We would like to present you another co-sponsor of our traditional tmf-connect networking event at ibtm: MEET RIGA convention bureau that provides first-hand information and supports you in your next meeting planned in Riga and Latvia. You can visit the team at stand D20 at ibtm and you should definitely do so in order to convince yourself of this great destination.

There are many reasons why you should consider the Latvian country for your business as it steadily expands its offerings for MICE.

Riga is…

…reliable and safe
This year, Riga has once again proven that it is a safe destination. From January 1 to June 30, Latvia held the Presidency of the Council of the European Union: more than 200 official meetings took place during the first half of the year. Additionally, hundreds of other meetings were held in Riga. During the Presidency period, there was not a single disruption case, which affected any of the meetings.

…affordable and offers great value for money
In the capital of Latvia, the selection of hotels and conference venues is great. Whether in the historic event halls or modern conference rooms, highly qualified staff makes sure that the events run smoothly and you can expect modern rooms with state-of-the-art technique everywhere. Riga already offers more than 80 hotels with more than 12,500 beds and the number is increasing, as there will be new openings in the next years adding another 3.000 beds. New openings in 2016: Kempinski Grand Hotel Riga, Pulmann Old Town Riga Hotel, Park Inn by Hilton and some more. According to a research from PriceWaterhouseCoopers about the worldwide hotel situation in 2015, Riga ranked number 1 in the 4-star hotel segment. Main advantages: location, cleanliness and value.

The cuisine fits well in Riga’s successful concept: the city offers various restaurants with diverse cuisine. Most of the restaurants serve modern and contemporary Latvian cuisine. It rightly is a gastronomic tip in Europe.

…easy to reach
Riga is easy to reach, especially by plane, as it is well-connected to several German cities. There are 82 weekly flights from Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Dusseldorf to Riga operated by Latvian national airline AirBaltic in code share with AirBerlin and Lufthansa. It just takes 2 to 3 hours to fly to the city. The infrastructure is perfect: Riga International Airport is located only 9 kilometers from the city center which makes the transfer easy and fast. The majority of the hotels, meeting or event venues and restaurants are located in the city center. The walking distance between each of them is short so that you don’t waste valuable time.

…a perfect destination for incentives and motivation trips
The Latvian city has a rich and diverse culture which reflects different eras: the German Hanse, the Swedish and Imperial Russian era, Latvian first independence before the 2nd World War, the Soviet period after the 2nd World War and the modern independent Latvia today. All those periods are visible and present in the capital city of Latvia. Experience these different eras during a walk through the city center. You get ideas for various program and conference possibilities. 

Riga also is a perfect place for incentive programmes. MEET RIGA gives you a great number of incentive ideas for your stay in Riga and Latvia such as “Riga Black Balsam Discovery Tour” or the “Opera Backstage Tour”.

More about “Why Latvia and Riga” here.

You would like to learn more about the possibilities Riga has to offer for your business? Please visit the team at stand D20 at ibtm and make an appointment.

Your contact person at MEET RIGA convention bureau:
Aigars Smiltans
Marketing Director
tel. +371 2232 0416

Your contact person at tmf:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manager Content & PR
tel. +49 (0) 931 9002 114