MEETEX 2022 Live Networking 18.05. u Zagrebu!

Kao što smo i najavili, grupa Hosted Buyera selektiranih od strane MEETEX 2022 izlagača nakon održanih sastanaka dolazi u Hrvatsku u tjednu 15-22.05. na seriju studijskih putovanja. U suradnji s HTZ-om i sustavom Turističkih zajednica organizirati će se tri putovanja – u Dubrovnik, u srednju Dalmaciju i u Istru i Kvarner.

Zajedničko okupljanje svih Hosted Buyera na Get-Together-Networking eventu desiti će se u Zagrebu, na – kao što je za MEETEX uobičajeno – malo drugačiji način nego što je to uobičajeno. Umjesto standardne “gala” večere ili okupljanja u nekom konferencijskom prostoru, družiti ćemo se na mjestu koje će se, sigurni smo, svidjeti svima – u prelijepoj prirodi, na Sljemenu! 

Na Sljeme – vrh Medvednice, zagrebačke gore – ćemo se popeti novom žičarom, a na Sljemenu družiti u objektu s pogledom na okolicu Zagreba i Zagorje. Dress code je jeans + sneakers 🙂 a program neka ostane iznanađenje.

Okupljanje je na polaznoj stanici žičare u 18:15 (parking na raspolaganju), naša vožnja kreće najkasnije u 18:30, a povratak na polaznu stanicu je predviđen oko 22:30 autobusom. 

Molimo da vaše sudjelovanje potvrdite najkasnije do 12.05. e-mailom direktno MEETEX Program & Content Manageru, našoj Aleksandri Uhernik na aleks@meetex.eu.

Dobro nam došli, veselimo se druženju!

Vaš MEETEX Team

 

MEETEX 2022 – the major Croatian MICE event was another success

In March and May 2022, MEETEX – Croatian Meeting Experience Summit was held for the fourth time in a row – in a hybrid format. This is the only B2B event of meetings-incentives-events travel professionals in Croatia. While over a 1000 online business meetings took place from 15-17 March, live events are scheduled for May 2022.

Despite the circumstances, this event got together more than 150 participants – Croatian exhibitors from meetings-incentives-events sector, international hosted buyers, keynote speakers, educators, and notable guests. This year’s edition included new niches: boutique & luxury hotels as well as destination weddings – the products highly demanded by upscale international market. During 3 days in March, they participated in 1-to-1 online business meetings, lectures, networking events – with one goal: to present Croatia as an ideal meetings, events, luxury travel and unforgettable weddings European destination.

The speakers included Prof Dr Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge, Dr Riina Iiloranta of Visit Finland as a Luxury Travel expert, Prof Dr Oliver Kesar of Faculty of Economy in Zagreb, Iva Kraljević Licardo, Croatian Wedding industry president, Ines Nanić of Dubrovnik Event, Ivana Kolar of Tourism 365 conference, Vanja Melnik, Destination wedding photographer, and some other interesting guests – some even related to Michelin stars gastronomy.

Unlike any other similar European event, MEETEX is the only one promoting just Croatia as a meeting and event destination.

The MEETEX live part is scheduled for May where the exhibitors will nominate the best buyers to welcome them in their destinations on three fam trips: in Dubrovnik area, Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner – all of them gathering in Zagreb, the capital.

The event maintains to cooperate with educational institutions enabling the students a glimpse in the industry and partnering with similar events like Tourism 365.

In addition to its primal goal – business networking – MEETEX continues with educations, knowledge transfers and updates, presenting Croatia as an ultimate meetings and events destination.

 

PRE-MEETEX 2022 PRESS RELEASE

MEETEX – the major Croatian MICE event starts on 15 March 2022

We are just two days away from 4th edition of MEETEX 2022, with today’s status of pre-scheduled online meeting already well over 1.000. Below please check a bit more details we reviled in a Press Release a few days ago. 

In March and May 2022, MEETEX – Croatian Meeting Experience Summit will be held for the fourth time in a row – this year again in a hybrid format. This is the only B2B event of meetings-incentives-events travel professionals in Croatia. While over a 1000 online business meetings will take place from 15-17 March, live events are scheduled for May 2022.

Despite the circumstances, this event will get together more than 150 participants – Croatian exhibitors from meetings-incentives-events sector, international hosted buyers, keynote speakers, educators, and notable guests. This year’s edition includes new niches: boutique & luxury hotels as well as destination weddings – the products highly demanded by upscale international market. During 3 days in March, they will participate in 1-to-1 online business meetings, lectures, networking events – with one goal: to present Croatia as an ideal meetings, events, luxury travel and unforgettable weddings European destination.

