“We make every effort to ensure, that key facilities for Katowice are looked after by the best professionals. The contract for the management of the International Congress Center and Spodek by PTWP Event Center will come into force on the 2nd of May this year, which is when the agreement signed with Colliers International will come into effect”, said Wojciech Kuśpik, President of  PTWP Event Center.

Colliers International will be responsible for managing the International Congress Center in Katowice and the Spodek sports arena in terms of real estate. It will also ensure operational efficiency during the events taking place in the facilities.

The International Congress Centre in Katowice and Spodek form one of the largest venues for conferences, congresses, exhibitions, shows and sporting events in the country. The modern structure of the centre, designed for 15,000 visitors is connected with the Spodek sport arena, which can accommodate 11,000 people. Spodek is one of the most recognisable icons of an architecture in Poland.

“Spodek and International Congress Centre are exceptional sites both architecturally and functionally. They create a unique space and provide the opportunity to organise interesting business, sports and entertainment events. Together with PTWP Event Center, we will work to make the properties the leading conference, exhibition and entertainment centre in the country”, said Grzegorz Jamroziak, Director of Retail Property Management, Real Estate Management Services at Colliers International. 

The agreement between Katowice City Hall and PTWP Event Center for the management of the International Congress Center and the Spodek was signed on February this year for a period of 15 years. Selecting a private-sector manager for the facilities was a condition placed by the European Commission for granting subsidies for the construction of the International Congress Centre.

“Soon we will release information about other companies invited to cooperate with us. Apart from ensuring operational efficiency in management, we have been working hard on the best quality calendar for events, that will take place in the properties”, adds Wojciech Kuśpik, President of PTWP Event Center.