Conventa Trend Bar 2021 hosted by Ljubljana Tourism


The Conventa Trend Bar project has become an important support pillar of the Conventa brand. It is a knowledge roadshow that has been travelling across cities of New Europe for the past 4 years. Each Trend Bar is hosted by a different destination, providing its own special flair, hospitality and speakers. This means that no two Trend Bars are the same. They have been hosted by over 20 different destinations.

The goal of the event is to connect creative, open-minded individuals, share knowledge and help form new friendships. Because of the current epidemiological situation, we were forced to move the sharing of knowledge and networking into an online space.

What is the new season bringing?

New topics, new destinations and new connections. The autumn season of Conventa Trend Bar will be all about making the meetings industry better. Together we will define a new role for the meetings industry after the coronavirus crisis. We will talk about new ideas and perspectives on what events of the future will look like. The aim of upcoming Trend Bars is to encourage key stakeholders to develop new business models and to change how they do business.


The meetings industry, like other creative industries, carries great social power and responsibility. Events are not only and exclusively an economic impact generator, creating revenue, stimulating investment, and opening up new job opportunities. They also foster the development of new technologies and science, connect international leaders with local experts and promote the development of local companies and professionals. Let’s make events smarter, greener, and more responsible.

Join us on Thursday, 28 October 2021 from 15:00 – 16:15 (CET)

On 28 October 2021 at 15:00, Gorazd Čad, Co-founder of Conventa, will be joined by Jan Oršič, Head of Convention Bureau at Ljubljana Tourism and Jaka Gornik, CEO of Confiva to talk about how to make events smarter, greener, and more responsible. You are warmly invited to register for the free online event that will equip you with new knowledge and give you a fresh perspective on the state of the meetings industry.

Trend Bar programme:

  • 15:00: Introduction and presentation of speakers, Gorazd Čad
  • 15:02: Destination video
  • 15:05: Presentation of the destination (Jan Oršič, Head of Convention Bureau at Ljubljana Tourism) 
  • 15:20: How to make meetings industry better AC/BC webinar by Gorazd Čad with guest speaker Jaka Gornik, CEO of Confiva
  • 15:50: Questions from participants/questions from moderator
  • 16:00: Presentation of Ljubljana Manifesto 
  • 16:15: Closing

The deadline for applying is WEDNESDAY, 27 October 2021. NUMBER OF AVAILABLE SPOTS IS LIMITED.

An interesting, fun, and educational online meeting awaits, hopefully inspiring you and equipping you with the right tools for overcoming the crisis. The workshop is free of charge, intended for complete beginners as well as expert meeting planners.

Conventa Trend Bars are perfect for:

  • organisers of corporate, sales and social events
  • hotels, congress centres, special venues, event agencies
  • tourism employees, who deal with business guests on a daily basis (restaurants, local tourist organisations, cultural sights…)

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