Poznań has long-time experience in organizing international meetings and events, impressive conference and hotel infrastructure, and a stimulating cultural and culinary offer. The former is modern, convenient, and centrally located and the latter combining tradition with innovation, undoubtedly making Poznań a potentially exhilarating experience for both WCTR delegates and participants. It combines a unique heritage with a rich cultural offer, lively atmosphere, and spirit of entrepreneurship. Poznań is a dynamic city, where almost 1,100 years ago, the Polish state emerged. Populated by 540,000 inhabitants, it is the 5th largest and most popular destination in Poland, located at the heart of Europe. Over 120,000 students make the city teem with life. International events play a vital role in the local economy. Since 1921, Poznań has been host to the most prominent trade shows in the country, organized by Grupa MTP (and Poznań Congress Center), the largest exhibition and meetings organizer in Central-Eastern Europe.
Poznań, the capital of the region of Greater Poland (Polonia Maior, Polish: Wielkopolska), is inhabited by over half a million well-organized, economically minded, and hospitable people. The city is located at the crossroad of the largest European transportation routes connecting Moscow with Berlin, Paris and Madrid, Budapest and Prague with the Baltic coast, and the Scandinavian Peninsula. This city location, which favours the coexistence of many nationalities and cultures, was conducive to Poznań being an important meeting place in Europe. For over 750 years, many events significant for the history of Poland and Europe have taken place in Poznań. The areas around Poznań played a crucial role in Polish history. The region, which later became known as Greater Poland (Wielkopolska), was the cradle of Polish statehood. The Cathedral on the island of Ostrow Tumski is the oldest in Poland and in 966 Prince Mieszko I was baptised here, starting Christianity as the official religion.
Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) from its very beginnings was in the sphere
of West European influence. The historical process shaped the specific ethos of
the region's inhabitants, which became particularly visible in the 19th and
20th centuries. The inhabitants of Poznań are well known for their flair for
thriftiness, good organization of work, and rational actions. The city's
economic potential is its great asset – a good and stable economic situation, a
high level of entrepreneurship, and, first of all, human capital. Poznań is one
of Poland's most important academic centres, with 8 large states and several
The payment currency in Poland is the Polish zloty (PLN). 1 zloty = 100 grosz. The exchange rate for other currencies is set by the National Bank of Poland (NBP). Currency exchanges can be made in currency exchange offices and banks, located at the airport, railway station and in the city center. Debit and credit cards are commonly used – Visa and MasterCard, less often American Express, Diners Club and JCB. Most shops, restaurants, bars, taxis, etc. accept card payments, mobile applications and BLIK codes. ATMs are easily available, with the commission charged according to bank tariffs
Poland is in the Central European Time Zone CET (UTC+1:00). From March
to October, the so-called CEST summer time (UTC + 02:00) becomes
effective. In Poland, the metric measurement system is used.
Poznań is in the moderate climate zone, and it is a transition area from sea to continental climate. The hottest months are July and August (when temperatures exceed 20°C/ 68°F). While the Polish summer is relatively warm and friendly, it does tend to surprise with a rain shower or quite brisk breezes.The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Poznań in September is 11.3°C (66.2°F). The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 19.0°C (66.2°F).
Poznań-Ławica International Airport offers direct connections with several dozen European cities. Details of connections can be found on the Ławica Airport website. You can take a city bus or taxi from the airport to the city center (7 km distance). At the airport there is a tourist information desk and a currency exchange office. The Poznań railway junction is located at the intersection of routes between Berlin and Moscow as well as Gdansk and Prague. The journey from Berlin takes about 2.5 hours. It takes about 3 hours to travel from Warsaw. Moreover, many European cities have bus connections with Poznań
Poznań is a very compact city,
therefore the diverse range of accommodation are available, from top 5-star
hotels to modern and budget-friendly hostels, are mainly located comfortably
within the city center). A wide range of centrally located hotels belong to
renowned chains e.x. Sheraton, Accor Hotels (Mercure, Novotel), Hampton by
Hilton, Park Inn by Radisson, Moxy, etc.
In agreement with the Technical Operator of the Congress, we provide a list of addresses of hotels in
where more favorable prices for Congress guests have been established.
To take advantage of the offer requires making a reservation through the Technical Organizer, Ms Joanna Roś (contact given below.
The given price includes breakfast and VAT
||Amount of rooms available (including single rooms)
|*****||ul. Bukowska 3/9, Poznań||410.40 PLN
|Mercure Poznań Centrum||****||ul. Roosevelta 20, Poznań||360 PLN
|Moderno||****||ul. Kolejowa 29, Poznań||260 PLN
|Novotel Poznań Centrum||****||Pl. Andersa 1, Poznań||350 PLN
|Ibis Poznań Centrum||***||Pl. Andersa 1, Poznań||300 PLN
||***||ul. Gajowa 12, Poznań
secretary - Roksana
Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań NanoBioMedical Centre
Wszechnicy Piastowskiej 3, 61-614 Poznań, POLAND
Phone: +48 61 829 67 06
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