Caroline Elliot

Chairman of WE International Suppliers Committee & Commercial Director of Crystal Mountain

August 8, 2017

  • WE

    This year, the WE Conference & Fair will be in Kraków (24 – 26 October) – why was Kraków chosen?

  • Caroline Elliot

    We held a very successful event in Warsaw ten years ago – it is time to return! The Polish Association, PLBWA, Chaired by Michal Zys of Get Fresh, is very active and the market strong. Krakow is Poland’s former capital from medieval times and has wonderful architecture and ambience.

  • WE

    Where is the event held in Krakow?

  • Caroline Elliot

    WE will have exclusive use of the newly constructed, purpose built, ICE Krakow Congress Centre. The conference, workshops, training, and trade fair will all be held there. It is the perfect venue for us.

  • WE

    Are there visits to Member companies?

  • Caroline Elliot

    Yes, definitely. On Tuesday 24th October both Oasis, manufacturer of coolers and dehumidifiers, and Greif Poland, manufacturer of water bottles for the HOD business will welcome delegates, giving a unique insight into their factories.

  • WE

    What can delegates expect from attending the Conference on the morning of 25th October?

  • Caroline Elliot

    There is a wide range of speakers where delegates will hear about the latest market intelligence (vital for planning 2018), speakers talking about their experiences in Africa and the U.S. and water consumption in Poland. It really is an opportunity to learn a lot about our industry.

  • WE

    Will there be a keynote speaker?

  • Caroline Elliot

    We are looking forward to being inspired by Daniel Lewczuk. He will share his experience in achieving something that seemed impossible. To believe and have faith – something we all need in business!

  • WE

    What is being held after the Conference?

  • Caroline Elliot

    After lunch, delegates have a choice of workshops to attend. For the first time, WE are offering two streams – Commercial and Technical. They finish at 17:15 so there will be plenty of time before the Gala Dinner & Aqua Awards.

  • WE

    Where are the Aqua Awards and Gala Dinner being held?

  • Caroline Elliot

    We have a very different venue – it is the Old Tram Depot in Krakow “Stara Zajezdnia”. The evening will include presentation of the Aqua Awards, dinner and an opportunity to dance the night away.  It will be a fun and relaxed evening to spend with friends and colleagues.

  • WE

    When will the Trade Fair be open?

  • Caroline Elliot

    The Trade Fair will be open between 10:00 – 17:00 on Thursday 26th October, on level 0 and level 1 at the Ice Krakow Congress Centre. There is an excellent mix of exhibitors – ensuring that delegates are the first to see innovations for the coming year.

  • WE

    How do delegates book?

  • Caroline Elliot

    Visit www.we2017.eu for full information on the event, accommodation and to book on-line.

  • WE

    Do you know where the 2018 event will be held?

  • Caroline Elliot

    Yes – we are currently making plans to hold the 2018 conference and trade fair in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. We haven’t held an event there before so we are very excited.

            

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