Seven convention bureaus, 13 incentive travel companies (ITC), and 17 professional congress organisers (PCO) have received recommendations from Poland Convention Bureau for the years 2023-2024.
On 28 February, at NYX Hotel Warsaw by Leonardo Hotels in Warsaw, Poland Convention Bureau (operating within structures of the Polish Tourism Organisation) held a meeting to award certificates to Polish professionals from the MICE industry. Poland Convention Bureau officially recommended the use of professional Convention Bureaux (CVBs), Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs), and Incentive Travel Companies (ITCs) for all the events taking place in the country.
Marcin Różycki, vice-president of the Polish Tourism Organisation, announced that 21 partners (some in a dual category) have been awarded certificates with Poland Convention Bureau recommendations. This certification attests to their professionalism and the high quality of services they provide. With their extensive experience and knowledge, these organisations can guarantee events in Poland are carried out in a professional and efficient manner.
The Polish Tourism Organisation is excited to welcome event organisers and their attendees to Poland and work collaboratively to ensure the success of their events. For almost 20 years, the Polish Tourism Organisation has been implementing PCO, ITC and CVB recommendation programmes that serve to professionalise the Polish meetings industry by developing conference services in Poland, increasing knowledge and skills, and strengthening the professional position of people operating in the meetings market through international cooperation, said Marcin Różycki.
The recommended entities are obliged to demonstrate other activities showing their professionalisation, such as international certificates held, membership in international associations and organisations, industry awards, or examples of activities undertaken in the spirit of sustainable development aimed at minimising the negative and increasing the positive impact on the environment and a local community.
I am pleased that Poland Convention Bureau continues its recommendation programme, which plays an important role in attracting international events to Poland. It is worth emphasising that the regulations of the programmes have been updated and adapted to the new reality of hybridisation and digitalisation of conference events, said Aneta Książek, Head of Poland Convention Bureau at Polish Tourism Organisation.
The certificate award ceremony was part of an event for representatives of the MICE industry and Polish convention bureaux. This year’s event also inaugurated a new project called the “Eventprofs Creators Lab”, as part of which participants took part in an Inspiration Session with experts – Natasha de Caiado Castro and Dagmara Plata-Alf.
About the recommendations programme
The recommendations programme run by Poland Convention Bureau at Polish Tourism Organisation comes in response to the increasing demand for high-quality event management services in Central and Eastern Europe, and the need to ensure that events are organised professionally and efficiently. By partnering with experienced and reliable CVBs, PCOs, and ITCs, event organisers can benefit from these organisations’ extensive knowledge and expertise, which can help ensure their event is a success.
Polish convention bureaux, professional congress organisers , and incentive travel companies offer various services, including event planning and management, venue sourcing, marketing and promotion, delegate registration and logistics management. By working with these organisations, event organisers can ensure that their events run smoothly and that their attendees have a memorable and enjoyable experience in this part of Europe.
Poland has a strong reputation as a destination for business and events, with its modern infrastructure, world-class venues, and rich cultural heritage. By partnering with professional CVBs, PCOs and ITCs, event organisers can take advantage of these resources and ensure their events are successful.
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