On 14th December 2020, the annual voting for the most influential people of New Europe concluded. The list of influencers was viewed by a record number of 9.430 readers, while 2.606 of Kongres Magazine’s readers cast their votes.
Since 2014, Kongres Magazine has been giving centre stage to the most influential people of New Europe’s meetings industry. When we prepared our first-ever list of influencers, Kongres Magazine’s guidance was the following mindset. Would you decide to build a house without an architect or professional construction workers? The price you would have to pay for the amateur approach would be significant. Likewise, this applies to the event organisation, one of the fields of expertise, where everyone seems to be an expert.
Thus, at the Kongres Magazine they’ve decided to set structured criteria and requirements for nomination. Their list of influencers differs from similar competitions, as nomination has to come from a third party and not candidates themselves. They want the influencer list to be of help when you start organising events again, serving as a trustworthy directory of MICE professionals. This project is not a competition, but a serious platform that you can rely on. All nominees that were part of the voting process are presented in alphabetical order below.
TOP 5 DESTINATION REPRESENTATIVES 2020
(with the highest number of votes)
Sevda ALIYEVA, Azerbaijan Convention Bureau
Anna BÉKEFI, Budapest Convention Bureau
Miha KOVAČIČ, Slovenian Convention Bureau
Igor KOVAČEVIĆ, Serbia Convention Bureau
Jan ORŠIČ, Ljubljana Convention Bureau
Congratulations to Miha Kovačič, the director of the Slovenian Convention Bureau, all the winners and the nominees on their impressive achievement and pledge to further develop and evolve the project in the following years.