EEC 2020

European Economic Congress

2-4 SEP 2020

Let's meet at the International Congress Centre in Katowice!

The extraordinary character of this year’s Congress will derive not only from the possibility of direct talks but also from the wider perspective – the thematic sessions will be available also online.


EEC On-line

Before the European Economic Congress scheduled for September 2-4, 2020, we are going to host a few dozen of online debates about the new economic reality. To participate in EEC online we have invited over a hundred of representatives of the world of business, the government, local government as well as researchers and academics. The audience, apart from watching speeches, presentations, one on one discussions and session of comments comments, will also have the opportunity to ask questions in real time. Here are some issues we'll discuss in August.

  • 10:00-10:15

    Formal opening of EEC Online | Announcement of EEC scheduled for 2-4 September, 2020

    Welcoming and a short announcement of the incoming European Economic Congress scheduled for early September, taking place in the International Congress Centre.

  • 10:20-11:50

    Europe and Green Deal. Energy transition

    European Green Deal – EU's strategy of an economic growth in the face of new challenges. How will European Green Deal transform the economy and how will it affect its competitiveness? Revolution in industrial manufacturing, mobility and everyday life. The role of new technologies. Tools, mechanisms and the financing of European Green Deal. The European energy sector on its way to climate neutrality. The role of the energy sector in a sustainable economy. Trends in renewables and green technologies leading the direction of energy transition.

  • 12:00-12:30

    Financing the economy

    Finances and the investment potential of the EU in the face of the crisis. The role of a state, financial directions and possibilities on the stage of economic recovery. Needs, possibilities of the financial sectors, tools and risk assessment. The current condition of the banking sector vs. the security of the entire economy. What about the financing of innovations and technological development?

  • 12:35-12:55


    Trends determining the direction and pace of the digital transition of the economy. Economy of a digital era: leading industries, key technologies, management and effectiveness. People and competences, financial and institutional support in the context of accelerating digitalisation.

  • 13:00-13:15

    The Announcement of European Tech and Start-up Days 2020

    A few words about the thematic scope of European Tech and Start-up Days 2020 held on 3-4 September, 2020, in the International Congress Centre in Katowice.

  • 13:30-15:00

    The world of sport in new reality

    Numerous challenges lie ahead of sport during the pandemic. Both large and small sports facilities are currently grappling with a great deal of hardship. What does it take to organise a sports event nowadays? How are organisers adapting to the “new reality” What actually is the new reality of the world of sport?


EEC Online Speakers

    Valdis Dombrovskis

    Executive Vice-President, An Economy that Works for People, European Commission

    Michał Kurtyka

    Minister of climate

    Jerzy Buzek

    MEP, former PM of Poland

    Kazimierz Karolczak

    Chairman of the Management Board, Metropolitan Association of Upper Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin

    Piotr Arak

    Director, Polish Economic Institute

    Dominika Bettman

    CEO, Siemens Sp. z o.o.

    Jarosław Sroka

    Board Member, Kulczyk Investments

    Michał Motylewski

    Counsel, Dentons

    Janusz Jankowiak

    główny ekonomista, Polska Rada Biznesu

    Rafał Sonik

    CEO, Gemini Holdings Sp. z o.o.

    Kamil Szymański

    Associate Director, Head of Industrial Agency, Savills

    Marcin Seniuk

    Director, Startups Development Department, PARP

    Damian Zapłata

    Chief Commercial Officer, Allegro

    Marcin Korolec

    President, Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (Fundacja Promocji Pojazdów Elektrycznych)

    Mirosław Klepacki

    President, Managing Director, Apator SA

    Grzegorz Wachowicz

    Head of Sales and Marketing, RTV EURO AGD

ETSD 2020


European Start-up Days

Meeting of creators of global brands, business visionaries and explorers. A space integrating the environment of young entrepreneurs with experts, CEOs of large companies, investors and successful businessmen from various industries.

Katowice, International Congress Center - 3-4 of September 2020


  • Inspirations & Talks
  • Start-up challenge
  • Meeting area



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