The meetings industry is an important branch of the Polish economy. Good practices in organisation of congresses and conferences were the topic of today’s discussion in Warsaw during the next edition of Meetings Week Poland 2018. Successful projects in the meetings industry have a great impact on the image of the destination in the scale of cities, regions and whole countries. At the same time they supply budgets with sizeable amounts and stimulate intellectual and economic development. Participants of the discussion panel on “Meetings industry a.k.a. tourism is the driving force of the economy”, which started the next edition of Meetings Week, were: Agnieszka Jędrzejczyk-Wojciechowska (Vice-President of the Polish Tourism Organisation), Roman Muška (Director of Prague Convention Bureau), Prof. Krzysztof Makowski (Adam Mickiewicz. University in Poznań), Pier Paolo Mariotti (Vice-President of European Cities Marketing), Rafał Piechota (Deputy Director of the Office of the Minister of Sport and Tourism), Elżbieta Roeske (Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry, Director of PCC, Poznań International Fair) and Kamil Szymański (President of G2A Arena, Jasionka). Participants of this segment of the conference presented their projects, indicated methods of attracting and organising large congresses and conferences, and highlighted the role of developing good practices for this type of business activity, which will provide others with useful information, whose implementation will help to achieve success.