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Meet Me @MICEPeak in Riga, Latvia - Day 1

This vlog is my first day experience taking part in a Press Trip as an event planner from Germany attending MICEPeak in Riga, Latvia.

It was my first time not only in Riga but also to Eastern Europe and Baltics. MICEPeak is an annual show organised by PeC Communications and part of MICEBoard which is an online MICE resource and news board for event planners and professionals in Germany, Switzerland and Austria as well as German speaking territories. Every year it takes place in a different city outside of Germany.

It was 4 nights and 4 days or 3 nights and 4 days depending when you arrive. It is an event designed for event planners to meet with international suppliers (non-German), learn about the destination and network through various organised engaging and interactive activities and events.

Overall Experience Feedback:

  • Very positive experience as I really discovered what a great destination Riga is for MICE. 
  • I networked with some fantastic diverse international suppliers and also met high-level German, Swiss and Austrian peers in the industry. 
  • The format of the show was also different in that the buyers got to choose who they wanted to meet from a selection of suppliers. 
  • There were more buyers than suppliers so if you didn't get a meeting slot to meet with your preferred suppliers, you could connect with them during the many networking activities. 

Below are the details of all the partners of the show and what I experienced over these 4 days.

Destination: Riga, Latvia

Destination Representatives:

MEET Riga - Aigars Smiltan

Convention Bureau Riga Link: https://www.meetriga.com/en/

Magnetic Latvia - Ieva Gredzena, MICE - Tourism Department Latvia

Link: https://www.latvia.travel/

DMCs:

3K Management - https://www.3k.lv/en 

Con-Ex Latvia Tours Group - http://www.con-ex.com/

Goal Events - http://www.goalevents.com/

Hotel Partner:

Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa

Link: https://www.radissonblu.com/en/latvijahotel-riga

Experience/Venue Partners featured in this vlog:

Padomju Slepenais Bunkurs - Former Soviet Undergroun Bunker Link: http://www.bunkurs.lv/en/ 

Luge and Bobsled Track Sigulda: http://bobtrase.lv/lv 

Sigulda Adventures: https://siguldaadventures.com/en 

Kunju Rija Restaurant: http://kungurija.lv/en/ 

Skyline Bar: http://www.skylinebar.lv/ 

Organisers:

MICEBoard - https://www.miceboard.com/ 

PeC Communications - http://www.pec-kommunikation.de/  Peter Cramer

It was my first time attending the show as I was invited as press to cover the event via social media on my platforms (vlog soon to follow) and if you're interested to see how it went - be sure to follow me on Instagram (@hothospitalitye) and check out the 2 Highlight Stories created on my experience.

Stay tuned for the next vlog #26 which will feature Day 2 - Meet, Explore, Music! - MICEPeak, Riga.

Music by Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Song Name: Vacation

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