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January 26, 2016

Scandinavia: International Line Up of Speakers for 4th Edition of CONVENE

The professional education programme for CONVENE 2016 now boasts a star studded line up of international meetings industry figures from the world media, management and leadership.

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Speakers from Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Sweden make up a programme focussed on meetings industry topics together with specialist sessions on coaching, women in leadership and public speaking. Martin Lewis Managing Editor of M&IT magazine and Managing Director of CAT Publications will be guiding attendees through how to effectively work with industry trade media while Johanna Fischer from tmf in Germany will explore how to use social media to get your business message across. Linda Pereira one of the world’s leading professional conference organisers will be joined by Penilla Gunther a member of the Swedish parliament and former meeting planner to examine the challenges women can still face in climbing the senior management ladder and gaining recognition for their work. Subjects such as the role incentive programmes play in organisational success, creating successful sales campaigns and exploring the role of the manager as coach will all feature on the programme. 

These formal structured sessions will be supported by meet the expert sessions arranged as a drop in camp fire style programme where experts will be offering a range of topics to CONVENE participants.

Event Director Jolanta Beniuliene says: "It is very gratifying that once again we have been able to attract a superb group of speakers,  panellists and industry experts demonstrating once again how CONVENE can showcase the Baltic Sea region to the wider international meetings industry."

Organised by the Vilnius Convention Bureau CONVENE features the countries of the Baltic Sea Region and will take place on 10 - 11 February 2016 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania. 165+ hosted buyers from throughout Europe are expected to attend with an estimated 3750 pre-scheduled business appointments to be conducted. Buyers will meet some 75 exhibitors from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia. Building on the success of the three first editions, CONVENE 2016 will present the very high quality hospitality of the Vilnius meetings industry community and all that this UNESCO World heritage destination has to offer.

Buyers along with exhibitors and visitors can register online now at www.convene.lt

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