Poland Convention Bureau was created in 2002 as a department of Polish Tourist 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.
Participants of meetings and business events staged in Kraków in 2017 spent 1.4 billion PLN, three times more than in 2013. The Economic impact of the meetings industry for Kraków’s economy report demonstrates the growth potential and profitability of the sector of business tourism.
An industry meeting for the scientific community and representatives of institutions connected with business tourism was staged at OP ENHEIM, Wrocław’s brand-new place dedicate to culture, on 13 December 2018. The event was arranged by Convention Bureau - Wrocław as part of the Wrocław Club of Congress Ambassadors.
On 5-9 December representatives of Scandinavian meetings industry’s key companies stayed in Poland for a fam trip staged by Poland Convention Bureau POT, supported by Stockholm-based Polish Tourism Organisation International Office (ZOPOT) and conducted in cooperation with Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Warsaw Convention Bureau, Kraków Convention Bureau, Małopolska Tourist Organisation and PURO Kazimierz in Kraków.
As is the case each pre-Christmas season, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation (PCB POT) presented recommendation certificates to professional organisers of congresses and incentive travel plus convention bureaux. The document in question confirms their reliability, good practices and top customer service standards. Robert Andrzejczyk, President of POT, presented the recommendations in Kamienica Theatre in Warsaw.
The 31st edition of the international IBTM World fair was held in Barcelona on 27-29 November 2018. The event in question is regarded as one of the largest and most seminal global events dedicated to the meetings industry.
The 31st edition of the IBTM World international exhibition will be held in Barcelona on 27-29 November 2018. The event is recognised as one of the largest and most important global events dedicated to the meetings industry.
On November 11-14, 2018, the 57th ICCA Congress was held in Dubai. Poland was represented by Polish Tourism Organization - Poland Convention Bureau, Symposium Cracoviense, ICE Kraków, Lublin & Region CVB, EXPO XXI Warsaw and Poznań International Fair.
“CEEM 2019” Central European Emergency Medicine, the 7th International Congress of the Polish Society for Emergency Medicine, and the 28th Winter Conference of Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care will all be held in Jelenia Góra on 20-23 March 2019 at the initiative of the Polish Society for Emergency Medicine.
The 3rd Kraków Congress of Medical Tourism will be held at ICE Kraków Congress Centre on 22-23 October 2018. Staged by Polish Tourism Organisation, the visit of Ukrainian business partners was a side event of the 3rd Congress of Medical Tourism.
The eighth edition of the IMEX America exhibition is being held on 16-18 October 2018. In addition to Polish Tourism Organisation - Poland Convention Bureau, the national booth (number B3726) also features Małopolska Tourist Organisation, DMC Poland, Intercrac and Ernesto Travel.
The fifth edition of the Event-Biznes conference, an Events Industry Association project aimed at developing, educating and unifying the meetings industry sector, will be staged at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn on 19 October 2018.
Belgian tour operators opt for Warsaw. The capital of Poland hosted the congress of Selectair, an association of 100 independent travel agencies from Belgium. Polish Tourism Organisation and PLL LOT were the partners of Selectair 2018.
The 18th Gala of Polish Congress Ambassadors, co-organised by Polish Tourism Organisation, was held in Poznań on 27 September along with the Poznań Meetings Challenge conference under the honorary patronage of President of POT Robert Andrzejczyk.
Confirmation of this is the 8th Annual Conference of the Association of Business Service Leaders (ABSL) represents the sector of advanced business-oriented services, indicated in Poland Mettings and Events Industry Report 2018 as a the best event in Łódź in 2017.
In 2017 Poznań Convention Bureau submitted to Polish Tourism Organisation information about 2,389 staged meetings and events. The greatest success of the Poznań industry was organization two important events: the Central European Exhibition of Dental Products CEDE and the First Congress of the Union of Polish Dentistry.