New topics

Crossover 2020 is all about events. We will be talking about event design, marketing, experience and ROI

New speakers

Internationally acclaimed experts from the field of event organisation, marketing and meeting design

New formats

New conference formats with more authentic experiences, personal engagement and live interaction.


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Conventa Crossover draws attention to excellence in the meetings industry with an award for the best event in New Europe. The intention is to award those events that are not only innovative and creative, but also effective – those that achieve, or even exceed, their long-term communication, marketing, and business aims.

Why Attend Crossover

The best events of Europe

The most creative, innovative and also effective events will be competing for the Conventa Best Event Award.

International expert speakers

This year, international and domestic experts will guide you through exciting lectures, panel discussions and many more surprises.

Educational workshops

Practical workshops, PechaKucha presentations and elevator pitches with some of the brightest minds in the event world.

Networking and fun

Crossover is a place where creative heads meet. It is an excellent opportunity to network in the company of great food and some good old rock'n'roll.

The event's idea and design are dedicated to all formats of live marketing – marketing, triggering emotional interactions between brands and buyers, and between ideas and meetings attendees. Representatives of the best event organising and live marketing agencies from all over Europe will share their experiences and suggestions all the way from event organising to guerilla and sensory marketing.


Expert Speakers
Crazy Event Formats
Best Event Entries
International Attendees




Please note that prices bellow do not include 22% V.A.T. It will be added on the invoice.


Two-day conference attendance
  • Evening event
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch


One-day conference attendance
  • Evening event
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch


Two-day conference attendance
  • Evening event
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch


Two-day conference attendance for 4 people from the same company
  • Evening event
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch


Jens Oliver Mayer

Managing Director of Jack Morton Worldwide

Matthias Schultze

Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau

Stephanie Dubois

Event Director at SAPPHIRE NOW

Stephanie Dubois is the Program Director for SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s flagship event and a reference in the event industry. SAPPHIRE NOW is a multi-layered, cross industry, cross LoB event, and a 3-day celebration of business and technology. Stephanie Dubois took over the management of the event in September 2018.


Yemi Dele Akinyemi

Founder & CEO of JAD Productions

During his professional career, Yemi has evolved from a dancer to choreographer, director and producer. Today he is one of the most wanted creative authors – he worked for several years with American rapper and superstar Kanye West, with whom he created dozens of concerts, & tours around the globe, including shows like Saturday Night Live, or VMAs. Yemi founded and now leads creative agency JAD Productions, with which he works not only for clients such as Google, T-Mobile, or Coca-Cola, but also produces his own projects. Teniskology (a multi-day european sneaker festival), Ynspirology (an arts, music and inspiration festival focused on Generation Y) and Cycles (disruptive, highly artistic immersive theatre).

Mirna Ptiček

Art Director at Bruketa & Žinić & Grey

After more than 17 years of experience in design and more than a few awards for her work, Mirna Ptiček is still working to prove that there are no complicated projects. In reality, she has extensive experience in branding and visual communication systems, inclusive design workshops and social entrepreneurship design-led projects, as well as leading design contests and developing collaborative environments of all kinds. Through her work, she always tries to find the solution in a new way and hands-on. She also believes that creativity should rely on strategy, even though her creative processes sometimes look like a series of experiments which, if you look at her portfolio, seems to work quite well.

Saša Begović

Founding partner of 3LHD Architects

Born in Bjelovar, Croatia, 1967. Saša graduated from Architecture Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He founded 3LHD in 1994 together with Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović and Silvije Novak. During his career, Saša has led many of the firm’s award-winning projects in various typologies — public, cultural, residential, leisure, sports, and mixed-use. He has presented 3LHD’s work at universities, exhibitions, and institutions all over the world. He has been active in the academic field for the last 19 years and has been a visiting critic, workshop leader, and lecturer at various schools in Europe and U.S. such as ETH Zurich, Harvard and Northeastern University in Boston, technical universities in Vienna and Munich, among others.

Mariska Kesteloo

Entrepreneur, public speaker and founder of Word of MICE

Entrepreneur, public speaker and Past-President of Meetings Professional International in Belgium. With more than 15 years working experience in tourism and the MICE sector, she’s an authority in the industry. Passionate about influencer marketing Mariska founded her company Word of MICE in 2017. Her company connects the MICE industry with the right social media influencer, to tell the story of the suppliers in an authentic, creative and fun way within the right target audience.

