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.
The Poland Convention Bureau PTO is the first Polish institution to be awarded with the "Accredited Destination Marketing Organization" certificate granted by DMAI (Destination Marketing Association International).
The starters for almost 1500 guests were served in only 9 minutes! It took almost 500 kilograms of duck to prepare the main dish. To handle the event 150 people were hired. There were professional cooks, waiters, bartenders, security guards and hostesses. 3 huge trucks transported tableware, porcelain and glassware.
The next edition of IMEX, the international meetings industry trade fair was held on 19-21 May 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.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) revealed the names of the 2015 inductees into the CIC Hall of Leaders and the 4th class of Pacesetter Award recipients. Kinga Socko, Conference Specialist, Poland Convention Bureau PTO is among three finalists Pacesetter Award.
Torun, one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, was founded in 1233 by the Teutonic Order. Torun Old Town presents an original spatial and architectural system that has existed for many centuries. In 1997, the city was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites because the gothic tenement houses, churches, granaries, town hall, defence walls, gates and street system, all look the same as hundreds of years ago.
On 16-20 March 2015, at the Conference Centre of the National Stadium, the Meetings Week Poland was held – a marathon of conference events promoting the importance of the meetings industry in Poland. Almost one thousand representatives of the meetings industry participated in the conferences and workshops as part of the Meetings Week Poland.
Between 16 and 20 March 2015, the „Meetings Week Poland“, one of the most important promotional events of the Polish industry of meetings organizers, will be held in the Conference Centre of the National Stadium. This is already the third edition of this event.
On 11-12 February this year, at the invitation of the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw (ISM UW) and the Global Wings company, representatives of the World International Studies Committee (WISC) conducted a study visit in Warsaw.
Convention Bureau - Wrocław in cooperation with the Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub Wrocław had an opportunity to host members of the Wrocław Congress Ambassadors Program and members of Academia Europaea on a dinner which was held on 9th December 2014 in the Art Hotel.