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The Małopolska Region and Kraków

The Małopolska Region and Kraków

The Małopolska Region is combines all the fnest features of Poland, it is Poland in a nutshell. It is here that you can fnd the Jurassic fossils which prove that a sea was here a million years ago and, at the same time, get acquainted with the most modern technology, science, and architecture. Situated in the south of Poland, this region and its capital city, Kraków, are among the most beautiful areas of Central Europe. There are countless reasons which make it wor thwhile to organize a meeting here, and the 10 most impor tant ones are:

  
  
1.  The region is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Europe and in the world (Kraków, Wieliczka, the Tatra Mountains, Wadowice, or the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum), attracting more than 11 million tourists each year.
2.  It has a well-developed transportation infrastructure and is conveniently situated in the central par t of Europe; the Kraków Airport offers more than 50 direct airplane connections to the largest cities of Europe.
3.  It  is  one  of  the most  frequently  selected  business  tourism  destinations  in  Poland  and the place of the organization of large-scale international events, among others, the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, global congresses, or European festivals.
4.  It has a varied and constantly developing network of conference  facilities (more than 400 in the entire region), from heritage buildings, through modern structures, to entirely unconventional locations, ranging in size from tiny to huge ones.
5.  There is an excellent  accommodation infrastructure:  renowned  hotels  of  international  chains,  spa  & wellness hotels, and also boutique hotel facilities in restored heritage buildings.
6.  There is a rich calendar of cultural events. In Kraków itself there are more than 50 festivals each year.
7.  There is an excellent cuisine: a wide assor tment of gastronomic premises, of which as many as 19 are recommended by the guidebook Michelin 2014. More than 10 regional products (out of 36 in Poland) have been registered in the European Union.
8.  The region has unique nature with an unusual  landscape and a wealth of animal and plant  life, as well as valuable heritage objects, all of which makes the local conditions perfect for meetings in the open air.
9.  Cultural assets: as many as 14 out of 29 Polish places included into the UNESCO World Heritage List are in the Małopolska Region.
10. Enormous  scientifc  capabilities  –  numerous  universities,  ter tiary  education  institutions,  scientifc institutes, and research institutions. Moreover, each meeting will be made even more pleasant by the kind and hospitable inhabitants.

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