The ICE Krakow Congress Centre cooperating with the Municipal Greenery Board decided to launch a project that will have a permanent impact on participants in important events and residents of the city.
The Congress Alley commemorates key congresses and conferences held in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. To honour the said events, their organisers, representatives of the City of Kraków and the facility plant symbolic trees along the Monte Cassino Street. To highlight their care for the environment, they plant trees with the longest growing season and those that best absorb dust from the air. On average, several new plants are planted each year.
Each tree commemorates an important event organised by the city in the ICE Kraków Congress Centre; the first tree was planted after the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in July 2017.
Next to each tree is a plaque indicating the congress during which the tree was planted.
Representatives of the meetings industry attach increasing importance to ecology and sustainable development in the context of congress and conference organisation. The topic has been continuously covered by the media for a few years. Event organisers very often ask about initiatives related to sustainable development at the stage of venue selection.
The Congress Alley is one of the tools that help create the image of Kraków as a location with a responsible approach to environmental conservation. Participation in the project entails an improvement of the event organiser’s image.
The project also allows the residents of Kraków to become more familiar with the events taking place in the facility. The Alley is a symbol of the positive influence of congresses on the city and on the local community; it also leaves a permanent, tangible trace in the form of a green alley.
This is what tree planting looked like before the start of the EAACI congress in July 2021.
The list of trees currently growing in the Congress Alley with the info about the occasion, event date and plant type.
1. 41th Session of the World Heritage Committee UNESCO, 03.07.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 2. 46th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, 9-12.09.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 3. 2th Open Eyes Economy Summit,14-15-11.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 4. 68th Congress of the Association of Polish Surgeons, 27-30.09.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 5. Watercoolers Europe, 22-26.10.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 6. New Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology - NFIC, 6-8.12.2017 – Platanus acerifolia 7. EXPO FX Cuffs, 16-17.03.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 8. World Congress on Osteoporosis and Osteoarthrosis, 19-22.04.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 9. 4th European Congress of Local Governments, 26-27.04.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 10. McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM), 10-12.05.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 11. 23th WONCA Europe 2018, 24-27.05.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 12. Impact 18', 13-14.06.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 13. Devoxx Poland, 20-22.06.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 14. European Conference on Quality in Official Statistics – Q2018, 26-29.06.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 15. 38th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants & 10th International PCB Workshop – DIOXIN, 26-31.08.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 16. European Corrosion Congress – EUROCORR, 9-18.09.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 17. XII UNESCO – Creative Crossroads, 11-17.06.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 18. 43th Congress of the Polish Orthopaedic and Traumatological Society, 20-22.09.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 19. 73th World Foundry Congress, 23-25.09.2018 – Platanus acerifolia 20. 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation – EuCAP, 31.03-5.04.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 21. 15th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities – OWHC, 2-5.06.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 22. 24th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, 11-16.06.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 23. 20th EMDR Europe Research & Practice Conference, 28-30.06.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 24. 44th Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies – FEBS, 6-11.07.2019, Sorbus intermedia 25. 48th World Congress of Surgery – WCS, 11-15.08.2019 – Acer platanoides L. 26. International Union of Phlebology, Chapter Meeting, 25-27.08.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 27. 41th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism – ESPEN, 31.08-3.09.2019 – Acer platanoides L. 28. 8th International Conference of the Polish Society for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 5-6.09.2019 – Acer platanoides L. 29. 14th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Source of Pollution (ICMGP), 8-13.09.2019 – Acer platanoides L. 30. 22th Congress of the Polish Orthodontic Society (PTO), 15-17.09.2019 – Acer platanoides L. 31. 15th International Congress of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS), 25-27.09.2019 – Sorbus intermedia 32. EAACI Hybrid Annual Congress, 10-12.07.2021 – Sorbus intermedia 33. 18th IAOS Conference, 3rd Congress of Polish Statistics, 26-28.04.2022 – Acer platanoides L. 34. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) European Chapter Conference, 28.06-1.07.2022 – Acer platanoides L. 35. ACI Customer Experience Global Summit, 13-15.09.2022 – Acer platanoides L. 36. 13th International Autism-Europe Congress (AE), 6-9.10.2022 – Acer platanoides L. 37. 61th ICCA Congress, 6-9.11.2022 – Platanus acerifolia 38. 41st Annual Meeting of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS), 29.03-01.04.2023 – Acer platanoides L. 39. European Veterinary Dental Forum (EVDF), 26-29.04.2023 – Acer platanoides L. 40. 28th European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress (EBCOG), 18-20.05.2023 – Acer platanoides L. 41. 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting, 06-08.07.2023 – Acer rubrum L. 42. European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting (EAS), 10-14.07.2023 – Acer rubrum L.