The Poland Convention Bureau, in conjunction with The Polish Tourism Organisation, has launched a new ‘safe MICE venue’, self-certification programme aimed at conference and congress venues operating in Poland.
The programme was officially launched on 16 September, at this year’s edition of Meeting Week Poland.
The ‘Safe MICE venue’ programme aims to “provide business travellers, meetings and events customers and professional congress organisers with access to information about venues capable of delivering services in accordance with regulations of Chief Sanitary Inspectorate and Ministry of Development”.
Robert Andrzejczyk, president of the Polish Tourism Organisation, said: “As we realise that the safety of tourists, business travellers and venue staff comes first, we joined forces with the industry to develop two self-certification programmes. After all, we recognise trust as fundamental both in everyday life and business, including tourism and the meetings sector.”
The new programme is aimed at all businesses whose scope of activity is connected with staging tradeshows, exhibitions and congresses in Poland. It was created in collaboration with those in the industry, members of the Polish Conference and Congress Association, and representatives of Poland’s destination marketing organisations.
Paula Fanderowska, president of Polish Conference and Congress Association, said: “We were very glad to receive Polish Tourism Organisation’s invitation to collaborate on the ‘Safe MICE venue’ project. I am convinced that the programme in question will make it much easier to build a positive, safe image of Polish MICE venues. The option of using a certificate authorised by Polish Tourism Organisation will unquestionably boost the credibility of our offers among event planners and organisers.”
Registration is free and voluntary. Once completed, the programme’s partners can use its visual symbol for marketing operations for 12 months from acknowledging relevant rules and guidelines. In the second stage of the project, Poland Convention Bureau POT and regional and local convention bureaux will conduct site inspection of randomly selected venues.
To access the programme, click here.