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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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#WeMeetAgain - Meetings Week Poland 2020 summary

#WeMeetAgain - Meetings Week Poland 2020 summary

The eighth edition of Meetings Week Poland (MWP) was dedicated to the state of the meetings and events industry in the new reality, the trends that might have a considerable impact on the market’s shape, safety, as well as research painting a picture of the industry. The event adopted a hybrid formula and was held simultaneously in five Polish cities and a virtual conference centre. Its programme featured lectures and panel discussions involving Polish and international speakers, launches and an awards ceremony.
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New event policy

New event policy

New regulations setting a limit on the number of gathering participants will come into force in mid-October. As a result, events staged in green zones will be aimed at max. 100 guests, and in the yellow zones - at max. 75 attendants. Up to 50 people continue to be allowed at gatherings in red zones, which will now also be affected by an additional restriction, with restaurants, pubs and bars closing at 10pm. Covering of mouth and nose in public spaces, up to now obligatory only in red zones, will be required also in yellow zones.
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IBTM World 2020 transitions to virtual

IBTM World 2020 transitions to virtual

Scheduled for early December IBTM World 2020 will transition to a virtual event staged on 8-10 December 2020. According to organisers, it will incorporate one-on-one meetings between exhibitors and buyers as well as broadcasts of educational sessions.
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Launch of the Poland Events Impact 2019 report

Launch of the Poland Events Impact 2019 report

In addition to introducing the 2020 edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report, Meetings Week Poland also showcased Poland Events Impact 2019, a publication examining the meetings industry’s contribution to Polish economy. Constituting Poland’s second attempt at defining the economic benefits stemming from event planning, the project was awarded the Honorary Patronage of Robert Andrzejczyk, President of Polish Tourism Organisation.
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2020 edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report

2020 edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report

2020 marks the eleventh time that Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation has compiled the latest edition of Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report, which this time sums up the meetings sector’s 2019 accomplishments. The publication was made possible thanks to cooperation with municipal and regional convention bureaux, recommended congress and incentive travel organisers, as well as international organisations and associations, of which PCB POT is a member.
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Polish delegates attend Belgian workshops in a new reality

Polish delegates attend Belgian workshops in a new reality

Represented by its Belgium-based International Office, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation took part in an industry workshop staged by BBT Online. The meeting was staged in the creative post-industrial scenery of De Kruitfabriek near Brussels. This was the first real-time industry meeting in Brussels to be attended by Polish Tourism Organisation since the pandemic outbreak.
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Łódź: Interactive MICE catalogue

Łódź: Interactive MICE catalogue

Łódź Convention Bureau has published the latest version of its catalogue of conference venues, a veritable compendium of information about the city’s event planning offer. Available in the form of an interactive PDF file linked with external sites, it provides comprehensive information about all of the presented products.
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Meetings Week Poland to return in a hybrid formula

Meetings Week Poland to return in a hybrid formula

The eighth edition of Meetings Week Poland (MWP) – cancelled back in April because of the pandemic-related ban on public events - will instead take place in September in a brand-new formula. The event has adopted a hybrid character with participants meeting onsite in venues in five cities across Poland or joining online from any place in the world. MWP will cover issues related to the new reality, in which the meetings industry is restoring its position. The list of speakers includes international and Polish experts and practitioners, representatives of the Polish government, local government and trade organisations, as well as congress ambassadors.
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Two editions of World of Coffee in Poland

Two editions of World of Coffee in Poland

In June 2022 and 2024, the next editions of World of Coffee will take place at Ptak Warsaw Expo - confirmed the event organizers, who postponed the organization of the event from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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European Economic Congress in Katowice

European Economic Congress in Katowice

One of the most important debates on European and Polish economy is now happening in Katowice. Back after a break due to the pandemic, the 12th European Economic Congress adopts a hybrid formula for the very first time.
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Launch of the Council of the Meetings and Events Industry

Launch of the Council of the Meetings and Events Industry

21 July 2020 marked the declaration of establishing the Council of the Meetings and Events Industry signed by representatives of professional organisations. The meeting kicked off with a discussion panel involving Olga Semeniuk, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Development.
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UIA ranking with more events from Poland

UIA ranking with more events from Poland

On 7 May 2020 UIA (Union of International Assiociations) published its latest statistics report „61 International Meetings Statistics Report 2020” covering 2019, where Poland recorded an increase compared to the previous year.
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MTG among recommended PCOs

MTG among recommended PCOs

Gdańsk International Fair (Międzynarodowe Targi Gdańskie SA) joined the group of organisers recommended by Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation. It is now a certified Professional Congress Organiser for the period of 2020-2021.
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New normal – creative workshops in Kraków

New normal – creative workshops in Kraków

Kraków begins a series of interactive presentations "Krakow in a nutshell" strengthening and consolidating Kraków’s overall strategy for international communications as well as transforming the meetings industry under the new normal.
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