Slovenia Convention & Visitors Bureau is successively moving on in the international MICE as well as the tourism market. After the successful Conventa Crossover, SCVB is presenting the country at different exhibitions and projects and is showing its success in various fields.

Veitshöchheim/Germany, November 9, 2016 – Conventa Crossover, a new international conference dedicated to the future of MICE and tourism marketing, was held from August 29 – 30, 2016 in Hotel Lev in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  This “out of the box” conference ensures a deepened personal engagement, a more authentic experience and live interaction with the speaker by offering different programme formats.

And the upturn continues: Being an exhibitor at IMEX Frankfurt regularly, this year, the team also presented itself for the first time at IMEX America, that took place from October 18-20 in Las Vegas. Along the Slovenian Convention Bureau, 5 Slovenian meeting suppliers presented Slovenia as potential meetings and events destination: the Convention Bureau of Tourism Ljubljana, Union Hotels, Kompas DMC, Intours DMC and Conventa. The Slovenian representatives had scheduled more than 100 appointments with some of the top international buyers.

As usual, you can find the Slovenian Convention Bureau at ibtm in Barcelona, from November 29 until December 1. The three-day event delivers a focused business environment, innovative and cutting-edge education sessions and a range of networking opportunities for exhibitors, hosted buyers and trade visitors. You can visit the SCB at stand i20.

Another sign that Slovenia is gaining international recognition is that the new UEFA president is a Slovenian: Aleksander Čeferin, President of the Slovenian Football Association, was elected. In his first press conference as UEFA President, Čeferin stated that he would strive for transparency, by introducing term limits for key UEFA officials and establishing a compliance committee to monitor the association`s governance. Aleksander Čeferin’s work with the Slovenian Football Association has significantly improved the large scale facilities and accommodation, which is helping to make Slovenia an appealing destination for sports. The Slovenian Tourist Board will be placing a big emphasis on sports tourism in 2017. Over the past few years, considerable investment has been made in a wide range of facilities including winter sports training, new cycling routes and new football training grounds.

In the tourism sector likewise, Slovenia is on the move. In September, ITB Berlin announced that Slovenia will be the Convention & Culture Partner of ITB Berlin 2017. David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin: “With Slovenia, we are delighted to have secured a young and emerging country as the Convention & Culture Partner in 2017”. Majda Rozina Dolenc, director of the Slovenian Tourist about this honour: “Slovenia is Europe in miniature. We are an example of how, as a small country, it is possible to strategically expand in the global tourism market by promoting quality and sustainability. ITB Berlin is an important platform for showcasing our country to a broad international audience.”

Slovenia doesn’t stop: Next year, from 18-19 January, the 9th CONVENTA will take place in Ljubljana for the 8th year in a row. More than 100 major hotels, venues, DMCs and incentive providers from all over Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey will exhibit at the fair.

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 110