PROFESSIONAL/ Conference Venues in 21st Century

What are the top meeting destinations around the world? Discover the venues of historical Prague, lively Barcelona, green Vancouver and romantic Polish cities.


Meet in Poland: Palaces, Congress Centres and Salt Mine

Gregory Dolgos

Poland is a big and beautiful country with rich culture, long history and healthy natural environment. Tatra and Carpathian Mountains welcome tourists in the south, central Poland is admired for its woods and limestone caves, the lakes and woodlands of the north and the pine forests and sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea coast are also popular destinations. Besides leisure tourism Poland is also a very attractive destination for business tourism and offers a plenty of unique venues including histor...

Vancouver Convention Centre: Connected to Nature

Denise Chen

With its harbourfront location and breathtaking views, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The addition of the new West Building has tripled the capacity, for a combined total of 466,500 square feet of meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and plenary theatre space. Flexible Both the East and West Buildings are designed as a series of modules to offer the highest degree of flexibility. This new combination also allows for holding simultaneous even...

Prague: Top Awards for Top Conference Venues

Dan Rang

Prague Convention Bureau is proud of a number of international achievements its members. These awards demonstrate that Prague in terms of quality of services is a leading MICE destination comparable with other top meeting cities. In February, Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa was awarded the third Best Luxury Hotel in the World and Europe 2011 by TripAdvisor in its annual Traveler’s Choice awards. The company also operates hotel Alchymist Residence Nosticova, who also became the third best ...

Barcelona: The Haven for Conferences

Tourism Review News Desk

Barcelona, the Spanish capital, is thanks to its facilities and reliable professionals the second most popular destination for conferences. In recent years new hotels and venues were open which shows a clear determination of the city to reinvent itself. Young and Innovative In just over two decades, Barcelona significantly transformed its infrastructure and facilities showing a dynamic and pioneering spirit, which is perfectly visible in its new urban and architectural layout. The city cont...

iCon: Where Business Inspires Greener Environment

Pat Hyland

A new conference centre was opened in June at the new iCon business facility in Daventry, UK. The iCon Environmental Innovation Centre has 55 business units and has used green technologies and sustainable principles in its design and construction. The showcase auditorium has retractable tiered seating and can accommodate 300 delegates. One of the iCon’s most interesting spaces is the ‘street’ which runs through the centre of the building. Located at the centre of England in ...

Colours, Sounds and Fragrances of the Meetings Industry in Slovenia and South-East Europe

Tourism Review News Desk

For each important event in South-East Europe – be it a birth, a wedding, a holiday...people would eat, drink, dance to different rhythms and rejoice. Each congress or incentive meeting in Central and SE Europe repeats this ritual and becomes a modern holiday. Europe is thrilled to welcome a new region of congress and business tourism with all its colours, sounds and fragrances. The participants and critics of the international meetings industry have expressed childlike joy over the ent...