6th European Economic Congress 2014 in Katowice

The 6th European Economic Congress in Katowice took place from Wednesday to Friday this week. It was a three-day series of debates and meetings with the participation of six thousand guests from Poland, Europe and the world. Each year, several hundred panelists take part in nearly one hundred sessions and the Congress is attended by EU Commissioners, Prime Ministers and representatives of governments of European states, presidents of the largest companies, scientists and practitioners, as well as decision-makers, who exert a real influence on economic and social life in the whole Europe.

The 6th European Economic Congress in Katowice – another edition of the most important business event of Central Europe took place on 7-9 May 2014. The date is important due to a number of reasons. The Congress took place exactly 10 years after the greatest enlargement of the European Union has taken place in the history of the Community. It was then when ten states, including countries of Central Europe and the Baltic Republics, accessed the European Union.

The key sessions of the 6th EEC took concern of the challenges that the enlarged European Union has to face up to on the brink of a new decade. The panels included: energy, reindustrialization, climate policies, free trade agreements, foregin investments and migration. This year’s forum was also directed towards the USA, China and Africa as partners and competitors on the world’s markets.

The main guest list included Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Deputy President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek, Minister of Polish Economy Janusz Piechociński, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Economy of Hungary Zoltán Cséfalvay, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Integration  Laszlo Andor, and Pakistan’s Minister for Trade Khurram Dastgir Khan.

The event is organised annually by PTWP Group.



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