City of Lodz

The Conference will be held in Lodz, which is the former textile industry empire, currently known as the capital of Polish cinematography and the cultural centre.

For years, it has been known as "cinematographic center of Poland", due to its famous Lodz Film School whose students were 2 most famous polish directors: Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski, but also because of existance of many film production companies like Se-Ma-For.

The city is also known due to its multicultural roots and traditions. In years of its development, there has been put a great impact on city and its citizens by influence of polish, russian, german together with jewish cultures. That multicultural influence can be seen even today - mainly in architecture and regional cousine.


Piotrkowska street

One of the major tourist attractions in the city is Piotrkowska street, which is the main high-street of the city, and also one of the longest commercial thoroughfares in Europe.

Its length is 4.9 km, and now it has been changed to Lodz's showcase, with many restaurants, bars, institutions, clubs and shops. Along the Piotrkowska street, there are many beautiful building of post-industrial character. The majority of them come from 19th and the beginning of 20th century, when the biggest changes in Lodz happened.

Many of building facades has been renovated and now they are on of the biggest pride of Lodz. Its beginning is on the Liberty Square, where a big monument of Tadeusz Kosciuszko towers over the whole area of the square.




andel’s Hotel

The Conference venue, andel’s Hotel, is one of the most exclusive hotels in Lodz, situated in the central part of the city. It is located within the Manufaktura complex, in the historic building of the former spinning mill.

Besides a professional conference and events centre, the hotel features also the large SPA Fitness Centre and a glass-enclosed swimming pool with the view over the city.














Manufaktura is one of the biggest shopping, art and leisure centres in Poland and one of the most recognizable symbols of Lodz. It occupies the total area of 27 hectares, which is equivalent to the area of about 38 football fields.

The complex consists of 13 historic buildings and a newly built shopping mall made from glass and aluminium. The combination of modern architecture with the traditional industrial landscape preserves the unique historical atmosphere of the place, making it one of the most attractive spots on the city’s map.

Manufaktura is situated on the grounds of the old industrial complex created in the 19th century by a textile magnate named Izrael Ponzanski. The first mechanical weaving plant was built here in 1872 and during the next 25 years it developed into a huge complex of textile factories, including not only weaving plants, but also spinning mills, a bleachery, dyeworks, warehouses, a company store and a housing estate for thousands of workers. During the 1990s, after the political transition, the complex was liquidated and abandoned for several years. In 1999, the post-industrial complex was bought by the foreign investors and the process of its revitalisation started. The renovation and modernization works continued over the next few years and resulted in the opening of Manufaktura, a new cultural and commercial centre, in 2006.