Conventus Adria participated at Advantage Austria Eastern Partnership Business Forum 2018 Vienna

Austria and Croatia share more than just history, the most impressive cultural development and architectural achievements in the northern part of Croatia were made during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Now, looking into the future Austria recognizes the importance of investing into the sustainable energy technology. Advantage Austria Eastern Partnership Business Forum 2018 in Vienna showed the trends of the Energy and IT industries and how to involve the partnering countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldavia and Ukraine in successfuly integrating new technologies into their economy.

Conventus Adria met with its business partners at the Eastern Partnership Business Forum in Vienna to discuss future projects that will involve Croatia as the destination for hosting projects for Austria trend members as a partner country.

Introducing our friends to the potential and atractiveness of Croatia and welcoming them at future conferences and meetings is what Conventus Adria finds is of key importance for a successful long term development of Croatia.

New business partnerships are formed at MICE Business Day 2018 Budapest

Because Hungary is the neighbouring country of Croatia they have a long interconnected history, most notably during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As the MICE industry is developing so does Conventus Adria recognize the importance in connecting with trusted business partners from the neighbouring countries like Hungary in offering high-end tailor made programs for our guests arriving from distant and close destinations that want to experience the best of each country in the shortest amount of time.

Budapest was in November 2018. home to the event MICE Business Day organized by Turizmus Ltd. and the Hungexpo Co.Ltd. that showed just how charming and diverse the Conference and Incentive offer of Hungary is, from the prestigious cultural programs to the stylish “ruin bar” events of Budapest, eventful river ship cruises, the magnificent lake Balaton, beautiful green wineyards, themed parks like the one of the largest Labyrinth parks in the world, providing possibilities for a rich and unique program that complements the Croatia offer perfectly.

It was a pleasure to meet with friends from Skål International Hungary & Budapest at the MICE Business Day 2018 – with the President & International Councillor Péter Jávorkai and his colleagues György Darázs and Atilla Hesz of Skål International Hungary & Budapest, and to have a discussion about future MICE projects in Hungary and Croatia.

Touching upon Budapest in general, it is a place of breathtaking historic architecture like the Royal palace, Hungarian State Opera House and the Parliament at the Danube river. In contrast it is also home to the vibrant nightlife and clubbing scene in the “ruin bars” district. Adding to that are other interesting places like the Palinka museum that has a modern take on the famous Hungarian spirits drink, the horse riding shows and gala events at the prestigious hippodrome estate, and an overall fantastic cuisine offer in various elegant restaurants across the city where excellent service and the Austro-hungarian heritage really shine.

The Conventus Adria team is really looking forward in the joint projects with the Budapest Underguide Experience factory team and our other Hungarian colleagues to welcome our guests wanting to enjoy truly amazing experiences that only Hungary and Croatia can offer together.

Conventus Adria PCO DMC becomes the exclusive partner of The Partnership Destination Business Solutions for Croatia

The USA based The Partnership Destination Business Solutions and Conventus Adria PCO DMC from Croatia recognized the importance of strengthening the bonds between the two MICE markets as Croatia is every year becoming an increasingly popular destination with the countries of North America.

Located at the heart of Europe and at the most beautiful part of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia invites with its natural wonders found in the 1100 islands and 8 National parks, pleasant Mediterranean climate, charming places with rich historical heritage to discover, authentic eno and gastro experience, and truly amazing MICE program selection.

All of Conventus Adria is excited to welcome new friends from North America through The Partnership and to show them what makes Croatia a spectacular destination.

About The Partnership:

THEPartnership is committed to service excellence. Our Master Service Agreement, crafted with the guidance of professional meeting and incentive travel planners in the USA and Canada addresses all the items that are critical to success. Our culture of constant care and attention to detail combined with our over-riding concern for a heart-felt welcome to guests ensures the complete satisfaction of the stakeholder.

Our common denominator is the special bond that exists between us, meaningful personal relationships built slowly over time, in some cases over more than twenty-years, so that no matter where in the world your program might take you, with THEPartnership you are at all times working among friends who have your interests at heart. No matter where, or when, or how big or how small the program, we genuinely care and we’ll never lose sight of the most important partner of all – you, our customer.

Conventus Adria was exhibiting at the Partance Summer Workshop 2018 in Paris

France has in the last couple of years recognized Croatia as one of the most popular and important destinations for its MICE tourism segment. That is why Conventus Adria was present at the Partance MICE Workshop June 2018. in Paris – to introduce French business partners with the unique beauty of Croatia and the possiblities for organizing demanding and one of a kind MICE programs of all sizes.

The Adriatic sea with its breathtaking and diverse coastline and 1100 islands paired with the authentic gastronomy, state of the art conference offer and exciting sea and continental incentive programs will provide a truly memorable experience.

 

We opened the doors to yet another key Western Europe MICE market and are truly enthusiastic about the future business relationship with France.

