Director, MEET RĪGA
Aigars Smiltans joined MEET RĪGA, the official Riga City convention bureau and a department of Riga Tourism Development Bureau, in late 2010 as Development Manager, and was promoted to Director in 2014. In late 1990s, Mr. Smiltans started his career in the advertising industry, successively working at Havera and Grey International where he was responsible to manage a clientele including Nokia, SAS, MARS Group and Coca Cola, among all. He moved to the travel and MICE industry in 2001, initially served as Commercial Director of VIA Hansa Travel responsible for the entire Baltic Sea market. In 2006, he joined Con-ex Latvia Tours Group as a Change Management & Development Director.
Mr. Smiltans attended the ICCA Congress as a Mentor for first-time visitors and a speaker at the sessions of Destination Marketing chapters.