Bratislava, Slovakia gave birth to a newly created Thought Leadership Hub for the European Business Events Industry. The association ACF – Audite, Cogitare, Facite aspires to advise and support public entities, private organizations and entire destinations to reach their full potential using Business Events as a powerful tool for economic growth.

The idea of creating a platform for Business Events Industry development came with the recently disclosed plans for Bratislava to get a brand-new 2000-plus-seat dedicated convention centre. Slovak capital is currently looking forward to the re-birth of Business Events after pandemic with expectations high towards the new infrastructure being not only announced but seriously planned and constructed in upcoming years.

“As passionate Business Events Industry professionals, we see huge potential of Business Events as a tool for economic recovery and transformation in Slovakia and in Europe. We aspire to create an independent, impartial and inclusive expert network to drive the collaboration of all involved industry stakeholders within the public, academic and commercial sectors,” explains Henrik von Arnold, the Spokesman and one of the four Founding Partners of ACF – Audite, Cogitare, Facite. The other Founding Partners are Nina ErnekerRomana Kluková and Ivo Franschitz.

The ACF’s main assets are the multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral, international viewpoint, a professional 360°-degree perspective, extensive experience, and last but not least, the passion for the Business Events Industry. The advisory process consists of three important steps: Listen (Audite), Think (Cogitare) and Do (Facite) and it delivers strategic road maps, tangible actions and a commitment to guide organizations or entire destinations throughout the whole journey including education, business event industry networking ses-sions facilitation or strategic decisions support.

“The European Business Events experience big challenges while having the option of changing them into opportunities. We believe we can help you dealing with the Next Normal so let´s begin with the collaboration of all involved industry stakeholders,” encourages Henrik von Arnold.