The General Meeting of CENTREX held at Poznań International Fair

On March 8, 2016, Poznań International Fair hosted the General Meeting of CENTREX – the International Exhibition Statistics Union – which associates over a dozen largest exhibition organizers from Central and Eastern Europe (at present from Poland, Ukraine, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria), including PIF and Targi Kielce. The Annual CENTREX Meeting was attended by all the members and it was an opportunity to summarize the previous year and to take important decisions concerning the current and future CENTREX activities. The guest of the Annual Meeting of CENTREX was Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry represented by its President, Przemysław Trawa, and the Executive Director, Marzenna Łukaszewicz. During the talks, CENTREX members selected the new head of the organization. The position vacated by Gienadij Kroitchik, the President of GalExpo, Lviv, was taken over by Andrzej Mochoń, the President of the Board of Targi Kielce. The nomination confirms the high position of the second largest company on the Polish market on the European exhibition scene and is a token of appreciation for the long-standing CEO of this dynamic exhibition centre. The agenda of the meeting included much time devoted to the global promotional campaign the Global Exhibition Day , which will be run on June 8, 2016, by UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry – in cooperation with national and international exhibition associations. Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry and CENTREX are Partners of the project and are working at full capacity over the project execution.
Also during that time there was the première of the PCEI Report Exhibitions in Poland in 2015. The participants listened to the presentation by M. Łukaszewicz on Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry and the Polish exhibition market. CENTREX promotes the leading exhibition centres of the region, which are associated in the organization, and serves as a platform for knowledge and information exchange between the key market players. CENTREX is also the professional auditor of statistical data for trade fairs and exhibitions in compliance with international standards and is the official auditor of UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Since 2008, i.e. for the ninth consecutive year, at the order of Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry, CENTREX has been carrying out the audit of statistical data of exhibitions organized by Members of PCEI. The organization also performs audits of other exhibitions of Polish and foreign organizers at individual requests. Source: Polish Chamber of Exhibition Industry, April 8, 2016. Photos: Studio Ozdoba, Dariusz Ozdoba.