Conventa Crossover Festival Reveals 2023 Finalists


From August 28th to 29th, 2023, Ljubljana will host the eighth Conventa Crossover festival. The event is considered the premier and only regional event of professional event organisers and creative minds.

One big part of the event is the finale of the Conventa Best Event Award competition. A group of 20 experts from different countries chose the best projects from 37 finalists.

Gorazd Čad, the project founder, emphasised: “The best event award competition is a compass heralding the direction of the meetings industry. It shows which projects are game-changers and why. In addition, it showcases the most creative, original and relevant events. Furthermore, best event award competitions help event organisers compare themselves to the competition, uncovering which event agencies can host the most demanding projects.”

Here are the projects that made it to the finals in alphabetical order:

B2B category:

  • Promotion of Łódź city during Routes Europe 2023, Acora Sp. z o.o.
  • Appetite for Arendalsuka 2022, Appetite for Production
  • Experience Opening Stora Enso, Creative Pro
  • Adria Security Summit powered by Intersec, Global Security Ltd
  • Digital Labin conference, Lloyds digital
  • Hisense East European Partners Conference, Paideia d.o.o.
  • BUD Shape of Success Annual Awards Gala, Progressive BEX Kft.
  • What Did the Princess Say, Rekurai LT
  • Wishday, Rekurai LT
  • Audi Hungaria Tool Shop Expansion, Special Event Budapest Kft.
  • European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad EGMO 2023, St. Bernardin, Sava Hotels & Resorts
  • Wärtsilä’s W25 hybrid launch, Wolttigroup

B2C category:

  • Air Max Celebration Day Slovenija, bold AM Agencija d.o.o.
  • Inspired by you, Croatia Airlines
  • 41st Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID), Kenes Group
  • MVM Zenergia 2022, Lounge Event Kft.
  • MVM Future Talks 2022, Lounge Event Kft.
  • The Play of Fire and Lights – St. Stephen’s Day Closing Ceremony, Lounge Event Kft.
  • Wine Vision by Open Balkan, M2Communications d.o.o.
  • CUPRA Be the Impulse, McCann d.o.o.
  • Slovakia National Day @ EXPO 2020 DUBAI, Mertel s.r.o.
  • MetalDays Festival, One Happy Turtle d.o.o.
  • Poli marathon, Perutnina Ptuj
  • 12th Castle Days, Public Institution: Ljubljanski grad
  • Opening Ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Planica 2023, Ski Association of Slovenia
  • Online Brainiacs – the largest online quiz in the World, Taktik d.o.o.
  • Judit Polgár vs The World, Universum 8 Zrt
  • The Velvet Dinner among the vineyards, Zavod za turizem Maribor

B2E category:

  • Boyden World Conference 2023, AIM Group International
  • IBM Destination Apollo, Creative Pro a.s.
  • Triada – The lifetime cruise, Polka Travel

Crossover category:

  • Prague Summit 2022, AV MEDIA EVENTS, a.s.
  • Odpadnesh, Creative Pro (KE) s.r.o.
  • Bynet Expo 2023, Eldan Production
  • Out of the black, GAS Communication
  • Photo exhibition “Life”, Makarska Tourist Board
  • Texas Feels Slovenia 2023, Slovenian Tourist Board & SPIRIT Slovenia

There are also subcategories with multiple entries:

  • Appetite for Arendalsuka 2022, Appetite for Production
  • Odpadnesh, Creative Pro (KE) s.r.o
  • MetalDays Festival, One Happy Turtle d.o.o.
  • Triada – The lifetime cruise, Polka Travel

The experts will carefully evaluate the projects on August 28th, 2023, from 10:00 to 17:00. The winners will be announced on August 29th, 2023, during a special awards ceremony at Ljubljana Castle.