Valmiera is the regional development centre of the Vidzeme region and one of the nine cities of a republican importance in Latvia. Located just 50 km away from Estonia and an hour’s drive away from the capital of Latvia, besides being the regional centre for entrepreneurship, education and culture, as well as having a well-established infrastructure are only some of the advantages to organize seminars, conferences and business meetings in Valmiera to gather participants from Vidzeme region, Riga, other parts of Latvia and people from neighbouring countries.
In Valmiera it is possible to organize conferences for 696 people simultaneously being in the same hall. There are all necessary prerequisites to organize several smaller scale seminars scattered around various halls, yet being located in the same building. For special requests we offer to adjust the Multifunctional Hall of the Vidzeme Olympic Centre, which can accommodate up to 3000 participants, for your needs. In all halls it is possible to provide all necessary conference equipment and catering services.
Valmiera so far has hosted several local, national and international scale events, such as, the conference of the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, conference of the Latvian Medical Association, Cabinet of Ministers’ meeting in Valmiera, international education conference “Bridge of possibilities for education at the primary school”, conference of the Latvian Pharmacist Association, European Youth Parliament Latvian National Conference, events for the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2016 Valmiera welcomed participants of the international tourism conference „Experience, Innovations and Challenges in Tourism: Local Solutions for Global Tendencies” and the scientific conference of the new historians’. In 2017 conferences related to entrepreneurship and smart cities are scheduled to be held in Valmiera.
The conference venues are located close to the city centre allowing participants to combine the official programme of the conference with some leisure activities. Furthermore, it is possible to plan at the end of the conference a common visit to one or some of the culture related venues, for example, enjoy a play at the Valmiera Drama Theatre, appreciate art at the Valmiera Museum or the Art “Gallery Laipa”, visit a concert in the Valmiera Culture Centre, concert hall “Valmiera” or in the nearby Dikļi Manor or “Valmiermuiža’s alus” brewery. Sport fans can cheer for their favourite athletes at the Vidzeme Olympic Centre.
Those prone for a more active recreation during the summer season can rent bicycles and try one of the many cycling routes within the city or visit the Park of Senses by the Gauja River Steep Banks. During the winter season one can try out skating at the Vidzeme Olympic Centre or have some fun skiing or snowboarding at the leisure complex “Baiļi”. Valmiera is a city for true gourmands, offering top-quality food for real connoisseurs. It should be mentioned that the restaurant of the Dikļi Manor has been included in the prestigious “The White Guide Nordic” – a guide to the best restaurants in the Nordics.
We also invite you to visit permanent and changing exhibition at the Valmiera Museum, get on the top of the Valmiera St. Simon’s Church, take a ride with the Gauja River Tram or have an excursion at the “Valmiermuiža’s alus” brewery.
Additionally it is possible to organize conferences at the premises of the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera Drama Theatre and in the hotels of Valmiera.
Valmiera Tourist Information Centre
Rīgas iela 10, Valmiera, LV-4201
Phone: +371 64207177, +371 26332213.