Conventa Trend Bar is virtually coming to Istria


The last event in the series of Trend Bars 2021 will be a special one. This time, Gorazd Čad, Co-founder of Conventa will be joined by Nadja Horvatek & Ozren Grbavčić from Illustris Events. The online event will be spiced up by a live cooking show, taking place at the Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel. You certainly shouldn’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Istrian culinary delights, before visiting the destination in person this summer.

Join us on Thursday, 17 May 2021 from 15:00 – 16:30 (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: Illustris Events and Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel, and all of the novelties the destination of Istria 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.


Co-founder and Managing Director, Illustris Events

Nadja grew up in Austria, but has always had a strong tie to Istria, through her father and family background. After almost 10 years exploring ‘the world’ on various professional appointments, the time was ripe for something new, and Nadja moved back closer to her roots, setting up her own consulting business in tourism marketing and tour operating, and working from Graz and Trieste. While refurbishing her late father’s house in Istria, she got introduced to Ozren by their local fisherman, in 2014, and they soon found out that, beyond their love for good food, they had a great deal in common as far as visions and business ideas are concerned. The decision to join forces professionally was taken very quickly, and time has proved that it was a good one. The first big events came in fast, and after 5 years of successful cooperation as independent business partners, Nadja and Ozren decided to set up common grounds and concentrate exclusively on what they both do best and love most: organizing conferences, incentives and events. Illustris Events was born!

Co-founder and Head of Events, Illustris Events

At your first glance, it is obvious that Ozren is not your typical Croatian. Born in Kenya raised by a Croatian father and by a mother from Seychelles, Ozren, at a young age, is introduced to different cultures. Whilst living in Nairobi for 12 years, he finishes his studies in French, which proved to be later very significant in his life, as he now works very close to the French market. Ozren has been in Tourism for over 20 years. Working for leading tourism boards in the region and for top tourist agencies, he gains the required knowledge and contacts to later open his own company offering tailor-made experiences. Having successfully built a positive reputation and having become a reliable partner in Croatia for foreign clients, Ozren, together with business partner Nadja Horvatek, opens a new company Illustris Events d.o.o., which is specialized only in Incentive tourism, specialized gourmet and cultural tours, and Events.

The deadline for applying is WEDNESDAY, 16 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…)


  • 15:00 Introduction and presentation of speakers, Gorazd Čad
  • 15:02 Live from Motovun: Nadja Horvatek & Ozren Grbavčić, Illustris Events and their guests: Denis Ivosevic and Aldo Krizmanic, Roxanich Wine & Heritage Hotel
  • 15:35 »Marketing strategies for overcoming the corona crisis«, webinar by Gorazd Čad
  • 16:15  Questions from participants / questions from moderator
  • 16:25 Invitation to Conventa 2021

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