Convene says it is continuing to generate strong interest in the Baltic region, fuelled by a generous Hosted Buyer programme.
With the seventh edition of Convene less than four months away, things are taking shape for the next round of the Baltic Sea Region meetings and events industry exhibition.
Registrations for its Hosted Buyer programme are “pouring in” from across Europe and the rest of the world “from meeting planners looking for fresh, up-and-coming” destinations and venues, the organisers at the Go Vilnius Convention Bureau say.
The seventh annual Convene is set to take place on 13-14 February 2019 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo in Vilnius.
Convene is marketed as a business marketplace with non-stop networking opportunities for meeting professionals. Over 165 hosted buyers from Europe and beyond are expected to attend and take part in around 3,000 pre-scheduled business meetings with 85+ exhibitors from the region during the two-day event.
Much like the region it represents, Convene is said to make quality its number-one priority, aiming to “showcase just how much the region has to offer in terms of facilities, world-class services, cost effectiveness and more”.
Feedback from past editions has “always been overwhelmingly positive”, the organisers stress.
The Hosted Buyer programme includes a number of benefits that allow buyers to make the most of their time. These include not only complimentary return flights, transfers, accommodation and networking events, but also the chance to take part in one of a number of post-event tours to Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Poland.
Pre-arranged appointments give buyers “the flexibility to take advantage of the highly-regarded Convene Education Sessions”, which will take place on both days of the event.
“It’s great to see that interest in Convene remains strong after seven years of hosting it. This proves that Vilnius and its neighbouring destinations are still fresh and full of opportunities,” says Inga Romanovskienė, director of Go Vilnius.
“Meeting and event planners are keen to learn about us, see industry developments and find new partners. Vilnius itself has so much to offer in this regard – five new hotels in the city this year with another seven to follow by 2022, new modern venues, and services suppliers are ready for new challenges.”