<strong>The 15th European Economic Congress will start in less than a month</strong>

The 15th European Economic Congress will start in less than a month

Three days full of discussions about what makes Poland, Europe and the world tick. 168 debates, followed by the final competition ceremony or the European Young Leaders Forum. It is reported by Upmp.news.

All of this in the company of recognized authorities and experts, European Commissioners, decision-makers, CEOs of large companies, entrepreneurs, academics and media. It is less than a month until the 15th European Economic Congress (EEC), which will take place on 24-26 April at the International Congress Centre in Katowice. The line-up of speakers is expanding with new names.


The strength of the European Economic Congress every year lies in the experts and practitioners who look at modern economies and societies from different perspectives and in the most important contexts of our time. The conclusions from the discussion in the opinion group are ready-made recommendations for effective solutions, diagnoses and advice for decision-makers, inspiration and good practices to be applied. – The experience, knowledge and views of our experts clash in numerous multi-topic debates. Their opinions, representing different points of view, are heard in the public discourse thanks to the annual wide participation of the media interested in the Congress. Equally important are the meetings that take place alongside the panels and bring new valuable contacts, business cooperation or the basis for interesting projects. For all of this, it is worth being in Katowice and keeping abreast of the most important issues of our time, – says Wojciech Kuspik, President of the PTWP Group, initiator and organizer of the Congress.

The 15th European Economic Congress will be inaugurated with a session entitled “The New European Economy in a New World”, during which experts will discuss Europe’s role, opportunities and tactics in the context of a changing environment and challenges in climate, energy, logistics or the global economic situation. The inaugural session will focus on ensuring energy, raw materials, food and medicine security. They will discuss the conditions necessary to stop the relocation of production activities outside the EU. Invited guests will discuss Europe’s position in the global race at the new stage of the superpower competition.

The inaugural debate and plenary sessions will outline the multi-stream nature of the debate at the Congress. Over the three days, there will be plenty of space for the green transformation of the economy and the challenges of transforming the energy sector, as well as for new technologies, innovation and digitalization. Ukraine will also be an important topic, with panelists focusing on its future in the European arena and the reconstruction of this war-torn country. In total, 168 sessions will be held, with as many as 18 debates running simultaneously at the peak.

Many foreign guests, including European Commissioners, have already confirmed their participation in the event. The debate will be attended by: Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Budget and Administration, and Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Forecasting.


Among the speakers are: Saad Saleh Alsaleh, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Republic of Poland; Yorho Chatzimarkakis, President of Hydrogen Europe; Anders Kh. Eide, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Poland; Karel Hirman, Minister of Economy of Slovakia; Oleksandr Kravchenko, Managing Partner of McKinsey Kyiv Office; Mindauhas Liutvinskas, Deputy Minister of Finance of Lithuania; Poroshenko Petro Oleksiiovych, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2009-2010, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in 2012, President of Ukraine in 2014-2019, Kira Rudik, Ukrainian manager, parliamentarian and head of the Głos party, and Anastase Shyaka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the Republic of Poland, Katharina Sikow-Magni, Director for Green Transformation and System Energy Integration, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission; Miroslav Skrzyvanek, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and Yulia Svyrydenko, First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine.

Among the distinguished guests, there are the representatives of business, politics and leading institutions: Brunon Bartkiewicz, President of ING Bank Śląski; Waldemar Buda, Minister of Development and Technology; Malgorzata Bonikowska, President of the Centre for International Relations, President of THINKTANK; Pawel Borys, President of the Polish Development Fund; Dariusz Blocher, Member of the Supervisory Board of Budimex; Halyna Brdulak, Professor at the Warsaw School of Economics, Member of the UN GCP Programme Board; Joanna Burnos, Founder of the LEADERIS Institute, Member of The Alliance of Her; Jerzy Buzek, MEP; Tomasz Chrostny, President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection; Maryna Dubakina, President and Sustainability Director of IKEA Retail in Poland; Malgorzata Halonska-Sobotka, Dean of the Centre for Postgraduate Education, Director of the Institute of Healthcare Management at the Lazarski University, expert of the Polish Employer; Przemek Gdański, President of BNP Paribas Bank; Sebastian Jablonski, President of Respect Energy; David Jakubowicz, President of Tsekh; Marek Kaminski, Polish polar explorer, traveller, entrepreneur; Maciej Kawiecki, Stanisław Lem, President of the Institute of Poland’s Future; Katarzyna Kowalska, Vice President of KUKE; Adam Manikowski, Vice President of Żabka Group; Janusz Michalek, President of the Katowice Special Economic Zone; Henryk Orfinger, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dr Irena Eris; Justyna Orłowska, Prime Minister’s Commissioner for GovTech, Head of the GovTech Centre; Krzysztof Pawinski, President of Maspex Group; Katarzyna Rosenfeld, Non-Executive Director of Grantham, Member of the LiderShe Association; Bertus Servaas, President of VIVE Textile Recycling; Rafal Sonik, President of Gemini Holding; Pawel Szczeszek, President of TAURON Polska Energia; Krzysztof Schubert, Vice President of PKO TFI, Member of the UN High Level Council on Digital Cooperation (IGF); Tomasz Wolanowski, Vice President of ABB; Kamil Wyszkowski, National Representative, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network in Poland; Tomasz Zuchowski, Acting Director General of State Roads and Motorways.

The 15th European Economic Congress will be accompanied by award ceremonies. The next editions of the competitions will be determined: EEC Startup Challenge, Top Municipal Investments and Investor Without Borders, while the Green Initiatives ranking will also continue in an expanded formula.


Registration for this year European Economic Congress is available here: https://www.eecpoland.eu/2023/pl/rejestracja,1627/

15th European Economic Congress

April 24-26, 2023

Katowice, International Congress Centre