In 2016 the Narrow Gauge Railways Meeting was held in Panevėžys, Lithuania. Representatives of Żnin Distict took part in the railway lovers meeting which had been held for the 26th time.
In was in Panevėžys that Żnin District was officially given the rights to organize the 27th edition of the Meeting. Every year the organizers are handed over a symbolic wooden plaque with the name of the event, which is placed in the central part of the event.
The selection of the host of the 2018 Meeting is an important point on the agenda. Romania and Russia competed to be the organizer, and the voters decided that they would meet in Romania.