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Welcome to Poland: Online Site Inspection. 

Looking ahead at “post-coronavirus” times, the Polish Tourism Organisation – Poland Convention Bureau, in cooperation with the municipal and regional convention bureau, has launched the first edition of Poland: Online Site Inspection, a comprehensive online guide for meeting planners. It allows event organisers to interactively and individually explore the many congress, conference and event facilities Poland has to offer – from anywhere in the world and at any time.

Set in the heart of Europe, Poland has at its disposal all the assets required for the meetings sector’s intensive development and for drawing more international events of all scope. Among them mention is certainly due to state-of-the-art hotels, numerous conference and exhibition centres, unique venues, first-rate transportation infrastructure, as well as organisations and companies ready to provide professional services aimed at business meetings in all size groups.

The new reality calls for the development of new procedures, with safety and hygiene measures likely to remain the number one issue in the years to come. Representatives of the Polish industry spent the long lockdown months working on developing standards and procedures for events staged in the new health and safety conditions. The largest conference and congress centres implemented appropriate solutions in this area, with majority of hotels following suit. Organisers, including DMCs and PCOs, also adopted their own set of procedures.

The support shown by Polish Tourism Organisation, which runs the “Have a safe stay in Poland” campaign, certainly plays a crucial role in the abovementioned actions. The project encompasses two self-certification programmes: “Hygienically Safe Venue” (aimed at hotels) and “Safe MICE Venue” (targeting venues hosting events, trade shows, exhibitions and congresses). These two useful tools provide access to information about venues adjusted to providing services in accordance with the guidelines of domestic and international health and safety authorities.

Virtual events might be all the buzz right now, but we believe that planners are eager to get back to face-to-face meetings as soon as possible. Poland will wait for you!

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