– It's the eleventh time that we're meeting with opinion leaders in international circles at the European Economic Congress in Katowice. On 13-15 May 2019 we'll be sharing experiences and knowledge, discussing the key issues for the European economy, matters of importance for the development of Poland as well as problems and challenges in business from the point of view of the “average entrepreneur” – says Wojciech Kuśpik, President of the PTWP Group, the founder of the European Economic Congress.
Among the events accompanying the 11th European Economic Congress will be a meeting of young and innovative businesses with representatives of corporations during the 4th European Start-up Days (14-15 May 2019) and the 5th edition of the EEC Project – Leaders of Tomorrow, which encourages young people to become involved in public life, inspires them to act and promotes active civic attitudes.
The previous, 10th anniversary edition of the European Economic Congress (14-16 May 2018) attracted a record number of over 11,500 participants. The European Start-up Days, held in the neighbouring Spodek Arena, was visited by over 2,500 people, while the EEC Project – Leaders of Tomorrow welcomed 2,000 students.
A wide range of topics covers a number of main areas, which results in more than one hundred debates, sessions, meetings and other events. This year’s debate will tackle such themes as the role of young people in transforming Europe and the future of the European Union, correlations between expansive technologies and economic and social development, international economic cooperation or sustainable development issues.