PROGRAMME 2020

LIVE & ONLINE

Attending online?

In addition to the live-streamed programme, online attendees will be able to access pre-recorded content.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

TIME AND PLACE

09:00 - 09:10

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

MODULE

WARM UP

Warm up session with the moderators; Gorazd Čad and Mojca Černelč Koprivnikar.

STORYTELLERS

Gorazd Čad

Moderator

Mojca Černelč Koprivnikar

Moderator

09:10 - 10:00

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

CROSSOVER TALKS

Two 18-minute keynote presentations followed by an engaging debate.

Stephanie Dubois

Event Director at SAPPHIRE NOW

SAPPHIRE NOW: THE STORY IS THE DRIVE - How multinational corporations take on event organisation

Colja Dams

CEO, VOK DAMS worldwide

"From Virtual Events to Hybrid Events"

10:00 - 10:15

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

IGNITE SESSION

A 5-minute presentation, where the presenter must use 20 slides, which auto-advance every 15 seconds. The session will be followed by a short discussion.

Boris Kovaček

Co-owner of Pepermint

We had to change in order to stay alive

10:15 - 10:50

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

PANEL DISCUSSION

Crossover Let's talk Future: ONLINE VS LIVE

Five provoking speakers from leading international event and marketing agencies talking about the future of our industry. Will the future be virtual or will we go back to meeting in person? Are live events really a thing of the past? Find out in this exciting panel discussion.
More panelists coming soon...

Juraj Holub

Slido

Matej Rus

Venture Factory, PODIM

Ivo J. Franschitz

ENITED

Janez Kopač Lebar

MPG Plus Slovenia

Pedja Marković

M2Communication

10:50 - 11:15

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

COFFEE BREAK LIVE

NETWORKING 1

Meet smarter - Have a coffee with someone you don't know

COFFEE BREAK ONLINE

Make yourself a cup of coffee at home and listen to pre-recorded content available for ONLINE ATTENDEES during this coffee break.

11:15 - 12:00

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

CONTENT JOURNEY LEGENDS

Two 18-minute talks followed by an engaging debate.

Barbara Neuhofer

Head of Experience Design at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

"The future of experience design for the events industry"

Mladen Ljubišič

CEO of TRASOL Creative Travel Solutions

"Virtual reality: New reality for events industry?"

12:00 - 12:40

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

FACE2FACE

The leading regional meetings industry experts from associations and agencies will go head to head in an exciting Face2Face discussion.

ASSOCIATION EVENTS

Jan Oršič

Ljubljana Tourism

VS

Sabina Otoničar

University of Ljubljana

ONLINE EVENTS

Janez Kopač

MPG Plus Slovenia

VS

Lara Vodlan

Microsoft Slovenia

CORPORATE EVENTS

Boštjan Prijanovič

New Moment

VS

CLIENT

INCENTIVE EVENTS

Boštjan Horjak

Liberty Adriatic

VS

CLIENT

12:40 - 13:00

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

POST-CORONA ELEVATOR PITCH

The participants will be divided into 4 groups and guided through the creation of an innovative elevator pitch adapted to the post COVID-19 client/buyer.

13:00 - 14:00

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana / Park Europa

LUNCH BREAK LIVE

NETWORKING 2

Creative lunch break in open kitchen format and an excellent chance to network.

LUNCH BREAK ONLINE

Grab a bite of your favourite food at home and listen to pre-recorded content available for ONLINE ATTENDEES during this coffee break.

14:10 - 15:15

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

CROSSOVER TALKS

Three 18-minute keynote presentations followed by an engaging debate.

Jens Oliver Mayer

Managing Director of Jack Morton Worldwide

"How tech, UX and data will drive creativity"

Zsófia Dobos

Co-founder and managing partner of Bo Live

My future is live

Martin Rauam

Creative Director & Partner at JOLOS

ONLIVE by Jolos

15:15 - 15:35

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

CONVENTA BEST EVENT AWARD FINALISTS

Presentations of finalists in SemiFinal 1 of Conventa Best Event Award 2020.

15:35 - 16:00

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

COFFEE BREAK LIVE

NETWORKING 3

Meet smarter - Ask me anything

COFFEE BREAK ONLINE

Make yourself a cup of coffee at home and listen to pre-recorded content available for ONLINE ATTENDEES during this coffee break.

16:00 - 16:45

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

CROSSOVER TALKS

Two 18-minute keynote presentations followed by an engaging debate.

Matthias Schultze

Managing Director of the German Convention Bureau

"What’s next in the constantly changing business events industry?"

Ivo J. Franschitz

Owner & Managing Director ­of ENITED

"Are you SMART (enough) for the future?"

16:45 - 17:15

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

PANEL DISCUSSION

Crossover Let's talk Future: RESTART OF DESTINATION MARKETING

Five engaging panelists will be talking about drastic changes on the global meetings market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. How can destinations adapt their marketing? How to prepare communication that raises a destination’s reputation during and after a crisis?
More panelists coming soon...

Gernot Marx

Head of Salzburg Convention Bureau

Romana Vlašič

Head of Convention Bureau and International Markets Development, Dubrovnik Tourist Board

Teodora Jilkova

Managing Partner of Veritas Real Solutions

Miha Kovačič

Director of the Slovenian Convention Bureau

Petra Stušek

Managing Director of Ljubljana Tourism

17:25 - 17:40

CD-Congress Centre Ljubljana

& ONLINE

CROSSOVER OUT OF THE BOX

A relaxed 30-minute chat with an unconventional speaker that will bring a new perspective into the world of events.

Rok Golob

Composer, producer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist.

Universal language of music and events

17:40 - 18:30

SECRET GARDEN

INTERACTIVE CONTENT BARS IN SECRET GARDEN

Questions you always wanted to ask?
"The Things I Wish I Knew Then"

Žiga Novak

Founder of the Walnut Grove Group

VIRTUAL TEAM BUILDINGS - WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS, REALLY?

Niko Slavnić

Founder of THE Slovenia

"Grow With The Flow"

Truth or Dare of your business online!

18:30 - ∞

CD Zen Garden

Music - Art - Innovations

BORING MEETINGS SUCK

Networking in the Zen Garden with DJ Crossover

Friday, 28 August 2020

WORKSHOPS, Hotel Slon Ljubljana

10.00 – 13:00

WORKSHOP 1 by

Martina Merslavič

CEO of Sistem 2

OWN THE ROOM: Winning the attention of your audience

At this interactive and fun workshop participants will learn simple techniques that will help them win the attention of their audiences and build authentic connections - making their content stick.

WORKSHOP 2 by

Jaka Gornik

CEO of FM Agency

EXPERIENCE DESIGN Workshop

An event agency and a ticketing company felt the need to refocus. Together they created a Slovenian based solution for online events. Their new product is Confiva, an online event environment and streaming platform.

In the workshop you will find out where in the process of event organization this platform fits in, and how to use it for your event. Together with the presenter, you will walk through the platform and create an imaginary event.

WORKSHOP 3 by

27Names

Live Communication Network

How to create an authentic "ONLIVE" experience?

“ONLIVE - discovering new frontiers. Re-think and re-define your event space.”

Ivo Franschitz will be joined by his colleagues from 27Names to present best pratice examples.

WORKSHOP 4 by

Gorazd Čad

CEO of Toleranca Marketing

MOVING FORWARD: Latest trends in the meetings industry