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Come a day early or stay an extra day and see some of the wonders that Poland has to offer. 


ITB Fire Testing Laboratory Tour in Pionki

ITB is offering a complimentary tour for the first 25 registrants that sign up. The tour is an opportunity for Fire Safety Experts to gain firsthand experience in fire testing of various building elements. This event will help understanding the fire requirements given in prescriptive codes, and allow to “touch” what does the required indexes really stand for. ITB representatives during the tour will guide participants through various methods, ranging from small “desktop” scale to some of the world’s largest furnaces, sharing their experience and observations. ITB employees are also fire engineers, researchers and practitioners in computational analysis, who can share a very unique point of view on the fire safety built on practical experience in both prescriptive and performance side of our field. 

The ITB laboratory is among the biggest and most modern in the Europe, and allows to test almost any product available in the market. Laboratory is member of EGOLF organization, is accredited by Polish Centre of Accreditation and UAE Civil Defense. Among the furnaces and other equipment presented during the visit, the participants will have a chance to see our unique furnaces: large vertical furnace “Phoenix” – 10 meters wide and 7 meters high, with total power of 16 MW and triple chamber horizontal furnace “Chimera”, with total length of 11,35 m and width of 4,30 m.


During the visit, following tests will be performed:

  • external fire on a façade (ITB method);
  • 30 minute fire resistant wall with index M (hit of a solid body);
  • fire spread on a roof element - “French method T3”.

Between the tests, our experienced lecturers will give presentations on:

  • Role of Fire Testing Laboratories in modern Fire Safety, experience of ITB in this field
  • Limits and boundaries of Fire Testing
  • Can Fire Test Be Useful in a Performance Engineered Solution

Coffee breaks and lunch will be organized during the tour.


Event schedule may be subject to change:

Tour Date: Sunday, 22 May 2016

Location: Meeting in Hilton Warsaw Lobby at 9:00am

Bus Departing: 9:30 am

Bus Returning: 6:00 pm (approximately)



Full Day - Pendolino, Krakow & Salt Mines Visit

Discover the two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the beautiful city of Krakow and the Wieliczka Salt Mines in one day by taking the 2.5 hour Pendolino Intercity fast train.


Take the sites in at Krakow by seeing the Old Town area within the Planty greenbelt - an excellently preserved medieval city, St. Mary’s Church with the famous wooden altar, the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall, the ”Wierzynek” restaurant and the burgher houses, Wawel hill - dominated by the Cathedral, the Castle and the defense towers. 


You will visit Wieliczka Salt Mines, a unique venue full of marvelous chambers excavated and sculpted in rock salt, listed at UNESCO World Heritage, world class attraction, only two places of this kind are available all over the world, one in Austria, one next to Krakow. This tour includes the most beautiful chambers with St. Kinga Chapel, the biggest mine chapel in the world.


Full Day (14 hour) tour to include:

  • English speaking assistant
  • Return transfer to Warsaw Central Railway Station
  • 1st class Intercity train service to/from Krakow
  • Transportation in Krakow by mini bus
  • Entrance fee to Wieliczka Salt Mine & lift down to mine
  • 3 course lunch in a local Krakow restaurant including tea/coffee and water.


Tour Date Available: 22 May

Cost: 215 EUR

Minimum: 15**


To sign up and make payment arrangements, please email Aleksandra Parchimowicz with Select Poland DMC. You will need to mention the tour you are interested in, date and group name SFPE.



Aleksandra Parchimowicz
Project Manager
T: +48 228 628 755, +48 226 330 792;
+48 226 334 968 e. 108
F: +48 228 628 756
M: +48 660 943 238
A: Kaniowska 23 A, 01-529 Warszawa, Polska



** A minimum of 15 people must be signed up in order for the tours to be held on 22 & 26 May



Full Day Warsaw City Tour

During this nostalgic panoramic city tour you will enjoy a walking tour passing by the Castle Square, King Sigismund's Column, St. John's Cathedral, the Old Town Market Square and the Barbican. The Old Town (originally built in 14th and 15th centuries, totally destroyed during WWII and carefully raised from the ruins between 1945-1955) currently is listed at UNESCO World Heritage, but it is also a heart of the city, full of galleries, cafés and restaurants and with one of the symbols of Warsaw - Royal Castle.


Full Day (6 hours) city tour to include:

  • Transportation in mini bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to visit the Royal Castle to include obligatory headphones and local guide
  • 3 course lunch in a Warsaw local restaurant, including tea/coffee and water. 


Tour Date Available: 21 May

Cost: 67 EUR**

Minimum: 15


To sign up and make payment arrangements, please email Aleksandra Parchimowicz with Select Poland DMC. You will need to mention the tour you are interested in, date and group name SFPE.



Aleksandra Parchimowicz
Project Manager
T: +48 228 628 755, +48 226 330 792;
+48 226 334 968 e. 108 
F: +48 228 628 756 
M: +48 660 943 238
A: Kaniowska 23 A, 01-529 Warszawa, Polska 


** Price is based on a minimum of 15 people per a tour and price may increase if minimum is not met.

Explore In and Around the Town of Warsaw

Copernicus Science Centre
Copernicus Science Centre is a kingdom of experiments, where every visitor can discover nature’s mysteries, conduct experiments on their own and, above all, have a lot of fun.

National Stadium
The largest and most modern multi-functional arena in Poland comes with a municipal park, sight-seeing tours and family food options.

Palace in Wilanow
The summer residence of King Jan III Sobieski is a wonderful representation of European Baroque, surrounded by a grandiose, Italian garden and a romantic park in English style.

Palace of Culture and Science
Completed in 1955, the Palace is the embodiment of Socialist Realist architecture and the tallest building in Poland, offering spectacular views of the city.

Places related to Frederic Chopin

The highlights include Holy Cross Church where Chopin’s heart is interred, the cutting-edge biographical museum, and the memorial in Royal Baths Park.

Royal Baths Park
Established in the 17th century, Royal Baths Park is a palace-garden complex that serves as a museum, a place of cultural events and a favorite place for walks.

Shopping in Warsaw
Warsaw offers over 20 shopping malls open 7 days a week, featuring local and foreign brand stores as well as numerous cafés, restaurants and places of entertainment.

Warsaw’s Old Town
The historic centre of Warsaw, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is a lively place full of cosy alleys, squares, galleries, cafés and restaurants.

Warsaw Rising Museum
Being one of the most visited places in Warsaw, this modern museum guides visitors through interactive displays, video footage and photographs from Warsaw Uprising in 1944.





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