Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Mr Aivar Riisalu presented the honour at awards ceremony, which was held in the new concert hall of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. The congress Project Manager, Ms Kai Kuusik-Greenbaum, accepted the award on behalf of JCI Estonia.
The ceremony also saw the 'Conference of the Year' prize for events with 100-300 delegates go to the 7th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators, a 3-day academic gathering held in Tartu in late August, while the award for 'Smartest Conference Solution' was taken by the Bolt Summer Summit, a hackathon involving 550 Bolt employees from around the globe.
Additionally, Lions Estonia was awarded a prize by the City of Tallinn for the charity initiatives carried out as part of the Lions Europe Forum 2019.
The ECB has been holding its 'Conference of the Year' award since 2011, with each year's winners chosen by a vote of all ECB members. The aim of the competition is to recognise outstanding international conferences held in the country during the previous year and to thank the local conference ambassadors - specialists and scientists - who have brought their associations’ conferences to Estonia. This year, ECB members and partners nominated a total of 29 candidates for awards in competition – more than in any year prior.
Once the situation with COVID-19 pandemic has calmed down, Visit Estonia will inform about new exciting conferences taking place in Estonia.