Conventa Trend Bar hosted by Carinthia Convention Bureau


Conventa Trend Bar is a knowledge roadshow that travels around the region of New Europe and helps people create better events. Trend Bars are workshops, where meeting industry experts share their experiences, talk about innovations and discuss future strategies. Until we can meet live again, the educational events will remain online.

Join us on Thursday, 6 May 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30 (CET)

Learn how to adapt to the new pandemic reality, find out more about an interesting host destination and establish new contacts, even if it’s just through your laptop screen. We invite you to join our new platform that has already connected over 600 colleagues. Your attendance will be a perfect opportunity to meet the host: Carinthia Convention Bureau, Austria, and all of the novelties the destination has in store for you in 2021. The second part of the Trend Bar is a webinar, where Gorazd Čad, CEO of Toleranca Marketing and Co-founder of Conventa will be talking about a very trending topic: How to adapt your marketing strategies and exit the coronavirus crisis.


Gorazd Čad will be joined by Markus Strutz, Sales manager at Tourismus Region Klagenfurt am Wörthersee and Maximilian Krainz, Sales manager at Carinthia Convention Bureau.

Maximilian Krainz: “Change your Perspective”

Introduction to the MICE strategy of Convention Carinthia including the partner regions and the four columns of our brand: Working with a vision, slow food, borderless spaces, assuming responsibility

Maximilian has studied Tourism-Management at the University of Applied Science in Vienna. After graduation he started to work in the hospitality business (sales): Locations Vienna and Dubai, UAE (roomz hotels, motel one, Hilton). Currently he is responsible for the Convention Carinthia, managing projects like: developing future strategies for the MICE market Carinthia – Hybrid Solution support, Market research, target market & marketing measures for Carinthia).


Markus Strutz: “Everything possible – almost…”

Markus will present a new destination video, talking about a young business traveler – a typical hipster man, who spent a few days in Klagenfurt……

After finishing his studies at the Tourism School in Krems a.d. Donau, Markus started to work as a cruise director assistant at the DDSG (Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaft). He continued his career at the Austrian National Tourist Office and later on as a tour operator. Currently, he is responsible for the Tourismus Region Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (Sales manager & assistant of the management), working on developing future strategies for the MICE market in Klagenfurt – Hybrid Solution support, market research, target market & marketing measures for Klagenfurt)

The deadline for applying is WEDNESDAY, 5 May 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…)


10:00 Introduction and presentation of speakers, Gorazd Čad
10:02 Destination video
10:05 Presentation of Kaernten Convention by Maximilian Krainz
10:20 Presentation of Klagenfurt for meetings & incentives by Markus Strutz
10:35 »Marketing strategies for overcoming the corona crisis«, webinar by Gorazd Čad
11:15  Questions from participants / questions from moderator
11:25 Invitation to Conventa 2021

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