The 5th European Economic Congress (EEC) will start again in less than two months. The organizer already presented a draft agenda as well as some names of guests which confirmed its presence in Katowice between 13th and 15th of May.
Two large, economic cooperation forums will also be accompanying the Congress: these are Europe – China and Africa-Central Europe meetings. The topics scope of this year’s EEC mostly includes transport, culture and business, medicine, municipal investments and smart solutions in cities, energy, finances, mining, metallurgy, chemistry, infrastructure transport, construction and real property, automotive industry, innovations. The Poland – the Czech Republic business meeting and a regional meeting of Health Protection Managers are also scheduled in the agenda.
The Congress usually takes place in several locations in the City. For the very first time, some debates will be held in the Helios cinema situated in the Altus building.
The European Economic Congress is the largest business event in Central Europe. It is a three-day series of debates, meetings and accompanying events with the participation of the most prominent personages of the worlds of politics, business, science and economics. The heretofore following guests confirmed the participation: Elżbieta Bieńkowska – Poland’s Minister of Regional Development, El Hadji Malick Gakou – Senegalese Minister of Trade, Industry and Informal Sector in the years 2012-2013, Marcin Korolec – Poland’s Minister of Environment, Jadranka Kosor – Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia in the years 2009-2011, Horst Köhler – President of Germany in the years 2004-2009, Ivan Mikloš – Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance in the years 2010-2012, Jaroslav Neverovič – Lithuania’s Minister of Energy, Anton Rop – Vice President of the Management Board of the European Investment Bank, Prime Minister of Slovenia in the years 2002-2004; Matti Vanhanen – Prime Minister of Finland in the years 2003-2010, CEO of the Finnish Family Firms Association, Günter Verheugen – European Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry in the years 2004-2010 and European Commissioner for Enlargement in the years 1999-2004.
This year, approximately 6 000 guests, both from Poland and from abroad, will take part in 100 thematic sessions, debates and events accompanying the EEC.
Since its first edition in 2009, the organizer of the European Economic Congress has been PTWP Group SA. Participation in the event is free of charge. Number of places is limited. Go to www.eecpoland.eu to register.