HYBRID CONVENTA MOVING TO SUMMER
Conventa Trade Show will once more take place in the summer, from 24 to 25 August 2022
Since the start of the pandemic, Conventa, the oldest regional MICE trade show has followed a detailed protocol for responsible event realisation that enables the project to comply with ever-changing epidemiological circumstances. In line with the protocol, the organisers of Conventa had set 10 January 2022 as the date for deciding whether or not to carry out the event. However, given the unfavourable epidemiological situation, they have concluded that organising the event in the winter term will be impossible. Thus, the event will take place in conjunction with the Conventa Crossover conference for the second year in a row. CONVENTA WEEK will take place from 24 to 27 August in live or hybrid form, depending on coronavirus restrictions.
One of the organisers’ promises is to execute the event safely. With their agility and flexibility, they succeeded both in 2020 and 2021. Conventa is among the handful of business events in the meetings industry that has not been halted by the corona crisis.
Gorazd Čad, the co-founder of Conventa, emphasised: “Conventa is entirely adapted to the hybrid future. We could have executed the event digitally in the original term. However, after discussing with partners, exhibitors and hosted buyers, the message was clear. Everyone wants a live event, where they can experience genuine human contact, and we will enable them to do so in August.”
Among the organisers’ key responsibilities is complying with necessary safety restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Hence, the organisers acquired the Safe and Healthy Meetings & Events certificate, which evolved in 2021 based on prior experiences. The updated roadmap includes numerous restrictions, including attendee testing, hygienic measures and upholding the Conventa bubble.
The organisers are planning several additional activities that will take place in an online or hybrid version alongside the main event.
January already brings a new series of Conventa Trend Bars. Further information is available at: https://conventa.si/conventa-trend-bar/.
In February, the gala ceremony of the MEETINGS STAR awards is set to take place. The best destinations, congress hotels, conference centres and influencers will be announced on Tuesday, 22 February 2022, at 17.00.
“Once a year, we have the opportunity to meet in person in Ljubljana at the festival of the regional congress industry. We will do everything in our power to keep it that way regardless of the impediments. Above all, we desire to meet in person, as personal contact is priceless,” explained Miha Kovačič, co-founder of Conventa.