Danica Banjevic, Director, Montenegro Convention Bureau
What does Conventa mean to you?
Conventa is a small, but a rather dynamic show. It is a place where you can meet industry colleagues from the region, as well as many interesting event organisers. You can also enjoy Slovenian specialties and a diverse event programme.
Can you share a memorable experience from Conventa that is hard to forget?
There are so many. The 2nd meeting of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe was held during a Conventa. The members of this Alliance are national convention bureaus and since then two meetings annually are organized, bringing together people who are extremely dedicated to their work and are doing their best to strengthen the cooperation between convention bureaus and to solve joint problems collaboratively. On the other hand, during the last Conventa, I won the Conventa Hall of Fame Award, which is a big honour.
Conventa is celebrating 10th jubilee in the upcoming year. What is Conventa’s message to the MICE industry?
My message to the MICE industry in the region is that we have to continue to work together, support each other and help grow the unique image of this region.
How do you see the impact of Conventa on the region?
I am glad that such a meeting place for the industry members from our region exists. I am even more pleased that event organisers who are already interested in our region attend Conventa regularly. Conventa already has its place as one of the mandatory events in the MICE event calendar. On the other hand, Conventa needs to continue to raise awareness about MICE tourism among the representatives of regional economies.
If Conventa were a dish, what would it be and why?
A good, well-balanced broth. A mixture of many different, but tasty ingredients.