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The INMA/OPA European Conference will offer unparalleled professional networking opportunities:

Who attends?

INMA/OPA conference delegates have one thing in common: They are typically the designated “change agent” at their company. They are typically senior to middle managers in marketing, sales, new media, online, and circulation departments at European newspapers and media companies.

Opening reception

The Opening Reception is the ideal opportunity to meet your fellow delegates at the start of the conference. The Opening Reception to the INMA/OPA European Conference will be hosted by the City of Krakow and held in the Medieval City Hall, in the centre of Krakow. This Palace of the Wielopolski family was built in the 16th century and since 1864 has served as a seat for the Krakow city authorities. Participants will be welcomed by Jacek Majchrowski, mayor of the City of Krakow.

Thursday social dinner Agora

A Thursday evening social dinner will be held at the Salt Mines of Wieliczka — 125 meters below ground. Hosted by the Malopolska region” and that ”Participants will be welcomed by Marek Nawara, marshall of the Malopolska region.
Buses depart the hotel at 18:30. The last few years of the Europe Cnferences we opted to hold the Gala Dinner on Thursday night instead of Friday night to give every one a chance to join; including those who fly back home early on Friday afternoon after the conference concludes!

Trade show

Throughout the conference's working programme, many opportunities exist to network with peers. An intimate trade show features lounge areas in which you can do business, as well as meeting space. Extended coffee breaks provide ideal opportunities to exchange business cards and contacts. We have purposely not scheduled lunch programming so delegates can take full advantage of networking.

Partners tour

Thursday, September 30: Walking Tour in UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Krakow

The tour starts at 9:30 in the lobby of the Park Inn Hotel where the guide will be met and includes a tour of Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral. From the hill the walk brings you to the Royal Road and the Main Market Square. The Stary Market, the local market place will be visited and we end with lunch at the Szara Restaurant (13:00).

Friday October 1: Walking Tour of Historic Place, Shopping Time

After meeting again in the hotel lobby we go by taxis to the Jewish Kazimierz through the Catholic Kazimierz. Included is a visit to the Remuh Synagogue with the famous cementery. Small galeries with Jewish craftsmen will bring some shopping time and the Klezmer Chois restaurant for lunch will be the end of this tour.

You can register your spouse for the Partners’ Tour for just €100 extra (option available on your registration form).

More about Krakows main attractions can be found here. As well as several PDF publications on Krakow here and if you really want to get the most out of your weekend in Krakow, be sure to download this publication.

Presentation By Grzegorz Piechota, Member and Vice-President of the European INMA Board of Directors. He is also Director for Poland on this Board.

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