Juup Laarman – de Kanter

Inspirator, facilitator, trainer and co-creator of Juups

Juup Laarman – de Kanter started her career in 1998 in a communication and events agency called &Samhoud. After two years she switched to the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences where she became a lecturer. For nearly two decades she has been teaching thousands of students about creativity, concept design and meeting design. She is a trainer in lateral thinking and creative thinking techniques at De Bono Thinking Systems and De Academie voor Innovatief Trainen. Since 2017, she has been combining her work in education with her own company Juups where she offers her skills as an inspirator, facilitator, trainer and co-creator.

Kim Myhre

Managing Director of MCI UK and MCI Experience

An intersectional design thinker, thought leader, innovation activist and brand storyteller with a unique combination of strategic, creative, commercial and international experience, Kim has a strong background in strategy and planning, creative and talent management. An action-oriented executive with a track record of winning new business, creating results for clients and driving agency growth.

Matej Filipčič

Founder of OSUM Art Association

Since 2000, Matej Filipčič has worked as director, set designer and producer on numerous of his own authorial theatre projects. In his career, he has directed and designed sets for more than a 170 corporate and commercial events for companies such as Porsche, Delo, Si.mobil, Avon, Microsoft, Lek, Ljubljanske mlekarne, Petrol, L`Oreal, Pernod Ricard, Zavarovalnica Triglav, Chopard, etc. n last two years he represents his theater work also as art exhibitions.

Angeles Moreno

CEO and Founder of Creative dots

Angeles Moreno is CEO and Founder of the Creative dots, a consultancy company specialized in Customer Experience within the meetings and events industry. She is an entrepreneur and expert in strategic event design, specifically holding the title of Spanish Director of the Event Design Collective, with an extensive experience in international markets. She also is Strategic Development Senior Advisor at MPI Europe and past MPI Chapter President for the Iberian Chapter.

Thiemo Gillissen

Founder of Fifteen Seconds

Thiemo is an Austrian entrepreneur and digital leader. He co-founded Fifteen Seconds, a global community gathering thinkers, makers and innovators at Europe’s leading festival to network, learn and get inspired. Thiemo joined the international consulting and design firm moodley as partner and managing director of the interactive team, leading a multidisciplinary team of digital specialists designing growth and transforming business for clients worldwide. Thiemo was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30.

Miro Antić

Co-founder of M2Communications

Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at M2Communications, one of the leading experiential marketing and event production agencies in the region. Since 2008 he has established several marketing and content creation companies. He is an expert in launching of premium brands and their positioning in highly competitive environments and global market as well as creator of multimedia projects and spectacular events. Miro is also the founder of NEO - New Entertainment Office, film production and creative entertainment content production company. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Austrian HR company P & P Executive Search and eminent business associations, Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) and AmCham. He supports talents in sport, arts and design.

Jeannine Koch

Director of re:publica

Since its beginnings in 2007, the tech event re:publica has become the largest European digital conference. In its 12th edition in Berlin, a total of 19,500 visitors were able to attend lectures of 929 representatives of digital culture. The specialty of re:publica is that around 50 percent of speakers in 2018 were female, what made for a unique and praiseworthy feature of the tech event that is changing the future of events also thanks to its director, who is not afraid of being openly feminist, Jeannine Koch.

Manuela Šola

General manager of Komunikacijski Laboratorij

Manuela Šola is the founder of Komunikacijski Laboratorij, one of the leading event communication agencies in the region. She has been a member of important business and expert associations, the Croatian Public Relations Association, the Croatian Employers’ Association, where she is a member of the executive committee of small and medium sized employers and on top of that a member of the Croatian Association of Advertising Agencies. She was named the ambassador of women employers under the Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors project. The Croatian Association of managers - CROMA, recognised her work and in 2009 rewarded her with the Anton Nino Cerin award for the best young manager of 2009.

Andrej Pompe

Director of BrandBusinessSchool

Andrej Pompe is the director and the spirit of international business school BrandBusinessSchool. He is also the Co-founder and partner of Formitas BBDO Pleon, marketing communication agency, which successfully attributes to the creation of the European Market communication scene and cares for excellence in communications of domestic and international brands. He is the assistant professor at the Faculty of Entrepreneurship GEA College in Ljubljana, writer of numerous entrepreneurial books, as well as guru in brands and branding, creating the first study of brands in Slovenia.

Uroš Goričan

Creative Director at ArnoldVuga+

Uroš Goričan has over 15 years of experience in marketing, branding and content production. Having previously worked as a copywriter and creative director for Pristop, Publicis Group, Saatchi&Saatchi and LUNA/TBWA he is now currently executive creative director at ArnoldVuga+ He is also a screenwriter and producer for TV, web and mobile content and has experience in media industry where he was working as a programming director for mobile and web portals for Telekom Slovenia. He combines his professional experiences from both fields for his research work in branded content as well as for strategic and creative implementations. He is the author of the thesis “Brands as Storytellers - how can storytelling help brands create content” at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership and is currently researching and developing different content formats for brands.

