Souvenir Market Stands as Shopping Activity
Request: Please bring the shopping facilities closer to the guests.
During the events, delegates do not always have time to go last-minute souvenir shopping, although they may want to bring something home from their destination. This time we were asked to bring a shopping experience closer to the guests. And we succeeded. We ordered the traditional stalls that exist around the Slovenian open-air festivals and joined a network of local handicraft producers. The choice of the final offer was up to the customer, but we provided them with enough resources to offer a consistent local selection. In Portoroz we set up the souvenir market in the most beautiful park, in front of the Old Palace Hotel. The guests had the opportunity to enjoy lunch, followed by free time to browse the market. Traditional souvenirs were available. Olive oil products form the oil, olives, flavoured olive oils; small artefacts form the olive tree with presentation and tasting on site. The other thematic stand related to the traditional production of salt for the region, with small packages of Fleur de Sal, cosmetic products, ceramics and some more flavoured salt for cooking. At the lavender stand, the famous fresh, purple lavender scent spread throughout the market. It is one of the most colourful stands at the fair.
Future: The market can again be adapted to specific needs. Some of the ideas for the Slovenian Coast Region market are for example the redesign of a wine, gin and tonic market. It should always represent Slovenian products and their traditions.