Prospects in Silesia: Smart Development

On 24th of February, Bluevine Consulting is organizing a conference “Smart Development. Prospects for social and economic development of Katowice and Silesian Voivodeship”. The event will take place in the Monopol Hotel at 5 Dworcowa St. in Katowice.

The seminar is another meeting within the series “Prospects in Poland” promoting Polish cities and their investment potential.

  • The aim of the conference in Katowice which will last half a day is:
    – to talk over the investment policy on the territory of the Silesia Metropolis paying particular attention to cooperation with business
    – to analyse investment potential of Katowice in the context of the changes made on a large scale in the City Center
    – to present companies which operate in the region and make large steps on the road of success
    – to present needs and expectations of representatives of the private sector towards local self-government
    – the strategy of creating an image of the Silesia Metropolis in the near future
    – the financing of investment, innovation and research projects
    – to define the most important challenges related to organization, logistics and law for the Silesia.

To the group of presenters Bluevine Consulting invited representatives of the authorities of Katowice and the voivodeship. The seminar will be also attended by advisers from the global consulting companies, lawyers, financiers and experts of business organizations. Equally important guests will be representatives of companies which have invested in the voivodeship.


3.00 – 3.15 p.m. Registration of participants of the seminar; welcoming coffee

3.15 – 3.30 p.m. Smart Development. Prospects for social and economic development of Katowice and Silesian Voivodeship
Key-note speech – Piotr Uszok, the Mayor of Katowice and the chairman of the
Management Board of the Silesia Metropolis.
Aleksandra Banasiak, Silesian Voivodeship

3.30 – 3.40 p.m.
Katowice time. Why to invest here?
Mateusz Skowroński, Katowice Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Strategic Investors,

3.40 – 4.10 p.m. Invest-in-Silesia – how to charm investors and bring them to Silesia
Presentation or panel discussion:
Tadeusz Adamski, Director of Economy Department, Silesian Voivodeship Marshall Office, Silesian Investor Assistance Centre
Representative of Katowice Special Economic Zone
Krzysztof Rogala, Katowice Mayor’s Plenipotentiary for Reconstruction of “Roundabout – Market” area
Marek Sienkiewicz, manager, Deloitte
Marcin Nowak, Eastern Europe DDS Centre Manager
Adam Matysik, Katowice Branch Director, HSBC Bank

4.10 – 4.25 p.m. Coffee break

4.25 – 4.50 p.m. In Silesia tomorrow begins today: smart, innovative metropolis
Presentation and conversation:
Maciej Grymowicz, Director, Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia
Jacek Legiewicz, Market Development Director, IBM

4.50 – 5.15 p.m. Smart Sustainable Development. The Silesian Metropolis on the road to sustainable development
Jean-Luc Darras, Realisation Director, RD Bud
Agnieszka Kalinowska-Sołtys, APA Wojciechowski
Janusz Olesiński, president, Silesia Residential Project
Ewa Mikos, Business Development Director, Siemens
Euro-Centrum Science and Technology Park

5.15 – 5.35 p.m. Money on success. Options of financing and re-financing property projects for entrepreneurs and local self-government
Presentation and conversation
Sven Torsten-Kain, member of the Management Board, BRE Bank Hipoteczny
Iwona Załuska, president, Upper Finance Consulting

5.35 – 5.45 p.m. In Silesia, that is where? The best places for new investments. Prices of properties. Renting rates
Property market analyst

5.45 – 6.00 p.m. Here people are the capital. Demographic picture of the Upper Silesia and development of production, sector of advanced technologies and services
Maciej Pustół, Regional Director, Adecco

6.00 p.m. Summary and end of the conference
Person in charge: Magda Konstantynowicz

6.05 p.m. VIP GALA

Participation in the conference in free of charge. Number of places is limited. To register go to or call: +48 22 528 69 47. Deadline for registration falls on 21st of February.