The aim of the Congress has always been to identify phenomena and trends of key importance to the future of the economy and the prospects of its development.
Business – both large and small, traditional and innovative, domestic and global – has accepted the three-day meeting in Katowice as an effective and fruitful platform for establishing direct B2B contacts.
This combination of functions – in fact making up the mission of the European Economic Congress – has been and continues to be unique in the event industry, which has been confirmed time and again by the participants of subsequent editions of the Congress (whose number reached 15 thousand). There were hundreds of thousands of observers of the congress events. The recommendations of the Congress – taken into account by investors, managers and politicians – have changed our reality in a real way.
The year 2020 has been a time of particularly serious challenges for the economy and the meetings industry, as well as for the history of the EEC. Our reality has changed radically and rapidly, regardless of anyone’s will and in a way that no one had foreseen, and the social and economic effects of what the COVID-19 pandemic brought about are unlikely to disappear soon.
Under those extreme conditions, the European Economic Congress has remained true to its mission, which it keeps pursuing with the use of new tools, models and channels of communication.
In May and June, there were events held under the banner of EEC Online, which sparked extraordinary interest and attracted the attention of hundreds of thousands of audiences. As eecpoland.eu, we broadcasted recordings of webinars, presentations, conversations and online debates on the economy that was looking for answers to basic questions then. At the same time, the programming of the September Congress was carried out. The event was held “live” at the International Congress Centre in Katowice on 2–4 September 2020 – needless to say, with the observance of the safety rules in force at the time and using modern technologies to provide open access to congress events and content, while ensuring interactivity and media coverage on an unprecedented scale.
The 12th European Economic Congress is now over. Many of its topics have, understandably, gained a strong new context, and the agenda of the three-day meeting has retained its diversity and abundance, allowing us to face the most important challenges of today – including those, the importance of which has not been cancelled out by the current problems arising from the pandemic.
Thank you for being with us in such great numbers. We would like to invite you today to take part in the future, 13th edition of the European Economic Congress.