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11.00 am – 3.00 pm
Room C, 1st floor,
Warszawskie Centrum EXPO XXI

Conference opening, invited speakers' presentations

11:00 am – 1.30 pm

  • Introduction words from the Director of Warsaw Tourist Office Barbara Tekieli
  • Summary of the Year of Chopin – Katarzyna Ratajczyk, Warsaw Promotion Department
  • „Motive forces of city's business image – case study review from Europe” Adam Mikołajczyk
  • Preparations to the Polish Presidency in EU Council – Justyna Sołtyk, Deputy Director, Department for Coordination of Preparation and Operation of Polish Presidency of the European Union Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
  • Portugese experience from the Presidency of the EU Council – Helena Wainstain de Magalhães Weinstein, Vice-President of EFAPCO – European Federation of the Associations of Professional Congress Organisers
  • „Mozart’s Year – Austria’s experience” – Franka Kobenter, Director of
  • European Capital of Culture 2008 - What it means to the destination – Jacquie Rogers, Director of Liverpool Convention Center

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Discussion panel: Invited experts: Representatives of MPI – Krzysztof Celuch, SKKP – PiotrWilczek, Starwood Hotels and Resorts – Agnieszka Róg-Skrzyniarz, SOIT – Krzysztof Pobożniak

The following issues will be discussed:

  • How to make use of great events initiated by the City Authorities for attracting business events to the city
  • Cooperation with the City Hall – opportunities and barriers
  • Warsaw as an attractive destination for conference organizers – advantages and disadvantages
  • Evaluation of Chopin Year by the local meetings industry market (Did it have any influence on enhancing the attractiveness of the city and its offer for the meetings industry/ Does the City Hall’s marketing efforts translate into financial benefits for the local suppliers?)
  • How to make use of such events in the creation of conference and incentive programmes?

Coffee break and minirecital during the conference

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