A good night in Ljubljana for the inaugural Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program which picked up two awards at Conventa 2021.
It was the world’s first such project, a digital nomad-in-residence program which brought 10 nomads from around the world together for 4 weeks in Dubrovnik, to live and work their normal lifestyle, while also working with the city, tourist board and local community to co-create strategies to better position Dubrovnik to cater to the growing digital nomad demand.
The project attracted considerable media attention, both nationally and internationally, and now it can add its first international awards to its portfolio after a successful nights in the Slovenian capital at Conventa 2021.
The Conventa Crossover Best Event Awards have been held annually since 2018, and follows on directly from the Conventa Events Trade Show. It brings together Event and Live Marketing leaders and awards events on their innovation, creativity, legacy, execution, results and sustainability. There are 4 categories (B2B, B2C, B2I and Crossover) plus an audience award, creativity, sustainability and best agency. The event every year brings together leading speakers, workshops and in 2021, over 300 MICE professionals.
Dubrovnik Digital Nomads-in-Residence program was one of the 6 shortlisted finalists in the Crossover (B2B/B2C) category. A collaboration between Saltwater Nomads, Total Croatia News, the City of Dubrovnik, and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, DNIR was also supported by DNA Croatia.
DNIR took third place in the category, behind the winner, Zagreb Digital Nomad Week, a project by Saltwater Nomads, Total Croatia News and Zagreb Tourist Board (and also supported by DNA Croatia). DNA Croatia co-founder and Saltwater Nomads CEO Tanja Polegubic was back on the podium to collect another prize, after DNIR took the top prize as voted by the Audience.