Poland Meetings Impact 2015 was the first in Poland, and the seventh in the world report on the economic impact of the meetings industry on the economy, illustrating the value of the meetings industry in Poland and what economic benefits arise from the organization of events (conferences, congresses, business meetings, corporate events, fairs or mega events), both for their organizers and for the economy. Poland Meetings Impact research was conducted in three phases: 1 - participants expenditure analysis, 2 - analysis of the budget structure of meeting organizers, 3 - analysis of the budget structure of venues. Poland Meetings Impact assumes also analysis and statistics connected with meetings organizing in Poland, divided into regions. The project was carried out under the auspices of the MPI Foundation, the Polish Tourism Organization and MPI Poland.
Poland Events Impact 2019 is Poland’s second attempt at defining the economic benefits stemming from event planning and was awarded the Honorary Patronage of President of Polish Tourism Organisation. Report was compiled by a team of researchers and industry professionals supervised by Celuch Consulting, in cooperation with experts from the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Nicolaus Copernicus University, Meeting Professionals International Poland Chapter and Vistula School of Hospitality. The list of authors also includes professors Barbara Neuhofer (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Jolanta Żyśko (Vistula School of Hospitality), as well as Magdalena Kondas, Head of Vistula School of Hospitality’s Business Council. The compiled results are based on data on 42,349 events staged in 2019 and an econometric model applying data of Statistics Poland and the Z-factor company, developed specifically for the purpose of defining the meetings sector’s impact on national economy. The research involved 90 meeting planners and 125 venue managers.
Till now the economic impact of the meetings industry on the economy has been carried out by: Australia in 2005, Canada in 2006, 2009 and 2014, USA in 2009 and 2013, Mexico in 2011, Denmark in 2012, Great Britain in 2013, Poland in 2015, 2019.