Kraków: Attracts with Energy, Inspires with Diversity

19th Sep, 2023

There is a place on the map of Europe that attracts a unique energy, where a thousand years of history have built the foundation for a multifaceted present and the tradition of meetings dates back to the 14th century. This is Kraków – an open and inspiring city that will provide an unforgettable experience for every visitor.

The spirit of Kraków is shaped by its history: the most ancient, dating back to the times of the kings of Poland, and the contemporary, from the 20th century. As early as the Middle Ages, trade flourished here and Poland's first university was founded, while some traditions have remained unchanged for centuries: the bugle call played from the tower for over 600 years, for example, or the traditional recipe for baking Kraków's obwarzanek (kind of pretzel). The Old Town and the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List 45 years ago. Significantly, unique historical locations such as historic palaces, original museum interiors or a medieval salt mine provide an original setting for business meetings.

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On the other hand, the modern hotel infrastructure and venues such as TAURON Arena Kraków, the EXPO Kraków International Trade Fair and Congress Centre, the CKF_13 Fabryczna Conference Centre and the ICE Kraków Congress Centre (photo below) can host events with thousands of participants. The latter boasts excellent recommendations: in 2017, it hosted the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, and in 2022, it became the host of the 61st ICCA Congress. Event organisers can count on the support of the city's Kraków Convention Bureau.

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