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City of Tartu recognized the best conference organizers

Tartu City Government Press Release

Konverentsikorraldaja autasustamine V Spaa konverentsikeskuses Photo: Mana Kaasik

20 February / Title of Conference Deed of the Year 2022, in the Estonian Convention Bureau’s competition, came to Tartu.

On Thursday, 16 February, an appreciation event for the Tartu Conference Ambassador Programme was held in the V Spa Hotel and Conference Centre, where the outstanding conference organisers of 2022 were recognized and certificates were handed over to the new Tartu Conference Ambassadors. 

According to Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas, conference organisers and ambassadors are constantly introducing the City of Tartu to new guests, and their work is very important for the city. ‘I am very pleased to say that Tartu has become a successful conference destination, attracting prestigious international events, and influential entrepreneurs and creators. Next year, Tartu will be the European Capital of Culture and in connection with this we are looking forward to an exciting year in both the cultural and conference landscape,’ Klaas said.

Last year, 32 international conferences were held in Tartu, which brought 3,591 foreign delegates here. At the appreciation event, the City of Tartu recognized 24 conference teams. The University of Tartu brought the largest number of international conferences to the city, and the most participants were attracted by the business festival sTARTUp day. In addition, three new conference ambassadors from Tartu were appointed: one from the University of Tartu, and two from the Estonian University of Life Sciences. A Tartu Conference Ambassador brings conferences in his or her area of specialty to Tartu, contributing to the development of both the City of Tartu and international conferences. Today, there are a total of 134 renowned Conference Ambassadors in Tartu.
The title of Conference Deed of the Year 2022, in the Estonian Convention Bureau’s competition, was awarded to the European Museums Annual Conference and Awards Gala, in the category of conferences with 100–300 participants, which was held in May at the Estonian National Museum.

Check out the award-winning conferences HERE and the ambassadorial program HERE.

Last changed 20.02.2023