Slovenia Meetings on the road again

Workshop France, Paris, September 2020
Workshop France, Paris, September 2020

After a few months’ break, the Slovenia Meetings team attended a fantastic MICE workshop in France in person. In early September 2020, the Slovenian Convention Bureau showcased Slovenia and its seven amazing partners, various providers of MICE services in Slovenia at the networking event in Paris.

At the beginning of September 2020, the Slovenian Convention Bureau, in co-operation with the Slovenian Tourism Board and a spirited partner, French MICE agency Partance, organised and held a specialized workshop in Paris intended to present Slovenia to a French community of experts in the MICE industry. The main theme of the event was “Back to School” which was symbolically linked to the activation of the industry.

For the past couple of years, the Slovenian meetings industry has been recording a growing number of business guests from France, in part due to the good flight connections between the two countries, which makes France a market with a large potential for growth in terms of Slovenia and business tourism. Therefore, the Paris workshop set the necessary grounding for expanding existing connections.

More than 50 top French meeting planners participated in the event where they had the chance to find out more about the opportunities for organizing events of various sizes in Slovenia. Seven Slovenian partners presented their range of congress services, hospitality, and DMC programmes, and offered an informative insight into the wide range of options that Slovenia can provide for the organization of various business meetings, events, congresses and incentive experiences.

The participating partners from Slovenia were: The Ljubljana Convention BureauBernardin Hotels by Sava Resorts & HotelsLifeClass HotelsHotel Kempinski PortorožSava Hotels Bled by Sava Resorts & HotelsBohinj ECO Hotel, and Intours DMC.

Slovenia Meetings Team at the event in Paris, September 2020
Slovenia Meetings Team at the event in Paris, September 2020“

After a few months’ break, attending an event in person, contributed to the positive outcome of the workshop. The numerous new business contacts made by the two representatives of the Slovenian Convention Bureau at the event promise further growth of the Slovenian business tourism industry, which will be further upgraded through additional planned marketing activities for French clients in Slovenia and in France.

We look forward to welcoming French event planners and groups in Slovenia, soon!