The Sea for us is, of course, the Baltic Sea — and this sea touches the lives of altogether 185 million people. In fact, while some of the people around The Sea call it the East Sea, and some the West Sea, and many others the Baltic Sea — maybe the old Latvian fishermen were closest to the truth: they called it The Big Sea (liela jura).
— Toomas Hendrik Ilves
The Baltic-Nordic Event Forum was born in 2016 in Tallinn
We created this event to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, so as to meet common challenges and benefit from the common opportunities facing the region. We support and believe in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). The geography of this region that unites original cultures around the Baltic Sea, and the region’s location within the European community are all strong and objective prerequisites for the powerful rise of events in northeastern Europe.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, the Baltic Event Industry Club, together with 8 other country associations of the Region, has started working on a few initiatives: a common letter to local MEPs, Unique Guidelines for the North European event industry, identification and numbers of the industry in each country. As a result, we have organized a program and topics that correspond to the most important challenges that the live communication industry will face in the future.

We know that events can influence the world much better than any other industry, and that event organizers are actually some of the most intellectual people in modern business. We realize that event managers at the Forum deal with over 200 different business fields, and deliver different messages, all while creating a unique atmosphere and designing the world’s future. They are even a kind of echo of the modern economy.

The Baltic-Nordic Event Forum is a key meeting place for event professionals, customers and creative minds from all over the Baltic Sea Region.

Many successful projects have been implemented under the Forum, and still much more is left to be done.