Prague is selected as the 2016 Top Meeting Destination with a grade of 4.51 and Istanbul is marked on the second place with the grade of 4.39; Budapest on the third with 4.37 points, followed by Athens and Ljubljana.
The prizes are awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine to the destinations from Central and South East Europe region since 2011, in accordance with the evaluation based on destination's infrastructure, marketing activities and other indexes. The 2016 Top Meeting Destination Awards are presented at the annual Conventa trade fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 18th January, 2017.
The Kongres magazine expert jury evaluated 68 destinations from 19 countries of the Central and South East Europe region, based on the following criteria: natural and cultural factors, general and transport infrastructure, tourist infrastructure, meetings infrastructure, marketing buzz, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) index, quality of life index, global peace index, and subjective grade. The top grade for each assessed section was 5.
Complete results can be found here.