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“Last year about 400 conferences took place in Lviv. And it is pleasant that our city is more and more frequently chosen for such activities. However, we noticed that many representatives of the business hospitality industry are still unfamiliar with each other. So we decided to improve the situation, because the contacts play a key role in business, ” Lina Ostapchuk, Lviv Convention Bureau director, says.

The main objective of the event was to bring together industry representatives and leaders of the city in order to demonstrate the real impact that conferences, conventions and trade shows have on people, business and communities.

The main part of the event was a panel discussion devoted to Lviv position on the European map of meetings industry. They discussed, in particular, the importance of maintaining good business relations, as well as the need for the continuous development of the city’s conference infrastructure. The Mayor also emphasized that good contacts are more important than any other resources.

During the event the audience also had a lot of opportunities for business networking – along with good vinyl music and covers to Ukrainian hits performed live. All the participants were dressed in the 1930-40s style. The event brought together around 150 representatives of the city’s meetings industry.

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