When choosing a destination, meeting and congress planners not only seek good offers, high-quality infrastructure and safety, but also context and connections in their business segments; they look for innovation and appreciate the “smart” attitude of “officials”. The more the local authorities are aiming at creating best matching meetings and congresses and at facilitating cooperation with local experts, the more they fit into what we call a “knowledge” oriented destination. And Vilnius is one of these cities that perfectly fit into this category.

Johanna and Ulrike visited Vilnius in February to find out more about the Lithuanian capital’s local expertise. They were meeting with several interesting people from Vilnius – representatives of Vilnius Airport, Hotel Association and Invest Lithuania, leading researchers at the university, the Mayor of Vilnius and many more.

So, what exactly is the whole campaign about? Read everything here: Vilnius recognises great economic value in supporting the meetings industry!

What we’ve shown so far….

…the dynamic development of CONVENE and the city in general: “Convene in Vilnius: modern, efficient and personal”

…the highly developed infrastructure by leading interviews with LITEXPO’s Director Mindaugas Rutkauskas, Eglè Mikailaite, Head of Business Development of Litexpo Events and Milda Ivanauskiene, Acting head of Modern Art Center: “Excellent venues in Vilnius: LITEXPO and Modern Art Center”

…the variety of top hotels in Vilnius by visiting two of them:
Artagonist – art concept hotel in Vilnius
Kristina Viskontaite, Comfort Hotel LT Rock ‘N’ Roll Vilnius: “We are revolutionary”

…Vilnius’ airports reaction to the development in the city by talking to a representative of the airport: Olaf Martens, CEO of Vilnius Airport about the airport’s successful development

What’s coming next?

…the role of “Go Vilnius” – a holistic concept to integrate all development projects of the city administration – and an interview with Dr. Darius Udrys, the new director of Go Vilnius

…a detailed and passionate interview with the Mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Simasius

…interviews with Invest Lithuania, investors, start-ups and leading researchers

Get inspired, feel some of the passion and engagement of all these stakeholders and plan your next conference or congress in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania to experience the spirit first-hand!

Stay tuned!

Your contact in Vilnius:
Jolanta Beniuliene
Head of Vilnius Tourism and Convention Bureau
Go Vilnius | The official international economic
development agency of the City of Vilnius
tel. +370 5 212 1833

Your contact at tmf:
Ulrike Kiesel
Project Manger Content & PR
+49 931 9002 114