Tallinn ranked 50th among 1,600 cities in the newly announced ranking of 2017 conference venues by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).
Last year, 46 conferences that met the ICCA criteria* were held
in Tallinn. There has been 100% increase in the number of
events compared to 2016, when Tallinn was in 111th
place with 23 conferences held. With the recent results,
Tallinn as a destination of association meetings outperforms
successful cities such as Kraków, Ljubljana, Gothenburg and
Glasgow. The top cities are Barcelona, Paris and Vienna.
Among 162 countries, Estonia is ranked 45th. Estonia
as a country improved its rank as well, compared to the 2016
results, when it was ranked 52nd. There were 44
association meetings organised in Estonia in 2016. In 2017, the
number had risen to 68.
Estonia is ranked highest among the Baltic States; Latvia and
Lithuania are ranked 53rd and 60th,
respectively. Finland is ranked 29th, with 159
international association meetings. The top countries in the
world ranking are the United States, Germany and the United
*The ICCA ranking criteria for international association
meetings: meetings are held regularly, the location of the
meetings is rotated between at least three countries and they
must be attended by at least 50 participants.