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The 45th meeting of the Board of Directors took place in Kotor (Montenegro) from 24 to 26 April 2018. In addition to discussing the customary administrative issues, the Board approved with great satisfaction the excellent progress report presented by Krakow of the ongoing preparations for the World Congress to be held there 2-5 June 2019.
Exchange of experience and good practices implemented in historical cities, solutions for the development of tourism were some of the issues discussed during the first edition of Historical Cites 3.0 conference held on 1-2 March at the ICE Krakow Convention Centre.
The conference Green for Clean Air, organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland and Department of Ornamental Plants of University of Agriculture in Krakow, took place on February 20th, 2018. The aim of the event was to widely share the knowledge of great benefits that plants have on air quality and human health and well-being. City of Krakow was a partner of the conference.
On 29 January 2018 New Zealand Ambassador to Poland Mary Thurston met with Krakow Mayor Jacek Majchrowski on her first official visit in our city. Mary Thurston first came to Krakow last summer to study Polish for two months.
On Monday 22 January British Ambassador to Poland Jonathan Knott visited a tram service station in Podgórze to see the tram decorated with Scottish tartan designed for Kraków. The ambassador himself requested to visit one of Kraków tram depots and was eager not only to take a photo against this special vehicle but also to have a go at driving it.
250 people, representatives of several dozen libraries all over Poland, including many from Kraków and Małopolska region but also from abroad, participated in an international conference "Library at a Turning Point" on Friday 19 January. The event was organised in the ICE Kraków Convention Centre by Kraków Library together with Kraków Municipality.
On 1 January 2018 a tram decorated with Scottish tartan made its first run along Krakow streets. The tartan vehicle will most often appear on the lines 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 14, 19, and 20. We hope that by the end of 2018 - this is how long the tram is scheduled to operate – everybody will have had the opportunity to enjoy a ride. We also hope that the colorful vehicle will make the panorama of our city even more attractive.
OEES was held on 14 November 2017 in International Conference Center - ICE Kraków. Experts from the world of science, economy, culture and politics discussed modern economy.
On Sunday, 1 October Frank Ross Lord Provost of Edinburgh officially presented the tartan to Krakow’s Mayor Jacek Majchrowski. The tartan was weaved in Dalgleish - one of Scotland’s last traditional tartan mills.
In August 1944 Allied forces flew from Italy to drop supplies over Warsaw to help in the Warsaw Uprising. Many were shot down over Poland including, among others, Polish and Canadian pilots. 15 Canadian and 22 Polish pilots are buried at the Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków.