • Odpadnesh, Creative Pro (KE) s.r.o, Slovaška
  • MetalDays Festival, One Happy Turtle d.o.o., Slovenija
  • Triada – The lifetime cruise, Polka Travel, Poljska

The jury evaluation will take place in person on Monday, 28 August 2023, from 10.00 to 17.00. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 29 August 2023, during a gala award ceremony at Ljubljana Castle.

Conventa Crossover is organised by Toleranca marketing and Conventa trade show in cooperation with Ljubljana Tourism, the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Slovenian Convention Bureau.

Find out more about Conventa Best Event Award here.

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