BIG NEWS: Conventa 2021 = HYBRID

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CONVENTA IS MOVING FORWARD IN HYBRID FORM

After organising numerous virtual workshops, webinars and the first hybrid edition of Conventa Crossover, the Conventa team has proven that events can be successfully and safely carried out even in the midst of a global epidemic. 

Uncertainty, strict safety measures, limited resources for marketing and stunted airline connections are challenges that meeting planners are facing right now. Everybody shifted from international to local and regional markets, but that might not be a bad thing. Over the span of 12 years, Conventa has stayed loyal to the region of New Europe and the 13th edition won’t be any different. 

We realise that trust is key and safety is the number one priority. Therefore, we have decided that Conventa 2021 will be taking place in HYBRID FORM in order to ensure that everybody gets an equal chance to take part in the event.

We are not throwing in the towel!

It would be our dream to see all of your faces and shake hands in person, but as we all know, that might not be a possibility. We don’t want the faith of Conventa to be shaped by a tiny pathogen, so we are making a promise to carry out the event no matter what. Here are some novelties and safety measures that will be put in place at Conventa 2021.

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1. CONVENTA HYBRID
We have a solution for hosted buyers, who will not be able to attend live. A new matchmaking platform will enable them to have online meetings with the exhibitors, who will join Conventa “live” in person. Online meetings will be prescheduled the same way as live meetings.
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2. CONVENTA EXPLORE
In addition to the international buyers flying to Ljubljana, hosted buyers from 5 key destinations (Budapest, Milano, Munich, Vienna and Zagreb) will be invited to come to Conventa by bus. But this won’t be just a regular bus journey, as we will turn it into a full-fledged incentive experience with health and safety precautions in mind.
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3. CONVENTA MEET & GREET
In line with health and safety recommendations, the lunches won’t be standing self-service any more. They will be seated and will bring additional opportunities for matchmaking.

Adding value: Included in the exhibitor registration fee
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4. CONVENTA RESTART
A new project that allows exhibitors to showcase their products virtually and meet with buyers online. There will be two editions of Conventa Restart in Autumn.

Adding value: Included in the exhibitor registration fee until available spots are filled
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5. CONVENTA TREND BAR
The knowledge roadshow has moved into an online space but will continue to connect colleagues across the region. Join the new Trend Bar platform, where we will be talking about marketing strategies for overcoming the coronavirus crisis.


Adding value: Included in the exhibitor registration fee
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6. CONVENTA EXPERIENCE ZONE
We moved the trade show entrance, taking participants through the Conventa Experience Zone in Stebrna hall. The space is now perfect for providers of technical equipment and event organisation solutions that have always been part of Conventa.
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7. CONVENTA BEST EVENT AWARD
The competition for the best event in New Europe has been restructured with more event categories and easier application conditions. Live voting by the audience will take place on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 and combined with the votes from our expert jury, the winner will be selected on 20 January 2021.
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8. CONVENTA BUTLER SERVICE
In case the state of the epidemic worsens in your country, we will provide “butler service” that will allow you to meet hosted buyers online with the help of Conventa butlers, who will connect you with them. The service will be available for countries on Slovenia’s red list in January 2021.

With all the novelties in 2021, we will be able to fulfil our promise and bring:

1. A minimum of 20 quality LIVE One2One meetings with regional buyers

2. Measures to ensure your health and safety on site

3. More marketing and exposure for the same price

4. A full database of hosted buyers after the event

5. That you leave Conventa with real business contacts from New Europe


GOOD NEWS – We have extended the SUPER SAVER RATE

As we understand everyone’s struggle, we have decided to extend the lowest possible registration fee until FRIDAY, 2 October 2020.

Despite all restrictions brought by the pandemic, Conventa is a PEOPLE2PEOPLE event at its core. We will invest all of our knowledge and passion into making the 13th edition of Conventa another success. 

We hope that you include Conventa in your post-crisis strategy.

Stay safe, supportive and positive!

Gorazd, Miha & Natalija