Born in 1974 in Zadar, Croatia.
Earned his Master of Science degree at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb – course: Tourism and Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in tourism and business events organization, Slaven is currently a partner and a CEO of Coral Group DMC/PCO Croatia.
Slaven started his professional career as a Project Manager in business events department of Atlas Travel Agency – at that time biggest DMC (destination management company) in Croatia. He also worked in their USA marketing office. A decade of entrepreneurship followed, when Slaven was a partner and a CEO in the DMC/PCO, handling the biggest Croatian and international brands, institutions and embassies in Zagreb for their business events.
In 2013 he accepted a position on the national tourism level and was an Assistant Director for Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Croatian National Tourist Board (CNTB), where he gained additional valuable professional experience and understanding of the public sector. After a one year contract in CNTB, he is back in private sector. Slaven is now a partner and a CEO of Coral Group DMC/PCO – an agency that specializes in business events organization and travel.
Slaven is also a passionate traveler who has visited five continents and is a fluent English, French, German and Italian speaker. He is also a co-founder and the Secretary of the Croatian Meeting Professionals Association (CMPA), a member of SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) and Croatian Academic Business club (HAPK) and a certified manager of the Travelife sustainability system in tourism.
“Destination management is more than a job to me. It is my passion. I am lucky to be born in Croatia, on the Mediterranean coast, whose beauties I can share with the whole world”