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The Young Movers started to organize their own European Conference back in 1991. The Young Movers Conference developed to become a yearly event being held somewhere in Europe. Each year the young movers of one of the European countries take over the responsibility to organize the next Young Movers Conference.

Moving companies have evolved and, in parallel with many other professions, are witnessing the growing trend for young people to take over the control and responsibility at an earlier age than may have been traditional in the past.

Young Movers Conference usually is lasting 3 days including seminars, meetings, presentation, informative speeches, innovations, discussions, professional training activities and a lot of fun – welcome party, outdoor activities and clubbing. Every year YMC ends with Gala Dinner, which usually is held in very special place.

Young Movers Conference is very important for moving industries development. It gives an opportunity to meet new people – emerging colleagues, spread network all over the world and improve movers day-to-day responsibilities. Young Movers Conference always informs participants about most important changes in the industry, European Union point of view and worldwide position.

Young Movers Conference not only is very educational in professional meaning but also gives an opportunity to explore new cities, countries culture and people. It’s amazing to know and work with very different people. A lot of opinions, many thoughts, lot of solutions and a lot of ways of thinking. YMC is needed for research how we all together can make this industry work better, faster and more productive.

Last time YMC 2016 was in Madrid, Spain. YMC 2017 will be in Riga, Latvia.

Young Movers Conference Riga 2017 will be the 25th time when YMC is organized. And the very first time for YMC in Latvia!

YMC 2017 participants will spend 3 amazing days and nights in Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija. Situated near some of the city’s most exciting attractions – Rigas Old Town, This Riga hotel houses some of the Baltic’s largest and most efficient meetings. This hotel has 27 floors, the building has a height of 85,65 meters. Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija is the biggest hotel in Latvija. The Conference Day will be held in hotel – the biggest conference place in Latvia, with the newest technology, free internet access and spacious, bright rooms. The hotel has a lot of opportunities to relax and spend leisure time.


The largest conference hotel in the Baltic States dominates the Riga skyline, providing the best views of the city from its Skyline Bar. It is located on the 26th floor and has a reputation for not only with the best view in town but also unique cocktail recipes. Guests also have the option to have a variety of snacks and desserts. Every weekend there perform popular DJ and artists, that’s why Skyline bar is regarded as Riga nightlife must-have adventure.


Guests can dine with a garden view at Restaurant Esplanade. The restaurant has glass facade, what gives an opportunity to overlook the park Esplanāde, which is located next to the hotel. The restaurant provides an excellent breakfast buffet and a menu for lunch and dinner with local dishes.

Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija has leading SPA in the Baltic States. It provides five-star spa procedures, 18-metre swimming pool, steam baths, manicure and pedicure services, sauna and other treatments. ESPA has a gym as well, which provides various of training.


One more place, located in the hotel – Casino. If You are feeling lucky, You can visit casino without going outside the hotel. The biggest entertainment center in the Baltic States is waiting for You. The casino offers a lot of games, exciting adventures, domestic and foreign artists, thematic parties, bartender shows, live music and great atmosphere.


Raddison Blu Hotel Latvija
Elizabetes street 55
Riga 1010
Ph.: +371 67772222
Fax: +371 67772221
E-mail:[email protected]

Young Movers Conference 2017 in Riga will give everyone the opportunity to choose the appropriate activity for each taste. Information will be updated constantly!

One of the offered activities will be go-kart competitions. Everyone will have the opportunity to prove himself in sport. Speed, racetrack, competitive spirit. If these are words that describe you, then clearly this activity will be for you!

One of the most unusual activity – Airsoft game. Teamwork, strategy and strength. These are the things You will need for the game, if You got them, then You got the game! We will offer full equipment for safety and equipment to bring the victory to Your team!

If You want to know more, take a look at this video!

Video by: Maksim Osobenkov

Are You ready?

A little calmer, but a strategical game as well – golf. YMC 2017 will offer You the opportunity to play golf in one of the best golf fields in Latvia. By choosing this activity You have a choice – to make a tournament or just enjoy a peaceful game with friends!

One of the best ways how to explore the city is participating in photo-orientation game, which YMC organizers will prepare for You. If You like the architecture, culture and You like to work in a team, then we will be honored to give You an opportunity to combine all these things – be the fastest team and know the most about Riga!

For those who like nature combined with sports, we offer – obstacle park, crazy roller, tube sliding, gigantic swing, open-air shooting-ground, catapult, bungee jumping trampolines, chair lift, velomobiles, archery, jungle jump, jungle climb, toboggan track – everything in one place! This park offers unlimited possibilities, a wonderful experience and pleasant memories from Latvia!


Royal City – Biggest entertainment complex in the Baltics for the lovers of good leisure. Studio 69 is the most prestigious nightclub in Riga, in the city center, very near to Rigas Old Town. Riga is famous for its clubbing.Nightclub La Rocca. Even though it has a different address, it has a connection with Studio69. You can simply transfer from one to another, even not going out. Nightclub La Rocca is the biggest nightclub in Latvia. It offers a different kind of music, drinks, and lot of surprises. When the weekend comes to Riga, club La Rocca is definitely the place to be seen at! The club’s unique design will take You to a different world filled with beautiful people dancing to the best music.

In the night, Riga turns into a very different city from what You will see in the day! Be ready to dance, to feel the music and to have the best time in Riga!

Studio 69
Terbatas street 73
1001 Riga
Ph.: +371 67506030
E-mail:[email protected]

Nightclub La Rocca
Brivibas street 96
1001 Riga
Ph.: +37167506030
E-mail:[email protected]


The place where the Gala Dinner will be hold – LATVIAN RAILWAY HISTORY MUSEUM.

