Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow

Poland

Why Poland?

Poland is a great place to hold an event, conference and for incentive programs:

  • Located in the very centre of Europe
  • Excellent direct airlift from Canada on LOT Polish Airlines and Air Canada
  • A large variety of modern and traditional hotel options
  • Historical and unique venues
  • Impressive conference infrastructure
  • Many one-of-a-kind options available for conference planners including museums, opera houses, theatres and post-industrial venues
  • Fascinating and picturesque countryside
  • Stable and safe destination; a year-round destination
  • Great value for money, not on EURO yet

Destination practical information

Location: Central Europe, on the Baltic Sea

Land boundaries: Russia – Kaliningrad (N), Lithuania (N-E), Ukraine and Bialorus (E), Czech Republik and Slowakia (S), Germany (W) 

Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa) with 1 707,981 inhabitants

Other major cities: Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk

Total area: 322.575 km². Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe, and 68th on the world

Population: 38.161 (118,2 people/km²). Poland is the 8th largest country in Europe, and 34th in the world

Language: polish

Local time: GMT+01:00

Time zone: Central European Time (CET), from April to October – summer time (GMT + 1, GMT + 2)

Climate: Warmest month: July (27°C), coldest month December (-10°C)

Telephone numbers: The country telephone code for the Poland is +48

Voltage: 220 v/50 hz

Public Holidays and non working days: Non working days are Saturday, Sunday, New Year’s Day (January 1st), Epiphany (January 6th), Easter (Easter Sunday and Monday are moveable holidays), Labour Day (May 1st ), the anniversary of the Constitution of Third May (May 3rd ), Corpus Christi (moveable, always Thursday, 60 days after Easter ), Assumption (August 15th), All Saint’s Day (November 1st), National Independence Day (November 11th ), Christmas (December 25th and 26th).

Currency: PLN Polish zloty

Political system: parliamentary democracy

DMC Information

Located in the very center of Europe, Poland is ideally located and equipped for conferences, incentives, and events. The country offers many one-of-a-kind options available for MICE planners including museums, opera houses, theatres, post-industrial venues as well as historical unique venues. Moreover, Poland is constantly adapting new and diverse spaces and expanding

Poland offers a large choice of four and five stars hotels including international hotel chains. None of the Starwood, Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental or Radisson hotels are older than twenty years.

Outside of the cities Poland offers a fascinating and picturesque countryside for sports (golf, sailing, horse riding, biking…) plus a variety of SPA resorts. It is a stable and safe destination Great value for money, as it is not in EURO zone yet.

In Poland ST Meetings & Incentives offers you 3 destination cities: Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk.

Warsaw – in the center of Poland, the largest and the most important scientific and business destination with its excellent infrastructure and creative people. A perfect blend of history and modernity – from the 200-year old stock market to modern skyscrapers. Ideal destination for tourists, businessmen and art lovers!

Krakow – in the south, city on the Vistula, which had been Poland’s capital for 5 centuries, includes ¼ of polish museums.  Currently Krakow is the cultural capital with over 3000 historical monuments in the district of the Old Town (an UNESCO World Heritage list), Kazimierz Jewish quarter and Wawel Castle complex.

Gdansk – in the north, on the sea, forests, mountains and scores of lakes and rivers within its reach. This city offers excellent conditions for sports: windsurfing, canoeing, cycling, hiking, riding, sea fishing, hunting and golf. History enthusiasts will certainly be interested in discovering the secrets of the incredibly rich past of Pomerania region.

 Poland the divers and unique county where there is plenty for your clients to enjoy!

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