Sara Lamik – Discovery of the Year of MPI Poland
For the second time Meeting Professionals International awarded the title of Discovery of the Year in the meeting industry. It is our genuine pleasure to inform that our colleague Sara Lamik won the title this year. ‘She shows professionalism, extreme passion and commitment to the actions she undertakes. She succeeds in what she does even though she is promoting a building that has yet to be opened’, wrote the organisers to explain this choice.
Sara Lamik has been an employee of the Krakow Festival Office for nine years. She was responsible for the promotion and acquisition of sponsors, the co-ordination of the audience and the carrying-out of cultural events. Since 2007 she has been responsible for the promotion and acquisition of customers and events and the planning of future activities of the ICE Krakow Congress Centre under construction, which is operated by the Krakow Festival Office.
ICE Krakow is a modern and multifunctional congress centre. The ICE project was chosen in an international architectural competition, which was won by the Ingarden & Ewý Architects company from Krakow and Arata Isozaki & Associates from Tokyo. Representing the highest architectural and urban standards, the building is perfectly adjusted to the fulfilment of its functions. The auditorium hall has excellent acoustic parameters. ICE's elevation is distinctive due to the mosaic created from materials used in the architecture on Wawel Hill – ceramic and lime tiles, granite and sandstone. ICE is one of the most modern buildings of this type in Poland, which can compete successfully with similar centres around the world. In autumn of this year, the building shell will be completed which means that once it is equipped, it will be ready to open. The opening ceremony should take place in the autumn of 2014. The intense promotion of ICE Krakow in the last three years is showing results: the facility is more and more readily recognised, which translates into growing numbers of reservations for large conferences. The Krakow Festival Office is the operator of the ICE Krakow Congress Centre.