MEET THE JURY

INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FROM THE FIELD OF EVENT ORGANISATION

All submitted entries will be evaluated by a jury consisting of international experts from the field of event organisation. The jury consists of 17 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 organizational board of the Conventa Best Event Award.

Miro Antić

Partner / CXO M2Communications, Serbia

Miro Antić is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at M2Communications, one of the leading experiential marketing and event production agencies in the region.

Davor Bruketa

Co-owner and Creative Director of Bruketa&Žinić&Grey, Croatia

Davor Bruketa is the co-owner and Creative Director of Bruketa&Žinić&Grey OM advertising agency. He is a permanent member of the New York Cresta Awards jury and was also the first jury president of the London International Awards coming from Southeastern Europe.

Patrick Delaney

Managing Partner at SoolNua, Ireland

With his business partner Pádraic Gilligan, Patrick Delaney is Managing Partner at SoolNua, a boutique consultancy firm working in the Meetings and Events industry. Patrick worked in hotels in Ireland, Canada as well as Bord Failte’s Hotel Advisory Service. He also led the sales and marketing for the Irish Tourist Board.

Stephanie Dubois

Director, Global Events SAP, France

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.

Luca Favetta

Board Member of the World Tourism Forum Institute International Council

Luca Favetta recently served as Regional Business Director EMEA at PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), one of the world’s largest network of Business Events Strategists, where was responsible for developing PCMA Brand and Educational Services in the EMEA Region. With 30+ years of Corporate Events experience, Luca has previously served as Senior Director Global Events and Programs at Hewlett-Packard International as well as Senior Director Global Events EMEA at SAP SA.

Ivo J. Franschitz

Founder & Owner of ENITED Business Events, Austria

Ivo is the owner & Managing Director of ENITED Business Events GmbH. Since 1999, he has been involved with a number of national and international educational institutions and sharing his experience and knowledge through a variety of speaking engagements. 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 27NAMES.

Jose Garcia Aguarod

Founder of the Eventoplus Group, Spain

Jose is the founder of the Eventoplus Group of event and MICE related publications and events. He is an entrepreneur, trainer and speaker. Jose has been fully dedicated to the events and MICE industry for the last 18 years, as an organiser, as a final client and as a professional media publisher.

Jan-Jaap In der Maur

Owner-moderator at Masters in Moderation, The Netherlands

Jan-Jaap is the owner-moderator at Masters in Moderation. He is a firm believer that a carefully selected moderator-facilitator will make meetings more effective, more fun and definitely more worthwhile. His dream is to raise the standard of meetings worldwide, by providing them with the best moderators.

Claudia Koehler

Corporate Vice President of VOK DAMS worldwide, Germany

As Corporate Vice President, Claudia Koehler successfully coordinates the daily business of VOK DAMS Events + Live-Marketing company, together with CEO Colja Dams. Before joining VOK DAMS, Claudia Koehler was in the telecommunications industry and PCO business, where she gathered experience on impressing customers.

Boris Kovaček

Executive director Weekend Media Festival Pepermint, Croatia

Boris Kovaček is the Co-owner of Pepermint, responsible for managing agency projects as well as conducting business operations. He is executive director and co-owner of the Weekend Media Festival as well as Project Manager at the World Handball Championship, the European Water Polo Championship, Terraneo Music Festival, Asian Beach Games 2010.

Stefan Kozak

Founder, managing director at CREATIVE PRO, Slovakia

Stefan Kozak is the founder of CREATIVE PRO, a live & event marketing company, which developed into a diversified group of companies, called CREATIVE PRO group focused on the Slovak and Czech market. He is in charge of business development, strategical acquisition and specific ‘live marketing’ projects.

Jens Mayer

Managing Director of the Jack Morton Worldwide's German Offices, Germany

Jens Mayer has built his career helping brands build strong relationships with the people that matter most to them, through live and digital marketing. He leads Jack Morton Worldwide’s (JMW) offices for the German-speaking market and has more than 20 years of experience in the brand experience industry.

Angeles Moreno

Founder & Managing Partner the Creative dots, Spain

Angeles is an internationally recognized expert in her field. She has 20+ years of professional experience, 18 years as entrepreneur, 16 years dedicated to her own event management company. Her constant search to continue evolving and learning has taken her to specialize in Customer Experience, Human Centered & Behavior Design and launch the specialist consulting firm the Creative dots.

Christian Mutschlechner

Former Director of Vienna Convention Bureau, Austria

Christian Mutschlechner is one of the leading figures of the international meetings and events industry. He has over 40 years of experience in this field and has been the CEO of the Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB) for 27 years. He has also been president of the European Federation of Conference Towns and ICCA.

Kim Myhre

Founder and Managing Partner of Experience Designed

Kim Myhre is the Founder and Managing Partner of Experience Designed, a strategic advisory and creative ideas agency that applies purpose-led design principals to create transformative brand experience strategies. He is an experience designer, consultant, speaker, guest lecturer, writer, creator, innovation activist and brand storyteller.

Boštjan Prijanovič

Managing director and partner New Moment Ljubljana, Slovenia

Boštjan is the managing director and partner at New Moment Ljubljana, part of a regional network in the Adriatic region. He is a columnist in Media Marketing, a founder of coaching company BP Komunikacije, and occasional blogger and guest lecturer at FDV and EF Ljubljana.

Melinda Rebrek

CEO/owner of Pirana Productions, Slovenia

Melinda started her career as a casting manager back in the far ’80s and worked her way up in TV, film and events production freelancing for various clients. A few years ago has embraced independency with Pirana Productions. Also, Zvereene Institute was established with a bunch of dedicated individuals and Ljubljana Fashion Week was born, going on strongly ever since.