Varied conference infrastructure
Varied conference infrastructure
Modern conference resources, including as many as 27 facilities with premises, the total area of which exceeds 500 square meters each, function against the background of the several-century long traditions, close to the pristine nature and a rich cultural offer available all year long. The signifcant geographical diversity of the region will make it easier for the organizers to accommodate the conference space to the profle and character of a meeting. Among the existing conference facilities in Kraków, the largest ones are: ICE Krakow Congress Centre offering more than 36 thousand m2 of conference space. Modern facility, situated in the close vicinity of the River Vistula and the main attractions of the city. The facility comply with the conditions specified by the international congress organisations as well as with the highest standards related to acoustics and show engineering. The Center can accommodate up to 3200 people at the same time. International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Krakow a multifunctional and modern facility with the total usable area of 13 thousand m2 with a variety of application. Multi-functional show-sport hall Tauron Arena Krakow for 15 thousands of spectators, Gromada Conference Center (opening: 2015) with the space exceeding 5000 square meters, capable of hosting between 2500 people at one level, and up to 4500 participants on two levels simultaneously. Auditorium Maximum of Jagiellonian University (up to 1200 seats).
An interesting offer for the meeting organizers of is that of the museums of the Małopolska Voivodeship, which, thanks to their modern audiovisual facilities, are becoming original venues for business events. A few good examples are the Polish Aviation Museum which, if seen from above, resembles the shape of a spinning rotor. This is one of the most modern museum facilities in Poland with one of the most expressive architectural forms, and it is possible to organize a special event for as many as 1000 people there. A large space surrounded by ar t is also offered by The National Museum with 300 seats in open-air arrangement, the Museum of Urban Engineering (300 people), and also the Niepołomickie Museum in the Royal Castle. Business events may be organized in stylish monumental buildings, theater rooms, or concer t halls, adapted for that purpose, which are abundant in the region. They include the new building of the Kraków Opera House (up to 800 seats), commissioned quite recently, Kraków Philharmonic Hall (up to 700 seats), or the Juliusz Słowacki Theater (up to 530 seats) – a building in eclectic style situated within the area of the Planty Park. Comparatively large conference rooms and numerous other facilities are also offered by hotels in Krakow, for instance: hotel Galaxy (up to 800 seats) the Best Western Premier Cracow with a room for as many as 600 people, hotel Park Inn by Raddisson Kraków (up to 500 seats), hotel Qubus (up to 450 seats). The Wieliczka Salt Mine, included into the frst UNESCO World Heritage List, is one of the best known tourist attractions in Poland. It is an incredible underground world created by nature and by man, an original scenery for various events and business meetings. The underground conference rooms occupy the space of 100 to 680 square meters and can accommodate as many as 600 people at the same time.
Organizers who appreciate natural surroundings and mountains views will fnd a perfect solution in choosing to hold their event in the capital city of the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane. Its unique character is determined, frst and foremost, by the majestic Tatra Mountains – the highest elevation in the entire range o the Carpathian Mountains between the Alps and Caucasus. What also attracts tourists to Zakopane is Gorals folklore, picturesque wooden architecture, and unspoiled nature. The three-star Mercure Kasprowy Hotel (for 1050 people) with a unique view of the Tatra Mountains and the four-star Grand Nosalowy dwór with 600 square meters of conference space –a modern hotel enclave in the close vicinity of the slopes of the Nosal Skiing Center – can boast the largest halls and rich experience in providing comprehensive services for meetings. An interesting infrastructure can be found in the four-star Bukovina Hotel which, apar t from a conferencing center for 600 people, offers meeting par ticipants relaxation space in thermal pools. The Economic forum in Krynica-Zdrój, organized since 1991, has been attracting approximately 2500 politicians and economists from East-Central Europe each year, and is a proof that the Małopolska Region and its mountainous localities can successfully host major international events. Krynica-Zdrój, frequently referred to as Polish Davos, will soon have a modernized Main Mineral Water drinking House, with comfor table space for 1200 people.
LIST OF PCO (Professional Congress Organizers)