EEC 2020

The European Economic Congress in 2019.

The 12th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice is to take place on 18-20 May, 2020. With new forms available, the event will combine innovation and tradition and be even more attractive. Part of what is new will concern the accompanying event - European Tech and Start-up Days.

  • The European Economic Congress has been held since 2009.
  • Several thousand guests from Poland, Europe and the world participated in last year's edition.
  • In 2020 dynamized panel programmes are expected to be put in use.

The 12th European Economic Congress, the largest economic event in Central Europe, is to be held on 18-20 May, 2020, in the International Congress Centre and the Spodek Arena in Katowice. For the 5th time the event is going to be accompanied by European Tech and Start-up Days.

- The incoming 12th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice will combine tradition and innovation. Nothing will change in terms of the quality of the event, and yet a few things are going to be done differently, in a more attractive way - says Wojciech Kuśpik, CEO of the PTWP Group organizing the European Economic Congress in Katowice and European Tech and Start-up Days.

- The new forms will be visible, among others, in dynamized programmes of panel discussions. The arrangement of debate and meeting spaces, the role of reference materials, the presence in social media - all this to a larger extent is going to be dependent on partners of the Congress and matters discussed at the event - he adds.

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Every year the agenda of the European Economic Congress in Katowice includes a wide range of economic subjects discussed from their social and political perspective. Plenary sessions lead the way for panel meetings attended by experts.

The 12th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice will revolve around the following subjects:

  • European Green Order - aims, tools and effects of the climate protection policy and its influence on competition in the economy;
  • transformation of the energy sector and auxiliary technologies;
  • development of reusable energy technologies and electro-mobility;
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industry 4.0. Digital technologies transforming the world;
  • business models transforming the traditional economy, e-commerce, new consumer;
  • global expansion of businesses; sustainable, intelligent development of cities, tackling smog, mobile revolution;
  • foreign investment, domestic leaders, managing corporations vs. experience of start-ups.

- The above subjects constitute our point of departure. The agenda is being continuously developed by means of a dialogue with our partners, experts and participants of the Congress. Gradually developed over a course of a few months, the agenda is changing in order to remain relevant on the opening day of the event - explains Wojciech Kuśpik.

The European Economic Congress has for years integrated communities interested in the economic and technological development. For the 5th time the event is going to be accompanied by European Start-up Days, which - according to participants - is the most effective platform where new, creative businesses interact with their well-established and prosperous counterparts interested in the latest technological advancements.

- The incoming edition of the platform is going to be held under the new name “European Tech and Start-up Days”. The “Tech” in the name highlights the significance of technology serving as a bridge for businesses, irrespective of their scale or experience - explains Wojciech Kuśpik.

The 2020 European Economic Congress is also going to be accompanied by: the EEC project - Leaders of the Future, a platform where young people can meet their role models, final galas of the Top Communal Investments, Investor without Borders and Start-up Challenge competitions.

The last, 11th edition of the European Economic Congress in Katowice (13-15 May, 2019) was attended by over 12,500 people representing business, including the largest corporations, big, small and micro businesses as well as representatives of the administration, local government and scientists. The accompanying 4th edition of European Start-up Days (14-15 May, 2019) was attended by over 3,000 people interested in inspirations for a new business.

The three day long European Economic Congress held in Katowice includes debates, meetings and co-occurring events attracting over 12,500 guests from Poland, Europe and the world. Each year over 150 sessions are attended by around 1,000 speakers, members of the European Commission, prime ministers and representatives of European governments, presidents of the largest companies, scientists, practitioners and decision makers influencing society and the economy.

In an open public debate leaders of opinion discuss subjects of paramount importance from the perspective of the development of Europe. The European Economic Congress is recognized as the most representative forum for the debate about the future of the continent. Thesis proposed by key speakers are often quoted and widely commented.

The European Economic Congress is accompanied by European Tech and Start-up Days - an event integrating new innovative businesses with representatives of corporations, attended by over 3,000 people.

The European Economic Congress, since its first edition in 2009, has been organized by the PTWP Group.

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