The new regulations of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme were adopted in the seat of Polish Tourism Organisation on Wednesday 7 February.
The Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme is run together by Polish Tourism Organisation (Polska Organizacja Turystyczna - POT) and thenon-governmental Polish Conference and Congress Association (Stowarzyszenie Konferencje i Kongresy w Polsce), with the regional support of locally operating Ambassador Clubs (based in Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Kraków, Katowice, Lublin and Kielce). Ever since 1998 it has been aimed at promoting Poland as the seat of international congresses and conferences. Poland Convention Bureau Polish Tourism Organisation provides organisational support for the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme and related services. It has the backing of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme Chapter, encompassing a group of eminent figures representing Polish science, economy and culture.
As a result of changes recently introduced into the Regulations of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme, this year’s Polish Congress Ambassadors Gala will distinguish not only Ambassadors but also, for the very first time, Polish Congress Patrons.
The latter award naturally complements the title of the Polish Congress Ambassador, who lobbies for the behalf of a given event and needs the corresponding financial backing. In other words, the new Congress Patron title is a way of honouring and appreciating the role of a sponsor supporting a staged meeting or event. For the sponsor in question, it is a form of promotion that can also generate great PR communication results.
In accordance to the Programme Regulations, the right to appoint candidates for the honorary title of a Polish Congress Ambassador or a Polish Congress Patron lies with organisational units of the Polish Academy of Sciences, institutions of higher learning, scientific associations and organisations, cultural institutions, economic, non-governmental and self-government organisations, Polish Tourism Organisation, Polish Conference and Congress Association, Chapter members, convention bureaus representing particular cities/regions, as well as people earlier honoured with the title of a Polish Congress Ambassador.