Rafaela Rica

CEO of Iceberg Communication

Rafaela Rica is the founder and CEO of Iceberg Communication Ltd in Albania, one of the biggest dynamic, innovative and integrated Advertising and Communications agencies in the country. Now, for almost two decades, Rafaela and her team of 22 talented energetic professionals have been the testimonials and determinant actors of tremendous changes of the industry. Starting the business at 23, she dared to challenge the mentality and become one of the rare women entrepreneurs in Albania in 1999.

Henrik Von Arnold

Senior Consultant at Enited

Henrik von Arnold has been in the event industry since 1997. His main functions have been; Team leader of Gothenburg Convention Bureau and later of Stockholm Convention Bureau, both in Sweden. Since 2014 he has been living in Vienna, Austria and taking on the job of Senior Consultant within the consultancy company ENITED Business Events. Before his time within the business events industry he had been working at the chamber of commerce and was also project manager for several main city events within the sectors of culture, sports, politics and business.

Ivo J. Franschitz

Owner of ENITED Business Events

Ivo J. Franschitz owns a Master degree in International Marketing from the Vienna University of Economics. Currently, he holds a Board member position with EMBA (Event Marketing Board Austria) and with LiveCom Alliance, as well as being an active member of ICCA and of 27NAMES. He is the owner and managing director of ENITED Business Events.

Claudia Koehler

Corporate Vice President at VOK DAMS

As Corporate Vice President, Claudia Koehler successfully coordinates the daily business of VOK DAMS. She invites you to join her at the Crossover Content Bar, where she will talk about new models for innovation at events and present the Agile Event Management book.

Stefan Kozak

Founder of CREATIVE PRO group

In 2003 Stefan founded a company focused on live & event marketing CREATIVE PRO and consequently he built diversified group of companies, called CREATIVE PRO group, with businesses present mainly on Slovak and Czech market, Hungary and Poland. In 2017 he has also included digital perspective into event and live marketing and has co-founded digital & content agency CUKIER (happy member of CREATIVE PRO group) in Warsaw, Poland. Along with managing the group and its organisations he is in charge of business development, strategic acquisition as well as specific „270 degrees live & digital marketing“ projects in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Lara Vodlan

Marketing Manager at Microsoft Slovenia

Lara Vodlan is Marketing and Communication Manager at Microsoft Slovenia and head of NT Conference. She tries to combine the best of events and digital marketing to build a solid business platform. With a rich history in culture events and many years in IT marketing, she is very experienced in combining the incompatible.

Robert Klun

Owner of Magnet design Architecture and Showrooms

After graduation, Robert Klun joined the upholstery manufacturing company KLUN AMBIENTI owned by his father. In 2006 Robert Klun was selected for president of Slovenian design association. For 7 years he was leading organization as youngest president in the history. During his professional work experience, he was invited in regional associations for Development and Economy: IDCO – Chamber of Commerce, CEED Slovenia, Serbian architectural and design organization and others.. In 2012 he established consortium under umbrella of MAGNET DESIGN studio. Within this consortium he started to support and include projects of Slovenian economy, mostly on the field of construction, wood furniture and architecture. Robert is working as an architect, designer, investor, entrepreneur in the field of real-estate, urbanism, architecture, exhibit and industrial design.

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The venue


Cankarjev Dom is a Slovenian institution, which as a cultural and congress centre presents, produces, co-produces, organises and provides cultural and artistic, congress and other events, state ceremonies, exhibitions and festivals.

Prešernova 10, SI-1000 Ljuljana


Organisers have made preliminary reservations of the rooms in hotels close to the venue.

Deadline for reservation is 31 July 2019. After this date we cannot guarantee the availability and the prices.

All prices include breakfast and V.A.T. Tourist tax (3,13 EUR / day) is not included in the prices.


Dalmatinova 15, Ljubljana (10-minute walk to Cankarjev dom)

  • Comfort Double Single Use: 120 EUR / night
  • Comfort Double / Twin: 135 EUR / night


Miklošičeva 9, Ljubljana (10-minute walk to Cankarjev dom)

  • Double room Single use: 105 EUR / night
  • Double room: 115 EUR / night


Štefanova 4, Ljubljana (5-minute walk to Cankarjev dom)

  • Double room Single use: 195 EUR / night
  • Double room: 195 EUR / night