11th EEC. The largest economic event in Central Europe runs in Katowice!
The high profile three-day 11th European Economic Congress (EEC) begins today in the International Congress Centre and Spodek Arena in Katowice. It is the largest economic event in Central Europe which includes debates, discussions and events, among them the European Start Up Days. Each year, guests from the worlds of politics, economics, science and business participate in the conference to listen to several hundred panelists.
For the 11th time participants of the Congress will share knowledge and exchange experiences as well as discuss the key topics for the European economy. Among other subjects to be discussed is the future of the European Union after the upcoming European Parliament elections. The participants will also touch the topic of the role of young people in transforming Europe and the future of the European Union and correlations between technologies and economic and social development. The international economic cooperation or sustainable development issues will be also the discussed during these days. One of the most important parts of the event will be European Start-Up Days, featuring over 250 start-ups from over the Europe.
Among the participants you will meet former President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Vice Presiden of European Investment Bank Vazil Hudák, Polish Deputy PM and Minister of Science and High Education Jarosław Gowin, Minister of Enterprise and Technology of Poland Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Investment and Development of Poland Jerzy Kwieciński, Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Konrad Szymański, Minister of Transport of Latvia Talis Linkaits, Minister of Transport and Communications of Lithuania Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Energy of Lithuania Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and his Polish counterpart Krzysztof Tchórzewski. Globally, hundreds of speakers will take part in nearly 150 panels, debates and events!
The previous, 10th anniversary edition of the European Economic Congress (14-16 May 2018) attracted a record number of over 11,500 participants. This year, we expect more than 12,000 guests!