Over 12,5 thousand participants, 1000 speakers and 38 thematic sessions – the 11th edition of the European Economic Congress (EEC) has ended in Katowice. All thematic sessions were grouped into the following blocks:
- Main strands;
- Europe from scratch;
- Digitization and new technologies;
- Industry, investments, infrastructure;
- Energy and climate;
- Financial market;
- Transport, market, trade;
- Business, work, education;
- Cities, real estate, development;
- Other topics;
- Accompanying events – European Strat-up days.
There were both practitioners and representatives of economic departments among the speakers. The Polish government was represented by: Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education, Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology, Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Development and Krzysztof Tchórzewski, Minister of Energy. Lithuania was represented by: Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, Minister of Energy and Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communication, from Slovakia – Iveta Radičová, Prime Minister of Slovakia in 2010-2012, Latvia – Tālis Linkaits, Minister of Transport. The European Economic and Social Committee was represented by President Luca Jahier.
The European Business Club Poland was represented by President Janusz Cieślak, who took part in the inaugural session and panels such as: “New Union – a young Union: European social challenges and healthy economy”, “Logistics between Europe and Asia”, “The future of EU relations and Great Britain “,” Generational change in business “,” International expansion of Polish companies “,” Poland-China economic cooperation forum “,” Europe, what’s next? Strategic challenges “,” 2050 Poland for Generations “,” Poland in Europe “,” Year of Business Constitution from the perspective of the SME sector “.