Krakow to host International Congress and Convention Association 2022 event
- The 61st ICCA Congress, November 13-16, 2022, will take its members to a city in the heart of Europe that is also an international center of culture, art and science.
- Krakow, Poland is a place to explore centuries of history alongside gems of modern architecture.
- Krakow clearly demonstrates its commitment to two of CISC’s core values: working together and embracing innovation.
The 61st congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), from November 13 to 16, 2022, will take its members to a city in the heart of Europe which is also an international center of culture, art and science. Krakow, Poland is a place to explore centuries of history alongside gems of modern architecture. Each year, the easily accessible city hosts many important cultural and academic events, as well as business meetings.
ICCA Congress 2022 will also coincide with the 10th anniversary of Krakow’s membership in the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Collaboration has been the key to Krakow’s continued growth and success over the past decade.
For example, the KRAKÓW NETWORK brings together nearly 400 people, representing nearly 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 established not only at local but also national level, including the Polish Congress Office of the Polish Tourism Organization, 16 regional congress offices, national industry associations, site alliances and participation in the program of the ambassadors of the congress. Krakow is also a member of European Cities Marketing.
“Krakow clearly demonstrates its commitment to two of CISC’s core values: working together and embracing innovation. For this reason, the city was an obvious choice for next year’s convention. ICCA Congress 2022 delegates can expect a seamless meeting experience that combines a world-class location with cutting-edge event planning, ”said Senthil Gopinath, CEO of ICCA.
Delegates to the ICCA convention will meet at the ICE Kraków convention center, the city’s commercial and cultural flagship. Ideally located in the center, it has hosted many world-class and diverse events such as the 41st session of the UNESCO World Committee, the 15th OWHC World Congress and the annual Open Eyes Economic Summit.
“The ICCA Congress is one of the most important events for the meeting industry in the world. Each year, it brings together nearly a thousand of the most experienced specialists in the organization of international conferences and congresses: destinations, places, PCOs and associations. Poland will host it for the first time, which on the one hand proves the current, already mature position of our industry, and on the other hand creates great opportunities for its future development ”, underlines the mayor of Krakow Jacek Majchrowski.
“As immunization rates continue to rise and our world begins to slowly open up again, we are happy to see events return in person. Krakow provides an accessible meeting point for many ICCA members and the city will undoubtedly showcase the best of our industry for international association meetings, ”said Gopinath.