The speakers include Prof Dr Rob Davidson of MICE Knowledge, Dr Riina Iiloranta of Visit Finland as a Luxury Travel expert, Prof Dr Oliver Kesar of Faculty of Economy in Zagreb, Iva Kraljević Licardo, Croatian Wedding industry president, Ines Nanić of Dubrovnik Event, Ivana Kolar of Tourism 365 conference, Vanja Melnik, Destination wedding photographer, and some other interesting guests – some even related to Michelin stars gastronomy.

Unlike any other similar European event, MEETEX is the only one promoting just Croatia as a meeting and event destination.

The MEETEX live part is scheduled for May where the exhibitors will nominate the best buyers to welcome them in their destinations on three fam trips: in Dubrovnik area, Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner – all of them gathering in Zagreb, the capital.

The event maintains to cooperate with educational institutions enabling the students a glimpse in the industry and partnering with similar events like Tourism 365.

In addition to its primal goal – business networking – MEETEX continues with educations, knowledge transfers and updates, presenting Croatia as an ultimate meetings and events destination.

Our small, hardworking, multidisciplinary team of local experts as well as our loyal partners Croatian Tourist Board, Zagreb Tourist Board, Croatian Chamber of Commerce and Maistra Hospitality Group made it possible to realize such a comprehensive program.

Happy 2022!

Cheers to all the exhibitors, cheers to our buyers and to our sponsors! We’re hoping 2022 will find us stronger and more resilient and optimistic.

We wish you a healthy, happy and successful 2022! Less stress and obstacles, more smiles and good feelings!

10th CROATIAN MEETING INDUSTRY FORUM

Croatian Meeting Professionals Association (CMPA) held its 10th Croatian Meeting Industry Forum in Zagreb, on 7 December 2021 – an annual event for meeting professionals, authorities reps and media. After last year’s virtual event, this was a hybrid one with 60 live participants and 40 ones online.

In the first part, the participants were informed of the current situation in the Croatian meeting industry, while the second part was reserved for the main topic – sustainable events. The theme was first tackled by a plenary lesson given by Prof. Oliver Kesar from Zagreb University, followed by Annika Romer from Copenhagen Legacy Lab – and then by a panel discussion. It included three major Croatian successful sustainable projects: Aquatika, a freshwater aquarium from Karlovac, Terme Sveti Martin na Muri and its whole regional community and Becarac Museum with its local society group.

The success of this event shows the vitality of MICE community, although terribly hit by the pandemics, and its strength and desire to strive for better times around the corner.

Croatian Meeting Professionals Association – info@cmpa.eu

 

 

Roundtable about Croatian Tourism Workforce

What is the actual image of specialized education for the needs of the tourism industry? Which is the role of setting up regional competence centers in tourism? Are the educational programs in line with the needs of employers? How to enhance the image and status of hospitality high schools in our society? Do we have a clear vision about the quantity and types of workforces in tourism in, for example, 2028? Are we employing unqualified workers in tourism because we lack the qualified ones?

The answers to those and other related questions 10 panelists tried to answer, attending the roundtable “Education, employment and workforce market in Croatian tourism” organized by High School of Zabok and Faculty of Economics and Business from University of Zagreb. One of the panelists – representing Croatian Meetings Professionals Association – was Aleksandra Uhernik Đurđek, CMPA’s Education Program Director. Among other programs, CMPA has been conducting a certificate program Certified Croatian Meetings & Events Professional, completed by most Croatian colleagues in MICE industry.

MEETEX 2022 with new niches!

For 2022 MEETEX Team has prepared yet another surprise – introduction of MICE complementary niches to our Tradeshow! As from 2022 MEETEX will expand its portfolio of suppliers/exhibitors with a few extremely popular and demanded industry segments – luxury boutique hotels and destination weddings, niches that gain more and more popularity in Croatia and offer the experience the clients will never forget. We will of course adapt the buyers’ profiles to match the new MEETEX niches.

CMPA at MIM in Bluesun hotels

This past weekend CMPA held its regular MIM – Meeting Industry Meeting – in Brela and Bol on Brač island. We had a fabulous welcome by Bluesun team and a wonderful time discovering all the hidden gems of Brela and Brač MICE venues. Our visit also included the Nature Park Biokovo and its already famed Skywalk panoramic platform with a spectacular view over the riviera, as well as the visit to the old and renowned winery Stina at Bol for a delightful wine tasting. Nothing but thank you Bluesun team for all your efforts, we felt like home. And best of luck with your planned renovation of multiple hotels, which will enrichen the Dalmatian MICE offer even more!