We are proud to share the views of CIM, pointing out modern venues, period flair and spirit of innovation as the common denominators of our destinations throughout the region. Indeed the infrastructure and transportation links have been improved, and there are exciting discoveries to be made.

Krakow, an eastern European architectural gem, is Poland’s most important convention destination. The ICE Krakow Congress Centre offers 32 conference rooms, a 1,950-seat auditorium and 2,600 square metres of foyer space. In 2016 it hosted 177 events for total of 250,000 delegates. New hotel projects are also clear evidence of the city’s popularity with the 230-room Radisson Red Krakow due to open in 2019.

In Poland's neighbouring country of Lithuania, Vilnius is also getting an impressive and much anticipated addition to its hotel scene in the next couple of years with Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree by Hilton due to open in 2018 and Radisson Red in 2019 with the further development of Courtyard by Marriott underway in the former location of the Zalgiris Stadium in central Vilnius. 

Riga is the largest of the Baltic cities and the hub of the entire region. One of the most exciting conference venues is the National Library of Latvia, due to its striking appearance known as the "Castle of Light" and the large number of high quality hotel rooms make the city an attractive destination, furthermore enhanced by its excellent air connections. 

Estonia’s capital city Tallinn is particularly well known in the IT sector and hosting an increasing amount of industry events year to year. The largest venue is the 1,830-seat Nordea Concert Hall while the much acclaimed Tallinn Creative Hub offers multiple rooms for up to 500 persons and there are a number of other unique venues available for smaller events. Next to Tallinn, Estonia’s second city of Tartu has great potential for scientific conferences thanks to its university and has recently also gained several new hotels as well as the stunning Estonian National Museum which have increased the popularity of this charming destination in Southern Estonia.

You will find the full article available on CIM website.

Photo credit: Krakow City of Literature / Tomasz Wiech