Flexible meeting slots, great inspiration speakers, a LOT of networking and great Fam Trips!

MEETEX 2020, 09-11.03.2020.

Tentative Program

Venue: The Westin Zagreb Hotel, Zagreb, Croatia

 

DAY 1
March 9, 2020 (Monday)
During the day
Arrival to Zagreb & Hosted Buyers transfers to hotels
16:00 – 18:30
Participants registration - The Westin Zagreb Hotel, Lobby
16:00 - 17:30
(Optional) Hotels site inspection - prearrangement with hotels representatives is required
16:00 - 17:30
(Optional) Zagreb Walking city tour
18:30 – 21:00
MEETEX Get Together Dinner - The Westin Zagreb Hotel, 17th Floor
21:00
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Westin Zagreb Hotel)
 
DAY 2
March 10, 2020 (Tuesday)
08:00 – 09:30
Participants registration - The Westin Zagreb Hotel, Lobby
08:30
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Westin Zagreb Hotel)
09:30 – 10:00
MEETEX 2020 Opening
10:00 – 11:00
B2B Meetings, Block 1, 4 x 15 minutes slots
11:00 – 11:10
Inspiration Minutes, Block 1
11:10 – 11:20
Refresh & Recharge Break
11:20 – 12:20
B2B Meetings, Block 2, 4 x 15 minutes slots
12:20 – 12:30
Inspiration Minutes, Block 2
12:30 – 13:15
B2B Meetings, Block 3, 3 x 15 minutes slots
13:15 – 14:45
Lunch & Networking
14:45 – 15:00
Wakeup! Inspiration Minutes, Block 3
15:00 – 16:00
B2B Meetings, Block 4, 4 x 15 minutes slots
16:00 – 16:30
Free-float meetings (on spot arranged meetings)
16:45
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Westin Zagreb Hotel)
16:30 – 18:30
Free Time
18:30 – 20:00
MEETEX Networking Experience – Discover Zagreb in a Photo Hunt
20:00
MEETEX Theme Dinner
23:00
Hosted buyers transfers
23:30
Hosted buyers transfers
Permanent coffee point inside the main room open 08:30 -16:00, with fresh prepared coffee, tea, juices, Meetex water, cookies & bites
 
DAY 3
March 11, 2020 (Wednesday)
During the day
Departure for Zagreb Airport & Hosted Buyers transfers - please check your departure time transfers!
07:00 – 07:45
(Optional) Morning Run with Goran; starts from The Westin Zagreb Hotel
08:45
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Westin Zagreb Hotel)
09:15 – 9:30
Good morning! Warm-up by our Keynote speaker
09:30 – 10:30
B2B Meetings, Block 5, 4 x 15 minutes slots
10:30 – 10:40
Inspiration Minutes, Block 4
10:40 – 10:50
Refresh & Recharge Break
10:50 – 11:50
B2B Meetings, Block 6, 4 x 15 minutes slots
11:50 – 12:00
Inspiration Minutes, Block 5
12:00 – 12:10
Refresh & Recharge Break
12:10 – 12:40
B2B Meetings, Block 7, 2 x 15 minutes slots
12:40 – 13:10
Free-float meetings (on spot arranged meetings)
13:10 – 13:20
MEETEX Group photo
13:20 – 13:30
MEETEX Wrap up and closure
13:30 – 14:30
Farewell Lunch
15:00 - 16:30
(Optional) Hotels site inspection - prearrangement with hotels representatives is required
18:00 - 19:30
(Optional) Zagreb Walking City tour
19:30
Casual hanging out with those who stay the additional night
Permanent coffee point inside the main room open 08:30 -14:00, with fresh prepared coffee, tea, juices, Meetex water, cookies & bites

 

