Conventa: Shift due to the pandemic
Conventa

Shift due to the pandemic

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Conventa is one of the few events that has been able to take place in recent years despite the Corona crisis.
Conventa is one of the few events that has been able to take place in recent years despite the Corona crisis.

The Conventa trade fair in Ljubljana will be postponed to 24th-27th August due to the current epidemological situation. The organisers have come to the conclusion that it is not possible to hold the event in the winter half-year. Thus, the event will take place in conjunction with the Conventa Crossover conference for the second year in a row. The Conventa week will be live or hybrid, depending on the coronavirus restrictions at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre.


One of the organisers’ promises is to execute the event safely. With their agility and flexibility, they succeeded both in 2020 and 2021. The organisers are planning several additional activities to the program that will take place in an online or hybrid version alongside the main event.
„Conventa is entirely adapted to the hybrid future. We could have executed the event digitally in the original term [...].“
Gorazd Čad, co-founder of Conventa

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.
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Conventa remains the focal point for meeting planners in the region of New Europe, which, in addition to sharing knowledge and experience, emphasises networking and establishing new business contacts. Conventa is the only platform of its kind in the region.

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