Why Kraków? 
Krzysztof Celuch, Head of Poland Convention Bureau Polish Tourist Organisation
Did you know, that Kraków...
+ was the historical capital of kings?
+ invested in the ICE Congress Center, Kraków Arena and International Exhibition and Convention Centre EXPO Kraków?
+ has special events venues such as Wieliczka Salt Mine, Tyniec Abbey, Korzkiew Castle, Wawel Castle?
Where to meet?
In Kraków, there are about 170 facilities with conference halls. Business meetings can be organised not only in conference venues, but also theatres and concert halls adapted for the purpose – Kraków Opera (about 800 seats), the Philharmonic Hall (700 seats) and the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre, considered an exclusive "Kraków salon", which has a three-tier air-conditioned 530-seater auditorium.
Conferences and symposia are also conducted in hotels, which offer conference rooms with up to 700 seats. There are also the unique interiors of Krakow's museums, where MICE events are organised.
Where to stay?
Kraków's well-known attractions are accompanied by an extensive accommodation base that is ready to host any type of guest without quantity limits. The numerous hotels in Kraków can offer more than 8,000 rooms, its approximately 15,000 beds: 10 5-star hotels with 978 rooms, 25 4-star hotels with 2,419 rooms and 72 3-star hotels with 3,206 rooms.
Examples of global chains hotels in Kraków: Radisson Blu, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Andels, Hilton, Best Western. Luxury boutique hotels: Copernicus, Stary, Grand.
How to get there?
Kraków's advantage is its favourable geographical location – at the crossroads of important transport routes and close to the Silesian conurbation and the southern border of the country. The city is one of the key road, railway and aviation junctions in Poland. The International Airport in Balice is the second airport in terms of size and number of passengers in the country of international importance, and the largest airport in Southern Poland.
Through Kraków or its surroundings lead two major routes: national road No. 7 from north to south, part of the European route E77, and the A4 motorway, part of the European route E40, which provides quick and convenient connections with Silesia and Germany, and in the future with Ukraine. Kraków has convenient railway connections with Warsaw; and is also near to other major cities in this part of Europe, such as Prague, Budapest and Vienna.
Whom to contact?
Krzysztof Celuch, Head of Poland Convention Bureau Polish Tourist Organisation, krzysztof.celuch@pot.gov.pl, w w w. poland-convention. pl