Poznań International Fair (Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie) is the leader of Polish exhibition industry. It constitutes 60% of the Polish exhibition industry and it was the first organizer of fairs in Central and Eastern Europe. MTP belongs to the organization gathering leaders of the exhibition industry from the whole world (UFI – the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and Centrex – International Exhibition Statistics Union).
In 2013 nearly 10 thousand exhibitors, including 2,2 thousand foreign exhibitors, participated in more than 60 exhibition events organized in MTP.
In 2013 the exhibition events were visited by 486 thousand people including foreign visitors from 82 countries. Assuming that the visitors of MTP, on average, get 5 business contacts each, we can assess that in 2013 MTP provided their visitors with almost 5 million business contacts.
MTP has its representative offices all over the world where customers can obtain comprehensive information about the offer of Poznań International Fair.
Poznań International Fair has the largest exhibition and conference infrastructure in Poland – 16 high-quality, spacious and air-conditioned halls (more than 110 thousand square meters in the exhibition halls and 35 thousand square meters of open space) and 81 modern conference rooms.
1921 – Poznań International Fair (MTP) was established in 1921. It is one of the trade show organizers with the longest history. The 1st Poznań Trade Fair, a domestic trade show, was organized between 28 May and 5 June 1921 at the initiative of Poznań merchants.
1927 – MTP joins UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
1929 - General Domestic Exhibition (PWK) – organized at the initiative of Cyryl Ratajski, was an overview of the economic and cultural achievements of Poland. The exhibitions, organized on a space of 650,000 square metres, attracted 4.5 million visitors.
In the 1930s the Poznań International Fair flourished and was ranked the fourth European organizer of international trade shows.
In the 1940s, the trade grounds, which were badly destroyed during the Second World War, were rebuilt. In the following years the Poznań International Fair developed its exhibition programme and gradually added new exhibitions and trade shows to the programme. Old exhibition halls were rebuilt and expanded and many new halls as well as other facilities were built.
1947 – The 20th Poznań International Fair, the first fair held after the Second World War
1955 – reconstruction of the Upper Silesian Tower, which was given the shape of a spire.
1956 – a general strike against the communist rule in Poznań; the events of 28 June 1956 were witnessed by thousands of trade fair guests from Poland and abroad
1958 – a decision to organize trade shows twice a year – in spring and in autumn
60s – a rapid development of the Poznań International Fair and problems with the traditional exhibition space. Exhibitions are additionally organized around Lake Kierskie, in Edwardowo and in Wilson’s Park.
1973 – the traditional June show is divided into International Technical Fair held in June and International Trade Fair of Consumer Goods TAKON held in September. In the same year specialist trade shows were organized - Salmed, Poligrafia, Drema, and Intermasz
1990 – the Poznań International Fair transformed into a limited liability company with the State Treasure as one of its shareholders
Every year the Poznań International Fair changes its image, upgrades the old exhibition halls and builds new pavilions and facilities.
The year 2013 at Poznań International Fair:
- almost 10 thousand exhibitors, of whom approx. 2,2 thousand foreign companies
The year 2013 at Poznań International Fair:
- fairs were visited by 486 thousand visitors, in particular from Central and Eastern Europe
- 16 spacious, air-conditioned halls – 110,000 m2 of exhibition space,
- open grounds, professionally prepared for light development – 35,000 m2,
- comfortable space for talks and business meetings as well as for rest,
- 81 conference rooms – all are air-conditioned and fully equipped; different standard, a tailor made layout possible,
- banquet facilities
- 24-hour attended car park with nearly 1,000 parking places for cars, vans, lorries and buses; the car park can be accessed from Matejki Street
POZNAŃ CONGRESS CENTER
Poznań Congress Center is a modern congress, exhibition, sporting and entertainment centre. It is a Great Opportunities Center offering all of the facilities of Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie [Poznan International Fair].
PCC has more than 70 conference rooms, 16 exhibition pavilions, an open space and a parking for 2,000 cars. Architecturally varied interiors enable the organisation of various types of events, from business meetings for a dozen people to the events for more than 11 000 participants.
Excellent location, large selection of hotels, proximity to the airport and the railway station and rich cultural offer of the city make it an ideal location for professional conferences, congresses, fairs, as well as sporting and cultural events.
Elżbieta Roeske, dyrektor
tel. +48 61 869 2297
Sabrina Żymierska, kierownik
tel. +48 61 869 2131
Karolina Makowska, PR
tel. +48 61 869 2272
kom. +48 609 783 133
Stand construction is our speciality. 30 years of experience translating into nearly 6000 stands constructed a year. So far we appeared as the MTP stand construction team but since November 2011 we function as IDEAEXPO.MTP so that our services can be identified better among the exhibitors. Our idea is to tailor the stand to the needs of a given client, regarding their business goals as well as the specifics of the trade fair. But the most important value of the company are the people. It is they who make you feel safe. A professional team consisting of experienced designers, competent consultants and professional assembly workers will take care of each and every detail. You can hope not only for the classic service – we offer you much more than that. We will prepare for you a comprehensive offer on stand construction along with full logistic service, we will store your exposition’s elements in our spacious storehouses as well as transport them and assembly the stand at any trade fair both in Poland and abroad. We will advise you how to make your stand attract attention and how to make it cost-effective. We will help you to develop the concept f your performance, and the marketing strategy of your company will be translated into the stand project which will be not only aesthetic and of the highest quality but most of all will ensure achieving of your business goals.