MYRIAD CITIES AROUND the globe boldly proclaim their meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibition business among the best in the world, but in Valencia, Spain, that assertion is based in fact: In 2018 the Valencia Conference Centre was named, for the second time, World’s Best Convention Centre by the International Association of Conference Centres, a distinction held by only 10 other convention centers worldwide. Designed by Norman Foster, the venue has racked up a number of other accolades, including Best European Building by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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A PRISTINE CITY OF BROAD boulevards where monumental government buildings intermingle with charming restored shops and churches. An urban landscape where welcoming residents stroll along meandering river banks, pausing at picturesque bars and cafés for borscht and sips of local vodka. A metropolis scattered with museums; concert halls; parks; and two grand, rounded edifices housing the Bolshoi Ballet and the Circus. All these attributes add up to modern Minsk, and the capital of the former Soviet republic of Belarus perches on the verge of emerging as a first-class site for visitors.