Global Events Congress In Warsaw


July 10-13


Global Events Congress (GEC) is a significant international congress for event and experience design, management and marketing academics, researchers and practitioners. The congress gives an opportunity to share cutting-edge research on events and events management.

On 10-13 July 2018 the 8th Global Events Congress will be held in the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (Vistula Group of Universities). On behalf of myself, the Organizing and the Scientific Committee of the Conference, I have the honor to invite you to take part in such an important event, said dr Krzysztof Celuch, Local Organizing Committe Chairman.

Event Management is one of the most dynamically developing areas of global industry. Numerous achievements of the international specialists in this field are very significant and we would like to share them with the experts representing different universities, industry associations and partners. Therefore, the scientific program will comprise sessions held by the representatives of the European, Americas, Africans and Asians professors.

During the sessions we will have an opportunity to discuss and factually evaluate our achievements.

I hope that during your stay in Warsaw you will also find some time to explore the beauty and charm of this city and of course Poland.

See you in July 2018!



Global Events Congress (GEC) is a significant international congress that gives an opportunity to share cutting-edge research on events and events management. Presentations and discussions will include, but not limited to, the following themes/topics within the domain of hospitality and tourism:

  • Areas of distinctiveness: sports events, festivals/community events, meetings, and exhibitions
  • Professionalism and the professionalization of event management
  • Engaging with industry: perspectives and practices
  • Event management education
  • Innovation in events and festival management
  • Internationalization and managing across borders
  • Social marketing: events as drivers of behavioral change
  • Brand-building through events
  • Sustainability: events impact on society
  • Policy, planning, and event development
  • Destination marketing
  • Social media, emerging technologies and e-commerce in meetings and events industry
  • Economics and forecasting in meetings statistics



Vistula Group of Universities has prospered in the market for 25 years. It combines a strong tradition with the latest trends in the world of education. The group consists of two modern universities from Warsaw: Vistula University and the Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. They offer 13 Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes. In addition, there are post-graduate, doctoral and MBA programmes, as well as the Vistula Executive Education programme, which tackles managerial education from a practical angle. The universities also collaborate with more than 300 companies worldwide.

They are the most internationalised universities in Poland with students and lecturers from 80 countries. Every programme is taught in Polish and in English. International educational institutions and positions in rankings confirm Vistula Group of Universities high quality.

The 29 000 m2 Vistula Group of Universities campus contains air-conditioned rooms, lecture halls with a capacity for hundreds of students, spacious classes, a reading room, library, gym, sports centre, as well as 2 restaurants serving dishes and snacks from all over the world. On warmer days, students can relax outdoors in the university’s spacious courtyard. The building is also accessible to the disabled.





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