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Meetings and events highlights of the recent years.

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The Conventa Trade Show (since 2007)

The Conventa is a B2B event held annually, where service providers from New Europe meet and present themselves to selected hosted buyers from Europe and beyond. The Conventa is well known for its hospitality, boutiqueness, dynamic social programme and clients of high quality.

Additionally, it has set a very good example as regards the organization of »green meetings«, which have contributed to Conventa becoming a highly successful business event with a great reputation in the region. Ljubljana Tourism has been a strategic partner since the start in 2007.

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European Cities Marketing Annual Conference 2019

Ljubljana hosted the General Assembly and International Conference of the European Cities Marketing Association (ECM) that was attended by two hundred participants from 27 countries.

Additionally, Petra Stušek, Msc, managing director of Ljubljana Tourism, was elected the president of the associationThis position will certainly allow Ljubljana to further establish itself on the map of highly successful European congress destinations.

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26th Conference of the European society of thoracic surgeons 2018

In 2018 CD Congress Centre hosted the 26th Conference of the European society of thoracic surgeons with 1300 delegates.

As this event is usually attended by experts also from countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, India, Canada, USA and South America it is actually considered a prestigious world congress among professionals.

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Episode 1: High tech or high touch?

In the first episode two hosts talked about the dilemma of LIVE vs DIGITAL events, how to innovate to get out of the crisis stronger, what kind of marketing actually works and how to use new social networks like Clubhouse to your advantage.

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Why did SITE choose Slovenia? - LJUBLJANA TALKS #24 (Kevin Edmunds)

In the 24th edition of Ljubljana Talks, Jan and Gorazd were joined by Kevin Edmunds, SITE President. SITE hosted its Incentive Summit Europe 2023 in Slovenia, and Kevin discussed how they decided to select a pioneering destination that prides itself on its sustainable approach. 

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IMEX Wrap-up with Padraic Gilligan & Boštjan Horjak | LJ TALKS at IMEX 2023

This year, Gorazd Čad, the Editor in Chief of Kongres Magazine, and Jan Oršič, the Head of Convention Bureau at Ljubljana Tourism hosted a three-day live stream during IMEX Frankfurt, talking to some of the biggest names in the industry. News and predictions from the event industry, business, tourism, neuroscience and behavioural science, the latest trends, and technologies, they covered it all. The second day ended with a wrap-up by Padraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer at SITE & Boštjan Horjak, CEO of Liberty Adriatic. 

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The current landscape of Events in Ukraine: Yuliia Katynska, Olena Pavlyuk | LJ TALKS at IMEX 2023

On the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt, Gorazd and Jan were joined by Yuliia Katynska and Olena Pavlyuk from the Lviv Convention Bureau to talk about Ukraine's events industry as it thrives amidst the backdrop of conflict. Despite the challenging circumstances, Ukraine's event organisers continue to forge ahead, showcasing their resilience and determination to bring people together.

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Where the Industry Stands and What's Next? Steve O'Malley | LJ TALKS at IMEX 2023

On the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt, Gorazd and Jan were joined by Steve O'Malley, COO of Maritz Global Events Steve O’Malley is the Enterprise Vice President & COO of Maritz Global Events. He is a past Chair of the MPI International Board of Directors (2019 &2020), helping to drive the future of the association and the industry in that role. He is a past President of the Site International Foundation and was awarded the Richard Ross Past Presidents award by Site Global in recognition of outstanding service to the incentive travel industry in 2019.

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How to achieve sustainable success? Christopher Salem | LJ TALKS at IMEX 2023

On the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt, Gorazd and Jan were joined by Christopher Salem of CRS Group Holdings LLC. Chris Salem is a Business Acceleration Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Award-Winning Author, and Radio Show Host dedicated to empowering business leaders and organizations through emotional intelligence. His book, "Master Your Inner Critic / Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity," became an international bestseller. He co-authored "Mastering the Art of Success" with Jack Canfield. He hosts Sustainable Success on Voice America Influencers Channel and Business Influencers on Tal Radio for the Touch-A-Life foundation.

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