Katowice, 19 February 2015 – the 7th European Economic Congress in Katowice (EEC) – 20–22 April 2015 – will take place in just two months. Politicians, representatives of the Polish government and foreign governments, businessmen, presidents of the largest enterprises and other guests from Poland and abroad (Albania, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Kenya) keep confirming their participation in the event.
There are two months left until the European Economic Congress 2015 in Katowice opens. The following individuals have already confirmed their presence at the conference: Klajda Gjosha – Minister of European Integration, Albania; Jyrki Katainen – Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness; Rokas Masiulis – Minister of Energy, Lithuania; Janusz Piechociński – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Poland; Pavel Šolc – Deputy Minister for Energy and Industry, Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Czech Republic; Rafał Trzaskowski – Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland; and Monika Zbrojewska – Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Justice, Poland.
Special guests of the largest business event in Central Europe will also include: Siim Kallas – Estonian economist and politician, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Transport between 2010–2014; Horst Köhler – President of the Federal Republic of Germany between 2004–2010; Tomáš Malatinský – Adviser to the Prime Minister of Slovakia on Energy Security, Minister of Economy of Slovakia between 2012–2014; Ivan Mikloš – Slovak politician, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Slovakia between 2010–2012; Jaroslav Neverovič – Minister of Energy between 2012–2014, Lithuania; and Ian Taylor – Professor, University of St Andrews (Scotland).
The business world will be represented at the European Economic Congress 2015 in Katowice by the following individuals: Zdeněk Bakala – Co-Founder, BXR Group, Deputy Chairman of the Board, New World Resources Plc; Gérard Bourland – CEO, Veolia Group in Poland; Dirk Elvermann – Managing Director, BASF Polska; Surojit Ghosh – Member of the Board, ArcelorMittal Poland, Financial Director, ArcelorMittal Kazakhstan; Paweł Jarczewski – Chairman of the Board, Grupa Azoty SA; Dariusz Kacprzyk – Chairman of the Board, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK); Jan Kulczyk – Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Kulczyk Investments, Founder, CEED Institute; Paweł Olechnowicz – Chairman of the Board, CEO, Grupa Lotos SA (Lotos Group); and Herbert Wirth – Chairman of the Board, KGHM Polska Miedź SA.
The following individuals will also share their knowledge and experience during the 7th EEC: Bożena Lublińska-Kasprzak – Chairman of the Board, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP); Aleksandra Magaczewska – Chairman of the Board, Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu SA (Industrial Development Agency – ARP); Jarosław Neneman – Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Poland; George Ngethe Njenga – Dean, Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya; Dariusz Rosati – Member of the European Parliament, Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1996–1997, Poland; Piotr Wojaczek – Chairman of the Board, Katowicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna SA (Katowice Special Economic Zone); and Paweł Wojciechowski – Chief Economist, The Polish Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), Minister of Finance in 2006, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland between 2009–2010.
Regional authorities will be represented by Marcin Krupa – Mayor of Katowice, and Piotr Litwa – Voivode of Silesia, to name but a few. The content-related shape of the event is overseen by Jerzy Buzek – Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Parliament between 2009–2012, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland between 1997–2001, Chairman of the Council of the EEC.
Each year, the subject area of the European Economic Congress in Katowice is based on significant, current and often difficult topics that fully correspond to the changing reality. The work on the agenda of the largest business conference in Central Europe, which lasted several months, is now finished. Registration for the event has also begun – only within the first 24 hours over a thousand individuals have expressed their wish to take part in the 7th edition of the Congress.
The leading topics and issues of the 7th European Economic Congress in Katowice include: a debate under the heading “300 billion for the new Europe – the large-scale investment programme of the European Union”, as well as debates on: the role of the state in the economy; innovative Europe; challenges of the global economy; and new markets and new directions. There will also be an exchange of views and experience in the areas concerning industry and climate, as well as corporate social responsibility and young participants in the European labour market.
The agenda of the European Economic Congress 2015 provides an abundance of thematic sessions on particular sectors of the economy and public life, such as: energy and raw materials; infrastructure; transport; mining and the steel industry; the health market; construction and real property; investments; regional policy; management; the city; self-government; and the leisure industry.
During the 7th European Economic Congress in Katowice, global topics will assume the form of debates and special meetings. The above will include: the 3rd Africa – Central Europe Economic Cooperation Forum and the 4th Europe – China Economic Forum, as well as the 1st Poland – Countries of the Arabian Peninsula Economic Forum, and the annual Polish-Czech Economic Meeting.
The scheduled accompanying events will include presentation of PARP awards and “TOP Municipal Investments. Best investment practice in self-government” awards, as well as the presentation of the CSR Ranking 2015.