On 9 January 2018, SOIT Members held a General Assembly during which they reviewed the last two years of activity and elected the Association’s Management Board for the 2018-2019 term.
The start of the new year for SOIT is a time of insightful reviews and conclusions for the next years of operation. The last two years were a period of deep internal changes, exceptional activities and new initiatives for the Association. The changes were part of the Association’s strategy and were aimed at strengthening the position of SOIT and member companies as leaders on the incentive travel market.
The first step was the strategic changes in the statute regarding membership criteria. The Ethics Committee was established – the new arbitration-consulting body of the Association. SOIT also refreshed its brand by introducing a new logo and visual identity. The image change was accompanied by the launch of a new website.
During the last two years SOIT has continued working on flagship projects, such as Columbus Day and co-organising Meetings Week Poland. In addition, SOIT became a Partner and engaged in the initiative “Industry Dialogue: Good Tender”, which resulted in the Marketing Communication Whitebook, which is a set of good practices and standards of effective cooperation between the Advertiser and the Agency. SOIT is responsible for preparing the tools and practical tips for tenders in the incentive travel category.
The latest completed project is the SOIT Code of Good Practice, which aims to lay down the rules of fair competition and define high ethical standards in business and relationships between employees, employers and customers on the incentive travel market.
The last two years have been very busy, but we managed to fulfil most of our plans. We were an exceptionally consensual Board, which was guided by a common goal. I would like to thank the members of the Management Board – Agnieszka Lewandowska, Łukasz Adamowicz, Cezary Wilemajtys and Krzysztof Pobożniak for the work, effort and time they devoted to the continued development of SOIT, said Sebastian Słoniewski, President of SOIT, summing up the 2016-2017 term.
On 9 January, the General Assembly of Members elected new SOIT Management for the new two-year term. Sebastian Słoniewski, CEO of OBP and Łukasz Adamowicz, Vice-President of BFC Group, remained on the SOIT Board. Joining the Management Board were Joanna Jabłońska (Managing Director, Activezone), Grażyna Grot-Duziak (Member of the Board, Weco Travel) and Agnieszka Słowik (President, Flower Travel). The General Assembly of Members also elected the members of the Ethics Committee and the Audit Committee.
The new Management Board faces challenges, such as coordinating Meetings Week Poland and celebrating the 10th anniversary of SOIT in 2019.
I will try to make our Association even stronger and more recognisable, but also one in which we all feel equal. Thanks to the choices made, we were given a mandate to continue our strategy and to actively change the image of SOIT. We will try to put more emphasis on active PR and Marketing, regulate matters related to the work of tour guides, and open ourselves to the part of the market that meets our criteria, announced Sebastian Słoniewski, President of the Management Board at SOIT.
Management Board 2018-2019
Sebastian Słoniewski – President
Łukasz Adamowicz – Vice-President
Joanna Jabłońska – Vice-President
Grażyna Grot-Duziak – Member of the Board
Agnieszka Słowik – Member of the Board
Ethics Committee 2018-2019
Audit Committee 2018-2019