26. May 2017
On 22 May this year the Serbia Convention Bureau celebrated its 10th anniversary. It was in 2007 that SCB was established as a special department of the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia. Gala dinner brought together stakeholders and partners who have contributed to the positioning of Serbia as a recognizable destination for congresses and other business related events. Guests included representatives of public and academic institutions in the field of tourism and hospitality industry, scientific community, as well as representatives of hotels, specialized DMC and PCO travel agencies and other service providers.
The participants were welcomed by hosts – Acting Managing Director of the National Tourism Organisation of Serbia, Mrs. Marija Labović and representative of Serbia Convention Bureau, Mr. Igor Kovačević, who expressed satisfaction with everything that has been achieved so far, specially thanking those who were a part of it all.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the participants were welcomed by representatives of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Ms. Renata Pindžo, Deputy Minister, and in front of the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, Ms. Ana Ilić, from the Cabinet of the Minister.Mr. Gary Grimmer from Gaining Edge reflected on the challenges that stood on the path of positioning Serbia as a meetings destination. On behalf of the Ambassadors Club, which brings together representatives of the academic, scientific and professional community who have contributed significantly to the promotion of the country as a congress destination, Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Ljubić addressed the audience, whereas Mr. Ivan Vitorović spoke in the name of the meetings industry in Serbia.