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Poland Convention Bureau was created in 2002 as a department of Polish Tourism Organisation and is responsible for the promotion of Poland as an attractive destination for meetings and business events.

We are the first contact for anyone seeking information on business partners and conference facilities, who is planning to organize association congress or a corporate event in Poland.

Our main goal is to build the image of Poland as an attractive country for organising of all types of business events. We realize our mission through:

  • participating in international business fairs, which results in gaining new business contacts;
  • organising study tours for foreign journalists and organizers of meetings and business events, including conferences, congresses, product launches, incentives;
  • gaining new business events for Poland;
  • cooperating with foreign media and posting articles and advertisements promoting Poland as a business destination in business press and directories;
  • cooperating with city convention bureaux;
  • networking with Polish business sector within Recommendation Program for  Professional Congress Organizers, Recommendation Program for Incentive Travel Companies;
  • networking with the Polish scientific community within Polish Congress Ambassadors Program;
  • cooperating with international organisations and associations of meeting industry professionals;
  • collection and elaboration of statistical data on Polish meeting industry, in accordance with the recommendations of international organisations such as ICCA - International Congress and Convention Association and the UIA - Union of International Associations, engaged in similar rankings.

The Polish Tourism Organization is a member of the meetings industry associations: International Congress and Convention Association and Union of International Associations.

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Polish Tourism Organisation at IMEX America 2022

Polish Tourism Organisation at IMEX America 2022

IMEX America, the international meetings industry trade show took place in Las Vegas on 10–13 October. For the eighth time, the Polish Tourism Organisation was the organiser of the Polish national stand, where companies involved in the professional organisation of meetings and conference facilities presented their offers.
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Polish women nominated for the UN award

Polish women nominated for the UN award

Four Polish women have been nominated for the prestigious ‘Rise and Raise Others Award’ by United Nations Women. UN Women is a United Nations agency for gender equality and women's empowerment. The nominated Polish women are Iga Świątek, Dominika Kulczyk, Agata Kołodziejczyk, and Paula Fanderowska. In addition, Aneta Książek is the only Polish woman on the international jury.
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Stronger together

Stronger together

The 17th meeting of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe, held on 15 and 16 September 2022 at the Melia Lisboa Oriente Hotel in Lisbon, once again proved the importance of international cooperation in our complex world.
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Spotlight on Poland

Spotlight on Poland

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Kraków – the first Polish city to join the GDS-Index!

Kraków – the first Polish city to join the GDS-Index!

Trends in tourism and the meetings industry over the past few years clearly indicate that travellers increasingly take issues of ecology and sustainability into account when making travel plans. Tourist destinations that demonstrate care in these areas are growing in popularity. Hotels and congress centres around the world are taking measures to reduce CO2 emissions, produce less waste and obtain independent certification.
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Stories |50–20 – Krakow from expats’ perspective

Stories |50–20 – Krakow from expats’ perspective

They come from different parts of the world. Some travelled thousands of miles to reach Krakow. What made them come here? Where do they come from? What's their occupation, and what do they do for leisure? Read Stories |50-20 and see Krakow through the eyes of foreign visitors.
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ICE Krakow with a new functionality

ICE Krakow with a new functionality

The creation of a professional, fully equipped hybrid studio is one of the tasks of Kraków5020. The entire  investment project will be ready after the summer vacations but the studio's functionality tests are already starting. All this to ensure that the Convention Center attracts new event organisers who rely on a hybrid event format in the post-pandemic reality.
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The 16th European Route Development Forum will be held in Łódź!

The 16th European Route Development Forum will be held in Łódź!

ŁÓDŹ will be the host city of the largest European aviation forum, Routes Europe 2023. Next year, about 1,200 delegates, including representatives of over 90 airlines, airports, as well as cities, regions and tourist organizations from all over Europe, will come to Łódź. The city received the title and statuette of the next host of Routes Europe during the air forum in Bergen, Norway.
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Poland moves up in the 2022 ICCA ranking

Poland moves up in the 2022 ICCA ranking

At the end of May, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) published the latest ICCA Ranking Report, which presents data on the countries and cities in which the association organises the most events. In this year’s ranking, Poland came in 18th globally, having hosted 158 meetings.
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Poland at IMEX 2022

Poland at IMEX 2022

“It’s good to be back” . It is under this slogan that this year’s IMEX fair was held. As many times before, the Polish Tourism Organisation put together the Polish national stand (G440) and the promotional campaign, this time called "Destination Poland".
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Destination Poland at IMEX 2022

Destination Poland at IMEX 2022

Polish Tourism Organisation is the organiser of the Polish national stand (G440) which will showcase the offer of both national (Poland Convention Bureau PTO) and regional convention bureaux, companies involved in professional meeting planning, as well as conference venues.
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Preparations in progress for the 61st ICCA Congress in Kraków

On Tuesday 22 February, representatives of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of Kraków and the Polish Tourism Organisation met online to discuss their cooperation in the organisation and promotion of the large-scale event in the meeting industry, i.e. the 61st ICCA Congress in Kraków.
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Polish cities in fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future - 2022/23 ranking

Polish cities in fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future - 2022/23 ranking

Choosing the right place for investment is just as important as choosing a destination for a congress, conference or an incentive trip. Competition is very high. On the other hand, the influx of business and new technologies affects the attractiveness of destinations; it is even more pleasing to know that Poland, compared to the rest of Europe, performs very well in this respect, as shown in a report prepared by fDi Intelligence (Foreign Direct Investment), a part of the The Financial Times Ltd. publishing group.
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