The last Conventa Trend Bar of 2022 hosted by Budapest, Hungary


Are you looking for a way to turn around your business practices and start organising smarter, greener, and more responsible events?

If the answer is yes, we have an exciting (and free) online event in store for you that will equip you with new knowledge and give you a fresh perspective on the state of the meetings industry. It’s also the perfect opportunity to find out more about the host destination; Budapest, Hungary. This will be the last Trend Bar of the 2022 season.

Join us on Thursday, 7 April from 10.00 – 11:15, when Gorazd Čad, Co-founder of Conventa, will be joined by Anna Békefi and Gabriella Szemán from the Hungarian & Budapest Convention Bureau.

Together with Jaka Gornik, CEO of the Confiva platform for online events, Gorazd will talk about how to make events smarter, greener, and more responsible. You are warmly invited to register for the free online event.

About Anna BÉKEFI

Managing Director, Hungarian & Budapest Convention Bureau

The focus of Anna Békefi’s professional career has been tourism product and organisational development in the fields of cultural, inbound and active tourism, as well as the meetings industry. As an executive within a local government structure, she and her colleagues created an exemplary tourism model. She later became president of the local Tourism Association and was involved for many years in the work of the Budapest Tourism Roundtable.

About Gabriella SZEMÁN

Association Sales Manager, Hungarian & Budapest Convention Bureau

The importance of association congresses is crucial in terms of sharing knowledge and passing on intellectual heritage. Gabriella has many years of experience in event organising and provides support for non-healthcare associations.

What is Conventa Trend Bar?

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 will I learn?

After an insightful destination presentation by a local host, Gorazd Čad, Co-founder of Conventa, will be joined by Jaka Gornik, CEO of Confiva to talk about how we can start organising events that future generations will be proud of. You will learn how to create exceptional 365/24 experiences, transform your story into an event, and cut no corners when it comes to content while keeping sustainability at the forefront.

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.

Trend Bar programme:

  • 10:00: Introduction and presentation of speakers, Gorazd Čad
  • 10:02: Destination video
  • 10:05: Destination presentations – Why Hungary? Why Budapest?, by Ms. Anna Békefi and Ms. Gabriella Szemán
  • 10:20: How to make meetings industry better AC/BC webinar by Mr. Gorazd Čad with guest speaker Mr. Jaka Gornik, CEO of Confiva
  • 10:50: Questions from participants/questions from moderator
  • 11:00: Closing

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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