The annual award for the best event in the region of 'New Europe'


Organisers of mind-blowing events are once again invited to enter the competition that will acknowledge the best in the event business, Conventa Best Event Award. The award has become an integral part of the Conventa Crossover conference, which will be taking place in its 5th edition from 27 to 28 August 2020 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The brochure includes all the information about CBEA 2020 in PDF form.

Tell your event's story to the world

Don’t let your groundbreaking events go unnoticed. Get the recognition you long for and deserve. Show you, colleagues, why you are the best at what you do!

What's new in 2020?

As most live events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we would like to give a chance to those, who plan on carrying out events after August 2020. You can now apply with your project in two separate stages.

Deadline for Semifinal 1:
17 JULY 2020

For projects that were carried from 1 January 2019 to 17 July 2020. The finalists will be announced at Conventa Crossover from 27 – 28 August 2020.

Deadline for Semifinal 2:
11 DECEMBER 2020

For projects that were carried from 1 January 2020 to 11 December 2020. The finalists will be announced one day before Conventa Trade Show 2021 and will go straight into Live Voting.

How to apply?

First step: Registration

Please use the on-line registration form bellow, select the Best Event Award entry fee and preferred way of payment. The fee for registering one entry to the competition include participation of one representative at Conventa Crossover 2020 conference and the Final Award Ceremony.

Second step: Submission of materials

When the registration is submitted, you can enter the details about your event and all materials. Deadline for submission of materials is: Semifinal 1: 17 JULY 2020 and Semifinal 2: 11 DECEMBER 2020


In addition to the 3 existing categories; B2B, B2C, CROSSOVER, we are opening a new category for VIRTUAL EVENTS.
  • Best Corporate Convention / B2B
  • Best Trade Show / B2B
  • Best Incentive /B2E
  • Best Product or Service Launch / B2B
  • Best Educational Event / Training / B2B
  • Best Association Conference, Congress / B2C
  • Best Sports Event / B2C
  • Best Music Event / B2C
  • Best Cultural Event / B2C
  • Best Non-profit Event / B2C
  • Best Festivals / B2C

Open to events demonstrating an original idea that’s big and brave, meant for both a B2B and B2C public.

  • Webinars
  • Virtual Conferences
  • Hybrid Events
  • Webcast
  • Virtual Trade Show


Reputation of the competition

With entering your event into the competition, you will increase your reputation among the clients and the professional public.

Since 2009, the organizers of Conventa together with the editorial board of Kongres Magazine have been selecting the best meeting destinations, hotels and convention centers. The Meetings Star Award is the oldest such recognition in the field of the meetings industry. This year the winners of Meeting Star Awards will also be joined for the fifth time by the winner of the best event in 'New Europe'. We thoroughly analysed your wishes and requirements and in front of you is a new model of the competition for the Conventa Best Award, which for the second year will be an integral part of the Conventa Crossover conference.

Credibility of the jury

A competent international jury, ensuring that only top-level events make it to the final rounds of live voting, will evaluate your event. Every member of the jury makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation and authority

Presentation of all the registered events

Presentations of the projects will take place in two parts, giving your event amazing exposure. Projects from Semifinal 1 will be announced and presented at Conventa Crossover from 27 – 28 August 2020. Projects from Semifinal 2 will be presented at Conventa Trade Show 2021, the most prominent regional trade show on 19 January 2021.

Promotion of the best events

The best projects will be presented in the September’s issue of the Kongres Magazine. The awarded projects will additionally get promoted over social networks, e-newsletter, and press releases.

Conventa Best Event Award Brand

The quality label/badge which will provide an easier promotion for the registered organizers. The clients as well will receive the badge/label.

Conventa Best Event Award Winners

The winner from each of three categories will receive:
- Registration fee for one person for participation at Conventa Crossover 2021
- The right to use the 'Best Event Award' symbol.
- Conventa Best Event Award statuette



The jury will choose the finalists in two rounds and they will be announced on two separate dates:

Finalists for events in 2019/2020 - 18 AUGUST 2020
Finalists for events in 2020 - 18 DECEMBER 2020

The jury consists of 14 members who participate and have equal votes in evaluating the submitted entries. Every member of the jury makes their decision individually on the basis of their expert knowledge, reputation and authority. Each member also has the right to raise objections and questions, as well as an obligation to explain the scores given when evaluating entries to receive the main award. The work of the jury is planned and monitored by a representative of the organisational board of the Conventa Best Event Award.

Which event became the best of New Europe in 2019?