Last year’s selection of influencers by Kongres Magazine marked the eighth year of the distinguished project. The selected influencers are trailblazers in their respective fields and help co-create the regional meetings industry. Kongres Magazine’s selection is, in a way, an overview of who is who in the industry.
Kongres Magazine talked to Olga Krzemińska-Zasadzka, Managing Director at Power Agency, who was recently named among the top representatives of the 10 Most Influential Meeting Agencies 2021. Olga shared her advice for newcomers in the meetings industry and expressed her opinion on the future of events.
The emotional high is over but our hearts and minds are still in Spain with the group of over 600 participants. This incentive trip had one clear goal: integration of employees from all over the world, after the pandemic period when travel and face to face meetings were impossible.
Skiing in Turkey? It is no longer a surprising winter holiday destination. You can reach Erzu-rum a ski capital of the region (with 380 000 citizens) by plane. Erzurum international airport was built there and it is close to modern ski stations in the Pontic Mountains. Winter Compe-tition took place here in 2011 and one year later Juniors Nordic Skiing World Cup.
Bulgaria – besides the Black Sea seaside and its beautiful beaches it offers excellent ski slopes. Those who like big-city gloss will choose Vitosh a mountain massif in the neighbor-hood of Sofia. A cable car, a snowpark and chairlifts are waiting for amateur and profession-al skiers and for ski champions.
Les Trois Vallées (Three Valleys), The French joke that the place is the biggest ski circus. There are 600 km of smooth and wide runs which are connected by chains of ski lifts so you ski without unbuckling skies. All around there are monumental and taking a breath away Alps. The heart of Three Valleys is Méribel, which adjoins famous ski resorts: Courchevel and Val Thorens. There are 40 cable cars (a part of them is renewed) which are called “bubbles” by French and “eggs” by British.
Principality of Andorra has changed into a great ski resort. There are snow-capped slopes with its modern chain of ski lifts. It is windy here sometimes but most of the time the weather is really good. It is a pleasure to ski down among picturesque scenery of Pirenees. If you are bored with skiing you can try a team of dogs, a snowmobile, snowshoeing or a shopping in a duty free zone. Andorra attracts more and more Polish ski lovers every year what is fostered by cheap flights from Barcelona by Wizz Air or Ryanair.
This small village which is located in Tridento Alto Adige, a part of south Tirol, was discovered by many skiers from Poland. The place situated at the bottom of Hochjoch iceberg (3280 m above sea level) at 2000 m guarantees snow-covered slopes throughout all year. There is an interesting quarter pipe for those who love half-pipe, telemark and curving runs and even when there is hospitable wind you can fly a hang-glide with skies. Maso Corto is a resort not only for competitive sportsmen.
It is the largest ski region in the world where you can ski using only one skipass. It is located in Trentino Alto Adige region in the north part of Italy. More and more Poles come there every year. There is nothing surprising that in the region there are 450 ski lifts and more than 1200 km of ski runs at the bottom of majestic Dolomite. If you have a Dolomiti Superski pass you can go to Val di Fassa to a town called Moena or Val di Fiemme. There are free of charge shuttle buses for skiers.