Flexible meeting slots, a lot of networking, mingling, fun... and some really inspiring Fam Trips!

MEETEX 2024, 12-14.03.2024.

PROGRAM

Venue: Hilton Zagreb Conference & Event Center, Zagreb, Croatia

 

PRE MEETEX

10-12 March, 2024

 
FAM TRIP DALMATIA - Split & Sibenik
 
Participants arrival on Sunday 10 March late afternoon / evening to Split
   

DAY 1

12 March, 2024 (Tuesday)

During the day
Optional:
09:00 - 17:00
Arrival to Zagreb until 17 h & Hosted Buyers transfers to hotel HILTON GARDEN INN
 
Event Design Collective EDC Level 1 Workshop by Ruud Janssen in HILTON GARDEN INN, workshop registration required (click here for registration)
16:00 – 19:00
MEETEX Participants registration
16:15 - 18:00
Optional hotels site inspection - prearrangement with hotels representatives is requested
16:00 - 18:00
City tour for hosted buyers
19:00
Transfer for Hosted Buyers to dinner 
19:30 – 22:30
MEETEX Welcome Dinner - Hosted Buyers & Organizing Team & Partners "Around Croatia on a Dinner Plate"
22:30
Hosted buyers transfers to hotel(s)
   

DAY 2

13 March 2024 (Wednesday)

08:30 – 09:30
MEETEX Participants registration - Hilton Conference & Event Center Zagreb, Lobby
9:00
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Hilton Garden Inn) 
09:00 – 9:15
Gathering of participants - coffee stations open
09:15 – 09:25
MEETEX Opening - presenting MEETEX team; 10 min cultural program + 15 min guest speakers
09:25 – 09:40
Guest speaker Boris DEBIĆ - "Is AI an Investment Cycle Hype?"
Sponsored by ZŠEM Zagreb School of Economics and Management & ZŠEM Business Academy
9:45 – 11:15
B2B Meetings, Block 1, 6 x 15 minutes slots
11:15 – 11:30
Mingling time
11:30 – 12:30
B2B Meetings, Block 2, 4 x 15 minutes slots
12:30 – 12:45
Mingling time
12:45 – 13:45
B2B Meetings, Block 3, 4x 15 minutes slots
13:45 – 14:45
Lunch & Networking time
14:00 – 14:45
Lunch workshop - Ivan David Dogan CHAT GPT for Meetings & Events
Sponsored by ZŠEM Zagreb School of Economics and Management & ZŠEM Business Academy
free for all MEETEX participants; spaces are limited and available on first come, first serve basis
14:45 – 16:30
B2B Meetings, Block 4, 7 x 15 minutes slots
16:30 – 17:15
Happy hour & Mingling with resident DJ - SPONSORED by Zadar County Tourist Bord & Zadar City Tourist Bord
17:15 – 19:00
Free Time
19:00 – 20:00
"ZAGREB - SEE THE CITY LIGHT UP" pre dinner panoramic tour for HOSTED BUYERS
20:00
MEETEX Dinner & Party - all participants "ZAGREB SPARKE AND GLITTER"
23:30
Hosted buyers transfers
0:30
Hosted buyers transfers
   
 
DAY 2 totals - 21 meeting slots + mingling time + workshop + bubbles + dinner party
   

DAY 3

14 March 2024 (Thursday)

During the day
Departure for Zagreb Airport & Hosted Buyers transfers - please check your departure time transfers
07:45 – 08:00
(Optional) Morning Run with Goran; starts from Hilton Conference & Event Center Zagreb lobby
9:00
Hosted buyers transfers (for those not staying in Hilton Garden Inn) - Ako su svi u Hiltonu ne treba
09:15 – 09:30
Guest speaker: Dr. Rob Davidson
09:30 – 11:15
B2B Meetings, Block 5, 7 x 15 minutes slots
11:15 – 11:30
Mingling time & MEETEX Group photo
11:30 – 13:15
B2B Meetings, Block 6, 7 x 15 minutes slots
13:15 – 13:30
MEETEX Wrap up and closure
13:30 – 14:30
Mingling time with resident DJ
12:30 - 14:00
Farewell Cocktail Lunch - starts on 12:30 h
14:00
Hosted buyers transfers
14:30 - 16:30
Optional hotels site inspection - prearrangement with hotels representatives is requested
17:30 - 19:00
City tour for hosted buyers
19:30
Casual hanging out with those who stay the additional night
   
 
DAY 3 totals - 14 meeting slots + Dr. Davidson + mingling time + bubbles + music
   

POST MEETEX

14 March - 16 March 2024

 
FAM TRIP KVARNER & FAM TRIPZAGREB
 
Participants leave after MEETEX and stay 2 days in destination

 

Specialized Coffee Point by QUAHWA opened non-stop in the MEETEX area during working hours/days, with fresh prepared different types of coffee, teas, fruit, cookies, bites, water


MEETEX Fam trips - destinations, descriptions and links

MEETEX Zagreb FAM trip
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.
Useful links:
Zagreb Convention Bureau
http://www.meetinzagreb.hr/
Zagreb Tourist Board
http://www.infozagreb.hr/&lang=en
 
MEETEX Split FAM trip
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! Besides, Split is every year getting more and more extremely attractive MICE venues and content.
On the way back to Zagreb you will have a stop at world famous UNESCO protected Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Useful links:
Split – Dalmatia County Tourist Board
https://www.dalmatia.hr/en
Split Tourist Board
https://visitsplit.com/en/1/welcome-to-split
 
MEETEX FAM trip to Kvarner Region (Opatija) 
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.
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/