This event is part of our project “Our impact on people society and the planet”, which we launched in 2018. We address it to members of the Site Poland association and to MICE Agencies, in particular Incentive Agencies from the Polish market, organising team-building trips, incentive trips, business meetings in Poland and around the world.

As organisers and suppliers of tourism-related services, we are leading businesses in this sector and making a profit. We are aware that tourism has a significant impact on the development of regions and cities, often even constituting the main source of income for the country and its inhabitants.

We are also aware that the tourism industry and tourists generate negative environmental impact, so we are opening an industry dialogue to define the main challenges we face in this area

The first edition of this event is dedicated to Agencies and suppliers and their role in creating a sustainable tourism product.

We have invited to the discussion representatives of Incentive Agencies, hotels, destinations, airlines and people who really care for sustainable tourism.

Our goal is to discuss how we can ensure how our business can make less negative impact on the environment and people. We aim to inspire, teach and motivate each other.

The Strategic Partner of the event is Hilton Worldwide, a global certified leader of the hospitality industry in the field of ESG, actively working to protect the environment, social responsibility and high management standards.

Join us in developing a responsible incentive travel market.
Every voice counts, every action, even the smallest step is important.

Our dialogue will be based on the principles set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular, Goal no 17.

What are we planning at our event?/ What can you expect?

  • A lecture on the impact of tourism on the environment.
  • We will present the results of industry surveys:
    • 1. How are incentive agencies prepared to organise sustainable incentive travel?
    • 2. Do we behave responsibly when travelling ourselves?
  • We will discuss with service providers: hotels, airlines and destinations about joint efforts to create sustainable tourism experiences.
  • We will showcase the initiatives and achievements of sustainable destinations.
  • We will discuss good practices in promoting responsible behaviour among travellers.
  • We will encourage dialogue and share the experiences of participants.

The project team:
Grażyna Grot-Duziak – Advisor to the Management Board of Site Poland,
Beata Koziarska – Vice President of Site Poland,
Emilia Kubik – Member of the Management Board of Site Poland,
Grażyna Łukaszyk – Member of the Management Board of Site Poland,
Anastazja Szerkus – Vice President of the Management Board of Site Poland.

Our Responsibility, Our Choice

PRELIMINARY EVENT AGENDA

14:30-15:00   Registration, welcome coffee, Networking
15:00-15:10   Welcome and presentation of the event partners
15:10-15:30   Lecture – Impact of tourism on the environment

15:30-16:55 / Session I – Responsible Organiser 

  • Presentation of the results of the survey – Incentive Agencies
  • Presentation by HiltonWorldwide “Travel with Purpose”
  • Panel discussion: Cooperation for environmental protection and sustainability. Incentive agencies and suppliers.

16:55-17:10   Coffee break and networking

17:10 – 18:40 / SESSION II – Sustainable Destinations

17:10-17:50   POLAND
Competitive edge of sustainable destination. POT, PCB

17:50-18:10   Presentations of sustainable tourism destinations
18:10-18:40   Panel discussion:
Good practices and offers supporting designing of incentive trips.
Destination representatives, CVB, Agencies, DMC.

18:40-19:30 / SESSION III – The Responsible Tourist

  • Presentation of the results of the survey – Traveller behaviours
  • Introduction to the moderated discussion with event’s participantsą: How to create responsible travel? Perspectives and strategies for mindful travel.

19:30-19:40    Summary of the event
19:40-21:00    Cocktail party & networking

The times given are indicative.

Participants are invited to actively participate in the discussions.

The formula of our event includes expert presentations, panelists’ discussions and dialogue with the audience.

We invite you to register the participation of representatives of Incentive Agencies and MICE Agencies organizing incentive trips in Poland, trips abroad, as well as representatives of suppliers from this area.

We want the participation of people who care about the responsible organization of incentive trips.

The event is free for qualified participants. The number of slots is limited. We reserve the right to accept applications.

We’re sorry, but we have no more slots available.

If you represent the Incentive Agency, we will accept your application for the reserve list.

We will contact you a few days before the event.

Event co-organizer
HILTON International

CONTENT PARTNERS

EVENT PARTNERS

TECHNICAL PARTNER

OUR PRESENTERS AND PANELLISTS

The event will be hosted by:

Sergiusz Ryczel

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Lecture – Impact of tourism on the environment

Session I Responsible incentive travel organiser

EngD Mikołaj Troczyński

Specialist in the Sustainable Development Team of the WWF Poland Foundation

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Session Moderators:

Beata Koziarska

President Emoveo Group, Vice President Site Polska

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Grażyna Łukaszyk

Business Partner NU Horizons, Board Member Site Polska

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Panelists:

EngD Mikołaj Troczyński

Specialist in the Sustainable Development Team of the WWF Poland Foundation

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Łukasz Pawelczak

President UTE Group

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Nikola Naus

Junior Project Manager Weco-Travel Services, President of 2B Scientific Circle, SGTiH Vistula

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Agnieszka Gletkier

Director of Sales Central Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide Sales

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Session II Sustainable Destinations

Moderator:

Jarosław Hulboj

Operations Director | BCD Meetings & Events Poland

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Grażyna Grot-Duziak

MICE Expert, Senior Advisor to BOD, Site Poland

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Poland

Moderator:

Aneta Książek

Manager of Meetings & Events Bureau – Poland Convention Bureau

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Sustainable destinations – session in English

Moderator:

Jarosław Hulboj

Operations Director | BCD Meetings & Events Poland

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Panelists:

Piotr Cieślak

Managing director, Poland, Travelmediate, President of Site Polska

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Katarzyna Kajak

Country Manager Poland, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA)

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Indre Slyziute

Inbound Markets Manager, Lithuania Travel National Tourism Development Agency

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Ilyaas Narker

Group Sales Manager – Green Route, South Africa

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Fredi Fontanot

Director, Slovenian Convention Bureau

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Agnieszka Gletkier

Director of Sales Central Eastern Europe, Hilton Worldwide Sales

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Session III The responsible traveller

Moderator:

Emilia Kubik

Director of Polish Office, Travel Advance, Member of the Board of Site Polska

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Panelists:

Michał Cessanis

Journalist at National Geographic Traveler

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Paweł Kunz

Journalist & traveller

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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EVENT LOCATION

Hilton Warsaw City

Street Grzybowska 63, 00-844 Warsaw, Poland

25.04.2024 r. – 14:30-20:30