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Atta boy Riga! Latvians open big new venue with plans for more

Atta Centre, the largest convention centre in the Baltics, is set to open at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

The Latvian capital Riga’s Atta Centre will offer a total area of ​​15,000sqm and will have 29 conference rooms, an office centre and co-working space, a restaurant with a terrace, as well as a large parking lot with charging stations for electric vehicles. Up to 3,300 delegates will be accommodated.

'Atta' comes from the Latin for a genus of leaf-cutter ants and was chosen to symbolise a busy meetings environment. Live ants will feature in a 5m terrarium in the foyer, created in collaboration with the local zoo.

 

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The centre lies in one of the busiest areas of the city, on Krasta Street, and the exhibition complex covers 5,500sqm on the first floor of the building.

“MICE tourism is a promising direction, and by cultivating it we can attract multi-million-euro investments in Latvia. A convention centre of such a scale as Atta will make Riga a more attractive destination for foreign organisers who hold events of international scale. Also, by 2025 we plan to open five more such congress centres in the largest European capitals,” said Janis Astahovs, General Manager of the centre.

 

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