10-12 may 2017 r.
International Conference Center, Katowice, Poland
The ninth edition of the top business meeting in Central Europe is scheduled to take place on 10-12 May 2017 at the International Congress Centre in Katowice. We encourage you to mark it in your calendar today so that we can come together in Katowice next spring.
At a time when Europe is struggling with internal crises and is on the lookout for new forms of co-operation, the Congress remains a forum for open debate, confronting the new reality in which we build economic relations in Europe and across the world, as well the strength of the Polish economy and individual businesses.
Each year, the European focus of the Congress is enriched with a global context brought in by participants from other continents, allowing the list of international debates and meetings to expand.
We are committed to an open attitude towards the diversity of opinions, environments and political options.
The agenda for the 9th EEC is currently being prepared by a broad group of experts and consultants.
We wish to invite all those of you who care about the Polish and European economy to contact us and share your suggestions, ideas and proposals.
Please find below the thematic scope. We are open to your suggestions and opinions.
A new capitalism - but what kind?
Do we need to save capitalism from itself? - an attempt at a diagnosis. Economic liberalism is subject to a crossfire of criticism. If not economic freedom and the market, then what? Growth, yes, but not at all costs - in search of balance. Sustainable development in a new context. The economy's social responsibility: environment, healthcare, ethics. Migration, crises and the European job market. New answers to the old question: how much state intervention in the economy? The state as a regulator and creator of economic policy, company owner and investor - what does the free market say?
A different Europe in a different world
A new plan for Europe needed - the status quo no longer works. What does the European option associated with the free market in the economy and democracy in politics have to offer? The economy in Europe after Brexit. Repercussions for economic exchanges, the European job market and finance. Likelihood of other exits - a deterrent effect? Possible changes in European cohesion policy.
The 4th Industrial Revolution - our present reality
The exhaustion of available levers of economic growth. The knowledge-based economy and the European growth model. Reindustrialisation - in theory and practise. Modern industry as a foundation for development - towards European specialisations. How is value created in the economy today? - international division of labour and world superpowers in the light of technological progress. Facets of innovation - importance of the R&D sector in European industry. How to fund and sell it, or innovation in the market. Digitisation of the economy - pitfalls and opportunities. Information and big data management as a challenge to business, administration and citizenship.
Man in the centre - economy, market, labour
Work, workers and the hierarchy of values in the economy. Man is most important - from catchphrase to management. Brain potential, i.e. human resources in the European economies. Qualifications determine development prospects. Disproportion, internal diversification and the openness of the European job market. Migration, the brain drain, competition for the most talented. How are the technologies of the future changing private and professional lives? XYZ, or a new generation of workers - an asset or a liability? How to educate for the market in an era of constant change? Social capital, a deficit good.
Creativity and entrepreneurship
Role of the private sector in the development of the market and the economy. Ideas that change the world - creative power in the economy and social life. Mission versus profit - an apparent contradiction. A culture of entrepreneurship vs. corporate efficacy. The role of leaders in contemporary business organisations: personality and ethical standards, decisions and their consequences. A state of war or co-operation? - issue of trust in private business.
The future of Europe
Man, job market and the economy
Innovation, digital economy, start-ups
Global economic co-operation
Investment, foreign expansion
Infrastructure, transport, construction
Local governments and municipal engineering
Real property market
Finances and the law
The agenda for the 9th EEC is currently being prepared by a broad group of experts and consultants, including individuals affiliated with the Congress and those planning to attend it for the very first time. We wish to invite all those of you who care about the Polish and European economy to contact us and share your suggestions, ideas and proposals.
Registration for the EEC2017 will be available soon.