The Convention Bureau of the Zagreb Tourist Board has received the prestigious Ambassador of Croatian Congress Tourism Award for 2014 in the category of public sector institutions which have contributed to the international promotion of Croatia as a congress destination. As stated during the ceremony held in early December, the Convention Bureau earned the award for its outstanding promotion of Zagreb as a congress destination on the domestic and international markets. As a result, the Croatian capital saw a significant leap forward among congress and incentive destinations. According to the ICCA standard and official statistics, Zagreb moved from 134th place in 2012 to 79th place in 2013. On behalf of the Convention Bureau, the award was received by its head, Zlatan Muftić.
Zagreb’s growing popularity with congress organizers over the last few years is certainly due to the fact that it is the capital city of the youngest EU member state.
According to the organizers of the award, some of the greatest advantages of Zagreb’s congress offer are its excellent congress infrastructure, highly professional staff, as well as the diversity, beauty and atmosphere of the city. In addition, the city's highlights are all accessible on foot, and its citizens are very friendly and hospitable.