CONVENE’s Networking Evening is a hallmark of the annual exhibition where Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors, Suppliers, Partners and friends are encouraged to meet and rub elbows in an elegant yet informal setting. Situated in the heart of Vilnius Old Town, the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, which has served as an important meeting venue since its original construction in the 15th century, has been chosen as the backdrop for this evening.
Taking place on Wednesday 13 February, the exclusive event expects to draw up to 400 delegates. In addition to providing attendees with valuable networking opportunities across the Baltic Sea Region’s meeting and events industry, the evening will also invite everyone to travel back in time and get a taste of what it was like to live like royalty in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. To take advantage of the fact that the event is being held in a newly-opened section of the palace and to ensure a unique experience for everyone involved, organisers have set up an engaging historical tour wherein participants will be able to see a well-preserved marble bust of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, as well as some recently-discovered ruins and archaeological finds that promise a glimpse into the social life and party scene of 17th century Vilnius.
Reflecting on the Networking Evening, Go Vilnius Director Inga Romanovskienė said, “We are extremely excited to have the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania as our partner for this important event, and are happy to be able to offer our guests the chance to experience one of Vilnius‘ most royal and inspirational venues. It’s more than just history, too – the venue is extremely versatile, and with the right lighting, a DJ booth and great food, the palace easily transforms into an entertaining networking space.”
Organised by the Go Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is a business marketplace with non-stop networking opportunities for meeting professionals. The event gathers the Baltic Sea meeting and events industry together under one roof and encourages knowledge and best practice sharing by bringing suppliers and buyers together. Over 165 Hosted Buyers from Europe and beyond are expected to attend and take part in some 3,700 pre-scheduled business meetings with 80+ Exhibitors from the region during the two-day event.