From playing underground golf in a former mine to meeting in a post-industrial hall, historic brewery or vodka factory stylishly transformed into atmospheric and state-of-the-art event spaces, Poland will surprise and delight your delegates while being kind to your budget.
“Poland is sitting on a gold mine of tech talent,” says Dominik Andrzejczuk, General Partner Atmos Ventures and CEO of The Quantum Data Centre Corporation. “It ranks number four for STEM graduates and number one for female STEM graduates in the European Union".
It's this that sets Poland up to be a real contender in the next five to ten years in a world that's becoming more and more digital. It is at a really unique place in its history, where economic growth is being catalysed by a highly skilled workforce and investment from abroad. It also opens new opportunities for the MICE industry in Poland.
Recent surges in investment from Asia and America include the largest foreign investment ever recorded - valued at USD 4.6 billion - from Intel's announcement that it will build a Semiconductor Integration and Testing Plant near Wroclaw. Other prominent IT companies such as Google, Microsoft, Nvidia and Dell Technologies have also invested here.
Says Barbara Świderska, President of MPI Poland Chapter: “I reside in the Silesia region, home to nearly 450,000 businesses in a relatively small territory, including international corporations from key sectors: energy, automotive, aviation, pharmaceuticals, IT. Together with an incredible events infrastructure and impressive research institutions, we are becoming the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Europe".
Poland's Convention Bureaux: Poland Convention Bureau and 14 Polish convention bureaux offer guidance for eco-friendly events, aligning with sustainable development goals.
Quality Assurance: The Poland CVB ensures high-quality services through the Polish Tourism Organisation Recommendation Programme, accrediting partners and suppliers, including convention bureaux, professional congress organizers, and incentive travel companies.
Exciting Venues and Hotels: Poland's investment in new venues and hotels continues, with options like the:
- CFK_13 Fabryczna Conference Centre in Krakow,
- Stradom House Kraków,
- Koneser in Warsaw,
- Elektrownia Powiśle,
- Warsaw Breweries,
- Norblin Factory,
- and Kopalnia Guido.
Describing Poland's Allure: Joanna Montenarh, Site Poland Vice President, says: “In Poland, you have the unique opportunity to host a conference 125m below ground in a historic salt mine or arrange an event within a modern, post-industrial space; from leisurely boat cruises to culinary explorations featuring the delicious flavours of Polish dumplings, local spirits, beers and wines, organic meats and cheeses.”
Warsaw - European Best Destination 2023: Of 21 European cities voted for, Warsaw was ranked European Best Destination 2023 and was recommended in four other categories:
- Best Destinations for a city break
- Best Destination for Food Lovers
- Best Cultural Destination
- Safest Destinations in Europe
Polish Gastronomy: Poland's culinary scene has received recognition, with Michelin-starred restaurants and a thriving vegan scene in cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, and Koscielisko in the Tatra Mountains.