40 Under 40: Krzysztof Celuch

By Connect Staff, May 4, 2017

Krzysztof Celuch, Ph.D., CMM, CITE, CIS, HMCC, CED, 34, works in Warsaw, Poland, as director of Poland Convention Bureau, Polish Tourist Organization and vice-rector of Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. As a 2017 40 Under 40 honoree, Celuch discusses his passion for the events industry.

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What I do: I am responsible for bringing meetings and events to Poland and promoting my destination globally. Daily I am traveling, doing presentations, preparing offers and managing a great team. I am also author of the Poland Meetings and Events Industry Report and Poland Meetings Impact, which help us to measure the significant role of live events. As vice-rector at Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Vistula University Group), I handle international relations and student affairs. I am responsible for the business council and organize conferences like IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum Warsaw.

How I got here: I joined the meetings industry as a tour leader for a number of DMCs in 2000. As a journalist over a period of six years, I published more than 100 articles about the meetings and events industry. Later I joined the Warsaw Convention Bureau before it led me to my current roles. In the meantime, I got a Ph.D. in political science from Warsaw University.

My greatest career accomplishment: Organizing 12 editions of IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum Warsaw; authoring Poland Meetings Impact, which measures the economic impact of Poland’s meetings industry; and launching the first event management course at a university in Poland almost 10 years ago.

Impressive stats: I’ve helped bring 1,500 student attendees to IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum Warsaw. Thanks to my efforts with Poland Convention Bureau, we’ll bring more than 100 association congresses to Poland through 2021.

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