The Power of Three Facilities – ICE Kraków, LCK and CKK combine forces
The ICE Kraków Congress Centre is establishing permanent cooperation with the Lublin Conference Centre (LCK) and the Copernicus Conference Centre (CKK) in Warsaw. On the 16th of September 2016, a letter of intent was signed, beginning the partnership of these three major Polish facilities in the meetings industry.
The meeting of representatives of the prestigious medium-sized conference facilities was initiated by the Lublin Conference Centre through the organisation of a series of discussions titled “Taste the Lublin Conference”. During the first meeting, combined with a Gala Opening, Paula Fanderowska, the Krakow Festival Office Deputy Director for ICE Kraków Congress Centre, signed a letter of intent that confirms the start of talks leading to the establishment of permanent cooperation between the three facilities of the MICE sector (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions). The partnership was established between the newly-opened Lublin Conference Centre, the Copernicus Conference Centre in Warsaw and the ICE Kraków – two sites with a high reputation and recognition among professional meeting organisers.
The cooperation includes mutual promotional support and a business exchange in the area of events being organised. The initiative will also lead to the strengthening of business promotion of all of Poland in the Polish and international arenas, raising the quality of the meetings and the introduction of a new level of the facility-organiser relationship.
“The cooperation we have established is yet another plane for development for the ICE Kraków Congress Centre, an opportunity to exchange experiences and good practices”, says Izabela Helbin, the director of the Krakow Festival Office, the operator of ICE Kraków. “We will share the know-how we have gained over the last two years, because after all, the Congress Centre will celebrate its second birthday in October. We also see perspectives for further strengthening of the ICE Kraków brand as an expert in meeting organisation in the platform we are creating. The suggested approach guarantees promotional success for Krakow, Lublin and Warsaw”, she added.
The newly formed collaboration platform is the perfect place to exchange information and business contacts, defining the directions of development of the business tourism industry. The team’s tasks will also include joint PR and marketing activities, which will help strengthen the image of Poland as an attractive destination for the meetings industry among foreign conference, congress and training organisers.