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The annual IMTA Conference is a scientific meeting accompanied by several social activities. These include a 'Meet and Greet' welcome reception and a closing Conference Dinner, which are free of charge for the registered conference participants. In addition, a few other activities are proposed as opportunities for you to discover more of the host country. As these activities don’t belong to the Conference itself, separate fees may apply.

Meet & Greet Welcome Reception
Monday October 7th
(No fee for conference delegates, 15  EUR for guests)

For your convenience our welcome reception will be held with the registration on Monday October 7th, 2021 at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference and Spa Hotel Tallinn. Enjoy some delicious refreshments after your registration and catch up with your friends of the IMTA community.

Tuesday October 8th
(No fee for conference delegates, 20 EUR for guests)

The International Beverage Testing Association (IBTA) meeting will be held on Tuesday October 8th, 2021 at the Estonian Open Air Museum in Tallinn. It will be a great opportunity to get to know more colleagues and to talk about current issues. Transportation will be provided by the organizers.

Estonian Open Air Museum
Tuesday October 8th
(No fee for conference delegates, 5 EUR for guests)

Optional guided tour before IBTA (see above) from 1630 until 1850.

Conference Banquet
Thursday October 10th
(No fee for conference delegates, 40  EUR  fee for guests)

Our conference dinner will take place at Seaplane Harbour, where you have a chance to enjoy the finest that the local cuisine has to offer. It also will be a great opportunity to spend more time with colleagues and to exchange new ideas from the conference. Transportation will be provided by the organizers.

Last Day Activities

Last day activities on October 11th, 2019, will run simultaneously and thus you’ll only be able to participate in one.

Tour #1: Visit to the Estonian National Museum in Tartu

The Estonian National Museum is one of the oldest museums in Estonia, founded in 1909. At the same time, it is also one of the newest, as the new home of the museum was completed in 2016. The museum collects and preserves data and artifacts about the Estonian and Finno-Ugric cultures. If you want to learn more about Estonian culture, this is a good starting point. The museum was recognized by the European Museum Forum with the Kenneth Hudson Award in 2018. The trip includes transportation to Tartu and back to the hotel, a 90 minute guided tour, and refreshments.
Deadline for registration: 15.09.2019

Duration: 8 hours, tentative time for event: 0900-1700

Cost: 28  EUR per person.
The tour will take place, when we have at least 20  persons registered.

Tour #2: Visit to the SNCO Brewery

The SNCO brewery is an example of a microbrewery, offering different kinds of beer. The brewery is located in the small city of Keila, 50 km from Tallinn. It was established by former non-commissioned officers from the Estonian Defence Forces.

Duration: 3 hours, tentative time for event: 1000-1300

Cost: 15  EUR per person. The price includes the visit to the brewery, beer tasting and transportation.
The tour can accept 30  participants.

Tour #3: Visit to the Estonian War Museum

The Estonian War Museum collects, preserves, researches and exhibits Estonian military history and heritage. It also records the history of the Estonian Defense Forces. It is located in the vicinity of Tallinn at the former manor house of our first Commander in Chief, General Johan Laidoner.

Duration: 2.5 hours, tentative time for event: 1000-1230

Cost: 10  EUR per person.

Tour #4: Guided Hike in a Bog

For those who want to discover untouched Estonian nature, we offer the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful swamps. The hiking distance is approximately 4-5 kilometers and will take around 2-3 hours. You will be led by professional instructors. You can try the unique experience of walking with snowshoes. To enjoy the walk, you must take the proper clothing: raincoat, cap, gloves and waterproof shoes. We will provide rubber boots for the participants.
Deadline for registration: 15.09.2019.

Duration: 5-6 hours, tentative time for event: 0900-1500

Cost: 35  EUR per person.
The tour will take place, when we have at least 10  persons registered.
The tour can accept 20  participants.
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