September of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship

More than 1 800 registered participants, 100 foreign guests, almost 50 panel sessions, 13 additional events and the Business Expo fair covering the area of 600 sq. meters – these are the numbers of the III European Congress of Small and Medium – Size Enterprises which will start in less than one month in Katowice.

The most important meeting of SME sector in Europe will gather entrepreneurs, science and politics representatives, business environment institutions and media. „We are proud to see the growing interest in our congress year on year. To meet the participants expectations, we bring up issues and problems that are crucial for doing business in Poland and abroad. By the end of August, more than 1 800 guests have already registered for the event, what shows the this year’s edition will gather numerous participants over again” – Tadeusz Donocik, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, the organizer.

Apart from finance and investment topics as well as banking, tools of management support, development of new technologies and international cooperation, the third edition of the congress most popular panels refer to design, marketing, public relations, business activity of youth and women. On the first day of the Congress (16th of September 2013), the “Entrepreneurship is a woman” discussion will be held and organized with Embassy for Women Entrepreneurship Foundation. On the last day of the event (18th of September), workshops concerning mobile marketing solutions, cloud computing and modern devices for business-to-business services will take place.

The inaugurational session will be opened by Bronisław Komorowski, president of the Republic of Poland. Participation in the event was also confirmed by Janusz Piechociński – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy of Poland; Jerzy Buzek, member and former Pesident of the European Parliament; Elżbieta Bieńskowska – Minister of Regional Development of Poland; Ewa Kopacz – Marshal of the Polish Seym; Gordan Maras – Minister for Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Republic of Croatia; Maria Grapini – Minister for SMEs, Business Environment and Tourism of Romania; Igor Prasolov – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine; Johannes Hahn – European Commissioner for Regional Policy; Antonio Tajani – Deputy President of the European Commission and the Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship; Madi Sharma – Member of the European Economic and Social Committee; Joanna Drake – European Commission’s Director for the Promotion of Competitiveness of SMEs; Nadezhda Neynsky – Member of the European Parliament and President of the SME Union; Wilfried Martens – President of the European People’s Party and Prime Minister of Belgium between 1979 and 1992.

The registration is open by 11th of September ( Participation in the congress is free of charge.