On 10-13 May 2011 the Convention Bureau of Poland, with local support from the Kraków Convention Bureau and the Warsaw Convention Bureau, organised a study visit for French organisers of meetings and business events, representing Agency Partners and Natno Event Specialists.
Responding to our guests’ expectations, the visit’s agenda included the unusual facilities in Kraków and Warsaw that facilitate the organisation of meetings, both for large groups and small groups of VIPs.
During the first day of the visit there was a presentation of the conference potential of Kraków, along with its attractions and historic buildings. The following unusual venues were visited - Barka Arlina (the first Polish Conference Centre on water) and Bishop Erazm Ciołek’s Palace. The second day featured a trip to Wieliczka’s historic salt mine and a transfer to Warsaw.
In Warsaw, hotel facilities were presented (Mamaison Hotel Le Regina, and the Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre) and unusual conference venues – Kubicki’s Arcades in the Royal Castle, the Copernicus Science Centre, the Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre, Centralny Basen Artystyczny, and the National Opera. The day ended with a visit to the Warsaw International Expocentre EXPO XXI.
On the last day the Guests could go on a sightseeing tour of Warsaw accompanied by a professional guide.
All the places visited received our guests’ approval and testified to the high Polish potential for meetings organisation. “Now, we know the opportunities and all the options offered by Kraków and Warsaw; that’s the most important for us” - said Marie Laure Bach (Agency Partners).