The Katowice Convention Bureau took part in IMEX 2010 which was held from 25th to 27th of May in Frankfurt, Germany. IMEX is the worldwide exhibition for the meetings industry and incentive travel and events. Katowice, together with Gdańsk, Kraków and Warsaw, were presenting its offer on the Convention Bureau of Poland’s exhibition stand of the Polish Tourism Agency (POT). Polish cities attended single business meetings as well as 12 presentations for so called hosted buyers consisted of groups of 10-20 participants each.
This year exhibitors from 160 countries were representing national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more. Over 3 800 hosted buyers from around 60 world markets visited IMEX 2010, contributing to a total of nearly 9 000 visitors for the show’s busiest three days ever.
The Katowice Convention Bureau participation in the event was financed from the European Regional Development Fund and the City budget.