The Estonian Convention Bureau’s (ECB) annual Conference of the Year awards ceremony in Tallinn, 6 February, saw the top prize going to the 34th European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium (EGOS).
Organised by the Estonian Business School (EBS), the July EGOS conference set the record as the largest international scientific gathering ever hosted in Estonia.
The three-day event pulled in nearly 2,000 delegates, including academics from the world’s top universities and representatives of major scientific journals.
“Hosting such a large-scale event – and doing it so well – is the best kind of advertising we in the convention industry could have ever hoped for. The EGOS conference should be a tremendous source of pride for EBS, the nation’s academic community and the country as a whole,” said Kadri Karu, Managing Director of the ECB.
Tallinn Deputy Mayor Aivar Riisalu presented EBS with the award at the ceremony, which was held in the Tallinn Teachers’ House on the capital’s historic Town Hall Square. EGOS was selected as winner from among a group of 15 qualifying conferences involving 300 delegates or more.
The ECB also used the occasion to name 10 new Conference Ambassadors for Tallinn, as the city also prepares to host the country’s largest conference to date: the 5,000-delegate Junior Chamber International World Congress, slated for November 2019.