 

Come with us on a journey along the Croatian coast

Conventus Adria management went on a roadtrip to the most popular coastal MICE destinations in Croatia to meet with the business partners that provide a truly high-end experience whether its the hotels and resort accommodation, venues for organizing large scale events, restaurants with authentic culinary specialities, National parks and natural wonders, famous historical attractions or adrenaline activities on sea and land.

 

Town Opatija

We started our journey by visiting the coastal town Opatija, that with its impecable Austrohungarian architecture, green surroundings and mediterranean climate instantly makes you feel relaxed. The beautiful Hotels Milenij, 4 Opatijska cvijeta and Grand hotel Adriatic successfully combine all the best traits of Opatija and offer fantastic possibilities to organize a demanding conference or incentive travel experience in a pleasant atmosphere.

 

Region Istria

Our next visit was to the most northern part of the Croatian coast which is the peninsula consisting of the charming inland towns atop the hills like Motovun and Grožnjan famous for their truffles and high quality white wine home produce.

Moving to the coast we visited the charming historical town Poreč and boarded the ship to the breathtaking Valamar Isabella island Resort – the island itself is comprised of newly renovated hotels, villas and a castle that with its beautiful open and diverse green spaces and beaches offer numerous options in organizing a truly spectacular events and projects. Shortly after, we visited the hotel Diamant on the coast of Poreč, to get a better look into its MICE capabilties, and with its numerous large conference halls and nearby hotels it can successfully host large and medium sized conferences.

After that we made our way to the Lim fjord, famous for its shellfish specialities and boat rides to the nearby coastal towns – one of them is town Rovinj full of rich historical heritage and architecture. In conjunction with the modern hotels like Lone and Eden it offers a wide variety of possibilities for a spectacular MICE project.

Our next stop was the town Pula, most famous for its Roman Amphitheater that is an ideal place for organizing large concerts or gala events.

 

Town Zadar

We continued south along the Croatian coast to visit the town Zadar – its sandy beaches, mediterranean climate, nearby National parks combined with the eventful historic Old town offers something amazing for every guest. Its hotels, the modern Falkensteiner Iadera and the newly renovated Borik, are an ideal choice for a memorable incentive trip or medium sized conference projects.

 

Town Šibenik

Going further along the coast we made a visit to the pictoresque Resort Crvena luka, located near town Šibenik. What sets it apart is the untouched nature where it is located – crystal clear sea, beautiful sandy beach and the pine tree forest. Aside from that the resort offers diverse accommodation options whether its the spacious hotel rooms or the nearby apartments, while for the MICE segment there are numerous options whether its the events space on the beaches or the conference halls in the hotel.

Next was the tour of the Old town Šibenik that, with its massive historic forts that now serve as spectacular venues, gave us a great insight into the possibilities for organizing large gala events and unique MICE projects. Complementing that offer are the Amadria Park Šibenik Hotels & Resort which with its newly built conference center can organize the most ambitious conferences in Croatia, while the D-Resort Šibenik is a great choice for incentive travel groups.

 

 

City Split

We made a stop at the largest coastal city in Croatia – Split. It is famous for the ancient Diocletian palace positioned in the city center surrounded by sea, beaches, mediterranean climate and the nearby sunny islands Hvar and Brač.

Hotel Le Meridien Lav that is located there complements it perfectly with its large and contemporary conference halls, charming gala event spaces and a harbor for event ships – that is why an unforgetable and special event experience is guaranteed.

Located a bit to the south is the town Omiš that, with its fascinating stone cliffs and river Cetina, offers a great sightseeing trip to experience activities like kayaking and mountain climbing and is also famous for its specific gastronomy specialities.

 

Town Dubrovnik

On the way to the most southern part of Croatia a visit to town Ston was mandatory and there are many reasons for that – first, there is the Ston saltworks that with its traditional way of producing salt makes it top quality, then there are the imposing Ston walls, in length second only to the Chinese wall, and lastly the natural oyster production that Ston is famous for – because of the favourable unique climate and water composition they are regarded as the best in the world. We are thankful for the great insight into all the hard work that goes into making the oyster cultivation perfect from mr. Sveto, the owner of Vila Koruna and oyster production in Ston.

We finally arrived to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, and the most famous destination in Croatia. The Old city that we were greeted with has centuries old history – from the imposing stone walls to the historical buildings and venues, the natural wonders and the Elaphite islands surrounding it, makes all of this Dubrovnik truly spectacular.

There we made our way to the Importanne Hotels and Resort to discover the latest in the MICE segment offer – on the coast of Dubrovnik with the newly built Royal Palm hotel and the high-end conference center complemented by existing beautiful surroundings, open sea view and the hotels Royal Princess, Royal Palm, Ariston and Neptun the Importanne resort can organize the most demanding and exclusive MICE projects.

