The Estonian Convention Bureau’s annual ‘Conference of the Year’ awards ceremony took place in Tallinn, with the top prize going to the Junior Chamber International World Congress organised by JCI Estonia.
Pulling in over 4,000 Junior Chamber members from 105 countries, the week-long event held in the Estonian capital last November was one of the largest international conference ever hosted in the country. The congress's impressive array of side activities and post-conference tours, as well as its focus on sustainability and digital innovation, helped push it to the top of the main awards category, which is reserved for conferences of 300 delegates or more.
“With so many conferences numbering even more than 500 delegates happening in Estonia in 2019, it wasn't easy to choose a winner, but JCI Estonia truly impressed us with their level of creativity, putting together the most extensive professional education and networking social programme we've ever seen,” said Kadri Karu, Managing Director of the Estonian Convention Bureau. Karu also praised JCI's decision to hold the event in November, the low-season month that event organisers tend to avoid most. www.ecb.ee