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.
On 2 October 2014, an international seminar on the impact of mega sporting events on tourism was held at the National Stadium in Warsaw. The seminar was opened by Ms Katarzyna Sobierajska, Under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Sport and Tourism.
"The significance of the meetings industry in Krakow’s economy" was the leading theme of the conference closing the KRAKÓW IMPACT project, aimed to evaluate and monitor the impact of the Meetings Industry on the city’s economy.
Only a little more time than a month and a half remains before the opening of the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. On the 1st of September, tickets went on sale for the concert 2014. Here and Now, the first event to be held at Krakow’s Congress Centre. But the opening is not only the concert – the inauguration of the ICE Kraków lasts four days!
Furnel Travel International 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.
Together with the Conferences and Congresses in Poland Association, Poland Convention Bureau of the Polish Tourist Organisation (POT) announced a competition among PCO with PCB POT’s recommendation for the organisation of the largest congress in 2013.
There is no museum in Gdańsk that has exhibits like STAR truck and shipyard gantry. There is no building in Gdańsk that has naturally growing trees inside. No other library has a mezzanine and platforms. The new building of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk will have it grand opening on August 30th-31st.
We are about to witness another edition of one of the most important events of meetings trade in the United States – IMEX America fairs. Poland Convention Bureau of the Polish Tourist Organization, already for the third time, is the organizer of the Polish national stand 2708.
Thanks to the cooperation with the MPI association, and organization of the MPI EMEC conference in Poland, Poland received a promotional stand at the World Educational Congress global event, to be held on 2 - 5 August in Minneapolis. It will be a great opportunity to promote and invite people connected with the meetings industry to Krakow in 2015.
The 4th edition of the CSR “Back to the Garden” project is already over. We spent two busy days at the Home for Children managed by the Our Home Association in Ostrów near Przemyśl, where we transformed the green areas surrounding the Home.
Haxel Events & Incentive 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.
It is time for the next international IMEX fair. The meetings industry from all over the world will meet on 20-22 May in Frankfurt to promote their destinations and products. As each year, Poland Convention Bureau of the Polish Tourist Organisation arranges the Polish national stand G400, which will feature offers presented by regional Convention Bureaux, companies organising meetings and conference facilities.
Viventum 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.