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Vilnius is Hosting the Biggest Life Sciences Event in the Baltics

On 26-27 September Vilnius is hosting Life Sciences Baltics 2018 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO. As the only international forum in the Baltics for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device experts from around the world, the conference gives participants a unique platform to explore new innovative horizons, share best practices, and grow their professional networks. […]

Another Successful Vilnius Fam Tour!

This 19-21 September, the Vilnius Convention Bureau with the support of Hotel Pacai, hosted another successful Vilnius Fam Tour. The tour gathered event planners from across Europe, including Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia. Over the course of the three-day tour, six participants took advantage of a number of exciting opportunities along a tailor-made tour, […]

Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel Vilnius Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Vilnius Old Town right in front of City Hall Square, the Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel recently gathered together with its guests and partners to celebrate their 20-year anniversary. The Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius, alongside many ambassadors, executives of international and local companies, and tourism […]

IMPERIAL Hotel & Restaurant to Begin New Season

On a warm day this September, IMPERIAL Hotel & Restaurant Vilnius hosted a major event for 70 of the city’s top meeting industry partners. Guests had the opportunity to take part in an elegant reception that was used to celebrate a successful summer events season. What, as guests and event planners, can we expect in […]

Baltic Travel Group’s Growing Sports Portfolio

The UEFA qualifiers did not slip away from the Baltic States and we are so happy that we could be a part of this amazing event. This year, we had an exciting opportunity to work with several different football teams in Latvia and Lithuania, including, Girondines de Bordeaux (France), La Fiorita San Marino (Italy), and […]

Meet the Nordic Hotel Forum’s Bees

The Nordic Hotel Forum is proud to be the first hotel in Tallinn to lead the way in urban beekeeping right in the heart of the city! Bees are one of nature’s wonders and as a Green Key Hotel, we are happy to have six beautiful beehives with over 60,000 bees right here on our […]

Espoo Selects Ahti Salo as its 10th Congress Ambassador

Professor Ahti Salo from Aalto University’s School of Science has been elected the Espoo Ambassador of 2018. The Espoo Ambassador promotes Espoo as a congress destination in Finland and abroad. The selection was announced at the annual Espoo Ambassador event held at Dipoli on the 30 August 2018. Jukka Mäkelä, the Mayor of Espoo, together […]

airBaltic Shows Service Reliability in 2018

CONVENE industry partner and Latvian airline airBaltic has reached a regularity rate of 99.8% in the first eight months of 2018. This means that only 0.2% of the airline’s planned flights were cancelled due to reasons like weather or strikes in Europe, among others. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic, says, “As we continue along our […]

Breaking Waves 2018: Global Maritime Representatives to Gather in Helsinki

Key actors in the global maritime industry will gather for the first time in Helsinki on 3-4 December 2018. Breaking Waves 2018 is bringing together representatives of the European maritime cluster with the aim of ensuring Europe’s competitiveness in the global markets. Breaking Waves 2018 will take place over two days with the aim of […]

Facilities for New Services at Finlandia Hall to be Built During Renovation

According to the preliminary schedule, the Finlandia Hall renovation project will begin in 2021. The project means not only the restoration of the existing premises but also the construction of a framework for new services. Plans for the renewed Finlandia Hall include, for instance, an audio-visual exhibition and a design store. The kitchen will be modernized so […]

Vilnius Featured on World Heritage Journeys Sustainable Travel Web Platform

Coinciding with the European Heritage Days celebrations, UNESCO launched the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable travel. Supported by the EU and developed in collaboration with National Geographic, the platform features 34 World Heritage sites spread across 19 EU countries. Vilnius has been working in with UNESCO and National Geographic for over […]

12th Biannual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week to be Held in Vilnius

From 11 to 13 September, Shared Services professionals from across Europe and the world will be meeting at the Radisson Blue Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius for the Autumn edition of this year’s biannual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week (SSOW). Having been named the Most Dynamically Developing City for Business Services in 2018 for the fourth […]

New Wizz Air Route: Kaunas-Turku

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines, has announced the launch of a new route from Kaunas to Turku (Finland). The route is one of the 12 new services announced across Wizz Air’s far-reaching network. The newly announced service from Kaunas will be available twice a week – Monday and Friday – starting 9 […]

Lithuanian Airports Announces Tender for Airlines to Fly from Vilnius to London City

Lithuanian Airports has invitation airlines to take part in a public tender to commence flights from Vilnius to London City Airport next year. The Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Transport and Communications identified the new route was as vital for the country’s economic and social development. According to Rokas Masiulis, the Lithuanian Minister […]

Tallinn Named Among Ten Smartest Cities for Tourists in Europe

Tallinn is among the ten finalists of the European Capital of Smart Tourism competition. The aim of the competition is to recognise outstanding achievements in the development of European urban tourism. Cities are assessed in four categories: Accessibility, Sustainable Development, Digitalisation and the Inclusion of Cultural Heritage and Creativity in the tourism industry. The ten […]


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