Silesia to host the 2024 Polish Congress Ambassadors Gala

Polish Tourism Organisation – Poland Convention Bureau, the Polish Conference and Congress Association (SKKP) and the Silesia Convention Bureau will co-organise the Polish Congress Ambassadors Gala on 21 March 2024. The event will celebrate the Ambassadors of Polish Congresses who were selected by the Jury last year.

For the third time already, Katowice will become the centre of events related to the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme (AKP). Previously, Galas were held in this city in 2015 and 2019. This year’s event will take place in the Walcownia Zinc Rolling Mill – a unique post-industrial space.


About the Programme 

The aim of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme is invariably to acquire congresses to Poland and to provide effective support in acquiring such events to our country by professionals working in the structures of international organisations. In 2023, the programme celebrated its 25th anniversary. That year, 22 representatives of various fields of science, economy and those working in NGOs joined the group of Polish Congress Ambassadors. In total, more than 320 people have been granted this prestigious title so far.

The laureates are selected by the Jury, which takes into account a number of factors and criteria when making their selection. These include membership in international associations and organisations as well as the number of international congresses, conferences and seminars organised and planned. An overall evaluation of the application is taken into account.

Participation in the Gala

Representatives of the industry interested in participating in the Gala in Katowice are invited to contact Agnieszka Szymerowska, Secretary of the Jury of the AKP Programme, Director of the SKKP Office. Contact:

The number of places is limited, and participation in the Gala requires registration and confirmation from the organisers. Online registration

Silesia  to host the 2024 Polish Congress Ambassadors Gala

Polish Congress Ambassadors in 2024

During the Gala in Katowice in 2024, the following people will be recognised:

  1. Mr. Łukasz Wilczyński, European Space Foundation
  2. Dr. Eng. Janusz Walo, Associate Prof. at the Warsaw University of Technology Faculty of Geodesy and Cartography at Warsaw University of Technology
  3. Dr. Andrzej Mariusz Fal, M. D., National Medical Institute of the Ministry of Interior and Administration/Polish Society of Public Health
  4. Dr. Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska, Associate Prof.,  Faculty of Journalism, Information, and Book Studies, University of Warsaw
  5. Dr. Justyna Kowalska, Medical University of Warsaw
  6. Dr. Barbara Smorczewska, Polish Association of Organisational Psychology and the University of Silesia in Katowice
  7. Prof.  Barbara Kożusznik, University of Silesia
  8. Dr. Jacek Mazek, M. D., A. Gruca Independent Public Clinical Hospital in Otwock
  9. Prof. Małgorzata Barańska, Faculty of Chemistry of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków
  10. Prof. Magdalena Frąc, Institute of Agrophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  11. Ms. Agnieszka Pleti, Poland Business Run Foundation
  12. Ms. Małgorzata Grobelna, JiM Foundation
  13. Mr. Piotr Węgrzyn, Candela Foundation
  14. Prof. Aleksander Bursche, Faculty of Archaeology, University of Warsaw
  15. Dr. Mirosław Jarosiński, Associate Prof. at the Warsaw School of Economics
  16. Prof. Marek Gzik, Silesian University of Technology – Vice-Minister of Science and Higher Education
  17. Prof. Magdalena Rudzińska, Head of the Institute of Food Technology of Plant Origin, Poznań University of Life Sciences August Cieszkowski
  18. Dr. Eng. Marek Szostak, , Associate Prof. at the Poznań University of Technology/Rotopol Association
  19. Prof. Zbigniew Zagórski, M. D., Founder of the OCHO Medical Group
  20. Dr. Agnieszka Kryszczyńska, Prof. at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Director of the Astronomical Observatory Institute, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  21. Prof. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Vice-Rector for Research, School of Languages and Literatures, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  22. Dr. Paweł Gajdzis, University Clinical Hospital/Medical University of Wrocław

The Organizers

The co-organiser of the AKP Gala, the Silesia Convention Bureau, is a consortium of companies and organisations operating in the MICE industry in the Silesian Voivodeship. It has been operating since January 2023 as part of the Silesian Tourism Organisation to promote the region as an attractive destination for business events.

To work together in the organisation of this year’s AKP Gala, the Bureau invited its following consortium members: Dream Events Poland, Catering24, Mercure Katowice Centrum and Business Service Galop.

The event will be accompanied by a performance of the Śląsk Song and Dance Ensemble.

The host of this year’s AKP Gala will be Michał Zalewski from, which is also a partner of the event.

Additional information about the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme.


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