Katowice to host the 11th European Economic Congress

Katowice will host the 11th edition of the European Economic Congress. Scheduled to take place on 13-15 May, the largest economy-themed undertaking of this kind in Central Europe will gather 11,500 listeners from all over the world. The list of speakers will include prime ministers, ministers, experts, as well as high-ranking European officials. The meetings industry in Poland is among the topics on the agenda.

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In mid-May the International Conference Centre in Katowice will seat a remarkably prestigious and creative meeting of experts, politicians, and business representatives. This year’s European Economic Congress marks the already eleventh edition of the event composed of a series of debates, meetings and side events. According to organisers’ announcements this year it will feature close to 150 thematic sessions attended by 11,500 delegates not only from Poland and Europe, but also other destinations worldwide.

Renowned experts in the field of economy, economics, development and finances will speak during the panel discussions along with Polish and foreign politicians. Notable EEC 2019 guests include, i.a Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education, Andrzej Dera, Secretary of State of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, Cesar Guerra Guerrero, Director of the Secretariat of Economy (Mexico), Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of the Environment, Talis Linkaits, Minister of Transport (Latvia), Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications (Lithuania), Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012, as well as Ana Palacio, former Minister of Foreign Affairs (Spain). Recognised experts will also attend together with representatives of firms, state-owned companies, as well as global corporations.

Participants of thematic sessions staged as part of European Economic Congress will discuss challenges awaiting Europe and the future of the European Union. Panelists will also comment on the role young people play in transforming Europe and reflect on the correlation between expansive technologies and economic and social development. Finally, discussions will cover sustainable growth, cyber threats and artificial intelligence.

A special discussion panel will be dedicated to the meetings industry in Poland. Its attendees will debate the potential of the MICE market and the economic contribution of business tourism. There will also be no shortage of discussions about the latest event formats. Last but not least, participants will exchange views on the ways of attracting new events to Poland and taking advantage of their potential.

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