Krakow will host the ICCA 2022 Congress
The 61st edition of the event will take place from November 13 to 16 in the booming Polish destination
The ICCA 2022 Congress will coincide with the 10th anniversary of Krakow's membership in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Collaboration has been key to Krakow's continued growth and success over the past decade. For example, KRAKÓW NETWORK brings together about 400 people, representing almost 200 entities and is made up of 5 educational groups. Meanwhile, Kraków Future Lab is tasked with bringing meetings closer to new event technologies. Strong cooperation networks are being built not only at the local level but also at the national level, including the Polish Convention Bureau of the Polish Tourism Organization, 16 regional congress offices, national industry associations, venue alliances and participation in the Congress Ambassadors Program.
“Krakow clearly demonstrates its commitment to two of ICCA's core values: working together and embracing innovation. For this reason, the city was an obvious choice for next year's congress. ICCA 2022 Congress delegates can anticipate a seamless meeting experience that combines a world-class venue with a state-of-the-art event organization, ”said ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath.
ICCA Congress delegates will meet at the ICE Kraków Congress Center, the city's business and cultural flagship. Conveniently located downtown, it has hosted many diverse and world-class events, such as the 41st session of the 15th World Congress of the OWHC of the UNESCO World Committee and the annual Open Eyes Economy Summit.
"The ICCA congress is one of the most important events of the meetings industry in the world. Every year it brings together nearly a thousand of the most experienced specialists in the organization of international conferences and congresses: destinations, venues, OPCs and associations. Poland will host for the first time, which on the one hand demonstrates the current and already mature position of our industry, and on the other hand creates great opportunities for its further development", emphasizes the Mayor of Krakow, Jacek Majchrowski.
“As vaccination rates continue to rise and our world slowly begins to open up again, we are happy to see the events return in person. Krakow offers a meeting point that is accessible to many ICCA members and the city will undoubtedly show the best that our industry has to offer for international association meetings", said Gopinath.