Our next destination was the Valamar Riviera Dubrovnik Hotels and Resort, located on the coast with a beautiful beach, charming spacious green areas and parks suitable for large complex MICE projects. The newly renovated hotels President and Argosy together with the modern hotel Lacroma represent the high-end MICE offer of Dubrovnik – with a large conference center hall suitable for more than a thousand participants and with the supporting restaurants, outdoor and indoor event spaces a truly spectacular event is guaranteed.

At the end of our trip we visited the charming Konavle region near Dubrovnik to experience the authentic way of living that is present there and where a lot of activities for Incentive events or tours are available. The beautiful pictoresque nature complements the historic architecture and traditional folklore, such a place is the restaurant Konavovski dvori where we sat near the river to enjoy the sound of the river waterfall and taste a traditional meal prepared “Under the bell”.

Our amazing experience along the Croatian coast reminded us just how diverse and spectacular Croatia is whether its the natural wonders, state of the art Hotel MICE offer, fantastic gastronomy or the exciting activities and discovery tours, and that is why we would be truly honored to be able to have you as our dear guest and show you Croatia in person.

Conventus Adria was at IMEX Exhibition Frankfurt 2018 and WeAreDevelopers Congress Vienna 2018 – expanding the business strong in all segments

@ IMEX Frankfurt 2018 – The worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events

 

Conventus Adria in partnership with Skal International was exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, the leading Meetings & Incentive Travel Exhibition in the World. The place where the biggest names of the MICE Tourism meet is where Conventus Adria developed great relations with many new high profile business professionals while maintaining strong bonds with existing valued partners for organisation of large international projects in Croatia and the neighbouring countries.

Through Skal International Annual Meeting at IMEX Frankfurt 2018, the CEO of Conventus Adria Alan Racic met with some of the most respected figures of the Global Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry including the Founder and Chairman of IMEX Group Mr. Ray Bloom, the CEO of Skal International Mrs. Daniela Otero Calvo and Skal International former World President Mr. Nikola Racic, with key members of Skal Club Frankfurt – the President of Skal Club Frankfurt Mr. Thomas Döbber-Rüther, Vice President of Skal Club Frankfurt Mr. Woldemar Mühlenkamp, the honorary President of Skal Club Frankfurt Mr. Hans Jürgen-Thien and many other dear Skaleagues and friends from all around the world.

IMEX Frankfurt 2018

IMEX Gala Dinner 2018

Frankfurt

 

@ WeAreDevelopers World Congress Vienna 2018

 

During one of the largest IT congresses in the world WeAreDevelopers Vienna 2018, Conventus Adria was taking part in the newest trends of the Information Technology Industry. Discussion was held with some of the most prominent IT figures about the trending topics and key points of interest including Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and how they will affect businessses in the future.

There CEO of Conventus Adria Domagoj Perkovic met with leading international IT experts and valued partners to find out more about the new posibilities to expand and integrate the IT services of Conventus Adria and to promote Croatia with the neighbouring countries as new and exciting destinations ideal for unique large scale IT projects and conferences.

Through enthusiasm and combined efforts of Conventus Adria members and their global key partners the doors have fully opened for doing high end international business of the Conference, Incentive, Meetings and Events Industry in Croatia and the countries of Alps-Adriatic region.

Conventus Adria Co-Founder & CEO Alan Račić becomes a member of Skål International, Zagreb Club in Croatia, April 2018.

In April 2018. Conventus Adria Co-Founder & CEO Alan Račić officially became a member of Skål International, Zagreb Club in Croatia.

This important moment will positively impact and further strenghten the business relationship between Conventus Adria and its international key partners interested in doing high profile MICE projects in Croatia and its neighbouring countries.

 

About Skål:

Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, promoting global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business Among Friends.

The first Club was founded in 1932 in Paris by travel managers, following an educational tour of Scandinavia. The idea of international goodwill and friendship grew and, in 1934, the “Association Internationale des Skål Clubs” was formed with Florimond Volckaert as its first President, who is considered the “Father of Skål”.

Skål International today has approximately 15,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout over 90 countries. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain.

Congress organization New York 02-2018

Conventus Adria participation at SMU International 2018, New York, February 2018.

At the SMU International 2018. in New York at the beautiful 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Conventus Adria held numerous successful meetings with key business partners from USA and Canada. The raise of awareness about the attractiveness of the Adriatic region and the possibilities for organizing high-end MICE projects, with Croatia as the leading destination in the region, is of extreme importance to the long term business growth between Conventus Adria and its valued partners across the Atlantic.

Aside from that, members of Conventus Adria had an exciting program at the Welcome Reception on Ellis Island, Educational sessions at 1 Hotel, Gala dinner at the newly redesigned Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge and a great time exploring New York.

NEW YORK

ELLIS ISLAND WELCOME RECEPTION

SMU INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK 2018

New York visit, Dec 2017

Conventus Adria held during its visit to New York in December 2017. successful meetings with representatives of tourism industry and media of USA and New York. Among the mentioned meetings we would especially emphasize the attendance of Conventus Adria CEO Alan Račić as guest of New York Skål Holiday Luncheon.