Convene. The first exhibition for the Baltic Sea Region, Convene, will take place next week in Vilnius, Lithuania. Organisers Vilnius Convention Bureau have been inundated with applications for their Hosted Buyer Programme, and all indications are that attendance at the event – on the 13 & 14 February, 2013 – will be absolutely satisfactory for the organisers.
A 55-strong team of exhibitors will be showcasing the facilities on offer in the six countries around the Baltic Sea. Over 2000 meetings between buyers and exhibitors have already been organised. Meanwhile, international buyers have eagerly snapped up all the places on special familiarisation trips, to get personal experience of the delights of the area. In fact, the programme has seen so much interest that the organisers have had to add extra capacity to meet demand.
Exhibition Director Jolanta Beniuliene said: “It seems everyone wants to see Vilnius! We couldn’t be happier – we’ve long known of the potential of the Baltic Sea Region, but now we’re able to share our passion with the rest of the world. “With this early success (before we’ve even opened the doors!) Convene looks sure to establish the Baltic Sea Region as a new force in meetings, incentives and trips. We’re working really hard to plan the perfect event, but it’s all worth it when we see such an overwhelmingly positive response from the industry.”