From March 5 to 7, the MEET RIGA / Riga Tourism Development Bureau and the Latvian Investment and Development Agency’s Tourism Department, in cooperation with the organizer of conference and congress forums Europe Congress, will organize the largest ever international Meetings industry forum ever to be held in the Latvian capital – MCE Central & Eastern Europe Forum. Participating in the forum will be 125 business tourism representatives from 17 European countries.
The MCE Central & Eastern Europe Forum is being organized for the sixth time, and each year this event is held in a country in Central or Eastern Europe. During the forum, a two-day workshop will be held at the Radisson BLU Latvia Conference & SPA Hotel, where service providers will have the opportunity during B2B meetings to present their offers to potential clients – conference, congress and corporate event organizers from Europe. From Latvia, the following DMCs and conference hotels will take part in the forum: 3K MANAGEMET, Baltic Events & Tours, Event HUB and Goal Events, Radisson Blu hotel chain, Bellevue Park Hotel Rīga and Grand Palace Riga, as well as Latvian national airline AirBaltic.
“The choice of Riga as the host of this forum proves that Riga and Latvia is capable of ensuring high-quality meetings and events. This is very important to us, as it is attended by tourism professionals, who in the future could become good cooperation partners for our business representatives. We also highly value the participation of our local service providers in this event, and the support of MEET RIGA efforts to attract to Riga, and the whole country, new conference and congress sector events,” the director of the Riga Tourism Development Bureau’s MEET RIGA brand Aigars Smiltāns explains.
Goal Events founder and director Silvija Stafecka points out: “this is an excellent opportunity for the city to present Riga to Meetings sector representatives from abroad, showing them our main advantages, infrastructure, the largest conference hotel in the Baltics, the price to quality ratio, as well as our excellent restaurants. Goal Events agency is honored to be organizing additional programs for separate guests, so that they could various activities and become certain of suitability of Riga and Latvia to motivational tourism programs.”