The Estonian Convention Bureau (ECB) has been celebrating its first decade of operation with a festive gathering of members and partners at the Tallinn Creative Hub.
Accomplishments achieved by the Baltic state’s national convention bureau ECB, since its founding in 2008, were highlighted during the event on 24 January.
“One key ingredient of our work has been connecting institutions from a wide variety of sectors and businesses – hotels, tour companies, venue operators, city governments, tourist boards and universities. Now they’re all pulling together to promote the country under the Team Estonia brand, and the results speak for themselves,” said ECB managing director Kadri Karu.
In addition to launching the Team Estonia concept in 2015, other ECB milestones include creating conference ambassador programmes in Tallinn and Tartu in 2010, and establishing the annual ‘Conference of the Year’ award in 2011.
Enterprise Estonia/Visit Estonia was also recognised for its work with the ECB on a number of joint activities over the years. The ECB honoured Enterprise Estonia Team with the event’s ‘ECB Best Friend’ award.
The cities of Tallinn and Tartu received ECB’s award for ‘Biggest Supporters’, while the 14 ECB participants that have been with the organisation since its inception were given special recognition as 10-year members.