Anna Gorska, EXPO XXI Warsaw Business Development Director has been re-elected as the Chairperson and Karina Grützner, Director Convention Marketing at Stuttgart Convention Bureau has been elected as the Deputy Chairperson.
The term lasts two years. The upcoming plans of the new chairs are to create the chapter’s website and social media channels and to start preparing the educational program for the ICCA CEC Summer Meeting taking place this year in Lviv, Ukraine.
“I am looking forward to working with Karina”, says Anna Gorska. “She is a professional in our industry with a clear understanding what ICCA stands for and I will be happy to share this hard, voluntary work with her. I also would like to thank warmly Jutta Heinrich from Frankfurt Convention Bureau who has been working with me as the Deputy Chair for the last four years for her real commitment and constant support”.
Anna Gorska has been nominated by Ulrike von Arnold, CMP from Vienna Convention Bureau and seconded by André Kaldenhoff from Congress Center Leipzig. Karina Grützner was nominated by Stefan Lohnert from ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart and seconded by Anna Gorska. Both ladies promise hard work and their dedication towards the Chapter.
Anna Górska holds a master degree from the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Management and Marketing. She graduated with honors from the State University of New York. Since November 2014 she has been appointed the Business Development Director at EXPO XXI Warsaw, responsible for the international association meetings. Anna is a Personality of the Year 2014 in the MP Power Awards. She has been awarded “For Services to Tourism” by the Polish Minister of Sport and Tourism in 2015. She is an academic lecturer specializing in International Meetings Management. She had been a Vice President of Membership in MPI Poland Club for over four years.
Karina Grützner is a passionate meetings industry professional with a degree in economics from Hochschule Harz. Currently she takes part at a MBA program in sustainability management at Leuphana University Lüneburg. Since April 2012 she has been appointed at Stuttgart Convention Bureau. Previous to this she worked for six years for the Messe Stuttgart as Marketing & Sales Manager of the ICS International Congress Centre Stuttgart. She gained additional experience in the meetings industry in Frankfurt, Madrid and Düsseldorf.