Warsaw is hosting the conference Meetings Week Poland 2017, which this year is under the patronage of Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry. On the first day of this 5-day event, President of PCEI, Przemysław Trawa, took part in the opening ceremony. The topic of his speech was business in the smart world. Meeting Week Poland is a 5-day cycle of conferences and networking meetings with the participation of representatives of corporations and trade associations, who are responsible for planning events, procuring services for business trips and meetings, service providers, hotels and conference centres, as well as journalists, representatives of local authorities and politicians. Other points on the agenda focused on discussion panels devoted to various topics related to the meetings industry. The debate called Position of the meetings sector in the economy involved an expert of the meeting sector Żaneta Berus, Kadri Karu – Managing Director, Estonian Convention Bureau, Beata Maly-Kaczanowska – Vice Presodent of the Board of EXPO Mazury S.A., Mark Krawczyński of Rotary International and the Deputy Mayor of Wrocław, Magdalena Piasecka. One of the speakers of the discussion was also the President of the Board of Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry, Przemysław Trawa, who together with other speakers tried to find an answer to the question whether conference centres are just meeting places and if large cities can afford to disregard this sector.