While Kyiv is currently the leader in Ukrainian business travel, Lviv is rapidly gaining ground due to Lviv’s exploding IT and back-office outsourcing sectors. Last year there were approximately 400 conferences, 74 of which were international. Thus, in total during the year, Lviv was visited by almost 70 thousand conference delegates. In the past quarter there has been two five star hotels that have opened in Lviv, the Grand Hotel and the Bank Hotel. Both offer luxury, high-tech conference centers, adding to the mix of available conference space in this growing sector.
For 2018, the Lviv Conference Bureau will study 800 conference delegates to develop data on how much time they spend in the city, the amount of spending and their experience with lodging, transport, relaxation, dining etc. There is predicted to significant year on year growth in 2018 and for the foreseeable future.