32www.c-mw.net Conference+Meetings WorldMarch 2011PHOTO RANGEConventa seizes the spaceOver 270 hosted buyers went to Ljubljana for Conventa 2011, the Slovenian ConventionBureau's major meetings industry show. The third edition of the South East Europe meetingsindustry exhibition had a new eco-friendly design; there was education via the ConventaAcademy and familiarisation tours for hosted buyers to some of the regional destinationjewels. CMWwas also showing.and now telling. Top left:Love is in the Slovenian name and the Conventa Academy was certainly all loved up. Top centre:A chance to get face-to-facedown among the apple crates. Top right:The social evening in Ljubljana Castle provided a quality networking opportunity. Middle, left:Former Reed Travel Exhibitions Group Director, Paul Kennedy, passes on some of his experience to Conventa Academy delegates. Middle,centre:There was plenty of local flavour, with Slovenian music and traditional food and drink courtesy of caterers Jezersek. Middle, right:Wooden, locally sourced fruit crates replaced rows of shell scheme for an original green backdrop to business. Bottom, left:Cooking forthe meeting masses. Bottom, left centre: Slovenia's Economics Minister Darja Radic added government support to what organisers nowclaim as South East Europe's leading meetings industry show. Bottom, right:Conventa Academy lecturers MPI Director of BusinessDevelopment EMEA Joyce Dogniez and MCI Dublin Managing Director Patrick Delaney.
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