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.
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From June 23-25, professional event planners from Germany took part the fam trip in Warsaw, a gathering designed to give them a taste of what the city has to offer as meetings destination. Organised by Travel Projekt DMC Poland in cooperation of Lufthansa, Hilton Worldwide, Warsaw Convention Bureau and Polish Tourist Organisation in Berlin and Poland Convention Bureau PTO.
Travel Project DMC Poland received recommendation of PCB PTO for the next two years as a professional incentive travel company. The aim of the recommendation Programme is to identify and support entities which provide professional and comprehensive services in organising and holding congresses in Poland.
Sarath Wattdegara, managing director at Sunray Travels & Consultancy, attended a fam trip to Warsaw on 4-6 June. The Swedish company specialises in counselling and comprehensive services aimed at visitors from Sweden and Asia travelling to Europe.
The council of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme, entrusted with the task of selecting this year’s laureates of the project, met for a session held at the Polish Tourist Organisation head office on 3 June. Through their professional activity in international communities, Polish Congress Ambassadors spread knowledge about Poland’s advantages and secure international congresses for the country. (photo: from left to right: Jerzy Chmiel, Aneta Książek, Jan Mazurczak, Marek Pawelczyk, Wojciech Fedyk, Krzysztof Celuch).
What is the value of Poland’s meetings industry? What economic benefits are generated by events, both for their organisers and the economy as a whole? The recently launched Poland Meetings Impact project is Poland’s first and the world’s seventh study intended to estimate the economic value of the meetings sector.
On the 20-22 of May 2016 Hilton Worldwide in cooperation of Poland Concept DMC ,Warsaw Convention Bureau and Poland Convention Bureau PTO organized a Fam Trip for 10 representatives of the UK agencies. Their goal was to get to know more about Warsaw and its meeting industry potential.
2015 witnessed a record-breaking number of more than 12,000 international meetings of associations, 571 more than in the previous year. The USA continues to lead the way in the category of countries, while Berlin triumphed among cities, leaping from fourth place and overtaking Paris, last year’s winner.
Gdańsk Tourist Organisation has actively joined the Back to the Garden project conducted by Polish Tourist Organisation and Our Home Association. On 23-24 May in Gdańsk more than 20 volunteers took part in various maintenance works in the Dom nad Jarem children’s home.
Gdańsk Tourist Organisation has actively joined the Back to the Garden project conducted by Polish Tourist Organisation and Our Home Association. Already at 9.30am on 23 May we will meet in the Dom nad Jarem children’s home (Gdańsk, 31b Nad Jarem Street) to help with all possible maintenance works. You are more than welcome to join us!
The Council of the Polish Congress Ambassadors Programme, entrusted with the task of selecting the group of twenty winners of this year’s edition, will meet for a session held at the Polish Tourist Organisation head office on 3 June. The current Council members will become familiar with the profiles of all 38 contenders for the prestigious title.
The next edition of IMEX, the international meetings industry trade fair was held on 19-21 April in Frankfurt. As each year, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourist Organisation has organised the Polish national booth, where regional Convention Bureaus, companies operating in the organisation of meetings and conference facilities presented their offers.
We are pleased to invite you to propose candidates for the title of Honorary Polish Congress Ambassador. This is an award for people who actively promote Poland as a place for meetings and conferences through their activity in international associations.
The last study tour this year (10 – 13.12.2015) organised together with Warsaw Convention Bureau, Krakow Convention Bureau, LOT Polish Airlines, Marriott Warsaw Hotel, Mamaison Hotel Le Regina, Sheraton Krakow Hotel and ICE Krakow has come to an end.
The next edition of IBTM, the international meetings industry trade fair was held on 17-20 November in Barcelona. As each year, Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourist Organisation has organised the Polish national booth, where regional Convention Bureaus, companies operating in the organisation of meetings and conference facilities presented their offers.
Poznań Congress Center is a modern congress, exhibition, sporting and entertainment venue. It offers 150 000 sqm of interlinked space including almost 80 conference rooms, 16 exhibition halls of which the biggest one can host more than 11 000 participants, plenary hall for 2000 pax and an open space.
Gdańsk cordially invites you to its booth at the IBTM fair in Barcelona (D70). Our representatives have a lot of interesting information for you this year. New unique conference facilities, hotels opened recently and under construction as well as changes in the transport infrastructure are just some of the news. We will be happy to answer your questions regarding these and other issues in our booth.