Poznań International Fair (MTP) was established in 1921. It is one of the trade show organizers with the longest history. Presently the Poznań International Fair organizes over 80 events every year – different trade shows prepared for over 100 sectors of the economy. Every year it attracts over 500,000 visitors and more than 10,000 exhibitors.
The General National Exhibition (PeWuKa) was organised in 1929 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Poland’s independence. The exhibition presented the economic, cultural, scientific and political achievements of a country that was present on the map of Europe very briefly, merely for a decade, after many years of political non-existence.
The exposition showcased in 112 buildings was divided into 32 sections. From May to September 1929 (for 138 days) PeWuKa grounds were visited by four and a half million people, including 200,000 foreign guests. Never before and never after did Poles organise such robust exhibition that can be compared today only to EXPO world exhibitions.