Records tumbled at CONVENE with 157 hosted buyers from 29 countries joined by VIP visitors from Lithuania undertaking 3525 pre scheduled appointments. Nearly 600 attended the substantially enlarged professional education programme with a 21 session across three days. 50 % of buyers participated in 7 fam tours with the further 70 taking advantage of complimentary Vilnius city tours.
"Vilnius meetings industry supply chain has collaborated to present an event with style and panache which show cases what our city, our country and the Baltic Sea region has to offer", said Jolanta Beniuliene, the director of CONVENE exhibition and Vilnius Convention Bureau.
The annual show’s aim is to focus attention on the Baltic Sea Region. CONVENE 2015 boasted an increased number of exhibitors, who were from 11 different countries. This year Denmark, Ukraine and Slovakia joined the original exhibitor countries of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Belarus and Russia.
Steen Miller, Head of Business Events at Visit Denmark was delighted with his first visit to CONVENE: “We all agree that we are coming back. Quality of the meetings was good, very intense and compact schedule, very well organized and very nice people backing this up. You found a niche in the market well done.”
Ewelina Szulc-Barnsley, Events Manager at Universal City Conferences: "The whole experience was perfect from start to finish. Fantastically organised, well structured appointments and a great variety of exhibitors. I have discovered some incredible new destinations that would have never crossed my mind before going to CONVENE. Thank you so much for everything! “ Nina Hildon, Marketing Manager at Finland Convention Bureau and Ambassador of CONVENE: "The organisation of the event is great. Staff is extremely helpful and everything works smoothly. We have been participating from the beginning and are happy to continue with CONVENE. “
The next CONVENE will be held on 10 -11 February 2016.