www.MeetRiga.com – A SMART AND HELPFUL WEBSITE!
Riga’s Convention Bureau offers some very thoughtful service to meeting planners. Their website is continuously improved and among the latest features is an enhanced search engine, where planners can check at one glimpse, how many flights a week and from which airports in their country provide access to Riga. Try it and just use the filter given at https://www.meetriga.com/en/1014-reachability
Also, new is a feature to search for restaurants, depending on number of persons in a group. https://www.meetriga.com/en/1023-restaurants-catering?qtnSeats=0
The new main search engine, which helps to find venues and hotel meeting space by the required set-up of the meetings or events (e.g. classroom or theatre…) also provides the possibilities to mail a straight RFP via web page and receive an offer directly from suppliers.
MEET RIGA is furthermore working on DMC profile improvements, adding social media content and connections, companies logo, etc.
What is not as new, but nevertheless remarkable, is the “macro” view, MEET RIGA provides to meeting planners through their city website. The platform has included information about Jurmala (which is the Baltic seaside city just half an hour away from Riga and a perfect match to combine capital city with outdoor and team building options in the nature) — please see by yourself https://www.meetriga.com/en/7555-meet-jurmala) — but also they refer to the whole of Latvia via the Magnetic Latvia website. https://www.meetriga.com/en/7606-meet-latvia
CAPACITY AT HOTEL CONFERENCE FACILITIES – UP TO 1200
A mix of international chain and independent properties offer contemporary event spaces with on-site accommodation and catering. Riga’s hotels provide full AV service and technical support.
For any RFP, it is reasonable to use the hustle- & commission free MEET RIGA website – without extra charges and offering direct access to its partners through www.MeetRiga.com
CHOICE OF ACADEMIC SETTINGS FOR EVENTS
The new Academic Centre of the University of Latvia boasts impressive architecture, state-of-the-art facilities and views across the River Daugava towards Riga old town. It is made for scientific conferences.
Also, right across the river is the Riga Technical University campus with easy access from the airport and port, and with Park Inn, Radisson and other hotels in its vicinity. With strong academic teams, the universities can be a fantastic source for local speakers.
IN RIGA, CATERING BECOMES A HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR EVENT
Riga is fast gaining ground as a top Nordic foodie destination. Creative chefs with years of international experience transform humble local ingredients such as wild mushrooms, Baltic Sea fish and game meat into mouthwatering dishes. Catering can and should always be a real highlight of your conference in Riga. Hotels offer on-site catering while most venues will extend the flexibility to choose your preferred external supplier. The staff will be happy to advise. Many of Riga’s top restaurants offer also external catering.
EVENING EVENTS AT FOOD MARKETS, FORMER INDUSTRIAL SPACES AND SOVIET ERA SOCIAL CLUBS
Should you wish to continue with a foodie theme for your evening event, the former Zeppelin hangars housing Riga Central Market can serve as an exclusive location for your party. Looking for a historical ballroom to host a gala dinner or award ceremony? The glitzy and glamorous Riga Latvian Society House, the House of Black Heads or Small Guild could be exactly what you’re after.
For something completely different, consider Riga’s former industrial spaces such as the Hanzas Perons (Hanza Platform) cargo station or Gas Tower, or the recently restored Soviet era VEF Culture Palace, which used to function as a social venue for factory workers. Shaped by history, Riga has a truly exciting range of stand-out venues for the social programme of your conference. With the help of third-party services from AV suppliers to caterers, these spaces can be adapted to very specific individual needs.
www.MeetRiga.com is the ideal first stop on your search for conference spaces in Riga. Browse the list of venues and send an RFP to receive an offer direct from the supplier.
The 2019 content about #MagneticLativa is supported by LIAA and MEETRiga.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Ieva Gredzena, LIAA (Investment and Development Agency of Latvia) email: Ieva.Gredzena@liaa.gov.lv
Mr. Aigars Smiltans of MeetRiga, email: firstname.lastname@example.org