Second day of EEC 2011 in brief

The European Economic Congress 2011 in Katowice is the largest business event in Central Europe. Today, during the second day, it gathered almost 500 panelists in 50 sessions and discussions. More than 10 of the sessions were devoted to energy matters.

The second important topic concerned finances. Panelists discussed, among others, condition and prospects of the Euro zone, EU’s new financial outlook for 2014-2020 and bank systems – security mechanisms.

Thematic debates were also about Knowledge and Innovation Community (research, implementation, innovation in the education field of CC PolandPlus in the consortium of KIC InnoEnergy). Additionally, today was the second day of the Fifth International Conference City 2011: city space management – event accompanying the EEC 2011 organized by Jan Olbrycht – Member of the European Parliament.

The sessions of the first day of the European Economic Congress 2011 took place in eleven venues across the City. Among invited panellists were Staffan Nilsson, Chairman of the European Economic and Social Committee; Günter Verheugen, EU Commissioner for Enterprises and Industry from 2004 to 2010, and EU Commissioner for Enlargement from 1999 to 2004; Jerzy Buzek, Chairman of the European Parliament; Georg Milbrandt, Prime Minister of Free State of Saxony from 2002 to 2008; Pilar Solans, Corporate Treasurer of the City of Barcelona

The hundred issue-based sessions, debates and accompanying events is attended by approximately 6 000 guests from Poland and abroad.