The ceremonial opening of the Conference will take place at the Palace of the Poznański family on August 27, 2023 at 18.00

Walking tours around Lodz

Walking tours around Łódź will take place on August 29, 2023 at 17:30 and start from the conference venue. Each tour lasts from 60 to 90 minutes.
The participant should choose one of the offered trips that will take place simultaneously.

Łódź – the city of industrial heritage
During the tour we will visit some of the most important attractions and monuments of the city. As its history is deeply connected with the textile industry (Łódź was often called the Polish Manchester) we will visit some of the old industrial areas. Among others, the former industrial empire of Izrael Poznański, now the Manufaktura complex - a great example of revitalisation and a symbol of Łódź. The history of the Poznański family will be a perfect example to illustrate the process of creating (and losing) fortunes.

Łódź – the city of multicultural heritage
During the tour we will visit traces of the local history – the history of the city known as the city of four cultures. In the 19th century, Łódź was being built by Poles, Germans, Jews and Russians which resulted in a melting pot of cultures and religions. On the way, we will also visit the biggest and most splendid palace in Łódź, once property of Israel Poznanski, being called The Louvre of Łódź. Of course we shall also make a walk on Piotrkowska street, once a business street bustling with life, today a pedestrian zone full of ancient charm.

Łódź – the city of art
During its history, the city of Łódź was known as a 'revolutionary' city. Among other aspects of life, the most striking and visible is the art that was created here. One of the first modern art museums in the world was made in Łódź (just after New York!). Today, we are proud of the local Museum of Arts or Muzeum Sztuki (with a branch in the Manufaktura complex); but what makes Łódź famous is its local street art. Artists from the whole world come here to create big-scale pieces of art, bringing colour and wonder to pedestrians. On this tour, we will see a number of murals and several special installations (like The Passage of Rose created with thousands of small pieces of mirrors).

Concert at The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic

Walking tours end in the vicinity of The Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic, where we invite you to take part in a concert.

In 2015, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic became the first concert hall in Europe equipped with both a Baroque organ and a Romantic organ – two instruments fully independent of each other. The former, modeled on the one Johann Sebastian Bach used to play (a so-called Silbermann instrument) – will occupy the middle part of the wall behind the stage. It will be flanked by a bipartite Romantic organ with a portable console, which will enable comfortable cooperation with the symphony orchestra from a desired place on the stage. The organs are being built by a consortium of two companies: Rieger Orgelbau GmbH from Austria and Wegscheider Orgelbau from Germany. The concept of the organs was authored by Professor Ludger Lohmann, a distinguished authority on organ music, musician, and musicologist. The project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, the Regional Operational Programme for Łódź Province for the years 2007–2013, by the Marshall of Łódź Province, and by the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic from its own resources.

Gala dinner

The gala dinner will be held in the ballroom of the hotel Vienna House by Wyndham Andel's Lodz on August 31 at 20:00