Poznań is a dynamic city, and it is where the Polish state emerged almost 1,100 years ago. With a population of 540,000, it is the fifth-largest and most popular destination in Poland, located in the heart of Europe. Over 120,000 students make the city teem with life. International events play a vital role in the local economy: since 1921, Poznań has been host to the most prominent trade shows in the country, organised by the Poznań International Fair-Poznań Congress Centre, the largest exhibition and meetings organizer in Central-Eastern Europe. What’s more, Poznań placed fifth in a competition to find the best travel destinations in Europe for 2019. It combines a unique heritage with a rich cultural offering, a lively atmosphere and a spirit of entrepreneurship.