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THE BEST MEETING DESTINATIONS IN NEW EUROPE

In case you missed The Meetings Star Award Ceremony at the start of 2022, we have created an executive summary of the best meeting destinations across Europe. The official announcement of this year’s winners and the Meetings Star gala award ceremony will take place during Conventa 2023 in February next year.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Meeting Experience Index (MTLG), an original matrix for evaluating destinations, published every year by Kongres Magazine. It is a reference system that enables a realistic comparison of destinations over time.

The Meeting Experience Index is one of the most complex destination evaluations that is not only based on the number of congress events but delves deeper analytically. The methodology addresses all key meetings industry segments and thus all key MICE products. 75 evaluation criteria are used to determine the final destination score. That is why the Meeting Experience Index has become the bedrock for selecting destinations for meeting planners.

MEETINGS STAR BROCHURE

We have summarised the best venues and meeting hotels in 2021/2022. If you want to see all of the Meetings Star finalists and find out more about the best destinations, hotels, venues and meeting professionals, read the special brochure below.

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The founder of the methodology, Gorazd Čad, explained: “Our evaluation matrix is primarily a tool for improving the competitiveness of individual destinations. It gives destinations an objective outlook on their offer and a reason to constantly improve, helping them achieve excellence. As the evaluation is a systematic and continuous process, the progress of individual evaluated criteria can be seen over time. Destinations choose to use our methodology because they wish to become or remain competitive worldwide.”

Below is an executive overview of the best destinations according to each category:

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XL MEETING DESTINATIONS
Destinations that can host more than 2,000 congress attendees (36 evaluated destinations)

Winner: VIENNA, Austria, with a final mark of 4.75

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L MEETING DESTINATIONS
Destinations that can host up to 2,000 congress attendees (26 evaluated destinations)

Winner: TALLINN, Estonia, with a final mark of 4.52

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M MEETING DESTINATIONS
Destinations that can host up to 1,200 congress attendees (26 evaluated destinations)

Winner: Dubrovnik, Croatia, with a final mark of 4.41

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S MEETING DESTINATIONS
Destinations that can host up to 500 congress attendees (30 evaluated destinations)

Winner: BOHINJ, Slovenia, with a final mark of 4.05

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BEST IN NEW EUROPE
 The best destinations of the New Europe region

WINNER: PRAGUE, Czech Republic, with a final mark of 4,05

What is the Meeting Experience Index or MTLG?

Meeting Experience Index is the final score given to a destination after going through 75 strict evaluation criteria. It places the destination among 118 other meeting destinations in Europe and the world.

A decade ago, at Kongres Magazine, we developed a system of evaluating congress destinations with the help of an original matrix dubbed the “MEETING EXPERIENCE INDEX” or simply MTLG – MEETOLOGUE. Since the inception of evaluating destinations, we have been diligently using the reference system to present a realistic offer of congress destinations through time.

The results for 2022/2023 will be announced for the premier time during Conventa, set to take place between 23 and 26 August in Ljubljana.

You can still register for Conventa and Conventa Crossover. Find out more here