Conventa, the New Europe Exhibition for Meetings, Events and Incentives, takes place from 20-21 January 2016 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. For the 8th time now, meeting industry providers meet with planners from all over the world to do business, networking, improve their knowledge and skills in the educational sessions and much more.

Seven years ago, the fair took place for the first time with the aim to position the Slovenian region in the international meetings map. Miha Kovacic, Director of Slovenian Convention Bureau and Chief Organizer of Conventa, explained that it was an ambitious plan – and a successful one:

A decade back the region of South East Europe did not feature heavily in the thoughts of the international market (…) With each passing year of Conventa, however, each trade show has contributed to the growing success of the region.

Every year, Conventa has developed more and more. Up to now, it has attracted 1,716 hosted buyers from 45 countries and 899 exhibitors from 17 countries. 21,160 billateral talks and 17,079 one2one prescheduled meetings have taken place. Other worth-knowing facts: The farthest distance a hosted buyer traveled to come to Conventa 2015 was 7,690 km.

Exhibitors as well as hosted buyers honour the show. One of the exhibitors said in 2014: “Conventa team, you know how to keep a promise and organise an event which can meet all exhibitors’ needs. Congratulations Conventa, you’ve done a great job!”

Hosted Buyers value the programme and a large number of them said that their participation absolutely met their expectations. Malgorzata Maleszewska, MICE manager of FCM Travel Express, Poland was one of them. This is what she said about her participation in 2015: “I was delighted to attend Conventa – one of the best organised events. Everything was outstanding: people, business opportunities, attractions, networking, food, wine. The highest quality in a small country. Congratulations! I will come back with my clients!”

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Your contact at Slovenian Convention Bureau:
Miha Kovačič
tel. +386 1 569 1260

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
Tel. +49 (0)931 9002 114