The 2019 JCI World Congress took place in Tallinn, the proud capital of Estonia. The Radisson Blu Olümpia served as the Headquarters Hotel, and delegates could explore the 60 galleries and museums, as well as delicious food with Russian and Nordic influences.
A peaceful and photogenic city, Tallinn is truly a place where opposites harmonize to create the best of both worlds. Here, you can find a small town feel alongside luxury. You can find castles, cobblestones and ancient churches amid a growing technology industry. Tallinn’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Estonia is known as the Silicon Valley of Europe, with more start-ups per capita than anywhere else on earth. These contradictions only make Tallinn more exciting.
Itai Manyere of JCI Zimbabwe was elected and sworn in as 2020 JCI President at the General Assembly. After the inauguration, conference attendees celebrated together, remembering JCI’s long history and envisioning the organization’s future. Everyone left the 2019 JCI World Congress a better version of themselves, ready to go out into the world, inspire others and be fierce advocates for JCI and its mission in all sectors of society.