Successful annual Green Key National Operator Meeting in Estonia

As happens every year, Green Key’s National Operators and partners gathered to share best practices and discuss the future of the programme. This year, the meeting was held on 10-11 September, hosted by Green Key’s National Operator in Estonia.


Monday morning, 11 September: The lobby of the Nordic Forum Hotel in Tallinn is slowly filling with the 31 Green Key National Operators from all over the world as they prepare to take the bus to the first meeting location.

The first meeting day of the meeting takes place at the Green Key awarded Vihula Manor, a 16th-century estate with two main manor house buildings, 25 other historical buildings and 50 hectares of beautiful parkland set alongside the Mustoja River in the Lahemaa National Park only one hour drive from Tallinn. In this special location, the National Operators share best practices and ideas and discuss the development of Green Key. During the day, the delegates also visit the Green Key awarded Sagadi Manor.

The next day of the NOM takes place at the Green Key awarded Nordic Hotel Forum, which also kindly hosts the National Operators during their stay in Estonia. Earlier this year, their beehives on the rooftop were highligted, an initiative that not only benefit the local environment, but also the hotel’s guests who can taste the “urban honey” during breakfast.

The second day focuses on the growth strategy of Green Key and is also dedicated to presentations by our partners Radisson Hotel Group, Drinkable Air and the University of Surrey.

Green Key would like to thank the organisers Enterprise Estonia for kindly hosting the 2018 Green Key National Operator Meeting.