World Peace

Recent tragic events around the world, such as the conflict in Israel and the war in Ukraine, have forced me to reflect on the role and potential of the event industry in promoting peace and conflict resolution on a global scale. 

European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Kraków 2023

ECAI, or the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, is undoubtedly one of the most important events in the field of artificial intelligence in Europe and the world. Organized for more than 40 years by the European AI Association (EurAI), the conference is a meeting place for leading scientists and experts in the field.

CEvent Travel Manager Report

Cvent, the industry's leading provider of technology for meetings, events and hospitality, has released the latest installment of its Cvent Travel Managers Report: Europe Edition, which provides hotels, venues and destinations with in-depth insight into trends and activities related to corporate travel acquisition.

International Congress and Convention Association

At this year's IMEX, held May 23-25 in Frankfurt, the International Congress and Conference Association ICCA announced its digital transformation. It held the launch of an enhanced ICCA database and association website, created in cooperation with technology partner Simpleview.

Photo of participants of the Central Europe and France and Benelux ICCA Chapters Meeting

As many as 110 participants from 14 countries attended the annual meeting of members of ICCA's two branches, Central Europe and France and Benelux, which took place April 23-25, 2023. was held in Strasbourg, France.

The International Alzheimer's Disease Conference will be held in Krakow, Poland for the first time on April 24-26, 2024, with an average of 1,200 onsite and online participants from more than 120 countries. 

A dose of inspiration. In telegraphic shorthand, some examples of what destinations and organisations are doing to decarbonise and make tourism more responsible in the face of climate disruption and COVID-19.

Wunderman Thompson's annual forecast 'The Future 100: 2023' has been released, which identifies 100 trends in various industries. I have selected three that I believe connect with business events. These are 'Ageless Play', Absurdist Stays and 'Metatravel'.

ICCA's emerging strategy for 2023-2025. Legacy, DEI, Sustainability and Business Focus - these are the main pillars of the ICCA Association's newly created strategic plan for 2023-2025. The association's strategic plan for 2023-2025 was announced at the ICCA's annual congress, which took place in Krakow, Poland, from 6-9 November 2022. 

Cooperation, commitment and consistency are the themes of the "Blueprint for the Events Industry How to Achieve NET Zero* Carbon Events" (A Net Zero Roadmap for the Events Industry) published at the United Nations COP27 Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Anna Gorska, who serves as Board Advisor to PCO Symposium Cracoviense, has been elected to the ICCA International Congress and Convention Association Board of Directors for another two-year term. She will represent the Meeting Management sector there.

PCO, which has existed on the Polish market since 1998, was the local coordinator of the ICCA congress, an event that annually brings together meeting industry professionals from around the world and which was held for the first time in Poland, November 6-9, 2022 in Krakow, Poland. This year's ICCA congress will feature more than 900 delegates from 80 countries.

Thanks to the efforts of the Polish Society of Neurosurgeons, supported by Symposium Cracoviense, PCO, the annual congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies EANS, which brings together more than 2,000 delegates from around the world, will be held for the first time in Poland.