9 Top Reasons to Host a Conference Event in Estonia
Increasingly, many organisations are turning their attention to Northern and Eastern Europe, searching for undiscovered and inspiring destinations with which to wow their delegates. With the number of its international association conferences having increased by nearly 100% between 2013 and 2016, Estonia is fast becoming the contemporary conference event location of choice. A short, 2 to 3 hour flight from most major European cities, Estonia offers a unique, yet accessible conference location contender. If you’re yet to consider Estonia for your next event destination, here are a few reasons why this ideal location should leap to the top of your list.
9 TOP REASONS TO HOST A CONFERENCE EVENT IN ESTONIA:
Delight in this undiscovered destination
Why not offer your delegates a novel European destination, allowing them to explore an intriguing and exciting location? Estonia is still relatively undiscovered. Conference goers will be given their first glimpse of a fascinating country, full of surprises. From the historic, fairy tale charm of Tallinn’s Old Town to the natural beauty of the country’s primitive forests and rugged coastline, Estonia’s diversity is sure to delight.
Discover a country steeped in history
New visitors to Estonia are amazed by the country’s rich heritage. Steeped in history, a city stroll takes in medieval architecture, Gothic churches and traditional, lamp-lit lanes. Simultaneously, Estonia’s cities are surprisingly contemporary, with every conceivable, modern convenience just around the corner. It’s this combination of the classic and the contemporary that gives Estonia its unique flavour.
Enjoy ease of access
Estonia’s city centres are compact and offer ease of access. Most hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions are within walking distance. From shopping to sightseeing, delegates can dispense with public transport, thus saving time and money. At only a 4 km distance, Tallinn´s airport is a mere 10 minute taxi ride from the city centre itself.
Experience this green and clean location
According to Yale University’s 2016 Environmental Performance Index, Estonia ranks among the 8 greenest countries in the world. As much as 50% of Estonia is forestland. Among the lowest in Europe, the average population density is just 29 people per km². The World Health Organisation boasts the country’s air quality as the fifth best in the world. With tap water being both pure and drinkable, Estonia’s environmental example really astounds.
Sustainability is important to Estonians, with venues, caterers, hotels and restaurants preferring to use locally-sourced, organic produce. As Estonia’s conference cities are so commercially centric, delegates’ footprints will contribute very little, by way of carbon.
Enjoy extracurricular activities and excursions
Encourage your conference delegates to make the most of their time in beautiful Estonia. There are plenty of interesting activities to enjoy. From a walking tour of Tallinn Old Town to a masterclass in sculpture with an esteemed Estonian artist, there’s much to amuse the culture vulture. While the more adventurous delegate can enjoy everything from kayaking tours, Lada rallying or off-road orienteering on to bog-shoe-walking expeditions in the wetlands.
Benefit from modern conference facilities
While prices are reasonable and rates for 4 to 5 star hotels are among the lowest on the continent, quality is most certainly not compromised. Most of Estonia’s major hotels have been newly built or renovated, offering contemporary and high-quality conference accommodation. Most hotels also boast wellbeing centres, offering a relaxing environment in which to recuperate after a busy day.
Impress your guests with unique venues
Choosing a venue that stands out from the crowd is a sure way to make your Estonian event one to remember. Estonia boasts a wealth of quirky, individual venues offering something a little different. From Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds or Seaplane Harbour to the Great Guild Hall or the disused Power Plant, choose from one of the country’s many unique locations to ensure your conference event is extraordinary.
Estonia offers value for money
Organising a conference in Estonia won´t break the bank. Many organisers are positively surprised by the value for money offered by an Estonian event. Yet to be convinced? Get in touch and we’d be delighted to quote for your conference needs.
Estonia offers hassle-free hosting
Organising a conference in Estonia couldn’t be easier. As part of the Schengen Area, the country isn’t bound by bureaucracy nor harbours hidden costs. English is widely spoken and free wireless internet is available just about everywhere.
Estonia´s can-do attitude and the single point of contact offered by the Estonian Convention Bureau ensures setting up your event is incredibly easy. We supply you with the best information and contacts to help make your event happen, if you’d like more information on holding a conference event in Estonia, please contact us. Estonians understand the value of cooperation. From our hotels and venues to event organisers and city officials, excellent business relationships ensure your event will go off without a glitch.