PRE & POST-MEETEX Familiarization trips - destinations, descriptions and links

 
Pre MEETEX FAM trip to Regions Kvarner (Opatija) and Istria (Rovinj)
March 7th-9th - arrivals to Zagreb Airport should be latest by noon March 7th
Kvarner – Diversity is beautiful
Kvarner is a region of varied stories and strong emotions. It is an ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historic heritage, with brilliant business events and tourist programs and opportunities. So close and yet so different from your daily routine.
OpatijaA Trendsetting place
“Be introduced in Opatija”, that has always been a matter of prestige and an enduring mantra. Opatija has always been a centre of the most important business, art and entertainment events in Croatia. Charming your guests is easier in Opatija, because Opatija has plenty of charm. This is unwritten rule which has been valid for more than a century and a half. Opatija’s long tradition as a convention destination and holiday resort is best illustrated by the fact that it was the venue for the Fourth Congress of Austrian Balneologists in 1904. With more than 20 hotels, most of them rated with four or five stars, numerous restaurants and recreational facilities, entertainment programmes and events of various kinds.
Istria – The heart-shaped peninsula reaching deep into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic Sea is a hidden garden of beauty which opens the door to the sunny and warm Mediterranean.
Multicultural and hospitable, this is an area where wide-ranging diversities have come together to form a happy union. Small, picturesque medieval towns perched on the peaks of its hills emanate the peace and gentleness of landscapes. Historic and top modern venues and hotels, rich gastronomy, wine roads, green and blue areas will be great resources to every business event. 
Rovinj - Situated on the west coast of Istria, Rovinj is one of the most popular and most developed tourist resorts in Croatia. The old town is built on the island, which was only connected with the mainland in the 18th century. Known as one of the most picturesque and romantic towns on Mediterranean, over the last few decades Rovinj attracts a large number of tourists and business events.
Useful links:
Kvarner Region Tourist Board
http://www.kvarner.hr/en/tourism
Opatija Tourist Board
https://www.visitopatija.com/en
Opatija Convention Bureau
https://www.opatija-convention.com/en/
Istra Tourist Board
https://www.istra.hr/en
Rovinj Tourist Board
https://www.rovinj-tourism.com/
 

 
Pre MEETEX Zagreb FAM trip
March 8th-9th – arrivals to Zagreb Airport during early afternoon March 8th
ZAGREB – Capital of Croatia
Zagreb is a city with a rich history and a dynamic present, interesting architecture, an exceptional atmosphere, and unobtrusive hospitality.
Most of the landmarks of this Central European city, as well as its congress hotels and venues, are located in the city centre, and all of them are within walking distance. You can forget about long trips from your hotel to your conference venue, and forget about checking your watch…everything is here, within easy reach and easily accessible.
For a number of years now, and especially since Croatia joined the European Union in 2013, its capital has attracted numerous business events and tourists from all over the world.
Now, in the first half of 2020, Croatia chairs the EU, giving its capital a special new role.
Useful links:
Zagreb Convention Bureau
http://www.meetinzagreb.hr/
Zagreb Tourist Board
http://www.infozagreb.hr/&lang=en
 

 
Post MEETEX Split FAM trip
March 11th-13th – departures to destinations immediately after MEETEX official programme is finished on 11th, departures back home from Zagreb Airport from 4 pm on March 13th
The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life. During these 1700 years the Palace slowly turned into a city, which to this day lures with its rich tradition, glorious history and beauty of its natural and cultural heritage. The destination Split is a perfect combination of history, modern infrastructure including the newest international airport terminal with numerous direct flights from all major European cities and the surrounding beautiful islands and high mountains, forming a unique meetings and incentive travel zone in the heart of the Adriatic!
Useful links:
Split – Dalmatia County Tourist Board
https://www.dalmatia.hr/en
Split Tourist Board
https://visitsplit.com/en/1/welcome-to-split
 

 
Post MEETEX Šibenik County FAM trip
March 11th-13th – departures to destinations immediately after MEETEX official programme is finished on 11th, departures back home from Zagreb Airport from 4 pm on March 13th
Šibenik is town in Northern Dalmatia, located at the mouth of the Krka River at the Adriatic Sea. The town was mentioned for the first time in 1066. It has 2 UNESCO monuments, 4 fortresses, Old Town centre with numerous churches, monasteries & palaces, great gastronomic offers but also the modern, biggest convention center in Croatia, located just minutes away from the Old Town of Šibenik. Adding the 2 national parks in the region, as well as 2 international airports within an hour driving distance, this destination may be considered for every business event project.
Useful links:
Šibenik Region Tourist Board
https://www.dalmatiasibenik.hr/en/
Šibenik Tourist Board
https://www.sibenik-tourism.hr/en/