Conventa Experience – Inspiring the future of events with international experts and gurus

The end of August is once again reserved for Conventa Crossover, the central event for experiential marketing and event management professionals. It will take place in Cankarjev dom from August 28th until August 30th, 2019 and connect more than 150 event organizers and buyers, project managers, and marketing creatives. During these three days, we will present the hottest topics in the field of event management. The versatile program will take the form of inspired workshops, fire talks with the leading professionals and a rich accompanying program.

The fourth Crossover, known for its relaxed concept that encourages mingling, networking, and informal learning, is hosting numerous international gurus of innovation in the fields of marketing and event management. One of the many exciting guests is Saša Begović, who is part of the team, which is changing the way hotel and congress venue managers think. Saša Begović is one of the most renown architects in the world and the numerous awards he received for his work are proof. In addition to working at his architecture bureau 3LHD, he is also a guest lecturer at various European and American universities, including Cornell University.

At the event, Saša will host a short lecture on how superior design and architecture influence the success of hotels and event venues. He will lead us through the definition of new luxury and the pressing topic of combining exquisite architecture with functionality. Additionally, the co-creator of the magnificent stories of Hotel Lone and Grand Park hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, will explain the benefits of integral collaboration of different creative industries in such projects.

The lecture will be especially interesting for architectural fans, all creatives and event managers, who are interested in the fierce and unforeseeable, along with hoteliers and new hotel project developers.

The finalists of the Conventa Best Event Award 2019 are known

This year the organizers have received a record breaking 39 submissions for the Conventa Best Event Award 2019, of which 26 submissions fulfilled all the competition criteria.

Such an incredible interest testifies to the slow but steady rise of the regional event planning industry and its break into the international waters. We are very pleased with the high standard of the submitted pieces, as our international expert jury selected 20 finalists, who will compete for the title of the best event in the region on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Cankarjev dom.

The participating companies and agencies entered events, which took place between July 15, 2018 and July 15, 2019 and piqued the interest of the field professionals by their ingenuity and execution.

All the eligible submitted events were evaluated by our esteemed international jury, based on their innovativeness, creativity, execution, results, excellence in communication and the use of sustainable practices.

The jury members for Conventa Best Event Award 2019 are:

Angeles Moreno, MPI Europe

Christian Mutschelchner, Vienna Convention Bureau

Claudia Kohler, Vok Dams

Davor Bruketa, Bruketa & Žinić & Grey

Elling Hamso, Event Roi Institute

Ivo J. Franschitz, Enited

Jan-Jaap In der Maur, Masters of Moderation

Jens Mayer, Jack Morton Worldwide

Jose Garcia Aguarod, Eventoplus

Kevin Jackson, Livecom Magazine

Luca Favetta, Professional Convention Management Association

Melinda Rebrek, Pirana Productions

Patrick Delaney, Soolnua

Stefan Kozak, Creative Pro

The evaluation of the disclosed events is set up according to the three-stage, 80:20 voting principle, which means that the jury contributes 80% of the votes, while the Conventa Crossover participants contribute the final 20% of the votes at the event. This way we ensure that truly the best events in each category win.

The Conventa Best Event Award 2019 finalists in three different categories are:

Finalists in the B2C Category

European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC) 2019, MPI Netherlands
Istra Inspirit, IRTA d.o.o., Croatia
Launch of Axe Throwing Europe – Sekiromet®, Escape Room Enigmarium, Skupina Orehov Gaj, Slovenia
Nike Air Max Launch, FABulatorij d.o.o., Slovenia
Run For The Oceans, CREATIVE PRO (CZ) s.r.o., Czech Republic
World Tunnel Congress 2019, AIM Group International, Italy

Finalists in the B2B Category

100 Years of Unior (A century of excellence for next Millennium), Agency Novelus d.o.o., Slovenia
Coca Cola Kick-off & Annual Party, M2Communications, Serbia
IBA Welcome Party, AIM Group International, Italy
Shaping Memories – The Chedi Luštica Bay Grand Opening, M2Communications, Serbia
SIW 2019 – Slovenian Incoming Workshop, Slovenian Tourist Board, Slovenia
Talks inspired by HB Reavis, Creative Pro a.s., Slovakia
The Citroen Berlingo Saga, Agency Promo d.o.o., Slovenia
This Changes Everything, New Moment, Slovenia
Western Balkans Digital Summit, M2Communications, Serbia

Finalists in the Crossover Category

Adris 44Cup & Grand Park Hotel Rovinj Gala Opening, MAD PROPS d.o.o., Croatia
European Food Summit, Jezeršek Gostinstvo d.o.o., Slovenia
Future Tense, Komunikacijski laboratorij d.o.o., Croatia
Future Now, Creative Pro a.s., Slovakia
World of Synergy: Inclusive Leadership, Eventnika d.o.o., Slovenia