The 12th European Economic Congress will be held on 2-4 September. At the same time the European Tech and Start-up Days, for 5 years accompanying the largest economic event in Central Europe, has been postponed on 3-4 September 2020.
With WHO announcing the COVID-19 pandemic and the Health Minister of the Republic of Poland issuing the Ruling of March 13th on declaring the state of epidemic threat, safe and responsible organisation of the European Economic Congress in Katowice and the European Tech and Start-up Days in Q2 2020 has become impossible.
The current situation is definitely going to be discussed at the European Economic Congress 2020. At the moment it is difficult to predict how the pandemic will develop and what will be its consequences. We believe that on 2-4 September the 12th edition of the largest business meeting in this part of Europe will take place in the same form as ever – among a large and international community of knowledgeable participants. On 3-4 September communities interested in economic and technological development will have an opportunity to connect at the 5th edition of European Tech and Start-up Days accompanying the Congress.
The European Economic Congress will also include: an EEC project – Leaders of the Future as well as award galas of the Top Communal Investments, Investor without Borders and Start-up Challenge competitions.
The European Economic Congress remains the largest event of its kind on the economic scene of Central Europe. More than 12 thousand participants of the Congress and 3 thousand guests of the European Start-up Days is a scale unattainable for other events. At the same time, the Congress retains its opinion-forming character, combining the participation of distinguished guests from Poland, Europe and the world with accessibility and openness.
The participants of the Congress are mainly entrepreneurs and managers - both global concerns and smaller domestic companies. The list of Guests includes for years the most important European politicians, representatives of economic ministries of Polish governments, local government officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations and scientists.
The Congress evolves to meet the expectations of new Guests. PTWP, as the EEC organizer, draws conclusions from the annual surveys of participants, and also uses the experience gained in organizing other events.
The agendas of successive congresses cover a range of economic topics in their socialand political contexts. Plenary sessions determine the main directions of the congress debate, which is developed in a specialised way by panel meetings of specialists. In total, the agenda of the last edition included 200 sessions and panels.
The preliminary, open list of priorities for 2020 includes such issues as
- New technologies and innovation
- digitisation of the economy and cyber-security issues
- sustainable development and climate protection
- new energy and energy transformation
- infrastructural investments and foreign investors
- labour market and education.
The thematic scope is created in the course of dialogue with partners, experts and future participants of the Congress. The agenda is gradually enriched over the course of several months and changed in order to keep it up to date until the event begins.
The conceptual and programmatic work has already begun. We invite you to cooperate with us, i.e. to submit ideas and topics - important, inspiring or controversial.