A little bit of history – Founded in 1994. The museum’s mission is to create understanding and positive attitude towards the railway industry and the development, objectional environment, required work skills and traditions thereof within the territory of Latvia starting from the 1850s by building, updating and creatively utilising the biggest collection of railway vehicles in Latvia and the knowledge of employees and railway history enthusiasts.

The most significant part of the Latvian Railway History Museum’s Collection is, without a doubt, the rolling stock: locomotives, carriages, and other railway vehicles. However, the museum’s collection comprise much more than just the exhibits seen on the railway tracks. There are 20,000 items in the museum’s storage: photographs, documents, maps, train schedules, uniforms and station equipment. They serve as diverse testimonies of the history of railways in Latvia since the end of the 19th century, being continuously updated and used in research and the museum’s exhibitions. The railway is the forerunner of civilization and a life artery, as well as a friend to adventurers, offering people a way to attain their dreams. The importance of railway is inestimable, and the smell of railway is unmistakable. The Latvian Railway history Museum invites you to explore the world of railways. An interesting feature of the museum is that it is situated near a functioning railway line.

This is one of the most beautiful and unusual places to organize Gala Dinner in Riga. YMC 2017 Organizers wants to take everyone into very special flight of thoughts and feelings!

Latvian Railway History Museum
Uzvaras boulevard 2A
1048 Riga
E-mail:[email protected]

There are many solid reasons to attend this remarkable event. Here are some of them:

  • You are young and have the right to education and fun
  • This is the only forum worldwide made especially for the young movers
  • You are one of the brightest young professionals in your company and in a short period of time you’ve made a lot to make it even more successful
  • The contacts you make will expand your company’s worldwide network
  • You will increase the traffic of shipments
  • You get to know face-to-face the people you work on a day-to-day basis
  • You will learn first-hand the latest trends, innovations and technologies and implement them in your organization
  • It’s definately worth to see, feel and be in Riga right in the time when YMC organizers have prepared for You THE BEST!

Young Movers Conference 2017 wants to show the big opportunities in moving industry, how networking is important to develop our daily job. Hopefully, YMC 2017 Riga will stay in You mind for a long time!

    • The Welcome Reception
    • The Welcome Party
    • The Conference Day
    • The Outdoor Activities
    • The Gala Dinner

Get prepared for a lot of surprises because Riga has a lot of them! Each one is very welcomed in Young Movers Conference 2017. Let’s realize unrealizable dreams, reach unreachable mountains and do the impossible!

Latvia is a small but very unique country that is located in Northern Europe, on the East shore of Baltic sea. Latvia is one of Baltic States. Latvia is unique in many ways: it is a country with small area and low density of population, rich culture and various, virgin nature, clean air because forests cover the biggest part of this land, lakes and river valleys, different nature parks and ancient buildings-churches, castles, hotels and resorts, big malls. Latvia is described as a calm lifestyle in comparison with other countries and cities. There are unobtrusive and hospitable inhabitants and safe environment.


Riga is the center of finances, transport and transactions in the Baltic States. Riga is the capital of Latvia and the biggest city in the Baltic States. The center of Riga (Old Town) has kept many cultural and historical evidence till nowadays that is disclosed by narrow streets of the Old Town built in medieval times which still are covered with medieval pavement. Every guest of Riga can find an interesting way how to study this city. In 2014 Riga received a title to become European Capital of Culture. Riga can be proud of its rich life of culture because in every week there are different celebrations of culture, concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava. Riga’s historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, noted for its Art Nouveau/Jugendstil architecture and 19th-century wooden architecture. Riga hosted the 2006 NATO Summit, the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, and the 2006 IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships. It is home to the European Union’s office of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). Riga is served by Riga International Airport, the largest airport in the Baltic states. Riga is a member of Eurocities, the Union of the Baltic Cities (UBC) and Union of Capitals of the European Union (UCEU).

As Riga has developed at the crossroads of trade, our metropolis has become a multicultural city in which one can always find a large number of things that are of interest. Each century has left its mark in the city’s features. They can be seen in the architecture of the Old Town and the City Center. This cultural heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture – a city in which one can see together in one place churches that were built at the city’s very origin, the medieval buildings of the Old Town, plus uniqueArt Nouveau examples, as well as wooden architecture which has survived for centuries. In the day Old Town is filled with routes to explore buildings and history, but in the night Old Town turns into the richest party place in Latvia. Different kind of clubs, music and people. Old Town is a place where every guest must visit. It is special to its area. Almost on every corner of Old Town is another place to relax in the evening, enjoy cocktails and simply have a good time!

If You wondered what is included in YMC 2017 logo, here is the answer – The Freedom monument. A memorial located in Riga,Latvia, honoring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). It is considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. Unveiled in 1935, the 42-metre (138 ft) high monument of granite,travertine, and copper often serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga. The idea of building a memorial to honor soldiers killed in action during the Latvian War of Independence first emerged in the early 1920s. The guard of honor was present from the unveiling of the monument until 1940 when it was removed shortly after the occupation of Latvia. It was renewed on November 11, 1992. The guards are soldiers of The Company of Guard of Honor of the Headquarters Battalion of the National Armed Forces.

Riga – The European capital of free WiFi

Riga has the largest number of free WiFi spots per square kilometer and per head of the population in Europe, which is why Riga became the European capital of free WiFi in the summer of 2014. The city has three Lattelecom free WiFi points per square kilometer. Free wireless internet can also be accessed in most hotels, cafes and taxis. And Latvia has the fastest internet in the Baltic States and Nordic countries.

Places to visit in Riga:

    • Latvian National Museum of Art
    • The Old Town
    • Freedom Monument
    • Riga Central Market
    • The House of The Blackheads
    • Town Hall Square
    • National Library of Latvia

Have a pleasant stay in Riga!