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At this years' Conventa awards for outstanding achievements in the meetings industry Ljubljana was awarded the Meeting Star award for the best meeting destination in South East Europe, while the entry into the "Conventa Hall of Fame" was awarded to Barbara Vajda, Director of the Ljubljana Tourism.


Meeting Star Awards

For the second year in the row, Kongres Magazine called a tender for Meetings Star awards for outstanding contributions in the field of marketing communication of destinations, congresses, events and meetings industry suppliers in South East Europe.

Meeting Star award for the best meeting destination in South East Europe went to Ljubljana. The international jury ranked Ljubljana first among the 25 convention cities in the region, followed by Graz and Zagreb on the second and third place. Ljubljana's best features, in opinion of the jury, are its location, well-developed conference facilities and additional services.

The accompanying analysis places the Ljubljana among convention destinations most suitable for medium and small meetings (up to 2,500 participants). The most important among its rival cities in that category are Zagreb, Belgrade, Prague and Budapest.

Grand Hotel Union Executive won the premium city meetings hotel of the year award. The Grand Hotel Union is the largest hotel conference centre in the capital of Slovenia. Its state-of-the-art conference area includes 21 halls with a total area of 3,150 m2. Over 700 events are being organized through year. The hotel provides outstanding cuisine and has an excellent offer for receptions, business lunches, gala dinners and other important functions.

Conventa Hall of Fame

With the award "Conventa Hall of Fame" organisers each year reward an individual who, with his extraordinary and invaluable efforts, made his mark and affected the development of the meetings industry.

This year's recipient of the award and entry into the "Conventa Hall of Fame" is Barbara Vajda, who as the Director of the Ljubljana Tourism has been co-operating strategically and has had an operational role in the development of Conventa and the promotion of Ljubljana as a convention destination.

For more than 25 years, Ljubljana has been active in the field of international meetings and is one of the leading convention destinations in South East Europe. Convention Bureau Ljubljana actively and successfully promotes the destination and within the "Ljubljana Strategic Bidding Team" is connecting key players at the capital city level.

In the past year, Ljubljana has made major steps towards the integration and co-operation in the international promotion of Ljubljana as a convention destination. At the same time, Conventa has become a central marketing event of the Ljubljana Convention Bureau, which ensures a proper place and role in the promotion of convention activity in Slovenia and South East Europe to the trade show.

For more information please visit the Conventa official website.