Two months left to inaugurate the European Economic Congress (EEC) – the fourth edition of the most important business forum in Central Europe. Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament between 2009-2012 and Chairman of the EEC Programme Board, Wojciech Kuśpik, EEC initiator, City and region representatives presented the upcoming event last Friday.
The Congress will be held between 14th and 16th of May in Katowice. The last edition was partaken by over six thousand people. The same number of guests will attend the event this year. The organizer – PTWP SA, a Polish media group – expects also 900 speakers and 500 media representatives who will take part in more than 100 panel sessions.
Europe 2020, innovations, economic cooperation between Europe and China, energetic and climate protection policy of the EU will be the leading issues discussed at this season of the European Economic Congress, along with the finance, BPO, gas, Euro 2012, industries of mining, energy, automotive and property as well as telecommunications, media, food processing market, transport and infrastructure.
The inauguration of the fourth EEC’s edition will take place on 14th of May in the Krystyna Bochenek’s Katowice Center of Culture at 2 Sejmu Śląskiego Sq. There will be eleven locations of the sessions situated in the center of Katowice. “This year, we aimed at larger consolidation, which should have a positive influence on better integration of EEC guests” – said Wojeciech Kuśpik, EEC initiator and President of PTWP SA Group.
- This year’s locations:
– Krystyna Bochenek’s Katowice Center of Culture, 2 Sejmu Śląskiego Sq.
– Silesian Voivodeship Office, 25 Jagiellońska St.
– Angelo Hotel, 24 Sokolska St.
– Monopol Hotel, 5 Dworcowa St.
– Qubus Hotel, 13 Uniwersytecka St.
– Silesian Theater, 10 Rynek St.
– ING Bank Śląski, 34 Sokolska St.
– Biuro Centrum, 29 Mickiewicza St.
– Novotel Katowice Centrum Hotel, 16 Roździeńskiego Av.
– „Rondo Sztuki” Gallery, 1 Jerzego Ziętka’s Roundabout
– Goldstein Palace, 12A Wolności Sq.
“We plan to organize the sixth edition of the Congress in 2014 in the International Convention Center, which is currently being built near “Spodek” as a part of the new cultural district. It will provide better conditions for all sessions, debates and other congress events” – said Piotr Uszok, Mayor of Katowice.
Since the first edition of the EEC in 2009, the number of guests, debates and panelists has been increasing, the prestige of the event and the interest of the media and observers has been growing more and more. Advertising Value Equivalents of the last year’s event – which calculate what the equivalent amount of space, if paid for as advertising, would cost – totaled PLN 25 million.
Congress participation is free of charge, however it requires registration at www.eecpoland.eu. The organizers can help in terms of logistics and accommodation. Detailed agenda and list of panelists will be updated on the web site.