Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe staged its 14th meeting in Grand Hotel Oslo on 30-31 January 2020.
“The Oslo event had the character of a workshop intended to identify issues that particular Alliance members will analyse in detail while working in subgroups during successive meetings. We differ and complement each other, as different bureaux have resources of different size at their disposal and have been operating in different structures, some for decades and others for only a few years. We share experiences gained in our homelands in the field of running ambassador programmes, gathering statistical data or cooperating with the local industry. As a founding member of the Alliance, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation attempts to actively participate in all meetings and present accomplishments of the Polish industry”, sums up Aneta Książek, Head of Poland Convention Bureau of POT.
Delegates of National Convention Bureaux meet twice a year, with the next event scheduled to take place in Cascais-Estorial (Portugal) on 30 September-2 October.
The purpose of the Alliance is to boost partnership between convention bureaux throughout Europe in order to maintain and strengthen its long-term standing as the world’s number one setting of association meetings. Among the objectives agreed upon by Alliance’s members mention is due to the promotion and support of knowledge sharing among members, simplifying and strengthening the approach to key markets, and comprehensive market research via joint activities.
The list of Alliance members includes: Austria (Vienna), Belgium (Flanders), Catalonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Luxembourg is the latest country member to join the Alliance.