The most important event of the meetings industry – Meetings Week Poland – will be staged in the Palace of Culture and Science congress centre in Warsaw on 22-24 April 2020. Three busy days of conferences, debates and meetings will be filled with presentations on safety and security in the meetings sector, the code of good practice, and sustainable business models in the discussed area.
The 8th edition of Meetings Week Poland will traditionally start with the Poland Meetings Destination conference staged by The Warsaw Voice and dedicated to new perspectives in Poland’s meetings tourism. Experts will answer questions about the direction in which the meetings industry is developing within economy as a whole, new measures and tools aimed at boosting tourism and meetings sector, as well as changes of the industry’s condition in the years to come. A debate about good practices in the field of staging events in Poland, involving the Events Industry Association and experts of the meetings industry, will close the first day.
The second day (23 April) will spotlight issues related to sustainable business models (Polish Conference and Congress Association). The presentation will be complemented by inspiring case studies on event planning and a Business Exchange session aimed at sharing information about Polish congresses and conferences (contacts, decision-making processes, budgetary issues). On the same day, the Warsaw Congress Ambassador Club will host a meeting seeking to answer the question “How can the local science community cooperate with local government and non-governmental organisations to reinforce triple-helix synergy?” (Warsaw Tourism Organisation – Warsaw Convention Bureau and Polish Conference and Congress Association). In addition, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation will again host the annual meeting of Polish regional convention bureaux.
On the last day (24 April) MPI Poland Chapter will arrange a conference discussing safety and security in the Polish meetings market from the perspective of MPI Global’s recently published guide to best practices in meeting and event planning. The same day will also be aimed at students who by participating in IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum will receive an opportunity to become part of IMEX University Challenge, whose finale will take place at IMEX Frankfurt. The Vistula School of Hospitality in Warsaw is the organiser of the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum.
MP Power Night gala, the closing event of this year’s edition of Meetings Week Poland, is the finale of MP Power Awards®. Organised by MeetingPlanner.pl, the competition is intended to distinguish top projects and showcase their effects by promoting the professional character of the event industry and building awareness of the value of related tools.
Meetings Week Poland 2020 is coordinated by Polish Conference and Congress Association and MPI Poland Chapter.